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p. 445. last line, for 4. Crown Law, read 4. Çomm.
ARTICLE Í. A Song of Triumph. By W. SOTHEDY Esg. von
L'Acte Constitutionnel, en la Séance du 9 Avril, 1814. 8vo,
Of Bonaparte, the Bourbons, and the Necessity of rallying round
our legitimate Princes, for the Happiness of France and of Europe. By F. A. CHATEAUBRIAND. 8vo. London, 1814.
It would be strange indeed, we think, if pages dedicated like
onrs to topics of present interest, and the discussions of the passing hour, should be ushered into the world at such a moment as this, without some stamp of that common joy and overwhelming emotion with which the wonderful events of the last three months are still filling all the regions of the earth. In such a situation, it must be difficult for any one who has the means of being heard, to refrain from giving utterance to his sentiments : But to us, whom it has assured, for the first time, of the entire sympathy of all our countrymen, the temptation, we own, is ir resistible; and the good-natured part of our readers, we are persuaded, will rather smile at our simplicity, than fret at our presumption, when we add, that we have sometimes permitted our. selves to fancy that, if any copy of these our lucubrations should go down to another generation, it may be thought curious to trace in them the
first effects of events that are probably destined to fix the fortune of succeeding centuries, and to observe the imprese sions which were made on the minds of contemporaries by those mighty transactions, which will appear of yet greater moment in the eyes of a distant posterity. We are still too near that great image of Deliverance and Reform which the Genius of Europe has just set up before us, to discern with certainty its just liner VOL. XUU. 40. 45.