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replied Frank. “ Perhaps I did him injustice. Iself back in his chair; "he will exhibit himselt always classed him with that Mrs. Dalton." far more effectually than I could. Give him plenty Perhaps,'
,” observed Mr. Verner, quietly, “ you of rope I would n't interfere with him for the did her injustice too.”
world." Edith felt that keen and painful shyness so natu- "Well," responded Aunt Peggy, "I will apply ral to one who sees that allusion is being made to a to him, then ; Captain Kinnaird, may I entreat you matter, the secret of which she knows, while the to afford me a little information concerning Miss person most intimately concerned is ignorant that Bracebridge?" she knows it. Hurriedly and awkwardly she “Oh yes, certainly,” said Frank; “Miss Bracechanged the topic.
bridge is—that is to say, I don't know that there is " The Daltons are going abroad,” said she, “they anything very particular to be said about her. I are quite tired of Beechwood, and they mean to suppose she would generally be considered pretty." spend the summer in travelling, and to winter at His manner was so elaborately terse and digniRome. But, dear Aunt Peggy, I want to ask fied, and so uncontrollably embarrassed, that the about your piece of news. You wrote me word rest of the party could not resist joining in the that Mr. Owen Forde was engaged to Mrs. Alvan- laugh which Everard timed. Frank looked very ley."
good-humored, but a little really vexed, which his Aunt Peggy's color rose, and she looked exceed friend perceiving instantly changed the subject. ingly blank. " It was a mistake, my dear,” said He afterwards imparted io Aunt Peggy the true she.
explanation of the mystery; namely, that Frank There was a somewhat awkward pause, which having been himself desperately enamored of the the good lady herself broke by adding, “Since I pretty Miss Bracebridge, and not receiving as much have been so extremely foolish, it is useless to try encouragement as he desired, had been violently to make a mystery of it, but I am sure I need not jealous of Everard, and had taken refuge in a sort ask you all to consider this as said strictly in confi- of haughty misanthropic theory, that he was not dence—for of course it would overwhelm Owen to be happy in this world, but that all his friends with annoyance if he knew that I had told you. were to enjoy themselves at his expense. This The fact is, I ought to have said nothing at all idea, not being very congenial to his nature, had about it; but he mentioned it to me in so confident been dismissed as soon as he found how matters and decided a tone, that I thought it was all settled, really stood with Everard, and it did not appear but it turned out afterwards that he had only sent impossible that he might return and prosecute his the offer-and-and
suit hereafter, with some hopes of success.
Ever“It was refused,” said Captain Everard, looking ard's intimacy with the young lady had been simas though he repented the words the moment they ply that easy and pleasant communion which the had passed his lips, yet uttering them in a tone of public is apt to mistake for a flirtation, but which considerable satisfaction.
is, in fact, a much better thing, and is sometimes an “ Yes," replied Aunt Peggy, in a very downcast introduction to one of the highest of earthly goods
a vestibule, as it were, to the sanctuary of Friend“Mrs. Alvanley has gone to London, I think,” ship. But it seems to require a faith greater than said Mr. Verner.
that which is able to remove mountains to induce “Yes,” answered Aunt Peggy," she has taken people to believe, that there can really exist such a a house in Belgrave Square for the season, and phenomenon as a friendship between man and woafterwards I believe she is going to the Rhine." man. It is not very common, perhaps, to meet
“A very pleasant programme,” remarked Frank, with a true friendship at all; for human nature is yawning, " but I thought the good lady's means often changeable, often heedless, often unreasonawere so small that it was all she could do to live ble, and there are a thousand fine and tender links, with comfort, and dress with fashionable decency.” the snapping of any one whereof may indefinitely
“She had fifty thousand pounds left her the retard the final formation of the chain ; but neverother day,” said Everard, laconically. Frank elon- theless there is such a thing, and it is well to note gated his face, and drew his lips together with a it where we find it, if only by way of exception to very significant expression. Delicacy towards Aunt general rules—by way of contradiction to the popPeggy prevented him from saying a word, but he ular belief, according to which the fairest begincould not help congratulating himself inwardly on ning is only the prelude to indifference or disapthe poetical justice executed upon Mr. Owen Forde. pointment. The question, of course, is really He had offered to fifty thousand pounds, on the whether the true germ be in both hearts, or not; strength of his own fascinations—and been rejected. if it be there, it must needs grow up and bear frait,
“And now," said Aunt Peggy, with a little in spite of all possible disadvantages of sun and malice, " there is another question which I want to shade, rain and drought; but if we have mistaken ask, and I am not quite sure to which of this illus- another plant for the heavenly seed, we must bea; trious company I ought to address it; so I will ask to see it perish before the first unkindly blast. it generally, and let him answer who can. Who Fancy, convenience, community of pursuit, may is Miss Bracebridge?
