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TALLEYRAND AND FOUCHE.
" What, then, was wanting to render this I liked not either to command or to obey; and this solemnity truly grand? There was wanting what was true. He obeyed under General Bonaparte, the greatest of men himself could not infuse into but not without murmuring; he sometimes comit; there was wanting, in the first place, religion ; manded, but in the name of another, under Genenot that which men affect and strain to possess, ral Jourdan, for example; assuming the command but that which is sincere and spontaneous, and by a sort of inspiration amidst the battle, exerciswithout which the dead are always but coldly cel-ing it like a superior captain, and, after the ebrated ;
there was wanting the genius of Bossuet, victory, resuming his character of lieutenant, which for there are species of greatness which never re- he preferred to any other. Kléber was licentious appear in nations, and if the Turennes and the in his manners and language, but upright, disinCondés have successors, the Bossuets have none;terested, as men were in those days, for the conlastly, there was wanting a certain sincerity, for quest of the world had not yet corrupted wheir disthis homage to a hero renowned above all for his positions. disinterestedness was too visibly affected.”
“ Desaix was the reverse in almost every respect. Too visibly affected indeed! The ceremony of Simple, bashful, nay, somewhat awkward, his this Washington oration preceded, by only ten face hid by a profusion of hair, he had not the days, Napoleon's lodgment at the Tuileries. look of a soldier. But, heroic in action, kind to
The principal military incidents in the first vol- the soldiers, modest with his comrades, generous ume are Massena's distress in Genoa, and the to the vanquished, he was adored by the army and blockade of that ill-fated city (admirably described, by the people conquered by our arms. His solid but with enormous, though of course very natural and eminently cultivated mind, his intelligence in French sympathies); and the campaign of Maren- war, his application to his duties, and his disingo. Nothing could have been told more pictur- terestedness, made him an accomplished model of esquely than the passage of the Alps. Here the all the military virtues ; and, while Kléber, indoease and charm of the narrative are very great. cile, refractory, could not endure any superior auBut surely the lucky chance of the battle of Ma- thority, Desaix was obedient, as though he had rengo is a little overdone. Heliopolis and Hohen- not known how to command.' linden are the campaigns of the second volume ; And in what follows, of his portraits of statesand, the first especially, are treated with consum- men, or men so called. mate skill, and, for matters known so well, marvellous freshness. But before we offer any further remark, let us show the variety, sagacity, “M. de Talleyrand descended from a family of and power of treatment which M. Thiers exhibits, the noblest lineage, destined by his birth for the by a few selected examples.
army, doomed to the priesthood by an accident, His anecdotes are brief, striking, and always which deprived him of the use of one foot, having well told : though we think he rejects Bourrienne's no liking for this imposed profession, successively authority too often (had he overlooked, in reference bishop, courtier, revolutionist, and emigrant, then to the battle of Marengo, the Secretary's famous afterwards minister for foreign affairs under the battle of the pins ?). Here is a narrow escape of Directory, M. de Talleyrand had retained someBonaparte from the famous Chouan chief.
thing of all these different states; there was to be found in him a touch of the bishop, of the man of
Having no “When he was conducted to the Tuileries, the quality, and of the revolutionist. aide-de-camp ordered to introduce him conceived firmly fixed opinion, but only a natural moderation such apprehensions from his look, that he deemed which was opposed to every species of exaggerait unsafe to shut the door of the first consul's cab- tion; capable of entering at once into the feelings inet, and went every now and then to steal a
of those whom he wished to please, either from glance at what was passing. The interview was
liking or from interest ; speaking a unique lanlong: In vain General Bonaparte addressed the guage peculiar to that society which had Voltaire words native country and glory to the ears of for instructor ; full of smart, poignant repartees, Georges ; in vain he held out even the bait of ambi- which rendered him as formidable as he was attion to the heart of that fierce champion of the tractive; by turns caressing or disdainful, demoncivil war; he had no success, and he felt con
strative or impenetrable; careless, dignified, lame vinced himself that he had failed when he looked without loss of gracefulness,-in short, one of the at the face of his visitor. Georges, on leaving most extraordinary personages, and such a one as him, set out for England with M. Hyde de Neu- a revolution alone can produce, -he was the most ville. Several times, when giving his fellow- seducing of negotiators, but at the same time intraveller an account of this interview, he exclaimed capable of directing, as head, the affairs of a great showing his vigorous arms, What a blunder I state; for every leader should possess a resolute committed in not strangling that fellow !'”
