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THE MORMON CAMP.
tion of the people-all to be put on a footing with
England. That is Peel's offer the first instalThe Hancock Eagle of the 10th July notices ment of a subsidy paid to the repeal agitation. the arrival there of Mr. S. Chamberlain, who left And, by and by, when the whigs have fretied their the most distant camp of the Mormons at Council little hour upon the stage, Peel will do all this. Bluffs on the 26th ultimo, and on his route passed For he has tasted the blood of monopoly, and he the whole line of Mormon emigrants. He says will hound it to the death. A few places secured, that the advance company of the Mormons, with a few titles bestowed, a few jobs perpetrated, a whom were the Twelve, had a train of one thou- general election tried and lost, and the whigs will sand wagons, and were encamped on the east bank stagger out of office, to make room for the destroyer. of the Missouri river, in the neighborhood of the Eogland is calling for him already by the non-offCouncil Bluffs. They were employed in the con- cial voice of meetings, and newspapers, and Lobstruction of boats for the purpose of crossing the don crowds ; she will call for him by and by in a river.
less equivocal manner-in a manner not to be dis The second company had encamped temporarily puted; and the doom of monopoly will be accomat station No. 2, which has been christened Mount plished. Pisgah. They mustered about three thousand « For Ireland all this augurs excellently wellstrong, and were recruiting their cattle preparatory better than the wisest could have altogether foreto a fresh start. A third company had halted for seen, or the hottest anticipated. Whatever the a similar purpose at Garden Grove, on the head whigs accomplish, more or less—all Peel can, and waters of Grand River, where they have put in assuredly will do, to sweep away the monopoly of about two thousand acres of corn for the benefit the church, of the bench, of the jury system, of the of the people in general. Between Garden Grove executive, clears our path to repeal. Monopoly is and the Mississippi river Mr. Chamberlain counted the rampart which keeps the Irish race asander over one thousand wagons en route to join the main which constitutes two nations on one soil. That bodies in advance.
gone, there will remain but one nation, one hope, The whole number of teams attached to the one interest, and hence one purpose, in all IreMormon expedition is about three thousand seven land." hundred, and it is estimated that each team will After reviewing in a similarly exalted style the average at least three persons, and perhaps four. political changes which have occurred in Ireland The whole number of souls now on the road may during the last twenty years, and the present pusibe set down in round numbers at twelve thousand. tion of parties in both countries, the Nation infers From two to three thousand have disappeared from that all things are working together for repeal. Nauvoo in various directions. Many have left for This is Ireland's only hope- Whatever Russell Council Bluffs by the way of the Mississippi and or Peel may accomplish neither can give us our Missouri rivers ; others have dispersed to parts five millions of taxes, and other five millions of abunknown ; and about eight hundred or less still sentee rent, or the strength, and glory, and securemain in Illinois. This comprises the entire Mor-rity of a nation, which will come only with remon population that once flourished in Hancock peal."-Spectator. county. In their palmy days they probably numbered between fifteen and sixteen thousand souls,
| INDIAN Corn.-The Irish are so fond of this
15 new article of food, that they are in a fair way to most of whom are now scattered upon the prairies,
give up potatoes. At Limerick, ten days since, a bound for the Pacific slope of the American con
riot was created by a false rumor that the millers tinent.
intended to stop the issue of meal. In Cork the Mr. Chamberlain reports that previously to his
government sells ten thousand pounds (say nearly leaving, four United States military officers had
fifty thousand dollars worth) each week at one arrived at the Mount Pisgah camp, for the purpose of enlisting five hundred Mormons for the Santa
penny per pound; and private dealers sell a great Fe campaign. They were referred to head-quar
deal besides at a lower price, about four fifths of a ters at Council Bluffs, for which place they im- peu
penny. mediately set out. It was supposed that the force. A LETTER from Vienna mentions that the States would be enrolled without delay. If so, it will of Lower Austria held their first sitting on the furnish Col. Kearney with a regiment of well-dis- 123d ultimo. Amongst other objects to be sub ciplined soldiers, who are already prepared to mitted to their consideration are the means of pasmarch.
ting an end to the obligatory service of the peas Mr. Chamberlain represents the health of the ants; the establishment of a rural police; and the travelling Mormons as good, considering the expo creation of provincial banks. sure to which they have been subjected. They THE Minister of the Interior has addressed are carrying on a small trade in provisions with another circular to the Prefects of the departments, the settlers in the country, with whom they min on the subject of the emigration of persons of the gle on the most friendly terms.
