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inquisitive people, who with beating hearts | served? It is not merely the feet or the makes their funeral ceremonies but the more interrogate these messengers. Denain, or arms, but the body of the Basqaes which is affecting; formerly they gave occasion to Fontenoy, did not excite a more lively in- put in motion by the monchico; and their violent acts of despair and even of fury which terest. In short, when talent, or fortune, souls are still more agitated : they talk, cry the government thought it necessary to rewhich mixes in all the affairs of this world, out, and sing as they dance: they fill the air medy by an ordinance which Mr. Depping has decided the victory, the vanquished with those cries, those bursts of the voice has preserved in his general History of Spain. think only of taking their revenge, and the with which they make the mountains revictors of new combats. These contests are echo when they cross the Pyrenees, and wish
THE DRAMA. not mere play; they are considered as lead to inform each other where they are. This ing to fortune and glory.
species of rapid gamut is called ivrincina in NEW THEATRE ROYAL, ENGLISH Tennis has its heroes whose names have the Pyrenees, and incina in some parts of
OPERA. acquired a celebrity of which tradition, if not the Alps. I think I remember that Silius The Manager of this house, in his anxious history, insures the duration. M. Destere Italicus makes mention of it in his poem, endeavour to prove himself worthy of publie has related to me the following anecdote on and that he tries to imitate it by the har- favour, has adopted the plan of giving three this subject : “the famous Parquins had mony of his verses.
pieces on each night. We presume that been forced during the revolution to emi. The words spoken extempore during the gentleman is the best judge of his own ingrate to Spain; he learned that one of his monchico, are the most faithiul expression of terest; or we might suppose that to begin rivals in glory named Cruchatty, had an- the kind of intoxication which this dance at half after six, and give only two pieces nounced a match at Tennis at Åldudes, on produces among the Basques.. One might would dismiss the audience at an earlier the frontiers. Parquins immediately causes make a charming collection of the passionate hour, and have a hetter effect on his treaapplication to be made to the magistrates expressions, of the delicate praises which are sury. But we are not disposed to be angry of the place for a safe conduct; which is suggested to them at this moment by friend with bim for giving too much to his patrons; granted him, on the ground of the necessity ship, love, and filial piety.
and we frankly admit that his earnest efforts of opposing to Cruchatty the only rival wor The songs of the Basques are languish- to maintain an English school of vocal music, thy of contending with him. Parquins ar-ing, as in all mountainous countries, where are deserving of general encouragement. On rives, enters the lists, combats, gains the the abode of men in these high regions, last Monday night, “ My Uncle,”—“ Two victory, and returns to Spain amidst the ac- seems to dispose their souls to the most ten- Words, or the Silent not Dumb,"_and clamations of the crowd, who accompany der sensations. The language of the Basques, the revived Spectacle of “ Don Juan, or him as far as the frontiers.
in which almost all the substantives termi- the Libertine destroyed,” were the enterIt is in these local files that one should nate in a, which uses oriental circumlocu- tainments. If there be no great depth have seen only a few years ago, those dances tious to designate objects which command of plot or character in the first, it has a in which whole Communes took part, where love, respect, or fear, this language I say is share of easy pleasantry, and some whimall the ages of human life (from the moment more tavorable than any other to the ex- sical situation,s without much false sentiment when one forms the first steps, to that in pression of melancholy. God is called Jauno or affected wit. It affords Broadhurst an which one prepares to take the last) assem. Goicoa (Lord of above) Night GAB-A (ab- agreeable song; Bartley, a cast of character bled round the tombs to celebrate by the sence of light); Death ERIOTZA (cold mala- well suited to his blunt familiar humuur; same dances, these fêtes at which three or dy); the Sun, EGRESQUIA (Creator of day); and shows off Wrench in a dashing, thoughtfour hundred generations had successively the Moon, ILARQUIA (dead light).
less man of the town with goodness of heart attended on the same spot.
