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for the revolutionary ideas which were grad-, well how to refuse importunate petitioners in an ually gaining ground, assuring him that they indirect way. Afier le had become marshal, could not lead to any good; and declaring he had an aide-de-camp, who had done him that he was “une mauvaise tête,” and, in good service, but for which he had already spite of his superior education and acquire- been rewarded with the rank of lieutenantments, he would come to nothing. When the colonel and the cross of the legion of honor. troubles actually commenced, and order and Not conteni, however, he seized every oppordiscipline were banished from the army, several tunity to urge his chief to propose him for regiments deposed their officers, or refused to colonel. One evening, alter this officer had, obey them, and elected others out of their own even in the presence of his comrades, taken midst. The regiment to which Bernadotte be- the liberty to make palpable allusions to unrelonged followed this example, arrested its quited services, slow promotion, and the like, colonel and its officers, and unanimously chose the marshal related the following apologue: Sergeant Bernadotle for its commander.
“When I was still a subaltern, I once went Having accepted this new dignity, he as- with some of my comrades to see the performsembled the regiment and thanked his com- ances of a company of dogs. I was delighted, rades for their confidence, of which, he said, and still more asionished at the dexterity of he felt and would prove himselt worthy. these animals, and asked the proprietor how
“ Above all," he thus concluded his speech, he contrived to bring his pupils into such admi" I must impress il upon you, that without dis- rable training. cipline no military body can subsist, and if I “If,' said he, you will come to-morrow ain to contand you, and to operate efficienıly about noon, you will comprehend at once my for your wellare, you must promise me abso- system of education; it is extremely simple. luie, implicit obedience.”
"I did not fail to attend at the appointed " That we will,” cried the men, with one hour, and the master began with one of the voice.
older dogs, and which was already trained, “It follows of course then,” resumed the but which, it seemed, needed another lesson. sergeant-colonel, “that whoever does not in Showing to the animal a large tempting piece stantly obey my orders, shall be punished ac- of meat, he held it up in his hand : the dog cording to the laws of war. Do you swear danced capitally, and did all that was required this ?"
of him. When this had continued for some “We swear it!" responded the soldiers. time, I begged the man not to make the docile
Bernadotte immediately look a company- brute wait any longer for his reward, and to the one to which he belonged, and on which give him the meat. he could reckon implicitly-put hiinself a: its "Oh, no! not yet,' he replied ; 'you don't head, led it to the prison, and brought out the understand it. So long as I show the dog the officers, with whom he proceeded to the front meat, he works hard in the hope of getting it; of the still assembled regiment.
but as soon as be has obtained the object of “Soldiers," said he, taking the hand of the his wishes, he flings himself down, and will not colonel, “ you have, of your own accord, con- stir without driving.' ferred on me the command over you, and The greatest and cleverest of men have their sworn obedience to me: I now command you weaknesses. Peter the Great could not touch to recognise again your former colonel and a lizard; Marshal Saxe almost swooned if a cat officers. Let us not disgrace a good cause by came too near him; and it is well known that rebellion and disorder. My cominand is at an King Gustavus Adolphus had a particular antiend-I resign it to our former chief.” pathy to spiders. Charles John is said to have
The latter, however, had seen too much, and ielt an invincible repugnapce to dogs, partly was too well informed of what was going on arising from the circumstance that a friend of in Paris, and throughout all France, to accept his died from the bite of a mad dog, and partly the proffered command again. He declined it
, from his having seen, on the field of battle, the and with most of the officere quitted the regi. corpse of another friend torn in pieces by dogs, ment, of which Bernadotte then assumed the among which was the deceased officer's own command.
dog. Whether this is true or not, I cannot In process of time, when he came as Marshal tell: but the king's aversion to dogs was well of France and Prince of Ponte-Corvo to known at court. The Crown-Prince had a Anspach, he there met with his former captain, very beautiful hound, which had been trained, who had emigrated and made that place his as soon as the king was seen at a distance, or residence. He received him with great cor. whenever he heard the words, “ The king is diality, offered him his services, invited him to coming,” to run away; or, if this was not poshis table, and introduced him to his officers as sible, to hide himself under the furniture, his old chief, by whom he had been made where he lay quiet while the king remained in subaltern.
