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vate way out from Newgate. Many and many as his pocket, from which he counted out ten guintime, when the fatal halter seemed inevitable, has eas. “I am not a rich man, Mr. Tangle,” said he, hy some deft device, turned the running into a Capstick. slip-knot, and the hangman has been defrauded by "I am sorry for it," said Tangle, (and evidently the quibbler. Many a gentleman had Mr. Tangle with a feeling of sincerity ;)“ otherwise the ten restored to the road, none at all the worse for might have been fifty.” Newgate. Many a highwayman, on his solitary * But do what you can for that wretched boymidnight watch, might think with gratitude of the only save him from hanging, and there's twenty master-spirit of Clifford's Inn.
It was the evening of the day on which Bright Thirty pounds," said Tangle ; “it's doing Jem solicited Capstick, and Mr. Tangle sat in the it—if indeed it's to be done at all-very cheap; solitude of his chambers. He was sunk in pro- too cheap. Nevertheless, as you 're not a rich found study; possibly, pondering how to find or man, I'll not refuse money. What name?" make a flaw : how to give to the line of right a Never mind that,” said Capstick. "I think zig-zag, profitable bend, for some consulting client I've given you enough to show that I'm in shut in Newgate stones. His clerk was out : earnest. Now, only save the child, and as God's therefore, his knocker being struck, he rose him- in heaven you shall have the other twenty." self and opened the door. A tall, bulky man, “ We 'll see what can be done,” said Tangle, wrapped in a great-coat, a hat slouched over his showing Capstick to the door—"I have hopes ; face, tied by a handkerchief that almost wholly great hopes.' covered his features, stalked into the room. Mr. And ihe trial came on, and St. Giles and Tangle was not at all surprised ; not at all. So Thomas Blast were arraigned for stealing a pony many odd people, so strangely appointed, every of the value of fifty pounds, the property of the sessions called upon him.
Marquess of St. James. Nothing could be clearer “ You are Mr. Tangle,” said a voice that most than the evidence against the boy, as delivered by assuredly belonged to Capstick, the muffin-maker. young St. James, Mrs. Simmer, and her servant. Mr. Tangle bowed. “ You are interested in the But legal proof was wanting against Blast. True, case of a boy, one St. Giles ?”
he had been seen talking to St. Giles, as the boy " I have been consulted," said Tangle in his led the pony; but nothing more. There was no dry way.
" A bad case ; confessedly, a bad case ; doubt that the man who had taken the animal still, something may be done. You know till a from St. Giles in Long Lane was an accomplice man 's hanged there's always hope ; that is, if of Blast's, but he was not to be found—there there's always
was no proof. Whereupon, Thomas Blast was Mr. Tangle smiled and nodded. acquitted ; and young St. Giles found " GuiltyMr. Capstick took a small leathern bag from Death."
THE BELLS ON SUNDAY MORNING.
Alas! there is none to hear." Translated for the Protestant Churchman, from the German or Then suddenly burst from their heights above, Agnes Franz.
The chimes of the bells with their voice of love,
“ Rest on the Lord, Up, up, the day is broad awake, The stars have gone to bed,
Rest on the Lord,
Who treasures up every tear.” The glorious sun is spreading fast
His banner o'er our head ; And, hark, from the heights the merry bells ring, The rich man on his bed of down, 'Tis a message from heaven to earth they, bring ; The merry chimes, alas! they fall
Is scarcely roused to hear “Up, up, from your sleep break away,
Unheeded on the ear. The morning breeze wafts the chimes along,
Thou idler, awake-each moment of thine Arousing the birds to their morning song ; " Think of the Lord—think of the Lord,
Is a talent but lent by a Master divine ;
Be ready the bond to pay! Who has given another day."
Then hark to the chimes as they 're floating past, The mother wakes her little one,
They tell thee thy moments are flying fast; And teaches him to pray
"Think of the Lord, And praise the Lord, who has begun
Think of the Lord,
And the awe of the judgment day.”
Oh, holy, blessed Sunday bells,
Ye bring us from above, She bends with a pious heart to hear
The tidings which each bosom swells, The voice which the chines are wafting near,
Of God, the Father's love; “ Praise ye the Lord,
Long may your echoing chimes rebound, Praise ye the Lord,
And over the heathen land resound, Who has tenderly guarded thee.”
Till all in one harmony blend.
Then arouse to the voice when the matin bells ring, The sick man tosses to and fro,
For a message of love from the heavens they bring, Trying in vain to pray;
“ Think of the Lord, The cheerful sun but comes to show
Think of the Lord, A sad and suffering day.
