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and a member of thc Society of Friends from his hearing as well as his sight ; but we ar Belfast, with his daughter, who was going happy to state, that there is no truth in the out to join her husband in America. It is report. Indeed, as if Providence kindly inmelancholy to think they all perished. tended to compensate for the loss of vision,
8.-Chain Bridge.o-A bridge of this de- his Majesty's sense of hearing is not merely scription is just finished at Dryburgh, for quick, but it has become, if we may be al. the convenience of foot passengers, across lowed to use the term discrimănative. When the river Tweed. It consists of a platform his Majesty is in a composed state of mind of wood, supported by chains suspended he can readily distinguish and tell, by their from pillars, on each side of the river, at footsteps, the name of any one who is apthe hcight of eighteen fect from the surface proaching or passing him. As but few are of the water; the span, froin the point of allowed to see him, he generally amuss suspension, is 261 'fect, affording an easy hinself, as they pass, by calling to them by and level passage, with very little vibration. name. His Majesty's habits have not, in The appearance of the bridge is extremely consequence of infirmity or old age, undelight and elegant, and, connected with the gone inaterial change. His Majesty, as beautiful scenery of Dryburgh, is uncom- usual, rises early; breakfasts at eight o'clock, monly interesting. Much praise is due to or soon after ; dines at one, and continus the Earl of Buchan, for so noble an exam- partial to mutton and beef; and, when in ple in scientific experiment, as the bridge is a tranquil state, he orders what bis dinner done entirely at his Lordship's expense. table shall be furnished with. s. The princiThe bridge was planned and executed by pal page is in constant attendance, as also Messrs John and Thomas Smith of Darnick, the subaltern assistants of the inedical nen. and does them much credit as architects and A sunk walk has been made adjoining the workmen.
King's suite of rooms; but latterly his Ma. Trial of Roger O'Connor, Esq. We jesty, it is said, has declined walking there, mentioned in our Number for June, that alleging, that it would be no gratification to this gentleman had been imprisoned on him as he is deprived of sight. The rooms an accusation of robbing the mail-coach that his Majesty and attendants occupy confrom Galway, in 1812. He was removed sist of thirteen, and they are extremely well from Dublin to Trim, a few days before his ventilated. When the Queen is at Windtrial, which commenced at the assizes there sor, her Majesty, attended by Dr Joha Wion the 5th instant. The principal evidence lis, generally visits her consort about ten for the prosecution were two infamous cha, o'clock. Tacters--Michael Owens, who had been par. 15.-Nelson's Pillar. The first stone of doned while under sentence of death, in a naval pillar, to commeniorate the victories consequence of swearing against Mr O'Cons of Lord Nelson, was laid this day on Yarnor; and Danie! Waring, who had been mouth Denes, by Colonel Wodehouse, himself engaged in the robbery, and whose chairman of the committee of subscribers brother, Richard, was hanged for the same In the stone was placed a plate, on which crime. Dorothea Reynolds, a servant of was engraved, in Latin, the following inscripMr O'Connor's, had also sworn against him, tion. “ HORATIO LORD NELSON, but denied all she had said when before the whom, as her first and proudest Champion in Grand Jury ; she was not therefore produc naval fight, Britain honoured, while living, ed on trial. Owens and Waring differed with her favour, and, when lost, with her tears. widely in their statements in several points; Of whom, signalised by his triumphs in all and the Judge told the Jury, he had never lands, the whole Earthi stood in awe, on acseen a charge so completely rebutted by the count of the teinpered firmness of his counevidence. The Jury, without retiring, re- sels, and the, undaunted ardour of Iris turned an unanimous verdict of not guilty, courage; this great man Norfolk boasts her which was loudly applauded by all present own, not only as born there of a respectable
great rejoicings took place at Trim on the family, and as there having received his occasion ; and the populace could scarcely early education, but her own also in talents, be prevented froin chairing Mr O'Connor manners, and mind. The glory of so great and Sir Francis Burdett, who had come a name, though sure long to outlire all from London to countenance avd give testis, monuments of brass and stone, his fellow mony to his character on the trial. Owens countrynien of Norfolk haye resolved, to und Waring are to be prosecuted for per. conmemorate by this column, erected by
their joint contributions. He kas born in 11.His Majesty.--Respecting the con. the year 1758, entered on his profession in dition of our beloved Sovereign, the public 1771, and was coucerned in nearly: 150 have not, for some time past, been put in naval engagements with the enemy; being possession of any particulars beyond the conqueror, among various other occasions, formal announcernent in the monthly bul. at Aboukir, August 1798,at Copenhagen, Ictins. The following circumstances, tend. April 1801, and at Trafalgar, October 1505. jog, go far as our means extend, to supply. Which last victory, the crown of so many the omission, will, it is hoped, prove accept. glorious achievements, he, consecrated by a able. It has been reported, and we believe death equally mournful to his country and partially credited, that his Majesty had lost honourable to hiniself.''
