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be sure there was joy and soft serenity up- now upon the writer's shelves—appears a stairs in the palace bed-chambers as it was print of this crossing of the Carrousel ; comtalked over. There were sweet tranquil ing out within a week of the transaction, as it dreams. All would yet be well. We are might be a cut in the Illustrated Paris News. strong in the love of those dear French The king has a round“ wide-awake" hat and hearts !
a lantern, the ladies have the pillow-shaped An ugly twinge of recollection. Four bonnets and pelisses of the time, and the days after, the savage fishwomen are storm- fiacre is seen waiting in the archway with its ing the splendid palace. They are in the letter and number conspicuous, “ L 16.” salons, the gardens, everywhere! And then When our little prince opens his eyes followed the hot, dusty, weary procession to again, they are in the huge berline, rumbling Paris. Then are brought back in triumph and creaking over the rough stones of some the baker, the baker's wife, and the baker's highway leading from Paris. It is very dark, boy. Little Dauphin wonders why they and the tall trees lining the road flit by like should call him a baker's boy.
spectres. Driver's whip is heard cracking loudly, and we roll and totter forward at a
great speed. No wonder; we have six post'lery often he must have been back again, ing-horses attached. Are we indeed going on that hot June day— twentieth of the to act a comedy? For here, crowded tomonth-when he and his little sister no- gether inside, are the Baroness Korff and ticed that papa and mamma were whispering, her two daughters (of which you, Aglaé are and seemed agitated; and the confidential one), and her governess, played by mamma, ladies flitted to and fro, and whispered se- and a lady's maid, and a valet, performed by cretly with their majesties. Sharp, penetrat- papa. At any other time we might laugh. ing child as he was, we may be sure he put See, papa has even a passport, with the barmany penetrating questions to that sub-gov- oness' name. (We are told that paper is to erness of his, and lady in waiting, who took be seen to this day; that official document, them out for their five o'clock evening walk. with the round letters tumbling backwards, Then, that strange awakening at eleven and the official writing and the seal, and o'clock, when the lamps were all lighted, and Louis' own signature.) his drowsy eyes scarcely able to keep open, Sleep again! Was there ever such a long saw the room full of people, and faces bending night? So chilly, too-such a sense of weary over him, and his dear mamma, hurried and protraction! Now, indeed, we are roused by agitated, in a travelling-dress. The good roar of voices, and lanterns flashing in at the Madame Brunier whispers that he is to get windows, and fierce, scowling faces looking up, for they are going a journey, and he is so angry, and we can see, too, that mamma to be very still, like a dear child, for mamma. is very pale and frightened. It is midnight And here is a little girl's frock of brown cal- by the church clock of this little country ico, which he is to put on—no matter why, town that looks so strange, and here we are he will be told another time. No wonder all getting down, and enter a mean house. he thinks, “ They are going to act a comedy.” Soldiers, crowds, lights, guns, bells ringing, No matter, he will hear all about it in the roar—what does it all mean? But we drop morning; and now he is so dreadfully sleepy off to sleep again, in a corner of the room, that he lets his head drop on Madame de for we are very tired, and wake up next Neville's knees, who has sat down on the morning back again in Paris with the sun stairs, and is dreaming in a moment. shining, at the very gate of the Tuileries.
IIere is the cool night air and here are still in the great coach, but despair in mamthe stars, and we are in the Carrousel court. ma's and papa's faces! A horrid, feverish What does it all mean? Here are the sen- night that we must never think of ! tries challenging—and here is the street. Where are we going? Hush, little Aglaé
TABLEAU THIRD. (strange rechristening that!). So he turns Again roll away the black dungeon walls; round, and in a moment is again asleep on and here are lights, and flowers, and scenes, the lady's shoulder.
and gallery over gallery, and a whole sea of In an inflammatory journal of the time faces turned upwards and looking towards the royal box. This night has the king and when the waters recede slowly, and the palqueen and little prince visited the French ace is at peace. Close, in a disordered se. comedy. They are playing a piece with a quence, follow other terrible days: this rousstrai.zely significant title, Unforeseen Events ing of him at midnight by beating of drums and from the front of this box the pretty child and tocsin, and the great bells ringing far of six years looks down and laughs and makes and wide over Paris, as for fire, and the his remarks. No doubt the burr and mur- woman rushing in and dressing him hurmurs abroad, the fierce insolent figures, so riedly. Not without a shudder can he think free with their bold speeches and deport of that awful daybreak. The messengers ment, who cluster in mobs at the palace hurrying in with news that all is lost, and gates, and speak to his mother as “the Aus- the king must die, and of that sad procestrian,” are beginning to weigh upon his lit- sion when he was carried in the grenadier's tle soul and puzzle his brain. But here, to-arms, and heard the air rent with the cries night, was a strange scene: a house crammed “Death to the tyrant!” As he looks back from floor to ceiling, a parterre densely over the grenadier's shoulder, he sees the packed, rising to cheer their majesties. smoke from the windows, and through the Hats and handkerchiefs waving! Half a smoke the scarlet coats of his father's Swiss, dozen voices groan a protest, but are over- and cannon lumbering by him with fierce men powered and driven out by the loyalists. in blouses and the eternal red cap, tugging Hark to the comic valet and the soubrette, them on with ropes. Then the interminable who are at the foot-lights singing couplets in day, cramping in the little box in the Aspraise of their master and mistress up-stairs. sembly, with myriads of hostile faces glar“ Ah!” they join in the burden :
ing on them, the stilling overpowering heat, “Surely we must make them happy!
