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3 tys at the Interments of some 51. Descriptio Insularum Orchadia.

Kings and Queens of England. rum per Johannem Ben. 38. A Colle&ion of the Officers of 52. Camdinea i. e. Examen normal. in the Queen of England, over all. Jorum a Gulielmo Cambdeno in

England and Wales, with their Britannia fua pofitorum per
Fees.

Da. Humium. 39. Collectanea Domini Davidis 53. Gelta Gordoniorum et Souza.

Lindsay, Militis, Leonis, Regis. landorum 2 , libris de rupta,
Armorum.

Quorum prior, Huntilzi Face 40. Injunctions set forth by Sir Da. liæ Res geftas, a Johanse le. vid Lindsay, Knight, King at

rerio Pedemontano, conscrips Armes, to be observed by OM complectitur.

cers of Armes, within the King. 54. Posterior Southerlandiz Cami:. dom of Scotland.

tum Originem et Incrementa, 41. Roberti Forman Fæcialis, M. S. Vitas et Řes, Bello Paceo: geit42. Several Books with the Coats as tradit, in quo multa Notar

of Armes of the antient Nobility digna in Regionibus Scotiz zl. of Scotland, in their proper

tra Caledonios a Scriptoribus Coleurs.

nostris vel leviter ta&a vel ps. 43. Some Coats of the Nobles and nitus omiffa fusius explicantur;

Gentry of Scotland, in black Authore Alexandro Rollzo A. and white cryoned.

berdonenfi Scoto. 44. The Diary of Robert Birrel, 55. Dalglielhi, his Collections of the

Burgess of Edinburgh, contain Scotish History. ing diverse Passages of State, 56. Nomenclator Buchannani Hiand other memorable Accidents toriæ Scotorum. from the. 15320 year of our 59. Maul of Melgum, his History of Redemption, till the beginning the Picts. of the year 1605.*

58. Vitæ. Pontificum Sancti As45. George Marjoricbanks, his An. : dreæ, nals of Scotland, from the year

59. The Genealogie of the chia 1514, to the year 1591.

Clans of the Iles. 46. Lindsay of Pitícotty, his History. Go. Captain John Anderson, his of Scotland.

fourth Voyage to the Ealt 1347. John Woodward, the Life and dies, containing the Courte be:

Tragedy of Mary Queen of kept, the Winds, and Weather, Scots in Verse. With this is by the way, and the description joined,

of the chief places frequentet 48. An account of the Execution of by the Europeans.

the Scotish Queen in Fotherir. 61. The Afairs of the Charch of gey Castle. Feb. 8., 1586.

Scotland, from the year 1615, 49.

- Prince Henry, his Life, to the year 1625, 3 Volumnes. Death, and Funeralls.

G2. The Proceedings of the General 50. A Description of the Weitern Affembly, held at Glalgov, Iiles of Scotland by Mr Donald

Nov. 21. 1638. Monro.

63. An Adurels of the particular

Kirks of Scotland to the Kirk

at Edinburgh. 64. Brevis Narratio Martyrij. Th.

Maxfeildij. * This very fingular performance. 65. An Account of the Lord War. was latcly published by Mr Dalzell.

wick’s palling through the Spa. See Scots Magazine, 1797. page 184.

nith Armado with a fingle thip.

66. Epuis

4 vols.

6. Epistolz a Regibus et Guber Princes, Regn. Jacobo VI. et

natoribus, Scotize ad Imperato Carolo I. rem, Papam, & Status Euro. 79. A Memorial by the President pæ ab anno 1500, ad annum Jeanin anent Henry IV. of 1525

France. 7. Epistolæ a Jacobo quinto Rege, "80. Treatises in French betwixt

Maria Regina, & Gubernatori France and several other King. bus Scotice, ad annum Christi doms and States. 1545

81. Treaties, Instruclions, Powers, 8. Epistolæ & Mandata per Reges, Commiflions, Ratifications, and

Optimates, & Magistratus, Sco other A&ts of the French Court, tiæ, ab anno 1505 ad annum in French. 1626.

82. Manuscripts relating to the At2. Tractatus Scotici; or, the fairs of Scotland and England, Leagues between Scotland and

in the time of Queen Elisabeth England, from the year 1069. and King James VI. 19 vols. 0. Articles and Orders anent the 83. State Bulness, Regn. Carolo I.