deceive us for awhile, but these have no root; they “I will undertake to satisfy you on that point,” are the annuals of the spirit, and fade after a sincried Everard, with the utmost alacrity.
gle season's growth. Woe, then, to him who has “ Indeed, you shall do no such thing," inter- mistaken them in another for that which they are rupted Frank; " don't listen to a word he says. I not ! know of old his faculty for so dressing up a story Everard and Edith walked together that night in that the very hero of it can't recognize it. I won't the shrubbery. There is no record of their contrust my character in his hands."
versation, but, as they returned to the house, they “ Your character!" repeated Aunt Peggy; “I paused and looked back together upon the moonlit did n't know you were particularly interested in the garden, as Edith had before done in her desolation matter."
and remorse. She looked up now in his face. “Is “Let him go on,” said Everard, throwing him-l it possible,” said she, “ that happiness can harden
the heart? I could not think harshly of any human Gentle public, we leave you to answer this quesbeing at this moment. My heart seems like a gar- tion. And according to your answer shall we den, so full of sunshine, that the tiniest flower, the judge whether or not you have appreciated the meanest blade of grass, has somewhat of glory and Moral of this story. For it has a moral, we do beauty-thanks be to my sun for shining on them !” assure you, sage school-masters and philosophers,
" And the dreary cold of the past has prepared the and may, on the whole, be not inaptly named a soil for bearing this sweet harvest,” returned he. “ book of instruction." This fact will, of course,
Then there was silence between them. There be held to excuse it for dulness. In conclusionis no expression for perfect happiness but perfect for the tale is ended—we would humbly entreat you silence. It is not human enough for language; to believe, that Mr. Verner was in reality a very and the fullest concord of harmonious sounds is, delightful personage—in fact, an IDEAL MAN-we after all, only a sigh after the Infinite. No sound have contrived to present him to you on paper in in the whole catalogue of earthly notes expresses the aspect, we are somewhat afraid, of a very opunmixed joy but the laughter of a very young pressive prig; but we pray you to believe that the child, and we all know how that changes to tears fault is ours, not his, and has arisen out of a spein a moment. Yet if speech and sound are but the cies of that human deficiency to which allusion has voice of longing, so after all is silence, rightly un- so recently been made, which renders the expresderstood, only the voice of waiting. When will sion of perfection of any kind well-nigh impossible. that Future come wherein the Present shall satis- Should you agree with us, we can only say we are fy the soul?
sorry that we attempted it; and so we wish you a “My poor Amy! Will she ever be not as long farewell, for Aunt Peggy is about to betake happy as I am, but happy in any sense ?" mur- herself to a retirement, which perhaps she might mured Edith, as she laid her head on the pillow, deem herself wiser if she had never left. for a night of joyful dreams, and yet more joyful wakening.
REPUTATIONS FURNISHED.—The following adver-1" Orator," his " Letters,” his “Speeches against tisement is copied literally from the Times. Antony and for Ligarius." The last, according to LI
ITERARY ASSISTANCE.—Strictly Confidential. Cicero's own expression, sold so capitally,” that
- A quarterly reviewer, classical scholar, and politi- he declared his intention that for the future everycal writer of considerable experience, whose successful thing he should write, Atticus should have to pubproductions in various departments of literature have lish. We have here again clearly another example elicited from the “Athenæum,”. “ The Times"Quar- of the very great size of the editions. For Cicero, timonials, which will furnish incontestable evidence of in this speech, had introduced, by mistake, a person his high standing and competence to the task, ENGAGES long ago deceased as still living, and commissioned TO ENHANCE OR TO CREATE THE REPUTA- Atticus, after the book had already found a good TION OF AUTHORS or diffident aspirants IN ANY sale, to have the mistake subsequently corrected by BRANCH OF THE BELLES LETTRES. POEMS, the erasure of the name in all the copies, that is SATIRES, ESSAYS, LECTURES, SPEECHES, PREFACÉS, PROSPECTUSES, LEADING ARTI- obviously in those which were still unsold. But CLES, SERMONS, or ROMANCES of sterling value, now how great must have been the remaining stock composed and transferred for an adequate remuneration. of copies, notwithstanding the large edition which Works prepared for the press. Manuscripts critically had already been disposed of, when no fewer than corrected. Inviolable secrecy.
