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say to some one, “What a lovely scene !" There is a depravity in all this which al Such is the exquisite's country life! Such saddens the heart of man. Society is as solutely denaturalizes the heart ; but, as this the delights in which he indulges, in the necessary for the country as the town , but is the object we have at present in view, midst of family estates and picturesque scethe man who transports town habits and let us peruse the life of a certain nobleman nery to which he is as blin, as lie is to his pleasures into the bosom of nature, loses the at his family castle, surrounded by majestic own vices and failings. fountain and the grove, the verdant lawn, and woods, lakes, and forests peopled for his What a pity that a habitation and scenes the delicious retirement which country sce- use ; a numerous and faithful tenantry, and like these should be bestowed on such a posnery and a country life present.
the most romantic scenery which the eye sessor! The very detail is offensiveto reason • To meet the sun upon the upland lawn," can possibly view.
and feeling ; but its colouring is not too to watch his majestic rising from the gilded Engaged in London until July, and at high, nor is it a solitary example. Let our east, to conteinplate the rosy-fingered morn- Brighton until December, he gets down to self-exiled, our ruined, our ruining nobility ing, opening the day upon inan, to view the this ancient edifice, the pride of his ancestors, and rich men, look to themselves and this prismatic colours reflected in the drops of about the first week in January, and leaves picture. How many will behold their own dew, to brush that dew with carly foot from it in March, just as the days are lengthening, likeness, thus slightly sketched as it is, by the shrub and doweret in our healthful walk, and increasing the ennui which the contem- the hand of to behold the glories of the setting sun, or plation of rural objects occasions him. the silvery moun-Iveam playing, on the sur Surrounded by foreign cooks, confection. face of the quiescent lake, to admire the ex-ers, and fiddlers, he travels all night, and
THE DRAMA. panded rose-bud, and to watch the progress arrives at day-break. His effeminate form of nature in its spring, are amongst the love- sinks for a few hours on down; and he rises
DRURY LANE. liest and sublimest enjoyments, and are un- in the afternoon. The breakfast table is David Rizzio.---This opera is founded on known in the busy haunts of vicious and po- covered with delicacies, and with the provo- the story of the celebrated Rizzio, the fapulous cities. The country, retirement, catives necessary to excite a sated appetite. vourite of Mary, Queen of Scots. There health, order, sobriety, and inorality, can Gamblers and demireps, dandies and adven- have been many conflicting opinions respectalone furnish them,
turers, compose his numerous party. "The ing the conduct of the beautiful. Mary, both There are fashionables, however, who ex- weather is odious,” says he : “ what a bore as respects Rizzio and Blizabeth ; it is scarcely pect to make nature subservient to their habits the country !” He comes there only for worth while to increase the number of disand caprice, every where, and in every thing; fashion's sake, and in order to raise his putants, were our columns (which they are and who, not content with bringing summer rents. His spirits are low; brandy alone not) extensive enough for the debate. For in January, into their painted and gilded can save hiin from the blue devils; he swal- our own parts, we sate down contented with saloons, by rare shrubs, flowers, plants, and lows the liquid fire. The billiard table oc our loubts, the other evening, in Drury, the expensive contents of their conservatories, cupies five hours, his toilette takes two more: Lane Theatre; and instead of saying, readded to the forced fruits and other articles The second dinner bell has rung; it is solve me of this ambiguity,' we looked farof ruinous luxury with which their boards past eight, and he descends to his banquet. ward with a pleasant anticipation to the eleabound, madly expect to transmit town en- ting room. All here is pomp and pageantry: vation of the green curtain, which was to joyments, and dissipation, into the country, nothing is rational. Foreign wines and cook- disclose to our eyes the mysteries and merits in order to lead the same unvaried course of ery compose the fare. Excess reigns over of the . Serious Opera of David Rizzio.' voluptuousness and riot all the year round. every thing. Intemperance plies the frequent The author of this opera is said to be a CoIn contradistinction to what we hear of “rus cup, and vocal and instrumental music lonel Hamilton. We have a great respect in urbe," it is with them urbs in rurem; breathe their most voluptuous sounds. for the army and navy--we venerate the and not satisfied with turning day into night, Now comes the hour of gambling. His names of Waterloo and Trafalgar, and of and night into day, in town, they convert woods, his lands, his inoveables, are all ha- Wellington and Nelson ;-but our heroes summer into winter, by passing it in London, zarded again and again : ten times in the shine, we suspect, more in the field than in or at some watering place, where they only night, they are lost and won. A castle totters the cabinet (we do not allude by any means go as an adjournment of the London spring, on a single card : the comfort of his tenantry to the two great names last mentioned); and and then travel down to the country, to view depends on one throw : agitation and ill hu- the gallant Colonel who is said to have at leafless trees, fields clad in snow, and to be mour ebb and flow i avarice and ruin stare chieved · David Rizzio,' has certainly not either confined to the house, or to brave bad each other in the face. The game is over. helped to overturn our coyjectures on this weather for a short time for form's sake. He has lost only two or three thousand : and point.
Wedded to the London system of rising the grinding of a few farmers will rub off his We consider the opera of David Rizzio," in the evening, riding at dusk, and dressing score. He goes to bed. Conscience has to be on the whole tolerably indifferent. The by taper light, they carry the same unnatu- nothing to do with him ; for these are only author, in his preface, says in extenuation, ral and unwholesome arrangements to scenes considered as the peccadillos of fashion. that, “ In every historical subject, operatiwhich would have furnished a retreat full of Occasionally he sallics forth in the evening cally treated, some liberties are requisite." charms, if visited in the spring, or in the with a legion of liveried attendants. The It is not, however, to the liberties taken summer. For thein the feathered choir woods are surrounded'; the birds are cir- with history, that we so much object in this chaunts in vain : for them the flower expands cumvented ; the cover is beaten. Armed opera, but it is to the execution. As a litenot; all is haze, fog, and darkness, unless with a double-barrelled gun, and followed rary work, it is entitled to very scanty praise ; perchance the rising sun blushes at their or- by menials, who take from him even the nor can its merits, with reference to plot or gies, or reminds them that the day has open- trouble of loading his piece, he and his party situation, claim much more. It never, aced ere they retire to a feverish bed. fire a thousand shots and spread death and cording to our apprehension, rises above
There are rakes and debauchees who un- desolation around them. This is called mediocrity, while it certainly now and then blushingly tell you that they only wish to glorious sport, a noble day, rare country falls below it. It is really a great evil that see their family mansion in order to collect amusement! and the great man returns as so much trash should in general be tolerated their rents ; and that to behold their woods proud as ever Alexander was after his great- in our national operas. The public is too apt turned into cash, their corn and hay at the est victory. Brandy recruits the fatigues of to require but little from such a work; the market, instead of in their fields, is their sole this memorable morning, and the tongue of composer, instead of the author, is cited bedelight; that their tenants are only the tri-flattery tickles the nobleman's ear, and ele-fore the periodical tribunals; and the conse: butaries to their pleasures, and their flocks vates him in his own esteem.
quence is, that no writer of an opera now food for their table; and that they care nci. At dressing time he gives audience to the thinks it worth his while to take much trouther for family pedigree, nor family estate, steward, who is ordered to pay his gaming ble in the literary part of the production, except as they can make them conducive and intriguing debts, by the sale of timber, The composing of music to the songs, howto their consequence and luxuries.