will, settled views, and application, and he had Here a specimen of the military portraits :
none of these. His will was confined to pleasing, his views consisted in the opinions of the moment,
his application was next to nothing. In a word, “ Kléber was the handsomest man in the army he was an accomplished ambassador, but not a His lofty stature, his noble countenance, express- directing minister ; be it understood, however, that ing all the pride of his soul, his valor at once in this expression is to be taken in its most elevated trepid and cool, his quick and solid intelligence, acceptation. For the rest, he held no other post rendered him a most formidable commander on the under the consular government. The first consul, field of battle. His mind was brilliant, original, who allowed no person the right to give an opinion but uncultivated. He read incessantly and exclu- on the affairs of war and of diplomacy, merely emsively Plutarch and Quintus Curtius ; there he ployed him to negotiate with the foreign ministers, sought the food of great souls, the history of the on basis previously prescribed, and this M. de heroes of antiquity. He was capricious, indocile, Talleyrand did with an art that will never be surand a grumbler. It was said of him, that he passed. He possessed, however, a moral merit,
NAPOLEON AND GEORGES CADOUDAL.
KLEBER AND DESAIX.
NAPOLEON CROSSING THE ALPS.
that of being fond of peace under a master who nately overthrowing empires or rearing a cottage, was fond of war, and of showing that he was so. it may be useful to record such caprices, if only to Endowed with exquisite taste, uniting with it un- tempi the masters of the earth to imitation ; but erring tact, and even a useful indolence, he was such an act reveals something more. The human able to render real services, by simply opposing to soul, in those moments when it is filled with ardent the first consul's exuberance of language, pen, and desires, is disposed to kindness; it does good by action, his sobriety, his perfect moderation, and his way of meriting that which it is soliciting of Provvery propensity to do nothing. But he made lit-idence.” tle impression on that imperious master, from M. Thiers is careful to avoid, as far as may be, whom he extorted no respect either by genius or the bandying of national reproaches. He wisely by conviction. Thus he had no more empire than thinks that in matters of national blame, instituM. Fouché, nay, even less, though quite as much tions should have the largest share; and so winds employed, and more agreeable. Then again, M. his way with the least possible offence, and with de Talleyrand said just the contrary to what M. the wary eye of a practised statesman, through Fouché said. Attached to the ancient régime, the intricacies, incapacities, errors, and oversights minus the persons and the ridiculous prejudices of of cabinets. We like, in this respect, the tone of other times, he recommended the reëstablishment his history. of the monarchy as soon as possible, or an equiv- But should none, save his own countrymen, in alent for it, by availing of the glory of the first matters of individual glory, have liberal largess of consul in lieu of blood-royal, adding that, if we his praise ? He strains his sight at Marengo, why wished to have a speedy and a durable peace with should he narrow it at Copenhagen? He characEurope, we ought to make haste to resemble other terizes Mr. Pitt as “obstinate but not enlightstates. And, while his colleague, Fouché, in the ened ;” in another place, as with more passion name of the revolution advised that we should not than understanding ; in a third, as an able and go too fast, M. de Talleyrand, in the name of powerful leader but with little enlightened views" Europe, advised that we should not go so slow. (the translator is not careful here) “as a statesThe first consul prized the plain good sense of M. man;" in a fourth, as destroyed by Napoleon's Fouché, relished the graces of M. de Talleyrand, successes; and, finally, as “ The greatest statesbut absolutely believed neither the one nor the man England ever had !" In other words, Engother on any subject."