three of the most skilful copyists were appointed to [This must be a wonderful genius ; but, strange correct this one mistake! These, however, within to say, his gifts do not avail him for himself, and three days, could certainly rectify at least a thou he can create any reputation but his own, or why sand copies! That Atticus, moreover, was not this tender of services so much beneath one who only concerned in the multiplication, but also in the must combine the genius and accomplishments of sale of works—that his pursuit was not simply a a Scott, a Byron, a Junius, a Sterne, an Addison, hobby, but an actual business—this is clear from and a Johnson? The collocation of performances the extraordinary sale of the Ligarian speech. We is curiously happy; next to sermons being placed even find Cicero himself in the number of his cusromances of sterling merit. The modest author tomers. He purchased from him a copy of the dares not promise as much for his sermons. The Serapion.-Schmidt's Freedom of Thought and advertisement is not properly headed; it should be Faith. “ A CRICHTON TO LET.”]-Examiner.
NEWSPAPERS CAN BE LEGALLY LENT ON HIRE. Cicero's PUBLISHER.-He employed the whole In the case of “Miller vs. Champion," it has body of his slaves in writing. In his workshop, lately been decided by Mr. Dubois, at the Bloomswhich excelled everything that there had hitherto bury County Court, that newspapers could not be been in establishments of the kind, there were col- lent on hire. This decision, we learn from a comlected, as in our modern printing-offices, all sorts petent legal authority, is erroneous. There is no of workmen, part of whom were engaged in prepar-law against lending newspapers for hire. There ing the paper, and other materials, and repairing was formerly an act (29 Geo. III., c. 50, 1798) the instruments; part in multiplying the copies, and which prohibited it under a penalty of 51., but that in correcting ; part in skilfully rolling up the finished act was repealed by the present Newspaper Act, books, and completing them with covers, titles, and 5 and 6 Will. IV., c. 76, and the provision has noi the other customary ornaments. Atticus, in like been reënacted. Indeed, for many years previously manner, established a bookshop, such as at this time to the repeal the enactment had, so far as the of day could be found nowhere in the world, con- Stamp-office was concerned, become a dead letter, nected with any bookseller's or stationer's establish- it having been ascertained that the practice of letment. Cicero published most of his works with him, ting out newspapers tended to promote the sale of as, for instance, the “Quæstiones Academicæ," the them.-Daily News.
CORRESPONDENCE OF THE LIVING AGE.
|fect of police that no such meeting could take
place. The ministry had found a law of interdict, Paragraphs from Paris-10 Feb., 1848.
of 1790, which might be applied to the project. We have seen the river Seine ribbed with thick Prodigious clamor followed; the committee of the ice, and in three days afterwards without a particle festival issued a card, in the journals, declaring of it; so little durable is any extreme of weather that being in a lawful and already tolerated course, in this meridian. The middle and southern divis- they would inflexibly persist. In the afternoon of ions of France have been inundated with snow, the 8th inst. this topic emerged in the hot debate. and experienced on the whole a much severer sea- Duvergier, a man of authority in the opposition, son. Our atmosphere is now mild, yet gloomy. exclaimed that all the invited deputies—some sixty The sun is rarely visible, and the lengthening of or seventy-would attend the banquet, in order to the days hardly perceptible. Funerals abound in try the question whether Frenchmen were subject every quarter ; la grippe continues to be fatal to to the arbitrary will of the cabinet. His colthe old and decrepit, though the victims are far less leagues confirmed this engagement by a chorus. numerous proportionably than in London. Duchatel, minister of the interior, said,
• The The chamber of deputies have already expended government will not yield.” The scene therea fortnight in the debates on the reply to the king's upon is pretty accurately described thus :-Indigspeech, which embrace all the main topics of for- nation throughout the left; protests—murmurs— eign and domestic policy. It is not probable that cries of surprise and wrath ; the tempest redoubled the hubbub will be concluded before the end of the when the minister repeated vehemently, week. Much instruction concerning the condition government will not yield.” The whole opposiof the country, and the situation and aims of par- tion in tumult-several voices at the highest pitch, ties, is to be found in the mass of the prepared " Those are the very words of Charles X. ; speeches. No change ensues in the doctrines or —there is blood in those words.” Immense action of the government, or the general disposi- noise ; extreme agitation ; order! order !—" But tions and views of the country. The struggle is let us exhale our patriotic rage.” M. Lesseps, mainly between M. Guizot and M. Thiers, and apostrophizing the minister, “You play the game this being regarded commonly as a mere competi- of provocation.” Answer: “ The government tion for power, makes an impression that does not does not mean to provoke any one." Another threaten the peace at home, so important for the cry: "You have never done anything else.” national progress.
