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troops; they are now acquainted with the state the conquered, but his misfortunes, his birth, the of our arts, the polish of our manners, and the love of bis people, and the power of his will! bigh degree of civilization we are arrived at." Discussing amidst three hundred thousand fo
“ They can judge but little of the state of our reign bayonets, the interests of his subjects, and arts, by our spectacles and our caricatures; nor obtaining, on the threshold of his palace, those of our literature by the quantity of pamphlets conditions of peace which a moderate conqueror which have been distributed this month past at would have been content to have made on the the gates of the Thuilleries and the Palais Royale ; field of battle. Would you desire any embellishof the polish of our manners by the coffee-house ment to snch a picture? Figure to yourself this scenes they have witnessed. These people will same King, two months after bis return, in the take home with them a curious idea of the French | midst of the representatives of his people, to nation.”
whom he brings the double benefit of a treaty of “ It is most probable, and more natural to be- ' peace, that twenty-five years of victories and Jieve that they will appreciate it on less local woe could never bring about, and a free consticauses. They will do justice to the splendour of || tution, so long looked for in vain, as the insepa. onr monuments, the magnificence of our mu rable interest of the King and people. Such are, seums, the extensive richness of our librarjes, my good friend, the events of this epoch. the brilliancy of our theatres, the perfection of “ After this, laugh if you like, at the scenes of our manufactures, the urbanity of our manners ; the day: declaim agaiust the frivolity of our and they will conclude, as they give us our due, ll national character, against our querulous temper that it is better to have us for allies than for ene which has degenerated into an babit, and which mies."
will shew itself in the most peaceable times, as “In effect, why shonld they not be satisfied with the waves succeed each other after a storm; bnt us, when we have such a desire to shew ourselves do not fear that the visit we have received from pleased with them? Have not I seen our ladies an armed deputation, nor all the people of Eu. walking with delight in the midst of the agree | rope can corrupt or change our real character: able night guards of the Champs d'Elysees, in our manners will never alter; our soldiers will order to enjoy the pleasure of seeing the punish- | be as brave as ever, and more so for baving been ment of the knout given to the Cossacks, and the brought acquainted with their former adversaschlag to the Germans ! And are not those little ries. Our youth will no longer go to learn potemporary fai delightful amusements, wbere liteness from the Bulgarians, and our ladies are the bonest citizens of the Don and the Ukraine, 1 resolved no longer to seek for fashion from the come to sell to our gaping cocknies, all the pil shores of the Thames. I bave even the individual lage and the cattle which they have carried off | satisfaction to assure you, that my wifc is not a from Pantin, and Montmartre ? Have not you bit more of a coquette, nor has imbibed one grain been, much diverted with those little recreative of additional pride, since she heard a Tartar offiscenes which are represented every day on the cer declare, that he took the trouble of coming on Boulevards ; and in which we behold our poor || horseback, to the environs of the great wall, to villagers disputing with a Jaik or a Baskir the
be present at the taking of a city, the naine of price of a cow, the only possession they had left, which he had never beard before." them? Do not you think it is delightful to see
A FREE SPEAKER. our elegant coffee-houses transforined into smoking rooms; and for us to breathe only in the public walks the delightful odour of a tobacco pipe?”
