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Alexander Carlyle. In the last number of Blackwood's Magazine, is a review of the Memoirs of Alexander Carlyle, of Inverses, which, we take it, have just been published — at least we never heard of them before. They embrace a period of forty years and more, and are written in a delightful style, to judge from the specimens presented by the reviewer. Carlyle was a minister of the Kirk of Scotland, at a time when Robertson, Erskine, John Home and Hugh Blair were preaching, and he was intimate with all of them, as well as with David Hume, and others of that period, who have become famous. He was born at Preston Pans, and was twenty-three years old when Gen. Cope was defeated there, by the High landers, under Charles Edward, the young chevalier, or Pretender, as he was sometimes styled, although his father was more properly so styled at that time. He saw the Highland host, and gives a lively description of them and their leaders. His account of Charles Edward himself detracts s