There is a sort of entente cor- The president of the chamber calls M. Lesseps diale between the leader of the French opposition to order; the deputy vociferated, “ That may do ; and Lord Palmerston : British measures and pol- you shall be, yourself, set to rights by the people.” icy are therefore extolled by contrast. Several At the end of Lamartine's eloquent harangue of the orators of the centre gauche chime with M. about Italy, the sitting was suspended some twentyThiers on this head; but the French in general five minutes, so lively was the sensation. Among deem Lord Palmerston an inveterate enemy, and his statements were these :- The most exalted, the have no confidence in British professions of good most enlightened, the most illustrious in name and will. Repugnance could be distinguished in the descent, of the whole peninsula-over the whole, faces of the chamber, on most of the benches, when clergy and all-were at the head of the reformM. Thiers spoke of " noble and independent Eng- movement. The Italian race had done as much land." The London Times of the 7th inst. rewards to consecrate their soil as ever race did in human him by saying: “In spite of the moderation of the annals; France should connect herself by princitone of M. Thiers there is that in the stamp and ples and conterminous alliances in a way to purpose of his mind which identifies him and his be prepared for the gravitation of the Russian party with the enemies of the tranquillity and the power and despotism on the middle of Europe. permanent interests of Europe.”
This indispensable precaution, however, the minisIn one of M. Guizot's replies to the opposition, try sacrificed to dynastic interests ; the Spanish last week, a prominent member of the left cried match was the bane of true French state-wisdom. out, “Speak in your own name, not that of This assertion would not stand a fair discussion. France.” The premier answered, “ I do speak in It is rendered more plausible, indeed, by the barmy own name ; be assured that I shall never speak renness of Queen Isabel, and the precariousness of in yours.” Replication : “ Truly I hope not.” her life. Most of the Spanish politicians at M. Thiers to an interrogator : “Don't be so furious Madrid—the majority of the nation we may supin your questions, but listen to me." Retort : “I pose—would second the French court in supportam not more furious than you were just now in the ing the claims of the Duchess of Montpensier. tribune.”
For this end—it is argued by the French opposiThe government suffered some sixty and more tion—the French government now truckles to Ausbanquets, in the interior, to agitate for electoral tria, in order to prevent a league of Metternich with reform. Last month, it was proposed to hold a Lord Palmerston for the exclusion of the duchess. kindred banquet in the 12th district of Paris ; On the 29th ult., M. Guizot assured the chamber of all arrangements were concerted, and the day deputies that if France undertook to assist the and invitations settled. Suddenly advices came Italians to drive Austria from Lombardy she would from the department of the interior and the pre- have to encounter another coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain—all being re-, very interesting character, was found violated and solved to keep things on the basis of the treaties murdered with the most horrible circumstances near of 1815.
to the great edifice of an important religious order La Presse, a journal that represents itself as in the Brothers of Christian Doctrine. A member opposition, though not of the opposition, boasts of of this community has been arraigned upon strong issuing sixteen thousand copies every morning, and very peculiar presumptive evidence. A deep, printing six thousand per hour. The subscription wide-spread concern felt by all the clergy and is only forty francs, or eight dollars, per annum, and the devout laity. Toulouse is filled with stranit is as well supplied, as ably edited, as any other gers, from a considerable distance; most of the of the daily journals. The principal editor has a Paris journals have sent down reporters, and interseat in the chamber of deputies. He lacks char- minable narratives, including the long bill of inacter, but retains influence and high associations by dictment, are already published. means of the journal-by dauntless assurance and A gentleman who passed some forty minutes, indefatigable exertion. It is he, Girardin, who the 9th inst., in conversation with the astronomer killed in a duel Armand Carrel, the great republi- Le Verrier, portrays him in these terms. “ The can editor and oracle, and who has accepted twenty stature of this wonderful calculator is about five challenges since.
feet seven ; his frame is robust and well turned : One of the commercial delegates, Haussman, his complexion very fair ; his hair sandy; bis who accompanied the French embassy to China, bluish eye exceedingly bright and vivacious ; his has published three interesting volumes, entitled elocution rapid, clear, and indicative of a gay spirit. a visit to China, Cochin China, and Malaisia, in He reads and writes English well enough for his 1844-5 and 6.