Who pities and loves to the end." “ Who cares for a friendless soul like me,
M. W. Who cares for the sick in their misery;
BY A LADY.
From Chambers' Journal. Jof which are associated in the mind with the A FEW DAYS IN A FRENCH CHATEAU.
brilliant court of Louis XIV. The loyalists who have retained their fortunes display their taste for
magnificence only in the sumptuous adornment of I often wonder at what has been a thousand their palace-like houses, and in the splendor of times wondered at already-the remarkable re- their equipages. The brilliant toilette, so dear to semblance between the course of events in Eng. all other Frenchwomen, is by the ladies of these lish and French history. A king possessing many families discarded, and replaced by the neatest and good qualities, falling on evil times, is carried by most simple attire. Their manners partake of the his people to the scaffold. Next follows a pre- same simple character; they are frank, and at the tended republic, which merges in a military des- same time polite; merry without being boisterous, potism. This ends, and then comes back the old and never exacting; for they have been schooled reigning family. But this family not conducting by that best of teachers—adversity: itself properly, loses the popular affection, is turned A previous acquaintance in London with certain adrift, and a far-off cousin is elected king. To members of one of these ancient and noble famimake the parallel pretty nearly complete, the fam- lies, was now fortunately instrumental in bringing ily of the dethroned monarch lives in a distant us an invitation to spend a few days with theni land, hoping for better times, and retains a hold and their venerable relative at their seat in the on the loyalty and compassion of certain old fami-country; and as life in a French chateau can be lies of distinction, whose feelings cannot brook an but little known in England, I propose-adopting, unhesitating submission to the powers that be. as may be supposed, fictitious titles—to attempt a One thing more, indeed, as respects France is still sketch of what fell under our observation at the wanting to render the resemblance complete-an chateau of our new but valued friend. insurrection led on by these old-fashioned loyal The Comte de Beaulieu, one of the sons-in-law ists, and fruitless in everything but utter ruin to of the nobleman to whose country-house we had their expiring cause.
been so hospitably invited, offered to come to No such mad freak having yet occurred, the Paris to escort us to Linière ; but this stretch of legitimists of France, as they are pleased to term politeness we positively declined, and only would themselves, occupy a position parallel with the consent to meet him at Versailles, where we inJacobites in Scotland and the Cavaliers in Eng- tended to remain for a few days previous to quitland, a short time before their annihilation as a ting France. Behold our party, then, at Verparty the rebellion of 1745. In the same man- sailles, where, on the appointed day, the comte ner ihat these sturdy Jacobites and Cavaliers used made his appearance; and after an interesting to shun the court of George I. and II., and live in stroll with him through some of the private aparigrumbling retirement in their old castles and halls, ments of the palace, to which he had special so do the legitimists of France eschew the court access, we set off for Linière early in the afterof Louis Philippe, and shutting themselves up in noon, and under as bright a sun as ever shone on their chateaux or their town mansions, live but la belle France, being preceded by the comte, who for their families, and dream only of a second drove an elegant open carriage, built from a derestoration. Jarnes III. was "the king over the sign of his own, and drawn by a pair of fine Engwater," who, the Cavalier party declared, should lish bay horses. The excursion was short and one day" enjoy his own again;" the young Duke delightful. Passing through a district of country of Bourdeaux (nominally Henri V.) is the object tolerably wooded, we had here and there a glimpse of veneration among the saddened adherents of the of an old chateau, whose white walls contrasted Bourbons.
finely with the bright green of the trees which Visionary as everybody now allows the projects surrounded it, and were thus prepared for what of the Cavaliers and Jacobites to have been, we might expect at the conclusion of our drive. nothing can make me disbelieve them to have been On we went, and in about two hours arrived at a noble set of men--gentlemen of high principle, the park gates of Linière. At the head of an brave, generous; their very misfortunes making avenue of trees stood the mansion, a fine pile of one almost love them in spite of their manifold building, with a spacious flight of steps in the
Had I lived a hundred years ago, I dare middle, from the top of which, on each side, say I should have attended the ball of “the branched off a terrace with a balustrade of stone prince" in Holyrood, at least if so gallant a per- running across the front of the chateau. The sonage as Fergus M’Ivor had asked me. I am steps at both sides were flanked by quantities of certain I should have wept the fate of Lords Kil- geranium and other fragrant plants in full bloom, marnock and Balmerino and Charles Ratcliffe ; which imparted an air of elegance to the scene. and even now I have a degree of tender regard for At our near approach, the venerable master of the “bonny white rose,” the emblem of the unfor- the house, the Marquis de Tourville, accompanied tunate house of Stuart. Of such poetical inclina- by another of his sons-in law, the Vicomte de Saint tions, it will not be thought surprising that, on a Prosper, descended the steps where they had been late visit to Paris, with a party of friends, I should waiting some time. The truly hospitable and have wished to see and know something of the old kind manner in which we were thus welcomed, loyalist fainilies who still cling to the fleur-de-lis- could only be equalled by that which we experithe De Sullys, the De Montmorencies, the De enced froin the ladies, when, a few moments after, Choiseuls, and other remnants of the shattered we arrived at the vestibule, where they reiterated noblesse.