the room. “ Vous voyez,” said he to him, smiling, Several biographical accounts of Charles " que, malgré ma mauvaise tête, et vos pié, John have appeared, some of which, especially dictions, je n'ai pas trop mal fait mon chemin.” that by Touchard Lafosse, though considered
But, notwithstanding his good-nature and somewhat romantic, is said to be tolerably amiable disposition, Bernadotte knew perfectly faithful
. It is, however, to be hoped that the
memoirs of this remarkable man, which he is I children. In the opinion of all who know him, reported to have dictated to one of his orderly an opinion to which I cheerfully subscribe, officers, will be given to the public. They Oscar nust be numbered' among ihe most dismust furnish the most interesting elucidations tinguished sovereigns of Europe. With a of many still dark points in the history of the lively sense for all that is good and true, with Directory, the Consulate, and the Empire. calm, manly courage, with a sincere aspiration
The private life of Charles John, as husband to what is excellent, he unites a highly cultiand father, was irreproachable. Even busy vated mind and strong natural talents. He is Fame, with her thousand tongues, has nothing said to be, in particular, a clever mathematibut good to relate, and the chronique scanda- cian and a good astronomer, and I have myself leuse is silent. Particularly praiseworthy was often had occasion to admire his abilities as a his behavior towards his adoptive parents, musician and composer. Charles XIII.and his consort, born Princess of "Quel dommage," once exclaimed an old Holstein, the latter of whom, it is said, could French lady, when I was describing Prince Dot endure him. The Crown-Prince has the Oscar to her, “ quel dommage, que tout cela reputation of having uniformly paid them all ne soit pas légitime.” the attentions of a dutiful con, and all the re The present queen, a daughier of the noble spect of an obedient subject; and of having Duke of Leuchienberg, not only surpasses the always spoken of his adoptive father with ladies of the court in beauty and grace, but reverence and affection.
sets theni a pattern of every semale virtue. If the king was an imposing character, as She has hitherto abstained from all influence, well on account of the glory which he had ac immediate or mediate, on public affairs. For quired, and the grand recollections attached to the rest, amiableness is innate and inherent in his person, as on account of that person itself, the whole family of Leuchtenberg. With all you can scarcely meet with a handsomer and the most amiable traits of French mind, more interesting couple in every respect than “ solide dans le serieux, et charmant dans les his son, the preseni king, and his consort. bagatelles," the members of this house combine King Osear combines expressive features, of the noblest and most valuable qualities of the extraordinary beauty, with a fine manly figure. German national character; and they have His eyes are of that dark black, which a French thereby acquired, wherever Providence has lady once described as “ des yeux de vélours called them, the attachment of their subjects, noir doré de feu :" and their looks attest eupe- or the love of those around them. rior understanding, firmness, and resolution, united with a kindliness which there is no mistaking. In a certain respect, the character of Oscar may be better suited to the Swedes than NELSON.- The ball which inflicted Nelson's that of his father. The chief fault found with death-wound-preserved by the late Sir William the latter is, that he always promised more Beatty, who was principal medical attendant on than he could or meant to perform. In his de- board the Victory, at the time of the fatal eventsire to render himself beloved, and to satisfy has been presented by bis eldest surviving brother, every body, it happened not unfrequently that Captain Beatty, as an interesting national relic, he granted petitions, though he well knew that to the Queen, and will, it is said, be deposited in
Windsor Castle. the thing was impossible in the execution.
Greenwich Hospital would Hence arose many disappointments, much ill seem to be its more appropriate place of deposit
. blood, and want of confidence in the royal lette that were forced into the body, has been set
The ball, with the particles of the coat and epauword. Oscar, on the other hand, has hitherto within a crystal case, which is appropriately promised but little and rarely: he listened 10 mounted with a double cable of gold around its people quietly and sympathisingly, investigated circumference, and opens like a watch.--Athetheir rights, their claims, and the greater or less probability of the success of their efforts and wishes, frankly expressed his opinion on the subject, assisted when it was in his power, but look good care not to excite false hopes. THE MADONNA OF LORETTO.—The treasure of For the rest, Oscar, as a member of the coun- Our-Lady-of-Loretto has just vanished. The cil of state, as commanding general, as chief | event has thrown the Court of Rome into conof the artillery, and high admiral, has always sternation. At the time the French conquered proved himself an efficient man of business, an Italy, the Pontical Government removed to accomplished officer, a just and paternal chief. Rome the Madonna's rich coffer, in order to shelHe is heloved by the people, the army, and the ter it from the profane covetousness of the confeet; and it is alleged that the frequent mani- querors. Șince the restoration it has been confestations of this love and attachment were veyed back to Loretto, and new offerings had rather displeasing to his predecessor, and that General of the province of Ancona, to whose
increased its richness. Count Rocchi, Receiverthis was the real cause why the prince had re custody the coffer of holy Loretto was intrusted, cently withdrawn from almost all business, and had embarked in an Austrian steamer proceeding relinquished almost all direct influence, in order to Trieste, and carried off the contents of all the to occupy himself with the sciences, the fine coffers, the keys of which he had in his poseesarts, and the education of his highly-gified sion.-Revue de Paris.
