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but I could see at times more than common sparkling of his farge black eyes, which told of some inward emotion. He conversed with me about his late master, depicting in strong colours Bonaparte's jealousy of all whom he suspected of possessing power in any shape ; and the ex-minister's influence, the more dangerous because secret, not unknown to him.

+ The Consul,

observed Fouché, "imagines le can do without ime; he thinks he can get some one who will serve him as well as I have done and yet be more subservient to bis whims and fancies. Ah! we shall see; a general war will soon re-commence and then he will be glad to send for me.”—all this really happened and Fouché was reinstated, though, I believe, not without some intriguing. In the early part of the following

the British Ambassador tras recalled Hague and an embargo laid on all French and Dutch vessels in English ports. It was one cold, rainy night that I received à note from Fouché while at the Opera Italien, desiring to see me immediately. His mandate was not to be slighted, and I burried away to him in my full dress, all wet and cold as was the night. I found him busy in his bureau, surrounded by secretaries to whom he was dictating letters. Taking me aside he told me to quit France immediately for that in forty-eight hours war would be declared with England, and the Consul would not then allow more than eighteen hours for us to leave the country. I said I could not gec borses or passport at that time of night, and then my baggage, what was to be done with that? “ Bah! replied he," baggage indeed! a cravat, a night cap and a cigar is all you want. As for your passport-see, I have one ready for you, and here is a note for Mons. V. l.--directeur des postes who will see that you

lose non tlring for want of horses." There was little time for thanks. I started in half an hour, and twenty hours took me to Boulogne where find. inig a boat ready to leave I embarked immediately. When I reached London I heard that all the English in France had been ordered out of it in eighteen hours, under pain of imprisonmet.t and confiseation of goods. Of course but few could leave witbin the time.

At the breaking out of the war in 1803 despatches were sent off to the Indian Presidencies with instructions for their Governors. In addition to those sent by king's Cutter a ecial messenger was posted off by way of Egypt and the Red Sea, in hopes of finding his way thence hy ship to Bombay or ('eylon. He had all the necessary instructions, with letters of credit on our different Con. suls, and started via Holland, Germany, and Italy. He got on very well as far as Alexandria, but there his geograpbical knowledge farled him and he came to a dead stand still. In those days there was

no Waghorn to transport the traveller across the Egyptian wilds as easily as along a turnpike road, and he was afraid to turn to the meagre information gleaned from the natives. Why he did not apply for advice to the British Consul is not know, and that gentleman having no intimation of his mission, contented himself with supplying him with cash without asking any ques tions. Being of an easy habit he roamed about the neighbourhood, $ew all the sights, made acquaintances and in short enjoyed him., seli withont troubling bis head about the object of his journey. In this manner iwo entire years passed away and he seemed to have forgotton all about dispatches and Secretaries of State, when one day one of his brother clerks accosted him, in great astonishment, in the streets of Alexandria : this person was going out to India with a reply to the despatches received in return for those sent by ship, and also to trace the missing courier who it was supposed, had fallen into the hands of Arabs. He was of course ordered home from his Egyptian pleasure-parties, and received a severe reprimand from the Foreign Secretary, but retamed bis place. This was long a sore subject to the unlucky courier, and he was constantly roasted by all in the office about his Egyptian researches. He was nick-named Belzoni, and whenever any of us found a letter written illegibly We took it to bim, saying that of course he was thoroughly versed in Hieroglyphics.

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The grave of the unfortunate L, E. L., coutract to convey the mails to and it appears, is in the coạrtyard of Cape from the West Indies, are making arCoast Castle, fronting the sea; and rangements to extend their line of Recording to & recent traveller

communication to Australia and Nev stone marks her grave, and were it Zealand by means of sailing packets not for the few recently placed bricks from Panama. It is calculated that it would be difficult to find the spot- the course of post from London to it is not raised above the level of the New Zealand will be, at the utmost, yard.” But that this statement comes only five months and a half.-South from undoubted authority it would be Ausrtalian Record, impossible to believe it with her husband, Captain Maclean, the governor

LITERARY NOVELTIES.-Sandron Hall, of the Castle.--Atheneum

or the Days of Queen Anne. By the A daughter of the late Samuel Cromp. Hon Grantley Berkeley, Italy in 1839

Queen Victoria, ton, sole inventor of the “Mule,” is By J. Von Raumer. compelled to apply for parochial relief; Dream and other Poems. By the Hon.

from her Birth to ber Bridal. The while the family of Arkwright, who, in Mrs, Norton. The Stage. By A. Bunn. the first instance, merely copied an invention, or machine, ranks among the Greyslaer, a Romance of the Mohawk. wealthiest in the kingdom.- Lancaster By C. F. Hoffman. The Quadroone. Guardian.