mortgage, anticipation, or annuities. ever, is considered important, and pain
and expence are bestowed upon it. Thus har long been considered national ihere. I paticism, and of the misery which it will init happens that some of our finest airs are Among other valuable sentences, Riz- duce human nature to endure, was given adapted to words which have scarcely a pre-zio, if we inay believe our notes, itters last July and August, by a Bania in Gujerat, tence to common sense-frequently, inleed, the following--he is speaking of Italy-"Oh! of the Pohra caste. Ai their annual fast of they have none : the music, however, carries for a muse of fire to burst her chaill, and Pujoosun, this inan expressed his determinadown the nonsense from year to year ; fo- kindle ancient fiame, and rouse to glory.” tion to abstain from food till he died. He reign nations becoine acquainted with it; and This seems naturally the precursor of some bad previously fasted froin the 26th July to our claims to distinction as inusicians are thing extraordinary; ani, accordingly, we the 25th August, from which date he took a seldom granted, but at the expense of our then hear a travura ailapted to the follow-small quantity of food during four days, and literary taste. We do not mean this in par- ing song.
then commenced his total abstinence. In ticular reference to the present opera, for the Rouse ancient spirit of the land,
this resolution he persevered till the 3d of modern airs are not altogether calculated to Whose eagle built on freedom's tree; Ortoher, when he died ; having thus fasted waft Colonel Hamiltou's poetry, (we must Where conquering (æsar bore command, (6 days, deducting the four in August. A be civil) down the “ tide of time.”
And Cato died for liberty.
small portion of hot water daily, was the The following is a brief account of the
Rouse, Italians, rouse! redeem the story
only thing that passed his lips. At the end plot of the opera.“
Of ancient wortlı, of laurell'd glory:
he was, as may be imagined, extremely Earl Ruthven is enamoured of Larly Mary
Rouse from thy dream to virtue's fires,
emaciated, but his senses remained perfect Livingston, principal Lady of the Bedcham
From Syren song, whom graces crown; to the last moinent of his existence. He ber to the Queen, but fails in his attempt to
Strike bolder chords than low requires,
consequently became a Saint among the gain her hand, she being strongly attached
Deep diapasons of renown).
Jainas. to Rizzio, and upon the point of marriage Now this is really, we must say it, rery,
On the 11th of May, Mal. Catalani arrived with him. The disappointed Ruthven then very bar!; and unluckily there are others | at Riga, and was then shortly expected at St. encourages an assassin to murder Rizzio ; quite as indifferent, for we love not selected Petersbugh. but not succeeding in this attempt, he per- this invidiously. We went, in truth, with a suades Darnley that the Queen is secretly at- predisposition to lie pleased, and were ex METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. tached to the Italian iņusician. An endea. cervlingly disappointed.
JUNE, 1820. vour to dispatch the supposed favourite in a
Thursday, 15 - Thermometer from 44 to 57. hunting party failing, Ruthven and other
Barometer from 30,01 to 30, 13. courtiers attack hiin at a banquet given by his Longerity. The Italian Journals
Wind N. W. and N. b. E. 1. - Generally Royal Mistress, in celebration of his marri- tion the following instance of longevity. A cloudy till the evening, when it became clear.
Rain fallen ,375 of an inch. age with Lady Mary, and, hurrying him in- soldier nameil Jolin Chioss.ch, a native of to an adjoining chamber, destroy him with Vienna, died on the 21st of May, in the In- Friday, 16 - Thermometer from 39 to 58.