. „Thunder Storm and Tornado.-On the of the Cowgate. A crowd of boys, while 12th instant, Aberfeldy was visited by a amusing themselves near the common sewer, tremendous thunder storm, seldom equalled the grating of which had been taken up to in that high latitude. It commenced about give the water a free run, one of them, betwelve o'clock noon, and conti..ued, with tween seven and eight years of age, in erlittle or no intermission, until two o'clock. deavouring to save a basket, which had got The lightning was so vivid that it alarmed into the current, was swept into its vortex, every one; and at a Mr Stewart's, a farmer, and carried down the drain. An alarm was the fluid struck one of his farm-houses, set immediately given, but the impetuosity of fire to the roof, and gave the whole steading the current seeincd to preclude all hopes of a shock resembling that of an eartlıquake. recovering hin. The mother, encircled by It went through the roof in a descending a prodigivus crowd, stood by in the greatest angle from the south to the north, ignited agony of grief. The people had begun to the roof on the south, and on the north take the covers off the drain, and to use made a perforation as if a twelve-pound every exertion possible to get hold of hin, shot had gone through it. This happened when a countryman, driving a flock of lambs, about a furlong west from this village ; and came up ; and learning the circumstanec, about 100 yards east from it, and almost borrowed an umbrella from one of the byat the same time there was a kind of tor standers, and descended into the scwer. nado, which swept away or levelled every The boy, most providentially, had recover. thing that obstructed its course. It carried ed himself while in the sewer, and, attracted some hay quité out of sight into the air. by the voice of the countryman, laid hold It crossed the Tay, carrying a very large on the hooked end of the umbrella, by which sheet of water into the air, and scattering it he was drawn towards his deliverer, who in various directions. In its progress, it produced him alive to the overjoyed mother swept from their roots corn, potatoes, and and the astonished spectators, after he had shrubbery, but happily neither lives nor been upwards of twenty minutes in the houses were injured by it.
sewer. Itinerant Preachers. In the course of Shooting. The Earl of Fife has been enlast week; James Duncan, an itinerant tertaining a party of gentlemen at his shootpreacher, was twice before the police ma- ing lodge, in Mar Forest. The party congistrate at Glasgow, for collecting crowds of sisted of General Duff, Sir John Hope, Mr people in the streets of that city. The ac- Heathcote, Mr H. Heathcote, Sir Richard count which he gives of himself is this :- Sutton, Mr Hay, and Mr Balfour. Not« He was born in Dundee, and is a flax withstanding the unfavou able state of the dresser, and having attended the Latin class weather, it having rained almost incessantly, in St Andrew's University, and having an the list of slaughter during the first week, extensive memory, he commenced preacher.” besides the red deer, roes, and ptarmigan, He was dismissed, and advised to gain his amounted to 821 brace of grouse ; a nuinlivelihood by other means. His collection ber, we believe, unparalleled in the annals of amounted on some occasions to 203.