ACCOUNT OF THE FUNERAL OF “ Do not, like our pretended wits, my dear
JUNIUS BRUTUS. Dubuisson, abuse the satirical talent you are endowed with. There are misfortunes inseparable The body of Brutus was borne on a trinn. from war, and inconveniences which follow in | plal chariot, covered with black tapestry, emits train. You forget that the generous comman broidered with gold; it was surrounded with ders have repaired the mischiefs committed by the richest spoils of the enemy, and magnificent the soldiery. The most severe discipline has bucklers, while, according to the barbarity of the rendered us secure from their disorders, and the times, the prisoners he had taken in war were evils of wbich you complain existed only for a chained to the funeral car. few days: the remembrance of them is entirely The way was strewed with flowers, the streets
but what ought to be stamped for hung with tapestry, and all the ladies of the city, ever on our memory, what ought to fill the most richly dressed, were posted at the most convenient brilliant page of history, is that sublime picture and most conspicuous parts to see the procession. of which you only chuse to see the darkest shades; The body was placed under a mourning canopy, a Prince entering, after twenty-three years of exactly before the temple of Jupiter ; and Vaexile, his own capital, invaded by formidable | Derius, encompassed round by the senate, made armies, having nothing to oppose' against the the following oration, while the most awful and pretensions of the conquerors, and even against death-like silence prevailed :
“ Romans, it were unjust in me to claim alone Sometimes round at the toes, sometimes square, the honour of a victory, won by the illustrious sometimes turned up, short, flat, or high-heeled, dead. To Brutus then be ascrii ed the glory, both those of the men and of the women; shoes and let me remind you of all he has done for of all dimensions, of every colour, of morocco, of you, that it may inspire you with gratitude, as kid, of goat's leather, of bull's leatber, of silk, of it sinks into your minds and memories, while you nankeen; laced shoes, furred shoes, Chinese bewail the loss of your glorious deliverer. I shoes, and shoes of a thousand different kinds. speak not of his illustrious birth, I celebrate not Boots have been equally made the subject of the virtues of his ancestors; but I beseech you, the pen; and in a learned work, from which we Romans, forget not how Brutus devoted his whole continually read copious extracts in periodical life to work out your safety, and remember that | publications, they descant in a learned manner, all his courage was exerted for your liberty, and on the legs and the heels, on the mid-legs, and that he despised the advantages of fortune or the on the spurs ; the double seams, and the raised safety of his own life, to the satisfaction of render- || heel, the soles, the tassels, and the blacking, ing you happy, to revenge the virtuous Lucretia, li &c. &c. to punish the infamous Sextus, and to knock off But slippers have not as yet, that we can find, those ignominions fetters of slavery that we have
been the subject of any pen, However, we think groaned under for so long a time. He, Romans, they have a claim to celebrity. How ungrateful broke those fetters, and Brutus claims from you are authors! What, is there not one among them the same respect and reverence which were due || that, feeling frequently the comfort of a pair of to the first founder of Rome. Not only has he | slippers, when he comes home from a long fruitdriven the usurper Tarquin from the throne, but
less walk, who will be found to celebrate the since the abolition of tyranny he has endeavour- || pleasure and ease he experienced, as in these ed to establish the bond of union between
neglected slippers he recommenced his pages! you.
The solicitor, digessed as soon as it is day, with Think of his valour in the enemy's camp,and his a swórd by his side, his hat under his arm, and signal skill and courage at the head of our forces.
his fout tightened up in a dress shoe, what ease Rome, itself, owes to him all her present great- || does he experience, when he comes home at ness, and her future fame. That voice, which night and puts on his slippers, after he has dihas declared us conquerors, is the presage of the vested himself of his troublesome full-dress! favour of the Gods towards Brutus. Bewail, ther, Romans, our illustrious deliverer: but be
Dervilly, is a merchant who deals in several wail not Brutus as a common man.
elegant and new inventions, and has a surprising fruitless, when indignation prompts revenge :
run of custom. He is famous for selling at a fair the race of the Tarquins must be exterminated, computation a quantity of veils and shawls to or slavery will be your lot; die rather a thousand
the numerous beauties of this capital. People times, if possible, sooner than submit to a tyran
come to lay out their money with him, from nic yoke. It is by emulating Brutus, we must
every quarter, and often at about twelve o'clock, shew our soi row for his loss; let us then regard
are to be seen as many as thirty carriages at bis his funeral as a triumph: glorious example for
door. He never quits his magazines, for he has us to imitate, is the man like unto Brutus, who, | other, serving every body, and asserting the most
several upstairs, but he runs from one to the free from all vice, bad prudence equal to his understanding ; eminent for coura e as for modera
positive things; he hands the ladies out of their tion,--for mildness as for constancy; he was pos
carriages,-he gives them his hand to lead them sessed of more virtne than all the Romans put
up stairs - he is a merchant of the most amiable together, and felt a thousand times more love for
He is always clean shaved, his cravat his country than for himself.”
put on with taste, and wears fine stockings-with A public statue was erected at the expence mf
Valcourt is one of the most fortunate of husthe people to this illustrious man, and the whole city wore mourning for him for a year. The
bands; his wife is the best of wives, the least ladies of the most exalted rank mourned for Bru
curious, and the most sedentary. Let Valcourt tus as it had been for the loss of a beloved parent; ! go where he will, he is sure that his better half him who had so nobly defended the honour of their
will remain at home, and that whether he enters sex, in the vengeance he had taken on the race
late or early, he may always reckon on finding of Tarquin for the dishonour of the chaste Lu
her in slippers. cretia.
Alas! my trade keeps me on foot day and night: in the morning I ain often seen at the Hotel of Invalids, and by the twilight at the bar
rier of the throne. This begins to weary me SLIPPERS.
