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riotous proceedings in consequence of a distinguished by its exquisite workmanship | (for the time) in a Hebrew translation strike for wages in the manufacturing and striking etfect as one of the finest pro- This translation owes its origin to the asdistricts of the North. One large manu
sertion of a man of letters, that a Roma" factory has been burnt down. The HIGHLAND SOCIETY.-At the last meet- poet could not be translated into that lan their own interests continues to be talked a specimen of the Gaelic Dictionary, now brated Eichorn, have given their approbaParisian conspiracy of the Ultras against ing of the Highland Society in Edinburgh, Iguage,' which produced a wager. Several of. We confess we do not comprehend in progress of compilation, was laid on the tion to the translation the matter: it has too much gallic in- table, and the progress made in the prin
LADY Morgan is at present in London trigue and mystification about it for our communication was also made from the superintending the printing of a new work plain English understanding. Two or Wernerian Natural History Society, in re
entitled “ Florence Macarthy."... It is three inferior persons have however been gard to a species of sheep from the rocky another national tale, belonging, it is said, arrested, and General Canuel has ab- mountains of North America. From the re
to present times and manners. sconded. In Chili the Insurgents are port of gentlemen who have examined a fleece represented as having repaired their of this animal, in the possession of the Wer
METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL. disaster by utterly defeating theRoyalists ; nerian Society, it appears its Wool is of and to add to the embarrassments of pecaliar fineness. The meeting approved
JULY. Spain, the United States seem to be ad- fer with a committe of the Wernerian of the appointment of a committee to con- Thursday, 16-Thermometer from 52 to 83.
Barometer from 30,41 to 30, 36. vancing to take possession of the Flo- Society, in regard to the expediency of
Wind SbW. 1.-Clear. ridas.
having a breed of the animal introduced Friday, 17— Thermometer from 58 to 76. The revenue progressively improves. into Scotland.
Barometer from 30, 41 to 30, 30. The Duke and Duchess of Cumber
Wind E. and S. 1.-A little rain in the mornland have arrived safely at Calais; the died lately at Frankfort on the Maine. The clear.
A celebrated actor of the name of Lux ing; cloudy till the evening; when it became Prince and Princess of Homburg at following Epitaph is to be engraved upon Saturday, 18—Thermometer from 51 to 81. Homburg. Their Royal Highnesses of his tomb :
Barometer from 30, 24 to 30, 16. Clarence, Kent, and Cambridge, are also
Hic jacet Lux in Tenebris.
Wind ELN. and SE.0.-Clear. on the wing for the Continent: it ap Of all Epigrams which have been written, Sunday, 19-Therinometer from 54 to 80. pears to us a subject of surprise and re M. Despreaux says, he esteems the follow
Barometer from 30, 12 to 30, 11. gret that so many of our Princes should ing most ; and what is remarkable, it does
Wind NE. E. and NW. 4. Generally cloudy. leave their native land to reside abroad. not appear to have been imitated from the Monday, 20-Thermometer from 56 to 76. We should think it strange to see the one like it in our language. See his
Barometer from 30, 14 to 30, 15.
Wind NbW. and NbE. 4.-Morning cloudy, majority of the royal families of Austria, works, 1740:
the rest of the day clear.—The harvest began France, Russia, or Prussia, living in
Cy gist ma femme. Ah! qu'elle est bien
to-day. England or Spain.
Pour son repos, et pour le niien.
Tuesday, 21— Thermometer from 51 to 73. A person of the name of Millot wrote a
Barometer from 30, 15 to 30, 16. book which he called "Megalantropogéné Wind SW.4.-Generally clear. VARIETIES.
sie, or the Art of procreating wise Chil- Wednesılay, 22—Thermometer from 56 to 82. dren.”. • 'Tis a pity,' said R. that the
Barometer from 30, 20 to 30, 27. Professor Burdack in his report respect author's father did not understand this art. Wind SW. and S. 1.-Generally clear. ng the Anatomical Institution of Königs
Specimen of ambiguous writing, from one Edmonton, Middlesex. JOHN ADAMS Ferg, mentions the following singular will: ** From the 19th of November 1917, to the of the London Newspapers.--"The East In9th of March 1818, 26 human bodies have dia Company, when it is refined, sell salteen dissected here. Among them I must petre in the English market for 21. 48. 6d.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. the cwt." pention that of M. Kanter, late a teacher f music in Königsberg. This well-in
We should be glad to comply with the bormed and scientific man, even in his last
request to insert the public testimonies which Fill expressed his wish to promote the LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. have been giren in favour of Lieut. Chapell's Felfare of society. He bequeathed his
entertaining works; but find it enough to inded property to some establishments contents OF THE JOURNAL DES SAVANS, out entering into the controversial fields of
deliver our onon opinions impartially, with. ir public education, and his body to the
FOR JULY 1818.
other Rerieuers. natomical Institution. On the 23d of Os Lusiadas de Luis de Camoens (new Ilecember, the funeral procession pro- cdition) reviewed by M. Raynouard.
