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shared his allowance with them, ing come to instal me at the top and, being accustomed to the of the Donjon, under the platcaresses of poor people, they re- form, in the secret cell of the mained perfectly quiet. At last day eastern tower + appeared, and I heard the work. 6. Since Providence has been men passing and repassing ; I took pleased to work a double miracle advantage of the moment, passed in my favour, I have often thought through the principal gate with- of the wretchedness of mind, out remark, (thanks to my ragged which at Saint Helena must have appearance,) and advanced to the worn out the life of that Bonagate of the little drawbridge. The parte, all whose actions had in turnkey came out-examined me view only the object of the mo-hesitated. ... I might have ment, whose maxim was Possess knocked him down, taken the key for ever, whose contempt of life from him, gone out, and locked it never went so far as to teach him behind me.
... he asked me a how to die. ... Pride was question, which I answered boldly strong enough in him to stifle
and he was just going to conscience. But may God forgive turn the key, when some real him, who dying, humble, and demasons came up, and by their in- prived of the embraces of his quisitive looks, sealed the unfor- son, dropped a tear to nature, tunate issue of my attempt.* and appeared to forget his frail
“I was immediately dragged to grandeur !" the commandant's apartments ; The victories of the Allies, he jumped out of bed; heard which led to his overthrow, gave what they told him, could scarcely to our author his liberty ; but he believe his eyes; stormed, abused was previously, with others (even some, and accused others of trea- in the heat of the war about chery .... and did me the Paris,) transported to Soumer. favour to tell me in vulgar terms, “Ai last, on the 16th of April, • You did very wrong to miss at noon, the doors of the prison your aim, for you will not have were opened, the clanking of such another opportunity for a chains ceased to be heard, and the long time. I asked him to give cry of Long live the Bourbons ! me a glass of brandy, and he
was the only one made haste to get it me himself. through the sepulchral vaults. It
“ While they were preparing a would be vain for me to attempt place of greater security for me, I a description of this scene, which was put into the chesnut stove (that will never be banished from my is the name given by the unfortu- memory. In the intoxication and nate Mazeras de Latude to the tears of joy, every one threw himground floor of the western tower, self into the arms of his neighnear the modern passage to the bour, and pressed him to his dungeons ;) I did not remain there heart; forty individuals, hitherto more than an hour, an order hav. strangers to each other, were in
* "The mason to whom this was principally owing, fell ill of vexation. I was told in 1814, that he never would turn again to work at the Donjon."
+“ From that moment I passed for dead; the police spread the report of it gene. rally, and my poor children, who were then very young, put mourning on for me.”
one moment bound to each other ing from Madrid to Paris to reby the ties of the most tender claim his property, the jewels, friendship
&c. seized at his arrest, he fell “ At the moment of our release, upon the disorganization of the the inhabitants of the town, hundred days, and joined the Frenchmen, liberated from the Duchess of Angouleme and roytyranny which had hitherto re- alists at Bordeaux. In a despepressed their feelings, eagerly rate action he was taken prisoner surrounded us, and without the and carried to Boulogne where least regard to our wretched ap- again death seemed to be inevitapearance, dragged us into the ble. But being reclaimed as a bosom of their families, and in Spanish officer, some delay interone day made us experience the vened ; and it was not till transition from an excess of misery “On the 1st of June, an order to affluence and plenty. Time arrived to consider us no longer will never diminish the gratitude as soldiers, but to transfer us to I feel towards the persons who the prison of the criminal and took charge of me, and I only civil tribunal of the department, regret that I am not allowed to to be there tried as citizens taken name them here."
in arms, and in the act of rebellion Having gone thus far, we must upon the territory of the empire. condense into a summary the rest of That measure, which was calculathe interesting points touched upon ted to make us then rather uneasy, in this volume. By a refinement was the means of our escaping in political trickery, the French certain death.” government had procured the And the relation continues : traitor Richard to personate their
“ The battle of Waterloo, by prisoner and endeavour to entrap restoring her king and princes to Ferdinand at Valençay. This France, was the second miracle to would produce the two-fold effect which millions of victims owed of destroying the real agent, and their preservation. of discovering the king's wishes “ As soon as the legitimate and intentions. The design fail- authority was recognized by the ed, for Ferdinand was alarmed local authorities, I was liberated and would not trust the sham from prison, and, accompanied by liberator : the documents then my officers, repaired without loss palmed on the world as official of time to the French headwere fabricated and published in quarters at St. John de Luz. Our the Moniteur!!!