By the author of " Lafitto." Rough

potes of the Campaign in Sinde and A correspondent of the Times con- Affghanistan in 1838-9, By Major J. tradicts the roport of the death of John Outram. Brother Jonathan or the Clare, the Northamptonshire poet, and Smartest Nation in all Creation. Washsays " he is now an inmate of a lunatic ington, By Mons : Guizot. Nautical asylum at Highbeach,in excellent health, Sketches. By Hamilton Moore. The though full of strange delusions," Prelate. By the Rev. S. Smith. Mis. STEAM TO AUSTRALABIA.— The Royal The Quiet Husband. By Ellen Pickg

cellanies of Literature. By J. D. Israeli, Meil Steam-packet Company," with whom the Government entered into


Casimir Delavigne. is said to be Charcoal, tm 10,000 lbs.; and .nf Ans busily occupied upon a Comedy in five thracite, to 12,000 lbs.- Mechanics acts, to be produced at the Theatre Magazine. Français: the subject of his new pro

TESTING BY ELECTRICITY.-- Mons duction has not yet transpired.

Rousseau proposes to

ascertain the A number of our most eminent phi. purity of certain substances, and to losophers and naturalists have asso- detect any adulterations in them, by ciated together under the title of the measuring their conducting power for & Microscopic Society" for the purpose electricity. Some years ago he des. of investigating phenomena by the aid cribed a simple apparatus by means of the microscope.

of which the purity of Olive oil might

be tested on similar principles. He The site of the once celebrated

now states that by these means any Vauxhall Gardens has been let on a

adulterations in Chocolate or Coffee, building lease. The Orchestre and Promenades are to be superseded by a

may be readily detected: he finds that fashionable square.

pure Chocolate is a now conductor or

insulator of electricity, but that in pro1. Lover, the Irish Poet, Musician and portion to the quantity of farina or Novelist has written and composed three fecular master with, which it is adul. new songs.-Eveleen, the Captain Ro- terated, the more easily does it con. ver, and the Fisherman : they are highly duct electricity; and in the same way spoken of, particularly the two latter. he states that Coffee is an insulator AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY. Thë.

whilst chicory, with which it is often Earl of Kingston is about to establish mixed, is an excellent conductor, and an agricultural model school at Mi. bence the presence of only a small chelstown to take apprentices, and have quantity of that substance is easily

detected in. Coffee by its increased conthem bred up as working farmers.-

ducting power.

M. Rousseau also Times.

considers that this test may be appliVALUES OF VARIOUS FUELS.-- From ed with advantage to the examinations, an extensive series of experiments late- of pharmacentical extracts and prepa. jy made, it has been ascertained that rations, because they very much dif. one pound of Wallsend coals will im- fer in conducting power, and therefore part one degree of heat to 8000 lbs. any mixture or adulteration will be of water; of Slangenech, to, 9000 lbs. readily discovered. - Ibid.

The Fatheret.

TINE HAND.-There is inconsistency than by what is natural and perfectly and something of the child's propen. adjusted to its office-by the elephant's sities still in mankind. A piece of trunk, than by the human hand. This. Mechanism, as a watch, or barometer, does not arise from an unwillingness or a dial, will fix attention-a man to contemplate the superiority or digwill make journeys to see an engine nity of our own nature, nor from an stamp a coin, or turn a block; yet incapacity of adipiring the adaptation the organs through which he has a of parts. It is the effect of habit. thousand sources of enjoyment, and The human hand is so beautifully which are in themselves more exqui. formed, it bas so fine a sensibility, that site in design and more curious both sensibility governs its motions so correctly, in contrivance and in Mechanism, do every effort of the will is answered so in. not enter his thoughts ; and if he stantly, as if the handitsolf were the seat admire a living action, that admira- of that will, its actions are so powerful, sa tion will probably be more excited free, and yet so delicate, that it seems to by what is uncommon and monstrous possess a quality instinct in itwell, and there is no thonght of its complexity had no right' to withdraw what ho has as an instrument, or of the relations once bestowed, as if he were obliged which make it subservient to the mind; to continue what he has once been we use it as we draw

our breath, pleased to confer.- God is the pinconsciously, and have lost all re- fountain from which all the streanos collection of the feeble and ill-directed of goodness flow; the centre froma efforts of its first exercise, by which which all the rays of blessedness it has been perfected. Is it not the diverge. All our actions are therefore very perfection of the iristrument which only good, as they have a reference makes us insensible to its use ?-Bell's to him; the streams must revert back Bridgewater Treatise,

to their fountain, the rays must conBLESSINGS.- In adoring the prori. Perge again to their centre.-Hannah

More. dence of God, we are apt to be struck mith what is new and out of course, EXTREMES.-Christianity inay be said while we too much overlook long, to suffer between two criminals, bus babitual, and uninterrupted mercies. it is difficult to determine by whicle But common mercies, if less striking, she suffers most, whether hy that are more valuable, both because we uncharitable bigotry which disguises have them always, and because others her divine character, and speculatively share them. The ordipary blessings adopts the faggots and the flames of of life are overlooked, for the very inquisitorial intolerance, or hy that reason that they ought to be most indiscriminate capdour, that conceding prized, because they are most upi- slackyess, which, by stripping her of formly bestowed.

