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dress their hair. His reply was that he should be happy to do whatever they desired. The officer on guard commanded him aloud to be more guarded in his replies. Poor Cléry was aghast at finding that he must not be civil in his expressions to his master and mistress.

Cléry did not devote himself exclusively to the service of the dauphin: for there were at first few, and latterly no other, servants than himself, except a man named Tison and his wife, who did the rough work of the chambers for a time. The way in which the royal prisoners passed their days, for some few months, was as follows:

The King rose at six in the summer, and at seven as winter came on. He shaved himself, and then Cléry dressed his hair, and finished his toilette. The King retired to a small turret chamber, which he made his study, and there kneeled at his prayers, and read religious books, till nine o'clock, his guard always taking care that the door was half open-so that the King could not even kneel to pray in entire privacy. Meantime Cléry made the bed, and prepared the room for breakfast, and then went down to take up little Louis. After washing and dressing him, he dressed the Queen's hair, and then

went to the other princesses, to do the same service for them. This was the opportunity seized for telling the family any news he had been able to obtain of what was going on out of doors. It was almost the only occasion on which he could speak without being overheard by the guards, and even this was contrived with caution. Cléry showed, by an appointed sign, that he had something to say, and one of the princesses engaged the guard at the door in conversation, while Cléry whispered his news into the ear of the other, as he bent over her head to dress her hair.

At nine, the princesses and Louis went up to breakfast in the King's apartment, when Cléry waited on them, making haste, when the meal was done, to get the other beds made. At ten, the whole family went down to the King's apartment, when the business of the day began. Louis said his geography lesson to his father, read history with his mother, and learned poetry by heart; and did his sums with his aunt. His sister did her lessons at the same time. Hers lasted till twelve, while Louis's were over at eleven, when he played by himself for an hour.

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At twelve o'clock, the ladies changed their

dress in the Princess Elizabeth's room, before going out to walk in the garden. The King and Queen did not relish this daily walk in the garden, because they rarely went without being insulted; but they persevered, as long as the practice was permitted, for the sake of the children. That Louis, particularly, might have air and exercise, they would have made a point of going out in all but the very worst weather. They were, however, allowed no choice. Wet or dry, rain or shine, out they must go, at the same hour every day, because the outside guard was changed at that hour; and the officer chose to see, without trouble to himself, that his prisoners were all safe.

From their walk they came in to dinner at two o'clock, where Cléry was again ready to wait, when he became the only remaining servant. After dinner, the King and Queen played piquet or backgammon; not because they could enjoy at present any amusement of that kind, but because they found means, while bending their heads over the board, to say a few words unheard by the guard. At four o'clock the ladies and children left the King, as it was his custom to sleep at that hour. At six Cléry and Louis entered the apartment,

and Cléry gave the boy lessons in writing. Then Cléry took Louis to his aunt's room, where they played at ball and battledore and shuttlecock, till Louis's supper time, at eight o'clock. Meanwhile, the Queen and Princess Elizabeth read aloud till eight o'clock, when they went to Louis to sit beside him, when he had his supper. Then the King amused the children with riddles, which he had found in a collection of old newspapers. All kindly

exerted themselves to send Louis cheerful to bed. He was too young, they thought, to lie down with so sad a heart as they each had every night in their prison.

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After supper, the King attended his wife, sister, and daughter, to the Queen's apartment, shook hands as he wished them good night, and retired to his little study, where he read till midnight. The guard was changed at midnight, and the King would never go to bed till he heard who was to be on guard. This kept Cléry up too. After he had assisted the King to undress, he lay down on his small bed, which he had placed beside that of the King, in order to be at hand in case of danger.

Such was the course of the weary days of this unhappy family's imprisonment. The King

does not seem to have been troubled by any suspicion that they were all here through his fault, and there was nothing in their conduct to remind him of it. They could not but have felt it; but they probably did not blame, but only mourned over him, and they gladly opened their eyes to such virtues as he displayed in his present condition. His quietness they called heroism; and his indolent content, patience.

THE DEATH OF LORD NELSON.
A.D. 1805.*

(SOUTHEY.)

SOON after daylight Nelson came upon deck. The wind was now from the west, light breezes with a long heavy swell. Signal was made to bear down upon the enemy in two lines, and the fleet set all sail. Collingwood, in the Royal Sovereign, led the lee line of thirteen ships; the Victory led the weather line of fourteen. Having seen that all was as it should be,

* Admiral Nelson was killed when in command of our fleet at Trafalgar, off the coast of Spain, in an engagement with the French fleet.

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