Ah! when will come the hour of repose, when We read in the Encyclopedia, a long article may I give myself up to the charms of indolence ? on the origin of shoes; their primitive form, and When shall I be allowed to pass the morning in their gradual improvement to the present time. my chamber, free from care and uneasiness, with
a coloured handkerchief round my neck, a night- || ter-street, North Brunswick-square, James An. cap on my head, a short jacket, large panta Toons, derson, Esq. Assistant Surgeon on the Bengal and-slippers ?
Establishment, inany years stationed at Prince of
At Plymouth-Dock, Devon, in the 30th year of
bis age, and after more than four months of se. At his house in Connaught-place, the lady of vere and unexampled suffering, in consequence the Hon. Archibald Macdonald, of a son.
of a wound received at the battle of Toulouse, At Catch-hall, near Lockerbie, Scotland, Mrs. Peter Joseph Bone, Lieutenant in the 30th ReJobnstone, of a son and heir. Mr. Johustone | giment, and second son of Henry Bone, Esq, has bad four wives, and this is the only child, || R. A. of Berners-street. although he is nearly eighty years of age. At Brighton, the lady of the Rev. M. Rice, of a
“ Connt Rumford," says the Gazette de France daughter.
of Wednesday, the 24th Aug. “ Associate of the The lady of H. C. Berkeley, Esq. of Lincoln's
French Institute, Member of the Royal Society Inn, of a son.
of London, &c. &c. died in the night between
Sunday and Monday last, at his country-house MARRIED.
at Auteuil. His disorder was a nervous fever, At Mortlake, Surrey, Mr. John Tilleard, to
This celebrated mau devoted his life to the study Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Joseph Oli
of the sciences, and never ceased to direct his ver Allman, of Princes-street, Hanover-square.
pursuits to the promotion of the interests of huAt St. John's Westminster, William Ellis, of manity. He has left many works which cannot Hatton-Garden, Esquire, to Catherine, eldest fail to render his memory dear to posterity. He daugbter : and on the same day, Edward Ellis, of
was only 60 years of age. He was interred this Tavistock-place, Russell-square, Esquire, to
morning at Auteuil.” Frances, youngest daughter of John Wolston, of Baron Muuchausen. This traveller, so Tor Newton, Devou, Esquire.
celebrated amongst us for the accuracy and At St. Mary, Newington, Mr. Critchell, of || probability of his narrations, and hitherto conIslington, to Miss Taylor, of Walworth.
sidered as a fictitious character, turns out to have Miss Smith, of Drury-lane Theatre, to Richard | really existed. The Journal de Paris of the 22d Bartley, Esq. of Birminghain.
Aug. gives an account of his death, and laments Lord Moreton, to a grand-niece of the late the loss which the republic of letters have sufJudge Buller.
fered. He died suddenly at Paris,, at the age of DIED.
Mr. John Brett, aged 74 years, news-vender; At Guildford-place, after a very short illness, || Lambeth, much lamented by all who know him, the Right Hon. Lady Mary Martin, sister to bis
At his sister's at Deptford, Daniel Isaac Eaton, Grace the Duke of Athol, deeply lamented by || the publisher of free Theological and Political her afflicted family and friends.
Works for the last 25 years, for which he bad Mr. Thomas Carnelley, aged 65; late of the
been prosecuted eight different times by the AtCrown Inn, Rotherham.
torney-General. His last imprisonment, of 18 At Richmond, in Surrey, aged 52, Richard
months duration, was for the third part of Paine's Smith, Esq. Jate of Wobarn-place, Russell- | Age of Reason. He was lately prosecuted for a square.
work called Ecce Homo, for which he suffered At bis seat, Old Warden, in the county of Bed- judgment to go by default. He was not brought ford, Robert Henley, Lord Ongley, aged 49.
up for judgment, in consideration of his years He is succeeded in his title and estates by his
and infirmity, and on account of his having given eldest son, a minor. His Lordship's father was
up the anthor, the first Lord Ongley, who died in 1785. It is an
Miss Bays, of Cambridge; she was troubled Irish peerage. Robert Henley, the first Lord, as
with a humour in the face, and had received sumed the name and arms of Ongley, on succeeding to the estates of bis great uncle, Sir Samuel cine, one of which she was to take internally
from a medical practitioner, two vials of medi. Ongley, of Kent, and was created, July 30,
She unfortunately swallowed the external applia 1776, Baron Ongley, of Old Warden.
cation, by which she lost her life. At the house of his friend, Mr. Darliug, Hun
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EMBELLISHMENTS. ). A correct PORTRAIT of the GRAND DUCHESS OF OLDENBURG. Engiaved from an Original
Painting. 2. A beautiful WHOLB-LENGTH PORTRAIT FIGURE in a RUSSIAN MANTLE, PELISSE, and
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF DIS-, Anglo-mania of two young Frenchmen
... 155 TINGUISHED AND ILLUSTRIOUS | Different modes of Waltzing:
ib. Theatre Francais Grand Duchess af Oldenburg.