purpose ; he neither speaks it nor understands it The sitting of the deputies (yesterday afternoon, sufficiently when spoken. He manifests a keen 9th Feb.) was one of the most disorderly, violent desire for the progress of astronomy in the United and obstreperous known since the era of the States, and would bestow a portion of time and National Convention. The morning papers report study, not easily spared, for the purpose of advancit with this general description : "The voice of ing and commemorating American studies and M. Barrot, heard above all others, crying to the discoveries. There is a striking contrast between ministry, “You transcend Polignac and Peyron- his appearance and that of the illustrious Arago, net.' These names were the signal of a grand of whom he has become in a manner the rival and anmêlée. The immense bugle of the centre sounded tagonist. The latter has a dark skin, a large, wild a most formidable yell. The entire left answered black eye-an air of habitual command ; he is by the fiercest uproar: then nothing could be dis- taller and considerably older, fond of pleasantry, tinguished in the universal clatter of defiance more or less sarcastic on every occasion." hurled and retorted-stamping, extended arms The announcement of Marshal Bugeaud as minwith hands clenched, flourishes of fists in the air, ister of war is daily expected, though the present every one on tiptoe-fiery eyes—the confusion and minister has not intimated an intention to resign. clamor being everywhere-the chair in dismay, and He possesses all the essential qualifications for the trying in vain, by perpetual ringing of the bell and post. He is to be deemed the real conqueror of calls to order, to regain some authority.” The Algeria ; yet he is not at all popular; he has not keeper of the seals was the chief object of the been half as much distinguished at home, in any onslaught of the opposition. The president of the way, as any one of the American superior officers chamber, at 6 o'clock, pronounced the discussion have been everywhere with you on their return ended, and rushed from his seat, and the deputies, from Mexico. His manners are simple- rather bellowing after him, "separated in extreme agi- blunt; he is inclined to jesting or waggery; he is tation.” If the opposition persists in holding the tall, well-limbed, sinewy; his complexion light, his banquet which the ministry and police prohibit, head quite grey-white ; his face good, but not and the authorities stand firm to their assurances remarkably intelligent. He can talk most attracin the chamber, there may be a dangerous public tively, in the most familiar style, at the royal and conflict, of which the issue will depend on the ministerial dinners. Among the few good speeches fidelity of the troops.
delivered since the commencement of the session, Three of the opulent American residents of Paris in the chamber of deputies, are those of Marshal have given recently large balls—Mr. Ridgway Bugeaud and General Lamoricière on the surrenof Philadelphia, Mr. Vanzandt and Mr. Legueur der of Abd-el-Kader and the future administration of New York. These entertainments have not of Algeria. It was at first anticipated that, the been surpassed this winter in brilliancy and luxury. emir being removed, the French forces and the anThe fashionable French take an interest of curios- nual expenditure in Algeria might be reduced a ity in them ; the British gentry, whole and half, moiety--that is to fifty thousand men and fifty rejoice in the suppers, and amuse themselves, the millions of francs. But the marshal argued that next day, at the expense of their host. What of a material retrenchment could not be attempted for the Yankees ? &c. &c.
a considerable time; the Arabs were four millions ; In the south, the large city of Toulouse, indeed, reluctant subjects ; now condemned to new and all the adjacent country, is now engrossed by a crim- hateful modes of life; to be perpetually watched inal case as exciting and atrocious as any single one and distrusted. Military colonization alone would in the French judicial annals. A young girl, of a l suit the case ; the first care of the settler was and would long be-to keep his head on his shoulders. i Scott by criticising the capitulation at Puebla. La There might be a large saving in the cost of the Presse, of the Sth inst., tells its readers that Genpresent civil administration ; and Bugeaud related eral Cass has just been elected “president of the instances of enormous jobbing and other abuse. legislature of Ohio, by 237 votes against 22,” General Lamoricière made an impressive recital and “ can count upon the decided support of nearly of the circumstances and considerations by which he all the Western States”-and that in the senate at and the Duke d'Aumale were induced to assent Washington, the executive was vigorously attacked to Abd-el-Kader's terms. He believed it practica- by Mr. Johnson of Maryland, and defended with ble for the emir to escape with a few horsemen, not less warmth by Mr. Crittenden. to the desert; he thought that this alternative was Among the sights of last week was a grand profar the worst for French interests : his responsi- cession of between two and three thousand students bility was covered by that of the governor-general, of the law and medical schools on the left bank the young duke for whom the ministry were liable. of the Seine. Their purpose was to deliver a M. Guizot announced that he would send Abd-el-petition to the chamber of deputies, asking the Kader to Alexandria, provided securities could be restoration of the historian Michelet to his chair in obtained against his return to Algeria.