The Basqucs are brave, but vindictive, ex- enough to resist the force of his ill habits. The people of these ditterent ages in the or- cellent soldiers, especially for war in the It does not do much for the ladies; and der of iheir succession, and the sexes in two mountains, but independent, and difficult therefore the ladies are hardly blameable, if lines, repair, after divine service, from the to be kept under their colours, beyond the time they do little for it. But altogether it is church to the church-yard, preceded by the which they fix themselves. A great captain, sufficiently lively and amusing to while mayor of the coinmune, who, in the poetical who was a judge of soldiers, used to say that away an hour, and diversify the performanlanguage of the country, is called the Civil the Basques, so distinguished for their person-ces of an evening. In the second piece,
Pontif? (Aonsso Apessa.) This Pontiff, (ex- al courage,were good for nothing in the line. • Two words,” almost all the characters are actly like Plutarch at Cheronæa,) with in the war with Spain in 1793 two half bri- background figures to a principal; and branches of laurel and olive in his hands, gades (commanded by a general, with whose Messrs. Bartley, T. Short, W. S. Chatterley, leads in cadence the solemn procession, name the epithet of brate unites so natu- and Wilkinson, perform their respective parts which he conducts to the public square, to rally that it seems to form a part of it,) iwo with quite enough of the proprieties, to give the sound of instrunients peculiar to the half brigades I say, commanded by the brave effect to the whole. Mrs. Grove plays the country, among which are reckoned only the Harispe, after having performed prodigies of Robber's Wife with a due degree of hobbling Tambour le Basque or tambourine, the flute valour, deserted almost to a man, in order bustle and treacherous preineditation. Mrs. with five holes, and a kind of violin without to go and see their relations and friends. Pincot's intelligent eyes and countenance a bridge, on which the measure is marked a few days after they all returned to the supply the neglect of the Writer. Beside by striking, the strings with a short stick camp, where their commander waited for the general interest of the story, the admicovered with leather. It is by means of them without any uneasiness.
rable acting of Miss Kelly has given this these instruments, so poor in harmony, with The proper names which are really Basque, piece a fixture in the public mind, not easily which some rustic voices mingle at intervals, have almost all a meaning. Such as Sala- to be shaken. The routine of theatrical that labourers, shepherds, their mothers, berry, new saloon, Etcheberry, new house; duties does not leave the choice of chargewives and daughters, fill the heavens with Etchecahar, old house; Ithurbide, road to the ters to the performers; and this actress is hymns which seem to descend from them. fountain; laurguiberry, new castle; Uharte, not responsible, if we sometimes have seen When they have got to the place, the between two waters.
her in parts but little adapted to the display whole population forms an immense circle, There is a higher degree of cleanliness of her finer qualities. A necessity, unavoid round which they march several times with in the dwelling houses, and in the clothing able in all theatres, often compels a manager measured steps. The march becomes pro- of the Basques, than in any other province in to assign characters to a performer, whose gressively animated: and at the moment France. The women are in general hand- talents are not in unison with them. She when its action becomes the most lively, the some, well made, lively, and agreeable. is versatile, and has not very frequently pertambourine gives the signal for the monchico, Religion among the Basques is not exempt formed parts in high life; but her chief a violent dance, in which a whole people from superstition; but this superstition, far powers lie in the pure simplicity of village ean participate without confusion. Noverre from being intolerant, does not impair that life. In the unrestrained gaiety and brisk and Danberval have tried to give an idea of mild philanthropy, which they practise with action of an innocent country-girl; where it on the stage of the Opera-house at Paris; out knowing its name; their respect for the the character is well drawn, and the situabut how can ils national character be pre-dead and for the tomb is a real worship, which tions whinsical, her sprightliness is a flow
of joyous spirits, full of genuine point, with. She performed the cottage scene in “ Two length the imbroglio is cleared up, and each re. out à particle of coarseness of vulgarity. Words” on last Monday night, with as much sumes his own character. Achmet, wbo is a She is so completely identified with the warm interest and as many delicate touches model of gallantry, declares himself highly character, that she has little to do but follow of nature as ever. The attention of the pleased that Lady Arthur's curiosity should her own impulses; and her judgment, good Audience was as fixed, the applause as loud, bave been the means of making him acqnainted taste, good sense, and cheering good hu- as frequent, and as well-deserved as on her with an amiable woman, distinguished for her mour, guide her with an instinctive felicity. first performance of that character.
