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the fruit of such associations. God papers of Paris, which had been the grant that these calamities may tend to heralds of Napoleon's greatness, and bumble this proud and irreligious peo. the channels of conveying to 'every ple, and may lead them to bow before part of France, to the very moment of Him who smites them, and who, after the capture of their city, the inflamhaving employed them as his instru. matory libels of his adbereuts against ments in the chastisement of other na- their lawful sovereign, now very dutions, is vow giving them to drink of tifully assume all the emblems of loythe cup of his chastening!iy
alty, and sound in unmeasured terms In contemplating the course of events the praises of Louis le Desired. In all during the last month, it is impossible this there is something which not only not to be impressed with this sentiment, äppears hollow and unsatisfactory, but that they have been peculiarly " the to the feelings of an Englishman even Lord's doing.” On the eighteenth day disgusting; while there are far too many from the opening of the campaign, a stringent circumstances of a contrary force amounting to not more than an kind which prove a great part at least eighth part of the allied armies, dis- of this people to be tainted to the very solves that military power which had core with a disloyal spirit, and to pre80 recently set at defiance the rest of fer Bonaparte's rod of iron, accomp3. Europe; dethrones the object of its ido- nied, as they trust it would be, by exlatry; re-seats Lonis XVIII.on the abdi ternal rule and rapine, to the mild cated throne; and is the undisputed mas- sway of the Bourbons, if under them ter of the capital of France. Never before they must forego their wicked projects were such stupendous effects pro- of domination and pillage, and their duced by means more signally inade, ferocious hopes of vengeance. The quate. Nor were they the result of acci- circumstances to which we allude are dent or surprise. · Bonaparte bad had the necessity under which the allies time to prepare his military means, have been placed of punishing with both of annoyance and defence. His dreadful severity the inhabitants of troops seconded his plans with an many of the places through which they ardour and devotement which have have passed, and who either opposed to , never been exceeded. He was free them a useless resistance or secretly to choose his time and place of attack. massacred the stragglers of the army;
Yet after one battle his means of effec- the tardiness with which the tri-coloured tnal resistance are annihilated ; and flag has given place to the royal ensign,
France becomes the conqnest of a frag- even in places where it could not be · ment of the alliance with which she had alleged that the feelings of the popn
thought to cope. It certainly is a lation were restrained by military force; carious circumstance, that Paris, that the audacity with which the friends cradle of all the miseries which for and adherents of Bonaparte, relying, twenty-five years have wasted Europe, as it would seem, on the popularity of should twice in fifteen months have their cause, proclaimed their attachfallen into the power of the nations whom ment to him, and protested against the France had oppressed and pillaged, and change of government, even after the that this last time the blow should have British standard was planted on Montbeen struck by a handful of Englishe martre, and Louis was already at the mėn. How often did sbe hurl against gates of Paris; and the almost total as the menace of destruction,-a me- silence of the French press respecting nace which would have been fearfully the criminals who have caused so much executed, bad the Almighty given the blood to flow, and been the artifiTein to her rage! It will, we trust, cers of so much misery to Europe, and be our characteristic to be neither especially to France herself. We feel, crnel in war nor vengeful vor insolent in indeed, for the suffcrings of the French; triumph; apd that our possession of Paris and we sincerely wish they were terwill only afford us the opportanity of minated; but it is vain to hope that in teaching its inhabitants a lesson of mo- what appears to be the prevailing state deration and mercy. Ar 90 % Hent of men's minds in that country, either
We hear much of the joy and exul. Louis can enjoy a tranquil reign, or tation with which the return of Louis Europe a rational hope of peace, with XVIII. bas been hailed; and there are out some strong external pressure, doubtless many external indications to There is, however, one circumstance support the statement. The news of happy augury, which, we confess, goes far, in our estimation, to counter- others, he had threatened and insulted, balance those weighty motives to de- and whose utter destruction was the spondency. It is now no longer a matter leading and uniform aim of his policy. of doubt, that the French Government This selection certainly renders ne has consented to a total and nngnali. mean homage to her character. He is fied abolition of the Slave Trade. From himself said to have addressed a letter this one concession, humanity derives a to the Prince Regent, from Rochefort, compensation for a large share of those containing these words : " I have tertaisufferings which, in the inscrutable nated my political career; and I come, counsels of Providence, have unques. like Themistocles, to seat myself at the tionably paved the way for obtaining hearths of the British people. I place it. Let us thank God for this boon. myself under the protection of their