sporting. 21.Life Preserter.—The Commander. On Monday forenoon, a boat with twelve in Chief having lately learned, through the men, going off to a cutter in Leith Roads, official returns, that out of 5511 men, em was upset when about half way by a sudbarked for foreign service, 1702, or nearly den squall. The accident was observed one-third perished, through the transports from the shore and from some vessels at being wrecked, in the course of two years anchor, and boats were instantly despatched, and a half, ordered that experiments of and reached it in time to save the whole of Mallison's Life Preserver should be made, the crew, some of whom could not have in order to ascertain the service which the kept up many minutes longer. . In the af. introduction of the invention into the Bric' ternoon it blew a heavy gale from the cast. tish army might produce. A series of ex- ward, during which a boat, with two men, periments was accordingly made at Wool- from Leith, endeavouring to make Newwich, with the happiest effect, in the pre- haven pier, was driven ainong the rocks to sence of upwards of fifty officers. Among leeward, and soon filled with water.' A the test, a man was selected who could not boat from Newhaven attempted their relief, swim, carried into deep water, and left to but could not come near from the heavy himself. In a few minutes after, obtaining sea. Several people from the shore then confidence, he swam across the piece of attempted their rescue; and wading into the water, about ninety yarıls, and back, nearly water, linked by each other, the tallest of as well as the best swimmer, thus decidedly them got near enough to throw a rope, by proving the impossibility of being drowned, means of which the men were, with much when equipped with this simple invention.' difficulty and danger, got ashore.
27._Singular Incident.Yesterday af- Union Canal betučen Edinburgh and ternoon, a tremendous torrent of rain and Glasgow.—The 'state of the subscription hail, accompanied by thunder, came on at for this work is now such as to enable the Edinburgh, which inundated some of the committee of management to assure the lower parts of the town. A remarkable and public that the work will commence as soon interesting occurrence took place at the foot as the lateness of the harvest will permit the levels to be renewed, and the ground staked though regarded as very considerable, is out. The surface plan of the country is al but about one half of what the same fishings ready more than half completed, and the formerly brought when under the imprureother preliminary steps are also in progress, ment of stake-nets. so that there is now no doubt of the Canal Edinburgh. The cause waying of our being begun this winter.
streets with blocks of cast-iron, as has beca The first meeting of the Union Canal lately done in London, appears to be in Company was held on the 5th instant in contemplation, as we observe a part of North M.Ewan's rooms, Royal Exchange, pur. College Street laid with this material by suant to act of parliament, -Robert Downie, way of experiment. Esq. of Appin, in the chair. Mr George So daring have the juvenile depredators Moncreiff was chosen clerk by a great ma of this city become, that they actually scale jority, and Mr Hugh Baird was unani- the walls of the Castle in search of plunmously elected engineer ; after which a der. A quantity of clothes, laid out by : committee was appointed to conduct the con- serjeant's wife to dry, near the Sally-post cerns of the Company. The meeting was guard, were lately carried off. The Forte numerous.
Major's servant saw two boys taking away Salmon Fishing.-Last week, the Scots. clothes from the Sally-port, who, upon his craig fishings on the Tay were let, by pub- calling to them, bid them among soine netlic sale, at £1105 sterling per annum-to tles, and, after descending from the rock, be fished by net and coble. This rent, ran off in the direction of Frederick Street
APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c.
1. CIVIL. Juels l_Koighthood conferred on John Evans Ex. High shiriff of Middlesex.
16.-The Duke of Wellington granted the roval license to wear the insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Sicilian Military Order of St Ferdimand and of Merit, and also of a Knight of the Royal Sicilian Order of St Januarius, given by the king of the Two Sicilies.
30.- Mr Planta to be Under Secretary of State for the Home Department, vice Mr Cooke, resigned.
Aur. 2.-The Prince Regent has, by letters patent, authorised Lord Bathurst to exercise all the rights and privileges belonging to a knight of the Garter, as fully as if he had been formally installed.
16.-The Hon. William Maule, Admiral of the coast from Broughty Castle to the Tod Head, has appointed James Bures, writer in Montrose, his deputy.
25.--Lieut.-General Francis Thomas Hammond, to be Chief Equerry to the Prince Regent, and Clerk Marshall of the Stables, vice Sir Benjamin Bloomfield, promoted.
Sunday se'ennight the following gentlemen were ordained in the parish church at Kendal, Westnoveland, by the Bishop of Chester
Deacon. .hn Wim Trevor, B. A. St John's College; Robert Brade Brocklebank, B. A. and John William Sinclair, B. A. of Trinity College, Cambridge: Henry Richardson, John Master Waller, Jeffery Hebkin, James Hayes, Joseph Docker, and Humphrey Brown, Litcrates.
Priests, John Thomas Bowe, B. A. Richard Moore, A. M. Christopher Barnes, Win Rigg, Jol:13 Douglas, Literates.