land never had a statesman of enlightened views. Our last extract is a picture very happily framed. We observe in the same page with the latter no
table assertion, a very large If and a very doubt
ful inference. “If he succeeded,” says M. Thiers, “ Artists have delineated him crossing the in an argument as to Bonaparte's relations with Alpine heights mounted on a fiery steed. The England, “ if he succeeded in crossing the English plain truth is, that he ascended the St. Bernard in channel with an invading army, England was lost.” that gray surtout which he usually wore, upon a There is a happy and pleasantly written notice mule, led by a guide belonging to the country, in the second volume, of the Royalists during the evincing, even in the difficult passes, the abstrac- Consulate, their childish plots, their foolish gossip, tion of a mind occupied elsewhere, conversing and Josephine's silly encouragement to both. But with the officers scattered on the road, and then, at we must part with M. Thiers for the present. intervals, questioning the guide who attended him, What his tone is likely to be in his later and making him relate the particulars of his life, his most important volumes, we can hardly anticipate pleasures, his pains, like an idle traveller, who from these. But let us hope he will have time to has nothing better to do. This guide, who was remember, in the midst of the imperial glories, quite young, gave him a simple recital of the de- that chiefly his hero fell because of his propensity tails of his obscure existence, and especially the to forget, till it was too late, that such things as a vexation he felt, because, for want of a little people existed. He forgot it in the country he money, he could not marry one of the girls of his governed, and he forgot it in the countries he invalley. The first consul, sometimes listening, vaded. The great events of Napoleon's career sometimes questioning the passengers with whom will have found a worthy historian, if this moral the mountain was covered, arrived at the Hospice, is not wholly lost sight of by a mind so admirably where the worthy monks gave him a warm re- qualified to give to it its proper weight and range. ception. No sooner had he alighted from his There is one principle, theory, or dogma, immule, than he wrote a note which he handed to plied rather than distinctly adopted by M. Thiers, his guide, desiring him to be sure and deliver it to against which we would most earnestly warn him the quarter-master of the army, who had been left in the progress of those future volumes. He on the other side of the St. Bernard. In the even- seems to think that Napoleon carried out, upon ing, the young man, on returning to St. Pierre, the whole, the intention and purpose of the French learned with surprise what powerful traveller it Revolution; and that this, suspended but a time was whom he had guided in the morning, and by the return of the elder Bourbons, has been rethat General Bonaparte had ordered that a house sumed by the revolution of '30. Surely there is and a piece of ground should be given to him in a confusion of ideas here. The very basis of the mediately, and that he should be supplied, in revolution of '30 was the reverse of an aggressive short, with the means requisite for marrying and policy: it was the right of an independent nation for realizing all the dreams of his modest ambition. (a right we hold to be indisputable) to change its This mountaineer died not long since, in his own government, when, how, and as often as it pleases. country, the owner of land given to him by the Mr. Pitt denied that right in 1800, but the Duke ruler of the world. This singular act of benefi- of Wellington bowed to it in 1830.
Omit the cence, at a moment when his mind was engaged aggressive policy of Napoleon-who, having based by such mighty interests, is worthy of attention. his power on victory, could only by victory sustain If there were nothing in it but a mere conqueror's it—and we will grant that the later revolution was caprice, dispensing at random good or evil, alter-) indeed but the supplement of the first. The great
THE PONIES IN FRANCE.
soldier, on receiving the dignity of first consul, | divines. This pursuit gives novelty of subject and made it his duty, as doubtless it was, to repress earnestness of character to great part of the work : within bounds the spirit of revolution, still « ex- nor is Mr. Trench devoid of qualifications to travel travagant and erring ;” and to endeavor to consol- with advantage. He has seen the Alps, Italy, idate and establish. But he made grievous error Vesuvius, and Etna; so that he brings knowledge in the process. The whole principle of his gov- of other countries to bear upon the Pyrenees and ernment was forced and unnatural, or the reim- the landscapes of France and Spain. He has also posed yoke of the Bourbons would never have been the readiness and willingness to converse with borne. Society, cramped and crippled by his des- strangers, that generally distinguishes the pracpotisms, submitted to the relief of even that miser-titioners of the liberal professions—at least the able change; and when, in 1830, it broke loose general body, for barristers, like captains, and again, the principle it asserted was not Napoleon's dons in the church, stand more upon their digtyranny, but the resistance to every form of ty- nity, such as it is. Hence he profited from casual ranny established by the first revolution. It was encounters with the people, especially as his tracts the great doctrine that no government can be se- were often a mode of introduction, either in comcure which does not provide for giving effect to munity or question. the general sense of the community it governs : But the pet ponies must not be defrauded of a principle which still waits its complete develop their due merit; for a good deal of the freshness ment in France. For we sincerely believe that if of the book must be attributed to them. They such provisions for representative liberty were enabled Mr. and Mrs. Trench to do without the made effective there, we should hear no more of diligence, to quit the high-road for the by-ways, the glories of this most mean, false, and futile to visit places inaccessible to the usual run of
aggressive policy.” The electoral representa- travellers, and even to reach towns where neither tion of France is a representation by means of the books of the hostel nor the memory of man Paris newspapers, as it stands at present. And so recorded the appearance of an Englishman. The it will remain till enlightened French statesmen necessity of looking after the stable of the little cease to copy Napoleon's grand mistake, and leave creatures, and the excitement their appearance the people out of all their calculations.
produced, also give a feature to the book, from Mr. Campbell's translation is very good, but with the sensation they produced among that easily exoccasional slips here and there : and is published cited people. at a very moderate price, on the plan of the cheap and spirited series of books called the Foreign Library.