the same kind expressions in the most engaging In ordinary circumstances it is no easy matter manner. We then walked through the anteto become acquainted with these families; for chamber and billiard-room into the drawing-room, they do not mingle much in general society. The where we chatted for a short time, and then adfew who dwell in Paris reside in the Fauxbourg journed up stairs, preceded by the Marchioness St. Germain, a quartier which has now become and the Countess de Beaulieu, who pointed outour. synonymous with their party, and the inhabitants individual apartments, and quickly retired, warn
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ing us that we had not much time before dinner | dishes. After three courses, which would have for the duties of the toilet. In a short time the done credit to Ude himself, the table, with the great dinner bell rung, and when the ladies tapped cloth still on, was replenished with the most deat our door to conduct us to the drawing-room, we licious fruits, sweetmeats, and iced creams. were not quite prepared to descend. When we The conversation during dinner, which lasted made our appearance in the drawing-room, we about two hours, was lively and entertaining. found all the farnily assembled: therefore, whilst A number of merry stories were related of the waiting for the announcement of dinner, let me mistakes made by English people in France, and describe our host, hostess, and family. The mar- vice versa; indeed the Comtesse de Beaulieu told quis numbers more than seventy years, although some very laughable anecdotes of her own expehe does not appear so old : from his military bear- rience in London. After finger-glasses were ing, no portion of his height is lost, and this, com- handed round, we were all escorted back again in bined with an aqueline nose and eagle eye, give the same order to the drawing-room. On the way, him such an imposing presence, that one cannot we saw eight lovely little girls, all dressed alike, approach himn without feeling a degree of awe. playing in the billiard-room. They accompanied From infancy he had been in attendance upon us into the drawing-room, and as soon as coffee Maria Antoinette, as his family was one of those was dispensed, the party quickly broke into little who enjoyed the intimate acquaintance of that un- social knots. Music, conversation, and looking at fortunate queen.
the gentlemen playing billiards in the adjoining The inarquis in early life joined the allied army, apartment, made the evening pass most agreeably. and is linked in the dearest bonds of friendship When the drawing-room was lighting up, a new with some of our brave old generals with whom contrivance struck us as having a pretty effect. he had served. After the Restoration, he was Two brilliant lamps were placed in superb china reinstated in his former rank and position, and vases, on each side of the mantel-piece, throwing succeeded in regaining a great part of his fortune. down a light upon a pyramidal stand of flowers, When Charles X. ascended the throne, he was which entirely concealed the fireplace. Tea was intrusted with a high and responsible command of served at a late hour. The marquis told us that, great honor, which he filled up to the moment of although they always had this beverage in Paris, the Revolution. He has ever since lived apart they had not yet habituated themselves to it in the from the court, and never takes his seat in the country. Tea, indeed, is still a rare luxury among Chamber of Peers unless some question involving the French. the vital interests of his country is to be agitated. We had been so long accustomed to the narrow The marchioness is the descendant of one of the and uncomfortable beds in French hotels, that most renowned families in France : her mother when, on having retired for the night, we sunk in and grandmother both perished under the guillo- capacious down couches, with linen akin to camtine. She has passed 'middle life, is peculiarly bric, and pillows trimmed with fine lace, we could graceful both in person and manner, has a sweet scarcely credit our senses that we were really in ! but sad expression of countenance, and in youth France. We arose early to enjoy the delightful 'must have been beautiful. She dresses to perfec- view from our windows. The beautiful park, ·tion; never tries, by any youthful denudings, to studded with lofty clumps of trees, reminded us
take one year off her age; and wears her own of merry England. At eight o'clock the waitingnice gray hair. Her family consists of three maid of the marchioness brought in a large tray daughters, who are all married. The eldest, the covered with a napkin, upon which were placed Countess de Beaulieu, always resides with her tea, coffee, hot rolls, butter in curious devices parents ; she is an elegant, self-possessed, intelli- covered with pieces of ice, and suudry kinds of gent woman, with a very engaging expression, cakes quite hot. The cups and saucers were each and excels in music and painting. She has six ornamented by a marquis' coronet, and were of children. The comte, who is the heir of a house the finest Sèvres china. The entire establishment as ancient as that of his wife, is a handsome, dark- being conducted by men-servants, with the excepcomplexioned man, and highly accomplished. tion of the respective waiting-maids and nursery The youngest daughter, who was staying here, attendants, was the reason that the marchioness, resembles a lovely young English woman; she is in consideration of our English prejudices, was so : a beautiful blonde, and is married to the Vicomte kind as to let her own maid bring in our breakde Saint Prosper, eldest son of the Duke de Saint fast, which we enjoyed very much. Prosper, with whom they reside nine months every Fain would we now have rainbled about the year, the other three being passed at Linière. grounds, but, knowing that it is customary for the The vicomte is a tall, handsome, fair-conplex- ladies to stay in their own rooms until the bell for ioned man, and so much like a John Bull, that he the grand dejuner, or general breakfast, summons has frequently been mistaken for an Englishman. all ihe family, we constrained ourselves to conThey have also six children.