THE LEGEND OF ZAHRINGEN, and Freiburg. But among the ignorant and
low-born a rapid excess of opulence often beFrom the Court Journal.
gets a sensual and depraved taste; and this The following sketch of the ruins of Zährin- was the wood-burner's lot. He became iyranyen, the cradle of the house of Paden, may pical and cruel, and forgot that he once existed not be uninteresting, now that the delicious upon dry bread and water. His taste grew so watering-place of Baden-Baden has become corrupted that he yearned to know the relish so familiar to most of our readers.
of human flesh, and, to satisfy his horrible deThe Dukes of Zähringen were once the sire, he ordered his cook to roast bim an infant. most powerful lords of Suabia ; they origin- Unwillingly did the servant follow his cruel ally lived in the castle of Limburg, which was master's orders, and when the roasted baby the cradle of the family, but of which there is appeared upon the table, the inhuman Duke now little to be seen. This castle was built was so horror-struck, that he instantly repented upon a jut of the Alps called Lynsburg, not his cruelty, and by way of atoning for it
, far from the little iown of Weitheim on
elected two cloisters in the Black Forest, which the Neckar. In the year 1080, Berthold, the he called the holy Ruprecht and the holy Peproprietor of Lynsburg, or, as it is now called, ter, both of which exist to this day. Limburg, left his paternal mansion, and emi
The castle of Zähringen was originally grated into Brisgau ; and at a short distance mall, but strong. When the house of Hofrom the town of Freiburg, upon a mountain henstaufen, however, made its way to the in the Black Forest, at the foot of which the throne of Charlemagne, and Conrad the village of Zähringen stood, he built a castle Third, one of the members of that family, was which, after the fashion of those days, he elected Emperor of Germany, the Duke Concalled by the name of the village below.
rad of Zähringen refused hiin his allegiance, The popular origin of the house of Zahringen upon which the Emperor despatched his brois, perhaps, too romantic to be believed. The ther Frederick of Suabia to exact it by force, forefathers of Berthold were nothing more
and so closely besieged the Duke, that he comthan common charcoal-burners, who dwelt in pelled him to surrender both himself and casforests and mountains, and existed on the ile to the besiegers. The Emperor acted gensweat of their brow. It happened that one of erously towards him, and reinstated him in his these wood-burners, after having collected 10- possessions. From this period the power of gether his pile of wood, covered it over with the Zähringen family increased, but the Burg earth, in order to prevent the heat from ex
ultimately came into the possession of the panding itself into fame, and thus evaporate.
Counts of Freiburg, and afterwards often When the wood was reduced to the requisite changed masters, until it finally fell into the condition and removed, he found to his great as- hands of the monks
of the cloisters of St. Petonishment, at the bottom of the pile, among the ter's in the Black Forest. The ruin is now ashes, an immense mass of silver, which the heat very insignificant; but the view from it is of the fire had extracted from the earth. His magnificent, and extends as far as the mounfortune was now made, and he continued ex-
lains of Alsace and Lorraine. tracting silver, when it happened that a king
The Dukes of Baden still take their second (the legend does not tell us his name), who title from this castle, and whatever may be had been driven from his country, came with the fabulous tales attending their earliest hishis family, and took refuge in the neighborhood tory, it is well authenticated that this illusof the hut, where he announced to the world trious family springs from the same source as that he would make a duke of that man, and the houses of Austria and Lorraine, Hohenmoreover give him his daughter in marriage, zollern and Prussia. Ethico I. Duke of the who would assist him in regaining his crown.
