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Page Register of the Weather for Aug. 50 Vindication of the Style of Dr Description of Dunollie Caille, 51 Gillies

o Some Particulars concerning the Sketch of the Origin and Pro. ancient Irish Bara's

50": :gress of Dramatic Poetry in Inquiry concerning the Anti

Germany quity of the Bagpipe

54

Plan of Swift's Tale of a Tub Observations on the UTe of the similar to that of an old Ger. Sharp and Flat Third in the man Romance

93 Music of uncivilized Nations, Manners and Customs of the by Mr Marsden

Kofacs, from the Travels of Origin, Education, and Pro

MM. Pallas ånd Gmelin

94 gress, of a Modern Barrister Biographical Traits of the real before the Inferior Courts 57

Flaherty in the West Indian, 99 Inquiry concerning the Charac- On the Influence of Fashion ter of the Chinese

61 Memoirs of India by Warren Inftances of extraordinary Pre- Hastings, Esq.

102 fervation of Dead Bodies in

Letters of Mr Locke, upon Love their respective graves

and Matrimony

107 Letter from Lord Culpeper to

Numismata Scotiæ; or a Series Lord Clarendon on the occa

of the Scottish Coinage, by fion of Cromwell's Death

70

A. de Cardonnet, F. S. A. 109 Dr Franklin's Description of Anecdote of Panic and Cowar

the Interest and Policy of the dice in a brave Officer 113

Continent of America, 93 Account of the making of ParAn Egyptian Anecdote

tefan Cheese

115 Sume Particulars concerning Curious Hypothesis of . Z.

the Life and Character of Holwell, F. R. S. with reCaptain Cook

79

spect to Intelligent Beings 118 Sketch of the Life of the Comte Effects of Whiggism de Vergenne's

82 Obfervations on Erica's Chao Account of some of the more

racter of Dr Johnson 124 uncommon Animals of Russia 85 All for the Vant of Knowing Springs of Asphaltum and Sul. one another, by M. Imbert 125 phureous Lakes of Russia de

PoETAT fcribed

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A STÁTe of the BAROMETER in inches and decimals, and of Pae

renheit's THERMOMETER, in the open air, taken before sunrise, and the quantity of rain-water fallen, in inches and decimals, from the 31st of July 1786 to the zoth of August 1786, near the foot of Arthur's Seat.

Days, Ther.

Weather.

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9 10 It 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 29 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

29.725 29.729 29.5 29.375 29.475 29.825 29.87 29.8 29.75 29.725 29.29 29.375 29. 29.712 29.95 29.6 29.515 29.375 29. 175 29.4 29.7 29.85 30.025 29.99

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Clear.
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Ditto, small bower.
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Rain.
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Clear.
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Showers:
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1.40425 total rain. THERMOMETER.

BAROMETER 26-68 greatest height.

24-30.025 greatest height. 23-45 least height about sun-rise.

14-29 leaf height.

VIEWS IN SCOT AND.

Number Eighteenth.

DUNOLLIE CASTLE.

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THERE is no tradition respecting the time Dunollie Caftle was bailt:

It has been time immemorial the feat of the M.Dougals of Lorn,

and ftill continues fo. It is built on a high rock that almost over. hangs the sea, opposite to the island of Mull, in the division of Lora and conaty of Argyle. There is a remarkable rock in the neighbourhood of the Castle, known by the name of the Dog Stone, as reprefented in the draw. ing. It stands on plain ground, unconnected with any other rock; its height is nearly about seventy feet, and its diameter from twenty to twentyfve

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HT
ISTORIANS observe a profound rish were in those days, even arms

filence with respect to the Irish were less respected amongst them than bards, till Tighernmas succeeded to letters. the' monarchy (a. m. 2815.) This At a very diftant period, feminaprince, not less glorious in arms ries or colleges were instituted in than wise in council, being desirous different parts of the kingdom for the of confining every rank of his people education of the bards. within its proper sphere, ordained a The most celebrated of these col. fumptuary law, called Ilbreachta, for leges were founded at Clogher, Ar. that purpose. By this law, the pea- magh, Lismore, and Tamar; and, in santry, foldiers, and lower order of general, all the eminent schools dethe people, were to have their gare lectably situated, which were esta: ments of but one colour; military blished by the Christian clergy in the officers and private gentlemen two; 5th century, were erected on the commanders of battalions three ; bea- ruins of those colleges. tachs, brughnibbs, or keepers of It was in those seminaries that houses of hospitality, four; the prin- the Druids instilled into the minds cipal nobility and knights five ;' and of the Bards the rudiments of hithe Ollamhs, or dignified bards, fix; story, oratory, and laws, thro' the which was only one colour less than medium of poetry, in which was was worn by the royal family. Can wrapped all the knowledge of those that nation be deemed barbarous in ages. The course of a Bard's eduwhich learning shared the next ho- cation was feldom completed in less nours to royalty? Warlike as the l. than twelve years.

Soos * From Waller's Hilorical Memoirs, 4to, just published.

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