A stall is an equine luxury almost unknown at French inns: at least I have not yet seen one.
This renders great care under any circumstances
From the Spectator. needful for those who take their own horses about TRENCH'S TRAVELS IN FRANCE AND SPAIN. the country. Still more did my little ponies re
quire protection against the monstrous animals The Reverend Francis Trench, with his wife, often met with at the inn-stables, from whom one his man, and a light open pony-carriage, started kick would have been utter destruction. In vain for an autumnal tour in the south of France; but did landlords, landladies, ostlers, and lookers-on circumstances extended it to Spain in point of innumerable, say to me, “Soyez tranquille, Monregion, and nearly a year in point of time. As sieur,” or “Pas de danger, Monsieur," when I regards mere novelty of country, there is not much thought a position in any way precarious; and I in Mr. Trench's early route-Dieppe, Rouen, must say that almost invariably efforts were Paris, the valleys of the Loire, the Garonne, and good humoredly made to meet my wishes and the Adour, with the Pyrenean watering-places, remove all apprehensions. In saying this, I do and the Spanish frontier-towns. The laiter part, not speak of this watchfulness as involving any leading through Auvergne, has more of fresh- trouble which proved disagreeable to me. On ness ; for it has been rarely visited by the travel the contrary, I often found that my visits to the ler, and not at all frequented by the tourist. The stable brought me into amusing and instructive character of the book, however, is not dependent communication with travellers or natives of each upon high-roads, but partly arises from the author, separate locality; and besides this, as I have said and partly from his ponies.
before, few Englishmen will look upon their horse, Mr. Trench himself is an Anglican clergyman, especially on a long journey, otherwise than as a we should think with Evangelical views; and his friend. I must say also that the ostlers were tour was made subordinate to Christian objects. very gentle towards the ponies; and indeed they When he arrived at any place where any English were so small and harmless, notwithstanding were residing, he immediately issued cards for their unwearied spirit and endurance, that they divine service on the Sunday, in his apartments; were quite treated as pets by all who came near and this invitation was invariably responded to, them. Not only did gentlemen pay them visits, and not unfrequently by French Protestants. An but mammas came and put their children on their object of nearly equal interest was to search out backs: one lady who was an invalid had the little the Reformed churches, and to attend their ser- gray absolutely led into her room; and another vice : by both which means he was introduced handsome and sprightly young landlady was so into more society and of a much better class than charmed with them on our arrival at her door, that common travellers. The state of the Romish she called out, patting them, and summoning - religion in France was another object : this led the household to see them," les amours !--les him to frequent the Catholic churches, with a amours !" view to examine their practice and the views they On one occasion Mr. Trench followed a few inculcated, (which he found heathenish beyond hours in the rear of Franconi's celebrated troop; his expectations,) and occasionally brought him and the little chaise with the little ponies coninto courteous controversy with some of their nected in public opinion the Anglican divine with
FRENCH CULTIVATION : COGNAC: ANGOULEME.
the equestrians ahead, and induced the belief along the appetite was not so strong; and in a shrewd, the road that he was “ le directeur de la com- confidential manner, she explained that on this pagnie.” On arriving at Périgueux, he was ad- principle it was quite as well for her to give some dressed " Franconi n'est ce pas ;" whilst in Spain wine. he had to exhibit his equipage. THE PONIES AT PAMPELUNA.
Occasionally we passed large tracts presenting My pony-carriage also made, if not an equal, at the richest and most cultivated appearance. They all events a most unexpected sensation. It was were not enclosed, but occupied by all kinds of visited by several parties, including ladies and crops dispersed in small parallelograms. Every gentlemen, who heard of its being in the inn-yard ; inch of soil was tilled. The lines between each and I had four or five special requests addressed division were as straight and fine as possible. to me, that I would drive it out in the town and Not a weed was to be seen.