« The Hermit IN LONDON" having Beded to the house of the Anatomical In- Observations on the resemblance between already excited a very strong sensation,
tution, where the friends of the deceased, the Russian and Latin languages, by M. and extraordinary demand for our Publicaho followed in 18 carriages, delivered the Silvestre de Sacy. - Itinerariuni Alexandri tion, we beg, to intimate to those who desire sidy to me. In conformity with the will (no first published by M. Angelo Maio) to have the Numbers of the Literary Gazette the deceased, on the 30th of December, by M. Letronn“.-Geschiclite der Assassi- regularly, in which these popular Essays F. Von Baer delivered, in the presence of nem, i. e. History of the Assassins, ex-appear, that they must prevent disappoint
number of professors, physicians and tracted from Oriental writers, by M. Joseph ment by giving, early orders 40 their reudents, a lecture on broken bones and von Hammer; by M. Silvestre de Sacy.-La spectire booksellers and newamen ;=euen ptures, with demonstrations from the Luciade, in 'Greek, with a new French the number printed for our Quarterly Parts dy."
version and notes, by M. Letronne.--Ele- being nearly exhausted. Cologne possesses at this moment a col- ments of the History of French Literature,
We are sorry to complain of our contemtion of curiosities, such as perhaps may by M. de Charbonnières ; by M. Raya poruries; but such of them us are in the I te have been there in the time of the nouard. - Observations on the Edipus of habit of borrowing copiously from our pages, knans, but never since; viz. twenty-four Sophocles.
would only be doing common justice were liques, dug up at Rome, and lately brought Translation of Horace's Epistles into they to mention the source whence articles
that city, among which a head of Hebrew.—The Cassel Gazette says, The are derived, which we huve been at very nusa, five Roman palms in height, is Epistles of Horace will shortly be printed, I considerable trouble and expense to procure.
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REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS. on a selfish principle, that they may in- paine his prairie, darkened and cheerlees
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ties and obligations of the place of their tout hed by the plough; his love shed, his Mr. Birbeck is pretty generally known birth, to devote themselves entirely to trahless waste, sarce printed by the to the cominunity of readers, as i furmer supply their own peculiar wants, where foot of man, far less rouled for his inter an competent circumstances, who has the claims of kindred and country are course, his wreta ted circle of neighbours taken upon himself the task of enlight-sapit by the same at whuh reinoses and friends, outcasts like himself, whose ening the minds of the British people them from all the noblest sympathues of distant habitations hardly redeem the on the subject of emigration, and di our nature refined buy ciawn. In face of the earth from utur dewlateness, neuting the migratory tide by his ex- short, they have courage to devert their his pastoral slumbers on the ground, ample. After publishing " Notes on a
duties, and impudener to boast of their with huge tires to keep off the tormentTour through France," and " Notes on
setih pursuit, as if it were a virtue to ing in ext# of the climate ; his medicure • Jerurney in America, we are now pre- su riture all the world fur their own gra- chest, to relieve the diseases incudent to sented with these Letters from Illinons, utication
the change; his blessedness in being where this restless person hans finally Not that we would demand of man, on freed from religious observance and pota lued his terit, and whither he is sedu- the other hand, to devote lumalf on the worship; his guidings of the present, kuusly emplayed in inviting, or rather altar of any imaginary idol, and consent and his visions of the future these he scuing his countrymen to follow him to be miserable for all his life in order may endeavour to palm upa us as con