Barometer, from 30, 13 to 30, 11. their swords. While this act is perpetrating, valil Barracks at the Island of Murano, near Wind N. W. 1. and S. W. 1.-Clouds generally Darnley learns, too late, that Rizzio has Venice, at the age of 118. For the space of overspread, with sunshine at times. just been united to the Queen's chief attend- | 41 years he served as a private, in the armies | Suturilay, 17-Thermometer from 47 to 67. ant; and at once discovers that his Sovereign of several of the European powers, in liu:
Barometer from 30, 12 o 30, 16. and wife is wholly innocent of the malignant gary, the Crimea, Italy, and also in Buli Wind W. and N. W. 1. -Clouds gencraliy charge insinuated against her by Ruthven. mia during the seven years' war. He then passing; sunshine at times. Braham performed Rizzio, in his usual entered the army of the Venetian republie,
Rain fallen ,0125 of an inch. style. Mr. Hamblin was Darnley, and Mr. in the service or ivaich he continued 2) veurs? Sunday, 12-Thermometer from 46 to 67. Rae Earl Ruthven; Mrs. Mest Queen Mary, He was remarkable for sobriety and tempe
Barometer from 30, 23 to 30, 10. and Miss Carew the Laly of the Bedcham- rance; anul was scarcely ever knoirn to sutier | clouris generally passing the rest of the day,
Wind N. W... and S. W. 1.- Morning clear, ber. We rather like the Lady of the Bed- from illness. This father also attained a very The greater part of a very fine lialo was formed chamber, but not iipinoderately; and we a:lvanced one, and his uncle livexi to be a abovi 6 o'clock in the evening. are quite indifferent to the other three. Mr. hundred years okl.
Jionulay, 19- Thermometer from 18 to 64. Braham, indeed, does not affect the actor, Canova was at Venice on the Sih ultiino,
Barometer from 29, 90 to 29, 94. but contents himself with the full exercise of on his way to Possagno, his native place, Wiue N. W. and W. 2. - Clouds passing his astonishing vocal powers: Mr. Rae mouths to expedite the building of the Temple which till we evening, when it became clear. and half eats his words; Mr. Hanblin is is to perpetuate the glory of this liitle village
Riia fallen ,05 of an inch. quite calm and exemplary in a passion; of Treviso, in having given birth to so dis- Puesitay, 20 - Thermometer from 46 to 60. while Mrs. West is too inuch given to tear itinguished an artis!.
Barometer from 29, 82 to 29, 93. to tatters. We are sorry for this, because Silver mine in North America. The rlis
Wird W. 2. and S. W. 2.- Raining all the we once liad hopes of her; we have now covery of a rich vein of silver ore, near Zaves morning, and generally cloudy the rest of the none; she, we confess, is too common place ville, by workmen who were ligging to ini day: a little sunshine in the afternoon.
Rain fallen ,075 of an inch. and didactic for us. There are also a few a salt spring, proves to have been the inge. Wednesday, ül—Thermometer from 49 to 66. Ilighlanders in the piece, against whose nivus contrivance of a party of swindlers,
Barometer from 30, 06 to 30, 12. Scotch we must protest. Some of the music who melterl a small quantity of dollars, and Wind N. W. and W. g. - Morning clear; is old Scotch music, and good: the rest of it buriel them in this place, with the hope of fight clouds overspread the rest of the day. is modern, and is as free froin spirit and inducing credulous persons to purchase
Rain fallen ,175 of an inch. originality as could be wished. Many airs, shares in their new discorered silver-mine. Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS. however, which are reported Scotch, and They had so far succeeded, it seems, that which have now become thoroughly na- the shares had risen from 10 dollars tv 100 This Number of the Literary Gazette terturalized, are, it is supposed, of Italian before the cheat was detected!
minates the first half year's publication for 1820. origin. Rizzio was an accomplished musi It is stated by a foreign writer, that the Il luo Quarterly Parts may, consequen!li, be cian from Tuscany, and his music being ad-Monks of Dont St. Bernari seldom attain kad nert werk, at our office, or at any Bookseller's mired in Scotland, it is not unlikely that the the age of 35 years: the cold and damp ge
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“ Ravished myself with his conduct, and this more ancient instructor) to set the egg The teacher presumes that all nature will the success of my cares, 1 accost him with of a raven, whose nature it is to be gloomy help him in his task, and in his supposititious an air of tenderness. Well, Prince! what as chaos, under the peahen of the Garden of cases, (when the pupil is between sixteen says your heart?"-" Ah, Sir, what delight!
and, during the period of her sitting and eighteen years of age) has the following It is pleasure of all kinds at once. upon that egg, were you to feed her with entertaining leasons.