the college of France, his hall having been closed In the most recent case of scandal in high life, by the minister of public instruction on account, in Paris, that of Count Mortier, lately minister ostensibly, of some very indecent proceedings by a plenipotentiary in Sardinia, and some years ago in crowd of his disciples with the speech of His Switzerland, we are approaching to a conclusion Majesty, Louis Philippe. The main cause of the after shocking discussions before the courts. A minister's measure (a little arbitrary) was the radcommittee of examining physicians have reported, ical and infidel strain and purport of the lectures. in curious detail, that the count is partially insane, When the procession arrived near to the palace of and must be indefinitely confined to a maison de the deputies, it was encountered by a strong body santé. He was subject to an irascibility and to of the municipal guards, and found itself flanked by jealous hallucinations, which rendered him really a squadron of cavalry, and in the midst of a host dangerous to his family. The relatives of the of police agents. A parley ensued; a committee countess have attested the infliction of brutalities was let pass to meet a deputy, a Jew lawyer, who on this lady, for a series of years, which render undertook to place the petition on the desk of the the contrast between her social exterior and domes- secretaries. The patriotic youth, most of whom tic lot, like that of the butchered Duchess of Pras- had truly rugged miens and strange costumes, lin. The fate of poor Count Bresson is nearly wheeled about and dispersed to three offices, sucforgotten. Before his departure for Naples, he cessively, of radical journals, to be harangued by paid several visits to the American consul—an old the editors. Seven or eight hours were consumed, acquaintance. In their last conversation, he man- and seven or eight miles traversed, in this rather ifested extreme sensibility to the atrocious charges ludicrous affair. heaped upon him, when he was at Madrid, in the London Times and the Chronicle. Rising sud
Rear-ADMIRAL Ussher, whose death, after a denly, he exclaimed, with intense emotion, * Sir
, very short illness, we noticed last week, was in the
sixty-ninth year of his age. He was an Irishman, those Madrid correspondents of the London press and a descendant of the celebrated Archbishop are the greatest scoundrels and blackguards in this Ussher, and had seen a great deal of service. world." Immediately, on his departure, the con- Amongst other duties, it fell to his lot to convey sul remarked, to a person in the next room, that Napoleon to Elba. He was nominated commanderthere was an extraordinary and wild vehemence, in-chief of the Irish station in June, 1847, and sucand bitter resentment, on this topic, which surprised He was further promoted to the rank of Rear-Ad
ceeded Sir Hugh Pigott to the command at Cove. him in a practised diplomatist. The Times has ma- miral of the White just previous to his death. lignantly suggested that the suicide of Bresson was
Old Rice.-A gentleman who has resided for owing to remorse for his agency at Madrid. It
many years in India, fourteen hundred miles up the might be more plausibly ascribed to heinous calum- Ganges, says that the people there who are able to nies of the scoundrels and black guards. Two or keep their rice, do not eat it until it is two years three weeks ago, the Times more than hinted that old, and the soft part has been eat out by the worm. Queen Christina was employed at Madrid in studi- | Then they winnow it clean, and eat it. Rice is the ously abridging the life of her daughter, Isabel, in common food, and the poor people are obliged to order to open the throne to the Duchess and Duke eat new rice, as rich people do here. This gentleof Montpensier, conformably to the plans of the have been famines in the districts around him, in
man says that during his residence in India, there French court. In the last number of the Edinburgh which “millions of people perished." The famReview, Louis Philippe is styled the wily spiderines result from the entire absence of rain for six of the Tuileries. The London Spectator has the months, and scorching winds, which destroy all following compliment to the Emerald Isle : “ The vegetation. The British government are building grand resource of an Irishman in difficulties is mur
a canal of great capacity, from the mountains in der ; the forin varies, but the principle is universal.”
which the Ganges rises, down into the country
seven hundred miles, at an expense of fifty millions The same London oracle, explaining the unfortu- of dollars, for the purpose of irrigating the land. nate dispute of the American commanders in Mex- The cost of the canal is to be paid from the reveico, says, that General Worth offended General nues of India.—Journal of Commerce.