the shots outside, the periodical eruption of Surely we must make them happy!” savage men, all smirched and bloody, their and the pit is on its feet cheering and vocif- from papa's palace. But it comes to an end,
hands full of rich gold and silver, plundered exting “ Yes ! yes!” Something very sweet in this night of ro- think of; and then the black pall rolls its
like other long weary days we shudder to mance—the lights, the music, that delicious
dismal folds over all ! rapture of our subjects—to send us home with tears of joy. Royal mamma and papa, supremely happy, dream that all may yet be
We are most of us familiar, by aid of well.
Valet Cléry's touching narrative and M.
Duchesne's researches, with the stages of TABLEAU FOURTH.
that martyrdom of the little St. Louis. We The horrid day of the twentieth June, know the minutest details of that frightwhen the red-capped “breechless " poured ful persecution, the degradation of mind and in with pikes, and flooded the palace he body, that masquerading in the red cap, that would shut that out, if possible-when there drugging of him with strong spirits, that was the crash of doors broken in, and the royal forcing upon his innocent tongue vile street lady, clutching him to her arms, is hunted songs and licentious ballads. Nay, there from chamber to chamber_sliding panels are yet to be seen those shaking trembling secret passages—and a howling mob out- signatures, wrung from him by a fearful side !—when, too, a table was drawn in front terrorism ; and even the tailor's bills, for of her as a feeble barrier against the frantic furnishing" the son of Capet" with "striped human waves pouring in at the door. A Pekin" waistcoats, and the “ells of superroar, and the vile red cap is upon that noble fine cloth" for a coat. These little records, lady's flowing hair: another roar, and a cry like Mr. Filby's bills, recovered for us by of “Little Veto!” and that decoration is Mr. Forster, touch us more than volumes upon his own head! Pikes flourish in the of description. We may follow the steps of anir, wild women come up to his mother and his sufferings, with a minuteness unparalshake their closed fists in her face. Savage leled in the history of jails. We have a semea gather round him and question him, cret yet unsubstantial trust that there has and he gives them his quaint answers. So been some exaggeration. We take one it rolls on, wearily, anxiously, until night, Iglimpse at that piteous picture, which some
how comes home to our hearts nearest of all, ily. Joyful days, long wished for,came about, when the child was discovered at midnight when a slow wasting-away and lassitude set kneeling on his pallet, and praying in his in, and his strength gave way, and his gendreams, in a sort of divine rapture; and tle spirit was beaten in the struggle. During when the savage who guarded him came those hours kind voices whispered to him, with a pail of water and so brought him kind faces bent over him, and smoothed his back to life, and sent him crouching and pillow. On that last day, a little after noon, cowering into a corner. Was he dreaming he heard a sort of divine music filling the of the celestial palaces, and of that dear papa room; then, looking eagerly towards the and mamma whom his affectionate heart had full light streaming in at the window, called already enthroned there, and who were hold- to his keeper that he had something to tell ing out their arms to him from those happy him. The keeper bent down and listened ; sunny gardens where there would be no but the head was sinking gently, lower and more terrible days of blood, and wild savage yet lower, upon the young breast; and the men and cruel jailers ?
spirit of the little Capet had sped to where
the wicked cease to trouble and the weary The end and a happy delivery came speed- I find repose.
“In different stile, to tie faster the noose,
He next would attack her in soft billet doux !
" Against such atchievements what beauty could
HERALDIC JEU D'ESPRIT.-The following verses are written with much point, and relate, I imagine, to a case of “ breach of promise." Can you give the lady's name here alluded to ? I have only seen the poem in MS. among some collections made, about the year 1732, by one W. 0. (Query, William Oldisworth ?) Is there any clue to the author ? It is entitled as fol. lows:“Knox Ward, King-at-Arms, disarmed at Law. “Ye fair injured nymphs, and ye beaus who
fence ? Or who would have thought it was all but
pretence ?His pain to relieve, and fulfil his desire, The lady agreed to join hands with the squire.
deceive 'em, Who with passion engage, and without reason
leave 'em, Draw near and attend how the Hero I sing Was foiled by a Girl, tho' at arms he was
And deeply was studied in old pedigree.
chief. He blazoned his suit, and the sum of his tale Was his field and her field joined party per
“The squire, in a fret that the jest went so far,
Considered with speed how to put in a bar.