form to the rules of the house. By adhering to On dinner being announced, the marquis po- this plan, each separate family is enabled to make Titely offered one of us his arm, with the air of their own private arrangements, and give their an old cavalier, and the rest of the company fol- orders for the day, the remainder of which they Jowed. According to French custom, the host spend together free from household cares. The and hostess sat at opposite sides of the table, on ladies have each a cup of coffee at eight o'clock, which the display was simple and tasteful, the eye or earlier, and the gentlemen also when they are being feasted as well as the palate. I was par- indisposed, but not otherwise. Prevented from ticularly struck with a large and handsome basket going out, we took the opportunity of taking a occupying the middle of the table, and filled with look round the apartments allotted for our use. the most beautiful flowers. As soon as the soups Our bedrooms were very large, carpeted all over, * were despatched, and the covers removed, an im- and superbly furnished with footstools, arm and · mense joint of roasted beef, as a compliment to us, small chairs, sofas, marble-topped cabinets, chests stood revealed, towering over all the delicate of drawers, dressing-tables, and last, but certainly
not least in our estimation, capacious mahogany children were assembled, preparatory to their bedsteads, terminating at each end in Greek scrolls, walking out. They breakfast at halfpast seven and provided with two sets of curtains, appended o'clock, and have all their lessons over by twelve, to a gilt coronet fastened into the wall, the out- after which they take exercise and dine. Music, side hangings light-colored silk, to match the wine reading, and dill-rent kinds of needlework occupy dow-curtains, the inside ones fine clear white mus- them until five o'clock, when they take some light lin. In the centre of each bedroom stood a library supper, and appear in the drawing-room, after table, furnished with writing materials, matches, their parents' dinner, for about an hour—a cuswalers, almanacs, wherein the saints' days were tom which is infinitely preferable to the English peculiarly notified ; and these articles complete the habit of admitting a troop of children into the dinlist, with the addition of hanging pin-cushions at ing room during the dessert. each side of the large looking-glass which stood Having settled ourselves in the drawing-room, on the mantel-piece. Attached to each sleeping some of the party sat down to embroidery, and apartment was a handsoine dressing-room, leading others to reading, the table being covered with to another small apartinent designed for a wait- newspapers just arrived from Paris ; whilst we ing-maid, from which there is an exit to the cor- visited by invitation the apartments of the marridor. Each visitor therefore may be said to have chioness, which, as before observed, occupy all a cluster of two or three private apartments. The the ground-Noor of the left wing. We entered other parts of the mansion are on the same princely her library from a door in the drawing-room leadscale. It was built in the reign of Louis XIII., ing into it, and were much pleased to find such a and consists of a centre two stories high, with a choice collection of French translations of English wing at each side of the same height. Staircases works, as madame cannot read them in the origlead to the long corridors, which run from one inal. Sir Walter Scott's works occupied a large end of the chateau to the other, and from which space. We were much amused, on opening one all the bedrooms are entered. The lower corridor of his novels, by seeing an attempt at a translation is hung with family portraits-knights and belles of Edie Ochiltree's Scotch ; and a very queer atof " high degree”—and is lighted by the windows tempt it was. In a recess stood a handsome bedwhich form part of the facade. The lower floor stead, draped with pale blue gros de Naples, covof one of the wings contains the suite of rooms ered by the most beautiful and delicate lace-work appropriated to the marchioness, the other those of that species called application. The coverlet of the marquis, and the entire upper part of each and toilet-cover were likewise of the same mateis occupied by the children, their servants, and rial; the former was flounced round in a correEnglish governesses. The drawing, billiard, and sponding pattern. All these elegant specimens dining-rooms, are noble apartments, and, with of needlecraft have been the result of ihe inarantechambers, run the entire length and breadth chioness' own industry. In the middle of a large of the chateau. In one of the drawing-rooms is bow-window stood the toilet-table, covered by a placed a marble bust of the Duke de Bourdeaux, profusion of silver, gold, china, Venice glass, and in a most conspicuous position. It is valuable colored stone dressing utensils. Near the fireboth as a likeness, and as a fine work of art. place is hung a rosary, in a glass-case, which was Luxury and comfort are singularly combined in pointed out to us with pride and veneration, as it this charming room, from which the grounds can is believed to contain a piece of the true cross. be entered by means of a flight of steps.