The general question, of establishing to exemplify some inferior quality stituting an El Dorado on the Walash, cubanues from a superabundant popula which adorns bumanity. The oppressed but reason and a monent s reflectant 61, is one of great extent and ditiu ulty, and the ureta bed, those whom the dex lare that they for nothing but a and the individual question, of exchange world (in it, limited sense, meaning that state of comfortlres exile and solitary « cuuntry, is as earious in its aspecto as portion of it where faie has thrown rela tedness. Neither must it be lost there are various considerations and cir- them, befriends not ; those whom laws sight of, that the blandishments of these (uansluces in individual condition. The protest mot, and tyranny tramples ots enjoyments are not held on to the Sexinet scenis not yet to have been have a natural righe to sred elsewhere bekuar and nerdy. Sut have not the cearly decided upon by our generoineat, that safety, reporse, and liberty, which means of travelling five thousand miles tuetá has from time to time watered denied to them on their original soil the Niemowun paradise. It is the sa na polsy on that point, now offering But he must be a bold reasoner who capitalist, the excellent inechanic with erkennerinent for, and now discouraging will undertake to shew that such cause some money in bis purse, the agtuul. Churata to the colonies; now hitting operate inducements to abandon turist who has wherewithal to purchase out shop and giving faslities for reach Great Britain, and still less to seek an land, that are invited to clear and people blandit the North Ameru an provinces, and asyl.im in the uncultivated and bord Mr. Birten ko speculatun in
woxly Dvw opamming the egress of those who have wouls of Kentucky. He must the actes to make his job profitable to hun. were desirous of quitting Britain for prepared to demonstrate'
, that returning One fact thev sat is worth a hundred Le distant sluores. Meanwhule, pri- to the savare state in preferable w en arguments-- Vr Bartex do own son, who rate enterprise takes up the gaine, during the burthens of old casiratwu, is in derent, or rather better circum. wund with a promplitude which invuld as the price of all its convenuenars and stanses, will not leave England to juma boer very desirable on the great sale, is comforts, all its babest w hu h are second hos enthusiastic progenitor, whom even da setting that strength into buntile nature, all its feeling whuh are essential the Ametuan Republicans laukta ai, and quam, whu h ourhit to be so directed to cultivated man, all its som ual enjoy all an l'ltra-tehok * ku augment aru not dimmund the na- ment and endearments, all its glorious
With regard to the compwition of La mal fronte le is inderd asumshing institutions matured by apps of wanddoen. these episodes, it is nder enly in the exthat while it only the ( anaulas, but the We cannot do more than glamur at of the same things to the different par.
treme. There is an endless repetition fertile ( aqme of (ad Hope, and the de. the basis upon wheta this important Lab.ful Lands of Greece, present their mestron slalule. In our opwa, Mr
was addreesed, whut is quite tresme mitraa tuon fur adventures of this kind. Berties h has made out but a very
in a pubdated collectan. There are Wars are all neglected for the savaya case to indure others to follow his er.
(untradix tuus 4x), not only of his prebila and pathless forrets of Ameru a ample, and travel tive thousand mile w hudo go far to drauw the whole value
ceding, but present Ametuan views, 1 boere may be men whore object it is to into a desert in scart of that happenres of lus tremony This in mrvunting As into the solitude of the new world, which contented mind will tund at for tus matuting freen the territory of from the onervatun of the old, there bute. No doubt there arr many suf. so many of thome disentrated aqurite who fereta among us many put, many do beture, further weet into llumas, he says,
Otwo), w tax to be so lavashly eulogued can fest any where, and who dream 'tressed, but, alas' that spur upwa aby planting themselves in these rp. : glasbe is set to be discutered where there
we remained in the state of Ohio, Inte deserts they are “ wettling and are neither the beasy laden, the atti teel
we must have paid froen 20 to 3) dullar date are even sne who love changel nor the weary of life skietudes. imprured, but we in ixt deteriorated :
pertate for land bota un terhasrally called for the sake of change, or are persuaded. , troubles and surrows. Mr. Berteck maylor base pun tased, as aa rivalace of love
or 1500 per cent. unimproved land from circuit the judge swam his horse, I think, / and corrupt have the same baneful influence speculators; and in either case should have seven times in one day, how often in the over inexperienced young men who are eslaboured under the inconvenience of settling whole circuit is not in the record. What posed to it. detached from society of our own choice, would our English lawyers say to seven and without the advantage of choice as to such ablutions in one November day? and
This is all very pleasant in the land of soil or situation.”