Allemani, was their common ancestor. This offer reached the ears of the wood-burner, who, ignorant as he was, had instinct enough to know that money must be the first object necessary to attain this end; accordingly he left his hut with a bag full of the precious metal on his shoulders, and presenting himself before the dethroned monarch thus addressed hiin, “ Sire give me thy daughter in marriage, and make me duke of the country around my
Improved OMNIBUS.-An improvement in the hut, and I will give thee such å treasure in mode of egress to and from this carriage, now so silver as will help to bring thee back thy king- general in London use, has been patented by a dom." And he cast the bag of silver at the Mr. Hayman, and a model shown. Instead of the feet of the astonished monarch, who, seeing steps coming down direcıly behind from the door, bimself already reinstated in his dominions, and protected in the rear, whilst the steps are
their place is supplied by a platform railed off, made him iminediately his son-in-law, and placed laterally towards the side pavement. created him duke of the land he coveted. Af There are other amendments of form, and the ter this, his wealth went on increasing to such whole appears to be very ingeniously devised. a degree, that he was enabled to build castles - Lit. Gai. and towns, and among others those of Zähring
BY MRS. TROLLOPE.
THE ROBERTSES ON THEIR TRAVELS. visit every body in Paris almost, they will
certainly be able to tell us, if any one can,
the reason for this French woman's conFrom the New Monthly Magazine.
duct, and at the same time, you know, we Another, and another, and another day may be quite sure that our natural ladylike passed away, but no more was heard of feelings on the occasion will be properly reMadame de Soissonac. The high spirit of peated every where." the Roberts family, on which they particular “To be sure,” exclaimed Mrs. Roberts, ly prided themselves, rose to a pitch that re- eagerly, “I am surprised I did not think of quired, especially in the more easily explod- them at first. They are the very people for ing bosoms of the ladies, the safety-valve of us. I wonder whether Edward would like vituperation, to preserve them from burst- to go with us? They always seem so deing. They had also another motive for wish-lighted to see him. Do go to his room, Maing to discuss the subject with some one of ria, and ask him to come into the drawingtheir acquaintance whom they had been in room before he goes out. I should so like the habit of meeting at the assemblies of him to go with us! He
grows handsomer the fair but perfidious French woman, in and more elegant every day of his life. I order to discover beyond the possibility of would defy any mother not to be proud of mistake, whether others had received the such a son." same affront as themselves. They doubted, The young man obeyed the summons inhowever, for some time, as to the person to stantly, having just completed his morning whom they should first open their hearts costume for the Boulevards, and looking, on the subject. Mrs. Bretlow would have as his mother said, like a Parisian angel, been in many respects the most eligible only with a lovely English color in his person to whom they could have addressed cheeks. themselves on this occasion, inasmuch as Edward, dearest, if you have no objecshe was really intimate with Madame de tion,” said the respectful parent, “I should Soissonac, and was therefore likely to like you to go with us this morning to call know the real cause of her abominable be-on Lady Moreton and Lady Forton. havior. But then, this real intimacy had Though they are, both of them, always always appeared to be accompanied by a kindness itself, they are never so delighted great deal of real affection, and it was not to see us as when you are of the party. well to talk to any body on the subject, You will go, won't you? We are going who was likely to be so strongly prejudiced on purpose to talk to them a little about the as Mrs. Bretlow.
impertinent behavior of that extraordinary “No, indeed, mamma," said Maria, “if Madame de Soissonac, and I should like you go to Mrs. Bretlow, in order to ask her that you should le with us. opinion of Madame de Soissonac, I will say to it, my dear ?" not go with you. I don't know how the Why, no, ma'am, thank you, I think I'd rest of the family may feel, but I have too rather not. For, to say the truth, the Soismuch English spirit to go any where on sonacs are, in my opinion, a vast deal too purpose to hear the praises of a person who absurd to talk about; and of all people in has used me ill."
the world, I am the last who ought to enter “Well, then, who shall we go to?" re- upon the subject,” said the young man, turned the mother, who immediately felt coloring. “I would rather not go, thank the truth of this sensible observation. “I, you.” for my part, don't care who it is, so that it “Good gracious, why?” said Agatha. is an English person, who will have com- "What can you have to do with it, Edmon sense enough to understand what one ward ?” says. The French are certainly unaccount “What can you mean, Edward ?" cried ably slow of comprehension in conversa- Maria. “For goodness sake, speak out.” tion. I find perpetually from their answers, “Upon my word, my dear, you must not that they have not understood one word in go till you have explained yourself,” said ten that I have said to them. It is no good his mother. “Perhaps, Edward, you know to talk to them.”