156 Mademoiselle Petit
ib. Reflections on mistaken Education 147 || Sketch of the Billet de Latterię..
ib. Detrimental to general knowledge ib. | The Pantheon
ib. Advantages experienced by the Grand
Geographical error corrected
157 Duchess from her education
ib. Description of her Mother's person
Anecdotes of Illustrious Females.
......... 157 Marriage of thc Princess of Saxe Weimar
Susannah Maria Cibber ...........
ib. Death of Prince George of Oldenburg 150
14.... 158 Joanna Southcott.
Characters of celebrated French Women. Strange effects of her faith Her Trials ib. Charlotte Countess de Bregy
159 Her Prophecies .... 152 Madame de Montespan
ils, Presents bestowed upon her by the credu
Select Anecdotes. lous ....................
Lorenzo Ricci ib.
160 Her warning to the Bishops
161 Melancholy effects of believing her Pro
Abbe de Vatteville phecies ib.
ib. Prince de Conti and a Naval Officer
162 Her artifice, or delusion, considered ......... 154
The Divorce. A Tale.
Increasing prodigality in M. Dormeuil's ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
163 A Tour through France in 1814, in a series
The defection of his Mistress
ib. of Letters from a Lady to her Cousin in
Distress experienced by M. Dormeuil ....... 164 London.
The second Wife of M. Dormeuil sues for a Letter III. from Paris
ib. Impressions made by viewing the City of M. Dormeuil takes up his residence at an Paris ib. Hotel .....
LITERARY CONTENTS (Continued.)
Obtains the forgiveness of his first Wife ..... 165 Extreme porosity of its leaves
175 Indisposition of Madame Dormeuil
ib. || Curious experiment which may be made on Effrontery of Mademoiselle Olivier
ib. Moss Madame Dormeuil declared unmarried by Account of the green spots, percussors of law
ib, Affecting exhortation to her Daughter ib.
Nadir. A Tale of former Times. Admiration bestowed on Nadir by the ladies 167
FUGITIVE POETRY. Treachery of his friend Phanor
ib. Arrival of Elma
ib. I The New Eldrado; or Triumphs of Elba. Nadir disgusted with the gift of beauty 169 || Invocation to Elba .................................... 177 Chuses opulence ib. The Cockney's Song
178 Disappointed in the gratification procured On the power of Bonaparte
ib. by it..
169 | Entertainments of the Jubilee described ib. Sees Elma at her window
ib. Duplicity of his Steward by whom he sends her presents
170 Nadir takes a Mistress
171 || FASHIONS FOR NOVEMBER, 1814. She combines with the Steward to deceive him
ib. Explanation of the Prints of Fashion Nadir makes choice of grandeur
ib. No. 1.-Description of a Russian Mantle, Brief History of the most celelrated Ancient
Pelisse, and Bonnet ............
No. 2. Description of a Ball Dress ............ ib.
General Observations on Fashion and Dress 180 Hesiod
MONTHLY MISCELLANY; Eschylus
INCLUDING VARIETIES, CRITICAL, LITE. Euripides Menander
RARY, AND HISTORICAL. Aristophanes
ib. The Theatres.-Criticisms on the new
Miss O'Niell's appearance in Juliet and BelPlautus
ib. || Literary Intelligence.—Madame de Stael's Lucretius
174 Letters on the Character and Writings of The two Catullus
ib. Rousseau Virgil, Horace, Tibullus, Ovid
ib. Works in the Press Seneca, Lucan, Juvenal, Martial ib. Manners of the French
Letter from a French Lady to her Cousin, The New System of Botany; with practical
soliciting places under Government .... 189 Illustrations of the Philosophy of Flora, &c.
ib. Muscus, or Moss 175 | Extraordinary Genius
191 Its roots and fibres ib. Births, Marriages and Deaths...................
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Weekly Messenger, Clare Court, Drury-Lane.
NOVEMBER 1, 1814.