general in chief, the duke of In England, on his return, the Damas, delivered me the comBaron was honourably treated: mand of my regiment, which imhe then visited Madrid, and re- mediately entered Bayonne, and ceived the distinction of noble was selected to occupy the citadel. knighthood from the king of Spain, Strange vicissitude of fortune! and a grant of 100,000 crowns on I was now the commander in a the Havannah, of which succeed- place where only a day or two ing events robbed him. Proceed- before I was a prisoner !"
along the field with Lord March, 10. Royal Naval Biography. By he received a ball in his chest. Lieut. John Marshall, (B.) R.N.
• Farewell, dear March !' said he, Anecdote of Lord Exmouth.- as he fell to the ground. His “ The wife of Rovere, one of the companion was not permitted to French deputies banished to Cay- perform those tender officesiwhichi enne, was taken on her passage his heart dictated. A furious by our officer. She had sold all onset of cuirassiers called him to her property in France for the his post ; and his wounded friend, purpose of joining her unhappy seeing him nobly rally a Nassau husband, and had with her 30001. regiment, which he led to the sterling. Sir Edward restored it charge in person, feebly but heroito her, and paid his crew their cally exclaimed, “That's rightshare out of his own pocket.” that's right-well done, my dear
Bonaparte.-"After the surren- March 1' and immediately exder of the French army, Sir W. pired." Sidney Smith visited the Holy City, Captain Hallowell was sucwhere the following anecdote of ceeded on the Roman coast by Bonaparte was related to him by Captain Louis, who was afterthe superior of a convent: When wards joined by Sir Thomas General Dumas had advanced Troubridge. The French, seeing with a detachment of the French that all bopes of defending themarmy within a few leagues of selves successfully against the Jerusalem, he sent to his Com- united powers that attacked them mander-in-Chief for leave to on all sides, were at an end, and make an attack upon that place. thinking to obtain better terms Bonaparte replied, that when he from the English than the Aushad taken Acre, he would come in trians, proposed ternis to the latperson and plant the tree of liberty ter officer, with that effrontery in the very spot where Christ suffer- which characterizes their public ed; and that the first Freneh soldier proceedings, but which is as often who fell in the attack, should be buri- successful as it is impudent. They ed in the Holy Sepulchre.' Sir W. had a man of the right stamp to Sidney Smith was the first Chris- deal with. Their ambassador at tian ever suffered by the barbari- Rome began by saying, that the ans to go into Jerusalem armed, Roman territory was the property or even to enter it in the dress of of the French, by right of cona Frank; his followers, and all quest. The British Commodore who visited it by his means, were settled that point, by replying, allowed the same privilege." • It is mine by reconquest. A
In the memoir of Admiral Cur- capitulation was soon concluded zon, a note tells of the gallantry for all the Roman States, and Capof another branch of that family, tain Louis rowed up the Tiber in in a different service :
his barge, hoisted English colours " At the celebrated battle of on the Capitol, and acted, for the Waterloo, the Hon. William Cur: time, as Governor of Rome. zon, son of the present peer, and The prophecy of Father M.Cor. Dep. Ass Adj. Gen. to the army mick, an Irish Franciscan, was in the Netherlands, displayed the thus accomplished. On Nelson's most chivalrous ardour. Riding return to Naples from Aboukir,
this man predicted, that the Ad- was put on shore in the night, miral would take Rome with his with a promise that a boat should ships. The hero reminded him be sent to bring him off, at a prothat ships could not ascend the per time. The boat was accordTiber : but the friar, who had ingly sent five successive nights probably forgotten this circum- to the place appointed, but no stance, met the objection with a pilot was there. At the expirabold front, and declared he saw tion of eight days, he came alongthat it would come to pass not- side in a French boat rowed by withstanding. Nelson, who was two men: and gave the following struck with the oddity of the cir- account of himself. That fearing cumstance, and not a little pleas- lest he should be apprehended as ed with it, obtained preferment a spy, he gave up the idea of atfor him from the King of Sicily, tempting to get off as agreed upon, and recommended him to the and came to the resolution of Pope."