22The Most Noble the Marquis and Mate : chioness of Stafford have been pleased to make the following presentations ;
The Rev. Alexander Macpherson to the parish of Golspie, vacant by the death of the late Mr
The Rev. Anrus Kennedy to the parish of Dog noch, vacant by the death of the late Dr Bethune.
The Rer. Duncan Macgillivray to the parish of Lairg, vacant by the translation of Mr Kennedy.
The Rev. Hugh Mackenzie to the parish of Assynt, vacant by the translation of Mr Maegularray.
II. ECCLESIASTICAL. Aug. 8.-His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased to appoint the Rev. Lewis Rose to le minister of the church and parish of Nigg, Presbytery of Tain, vacant by the death of Mr Alexander Macadam.
12.- The Prince Regent has been pleased to an point the Rev. James Thomson, jun. to be Assist ant and Successor to the Rev. James Thoins, sen. as minister in the Parish of Rerrick, in the Presbytery of Kirkcudbright.
Oxford, Aug. 16.-Friday se'ennight, the Bishop of Oxford was admitted Warden of All Souls' Cola kge, with the usual ceremonies, in the room of the Rev. Edmund Isham, D. D. deceased.
At a private Ordination, holden by the Lord Bishop of Kildare, Thomas Grantham, M. A. fel. low of Magdalen College, was ordained a Deacon.
18.-The Rev. George Rous, to the Rectory of Laserton, Somerset.
Rev. F. S. Wall, to the vicarage of Stoke, St Milbro', Salop.
Rev. Winnington, to the vicarage of Clifton. upon-Teame, Herefordshire.
"Rev. James Sparrow, to the Rectory of Hemlock, Devon.
: NII. MILITARY Brevet Major W. M. Lcake, R. Art. to be Licat.
Colonel in the Army 4th June 113 4 D.G. Cornet N. L. Beamish, to be Licut by
purch. vice Berridge, ret. SistJwy 1817 5 Cornet Wm Locke, to be Lieut. by purch. rice Christie, prom.
3d do. John Gardiner, to be Cornet, by purek. vice Watson, prom.
10th do. Francis Westenra, to be Cornet, by puren. vice Locke
Sist do. Assist. Surg. D. M Gregor, to be Ass. Surg.
vice Speer, ret. uponh, p. 56 F. loth di. Cornet B. Coney, to be Liéut. by purch. rice Gregory, 53 F.
Sist do. Thomas Harrison, to be Cornet, by purcha vice Cazalet, 6 Dr.
Toth dc. Arthur Sullivan, to be Cornet, by purch. vice Coney,
th August 10 John Trollope, to be Cornet, by purch. The Brown, rctires
10th July 13 Lieut. Geo. Doherty, to ant, by purch vice Holines, retires
31st de Cornet John Hal), from 19 Dr. to be Liegt,
by purch. vice Miu, ptom. 24th do Cornet J. Atherton, to be Lieut, by porch.
The Rev. George Frederie Tavel, A. M. to the Rectory of Campsey Ash, in Suffolk.
vice Doherty John Pott, to be Cornct, by purchi. vice Atherton
15 Dr. Cornet Char. Fallon, to be Lieut. by purch. To be Inspectors of Hospitals by Brevet. vice Mansfield, prom.
16th do. tid Comet Edward Studd, to be Lt. by pureh. Deputy Insp. William Hussey, M. D. ad 17th do. o Ifth do.
a vice Bellair. prom.
wido. Cornet Barham Livius, from 6 D. G. to be
William Aug. Burke, M. D.
Physician Ed. N. Bancroft, M.D. 17th Inle
7th August mi och Thomas Coventry, to be Cornet, by purch.
Alex. L. Emerson, M.D. To dos Ivice Failona1703
Charles Farrell, M.D. SW Vodo.
Staff Surg, Thomas Duncan 20 [Edward Wheler, to be Cornet, by purch,
av 140. vice Cook, prom.
- William Rich. Morrell
- James Alex. Campbell 23 Lieut. C. Bacon, to be Capt, by purch. Vice 0563 Wallace"
ir 10th do.