The beads are formed froni precious stones. This The ladies had the kindness again to call at our interesting object was presented to an ancesdoor, to convey us down stairs as soon as the bell tor of the marchioness by the celebrated Père rang for general breakfast. We found all the Joseph, the friend and agent of Richelieu. family assembled in the drawing-room. Some of The gentlemen and the marchioness having prothe gentlemen had been walking in the grounds, posed a walk through the grounds, in order to others in the village, and the intellectual comte show them to us, we readily assented, and were had been giving his accustomed German lessons greatly pleased with the excursion. The walks to his daughters. We were all conducted in the were diversified, and so well laid out, that from same order to the dining-rooin as we had been the different points of the higher grounds we had preceding evening. We found the beautiful pol- charming prospects of the country around, inished table covered by a delicious melange of cluding the old village and church of Linière. poultry, joints of roasted meat, bread, cakes, po- Finally, we visited the orangerie and hotbouses, tatoes in divers forms, and most recherché made and were then conducted by the marchioness to dishes. Tea, coffee, and chocolate were poured her favorite spot, laid out to reseinble, and called out from silver pots by servants at each person's an English garden. She showed us a small pardesire, the cups and saucers alone being placed on terre of preity Scotch roses, which had been sent the table. Eggs, poached and dressed in oil, we her as a present from the venerable Lord Lynefound to be delicious: they were, however, served (doch, a brother in arms of the marquis. We had singly in small earthenware pipkins with handles, scarcely returned to the house, when we were which certainly appeared rather incongruous told to prepare for a drive, as they wished us to amongst such a brilliant display of plate. Sweet- see some of the neighboring chateaux. When meats of the rarest and most curious description, we were ready, three handsome equipages drove strawberries, cherries, and various fruits, some of up-a caleche, Brougham, and the Comte de Beauthem iced, were also present; likewise wines and lieu's favorite, each drawn by a pair of fine Eng. liqueurs—ihe whole reminding me of the far- lish horses. We visited two chateaux. One of famed breakfasts of the Scotch. The absence of these contained a rare collection of paintings by a table-cloth, however, gave a foreign air to the the old masters, hung in a gallery evidently copied repast. Finger-glasses, as at dinner, was the sign from the Louvre. The luxury of everything there nal for rising from table, when we were again was regal. Precious bronzes and antique marble marshalled to the drawing room, where all the busts were distributed through the apartments.