working-classes to Algeria. He states that a gratuitous passage will be afforded only to work men in
the useful arts, such as masons, carpenters, smiths, VARIETY.
painters, &c., and to no females except seamstresses, IRELAND.-The Nation, the organ of the “ Young cooks, dairy maids, silk-winders, and other us Ireland" party, indulges in a hopeful prophecy of persons. Sir Robert Peel
We understand (says the Presse) that Mehemet ^ Peel, the future premier, bids for Ireland. Ali has formally authorized the foreign consubs His price is the highest liberal or radical, whig or residing at Alexandria to inform their sovereignus precursor, ever ventured to demand. He offers of his intention to proceed to Constantinople. full identification in all respocts with England. Every one at Alexandria thinks that, on quitting The Irish franchises, representation, and munici-Constantinople, Mebemet Al will make an excur pal powers, the national religion, and the educa- sion to Western Europe.
A Letter from Madrid states that a very exten- | The founder of Chemistry, Lavosier, was, as sive Joint Stock Company has been formed there, our readers know, snatched away, by a violent and for renting from the State, for twenty-five years, premature death, ere he had found time to collect the Philippine Islands, Annobon and Fernando Po and arrange his works. In 1843, the minister of -paying for the first a rent equal to double their public instruction consulted the Academy of Scienpresent returns to the government, and engaging ces as to what works of that philosopher should be to form manufacturing and commercial establish included in a national publication ; and a commitments in the others.
tee was appointed to examine, and report, on the The last returns of the manufacture of beet-root
matter. This committee has now made its report;
and recommends that the chamber of deputies be sugar in France show a great improvement over
asked for a sum of from 40,000 to 60,000 francs the preceding returns. At the end of May there
for the purposes of the publication according to its had been manufactured forty millions of kilo
suggestions. It is only with the view of giving a grammes of sugar, or nearly four millions more
national character to this edition of Lavoisier, as than in 1845. Out of this quantity, upwards of
the committee observe, that they apply to the thirty-two millions and a half had been delivered
State for its cost ; for a member of the illustrious to public consumption, which exceeds the propor
chemist's own family would gladly take upon himtion of last year by more than three millions. In
self the entire expense, and renounces his right to this quantity, nine millions sent to the depot of
do so only because of the greater glory redounding Paris have not been reckoned. Up to May 31 the
to Lavoisier from the sponsorship of the governhome-made sugar had produced to the treasury
ment. eight millions of francs, or two and a half millions more than the preceding year at the same period.
The Voice of Jacob, an Anglo-Jewish periodiThere were then 306 establishments at work.
cal, announces a loss which the cause of Hebrew There is this year an augmentation of 30 manufac
literature has sustained, at Hamburgh, in the sudtories at work.
den death of Heyman Joseph Michael, a celebra
ted collector of works relating thereto. Dr. Isler, Mexican PUNISHMENT OF THEFT.-From what
of that city, says the paper in question, “afraid we had heard and knew of the thieving propensi lest his magnificent library should be lost to Gerties of the Mexicans, we were under the impres many, even as that of the celebrated Oppenheim sion that theft was considered inherent with them, (now in Oxford) was lost has issued an app, and was therefore allowed to pass unpunished ; his Jewish townsmen, calling upon them to prebut we were undeceived as to this the other day, serve this treasure to their city.” by witnessing the infliction of a severer punishment for this crime than is meted out to it by the
Paris Academy of Sciences. — July 6.-A laws of any other country we are acquainted with. pap
ed with paper was read by M. Payen, on the chemical The culprit, with his hands tied behind him, and
analysis and general properties of coffee.-M. a chain with a heavy iron ball attached to it, fas
Séguier gave a description of a machine for the tened round his leg, was paraded through the
cleaning of seed corn, so as to remove the inert streets, and after a sufficient exhibition, was led to
and useless portions.-MM. Piobert and Morin the ferry at the crossing of the river, placed in the
presented another paper on turbines, giving an ferry-boat, and when it had attained the middle of
account of the various ameliorations of which they the stream, with his hands thus tied and the heavy
are susceptible.—The next paper read was a report weight suspended to his leg, he was made to plunge
by M. Duviver, in the name of a committee, earinto the rushing torrent The poor devil managed,
nestly recommending the minister of public instruceven in this situation, to keep his head above
tion to bring into the chamber of deputies a bill water for several moments, and shorten the dis
for the publication of a national edition of the tance considerably between himself and the shore,
works of Lavoisier.-M. Cauchy informed the but the ball at length touching the muddy bottom,
Academy that the obstacles which had occurred to he could swim no further, and was dragged under
prevent the realization of a plan, by the charitable and passed into eternity.—Matamoros Flag.
