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is that these gentlemen do not read Ad. And he had ten children, and cut off a bough Alas" I exclaimed, and does no one allay dison, who has so justly condemned the
When one of his children did die.
The bitter repinings of grief?'
' I call always, your honour, when driving this line of conduct they pursue. He says, 'Tis a sorrowful story, your honour, to tell ;
way, 'there is nothing so detestablein the eyes By a fever that rag'd in the hamlet
, they fell, But of nine he was shortly bereft;
And give him what little I save in the day, of allyood meu as defamation, or satire And down came the boughs of the yew-tree as
Yet 'tis but a trifling relief.' aimed at particular persons. It de- well
His tale being ended, My lad,'I replied, serves the utinost detestation and disa And none but a daughter, was left.
Old Christopher's woes be my care ; couragement of all who have either the The pride of the village Eliza was known,
I'll see all his wants shall be quickly supplied :
Leave this purse at the cottage, as homeward love of their country, or the honour of The prettiest lass on the
greentheir religion at heart. I have not To all the same smile of good humour was
Nor let the old mourner despair.' scrupled to rank those who deal in And each lad in the dance wish'd Eliza his owu, My chaise I dismiss’d, and a token bestow'd those pernicious arts of writing, with And envied the rival between.
On a heart that such feeling display'd; the morderer and assassin. Every ho- Each ev’ning in summer, beneath the old tree,
Tho' humble his station, compassion still
flow'd nest man sets as high a value on his Would Christopher always repair ; good nime as upon life itself: and I And while all around him was frolic and glee,
For the sorrows of others, and forcibly shew'd
A breast for philanthropy made. E. G. B. cannot but think that those who privily No one was more happy, more joynus than he, assault the one could destroy the other,
For Eliza, his treasure, was there. might they do it with the same security What pity, your honor, that pleasure should fade!
Fine Arts. and impunity:
But sorrow was Christopher's lot,
"Manca il parlar: di vivo altro non chiedi : And he lost the last comfort he'd got.
Nè manca questo ancor, s'agli occhj credi,'
Tasso. THERE esists in the French làn- \I shan't see such a burying again !'he exclaim'd, Di natura arte pár, che per diletto guage, a poem on the passion of our As bis eye trembled fast with a tear;
L'imitatrice sua scherzando imiti.'-Idem. Saviour, in verses of only one syllable, For throughout all the village Eliza was
fam'd, or rather of only one word : the follow And each one who knew her, had thought NOTHING has contributed 90 much to
the discouragement of the imitative ing is a specimen :
If by chance they had fail'd to be there. arts, strictly so called, in this country, De from
The nuaidens her coffin with flowers did strew, as that unfortunate rage for innovation, this Lieu, place,
And sobb'd as if she were their own; which, at the time of the reformation, Dieu God
The old father follow'd, his grief to renew, enlisted itself under the banners of re
He børe in his hand the last bough of the yew, ligious enthusiasm, and under the mort dead
And since has no happiness known.' sort; went;
cloak of that good cause did not scrusort fate But of what fell disease did Eliza expire ?"
ple to indulge in excesses the most disfort
I quickly inquir'd with a sigh; very
creditable to human nature, and to cidur,
Perhaps the same fever, whose mould'ring fire hard,
On her cheek the false blossom of health might vilized society. --At that period of our mais but iuspire,
history, intolerance and bigotry, clad tres very
When she thought not her death was so nigh.' in the uniform, and fighting in the sur In Scarren's time, burlesque verse
• Indeed some did think so,' the driver replied, cause of that pure Christianity, which
But nobody ever could prove; was so much in vogue, that a priest ad. And soon she grew dull, lost her spirits, and
now blesses our nation, gave the rein vertised a poem on the passion of our cried,
to every species of licentiousness, and Lord, in burlesque verse.'