much am I indebted to you, for making me the pulp of the fig of paradise, and give her “ Sometimes I lose him in the woods ; acquainted svith them? How happy am I, drink from the fountain of that blissful re- and he spends the night in darkness, choking that it will some day be in my power-AL! gion: nay, were the angel Gabriel to with thirst, and fainished with hunger. An- if ever—" He turns his face aside, to coninspire her with the spirit of life, still that other time it is in the subterranean caverns ceal his emotion. I clasp him in my arms, egg of a raven could produce but a raven, under the Observatory, that I lead him and press him to my bosoin—“ Ab, Prioce 1 and that labour of the peaheu would come astray, and carry his terror: so far, that his I ani the first of those you would make to a fruitless conelusion,
bair stands erect on his head. It is to be re-happy.” We must, however, do the authorthe justice membered, however, that chance, which " But nothing in this world is without alto cite some of his better parts, which, as seems to have produced the whole, acts en loy. Too much incense intoxicates his brain. well as his worser parts, serve to depict the tirely under my direction.
1 perceive the gernes of self-sufficiency budextraordinary man in his real colours. This Pretending to be tired of the uniformity ding: I find him among his companions is his opinion of foreign languages (but we of our way of life, I propose to him one day, priding himself on the success of his exeurwould not have our readers, except they are by way of varying it, to give ourselves up for sion; and complain of it to him, as alarmbreeding up their children for kings, which some time to Providence : crossing the fields ed at it. He defends himself: I do not press we hope, for the sake of parents and off on foot without provision; avoiding bridges him much on the subject, but, by way of spring, they are not,) assent to the imperial, and seeking forels, or swiming across the ri- reply, I give him an account of the royage reasoning
vers. He consents, and we set out. of Christopher Columbus to discover the “ The languages! exclaim the many: hut “. The first day we find no place to lodge, new world to read. He devours it, and rewho has more ineptitude in business than consequently no bed. The next, we are turns it to me, astiamed of his own vanity." the polyglot, whose instinct is chained down without bread. The day after, we are insult He afterwards takes him to Brest. to words? The facility of acquiring lan-ed; and it is with difficulty we repel the at “ On our arrival, and scarrely having had guages, which so many fools admire, is at tack, and obtain justice. The day following time to rest ourselves, I take himn by nighet bottom nothing more, than a brevet of igno- a child is drowuing, and we have to save on board a vessel-dressed out with flags. runce and incapacity."
him; and presently some danger is to be She stands out to sea, till nothing but the Of political maximns the following deserve braved. On the fifth day we arrive weary and sky and the ocean can be seen : but the sight remark.
fatigued; not without having given proofs is deferred till he awakes, till the rising of Man, a creature with a thousand weak- of courage, aequired some valuable know the sun. nesses, is never more strong than when he ledge, and conferred sone beuefits. Our la “We have agreed during our voyage, to entreats and implores. His strength lies in bour therefore has not been in rain. say little, and hear much ; to listen in silence his goodness, his sympathy. This it is that “ The justice of peace, who from the first to all, that a world so new can say to us. cements the social union; that invents, im- had exainined us strictly, but civilly; and Every thing, in fact, has a tongue, for him proves, and adorns it. Bad inen umite only to whomo, at our departure, I disclosed who who can understand it : it is to listen, there for purposes of injury and destruction. The we were, unknown to the priuce; turns out fore (if I may be allowed the expression), noise they make deceives as to their number, to be a distinguished man of letters. He had that we are prepared. In reality, how difand renders their tumult and vehemence ef- formed his opinion of us in the contest : ferent are the impressions made by a grore, fective: but the continued 'progress of the and, being a man averse to hidden treasures, animated with the song of birds, from those social principle shows, how much it is the thinks proper to consign to the newspapers a made by a sea agitated by the waves, and guide and master of us all.
spirited and amusing aecount of our adven- ploughed by the ligbtning! “ He who is supreme is sufficiently bene- tures.