hiring a boat to go into Cameret Captain Campbell was the Bay; upon getting pretty near bearer of the despatches relating to it, he told the
he to Hawke's victory over Conflans did not mean that bay, he in 1759. Of him
meant Berthaume Bay, which -." The humorous anecdote was about half
the has been told, that upon this or ship; when he had approachsome similar occasion, Lord An- ed near this bay, he said he son, as they were going in his wanted to go to Point St. Mathews Lordship’s carriage to carry the (which was not more than two news to the King, said, Captain gun shots from the frigate); upon Campbell
, the King will knight this the men flew in a passion, you, if you think proper.'- Troth, telling him they would take him my Lord,' said the Captain, who back to Brest. The pilot instantly retained his Scotch dialect as long took a brace of pistols from his as he lived, • I ken nae use that pocket, and pointing one at each will be to me.'-' But your lady of them, exclaimed— I am an may like it,' replied his Lordship. Englishman ; and if you do not • Weel then,' rejoined the Captain, put me on board my ship without • His Majesty may knight her if he delay, I will blow your brains out.' pleases.'
With which the Frenchmen judged The following singular anec- it best to comply. This resolute dote is related of the conduct of a fellow had absolutely been on pilot belonging to the Immortalité, board some of the ships of war, whilst employed in the blockade and gave an exact account of their of Brest :
condition and force." “This man, either a French- (In 1804) “ M. La · Touche man, or speaking French ex- Treville, who had commanded at tremely well, expressed a great Boulogne, in 1801, commanded desire to Captain Hotham, that he now at Toulon. He was sent for would permit him to go on shore on purpose,' said Nelson, as he and get information of the state beat me at Boulogne, to beat me and situation of the enemy's fleet. again ; but he seems very loth to After frequent solicitations, Cap- try' One day while the main tain Hotham consented, and he body of the British fleet was out
of sight of land, the reconnoitring sit and see them fight as long as squadron, under Rear-Admiral they pleased.' This gallant officer Campbell, stood in close to the died at Fareham in 1787.--. port, and La Touche, with a vastly "Captain Harvey commanded superior force, pushed out and the Brunswick, of 74 guns, on chased it about twelve miles. The the memorable 1st of June, Frenchiman, delighted at having 1794. He was wounded early in found himself in so novel a situa- the action by a musquet-ball, which tion, published a boastful account, tore away part of his right hand; affirming that he had given chase but this he carefully concealed, to the whole British fleet, and that and bound the wound up with his Nelson had fed before him! In handkerchief. Some time after spite of contempt for the gascona- this he received a violent contuder, his lordship was half angered sion in the loins, which laid him by his impudence. Writing to the almost lifeless on the deck : from present Earl, he said, You will this severe blow he however rallied have seen La Touche's letter-- his strength of mind, and conhow he chased me, and how I tinued at his post, directing and ran. I keep it: and if I take conducting the action, until a him, by God he shall eat it.' La doubled - headed shot splitting, Touche, however, soon after died, struck his right arm near the elbow, according to the French papers, and shattered it to pieces. Grow. in consequence of walking so ing faint through loss of blood, often up to the signal post upon he was now compelled to retire ; Cape Sepet, to watch the British but when assistance was offered to fleet: and thus effectually pre- conduct him below, he nobly revented Nelson from administering fused it, I will not have a single to him his own lying letter in a man leare his quarters on my ucsandwich."
count ! my legs still remain to bear “Captain Gayton became a me down into the cockpit.” In this Rear-Admiral Oct. 18, 1770; wounded and shattered state he was made a Vice-Admiral Feb. cast a languid yet affectionate look 3, 1776 ; and immediately after- towards his brave crew— Persewards appointed to the chief rere, my brare lads, in your duty ! command at Jamaica. Return- continue the action with spirit, for ing from thence in the Antelope, the honour of our King and Country; he fell in with a large ship, which und remember my last words—THE was at first mistaken for an enemy, COLOURS OF THE BrunswICK SHALL and preparations were made to NEVER BE STRUCK!' About sun-set receive her accordingly, though it was found necessary to amof force infinitely superior to the putate his arm above the elbow ; Antelope. The Vice-Admiral, and on the day after the Brunsthough so extremely infirm as wick's arrival at Spithead, he was to be almost unable to walk, conveyed on shore at Portsmouth, came upon the quarter-deck, and where, after bearing the most es. after concisely exhorting his crew cruciating pain with christian reto behave like Englishmen, told signation, he was released from theni, that for his part, he could this world, and lost to his country, not stand by them, but he would on the 30th June.