-John Aug, Knipe
- William Hill slana Cornet S. C. Simpson, to be Lt. by purch.
do. 24'siq Cornet W. H. West, to be Lieut. by purch, - George Robert Baillie
do. Evd Irvice Proctor, prom.
d o. 1 Foot. Alexander Wetherall, to be Ens. by purch. I vice Cooper, 66 F.
d o. 8190 Lieut. T. Price, to be Adjutant, vice Street,
Hosp. Assist. J. Cousins, trom h. p. to be Hosp.
10th doc we
Assist. vice Sibbald, cancelled resigns Adj. only wa y 31st do.
J. F. Nichol, frorn h. p. to be Hosp. 37 Capt. G. C. Hicks, to be Major, by purch. vice Burer, prom.
25th do. 529 Ens. D. Macnab, to be Lieut. vice Dawson, -5
196 Ponanced 501 dead
17th July Lt. Col. Dalmer, from 23 F. with Lt. Col. Pearson, Hon. M. Stapleton, to be Ens. vice Macnab 1997
chauh . p. 43 F.
do. Brevet Lieut. Col. Raitt, from 2 F. with Major 53 Lieut. A. F. Gregory, from 4 Dr. to be Capt.
be Capt. Thistlethwaite, h. p. 90 F. vice Fernandez, ret.
10th July Maior Joly, from R. W.L. Rang. with Major Mass Matthew Grey, to be Ensign, by purch. vice Williams, prom.
sey, h. . 6 W. I. Regt..
Ith August 55 Lieut. Æ. M. Nicholson, to be Adjut. vice
Manby, from R. York Rang. with Major
Fogerty, h. p. 5 W. I. Regt.
uy Brevet Major Elder, from 31 f. rec. diff. with Capt. Ens. J. W. Young, to be Lieut. 17th do.
Milles, h. P.
Moncrieff, from 13 F. With Captain
Yorke, h. p. 52 F.
Henderson, from 50 F. rec. diff. with Brevet
Major Maxwell, h. p. 6 Gar. Bat. 24th do.
-Bontein, from 1 L. Gds. with Capt. Oakes. Ensign H. K. Bloomfield, to be Lieut by
1 Ceylon Regt. atrol purch, vice Duncan
-Priestley, from 33 F. rec. diff. with Capt. 60 Capt. Cha. Cuyler, from 69 F. to be Major
Bennet, h. p. 5.Gar. Bat. 999 to by purch, vice Batteley, ret.
Hurd, from 4 W. I. R. With Capt. Appelius, HVLieut. Wm Wynne, to be Capt. by purch. ovice Gomer, ret.
h, p. 60 F.
24th July Ens. Walter Bernard, to be Lieut. by purch.
Ince, from 38 F. with Capt. Webster, h. p. bedstvice Wynne od
3 Gar. Bat. do.
Leahy, from 95 F. with Capt. Bishop, h. p. 72 col Lieut. J. M. Cameron, to be Capt. by purch,
Lieut, Hasleham, from 16 F. with Lieut. Orr, h. p. vice Tetlow, dead
Grant, from 68 F. with Lieut. Scott, h. p. S1-11 Ensign E. T Thomson, to be Lieut. více
52 F6 als Brewster, dead
17th July Ens. F. Hammond, from 103 F. to be Ens.
James Cameron, from 77 F. rec. dift. with atso viee Thomson
Lieut. Bowen, h. p. 911 Paym. J. Fairfowl, from h. p. to be Paym.
- Fennell, from 87 F. With Lieut. Carrol. h. n.
Mahon, from 88 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. vice Campbell, ret. upon b. p. 10th do. 93-10 Liedt. D. O'Meara, from 5 W. I. R. to be
Hill, h. p.
- French, from 18 Dr. rec. diff. with Lieut, 30 (2:5 W. 1. Reg.
Cruickshanks, h. p.
31st do. Serg.-Maj. J. Crombie, to be Or.-Mast. vi Mackay, ret. list on full pay
d o. 104 Y Agnew Champain, to be Ensign by purch.
Walsh, from 61 F. with Licut. Conroy, h. p.
72 F. vice Piggott, prom.
Thornton, from 94 F. rec. dift. with Lieut. 3W.I.R. Ens. J.R. Young, from h. p. 8 F. to be Ens. vice Johnstone, cane.
Orr, h. p. 42 F. 24th do.