Which made others say,
, 'twas of sorrow she died, overturned in their mad career all that But I think, your honour, 'twas love. was kind in manner and awakening in
The dashing young squire, at yon house in the principle, while the noblest efforts of Original Poetry. vale,
genius and of art fell scorched and To the cottage would often repair ;
blasted beneath the hand of universal THE OLD YEW TREE. He made love to Eliza, and told her a tale,
destruction. Painting, which, under In hopes that a flattering tongue would prevail, But Eliza was virtuous as fair.
the old religion, had been accustomed My chaise the high brow of the hill had just Yet she lov'd him, your honour, and so she be- to adorn the temple as well as the pagain'd,
lace, which put forth all its strength in When a cottage arose on my view ;
Whatever he promis'd or said ;
the support of piety and devotion, unFor the ruins of roses and woodbines remain'd, And what was her grief when the news she re- der the new systein, Hled excommuni. But broken and wand'ring they grew.
cated from the altar and the shrine ; An old yew tree, whose branches had once been That the squire to another was wed! and, when outlawed from the beneficial a shade
From that day she pin'd, and no longer was patronage, from the fostering shelter To the green turf that stretch'd at the door,
of the law of religion, where could it Was lopp'd of its honours, as if its kind aid
The same sprightly girl as before; No longer were wanted, or Sorrow had said,
fly, to what pursuits was it to be exs By moonlight she'd wander the cottage around, • Thou shalt shadow the cottage no more.'
When the dead leaves of autumn lay thick on pected she would turn ? Beneath the Whose coitage is that ? to the post-boy I cried, the grouud,
rank luxuriant shade of vice, involved For the scene shewd a recent decay ;
And before winter came was no more.' in the covert of obscurity, she em"Old Christopher's cottage,' the driver replied,
But Christopher lives, then ?'— He lives,' he ployed her skill to entrap the youthful, "I well can remember that tree in its pride,
and rob the soul of all that is ennoAnd Christopher happy and gay.
* And, like the old yew on the green, bling, of all that is enriching, and to And tho' 'tis a broken and wither'd trunk now,' Is blighted and wither du' were better he'd died, tear from the corrupted heart the last Continued the boy with a sigh,
For he keeps the last bough that he lopp'd, by * That tree had ten branches your honour must his side,
remnants of that sweet peace which know, And calls it is Lizzy!his Queen!
goodness bosomsever.'-Music was wont
to take her part in her earliest, her no- shall England alone witness the barba- exertion. The house is crowded to blest, employment, the service of the rous, the unmanly sight of Genius and excess every night she appears. On god of harmony and truth! Now, re-Art lying in cold obstruction,' beneath Saturday night the fine bravura of the, ligion was denied all intercourse with the tumulus that prejudice has heaped Soldier tird,' was twice encored, and her; and she, who, in the dying fall above them ; while the despotic dy. executed with increased effect each of sacred melody, was accustomed to rasties of Asia bear witness by their time. "On Wednesday night she was sink into the inmost recesses of the sof-deficiency in the arts to the degraded prevented from performing on account tened heart, and again soaring, in the state which they must ever hold in the of a severe cold. The opera of the grand swell of the full-toned organ, to scale of existence? While the monu- Lord of the Manor was in consequence snatch the entranced soul beyond the ments of Greece and Rome live in the substituted. bounds of tiine and space to the pre- memory of never dying fame, shall Oralorió.- An oratorio, under the sence of its creator,—she who was wont England alone blush to wear the name direction of Sir George Smart, was to realize almost all that imagination of the protectress of the arts? While performed at this theatre on Tuesday can conceive of the angelic choirs, she our churches are graced with ornaments night. It consisted of selections from who was wont to excite the piety of of little or inferior importance, shall Handel and Beethoven, with a miscellathe refined and to arrest the attention those decorations which conduce toneous act. Mro. Salmon, Braham, of the ignorant, was denounced as sin- piety and devotion; shall those arts Pyne, with Madaine Camporese, from ful, and inveighed against, as an un- which may find their truest and noblest the Italiau stage, were the principal worthy coadjutor of rational devotion. employment in the service of religion, performers. At the close of the first From this false spirit of religion, the be alone debarred an entrance to our act this accomplished singer made her may
date that state of decline un- temples ? We trust that the mists of first appearance, and was welcomed der which they so loog have pined, prejudice are now clearing away, and with much applause. Madame Camand the greater part of that ill success we hope to see the time when the reli- porese was always remarkable for the which they had to struggle against in gion of the country will not be de- delicacy and taste of her performance; this country. Music has already, in barred from those adornments which but, to those qualifications she has, a slight degree, recovered her station its law does not forbid, and which our during a three years absence from this in the religion of the land, but we have piety ought to command.