patriarchal manners and primitive simthen to dry their clothes on their back, by Now it is evident that what the policy turning round and round before a blazing plicity! Perhaps Mr. Birbeck had better
move a little further among the wild of the United States is in Ohio will be fire, preparatory to a night's lodging on å identically pursued in Illinois the mo- which by the bye are the only robes used barbarous ruffians as these judges, jury
cabin floor,* wrapped in their blankets, Indians; assuredly they are not such ment it is begun to be settled. In no by the profession here. I have an anee- men, lawyers, and criminals. part will Congress permit distinct so- dote of a judge with whom I am well ac These, however, it may be said, are cieties to be formed in any consider- quainted, and therefore I believe it. I give but individual atrocities, and such occur able numbers, for Congress has refused it you as an instance of intrepidity as well in all countries, without impeaching the Mr. Birbeck's petition to this effect. In as of that ferocious violence which occurs national character. Hearken to Mr. every part, as Mr. B. himself tells us
but too frequently; by no means lowever Birbeck the American panegyrist's story afterwards, will the land-jobbers become as a specimen of the judicial character.
of the general practice : proprietors of the territory surrounding a his present dignity, the foreman of a grand assisted amid dangers and difficulties, bare
years ago, before he was advanced to
The first settlers, unprotected and unnew and prosperous plantation, and raise jury insulted him outrageously; out of it at the monstrous rate of 1000 to 1500 | court, of course. The man had a large been accustomed from early youth to rely per cent to the next comers. In Illinois knife in his hand, such as hunters always
on their own powers, and they surrender as in Ohio what is called “improvement" carry about them, and well know the use with reluctance, and only by balves, their will be found deterioration; and the of; but the enraged barrister, with a hand- right of defence against every aggression, advantage of purchasing land at 50 whip, or cow-hide, as they are called, laid even to the laus which themselves have dollars per acre in a region where there on so keenly, that he actually cut his constituted. They have been anxiously is no market for its produce, will be the jacket to ribbons, in defiance of the knife, studious of mildness in the forming of and when the beaten and bleeding jury
these laws, and when in practice they sole reward for transporting oneself and man made his piteous case known to his
seem inefficient, they too frequently profamily through the perils of the ocean, brethren, they fined hiin a dozen of wine ceed, with Indiau perseverance, to acts of and the heavy expense and toil of a pro- for his cowardice.
vengeance inconsistent with the duty of digious overland journey, into banish Another anecdote. A notorious offender forbearance essential to social man. Hence ment among the savages of Indiana. had escaped from confinement, and mounted deeds of sarage and even ferocinus riolence
are too common to be rierced with the abThe state of society offers no better on a capital horse, paraded the town where inducement: it is abominable, if Mr. the judge resided, with a brace of loaded horrence due to them. This disposition is Birbeck does not exaggerate. Read his pistols, calling at the stores and grog shops, evinced continually, and acted on without partial description :
and declaring he would shoot any man who any feeling of private or personal animosity. should attempt to molest him. The judge
If a man whom the public voice has proThe interest I feel in every person and hearing of it, loaded a pistol, walked de claimed a thief or a swindler escapes from thing that surrounds me is naturally very liberately up to the man to apprehend him, justice for want of a legal proof of his guilt, great, not only from the novelty of the and on his inaking show of resistance, shoi though the law and a jury of bis fellow situation, but because it is that in which I him immediately. The ball entered the citizens have acquitted him, ten to one but hope and believe I am to pass the remainder breast, and came out behind, but did not he is met with before he can quit the neighof my days. We have just had our assizes : prove mortal. He fell, was reconducted to bourhood, and, tied up to a sapling, rethe eircuit court, similar to our court of gaol, escaped a second time, and was ceives a scourging that marks bim for the assize, was held last week, the second time drowned in crossing the Ohio.
rest of his life. Merciful Heaven!!) since our arrival. I wish I could introduce Judges are appointed by the legislature
Such are the American civilized neighyou to " his honour” the judge, to the for the term of seven years. Salary seven
bours of our new settlers on the one gentlemen of the jury, to the learned bre- hundred dollars per annum, a sum which is hand : we shall conclude with a chararthren, who fill the parts both of solicitor certainly inadequate, even in this cheap teristic sketch of their uncivilized neighand counsel, to the asseinblage of spec- country. It will however be increased as bours, the Indians, on the other. tators, all males, for women never attend wealth and population increase; the office the courts except on business, and even to is honourable to a man of talents and in- of frequent intercourse, a respectable neigh
A gentleman with whom I am in habits the accomplished villains who are here ex- tegrity, and may open the road to more bour of ours, has just returned from: posed to publie indignation, far more terrific lucrative appointments. than the vengeance of the law.