“The prince awakes long before day. ficent, suffieiently good, when he is just. “ The newspaper arrives. I give it to the From the deck be admires the vault of HeaGoodness tends to relax every thing; and prince to read by way of exercise. On a ven, spangled with stars. He finds himself clemeney itself is too often injustiee. Jus- sudden he stops, blushes, and puts the pa- in a land with which he is familiar, and feels tice ineludes every thing.'
per into my hands. I read it to myself, and, the joy of one, who meets with countrymen And in alucation we highly cominend the after having read it to myfelf, say to him of his own on a foreign shore. I lead him following.
• Prince, this is the first blast of the trumpet to the binnacle, where he sees the compass ; “ I am aware of all the delicacy requisite of Fame. It is yours"; attend to it. Keep though I defer making any reflections upon in such a course of instruction at 80 tender the paper, we will talk of it some other this subject, that I may not waste his powers an age, and all the skill it denyands: but the time.”
by entering into any detail, but leave them streamlet, that forms the source of a river, “ A week passes away without my speak in all their ardour to the contemplation of needs only a bend in the ground, to deter- ing of it to him; but not without his reading the rising sun. I assist his youth by a slight mine its inelination and course. Form the over again in secret the article in which he repast; and in an aniinated discourse, conbent, persevere like time, and you will ex- is so honourably mentioned.
fined however to generals, on the industry of cavate the channel, which is bere nothing “Every one about him however serves man, who by the help of the stars and winds more than habit.
him with more eagerness, and with increased has formed a junction between different eliGive a body to yoru lessons, that they respect. Every one's countenance sparkles mates and diterent hemispberes, we spend may present an image to the mind. The with joy, charmed as they are with his cou- our time, awaiting the break of day. reasoning vanishes, the image remains, and rage and humanity... Persons come from “ It appears, and we take our station on
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friend, shows that the writer not in the weakness of human nature. On such a habit of weighing his 'isords as he ought to height as that to which he bad risen, it was
do.. We pass on however to the master- no wonder liis head became dizzy, and his A System of Education for the Infant spirit; for, however impiously adulatory the brain turned. His arrogance, it may reartily
King of Rome, and other French Princes language of the essay is, it is impossible to be conceiver', is on å pár with. Iris impiety. * of the Blood, drawn up by the Imperial mistake the Emperor, in the matter.
He declares.com Council of State, with the approbation
The opening affords a fair specimen of the “ Uuder the influence of great concepand under the personal superintendance blasphemous pride of Buonaparte tions crery thing becomes great. Thou of the Emperor Napoleon. London, kings" the principles ought to be found, losopher to Fate: * Take it. --Thou desirest
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which shall regulate the education of the my son? there he is.'-The philosopher This book will be published on Mon- princes of the blood of Napoleon, formed at knew, that Fate would either leal or compel day: It is a curious, very curious once to obey and to cominant. It is neces- ( him; and is it not equally manifest, that Naproduction, and to our mind furnishes a sary they should yield obedience to hiin as poleon compels whatever opposes hisn, arid
leads whatever submits to his will?". more accurate (reflected) picture of Buo- to God, since it is God who conducts linn." naparte than half the essays that have
This coupling himself with the Almighty, The last period is characteristic of the man,
was no uncommon practice of the Corsican. the first an instance of that frippery philosoheen written upon his character. In We remeinber his fierce answer to the Rus- phy of which his career furnished so many 1812, at the height of his prosperity, sian officer who observed, on his threats to displays, both lvy himself and liis partizans. looking on the past only to inflame his destroy the country in his invasion, Man we annex another. soul with the conviction that he could proposes, but Go:l disposes.-" I tell thee “ If tuition be but an intelligent and grafor the future controul fate itself, sur- that it is I who propose, and I who dispose:" dual cultivation of the faculties of the mind, rounded by the basest sycophancy,
and the two following quotations are in the a kind of intellectual aliment, that unfolds same style :