But it is time we should advert to laws, which I claiin of your Royal High, Bonaparte himself. He quitted Paris pess, as the most powerful, the most on the 30th of June, and repaired to constant, and the most generous of my Rochefort, with the purpose of effcct. enemies." ing his escape in two frigates to the Bourdeaux, Thoulouse, Strasburgh, United States of America. Here he with many other of the frontier fortresses, found his path so beset by English' are still held by the rebel soldiery, en cruizers, as to render this attempt hope- couraged in their resistance, probably, lcss; while in France, he probably found by the still formidable attitude which is the toils winding around hin more maintained by Davoust's army on tho closely, and menacing his personal safe. Loire. This has caused some sangui. ty. In this dilemma he adopted the nary assaults, and destructive bombard. resolution of throwing himself on the ments, which have led to. much loss of generosity of the British Government, life and property. The army of the and with that view surrendered himself Loire, indeed, affects to submit to the unconditionally into the hands of Cap. king's authority; and the army of the täin Maitland, of his Majesty's ship Bel- Soutlt, under Sachet, is said to have lerophon, by whom he has been convey- done the same ; but judging by the lancd to England. He embarked on board guage of Davoust's letter to the king, that ship, ou the 15th inst, with a suite on behalf of bis army, we confess we of about 40 persons, and arrived in Tor. do not count much on the sincerity of bay on the 24th. His future destination that submission. In the mean time, the has not yet been made known. What. allied forces have advanced to the Loire; ever it may be, we trust it will be such a British squadron has also entered the as shall afford a complete security river of Bourdeaux : it can hardly be against the slightest cliance of his any doubted, therefore, that if milder means more disturbing the peace of nations. fail, the salutary application of force We certainly do not participate in those will soon extinguish every rempant of feelings of vehement resentment towards open resistance to the king's autho, this miserable man which some of our rity. contemporaries take a pleasure in ex- It must be admitted that Louis has a pressing; and we think the language of delicate and difficult part to act at the insult and abuse, which is always mis- present crisis. He has to reconcile a' placed, peculiarly indecorous wben dae regard to his own outraged authoeniployed towards a fallen and pros. rity, and to the just expectations of his trate foe. We cannot, however, admit allies, with the interests and constitut that we should suffer ourselves to be tional liberties of France, and the wishes betrayed by a false feeling of genero- and feelings of the sound part of the sity, or a false estiinate of magnanimity, community. He has begun well, in con into the adoption of any procedure with senting to disburden France of the ne respect to him which is pot calcolat farious traffic in slaves. Let him pros ed to extinguish in his own breast, and ceed to place the religions and civil in that of his ferocious adherents, the rights of bis subjects on a firm basis; slightest hope of his being ever again to put out of question their security called into active life.
from any revision of the national sales, It is another of the very singular oc- from any revival of the abrogated privi. enrrences of the present singular period, leges and exactions, wliether of the that Bonaparte slould thus voluntarily noblesse or the clergy; to encourage a throw himself into the power of Great liberal systein of education, and to Britain, the nation which, above all raise, if possible, the relaxed tone of
morals, without reverting to mumme- as follows:-British and Hanoverians: ries which can only excite contempt, or killed, 2462; wounded, 9427; missing, to severities with which the present 1875; of these last, the greater part are state of French manners will hardly be said to have returned. The officers in, made to correspond; and we may hope, cluded in the above number amount after a time, with the blessing of God, to 148 killed, 670 wounded, and 28 to witness a salutary change in the moral missing. The loss on the part of the and social condition of that country. We' remaining allios, during these three are aware, indeed, that nothing can days, is estimated at 33,000 men, and produce an effectual improvement, but that of the French at 70,000.-We are the general diffusion of better princi- happy to say that the subscriptions for ples, through the mass of the commu- the relief of the wounded, and of the nity. Even of this, however, we do not families of the killed, amount already to despair; and it may be, that the very suf, about 100,0001.. ferings which France at this moment is The definitive acts of the Congress of experiencing may induce multitudes to Vienna have been published; but we turn with a more willing mind to the hopes shall not have room, in the present Numand copsolations of Scripture. We trust þer, for even a brief abstract of them. that the Bible Society will not be slow Hostilities have commenced between to improve the favourable opening the Americans and the Algerines, with
The returns of the loss sustained in some success on the part of the former, the battles of the 16th, 17th, and 18th of who have captured one Algeriue ship of June, have been received. They are war and destroyed another.