country, added power and richness of yet to look forward to the time, when
W. H. PARRY.
the recitative and air, our churches shall again glow with the
· Al fin ritorna,' by Meyer, with admigraces of painting, and when the dwell
rable effect, and was encored. Linding of him who is the sovereign of all
ley followed, with a delightful concerto earthly powers, shall not be thought DRURY LANE.-On Monday night, on the violincello, executed with that unworthy of equal magnificence with the tragedy of Richard the Third was delicacy and skill which he alone posthe palaces of mundane nobility. Eng: performed, when Mr. Wallack ap sesses. A Mr. Cutler made his debut land, we may presume to hope, will peared for the first time as the Duke as a bass-singer in • Why do the peonot long disdain to allow the fire of of Gloucester. This play is so fami- ple,' but it was by no means a successgenius to contribute to the kindling of liar to the public, that every person ful effort. Braham and Mrs. Salmon true devotion, or to employ the arm of thinks himself able to criticize it, and displayed all their accustomed' excelskill in the encouragement of that re-judges of a new performer according lence. The house was well attended. ligious feeling which is so lamentably to some pre-conceived opinions which COBURG THEATRE.-A new melodeticient among our lower classes. he has formed of the character
. This drama, founded upon recent political Let us hear what the generous poet of is injurious to the debutant, who, if he events at St. Domingo, and entitled liberty would teach us in that poem so ventures to strike out any novelty, is The Death of King Christophe, has beautifully finished and so undeserv-charged with innovation, and if he hold been produced. The subject is well edly neglected :
on the beaten track of his predecessors, chosen, and the piece is replete with po• Of sullen genius he! is accused of imitation. Mr. Wallack pular sentiment, but the humourous Cursed by the Muses ;. by the Graces loath'd! Who deems beneath the public's high regard
seemed aware of this, ard endeavoured part is sufficiently absurd to destroy These last enlivening touches of my reign
to avoid the two extremes. In the the effect of the better. It is got up However puff'd with power, or gorged with scene with Lady Anne, and in the with considerable spleudour, and was
tent scene, he was most successful, and played very well throughout. A nation be; let trade enormous rise, Let east and west their mingled treasures pour, of the terrors which awe the soul of
in the latter, gave a fine representation "Till swellid impetuous the corrupting flood Burst o'er the city and devour the land;
MR. KEAN IN AMERICA. Richard; but in the least prominent Yet these neglected, these recording arts, parts he failed to delineate the charac-King LEAR.-On Wednesday evening Wealth rots a nuisance! and oblivious sunk
ter of the tyrant. His soliloquies were last, this play was exhibited in our theThat nation must another Carthage lie.
not well delivered. On the whole, the atre, (the principal part by Mr. Kean,) The awarders they of Fame's immortal wreath ; Mr. Wallack, and is the best effort he certainly with an effect that we never
performance was highly creditable to to a full and fashionable house, and They rouse ambition, they the mind exalt, Give great ideas, lovely forms infuse, has yet made in tragedy. Mr. Cooper before witnessed. Delight the general eye; and, drest by them, played Richmond with great spirit; his even to tears, were excited in all parts The moral Venus glows with double charms.' address to his soldiers was extremely of the house; por were they confined to
THOMSON - Liberty Part 8. well delivered. The other characters the female part of the audience. It Such have been the sentiments of the were the same as usual.
could not be otherwise. greatest legislators, the most enlight. Miss Wilson's transcendent talents remain callous to the appearance of a ened patriots, through all ages; and suffer no diminution by their frequent feeble old monarch, upwards of four
score years, staggering under decrepi-spark of talent, till it lighted up a reputa, are told, has excited an extraordinary tude and overwhelmed with misfor- tion which is the passport to your protes sensation throughout the continenta tipes, attended with an aberration of
tion-the introductiou to your hospitall. It has already passed through many mind, which ends in downright mad, extend only to the stranger whom you tion of numberless controversial tracts.
