The data for Edinburgh, due to R.
Mossman thinks that the apparent increase at Edinburgh and London in the later decades is to some extent at least real.
Three weeks after the battle he, still provost of St Giles, was admitted a burgess of Edinburgh, his father, the "Great Earl," being then civil provost of the capital.
From certain indications in the latter and the evidence of some odd leaves discovered by David Laing, it has been concluded that there was an earlier Edinburgh edition, which has been ascribed to Thomas Davidson, printer, and dated c. 1540.
An Edinburgh edition was issued from the press of Thomas Ruddiman in 1710.
Of Edinburgh by the North British railway.
In 1894 he delivered the Gifford Lectures at Edinburgh, the subject being "The Philosophy and Development of Religion."
Tr., Edinburgh, 1873).
See James Mackintosh, Dissertation on the Progress of Ethical Philosophy (Edinburgh, 1832); and specially Sir Leslie Stephen, English Thought in the 18th Century, iii.
Eventually the marriage was celebrated in Edinburgh on the 8th of August 1503.
Margaret was crowned at Edinburgh in March 1504.
Albany had to blockade Margaret in Stirling Castle before she would surrender her sons, After being obliged to capitulate, Margaret returned to Edinburgh, and being no longer responsible for the custody of the king she fled to England in September, where a month later she bore to Angus a daughter, Margaret, who afterwards became countess of Lennox, mother of Lord Darnley and grandmother of James I.
Bain (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1890); John Leslie, History of Scotland, ed.
Thompson (4 vols., Edinburgh, 1830); Sir H.
A useful sketch of recent biographies is to be found in The Edinburgh Review (July 1906).
Adamson, The Development of Modern Philosophy (Edinburgh, 1903); J.
There is record of a club in Haddington in 1709, of Tom Bicket's green in Kilmarnock in 1740, of greens in Candleriggs and Gallowgate, Glasgow, and of one in Lanark in 1750, of greens in the grounds of Heriot's hospital, Edinburgh, prior to 1768, and of one in Peebles in 1775.
There is evidence of its vogue in Holland in the 17th century, for the painting by David Teniers (1610-1690), in the Scottish National Gallery at Edinburgh, is wrongly described as "Peasants playing at Skittles."
In Edinburgh, Glasgow, and elsewhere in Scotland, and in London (through the county council), Newcastle and other English towns, the corporations have laid down greens in public parks and open spaces.
In 1868 he obtained the same professorship at Edinburgh University, and in 1873 he published a textbook of Magnetism and Electricity, full of original work.
His influence among the Edinburgh students was pronounced, and R.
He was also well known as a sanitary reformer, and during the last ten years of his life he did much useful work in inculcating more enlightened ideas on the subject both in Edinburgh and other places.
Garvie, The Ritschlian Theology (Edinburgh, 1899), in both of which the bibliography of the movement is given.
Trans., Edinburgh, 1868), and Pusey (1875), S.
JOHN NAPIER (1550-1617), Scottish mathematician and inventor of logarithms, was born at Merchiston near Edinburgh in 1550, and was the eighth Napier of Merchiston.
He was provost of Edinburgh in 1437, and was otherwise distinguished.
His eldest son Alexander, who succeeded him in 1 454, was provost of Edinburgh in 1 455, 1 457 and 1469; he was knighted and held various important court offices under successive monarchs; at the time of his death in 1473 he was master of the household to James III.
He also was provost of Edinburgh at various times, and it is a remarkable instance of the esteem in which the lairds of Merchiston were held that three of them in immediate lineal succession repeatedly filled so important an office during perhaps the most memorable period in the history of the city.
In 1588 he was chosen by the presbytery of Edinburgh one of its commissioners to the General Assembly.
Shortly afterwards another convention was held at Edinburgh, and it was resolved that the delegates sent to Jedburgh should again meet the king at Linlithgow and repeat their former instructions.
Edinburgh, printed by Robert Walde-grave, printer to the King's Majestie, 1 593.
Soc. Edinburgh, xxix.
C. Fraser's Edinburgh lectures (Phil.
Gwatkin (Edinburgh: The Knowledge of God) pours out his historical knowledge, and W.
James (Edinburgh: Varieties of Relig.
See Statuta Ecclesiae Scoticanae (Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh, 1866).
The term " telephony " was first used by Philipp Reis of Friedrichsdorf, in a lecture delivered before the Physical Society of Frankfort in 1861.1 But, although this lecture and Reis's subsequent work received considerable notice, little progress was made until the subject was taken up between 1874 and 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, a native of Edinburgh, then resident in Boston, Mass., U.S.A. Bell, like Reis, employed electricity for the reproduction of sounds; but he attacked the problem in a totally different manner.
Fahie, A History of Wireless Telegraphy (Edinburgh, 1899); J.
In 1856 the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce began an agitation for the purchase by the government of the telegraphs, and other chambers of commerce in Great Britain joined the agitation, which was strongly supported by the Press.
Military School (1908) on " Submarine Cable Laying and Repairing," and articles in Quarterly Review (April 1903) on " Imperial Telegraphs," and in Edinburgh Review (April 1908) on " The International RadioTelegraphic Convention."
Johns, Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters (Edinburgh, 1904).
The underground system of paper cables has been very largely extended, Cables between London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool.