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lessly for France,—-a monstrous greatness, the weight of which fell bark upon you,

' i as upon the rest of the world, So many

fiiousand brave men haveyhcen but the instruments and the victims of a force with-. out prudence, which wanted to found an empire without proportion. How many have. died unknown to increase the renownof one man! .They did not even enjoy that which‘ was their due. Their families, at the end of a campaign, could not obtain the certainty of their glorious end, and do themselves honour by their deeds in arms.

All is changed; you will no more pe_ rish 500 leagues from your country for a cause which is not her‘s. Princes born Frenchmen wills-pare your blood, for. their blood is yours. Their ancestors governed yours. Time perpetuated between them, and as along inheritance of recollections, of interests and reciprocal services, this

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‘ ancient race has produced Kings, who were

named the fathers of the ,people. It gave us He‘ IV. whom warriors still call the_ ‘valiant ing, and whom the country people will'always call the good King. ' It

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is to his descendants that your fate is confitlcd. Can you entertain any alarm for it?

.They admired in a foreign land the prodigies of French valour; they-admired while they lamented their return was delayed by many useless exploits. ,These Princes are .at length in the midst of you; they have been unfortunate like Henry IV.; they ‘will reign like him. They, are not ignonot that the most distinguished portion of their great family, is thatgwhich compose the army; they will watch- over their first children. Remain'then ‘faithful to your standards—Good cantonrnents shall be al.lotted to you. There are among you young - warriors who are already veterans in glory; .their' wounds have doubled their age. These may, if they please, return and grow, .‘old in the places of their nativity with ho. nourable rewards; the‘ others will continue ' to follow the profession of arms, with all _, the hopes of advancement and stability ,~whioh it can offer. Soldiers of France! _ let French sentiments animate you—open your hearts to all family affections—keep -, your heroism for the defence of your

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‘J, country, not to invade foreign, territories;

. keep your heroism, but let not ambition

, Ir, render it fatal to yourselves: letrit no longer bets source of uneasiness to the rest of

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In the liloniieur of the 14th inst. the :. following detail is given of what took place dint day iu'the Senatez—‘fl’aars, Avail.

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_-I4.+Monsieur has received t0-day,.~at

eightinthe evening, the Senate and the Legislative Body—The Senate was presented to his Royal-Highness by the Prince of Beneventoj-its President, who said —"lifomeligneuré'l‘he Senate brings to your Royal ighuess thcofi'eto'f its most rc

= spectful- submission-4t has invited the re

turn of your august'lslouse to the throne of France. ,- Toowell instructed bythe present andthe' past, it desires, in common with the natiourifill cue: to found the Royal authority on a just division of power

and on public liberty, which are the only‘

securities of the happiness and liberty of alL. --l\Ionseigneur—the Senate, in the moments'of public. joy, obliged to remain apparently more calm. in the limits of its duties, is not less a partaker in the universal sentiments of the people—Your Royal Highness will read in our hearts, through the reserve of our language —each of us, as a Frenchman, has joined in those of feeling and profound - emotions, which have accompanied you ever since your entrance into the capital of your ancestors, and [which are still more lively under‘ the roof of this palace, to which hope and joy are at length returned with a descendant of St.

Louis and Henry lV>.—For myself, myv Lord, allow me to congratulate myself on '

being the organ of the Senate which has chosen me to be the inter rotor of itssentiments to yourrRoyal Highness. The Senate, knowing my attachment to its members, has been pleased to reserve‘for me a delightful and honourable moment. The most delightful, .in fact, are those in which we approach your Royal Highness, to re.new to you the expressions of our respect and our love." The following is the decree of the Senate :—The Senate commits the Provisional Government of France to his Royal Highness the Count D'Artois, under the title of,v Lieutenant-General of the kingdom, until Louis Stanilaus Xavier de France, called to’ the throne of the, French, shall have accepted the Constitutional Charter; . The Senate resolves, that the decree of this day‘, concerning the Provisional Gorerniucntiof Franco, shall“ he presented this evening by the Senate, in a body, to his Royal Highness the Count d'Artois—The President and Secretaries, The Prince of, Bsmsvanro. Count De Vsunrca. Count De PASTOR/ET." His Royal Highness answered—-“ Gentlemen—I have acquainted myself with the Constitutional Act, which recals to the throne of France the King, my august brp