ty; nor does the influence of your favour editions, and occasioned the pablicaness, who could behold such a sight have so generously welcomed. There un moved ? Such a representation was are hearts dear to me, conjoined with
Longevity in Russia. - The tables of given with perfect fidelity by Mr. mine by ties of affection and alliance, longevity published for the year 1817, hean. His plaintive tones were heard who are, perhaps, at this moment antici- in the Russian empire, give the folfrom the bottorn of a broken heart, and pating, with joy, my professional success lowing results :-Amongst 828,561 completed the picture of human woe. in this country and will blend your persons who have died, all belonging to Nature, writhing under the poignancy senser of Events. It is there, gentle have been as follows: one above 140
names with their thanks to the grand Dis- the Greek church, there appears to of feeling, and finding no utterance in inen, in my domestic circle, I shall dwell words or tears, found a vent at length on the retrospection of these hours; it is years of age ; one of 135; seven of for her indescribable sensations, in a there that I shall instruct the being en. 130; 21 of 123 ; 51 of 120 ; 83 of spontaneous hysteric idiotic laugh. trusted to my care to respect and love the 115; and 783 above 100 years of age. The impressions made upon all who patrons of his father; and while the pages Mr. J. Williams is preparing for the were present, will never be forgotten. of your history record achievements that press, a new edition of Blackstone's His dreadfal imprecations upon his give lustre to the political and warlike Commentaries, with notes and annotadaughters, bis solemo appeals to hear that the English actor will
, to the last tions, and corrections of the errors and veu, struck the soul with awe. --But 10 hour, extol the merits of your private mistatemeuts of the learned and eloadequate conception can be conveyed, worth, and gratefully transmit his Eolum- quent judge, as also of those of his less by words, of Mr. Kean's representation bian laurels to the charge of his posterity.' gifted editors. This edition will conof this high-drawn and ariluous cha
tain the author's last corrections, toracter, to any one who did not see it,
Literature and Setence.
gether with the celebrated passages on When we lately united with an Eng
the liberty of the subject, which have lish critic, and said, upon seeing the The Niger. It is at length ascer- been expunged from all the editions second representation of Richard, that tained that the Niger empties itself in- published of this valuable work, ex
acting could go no further,' it was to the Atlantic Ocean, a few degrees to cept the first. because we had not witnessed Mr. Kean the northward of the equator. This An investigation of the numerous in Lear.- New York Evening Post, important fact is confirmed by the ar-records of the city of Exeter, has lately Dec. 11, 1820.
rival of Mr. Dupuis, from Africa. taken place. These valuable articles Public Dinner to Mr. Kean at New This gentleman was appointed consul of antiquity have long remained depoPork.--A public entertainment has from this country at Ashantee, where sited in old chests, in a private apartbeen given to Mr. Kean, at New Mr. Bowdich resided for some time. ment of the Guildhall, almost neg. York, in testimony of the sense enter. He is acquainted with the Arabic and lected, Upwards of one hundred mataided of his great merits. Mr. Kean's Moorish languages, and got his intelli- nuscripts have already been discovered health having been drank in a most dis- gence by conversing with different tra- and examined by the Rev. George tinguished and flattering manner, he ders he met with at Ashantee. He Oliver, Pitman Jones, Esq. &c. Many addressed the company (according to thought it so important as to warrant his of them are beautifully written on fine the report of the American Papers), in voyage home to communicate to govern- vellum, and present some curious and nearly these words :
ment what he had learnt. It happens interesting historical occurrences. The GENTLEMEN, - To pass over in silence that Mr. Dupuis has beenarticipated in earliest yet found is of the time of such unequivocal testimonials of your ap: this discovery, by the geographical acn- King William Rufus, 1090, being probation would, ! fear, savour more of men of a gentleman of Glasgow, who about the period that Osbertys, the apologise for my want of 'eloquence, I arrived at the same conclusion by a Norman, was Bishop of Eseter; and must add, that I am proud of this flatter- most persevering and diligent investi- it is thought that some earlier manuing opportunity to offer, in the simple gation of the works of travellers and scripts may still be discovered. language of my heart, my grateful ac- geographers, ancient and modern, and Oil Gas.-At a recent meeting at knowlegements to the citizens of New examining African captives; and had Hull, to consider of the propriety of York. When the professional man is actually constructed, and submitted lighting the town with gas, considerafortunate enough to blend private esteem to the inspection of government, two or ble discussion occurred as to the comwith public approbation, he must have three months ago, a map of Africa, in parative merits of gas from oil and gas achieved the very extent of his anbition which he lays down the Niger as emp- from coal. It was stated that the oil manifestly conspicuous during my short tying itself into the Atlantic, in about gas threw a better light than that from stay in this city, that it has placed tbe te-four degrees north latitude, after trac-coal, that it required smaller appacords of your kindness memorin in eterna ing out
its entire course from the inte- ratus, that it was free from the offenI have too high an opinion of the sound rior.