a great deal more about them than we do. Why should we not call on Lady Do tell us every thing that you
have heard, Moreton and her cousin ?" said Agatha. my dear, dear Edward. It is cruel to keep "There cannot be two more charming peo- us in the dark if you do know any thing. ple to talk to on any subject, and as they I must beg that you will hide nothing." November, 1844. 20
What do you
“Really, mother, I know very little about j cultivating an intimacy with us. I think her, for I can't say I have ever given my- she is exceedingly wrong, indeed." self the trouble to inquire. But if you “Do you, my dear ?" said the young won't talk too much about it, I will tell you man, again profiting by the vicinity of the what I have reason to suspect; and one or mirror.
sure I am exceedingly two fellows of my acquaintance, who know sorry for it.” old Soissonac a great deal better than I do, "Upon my word, Edward,” said his mosay they are quite sure I am right. The ther, “ this obstinate reserve on your part fact is, my dear ladies—it is very absurd, is exceedingly ill-judged, to say the least of you know, but I can't help that—the fact it. How can we know, for instance, how is, that Monsieur de Soissonac, the tire- we ought to conduct ourselves, in case we some old husband of our pretty friend, has meet Madame de Soissonac accidentally? taken it into his head to be jealous of If, as Maria says, she is behaving as she me.'
ought to do, there is every reason in the “ Jealous !” exclaimed all the three la- world that we should treat her with kind. dies at once.
“ Jealous of you, Edward ?" ness, feeling, as we must all do, that wheThe young man replied to them all, at ther right or wrong, as to judgment, her deone and the same instant, by a low and clining our visits must be from the very graceful bow, and then turned round, and, best and most virtuous of motives, poor by the help of the mirror over the chim- dear young woman! But if, on the contraney-piece, re-arranged a curl upon his left ry, Edward, there should be unhappily any temple, which the playful profundity of the real cause for her husband's suspicions, salutation had displaced
just think of the incalculable injury you “Is it possible ?" exclaimed his mother, may do your sisters, by letting them be after a pause, and looking at him with an seen to speak to her. For mercy's sake, eye that seemed to say, “No wonder !" my dearest Edward, trust to our discretion And then she sighed very deeply, and in an sufficiently to enable us to judge fairly how accent that visions of crim. con. trials, and we ought to act.” tremendous damages, rendered both solemn “I would recommend you, ma'am, not and melancholy, she added, "For Heaven's to push yourselves into any further intisake, set my heart at ease, and tell me that macy with Madame de Soissonac-you he has no reason for it!"
really must excuse my not being more ex“Nonsense, ma'am !" returned the young plicit,” returned Mr. Edward Roberts, man, in a tone of very spirited indignation. looking greatly displeased with them all. “ How can you suppose that I should so far “ Your questions are not fair.” commit myself as to answer such a ques “ How very horrid !” cried one sister. tion as that? I alluded to the circum “Detestable woman !” exclaimed the stance, merely for the sake of doing justice other. to poor Madame de Soissonac. Of course “I am sure that the sooner we leave you must perceive from what I have said, Paris the better,” ejaculated the mother. though I have not violated any confidence “I shall not, ma'am, oppose your departof any kind—but of course you must per- ure,” said her son, “ you may depend upon ceive that she is not to blame. It was my it; nor, whatever my inclinations may dicduty to show this, but you must please to tate, will I distress my family by remaining excuse my saying any thing more on the behind them, and all I require in return for subject. It is very wrong to ask me." this concession is, that I may not be em
"It is very shocking, I am sure, alto- barrassed by any more questions." gether,” said Agatha, looking very grave. Having pronounced these words with * But I don't understand exactly how her much more gravity than was usual with warning us off her premises in so very iin- him, the young man walked out of the pertinent a manner, can do any good in the room. business.”
“Oh, goodness gracious! have mercy “Don't you, my dear?" returned her upon us !” exclaimed Mrs. Roberts, claspbrother demurely, casting his eyes upon the ing her hands, and raising her eyes towards carpet.
the ceiling. “ Is it not enough to break "No, certainly,” said Maria ; "on the one's heart to find one's only son exposed contrary, if she is behaving as she ought to to such temptations? So shocking, too, do, her best security against the injurious for his sisters to listen to it! Abominable suspicions of her husband, would be the hussy! How dreadful it is that a hand