talents, and assures my Lord that he shall alLike a sun-beam her vivacity throws an On Tuesday night, My Uncle, Artaxerxes,
ways be well received at his court.
This piece which affords a faithful picture of agreeable light upon the performers around and Don Juan, were performed at this Thea-Turkish manners, is the production of Mr. Louis, her, and there is a pleasantry of the heart tre. Miss Miriam H. Buggins performed who was some time ago attached to a diplomin her countenance, which, without over- Mandane, with so much taste and feeling as atic department. We suspect he was never stepping the modesty of nature, keeps up fully to justify our hope on seeing her in the charged with a mission to the Sublime Porte. the life of the piece, and retains a constant part of Polly, that she would prove a valuable hold upon the interests of her audience. acquisition to the stage. We understand
POLITICS. But when a rustic character is ill-written, that she is a pupil of Mr. Horn, and she and distinguished from better life more by does much credit to his instructions. Her The PARLIAMENTARY CAMPAIGN vulgarity of dress and coarseness of language voice unites great depth and sweetness, and now drawing rapidly towards a close, and inanners, than by an unaffected simpli- she sung with much power and harmony. much of the time of both Houses bas city, and open-hearted display of natural Her execution was fuent, and occasionally been occupied with the usual routine feeling, this actress is by no means so suc- rich in expression; but we do not agree with business; yet not to the exclusion of cessful. The defects of the author, in some those who suppose that she has yet surdegree, attach to her performance. She is mounted the diffidence inseparable from a
other important matter. The Habeas necessitated to eke out the deficiency of the new performer. She was visibly much agi- Suspension, being carried through the text, by slatternly neglect or tawdry finery; tated, and once nearly overcome, by the fre- lower House as we anticipated in our by hanging her lip; å gibing tone; twirling quent bursts of applause. She was encored last number, has also passed the House her person, or striding round the stage; in some of the songs; and her person, which of Lords, and actually received the · elbowing the performers, swinging her arms is naturally good, was seen, in the course of Royal assent on the same evening. This,
and fiddling with her apron. One plainly the evening, to more advantage, as she was sees, when she is thus constrained to act less embarrassed in her action. Her sensi- we believe, is an unprecedented occuragainst her better judgment. We repeat bility, physical power and science, afford rence in parliamentary history; but the it, simplicity, the genuine, feeling simplicity a very flattering prospect to the public. fact is that had the assent been delayed of nature, is her prevailing attraction, and an Mr. Horn performed Arbaces. This Gentle until the following day, the former act affectation of vulgarity is more gross and man has not, and perhaps never can, wholly would have expired and left, or might awkward, because every thing like coarse overcome the peculiarities of his voice; but have been contended to have left, a vulgarity is unnatural in her. Dressed in he sung in a pleasing style, was more than species of interregnum which must have a rustic character, in which the kindly feel- once encored; and his taste and science ob- liberated all those detained under its ings give a tone to the manners, she is a tained much merited applause. The permodel of rural elegance, such as we are formance of Isaacs and Broadhurst in Arta-enactment. The upper House has made charmed with in the delightful pictures of banes and Artaxerxes, is well known to the great progress in the Bill for abolition of Watteau, Greuze or Wheatley; and such as public. They acquitted themselves with sinecures, brought in under ministerial Wilkie, Bird, or Mulready, would select as a their usual effect.