sive smell, so injurious to breath and judgment and liberality of feeling of Freemasonry. A chief of the 80. destructive of comfort, by which coal those gentlemen whom I have now the ciety of Freemasons in Germany, who gus was accompanied ; that it did not bonour of addressing, not to suppose they died about two years ago, left, among corrode the pipes, nor tarpish nor diswould not encourage me in those senti. his papers, a most remarkable MS. colour polished metals, silks, &c. as tain for that country sthich gave me birth containing a complete history of all the coal gas did ; and that it was used in for that country in which I have left secret ceremonies, views, and plans of Covent Garden Theatre, in the Argyle everything dear to me for that country the association. This manuscript has Rooms, in Whitbread's brewery, and which, by its plaudits, fanned the humble been printed, and its publication, we some other places. One of the speak.
ersalleged, on the contrary, that he pro- | Homer, were spoken of as happy spe. On the 1st of Jan. was published, in royal eured 417 gallons of gas from Illbs. cimeos of poetic skill, and Mr. Pitt
8vo. No. 4. price 4s. 6d. of of coal, which cost a penny. The coke was, in some degree, abused for having
ZOOLOGICAL ILLUSTRA produced was worth a penny, and the paid little attention, in his works, to TIONS; or, Original Figures and Descriptions tar one penny more, so that he had a the use of this figure. But Mr. Pitt, cipally from the Classes of Ornithology, Entoprofit of 200 per cent, and the gas for it seems, held alliteration in contempt; mology, and Conchology. By nothing. Besides, his gas had pro- and said that it was not for want of op
WILLIAM SWAINSON, F.R.S. L.S., &c. duced no offensive smell, and he had portunity that he had not used it, and This work appears regularly in Monthly Numnot perceived that his pipes, which were that he thought it the easiest thing in bers, with Six coloured Plates, executed in imiof lead, had been corroded. A letter the world to jingle alliterations toge scriptious, calculated both for the scientific and was read, which observed, that 1000 ther without end. Propose a subject,' the general Reader, and illustrating many new feet of oil gas would produce a light said he,' and I will give it you in alli- and beautiful Birds, Insects, and Shells, hitherto equal to 3333 feet of coal gas.' It ap- terative array directly.
undescribed. pears that the Emperor Alexander is present mentioned Cardinal Wolsey, and the Engravings, being principally Litho
Only a limited Number of Copies are printed ; lighting up his palace at St. Peters- whereupon, in a minute or two, Mr. graphic, are then destroyed. burgh with oil gas. The meetiny una-Pitt exclaimed,
Published by Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, nanimously agreed to resolutions in fa. Begot by butchers, and by bishops bred, Paternoster Row. vour of gas from oil. How high his honour holds his haughty head.'
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of St. Eustache, and, lastly, the ruins of the tecia, to this little city, encompassed by Review of New Books.
palace of the emperors, which are still to the two branches of the Seine.
be seen in the rue de la Harpe, and which • Others deduce the appellation of LuAn Historical and Picturesque Tour of which Paris is said to have been limited. dirt, because the site was very marslay,
are, consequently, far from the spot to tetia from lutum, wbich' signifies mud, the Seine, fron Paris to the Sea. Add to these evidences, that all historians especially near the bridge of Notre Dame. Illustrated and embellished by twen
concur in stating, that on the death of St. Pioleny tells us, that it was called Luety-four highly finished and coloured Genevieve, in. 509, her body was interred cotecia, that is, white-probably from its Engravings, from Drawings made by out of the city to the south; over her situation, being surrounded by quarries Messrs. Pngin and Gendall. Parts tomb was built a small chapel, instead of of stone and gypsum. These verses of I. and II. Elephant 4to. London, which Clovis erected a spacious church, John Lascaris may allude to the same cir1821.
which, though dedicated to St. Peter and cumstance :This work, in plan and arrangement, liest period after its foundation, by any St. Paul, was never known, froin the ear- « Nativo Lucoteciam candore corruscam
Dixere, ex etymo Gallica terra tuo.” is similar to the Tour of the Rhine, other name than the church of St. Gene- John Baptist Mantuanus writes, that the poticed io No. 83 of the Literary Chro- vieve. This structure, and the palace of Parrhasians, whom Hercules led from a nicle, and to which it is intended as a the emperors, could scarcely be the only corner of Arcadia, came to France, where companion. Only two of the six parts, buildings situated out of the town; so they settled, and gave to the nation the in which it is intended to be comprized, that, long before the reign of Philip Au- name of Parisians, instead of Parrhasians, are published, and these are so favour- gustus, there must have been houses be- Lastly, some are of opinion, that Paris is ablea specimen of the work, as to induce yond the limits of the present.Cité.