her appropriate attributes, reduces her They are most essential

to something whiçb, instead of making support; and when once they are her the religion of Christ, generalises wiihdrawn, we begin to foud that they her into any religion which may are also, most essential to our com- choose to adopt ber. The one dis

torts her lovely lineaments into cariNothing raises the price of a bless- cature, and throws ber graceful figuro ing like its removal whereas it into gloomy shadow, the other, by its continuance which should havę daubing her over with colours not her taught us its value.

own, renders her form indistinct, and We want fresh excitements, we con- obliterates her features. In the first sider mercies long enjoyed as things instance, she excites little affectinus vf course, as things to which we have in the latter, she is not recognized.-A sort of prescriptive claim; as if God Ibid,






No telling how love thrives ! to what it comes !
Whence grows ! 'Tis e'en of as mysterious root,
As the pine that makes its lodging of the rock,
Yet there it lives, a huge tree, flourishing,
Where you would think a blade of grass would die!
What is love's poison, if it be not bate ?
Yet in that poison, oft is found lore's food.
Frowns that are clouds to us, are sun to him!
He finds a music in a scornful tongue,
That molts him more than softest melody
Passion perverting all things to its mood,
And, spite of nature, matching opposites!

(Love. A Play, by J. S. Knowiesa

ELEPHANT HUNTING.–There was now advanced, and, from a short distanca, #dead silence for a few minutes un. bebind and around the elephants, til loud calls, proceeding from persons arose loud shouts of people and the stationed in trees, were passed along rolling of tom.toms; immediately tha to a considerable distance, and proved jungle in front of us seemed heaving to be the signal for the beaters to forward, and a second or two only commence operations. Soon after this, elapsed before the heads of the two we could just distinguish a very dis- leaders of the mass were distinct and tant sbont swell upon the breeze, and bearing directly on us. I fired at the again all was silent for a considera- one immediately opposite to me, and ble time; it was in these quiet inter. not more than ten feet distant: he vals that the beaters were cautiously stopped, and was in the act of turn. advancing and taking up new positious ing when I fired again. Mr. So, on the ground from which the ele. had also fired twice at the other lea, phants had receded. After this, shouts der, and with the same want of sucarose somewhat nearer, and the short cess; for the whole herd tore back pattering sound of tomtoms could be through the brushwood, and rushed distinguished. At this distance the ge- towards the bill.--Forbes's Eleven Years peral effect produced by the long con. in Ceylon. inued shouts of the people, combined with the noise of the advancing ele. CONVERSION TO ROMAN19M.“And now phants, was that of the rushing sound Becky, it wust never go furder, but and heavy fall of & great body of be kep a religus secret betwixt our water; but, as the mass approached, two selves, but ever since Colon Ca. the breaking of branches, the beating thedrul I have been dreadful unsettled of tom-toms, the wild shouts of the in my mind with spirituous pints. It people, and the crash of decayed and seemed as if I had a call to turu a falling trees, could be distinguished Roman. Besides the voice in my from the ponderous tread of the ad- hone inward parts, I've been prodigus. vancing herds as they pressed through ly urged and advized by the party the yielding forest. In our position, you don't know to becum a prosete. the heat and want of air was most iyte, and decant all my errors, and oppressive, for no thick foliage shaded throw myself into the buzzum of Rome. us from a vertical sun; and, although Cander compels to say, its a verry the bamboos were insufficient for shade, cornhttable religun, and then such they effectually oxcluded the very slight splendid churchis and alters, and grand breeze which occasionally murmured cermonis, and suvi a bewtiful musi. over our heads, and shook the wic cle service, and so many mirakles thered leaves.

and wunderful relicts; besides, plain With heavy tread and noisy tumult church of England going, particly in the elephants came on, and rested, as

the country parts, do look 'pore and far as we could judge from the sound,

mean and pokey, after it, thats the.

truth. To be sure there's transmigr&within twenty yards of us; and then again succeeded an interval of dead tion, but even that I mite get over

in time, for we can beleave anything silence. To us they were still invi. sible, and the utmost straining of my tation, and provided I felt quite cer

if we really wish to. Its a grate temp. eyesight was unable to gain me glimpse of any of them: at this time, tain of bettering meself, I would con.

vert meself at once. *. But praps't anxiety and excitement made my sen.

would be most advizable to put off ses so acute, that not only did I feel the pulses thump with unwonted vio my beleaving in any thing at all, till lence, but the ticking of my watch

our return to Kent. Besides, Becky, sounded on my

you may feel inclined, on proper talk. ear as if a church clock had located itself in my pocket;

ing to, to give up youre own convir. noither could I turn my bead without embrace the Pope at the same time,

ons too, and in that case we can both feeling and fancying I heard the joints - Hood's Up the Rhine. of my neck creak on their pivots. The beaters in the mean time bad

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