W.C. influence; but it has been much obVillage Beauty to lead a group of country
jected to by a leading member on girls, at a dance on the green, or holiday festival, First representation of Le Mouchoir, ou l'Odulisque will tend seriously to diminish
the opposite side who contends that it Voluntaire.
the In the agreeable truth of rustic expression, which is natural to ber, she has no success has already furnished the subject of a Vaude- the Crown, which he considers
The story of Ludy Mary Wortley Montague salutary and constitutional influence of ful rival; but in the pantomimic tricks and ville entitled, l'Anglaise à Bugdad, which was much more linited, at present, in parliaforced gestures, to which she is sometimes performed with the best success in 1819 at the driven, there are many who surpass her. In theatre of La Rue de Chartre, but which, like ment, than at any former period. The the part of a witty intriguing waiting-maid, many others, has disappeared from the promp. Noble Lord, Luuderdale, also maintained she is very entertaining. Her mischievous ter's books, for what reason nobody knows. that parliamentary influence bas of late drollery in Flippanta, in the Confederacy, is The story of Le Mouchoir is nearly as follows. only to be approached by. Mrs. Gibbs, who The scene is laid at Audrinople, and the young years much decreased—that no less than has not the advantage of her youthful per- and beautiful Lady Arthur, daring the absence seventy-two sitting places have been son, and whose humour is somewhat broader, of her husband, succeeds in introducing herself abrogated in the present reign-and that but whose pointed laugh and tones of raillery into the Seraglio, with her maid Betty in a pro- in WalPole's time, there were 118 are irresistibly comic. If Miss Kelly has formed of this stratagem, resolves to play a
more parliamentary places than at predifferent degrees of merit in the lighter cast trick upon his fair visitor. He receives her sent! Let the advocates for Sweeping of rustic characters, it is the pure unsophis- with the utmost politeness, beliaves with all the Reform then learn from bis Lordship ticated expression of rustic distress, which gallantry of a Frenchman, and finally throws that the last fifty years have given more calls forth her highest powers, and estab- the handkerchief to her. The imprudent Lady lishes ber soothing empire over our senses. Arthur then perceives the danger to which she power to the popular branch of the conIn Annette, in the Maid and Magpie ; Mary has exposed herself. How can she avoid the stitution, and 'taken more from the in the Inn-keeper's Daughter, and the Dis- obligation imposed by this handkerchief? crown, and that too with more safety, guised Servant in the Robber's Cottage, in Being informed that his wife is detained in than any proposéd plan, short of a revo * Two words,” she shines forth at the head the Seraglio, Lord Arthur hästens to demand her lution, could possibly have done! Truth of a class, without any successful competitor liberation. The Sultan declares that he has
will thus ever find its way-as friends of among the many deserving actresses on the not seen her, and that he has only received a British Stage. It is by her inimitable per- Muffled up in a turban and a turkish pelisse of the house it may come—but we trust
visit from one Lady, by whom he is beloved. the people we hail it from wliatever side formance of these characters that she has Lord Arthur finds means to gain an interview that ministers will not, in pursuit of vaia deservedly gained her celebrity. In these, with his wife in order to make a trial of her she is ever affecting, ever new. We have fidelity; the Sultan, on the other hand, having popularity, sanction any measure that repeatedly seen her in them, and we do not procured an English dress, carries off Lady may positively lead to the consequences think we could ever tire of her repetitions. Arthur who mistakes him for her husband. At deprecated by the Noble Peer iỏ question.
THEATRE DE LA GAITE.
The Clergy residence Bill is also pro- incarcerated must be all petitions which ANECDOTE OF BUONAPARTE.—Buonaparte, ceeding rapidly tbrough its various turn out to be palpable misrepresentations, seeing an English book, with (to him) the stages. It is a subject ou which we could since they disgust all parties and shut the attractive title of " Amusements in Retirecheerfully dilate far beyond our limits. door to-relief where it is perhaps abso- ment," at the house of Mr. Balcombe, asked
. Much, much indeed is wanted for the lutely required.