GREAT BRITAIN. * On the 12th inst. thie session of Par. melancholy occasion, But they are not liament terininated. The speaker, in the only mourners. The numerous poor addressing the prince regent, and the who were cherished by his bounty will prince regent in his speech to Parlia. deeply feel his loss. But it is as a pubment, dwelt with much effect on the lic man that we have been called chiefly brilliant achievenients of the allied arms, to contemplate him; and in this point of and on their glorious fruits.—The only view, greatly as we have differed from measure of general interest which pre him on many of the most important ques. ceded the prorogation, was a proposal tions of state policy, we have always to add 60001. per annum to the income admired the manliness and sterling iaof the duke of Cumberland, in conse- tegrity of his character. To use the quence of his marriage with a German language of Mr. Wilberforce, in the princess, the princess de Salm. Strong House of Coinmons," he was a complete objections of a moral kind were taken Englishman." " All who knew him to this marriage; and the grant was op- must recollect the indefatigable earnestposed on the ground that it became ness and perseverance with which, durParliament to refuse to give its sanction ing the course of his life, he directed to such au union. We believe that the his talents, and the whole of his time, to success of that opposition was produc- the public interest." “ For himself," Mr. tive of very great and general satisfac- W. added," he could never forget the imtion. After several divisions, in which portant assistance derived from his zeal the majority in favour of the bill gra- and ability in the great cause which he dually diminished, from 17 to 5, it was had so long advocated in that Honse. at length thrown out on the 2d reading On every occasion, indeed, in which the by one vote.
condition of human beings was concernThe only domestic occurrence which ed—and the lower their state, the remains to be noticed, is one which pro stronger their recommendation to his duced a very strong and general sensa- favour-no one was more anxious to tion, vot only in the metropolis, but apply his great powers to increase the throughout the country at large; we happiness of mankind."-Nor onght we mean, the untimely and affecting end of to omit the tribute to the memory of Mr. Whitbread. Under the influence of this distinguished Senator, a tribute no insanity, he put a period to his own ex- less bonourable to the ealogist than to istence on the morning of the 6th in the deceased, which was paid by the stant. We sincerely sympathize with Chancellor of the Excheqner:-“Whathis amiable aod afflicted family on this ever difference of opinion might exist
on political questions, there was no one that he was actuated in his public conwho did not do justice to the virtues duct by any other motive than a conand talents of the great object of their viction of public duty." regret, or who for a moment supposed i
DR. THOMAS ROCK.. His example as an early, constant, Account of Mr. THOMAS Rock, and reverent attendant on the pub
of the Crescent, Birmingham, lic worship of God, will not, I trust, extracted from a Sermon, preach. soon be forgotteo by any, and espeed at St. Mary's, April 7, 1815, cially by the younger part of my
by the Minister of that Chapel, hearers; and, as a member of this ..from Gen, v. 24.
congregation, you can most of you : Får be it from me, on this solemn witness, that love for his brethren occasion, to indulge in a strain of marked the tenor of his life. His vain and unprofitable eulogy! But Christian affection was diffusive, I must say, that, allowing for human uniform, and ardent; and it was mainfirmity, and to the praise of God's nifested in a way so humble, so grace, I have known but few men mild, and persuasive, that I have who, in all essential points, have rarely met with a Christian of any more reseinbled Enoch than our denomination, who had passed but much-lamented friend and brother, an hour in his company, and who It might truly be said of bim, as did not acknowledge himself edified. the distinguishing feature in his But those of you, especially, who character, that "he walked with walked with him in the house of God.”
God as friends, can best testify, Like Abel and Enoch, he sought how much bis spirit and example and found his peace with God, by bave contributed to your profit, as faith in the great Sacrifice; and to well as to the general harmony of “ none other name given under this congregation heaven” did he look, that he might In bim, most of our charitable be saved.
and religious institutions have lost After the example of Enoch, he an invaluable friend. Our Sunday " walked with God," in habitual Schools, our Schools of Industry, acts of holy intercourse and fellow- our Benevolent Society, our Bible ship. He was a man of retirement, and Church Missionary Associawho gave himself much to prayer, tions; all of them feel the loss, and the diligent study of the word aud I am persuaded, sympathise of God. Hence it was apparent, with us on the present occasion, to all competent judges who were They would be ready, I am sure, favoured with his society and like the grateful widows round the friendship, that “ the word of bed of Dorcas, to present, at the Christ dwelt in him richly;" and tomb of our friend, their respective may even say, in all the essential memorials of his active benevolence, and usefut branches of sacred and of their own deep and univerwisdom.
sal regret In the important duties of domestic religion, he was exemplary.
children; and low deeply he was in. His maxim appears to have been
terested in the spiritual welfare of
other branches of his family will ap that of Joshua; “ As for me and my
pear from a paper in the Christian 08house, we will serve the Lord."'*
server, vol. ii, page 772, for December He set apart one evening in every 1803, entitled " A young Man's Acconal week for the religious instruction of his his Father."