My personal knowledge of the gentle seven hundred miles south-west of this
trading expedition up the Red River, about In this early stage of society, where the men of the law is not. I fear, a fair place, among the fotans, Cados, and Choc country is savage, and many of the people criterion of their general character. but just emerging from that condition, have seen many proofs of eandour, high about Christmas last at a place he visited,
taws. He relates an event, which occurred much intrepidity of mind and hardihood of principle, and correct judgment. There highly illustrative of the virtues and the body are indispensable requisites in the are lawyers here whom no sum would bribe vices of this untameable variety of the administration of justice. Brass for the to undertake a mean business. But I hear human family. Their simple necessaries fáce will not suffice, they must be steel from of chicanery in some, and have perceived of food and elothing are supplied, as heres head to foot.
strong symptoms of vice and dissipation in tofore, by the chace ; but the skins of the Your military or fox-hunting experience others. The tendency of the profession various animals they kill have acquired, has, 1 dare say, furnished adventures siunilar here, as in England, and I suppose every since their intercourse with the whites, a to those which are constantly occurring here where, is to increase the baseness of little, to the gentlemen of the long role, on their cunning, and avaricious minds; and the for one fatal luxury-ardent spirits. For
new value : and they have acquired & taste progress from court to court. The judge pestilent example and society of the idle these they barter their skins and furs. and the bar are now working their way to the next county seat, through almost trackless orders, where the
highest are exposed to such and thousands on thousands perish thrometa
* What must be the sufferings of the lower They indulge in them to dreadful escess, woods, over
snow and ice, with the ther- hardships as would drive the poorest British hind intoxication, and the frantic broils which it mometer about Zero. In the last November into rebellion ?
continually occasions. In one of these
frays a Cado bit off the under lip of a Choc- Lettres inédites de Madame la Marquise
M. du Chatelet. • Something which neitaw, both young men; the latter was so drunk that he did not know who had been
du Chátelet, et Supplement à la Corres- ther concerns you nor 1;' replied Voltaire, his antagonist: he lost his lip, got sober,
pondance de Voltaire avec le Roi de putting the ring into the casket with the
utmost sang-froid. and returned to the chace as usual. Some
Prusse, et avec differentes personnes
célébres. time after, as he was attending his beaver
The above anecdote is, we believe, related
in Lady Morgan's · France.' traps, with a comrade of his own tribe, his The Editor of this correspondence enters companion divulged the secret, and told into several long details to prove its authen: 'Lambert was destined to be the happy rival
It is somewhat remarkable that Saint the name of the Cado who had disfigured ticity. It is not necessary that we should of the two most celebrated men of his time, him.
follow him through all his investigations, for the mortification which he occasioned The Choctaw could not sustain the dis- particularly as we should not scruple to to Jean Jaques is very well known. Saint grace when yengeance was practicable. He adopt for certainties the conjectures which Lambert is an ordinary writer compared to immediately sold his whole property, his he forms on the subject. If there be any the authors of the Henriade and Emilie: beaver-traps, his rifle, and his horse ; for
correspondence which it would be useless but he was young and handsome, and posthese he obtained forty bottles of whiskey to attempt to counterfeit, it is certainly sessed virtues (so writes the French moralThirty-nine bottles he consumed with his that of Voltaire, for never did any writer so ist,) and accomplishments more calculated friends, lotans, Cados, and Choctaws, in- forcibly impress the stamp of his peculiar to ensure the happiness of a woman, than differently, in a grand debauch, which talent on every line that issued from his that high celebrity which too often 'spoils lasted a week, but reserved one bottle, pen.. Even in the most trifling note we re- the man who obtains it, and leads him to secreted for a special purpose. After
, cognize the grace, and the light and airy despise all other means of pleasing. It is when again sufficiently sober, he joined a
turn which belonged to him alone. As to therefore very natural that Saint Lambert, party, among whom was his devoted foe=Madame du Chatelet's letters, we are of since he yielded to his rivals the first place fell upon