Mr. Balcombe, knowing that it contained due support of the Established Church The Cause of Literature has been be- several passages which might irritate the -more clergymen in large parishes---fore the House during the passing week, already over-charged feelings of the Exmore churches for an increasing popu- on a motion of Sir E. BRYDGES, for an Emperor, told him, that“ it was really not lation-and, above all, particularly in the account of what is done with the books worth his attention, or he would lend it to metropolis, greater facilities to strangers demanded by Learned Institutions. If it him with pleasureBuonaparte, however, for accommodation, instead of finding be a fact that in many instances, works replying, that in all matters of literature he empty pews locked up, and being forced thus demanded under an Act of Parlia- to Longwood. When he saw Mr. Balconibe either to stand in the aisle, or pay a tax ment, are actually turned to waste, the again, he exclaimed, “ I have managed to to an uncivil pew-opener.
case imperatively demands redress; since make out part of the book, you said was not The business of the House of Com- not only authors and publishers, but worth reading, the other day. I wish, by MONs has been unhappily checked in even the cause of literature itself, are the flight of the eagle, (a fuvorite expression the finance department, by the lamented robbed of their just rights through the of his, that I could have the author of that illness of Mr. PONSONBÝ, and by the culpable inattention of superiors, or the infict such a revenge upon him, as the world indisposition of Mr. Tierney-circum- ignorance and interested motives of offi- would never forget ;"_" and what sort of stances to which the CHANCELLOR ofcial deputies. In Foreign Politics revenge would that be?” enquired Miss Balthe Excheguer has deferred, by post- the week has glided over without either combe, who stood near. Why, I would poning the promised resolutions. It is for event or anticipation.
soon convince him," returned the Emperor, tupate for the Empire that even such im
“ that he had formed a wrong and cruel esportant subjects can safely wait on circun
timate of myself; and by one of the best
VARIETIES. stances; but it is not with less regret that
possible arguments, viz. that of forgiving
one insupportable mistake, in compliment we lament the causes of such delay. In Tueories OF THE EARTH.- Many of the to the many beautiful truths liis book conthe mean time, another finance report has fanciful theories of our globe, founded upon tains." been laid before the House, principally on false conclusions drawn from the repeated
This anecdote has been communicated to naval affairs. It is moderate, yet cheer- discovery of fresh water shells and marine us by a Lady who sent the work to her friend ing; recommends further exertion in strata, are likely to be set at nought by an our dock-yards in keeping up the largest experiment of Mr. Bendant, at Marseilles, classes of ships in each rate; and more from whence it results that fresh water or
LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC especially points out the necessity of marine molluscæ will live in either medium,
INTELLIGENCE. abolishing ihe invidious distinctions of if habituated to it gradually; but with some war and peace salaries to the Secretaries few exceptions. of the Admiralty.