compounded of Pura and Isis, that is, us to recommend it at once, without
• These contending opinions may,
near the temple of Isis, which is supposed think, be reconciled, it we recollect that, to have stood on the spot now occupied waiting for its completion. The engravings, of which there are four in by the Normans, who could not make
in the ninth century, Paris was besieged by St. Germain des Prés. each number, present interesting views, themselves masters of the City, properly where this capital is built for the site of a
• Nature herself marked out the place well executed; and the work is got up so called, but who destroyed all the ex: mighty city. Paris is situated in 48° 5! in that elegant style which usually terior buildings, and reduced the capital 10° north latitude, and 24 20° east longidistinguishes the productions of its to the above-mentioned island, which re-tude from Greenwich. On the north), it tasteful publisher, Mr. Ackerman. sisted all their attacks.
is sheltered froin severe cold by an uninAs the Tour commences at Paris,
• From the time of Clovis, that is to terrupted chain of hills, extending from the first portion of the letter press is say, ever since the year 482, Paris has the laun'ourg St. Artoine to the Faure the first portion of the letter press is been, invariably, the principal seat of the bourg du Roule. The climate is healthy devoted to a notice of that capital, monarchy. Notwithstandmg the succes- and temperate: the heat rises but rarely and occupies the two parts already sive partitions of the kingdom among the to twenty-four degrees, and the mean published. Without entering into an children of the sovereigns of the first dy term of cold is about seven degrees. account of the public edifices, which nasty, it was frequently agreed that this Twenty-eight roads conduct to the city, are here minutely described, we shall city should be possessed by them in coin which is entered by sixty barriers, and is quote the general notice of the French mon. The Kings of Buigundy, Austra- seven leagues in circumference. Its po metropolis :
sia, and Soissons, set the example of this pulation exceeds seven hundred thousand
species of contract. When the posses-souls; it contains thirty thousand houses, • The origin of Paris is lost in the ob- sions of Caribert, King of Paris, had de and eleven hundred streets. Its revescurity of ages; for, if we may believe volved to them, they agreed that none of nues are computed at about twenty-tive Eusebius and some other historians, its the three should enter the place without millions of francs. foundation was anterior even to the build- the consent of the other two, lest, on that ing of Rome. The opinions of the learn-ground, he should claim to be considered modities consumed in Paris in the course
* On calculating the quantity of comed differ also in regard to its extent in the as the only king of the Franks. Such was, of a year, and setting them down at their early periods of its history, some assert- at all times, the importance of Paris, that mediuin price, we shall obtain an amount ing, that till the reign of Philip Augustus on the accession of Hugh Capet to the which, divided by the number of the init was but a small town contined to the is- throne, the possession of the metropolis babitants, shews that the average expenland in the Seine, now known by the ap- contributed not a little to the success of diture of each exce«ds six hundred francs pellation of la Cité. Others, on the con- his projects. Recent events also, in 1814 per annum. This can will appear very irary, declare that, immediately after the and 1815, prove that the crown of France small to those who have not studied policonquest of Gaul, Paris became, under is inseperable from Paris.
tical economy: it proves, nevertheless, the emperors, a large and flourishing city; If the most laborious researches fur- that there is scarcely a capital in Europe, and, in support of this opinion, they ad nish but vague notions respecting the pe- where the lower classes of the inhabitants duce the inscription of the Nauta Párisi- /riod at which Paris was founded, we are can commanu more comforts than those aci of the time of Tiberius, the monu- left in equal uncertainty respecting the
of Paris. * ments dug up in the cathedral, the aque. origin of the names of Lutetia and Paris. ducts found at a distance from the ancient Some etymologists derive the former from
* This may be the fact, but the cirenmstance town, the
beautiful head of Cybele disco: Lucius, King of the Gauls, who is said to of each individual, on an average, expending vered in researches made near the church I have given the name of Lutetia, os Luco?! 251. per annum, does not prove it. Rev.