him with his knife, and dispatched opinion that no woman but herself could in our libraries, should have held that place him. He then coolly took from his pouch have written them. We every where find in the heart of a woman. some red paint, and smeared himself with the pedantry, and geometrical dryness joinit, preparatory to his death, which was a ed to an abundant share of wit, that conmatter of course, as blood must be avenged stantly remind us of all we know respectby blood, saying he should be ready to die ing the character and manner of the belle Franklin's Memoirs. 3d and last Vol. 4to. by ten o'clock the next day, but he wished Emilie, as she is styled by Voltaire, though In our last we designated the contents to be shot by one of his own nation. The by the bye, she was not remarkable for her and character of this excellent work; Cados were merciful, they told him he beauty. These letters are all addressed to and have now little more to do than full should not be shot by one of them, but by Maupertuis. Madame du Chatelet received fil our promise with regard to the exone of his own tribe, a friend of his own selection. Hechose his friend, and he desired high a value, that in return she witliheld tracts. We can say nothing more in praise
of the publication, but every line for them to accompany him to a certain spot from him no testimonial of affection. in the woods: they did so, and he directed Science, however valuable, is not suitable which we make ourselves indebted to it, them to dig a grave for him there. The to a woman, for it usually deprives her of will add to our eulogy. Mingling again next day he was missing, they sought for the charms natural to her sex, and renders light moral instruction with philosophy, him at the appointed hour, and found him her an amphibious being, pleasing to no we select papers on each of these subsitting at his grave, his bottle of whiskey one. The following note, for instance, is jects, at once pleasing, original, and by him. He drank a part of it, and told by no means calculated to create a favour
instructive : them he was ready: His friend was also able opinion of the writer : “My son ex
THE ART OF PROCURING PLEASANT DREAMS. readyHe kept his seat, and, holding up pired this evening ; I am deeply afilicted ;
shall not go out, as you may well suppose. where the ball should enter. The friend if you wish to come and offer me consola
(Being written at her request.) took aim—the gun missed fire: he gave a tion, you will find me alone; I have given slight start, but said nothing. Again he orders that I will see nobody, but a visit As a great part of our life is spent in raised his arm-again the gun snapped from you always 'affords me the utmost sleep, during which we have sometimes he jumped up with some exclamation, took pleasure.” We would ask, what mother pleasing, and sometimes painful dreams, it another draught of whiskey, and seated could be capable of writing a note a few becomes of some consequence to obtain the himself in the same place. The flint being hours after the death of her child, and so one kind, and avoid the other; for, whechipped, and all ready once more, he pre-composedly thinking of amusement, even ther real or imaginary, pain is pain, and sented his side, and the fatal ball sent this before his remains were consigned to the pleasure is pleasure. "If we can sleep withbrave man to an untimely grave. grave!
out dreaming, it is well that painful dreams Some time after, they were talking over
The warmest attachment seems invaria- are avoided. If, while we sleep, we can the melancholy affair, and the friend de- bly to have existed between Madame du have any pleasing dreains, it is, as the clared he was glad to shoot him, for he was Chatelet and Voltaire. For the space of French say, autant de gagné, so much not his friend in reality. The spirit of twenty years Voltaire followed his fair added to the pleasure of life. sayage justice was roused again: one of friend wherever she went, and in his letters To this end it is, in the first place, neceshis companions immediately fired at him, he constantly speaks of her affection for him sary to be careful in preserving health, by but missed-thanks to the whiskey both as constitating the sole happiness of bis due exercise and great temperance; for, in for the danger and the escape. However, life. In 1749 Madame du Chatelet died sickness, the imagination is disturbed, and they confined the false friend one whole at the court of King Stanislaus, where disagreeable, sometimes terrible, ideas are week, whilst they sat in council on the Voltaire was likewise residing. A few apt to present themselves. Exercise should case. At length he was acquitted of murder days after the death of his wife, M. du Cha- precede meals, not immediately follow and liberated, as he had only taken a de- telet set about collecting her jewels, in order them; the first promotes, the latter, unless voted life, though with the heart of a traitor to lay them by. Voltaire, who assisted him, moderate, obstructs digestion. If, after to his friend.
was eager to gain possession of a ring con- exercise, we feed sparingly, the digestion We conclude with recommending our
taining his portrait, which he had formerly will be easy and good, the body lightsome, last page to the serious perusal of those presented to his belle Emilie. He found the temper cheerful, and all the animai last page to the serious perusal of those it, and turning aside to touch the spring, he functions performed agreeably. Sleep, who feel inclined to accept Mr. Birbeck's beheld the portrait of Saint Lambert. when it follows, will be natural and undisinvitation to settle in America.
“What have you got there?" inquired turbed ; while indolence, with full feeding,
INSCRIBED TO MISS ****.