Wilson, from 97 F. with Lieut. Waller, h. n. R.YKR. Lieut. Col. Wm Smelt, from 103 F. to be Lieut. Col, vice Stewart, ret. upon
Uniake, from 7 Dr. Tec. diff. with Lieut. wd torrh. . 103 F.
Strangways, h. p. TIET Capt. w. M. Mills, from 6 W.1. R. to be
- Paxton, from 11 Dr.with Lieut. Brown, h. p. .6131 Captain, vice Radford, ret, upon h. p.
Coles, from 11 Dr. rec. diff.. with Lieut.
Sandys, h. p.
24th do. R. Art. M. Gen. Fran. Laye, to be Col. Comm.
— Dawson, from 18 Dr. rec. diff. with Lieut. OT
M'Bean, h. p. 96 F. vice Lloyd, dead
17th June Gent. Cadet George H, Hyde,
- -Delgairns, from 55 F. rec. dift. with Licut. Lieut. vice Darby, prom
Hall, h. p.
Hollis, from 57 F. rec. diff. with Lieute . Lieut. vice Williams, prom.
Powell. h. p.
XO do. John M. Savage, to be 2d
Hon. G. W. Massey, from 20 Dr. ree, diff. ob 11 Lieut. vice Picard, prom.
with Lieut. Hon. J. Massey. h. p. 1 Dr. LieutYige Richard Hayne, to be 2d Lt.
Gordon, from 18 F. with Lieut. St George, o vice Greenwood, prom
n dow n to- James s. Cremer, to be 2a
Archbold, from 33 F. red diff. with Lieute Turun Lieut. vice E. Morgan, prom.
sgt ye Story Miscellaneous
Stoughton, from 58 F with Lieut. Smith, wu
h. p. 57 F.
1979 Lieut. Col. Edmund Coghlan, to be Governor of Penefather, from 77 8. rec. difl. with Lieut Chester, Vice Gray, dead 15th August Dowling, h. p. 87 F.
Did Major W. L. Herries, to be Dep. Or. Mast. Gen. - Bernard, from 2 F6 with Lieut, Manners, Mediterranean, with the rank of Lieut. Col. in h. p. 65.
1991the Ariny, vice Ryves
31st July - Stanfond, from Filtro dit with Lieuta Dep. Paym. John Cockburn, from Amy Depot Crawford, h. p.
1107 Isle of Wight, to be Paym. Ree. Dist. vice Todd, Sach, from 48 F. rec. dirt with Lleut. Bu h. p
Lieut. Jones, from 81 F. rec. diff. with Lieut. Lut Quarter-Mast. Burrough, from 60 P. with Quartet man, h. p.
Mast. Keins, h. p..
Hurst, n. p. 47 F.
• John, from h. p.
h. p. 81 F.
- Gomer, 60 F..
Lord Fólkstone, R. Berks Miles
Gibbons, from 55 F. rec. dift. with Ensign - Femandez, 53 F.
Lieut. Berridge, 4 Dr. Gås.
Comet Brown, 10 Dr.
3 . with Ensign Browne, Comet Brown, 10 Dr.
- Appointment Cancelled." Ensign Johnstone, 3 West India Regt.
16 Aug. 1817 Macnamara, 60 F. 4 Aug. Freer, R. W. L Ran. 5 June
Adams, h. p. Glengarry Fenc.
• Parmaster.. . ! Mellish, h. p. Sicilian Regt. Smelt, 56 F.
12 April | Wilkinson, 14 F. m. 8 April Majori.
Wogan, 66 F. 3 Dec. 1816
Atca 14 July 1817 Middleton, 80°F. - 28 July
1817 | Mida
In our last Report we took a comparative view of the summer months of 1916 and 1817, particularly with regard to the quantity of rain that fell, and we doubt not that statement surprised many of our readers. We have now, however, to record & still more ex. traordinary fact, the fall of more than five inches of rain in the course of one month. We have kept a regular register of the rain gauge since November 1812, but till the present year we never had to record in any one month so much as four inches. The whole quantity of rain that has fallen since the commencement of the present year is 21 inches, being about the yearly average If it be true then, that the whole quantity in any one year does not får exceed the yearly average, we might be induced to predict that the remainder of this season will be dry - It is, however, dangerous to prophesy. The mean temperature of August 1817 is fully half a degree lower than that of August 1816. 11.