The dining room was worthy of Lucullus. The undue liberties with another. I observed that the house had belonged to one of the ancient noblesse, two sons-in-law of the marchioness always adwhose widow, after his decapitation, had been dressed her as maman, or ma chère maman. One obliged to sell it for a trifle io a citizen. This tolerably obvious reason for this clubbing together man had a daughter in whoin all his wealth cen- of families is narrowness of fortune. It will also tred; she married a young member of the old be recollected that, by the new law of inheritance aristocracy, and now a widow with two child in France, properties are divided equally among dren. Some years back, her husband was sent as the children, and all seem to maintain an equal ambassador to England by Louis XVIII. We hold on the paternal feelings. While acknowl. were particularly struck by the sofas with awnings edging that this practice of equal division seems dispersed through the grounds, and by an octagon the most reasonable and just, I have, after all, room, some of the windows of which opened upon doubts of its general efficacy. It no doubt appears the lawn; they had also awnings over them, and scandalous, that, by our law of primogeniture, at each side of the steps flowers in vases. A while the elder son gets all, the younger sons get beautiful ornamented coitage in the grounds was nothing; yet it causes universal exertion, and is most tastefully furnished, and would make a probably best for the nation at large. Few things charming summer abode. The riding house and are more striking to a stranger in France than the some of ihe stables are built with the stones which hosts of genteel idlers everywhere-men waiting once formed a part of the celebrated convent, the for slices of their fathers' fortune ; and it would “ Port Royal,” where the virtuous Arnaulds four-not, I think, improve society in England to fill it ished so long, both as reformers and as the great with such a class of persons. I am, however, no supporters of Jansenism. At the other chateau politician, and speak diffidently on a question of the garden pleased us most. The noble duke who such moment. is the proprietor seldom visits it; therefore it pre At the chateau, a German gentleman had been sented a very different appearance from the one we invited to meet us, and to remain for some days, had just quitted. On our return we entered a as he had the reputation of speaking English fuvery ancient church, with most exquisitely painted ently. When this worthy man, however, was wiodows. Madame de Beaulieu was much pleased placed next one of our party at dinner, not a word at her eldest daughter, nine years old, being able could he muster in our language; and he appeared to recognize and narrate the different Scripture to discover for the first time that reading and histories set forth thereon. As soon as we arrived speaking a foreign tongue are two separate things. within sight of the great altar, all our friends, He, however, conversed fluently in French ; and gentlemen as well as ladies, dropped upon their being a very well informed man, we considered knees, and appeared for some minutes to be lost in him a great addition to our little society. He bore devotion. After a delightful drive, we returned the jokes passed upon his failure of English with to Linière just in time to dress for dinner. much good huinor. The perfect harmony which
As I have now detailed our proceedings for one prevailed in this family was delightful to witness. day, it would be only a vain repetition to continue The venerable marquis was considered by the to do so, as nearly every hour was spent much in children as common property during the hour they the same manner, with some exceptions ; as, for remained in the drawing-room after dinner. One instance, when the day was wet, we each took beautiful urchin climbed his knee; a little girl our work and had some interesting conversation. seated herself on the other ; one pulled his hair ; The marchioness was engaged upon the finest another mounted on his back : in fact, he resempiece of needlework we ever saw, which is in- bled Gulliver when the Lilliputians covered him tended as a cover for the great altar in her own all over. The parents were likewise besieged; church at Linière. Every day, after our first but the instant the time for going to bed arrived, breakfast, we read until the general one, always there was no hankering, no shuffling, to gain half over night providing ourselves with the books an hour. Strict obedience was demanded, and, I which we desired to peruse. During a morning must say, cheerfully paid. The Comtesse de excursion we visited the ruins of one of the strong. Beaulieu's two eldest daughters played the piano holds of the bold Jean de Montford, Duke of Brit- remarkably well. The second, who is only eight tany, celebrated in one of the ruthless wars of the years old, is quite a musical genius. Boih confourteenth century.
duct themselves like women. They asked us such During our stay we had many animated discus- intelligent questions relative to our country, which sions relative to the difference both in manners and they are most anxious to see, that it was a pleascusto!ns of our respective countries; but they all ure to answer them. They botlı speak and write ended, as such conversations generally do, by our language correctly. The young vicomtesse leaving each individual wedded to the opinion ex- has two lovely litle boys who were beginning to pressed at first. One part of French chateau life lisp English ; and from what I saw and heard had for some years puzzled us, but we think we here and elsewhere, I should imagine the time understand it now, I allude to the harmonious is not far distant when every one among the higher manner in which many branches of one family re- classes in France will be able to speak English as side under the same roof. The Marquis de Tour-well as ourselves. The constant intercourse with ville, one day, when speaking on this subject, said England and America is forcing on this result. he rejoiced to entertain us at his chateau, that we I am now brought to the conclusion of my visit. might witness the patriarchal manner in which he The day of our departure from this charming lived with his daughters and their husbands and mansion arrived, and we were obliged to bid adieu children, among whom never a jar occurred. I am to our friends, whom we quitted with much regret, inclined to ascribe this felicity to the strict etiquette mingled with gratitude, for the very kind and hosand habitual politeness of the French. Although pitable manner in which we had been treated all relations, and living together in one house, each during our stay in the chateau. branch keeps itself to itself, and no one takes