society of St. Regis, for the civil and religious
marriage of persons of the poorer classes living AMUSING SCENE IN MATAMOROS.—The high together without the bonds of marriage, have price of cotton goods in Matamoros, in consequence been removed, and that arrangements have been of the Mexican tariff, is well known. Several made for such persons to have the marriage rites enterprising “ Yankees,'' since General Taylor has performed without cost to themselves. taken possession of the city, have “ moved in,"
Chinese Map.-Amongst the articles brought opened stores and are selling goods on "cheap principles"-about one third of the usual Mexican
from China by the Commission who have just reprices, but double the usual American prices. It
turned from that country—and which are exhibited is an amusing scene to witness the crowd around
at the ministry of commerce-is a map of the these stores, composed of the mixed people of the
world, presented to the Commission by the head city. Finely dressed women, rancheros, naked
mandarin of Canton. The Chinese geographer Indians and negroes, all eager to purchase goods,
has arranged the earth quite in his own way. and jabbering good, bad and indifferent Spanish,
With him, there are no isthmuses, no peninsulas ;
the Isthmus of Suez is replaced by a magnificent with a rapidity truly appalling to a phlegmatic Anglo-American. This species of warfare is rap
arm of the sea, which detaches itself from the
Mediterranean to fall into the Red Sea. We see idly converting the people over to American notions, and they have only to fully learn that they can
: nothing of the Isthmus of Panama, and the two have cheap goods, and the enjoyment of life and
seas on that side are connected in the same way. liberty, to abandon their government as rapidly as
There are neither Pyrenees nor Alps, and hardly they have their high-priced stores.
are the vast mountains of America indicated. On
the other hand, however, China is liberally dealt Sir Robert Peel, before quitting office, con- with by the geographer; for upon this point it ferred a pension of 1001. a year on the Quaker- occupies not less than three quarters of the whole poet, Bernard Barton.
globe. — Galignani.
Mesmerism in India, and its Practical Application fluid, and has a powerful effect on the system
in Surgery and Medicine. By JAMES ESDAILE, when it has been previously affected. That the M.D., Civil Assistant Surgeon, H.C.S. Ben-mesmeric influence can be transmitted through the gal. Longman and Co.
air to considerable distances, and even pass through
dense materials." This is one of the most notable works that have All this, it must be admitted, is at least someyet appeared on the curious subject of Mesmerism. thing very well worth the proving ; the things It is remarkable not only for the facts it contains, asserted, if they can be established, certainly do but for its freedom from anything like passion or not want importance. Any one, then, who takes advocacy. Dr. Esdaile does not seem to have had an interest in such matters will do well to consult any natural love of the marvellous, and has be- the evidence Dr. Esdaile has brought forward. come a believer in the wonders of Mesmerism in We do not profess to offer an opinion upon it, opposition to a strong tendency to doubt whatever either way. cannot be accounted for upon known principles. The book, let us add, is by no means a mere Indeed, it is with reluctance he admits there is any history of scientific and humane bloodshed from thing really unaccountable in the matter; and he beginning to end. The cutting and carving is tries again and again to persuade himself and his agreeably relieved by much ingenious disquisition, readers that it may all be resolved into a modifica- and also by several mesmeric performances and tion of ordinary phenomena. We cannot say, adventures of the author's in which the knife plays however, that we look upon his reasoning to that no part. The most remarkable of these last is a effect as the most successful portion of his specu- singular story of a boy and a barber-a new exemlations. It seems to us that if Mesmerism is to be plification of the Scotch song, “ I'll make you be admitted as true, even to any extent, it must be fain to follow me"_but it is too long for our space. received, at least for the present, as the develop- As a more commodious specimen we will take the ment of a power or principle distinct from any following: hitherto known.