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his. talents,‘ but I am sure of having‘ hisheart and love for the Fxenclr.“—-After the Senate, the members ot'the Legislaétive Body who were at Paris at the time of the happy event which restores us our: King, and the deputies of the neighbouring departments, who have eagerly repaired‘ to Paris, were admitted to an audience of his Royal Highness. Mr. Felix- Faulcon, the Vice-President, spoke as follows',—-“ My Lordv-The long misfortunes which have oppressed France, have at last reached their period; the throne will new again be filled with the descendants of that good Henry, whom the French people are proud and delighted to call their own; and the Legislativc Body is happy in expressing this day to your Royal Highness, Hie joy and the hopes of the nation; the deep wounds of our country cannot be healed but by the tutelary concurrence . of the will of all. No MORE Divisions, your ,Boyal High~ ness has said, at the first step you took in this capital; it was worth of your Highness to pronounce these sweet words, which have already're-echocd in every heart.“— Monsieur expressed his happiness at being in the midst of the Representatives of the French people. ‘ We are all Frenchmen,’ said his Royal Highness; ‘we are all brothers. The King will soon arrive among us; his only happiness will be to secure the happiness of France, and to make its past misfortunes forgotten.- Let us thinkonly on the future. ' I congratulate you, Gentlernen of the Legislative Body, on your courageous resistance to tyranny, while there was great danger in it. At length we are .all Frenchmen.‘ The speech of his Royal Highness was followed by uni; versal acclamations. The Deputies of the departments will relate to their fellowcitizens the lively impressions which they have experienced in addressing, for the first time, the wishes of France to a descendant of our Kings, in the Palace of Louis XIV." After Monsieur had- taken upon himself the exercise of the Royal Authority, the filoniteur of the 17th gives the following particulars “ Paris, A ril 10'.-—Monsieur, Lieutenant-General o ‘the kingdom, has

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Secretary of State, will perform the functions of Secretary to the CounciL—The Members comprising the Sections of the Council of State, have had to day an anilienee of 1\’lonsieur.-—-Connt' Bei'gin addressed his Royal Highness as follows:— “ My Lord—'llre Council of State is happy at seeing the return of yorn'll'oyal Highmost» the capital, and the palace of your ancestors.~—At length the descendants or St. Louis and Henry IV. are restored to w. Uu-r hearts vbelong to the King and his flll-g115llll-lflll)’, and our thoughts, our zeal, our homage, are his due.--Our decrees, my Lord, are to be serviceable to the Sovereign and the country, to see the Iwoundsof-Francc healechwhich is at last become the common Country of its Monarch and his subjects, and to behold our august Monarch happy in the-happiness of people." Monsieur was pleased to make a most gracious reply to this speech in which, among other expressions, he doclzn'cel that he pat-took ot' the sentiments which the members of the Sections of the Council of State had just expressed to ‘him, and that the King and his Royal 'Highness hadnever donbteclof their attachment and their zeal for the service of the State. 0n the same day, the following act of the’ government was announcetii—l“ \E’e, Charles Philip, of France, Son of France ‘Nlomienr, brother to the King, LieutenantGcneral of the Kingdom, make known; -The circumstances which have passed, had made it-reqxnsitethat we shonldjgivcin the name of the King our augustrbrother, commissions more or ‘lessex‘tensive. ‘Those ,who were charged with them have fulfilled them honour-ably; they allele-aided to the rte-establishment of the momrchyrpf order—and of peace—This re~establjsh~ 'mcnt ishappilyefibcted by the union afall ihearts, all rights, all‘ interests. The Go

xernment has rammed a regular course: all kinds ot'businew must be henceforward dane'by the‘Magistrates, or others to whose departments they belong. The particular commissions are therefore become useless -they are revoked, and-those who-were invested, will abstain from‘ making any further use of them.—-Given and sealed at Far-‘is, at the Palace (If ther'l‘huillerici, April 16.--(Signed)—Cnnnr.ss Pin-Ln. 'Mansraum—Lieut. Gen. oftheKingdom.

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ceive, receiving congratulations, applauses, shouts of joy at your approach; your way strewed with garlands and with laurels, and your smile and your nod sought after as amongst the choicest of lilesshrgs ; and all this in‘ a country, where you have been suffered,- for many years, to live in obscurity as ifyou had been no more than an unfortunate manufiicturer or merchant. Your Mnjesty‘s late entry into, and depentnre from, the capital of this kingdom, must have given rise, in your mind, to re= .flections and’ sensations to possess which

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would be‘a treasure to the world. Your procession in the royal carriage, drawn by our King's eight cream-coloured horses; your being accompanied by the Prince Regent and his great oflicers of state; the splendid guard. of honour attending and surrounding you; the numerous and‘lgallant nobility and gentry on horsebacltowhb thought it an honour to be permitted to move in the cavalcade; the thousands 0F carriages, and the hundreldsof thousands of people, assembled in and‘ near London, ‘the object -_of which assemblages'was to hail and congratulate you; the white .cockades andv white flags and flew (1e lis,

Iwhich, as it were, in forests,‘ met your eye

_in all directions; your‘entrance into the palace of ourQneen, the embrace, (‘1 la franfoise, of our‘Regent, and the truly‘ kind and cordial reception by his royal’ vmother; all these must have produced‘ - upon your Majesty’s mind an effect proportioned" to. the astonishing greatness of the contrast between these circumstances, and those which have'attended your existonce so many years last past. But, your Majesty, who have ‘now had a great deal of experience in the world; who have had ‘an opportunity of appreciating the real Yalue of congratulations and 'applaums, will not need to be'reminded of whatlras-T passed. It‘will not, therefore, be neces—

