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notice, and which do not belong to any other regular collection; and, if it meets with encouragement, it will be continued from time to time by additional volumes.
He only begins a few years back, from the year 1782, with fuch fugitive pieces as he has had occafion to fee published; but will gladly receive the contributions of those who poffefs original papers or poems of a moderate length, that have not been printed.
Explanatory Notes and Obfervations will be given, where neceffary, as far as the Editor knows, or could obtain information; and the collection will embrace every variety of subject, of Scottish production, whether serious or humorous, poetical or profe, if of a delicate and useful tendency.
The letters E. C. mean Edinburgh Courant; C. M. Caledonian Mercury; E. G. Edinburgh Gazette. In these papers most of the pieces contained in this volume originally appeared; and many of them were afterwards copied into various periodical publications in Britain and Ireland.
1. RESOLUTIONS of the Citizens of Edinburgh, on the
3. Advertisement of An univerfal warehouse for all forts
4. Cato Cenfor's letters,
5. Cafualities during a week,
6. The Jezebel Club,
7. Refolutions occafioned by the proposal for killing the dogs, in the scarcity of provifion in 1783,
8. Verses by a penitent prostitute,
9. Letters containing a comparative view of Edinburgh in the years 1763 and 1783-refpecting the modes of living-trade-manners, &c.
10. The letters of Horatius on the foregoing comparison,
12. A comparison of the British nation in 1763 and 1783,
15. Two letters from Conftantia Phillips, at the age of
18. An answer to the above, containing an account of a
19. A reply to the above, by Pascal,
20. Another letter on the fame subject, by Philo-Sabbaticus, 21. A letter respecting the fituation of the schoolmasters of Scotland,
22. A poetical epistle, on Mrs Siddons's first appearance on the Edinburgh theatre,
23. On fingular fashions in dress,
24. Verfes to Dr Beattie, the author of the Minstrel, 25. Verses to the author of the Man of Feeling,
26. A receipt for happiness,
27. Verfes written on a window,
28. Return to a card, on the first of April,
29. Abridgement of a sermon on Man is born to trouble,
30. Genteel œconomy,
31. On a letter by a clergyman respecting the American loyalists,
32. On the tax on bachelors,
33. A letter from Afiaticus, describing himself and the woman he would wish to marry,
34. Reflections on the case of a young woman who took poifon in confequence of a disappointment in marriage,
35. Advertisement of masquerade dreffes,
36. The letters of Belzebub, on modern education, 37. A letter on female feduction,
38. A letter from Peter Peascod, contrasting the manners of the town with those of the country,
39. Account of the extraordinary duel of Capt. Wildair and Mr Manly,
40. An account of physical phænomena in Scotland fince 1782,
41. A prologue on Stewart Nicolson's first appearance on
42. Verfes on a Captain of Fencibles leaving his company
45. On Mr Henderson in the character of Hamlet,
46. On the manner of finging the Scots fongs at the theatre,
47. On dancing, by Peter Paspy,
48. A letter from Gamaliel Pickle, on his wife's fondness for defultory reading,
49. Lines written by an Officer to a Lady whose name was Whiting,
The Reader is requested to correct the following Errata · with his pen.
Page 47. paragraph 8. for The Academy for inftructing Dumb, read, inftructing the dumb.
53. In the fifth line from the top-for January 1782, read, January 1783.
75. In the tenth line from the top-for 1782, read, 1781.
98. Letter II. line 9. for the of, read of the.
168. The paper beginning near the bottom of the page-for the date, March 22. 1734, read, March 22. 1784.
N. B. In the Letters beginning page 63. and ending 93. ftating a comparative view of Edinburgh in 1763 and 1783, feveral amendments, alterations, and additions have taken place fince they were printed for this Collection four years ago. The fubject, indeed, in the nature of things, must be perpetually changing, and the year 1793 may perhaps afford another curious contraft to the other two periods. The fame may be faid with respect to the Letter in page 107. ftating a comparative view of the British nation in 1763 and 1783.