The stones were all let the inhabitants see it. Accordingly, one even- carefully picked out and laid in regular heaps. ing I gratified their desire ; and, as it passed, At one part the land sloped towards us from a people called one another out of their houses, and considerable distance, and I could not help thinkhurried to the side of the public walks, forming ing of it as like one vast and flourishing “allotsuccessive lines, to see my unpretending, little ment” garden. Those who take an interest in equipage. Here, as in many other places, I have the agricultural laborers of our own country will had some interesting conversation, which com- at once recognize the term and comparison. menced by remarks or inquiries relative to the carriage or ponies. In the salon at the hotel, a party of four gentlemen referred to me a little discus
“ The kitchen-fire in Spain is usually made in sion which they had had as to the price of such a vehicle. I told them that I had given fifty Hoor is allotted as hearth. On this are laid logs
the following manner. A square portion of the pounds for it; which they seemed to think, as of wood, six or seven feet in length, with their many others—for the inquiry, was a very common ends together, like the sticks of a gipsy fire. As one-a very moderate price.' The great merit of " the ponies,” however, was till burnt out.
they are consumed, these logs are pushed forward
Above is the chimney, formed of in carrying their owner into the country, him to choose his own manner and time of seeing boarding in the shape of an immense funnel, with things, and allowing him leisure to examine a about seven feet of the fire.' The funnel conducts
the broad part downwards, and reaching within prospect or a district, to stop in a town as long as its features or its vicinity offered any attraction, or all the cookery is carried on by the mere use of
to a narrower orifice above. Meat is roasted, and there was any social or spiritual call in the place : the burning wood on this primitive hearth. The and we think with Mr. Trench, that it was lucky fire is usually of enormous size; and at the inn of he disregarded the solemn warnings of his friends Roncesvalles a bench occupied two sides, on which touching the troubles his “ turn-out” would bring I was not sorry to take an half-hour's seat after upon him. Besides the advantage of a distinct pursuit, with my sụpper, the elevation of the spot having made
the air chilly.” the means of penetrating into the country and examining it ai leisure, the Diary of Travels in France and Spain exhibits judgment in the treat
ELECTRIC CLOCKS.—The following extract from ment of subjects, and an attractive style. The
a letter from Mr. Finlaison, of Loughton Hall, more common themes—as Paris, the spas, and so forth—are passed over, except so far as they has succeeded to admiration in working electric
appears in the Polytechnic Reriew :-* Mr. Brain furnish something peculiar to the writer's pur- clocks by the currents of the earth. On the 28th suits; and he runs nothing down in description, of August he set up a small clock in my drawing; unless perhaps occasionally his religious topics. room, the pendulum of which is in the hall, and His diction is terse, and has that rapid, pointed, both instruments in a voltaic circuit, as follows :: and easy manner, which is not so much scholarly On the N. E. side of my house two zinc plates, a as gentlernanly-smacking of public schools and foot square, are sunk in a hole, and suspended to university training. Of the matter of his miscel
a wire : this is passed through the house, to the laneous passages the following quotations may be taken as fair specimens.
pendulum first, and then to the clock. On the S. E. side of the house, at a distance of about forty yards, a hole was dug four feet deep, and two
sacks of common coke buried in it: among the Stopping for a quarter of an hour to-day at a coke another wire was secured, and passed in at small way-side inn, an intelligent and obliging the drawing-room window, and joined to the hostess gave me freely such communication as I former wire at the clock. The ball of the pendusought regarding the condition of the people in lum weighs nine pounds, but it was moved enerthe neighborhood. She said, that when laborers getically, and has ever since continued to do so were hired, it was always the custom to feed with the self-same energy. The time is to perthem; and that, in addition, from twelve to fifteen fection, and the cost of the motive power was only sous were given. She sometimes employed them 7s.6d. There are but three little wheels to the herself; when they had for breakfast bread or clock, and neither weights nor spring ; so there is chestnuts ; for dinner, soup and such things as nothing to be wound up.” omelette, meat, rye-cakes ; for supper, the same as at dinner. Generally also wine; but this year CALMNESS IN COMMOTION.-Robert Hall said of it is so extremely dear, that, she said, this was John Wesley, “The most extraordinary thing out of the question. Lowering her voice, she about him was, that while he set all in motion, he made an admission, such as that which the teeto- was himself perfectly calm and phlegmatic: he tallers often enforce, that when wine was given, was the quiescence of turbulence.”
WAGES OF LABOR IN THE SOUTH.