« July 29th.-I made a man senseless and cata The main purpose of the book is to detail a long leptic at a great distance, in the presence of a series of cases in which Mesmerism has been re. large number of gentlemen, who had come cently employed by Dr. Esdaile in India, with the from Calcutta and elsewhere ; among them were effect of extinguishing for the time all nervous six doctors, in whose hands, and in those of the susceptibility, and in which operations, many of rest of the company, he was left as long as they them of a most formidable character, have been pleased, without my approaching till I was requestsuccessfully performed upon mesmerized patients ed to awake him, after they had all tried in rain without any pain being felt by them. Seventy- This I did, but only to the extent of enabling him three such cases were reported as having occurred to walk and follow me. I then said, that I would in the hospital at Hooghly in the last eight months try to clear up his perceptive organs sufficiently to of 1845, besides eighteen cases of cures effected permit him to understand my wishes, with which by Mesmerism alone, without any surgical opera- he would implicitly comply; I did not wish to tion. We will not inflict any of these narratives leave him the power of speech even, at this stage. upon our readers, who, not having the advantages Having attracted his ear, I ordered him to do what of being mesmerized, might many of them suffer I did, and this he very faithfully performed by from Dr. Esdaile's knife what his patients were throwing himself, on the instant, into every attispared. Those of them, however, who have a tude I assumed; but I required to be careful, for taste for such sanguinary reading, may be con- if I threw him much out of balance, he was in scientiously recommended to procure the volume danger of plunging head foremost against the itself, not a page of which they will find tedious floor. Those who did not see him, may imagine or uninteresting. It will be sufficient to quote how little the poor fellow knew what he was Dr. Esdaile's summary of the general results about, when they are told, that he took the " Jonwhich he conceives the cases have established: gitude of the judges of the Supreme Court with
“ From the foregoing facts it is allowable to the cool impudence and precision of a cabman, conclude, I hope, that Mesmerism is a natural and the gravity of an astronomer. I then pro power of the human body. That it affects directly ceeded to free his voice, but only to the extent of the nervous and muscular systems. That in the making him my echo; he was told to repeat mesmeric trance the most severe and protracted whatever I said, and he showed his intelligence by surgical operations can be performed, without the repeating the order. He then gave us 'Ye Marinpatients being sensible of pain. That spasms and ers of England,' and if the pronunciation was not nervous pains often disappear before the mesmeric very perfect, he seemed to me to reverberate extrance. That it gives us a complete command of actly my tones, and my gesticulations were also the muscular system, and is therefore of great ser-faithfully copied. We passed suddenly from vice in restoring contracted limbs. That the grave to gay,' and he did such justice to · Hey chronic administration of Mesmerism often acts as diddle diddle,' that I lost my gravity and burst a useful stimulant in functional debility of the into a laugh ; he joined me in full chorus, and I nerves. That as sleep, and the absence of all heard it remarked he can't help laughing himpain, is the best condition of the system for sub- self;' and some were now quite satisfied that he duing inflammation, the mesmeric trance will was found out! Upon this I stopped laughing, probably be found to be a powerful remedy in local and, on the instant, his features relapsed into the inflammations. That the imagination has nothing most awful repose, and I pointed out that it was no to do with the first physical impression made on joke to him, but purely imilative laughter, and the system by Mesmerism, as practised by mo. this, I should think, became evident to all. He That it is not necessary for the eyes to be open : 1 also sang • God save the Queen,' as well, or rather always shut them as a source of distraction; and as badly, as I, for he is capable of much better blind men are as readily mesmerized as others. things, under a more skilful music master. I now That water can be charged with the mesmeric) awoke him up a little more, and made him capable
of answering questions. He was asked if he covery. It has been even said that he disregards could fence : he said that he could ; and I bid him all obstacles, such as ground, or intervening show me. He began to cut the preliminary capers heights, and that he could destroy vessels at of the native fencers, but, in the act of stooping, Spithead by any apparatus behind the Isle of a fit of rigidity shot through him, and he would Wight. But let him sink a vessel at six miles have fallen. with dangerous violence against the range, and he will have sufficiently substantiated floor, if his fall had not been fortunately broken. This claims. I am always alarmed, and on the look out, when The invisible shell is altogether an inferior prothis man is experimented on, from this tendency to posal. It is much more within the power of trick; instantaneous rigidity of the body. A profound and the shattering of the vessel at Brighton was trance, from which it is very difficult to awake managed with so much artificial arrangement that him, succeeds such exertions, and usually lasts it produced no conviction whatever. Torpedoes, for four or five hours. I showed another step in submarine shell, and explosions by galvanic wires, the mental phenomena, on other subjects ; enabling have been so common that their effects produce no them to answer simple questions correctly, and interest, and their secrets are not worth the name extinguishing and releasing the power at pleasure. l of a discovery. As to the long range, we must All reflection being dormant, they feel a natural hear no more scruples from the fear of developing impulse to give a direct answer to a direct ques. the secret too suddenly.' All that is necessary for tion, and in this way tell me frankly whatever I either the officers or the public to know is, that the choose to ask. We are assured that common thing can be done. This is not like the secret of sleepers can also be played upon in the same way the congreve rocket, or of any other combination by patient and skilful persons, and that this is well of explosive materials. It can only be necessary, known to the secret police of France."
