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[These two Views are from those by Slezer, the celebrated engineer, in
lilyS, and certainly show our " glide town" in verv limited compass ; but ii'
his day, and indeed for lonsatVe; , t lie two CJiapelshades wtre not built, neither
v.'ere the HawkhiH, Scouringburn, and Tieasance, to the westward, nor
any part ot' Black's crofc on the east — So that the enginetr s nut-shell sketdi
of " Bonny Dimdeei" is easily accounted for.]
View 'from DuDHOPE. — The most Corisiderable object,
of course, is the old steeple in the centre, the cnpe-house
on which wants the root", and the dial-plate of the clock
is on the north side. The building, east of the steeple,
with conicrd-roofed turrets, was the old town-house, which
stood on the site of the present one. The hpspilal, with
a small spire, appears to the westward, and below it, in
the corner of the fore-ground, part of Dudhope Castle.
On the north of the steeple, and obstructing the view of
the lower part of it, is the windmill-brae, on the east o
which are what were the friars' gardens, (now a tan-yard,
the houff, Szc.) and beyond these a small part of the rocky
ground, east at Morren's north Entry, appears.
View from Watxace-Craigie. — The large house, next
the shipping, is what was called 'the Earl's lodging,' the
property of the late Provost Guild; and that immediately
beside it is the Old Custotn-house in the F'shmarket —
both still standing. Following the outline of the town, the
hospital, with its spire, appeal's — next the old town-house
— then the steeple, with the old and cross churches — and,
dose upon these, tlie windmill-brae and liiary gardens, as
mentioned above. In the distance is Blackness-house — a
little below that Dudhope Casile — and, lower slill, part of
the Hillton. Immediately down from the Hospilal is the
Castle—hill — and, in the lower line of houses, a httle to the
right, appears the Cowgate-port (the only remains of our
ancient walls; allowed to stand in grateful remembrance
of the pious George Wishart, who preached from it uur-^
ing the plague in 1555.
LColville Si Co. Frinten^

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