while it alorns it; observe, that of three fá. and drunk with power, this little trea
“ But when every day of a prince's edu-cultios, which constitute the mind, the metise devised for the education of his son, cation is spent between a double line of inen wory is the first that acts"; the imagination opens to the observant and philosophi- of honour and feeling ; crery one of whom, follows ; and then reason, weak indeed when cal eye the inmost movings of inordin- in his different capacity, inspires him with the heart glows with animation, and destiate vanity, great talent, miserable em - prudence or courage, diguity or gracefulness, cute of any real strength but when the heart piricism, uncommon sagacity, strange and all of them with energy and goo-lness : is silent.” folly, sound speculation, and blasphe-when, kneeling daily before God, and before What a conjuror, to make memory the mous pride. We think it will be de- the statue of the Emperor, he gives vent to first acting quality of the mind." According his gratitude, respect, and love"
to this classification, we mist reineinber becided, that the charlatan is far more
• From sisteen to eighteen every thing fore we perceive. prominent than the sage ; but upon the begins to unfold itself ; every thing ferirents Again“ Man presses on man, kings upon whole, the views are inconsistent with in the young pupil, the mind, the heart, kings. Every one orpresses or is oppressneither virtue nor justice. Whoever and the senses; whence arises a sort of indo-ed; and 'such is the force of oppression in wrote the preface is even less profound cile inebriation, that renders him haril this world, that he, who is relucel to dethan he who inspired the text : but a
to be taught. But God and the Emperor fend himself against it, is reduced to the confew extracts will best exhibit both. The will calm this stormy period, if he have been dition of a proy, whose lot it is to be de
vonred." taught from infancy to bow at their naines. prefacer says that by Napoleon
• What a resource in the education of our We believe that this proposition is as false “A code of laws was drawn up with con. princes we have in two altars, and two ma- as the consequence drawn from it is unintelsummate ability ; a national education intro- jesties, that form the soul of it! a divine ligible. Of the Hattery of ruters we liave duced ; and every thing, civil, military, and majesty, and a human majesty, invisible and often heard'; hut never met with more scrreligious, was made to centre in himself. visible at the same time, rewarding and pun- vile adulation than these passages.He saw the kings of Europe invoking his ishing in time and in eternity.-"To what a Yes, power alone cau create power: the protection, and ineanly cringing at his feet. pitch will you raise nature, what will you mind of Napoleon alone is capable of reHe became intoxicated with success, and, not obtain from it, when you live such producing itself in his desceirlants. Who ceasing to feel like other men, thought his lofty means ?
would dare to attempt a work so sacred and dynasty establisheit beyond the reach of for : We shall long have but one book, the lofty, were he not sustained by his hand?". tune. He forgot, that opinion was power, Commentaries of Napoleon; not such, as “But Napoleon is the Jupiter, who and became impatient of control, till, boy if he would deign to write them himself, but equally disposes of a blade of grass, and the substituting his own caprice in place of the such as fame has presented them to the ad- most solemn award of justice, each in iis public will, he was left without a friend in miration of mankind : and we shall learn it due time. the hour of danger, and his fall was as rapid by heart, never to quit it.
It is efie wind of the pipilthere. as his rise."
“God and the Emperor will be the inex- fore, to which he will henceforward attend, Now really, to speak of a consummate haustible subject of our compositions : it is with that instinctive love of youth, and for the "code of laws under a despot, who forced all from these sources we shall derive the talent blood of Napoleon, that cannot be feignedt, the objects of legislation, civil, military, and of writing things worthy of being read, till that cannot be imitated, and the absence of religious, to centre in himself, is to use a we acquire the power of doing things wor- which nothing can supplır... direct contradiction in terms; and the loose thy of heing written.”
“But here how much reason have we to mode of talking of the Kings of Europe, and 'The iniserable inilation of this poor crea- be satisfied ! Men are of ditforent races, and of the fallen Emperor being left without a ture of dust, is, after all, but a proof of the the eagle does not generate the dove : it is