in the first instance, that the officers should use “You may fret me," says Hamlet, “but you their eyes and see whether the ship is actually shall not play upon me!” The melancholy prince, destroyed by a projectile, or whatever may be the though conscious of more things in heaven and means at the proposed distance. If the effect is earth than our philosophy dreams of, had not produced, there can be no doubt of the importance sounded the wonders of Mesmerism.-Examiner. of Mesmerism.-Examiner. of the secret.
As to the triflings on the subject of inhumanity if this power should be attained, they are not worth
listening to for a moment. Whatever increases WARNER'S INVENTION.
the power of defence renders a service to humanity.
The “long range," if it should ever be effective, Lord Ingestre's motion on the subject of the would, for example, not merely destroy an ininvisible shells and the long range has brought vading fleet, which would be an obvious service, Mr. Warner's claims again before the public. but it would prevent the existence of an invading The inventor had unfortunately proceeded so much flect altogether, for no sovereign would think of in the style of charlatans that he has thrown a constructing a fleet at the enormous expense which strong degree of doubt over the whole transaction. naval preparation demands, and manning it with This doubt, however, will be quickly extinguished thousands of his subjects, where its certain fate by the trial which has been assented to by the was to be total destruction. Thus the lives which chancellor of the exchequer. The objections must be spent in any invasion at the present day hitherto made must be suffered no longer. The would be saved, for invasion would be attempted demand for so monstrous a sum as nearly half a no more. It is true that every nation might have million of money, the demand to have his own a Warner apparatus to defend its coasts and har-, selection of the officers who were to try the ex- bors; and what would be the result? That periment, and the various objections which were nations would have no power of injuring each made to every attempt to bring the question to a other; and thus the very excess of danger would brief and direct trial, altogether enveloped the produce the excess of safety. whole affair in such a tissue of apparent equivoca- | On the same principle we regret the imperfection, that the public grew utterly weary and dis- tion of Perkins' steam gun, because, if it had fulmissed the matter from their minds. A trial is filled its objects, it would have made defence irrenow to be given, and, if Mr. Warner will not ex- sistible, by rendering assault utterly ruinous. hibit fairly the results which he avers his secret to After the first evidence of its powers, assault he capable of effecting, he must expect the natural would be felt to be massacre, and, therefore, no consequence. We must hear no more on his part assault would be made. A gun discharging 500 of the hazard of communicating his secret, or balls a minute, capable of sustaining that discharge his right to bargain for a remuneration. Nothing for any length of lime, and throwing its shot with can be more easy of apprehension than the re- the precision of artillery, would render the musket ality of his discovery if he chooses to convince the utterly useless, and mow down an enemy's line public.
without suffering it to advance a step, when the He has only to make the experiment before range was once found. Therefore no assaulis their cyes. He states that he is in possession of a would thenceforth be attempted. This would be a discovery by which he can infallibly destroy a ship great triumph of humanity, and the next step of war at a distance of six miles ; and that he also would probably be the extinction of war altogether. has an invisible shell, by which, without any com- But to this fortunate consummation we must munication with a ship, he can instantly sink it. acknowledge that we see no approach at present, The former experiment is the more important and and, in the mean time, we must wait for Mr. peculiar one. Let him take his apparatus into the Warner's inequivocal evidence that he can sweep Channel and destroy any vessel anchored six miles a fleet from the seas at twice the range of a sixoff, and there will remain no doubt of his dis-and-thirty pounder !-Britannia, July 18.
From the Britannia. Worn out with age, and yet, by time unhurt; The Modern Orlando. Cantos I. to VII. Colburn. / Light without lustre, glory without fame,
Earth's darkest picture, set in earth's most gilded This work comes at a happy time to silence the
frame." roproach that the spirit of poetry has been smothered by steam. Every one will acknowledge here
His dinner at “ Vatel's" and his supper at the the rising of a new star, destined to move with Trois Frères Prorenceaur" are succeeded by brilliancy in an orbit of its own. “The Modern graver themes. His visit to Fontainebleau and the Orlando" is by turns striking, picturesque, pathetic, picture gallery of the palace draw forth the powers witty, and grand, and displays in all the true soal
of his sarcastic wit. Here are a couple of his porof genius-originality. Should it fail to become traits :popular it can only be from one defect-a great defect it must be admitted with a certain class of
MOLIERE. readers—the absence of personality and vicious | “Whose is that visage, sportive, yet severe ; ness."