Dr. Pariset and M. Michel Berr lately An Academy, in some measure similar to our
terminated their courses, the one on Human Society for the Encouragement of Arts, has sented against the exportation of Cotton- terature. Each of these remarkable sittings tion of Natural History, and likewise possesses Many petitions have recently been pre- understanding, and the other
on German li-| been recently established at Vienna ; it is en Yarn to the Continent, on the ground of were attended by a numerous and brilliant
an extensive chemical and philosophical labor. its encouraging cotton-weaving abroad audience. The friend, the disciple and com; atory, together with models and specimens of to the exclusion of our own manufactures. petitor of Cabanis and Fourcroy, received machinery, &c. The Austrians hope by its But then the question rises, if such
those testimonials of real admiration which means to improve their manufactures and to yarn
are justly due to the extent and variety of become independent of foreign industry. The were not exported, would it be worked his knowledge, as well as the brilliant faci- design is patriotic, and we wish them success; up at home for foreign demand ?–If so, lity of his elocution. M. Michel Berr was but of this we are certain, that as foreign nathen certainly such exportation ought to listened to with the most lively interest; his tions become rich by means of manufacture, so be stopped, especially of fine yarns, lecture would have deserved unlimited will a new class start up for the purchase of which forcign establishments cannot commendation, had it not been for the ex- British, manufactures. À country, merely agris equal. But that fact is doubtful, and the treme precipitation of his delivery, which cultural, is never a very good customer! whole affair requires much investigation. in some measure destroys the effect of his thropically employed in the advancement of
Considerable attention has been ex- he drew between the Lyric Poetry of the Greeks--not a black leg Academy such as may cited, both in and out of doors, by peti- Germans and that of other nations ancient be found nearer homebut a College or Athetions from EVANS, one of the State Pri- as well as modern; and his investigation næum, where knowledge may be acquired by
Most certainly the great object of the causes which have preventeJ Lyric that degraded class of men, natives of a coun. of the Suspension Bill is prevention, not Poetry from attaining, in France, the same try once famed tor liberty and science. The punishment ; but confinement must al- degree of perfection as other branches of lite- College is at Munich.
A German Paper states that Professor Gerres, ways, and in a great degree, act in the M. Berr is of opinion that the constant resi- who is now at Coblentz, bas declined the situlatter sense, so that, indubitably, every dence of poets in a capital enriched with ation of Secretary to the Academy of Fine Arts relief, every indulgence consistent with numerous master-pieces of Art, and sur
at Stuttgard, in order to accept the more adsecurity, ought to be extended to those rounded with all the refinements of the Government, from which he has obtained per
vantageous offers made to him by the Prussian who suffer under it. Such, notwith highest degree of civilization, is favorable to mission to resume the publication of bis Rhenish standing the loudly excited clamour, taste, education and elegance, but essen- Mercury. really seems to be the wish of ministers: tially tends to confine imagination, enthuyet subordinate officers require a watch- siasm and originality. The developements ful eye over them. which he gave to this opinion deprived it
ERRATUM IN No. XXIII. Parliamentary In- of all paradoxical colouring. The last lecture P. 366. Last line note, for Grandiaque quiry therefore is both useful and essen- of Dr. Puriset was on metaphysics and gene rend Grandiaque effossis mirabitur ossa sedal; but then the more oppressive to the 'ral grammar.
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But that long-enduring race have now terness, and vehemence, in a few days left We had prepared ourselves to expect, where they were vassals. The torture no passed away; their children are proprietors: (though not heroic) facility of character, is
no trace of sadness behind it. This happy from the pen of this distinguished lady, longer exists
, to feed a spirit of brutal fero- purely constitutional; and while it operates an amusing and instructive account of city, by its horrible exhibitions. Bigotry no graciously upon all the ills of life; while it the French people, and so far from feel- longer presents them with idle forms for real quietly absorbs the tear, and dissipates the ing disappointed, we find our expectations principles; they have nothing to fear from sigh, it neither interferes with the duties, more than fulfilled. Not that the book the “droit de Chasse,” the corvée," the nor chills the affections of existence. And is better written, or the observations
taille," the “ gabellé.” They have tasted though it would make no figure in tragedy
a practical freedom, not less perhaps than or romance, it supports resignation, cheers sounder than we had premised; but we that enjoyed by the people of England; they adversity, and enhances those transient easiness of access to circles of rank and notwithstanding the recent ravages, they tile tone of character, this incapacity for did not take into calculation the peculiar are moral as the people of Scotland; and pleasures, whose flight is scarcely perceived talent, which her Ladyship’s literary re- are more prosperous perhaps than either.
durable impression, this sensibility to good, putation obtained for her, and which has Oh! may they long continue so; and in given her an opportunity enjoyed by spite of that scourge of fire,” with which this transient susceptibility to evil
, is after none of our late tourists, to present the an English minister is said lately to have all perhaps the secret sought by philosoBritish public with a series of deline and timely oppose every effort made by do- the sceptic, well understood, seem to meet ations, anecdotes, and remarks, at once mestic oppression or foreign invasion, which at that point, which nature has made the basis new and interesting: If she has not gone may tend to bring them back to that state in of the French character; arriving by different so deep into the philosophy of national which they were declared, by the law of the routs to the same conclusion, that true sencharacter as Mr. Scott, she has afforded land, to be “ un peuple serf, corvéable et sibility is to feel, but not to be overcome.