Oracles from the Poets : a fanciful Diversion for the flowers; while Darwin, with a whole Botanic
Drawing Room. By ČAROLINE Gilman. New Garden before him, and Mason, in his English York and London, 1844. Wiley and Putnam. Garden, scarcely supplied a single fitting extract. The idea of this volume is excellent, and the
Milton and Coleridge were found very unprolific execution unexceptionable. It has often surprised for her purposes, on account of the abstract and us, when listening to the stupid fortune-telling lofty flow of their diction. “Keats and Shelley cards introduced to break the tedium of a dull are the poets of the heavens.” “Byron, with party in a drawing-room where dancing is not few exceptions, does not describe a flower, a patronized, that some ingenious personage should musical sound, or place of residence.” not have taken pity upon the grown-up children
The volume is exquisitely printed and delicately who thus try to think themselves amused, and bound for drawing-rooin use; and perhaps it is constructed a series of questions and replies that needless to add a recommendation to the descripshould at least possess the attractions of common tion we have given of it, and which will be suffisense, if not of wit and poetry.
We have at last cient of itself to excite the reader's interest, and received from America such an attempt, and it is insure its introduction into the families of our entirely successful.
friends. It is the very book for a present.-Critic. Mrs. Gilman has supplied to each of the favorite questions a collection of replies, extracted from the
TALENTED WOMEN. British and American poets, chosen, for the most part, with an eye to their intrinsic beauty as well Women gifted like Zoe often present instances as their aptitude to the query ; and from their num- of aberration from the standard of female rectitude. ber, and the variety of sources froin which these It is not that high talents are in their own nature replies are taken, the volume must have been the inimical to the delicate and refined virtues, but labor of many months.
they require in proportion a stronger and wiser In this volume fourteen questions are answered, guidance than they often get. The motives that but another is promised with a completion of the influence the generality of women do not touch current catechism. An instance or two will women of high powers; they do not feel the obliexhibit the happy choice of the compiler.
gations of those small moralities, the fear of To the question, “What is your character ?!!“ being singular,” of rendering themselves the put to a gentleman, these are some of the an- subject of " remark,” which wholesomely qualify
the love of admiration and display, in the generalYou are one
ity of female breasts. They have more energy of
character than is absorbed by the routine of duties Who can play off your smiles and courtesies To every lady, of her lap-dog tired,
women are generally called upon to perform, and Who wants a plaything.
they have no channel in which their superfluous
activity can be expended. Women seldom have You act upon the prudent plan, their powers equalized and balanced by a thorough Say little and hear all you can
education, so it is not wonderful that one gifted Safe policy, but hateful.
with more strongly marked strength of character A right tender heart, than the generality should have somewhat of the Melting and easy, yielding to impression, eccentric and irregular in her actions. Her strength And catching the soft fame from each new resembles the undirected activity of a child-much beauty.
Rowe. promised, and nothing accomplished with it. BeAnd there are sixty answers equally apt with sides women cannot, like men, correct their false these to that single question.
or crude notions by intercourse with the actual “What gratifies your taste or affec- world; from their natural position they are pretions ?" leads to some very singular replies. To vented taking a broad view of things as they really wit :
exist. When a woman steps beyond her own
domestic circle, into whatever scene she goes she Give all things else their honor due,
is the subject of a social fiction ; she is treated as But gooseberry pie is best. SouthEY.
a visitor, not as an inhabitant; therefore what a Oh! sweeter than the marriage feast, woman calls “a knowledge of the world” is only 'Tis sweeter far to thee,
a fresh source of bewilderment, which, besides To walk together to the kirk
being in the highest degree undesirable, is confined With a goodly company. Coleridge. to a coarse exaggeration of scenes, which unA wheel-footed studying-chair,
doubtedly do take place, but which lose their Contrived both for toil and repose,
truth by being detached from the course of natural Wide-elbow'd and wadded with carc,
circumstances under which they occur. Women In which you both scribble and doze.
of the class we are describing have often a morbid Cowper.
curiosity for this kind of enlightenment; but it leads
them no nearer to their object, viz. something to Lighted halls,
fill the void in their hearts and intellects.-From Cramm'd full of fools and fiddles.
Zoe, a novel,
R. G. Sands. The amusement and real interest such a ra- Vulgar ELOQUENCE.-An example of popular tional fortune-telling as this must excite in the eloquence, calculated to produce a great effect, family circle will be at once apparent.
however familiar in itself, occurred in a preacher In her preface, Mrs. Gilman states some curious among the Methodists having said, in order to results of her researches into the works of the exhibit the contrast between time and eternitypoets. In Shakspeare she looked in vain for " Suppose a departed sinner had been ten thouplaces of residence. In Wordsworth scarcely a sand years in punishment, and that, upon hearing flower or musical sound is described. Shelley, a bell toll, be should inquire, What is that Landon, and Howitt, are eminently the poets of lo'clock?'-ihe answer could only be-Eternity!"