Watches keept upon the English fide of the Borders in King Ed. 34. Secretary Alexander, his Regis. ward the VI. his time.

ter of King Charles I. his Let1. Secreta Secrétorum, five de ters to the Council of Scotland

Principis Institutione ad Alex and others. andrum Magnum, per Aristo. 85. The firit beginning and protelem, ex. Græco in Latinum ceeding of the Presbyterian Dit. Sermonem translata per Joan. ciplin at Geneva, with the pronem Filium Patricii.

ceeding of our first Reforma2. Le Livre des Moeurs du Ġo. tion of Religion, written by Dr

vernement des Seigneurs, ap Bancroft, Archbishop of Can. pellez les Secrets des Secrets de terbury, in anno 1604. Aristote translatez en Francoife. 86. A Satyre against Scotland. 3. Negotiations with the Kings of 87. The Answer to it.

Poland, Sweden, and diverse 88. Miscellany Papers.
German Princes and States, 89, Liber domicilii Domini noftri
Regn. Jacobo Sexto, et Carolo Regis anno 1525. Jacobo Col.
primo.

villo de Ucheltree Ministrante 4. Negotiations with Denmark in Officio Computorii Rotulatoand Norway, Regn. Jacobo VI.

rum, Folio. & Carolo I.

90. The account of what past when 5. Negotiations with France, Regn.

Prince Charles was in Spain. Jacobo VI. et Carolo I.

91. The Castilian Project against 6. Several publick papers relating England, with an Advertise:

to the Scots Guards in Francu. ment for the preventing there7. Negotiations with Spain, Regn. of, with a View of Britain, and Jacobo VI. et Caroló I.

Comparison betwiat Britain and 3. Negotiations with some Italian Spain.

To the Publisher of the Scots Magazine.

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meat. And also it ate such at NOTHING strikes one as more in- common quantity of food for a bird congruous in the history of animat- of its fize, as induced me to akce:: od nature, than that the Hen Cuc. tain the weight of its daily prori

. koo should lay her Eggs, to be fion. The bird and its confump: nourished in the rest of a fmall bird, for a day, were exaâly of the same ret that such is the faa, is attested weight. Its food was boiled potatos by many of the most credible Na. moistened with water, and raw me: turalists. One would think if the ton; which is delighted to eat alter: Cuckoo had a propensity to abandon nately. her offspring, and cait the care of This Cuckoo lived in roy houé them upon another bird, she would in good health in a cage till the make choice of a nurse as nearly as froit fet in, in November following. poffible allied to her own species in After the first day's frost it feened fize, and every other circumstance. very dull; yet upon being placed I acknowledge that arguments, de near the fire, and the fro& foon : rived from these considerations, had bating, it recovered perfectly : Ba such weight with me, that though a I foon found that being a bird of a Student of Nature, I for many years warmer climate, it could not be . with-held my belief from the above. turalized here ; for it died as soon as mentioned fact

the cold became fevere. HOWEVER on the 21st of June The following curious trial, hor 1801, being in Linlithgow shire, I long a common Thell snail could es. was shown in a tuft of heath in a ist without food, was made by me peat bog, the nest of a small bird several years ago. of the motacilla kind, with only On July 5. 1787, I put ewelt

bird in it, which was so shell fuails into a small timber bos large as almost to fill the nest. It without food. July 5. 1788, They was conjectured this might be a were all alive, having got no mea young Cuckoo. The bird was not or drink all thai time. Julys. 1789 fo fully fledged, as that it could be Some of them were dead. Julys. taken from the nelt, for near a 1790, They were all dead except month after this, when it was sent one. It was much shrunk, the cloto me at Edinburgh. Upon exa- set where it was kept being very dry, mining it with Lewin's description Afterwards being put into water, it of British birds, I found it was truly moved fowly to the surface. Ich a Cuckoo.

July 1790, it was dead. In rearing this bird, two uncom. Aware that such facts as these, mon circumstances of its natural do not come with good grace from history struck me. Nearly three

an anonymous author, I fubscribe months had elapsed after it was

my name, hatched before it was grown to its

ANDREW STIILE full size, or could help itself to its Aug. 1803.

one young

For the Scots Magazine.

GENERAL HINTS :

ON THE PRACTICABILITY OF IMPROVING THE EXTENSIVE

FLAT OF KINNEIL,

NEAR BORROWSTOUNNESS, LINLITHGOWSHIRE.