A French woman has no hesitation in more data whereupon the reader may taillable, à merci et miséricorde!" p. 81.
acknowledging, that the“ besoin de sentir," draw his own inferences; and though her We would suggest to Lady Morgan, is the first want of her existence; that a sucsex has prohibited her from ranging with much deference, the propriety of session of pursuits is necessary to preserve through the nocturnal recesses of the altering, in the next edition, the wish she which is the death of all vivid and gracious Palais Royal, and from seeing French expresses, that the peasantry of France emotions. p. 168. life in several of its grosser bearings, that may long continue more prosperous than sex has also enabled her to describe other the peasantry of England and Scotland. hint from the following extract :
We wish our great folks wonld take a and not less important features, which she must be aware that the former would editors of newspapers, and teachers of not be less prosperous, if the latter were violent, in English society, than that pre
There is no contrast more shocking and geography and the globes, with all their on a par with them, and that therefore sented by the situation of masters and sersturdy John Bullism, and with their three to wisin our own peasantry equally well, vants during the hours of social intercourse or four letters of introduction, have would be somewhat more humane, and of fashionable London. For the one, the no possible opportunity of observing. a good deal more patriotic. We must air is perfumed with roses, and the chill athaps somewhat affectedly, into books, passage. Lady Morgan divides her work, per- also deny the truth of the following mosphere of winter expelled by every arti
ficial contrivance; and comfort, enjoyment,
“ If the English are the wisest and each book is distinguished by a and greatest nation, the French are in- lated. For the other, all is hardship, suffer
and accommodation are studiously acrumu. separate title. The first is "The Pea- contestibly the happiest and the most ing, and endurance. santry," which contains a delightful, and AMIABLE.” But if Lady Morgan uses In France, the health, comfort, and morals we hope, accurate picture of rustic man- amiable as the French do when they say of the servants, gain by an arrangement, ners and morals. We shall quote the “ he is a great villain, mais il est si aima- which good taste, and goud feeling, seem concluding passage of it, in order to ble," we perfectly coincide with her.
alike to have instituted. When the guests make a single observation.
The second and third books are en-cochére the porter assigns a place either in
of the evening assembly arrive at the porteIn 1781 the Contrôleur-général of France under Louis XVI. Monsieur Joli de Fleuri,
Society ;” and here the pen of a vacant remise, or in the court-yard for the defined" the people” of France
to be « peuple Lady Morgan puts forth all its grace and carriage and horses, which, generally shel. serf, corvéable, et taillable, à merci et miséri all its strength. As she had, of necessity, tered from the weather, and shut up under corde.” It was the misery of this “ peuple been most domesticated with her own
the care of the porter, leave no further anxiserf,” that urged the cause of the Revolution; sex, we find her description of it more who usually ascend together the vast open
ety on the minds of the master or servants, it was this is
peuple corréable et taillable à full, accurate, and satisfactory, than any stair-case. While the former pass on to the merci et miséricorde,” who showed no mercy other part of her work. The following salon, the latter join the circle of secondfor their heartless oppressors. It was this race of slaves, degraded, trodden on, broken short sketch of French women, is, we hand high life in the ante-room. p. 205. down, strangers to liberty, to morals, and to think, just, and certainly touched off with The fourth, fifth and sixth books are religion, who were urged to commit those a happy pencil.
Paris." They afford a diver