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this same metropolis rejoiced at the arrival of the embassador of Napoleon at the peace ‘of Amiens; with what delight they attended his, steps; how chearfully they drew him in his, carriage, supplanting his horsesin their functions; how they en1 twined his Uzi-coloured flag‘ with the flag of Great Britain; how they exhibitedhis portrait in the attitude of shaking- hands with, our King; how the‘ Lord Mayor of that very’ City of London, who has lately addressed you in terms of such ardent friendship, had, at his grand annual fest},val, the flags’ of Napoleon and of‘ Great

‘Britain waving over his head, while “ Na.

poleon" was the second toast at the festive board. R will not be necessary to- remind your Majesty of these things, nor, surely, of the circumstances, more closely affecting yourselfand family, arising out of that treaty of amity with I N apole'on, Your Majesty will not want- to be‘ reminded, neither, of the treatiesbf Campo Formio; Vienna; Berlin; "I‘ilsit, and others. Your many journeys from country to country; your‘ observations on. the actions; motives, and. characters of men,‘ and of women too, mustv have ‘rendered unnecessary‘ any 811a deavout to awaken your recollection to the past. It is, as to the future, upon which I am about to' address you. Addresses of congratulation you have received‘, and will receive, in abundance. . lt‘is my object to ofi‘er you my advice,- and, ‘especially to

caution you against'being led into Inca‘. I

sures,- which, would produce misery amongst the numerous and brave people, whom‘ you ‘are now called’ to govern, and who deserve well of all the nations of the ‘earth for the sacrifices which they have made in- the cause of freedom_._ ’ A great soldier ' has been conquered; the most skilful‘and'hrave captain that, ever lived has had a c'rowntorn from ‘his

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‘he has been bereft ofhispower; but, the

principles of freedom have not heenex-tinguished', and have undergoneno alteration or change. ‘If-your Majesty resolves to govern upon those principles, your restoa ration willI be a blessig' to the world; if

you do not, it will be still a greater nis. . S

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fortune to yourself and your family than to the world; for sooner or later, those principles must triumph. The mind of man knows nothing of retrogade motion. What men have learned they cannot unlearn ; and, there exists now not a single wellinformed man in Europe, who believes that nations were made for their rulers. It is now a maxim, settled in the minds of all people, that rulers, be their title what it may, derive their authority solely from those, over whom, and for whose benefit, that authority is exercised. You return to a people, in whose minds these principles are deeply implanted. his, in fact, a new mind in France that you have to manage; and history will tell your Majesty, that restorations are not, any more than revolutions, unassailable by the workings of the popular mind. Your Majesty will not, I fear, want men to counsel you to endeavour to make your restoration the restoration of all those things, which were the efficient causes of the tragical end of your brother,_ and the long exile ‘of yourself and the other members of your House. They will tell you, that the ancient regime existed for many centuries without

ing shaken by popular commotion; that this, therefore, is the regime proper to prevent another revolution; that to govern upon the principles of freedom, would be to give your countenance and approbation to the acts of the republicans and'regicides; that your only true friends are the unq'ualified royalists; the preachers of divine right; and that it would be ingratitude towards those who have never deserted your cause, to act as if you freely

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proved of, decrees levelled at the authority and the lives of your family. If your Majesty bad- the means and the heart to

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destroy, utterly to kill, and put an end to, ,_‘fliirty millions of people, there might be

some reason in this advice. But, not sup-. posing you to have the will, I know you have not the power to‘ do this terrible deed ; yet, without such power, the counsel of

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series upon yourselfor your descendants. You return to a people very different in disposition and character from that people whom you formerly knew ‘in France‘. Before the revolution, the‘ French people ' '- ,ehjejzt; four scorn and mockery.

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any thing the most cowardly and contemptible, we always chose a Frenchman. We . called them slaves; it was proverbial amongst us, that they were a starved, shirtless, feeble, cowardly race of beings. The)" have wiped away this stigma. They, without kings or nobles to guide them, have forced us to respect and fear them. It was worth a revolution to produce this change in the opinions of the world. \Vhen our authors, who live by flattering the vain. _

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ment of the ancient order of things; but, that awe, if you be reallya Sovereign, cannot last long, and, the moment it is removed, the people will resume their rights. It is not the same people who, so long, submitted to the oldsregime. It is a/difi’erent people; a people who have tasted of the, sweets of liberty; a people who have long been accustomed to discussion; a'" people who have seen what they are able to perform; a people who have imbibed a con-p tempt, a most profound contempt, for all the pretensions of birth and rank; a peo‘

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