That lip of laughter, yet those piercing eyes: When it was thought all veins of poetry had that he
| That brow so bright, yet careworn! --Ah, Mo been exhausted, and the mine worn out, this
lière ! author appears to show that invention is limitless ;
I see the hand, that stripped the soul's disguise, and that where there is true ability there will never
Forced monks to feel, and monarchs to be wise, be wanting novelty in style and subject.
Dared the court whisper, and the Jesuit's knife; For the idea of his production, and the idea Yet (all we honor. all that we despise.) merely, the writer is indebted to Ariosto His Le
Leading, poor fool, an ultra-henpecked life, hero is a traveller, but a traveller in modern
And dying on the stage' Verdict— A dashing fashion-by rail and by steam-boat, by yacht and by post-chariot. All his adventures are of the day, all his characters of the time. His plan of paint
TALLEYRAND. ing is the plan of Pope. His canvass is a summer cloud, his colors rainbow hues, and his subject
- One place is vacant, which but one can fill, ** the Cynthia of the minute." His motto is the Prince of imperial craftsmen, Talleyrand! mirror of his spirit:
Where is thy cold grey eye, thy visage chill, “Travel! travel ! travel! The mind stagnates Thy sneering lip, thy smile supremely bland! at home. The flower dies unless it is transplant-1 Thou first and last of that imperial band, ed. Hear all things-see all things-write all / Who swindled monarchs, mobs, and all mankind! things, and write them on the spot. Give the Thy craft, so sweeping, that 't was almost world your thoughts, fresh, fast, and fair, as they
grand? come. Make your pen a pencil, your ink colors. I Thy galley making way with every wind, your paper a canvass, and Nature your sitter. Say | Shunning all rocks and shoals, yet never left bewhat you think ; tell the truth, and fear noi. Cherish woman, and castigate man. Be bold of
Yes! 't was delightful, from thy features placid, heart, quick of eye, and pleasant of tongue. Carlo mio-where then is the true poet to be found? By
To see such firefly sparks of satire dart! the Madonna, I know not. Let the world, which
Thy wit a drop of death-pure prussic acid decides everything, decide that too. I follow none
A flash of lightning, killing without snart! -I ask none to follow me. This is the only
Tell me, thou man of brain without a beartboast of your friend Ludovico.-Farewell; may all
Prince Scapin! in what courtly escritoire the graces hover round your pillow, Carlo mio."
1 Hast thou locked up thy never-farling chart, Lettere Serlte, v. 2.
| That steered thee safe through council and bondor; It is not a little surprising that the verse of this
Till France's blazing torch was buried in the young writer should display the finish of that of a
Loire ! veteran poet. The vigor of his thought goes hand France has for thee no rival --Rome but Sylla; in hand with the music of his rhyme. He is Yet, strip the classic gilding from the name, neither careless nor labored ; a slovenly line or a What was his lazy life, his Baian villa, false cadence never slips from his pen. Poetic His Senate, craving for the bread of shame, expression seems so natural to him-whatever his To thy keen course, through France's tide of theme, however changeful his subject--that one is
flame; tempted to think the stanza he manages with so Thy path, beset with faction's serpent-stings! much ease and grace must be his every-day lan- Thine was the longer and the harder game guage.
When Europe's thrones were made the tombs of Visiting all lands, and passing rapidly from
kings. grave to gay, our “ Orlando” sees some objects But politics, avaunt ! I turn to wedding-rings!" that call forth serious reflections, some that move him to smiles and ridicule. In Paris, the city of One presence pervades all Fontainebleau, but strange contrasts, he finds food enough for his especially fills varying humor. The character of the capital is splendidly struck out in a single stanza :
“One glance at thy bronze bust, Napoleon! * Paris, thou strangest thing, of all things strange; Ere all are hurried from the lule room, Young beauty, superannuated flirt;
Where Europe's lord was tumbled from his throne. True to one love alone, and that one, change : Thure stands his couch ;-the table, hid in Glittering, yet grim; half diamonds, and half
Where his own pallid fingers signed his doom ; Thou model of-two ruffles and no shirt! The chair, in agony of spirit scored : Thy court, thy kingdom, and thy life, a game; 1 King-maker! I ask not, there stands thy tomb!