HAVING remarked that Sir far as I could examine, an exceed. Robert Sibbald, in his Prodromus, ingly fine slee'ch or clay, seemingly &c. enumerates a great variety of rendered mucilaginous by the preplants, fome of them rather un. sence of minch vegetable matter. common, as growing, in his day This appearance, 1 soon conceived, (1680), near Kinneil house, on the I traced to a satisfactory fource, the banks of ihe Firth of Forth, Lin- proximity of the mouth of the rilithgowshire, I resolved (1802) to ver Avon. vilt the spot. The lapse of 120 I fuppofe few persons could pass years had, as I expected, produced fuch a plain without concluding so many changes on the face of the that it might easily be gained from ground, that I could not, during the fea, or converted to some use. à thort vitit indeed, recognize a I thall state the thoughts that ocbove half a dozen of the plants he curred to me, as they arose in my describes *

mind; and if any of the proposals It was ebb.tide, and I was appear ærial or impracticable, I have struck with furprise, as every stran. the confolation to think that they ger must be, at the immense plain, cannot pofibly be productive of from which even a neap tide here harm. secedest. This plain, I remarked, My first speculation was, that had not a fandy or gravelly bed, this bay, as such, might be employ, as usual in such places; but, as ed in the cultivation of the littoral

fuci, for the manufacture of kelp.

For this purpose, it is now well . In a laie edition of Sir R. Sib. known that all that is neceffary is bald's Pritory of Fife, the correspond to strew. the beach left uncovered ing Linnean names bav, been appended at ebb-tide, with lyrge hard cones. to the original catalogue of plants. The feeds of the fuci, it appears, As my obici vations have led me materially to differ from the Editor if

are constantly floating about in the that work, with regard to various ly.

feil, ready to attach themieives nonimes; I Thall foon embrace the wherever they can meet with a opportunity of this magazine, to suitable place. The fructification müke some remarks on the subjeci. and germination of sub-marine 7. Above 1:00 acres.

plants is not yet well undertto d, Vou. LXV.

5 C.

but

but enough is known to warrant report of the state of Lewis idad, the conclusion; that if a few cart. fays: I " have ascertained that

: 122 loads of stones covered with fucus weeds, whether green or dried, viliculosus and nodosus, were trans- contain only sea-falts, bai no 2. ported from the lower part of the kaline salt; and that the basis si frith, where they abound, and dis- the alkali is mucilage, and that the tributed over this bay, that they alkali is formed by the oxygenatin would soon spread on every hand. -- of the mucilage, by the heat an! I am aware that it may be thought exposure to air.” Now, if this that the quantity of fresh water in pinion be correct, as good key the neighbourhood, would retard might be made at Bo-ness as r the growth of the fuci. Of this I Lewis. As far as I have observez am not apprehensive ; those chiefly the fuci growing within the inti: burned for kelp (F. nodosus, vesi- ence of fresh water abound wit culofus, and ferratus) often flourish “ mucilage;" and if “the fea-falt at the very mouths of rivers. Some were deficient (hy which, I prefpecies indeed grow more luxuriant fume must be meant the muriats & when near a river, as fucus canalicu. foda and magnefia,) might they at: latus and the true fucus ceranoides* be supplied, during the incineratie of Linnæus.—There is no sea-weed from the falt-works in the immed in the Baltic ; but this is probably ate neighbourhood, as much owing to the want of tides, as to the deficiency of faline matter in that sea. The common bladder. | Morveau has conjectured ibat be. wrack (fucus nodosus) grows by contiits of hydrogen and magten. far most luxuriant, in qtuations Fourcroy, of azot and magnelia. " where it is uncovered at every ebbHeadrick says that it is nereis e. of the tide.

oxide of mucilage. Putash may be the

the difference being account. Perhaps it may further be said, for, by the difference berven the one that owing to the quantity of fresh cilage of trees and of marine plantswater, the weed would yield less But sea-water evaporated, icaves inn i kelp, and of bad quality ;tan in combination with muriatic acid. objection supported by the great Whence came the muci'age that c.authority of Dr Walker.+ The filutes the foda? “ It must be i salinity of the frith here, muft, ing abundantly in every part of the however, not be greatly diminished : does not exist in the sea; but is in

sea. According to Mr Headrick, i à elfe I cannot conceive that so many ed only when great heat' is artificially falk workers (for the Thore here applied in the kelp furnaces of ik iscovered with salterns) would choose falt-pans. To what baie, ther, sit such water for their manufacture; we to suppose the muriatic acija tee their loss would not confist merely joined in sea-water? The compati in not obtaining the largest possible fits of carbon, hydrogen and ore

of mucilage is well known. It c*yield of salt, but in the consumpt Now, according to Mr Headnik, i of fuel and the waste of time.

further dose of oxygen ought to coThe Rev. Mr Headrick, in his vert it into foda -It surely cannot be

meant, that any substance whole ul

timate elements are hydrogen, carin.de * Resembling fucus vesiculofus with.

azot, lime and oxygen; will, by a out bladders, but in every respect kali! Yet this conclufion seems to

further dose of oxygen, become ar z. more delicate and smaller.

follow from the enunciation of the diso + Trans, Highland Society, vol. 1.* covery, iuferted above,

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