If she, who's a minor, may not be a ward.
“She handled him so that few would, I warrant,
Have been in his coat on so sleeveless an errant,
And sabled his shield with gules blazoned be
fore. “Ye heralds produce, from the time of the Nor
mans, In all your Records such a base non-perform
ance; Or if without instance the case is we touch on, Let this be set down as a blot in his scutcheon."
-Notes and Queries.
From Chambers's Journal. many published works sufficiently testify; SCIENCE AND ARTS FOR JULY.
among which, Dr. Bruce's volume on The GLORIOUS summer weather has been fa- Roman Wall, and the handsomely illustrated vorable to floral exhibitions ; and whatever books on Roman Camps and Stations in there may be of art or of science in the cul- Northumbria, brought out at the cost of the ture of flowers, has had full exemplification, Duke of Northumberland, are especially reduring the past few weeks, in the Royal Gar-markable. We know, moreover, what has dens at Kew, the newly opened Gardens of been accomplished by Rawlinson and Laythe Horticultural Society, and the Botanic ard, and by Dr. Hincks of Dublin ; and that Garden in the Regent's Park. Rhododen- the subject is not exhausted, is proved by the drons in full bloom under a tent are very broad folio volume of cuneiform inscriptions beautiful ; but some people prefer the dis- just published by the Trustees of the British play of magnificent foxgloves in Kensington Museum.—The Academy of Berlin are pubGardens.-A curiosity of vegetation was lishing a collection of the inscriptions of the shown at the closing meeting of the Linnæan Roman empire, going back to the first years Society-tall tassels of silica growing from a of Christianity. lump of petrified sponge. The tassels are The Royal Academy of Sciences at Munich composed of slender threadlike stalks, spring- have lately put forth a series of works on the ing from a sheath, beautifully transparent, earliest discovery of America, printed from and so light, that they tremble like gossa- heretofore unnoticed originals, and accompamer at the slightest movement. It is a re- nied by large maps, which curiously exemmarkable instance, so to speak, of mineral plify the geographical knowledge of the time vegetation.
in question. And there has been printed in The “Surrey side" of London is making a New York, a translation of a rare and redemonstration in favor of establishing a mu- markable tract, which first appeared in 1494, seum within its own limits, as a means of or '95, written by Nicolo Scillacio, a Messieducation for that division of the metropo- nese, on the second voyage of Columbus to lis. Government is to be asked to give America. Little by little our knowledge of £10,000, and twice as much more to be that great discovery widens. raised by contributions. We shall be glad Captain Jervois, commandant of the milito hear of the success of the project; but let tary convalescent establishment at Yarmouth, us remind the promoters, that something has delivered a lecture at the United Service more is needed besides a proper house, and Institution on Recreations as a means of a collection of noteworthy things, natural or health for the army, showing the deterioriaartificial ; which is such a spirit of manage- tion, bodily and mental, brought on by want of ment as shall best accomplish the object in sufficient occupation, and the benefits arising view—the diffusion of useful knowledge. from rational means of recreation. He ad
Now that Professor Max Müller's Lectures vocates the introduction of recreation-rooms are published as a book, readers at a distance, in all barracks, hospitals, and camps, with who had not the privilege of hearing them dominoes, draughts, chess, billiards, and delivered, will be able to acquaint themselves other games, excepting cards, and in these with the present condition of the science of rooms he would allow the men to smoke and language, and a highly interesting branch of have tea and coffee. At Hong-kong in 1851, study. Perusal of the Lectures will discover and at Yarmouth in later years, he has found to many a significance and importance in the most favorable results follow from offerwords which they were never before aware ing to the men a resource which many were of.-A professorship of epigraphy and Ro- prepared to accept at once, and which many man antiquities has just been established at others preferred, after a little experience, to the College of France by command of the their usual dissipations. He would have recemperor. It is only of late years that the reation-marquees for troops in camp at home, study of inscriptions has become a real sci- or abroad on active service; and argues that ence; and if as a science it can be turned to though the marquees would be an additional the advancement of knowledge, then the new burden, there would be a counterbalancing professor may do some good. The study has diminution of hospital baggage. The capnow its principles, rules, and methods, as tain shows, moreover, that it is bad economy
to aim at producing cheap soldiers, inasmuch in so far as experiments have been carried as, like other cheap things, they soon become with a higher pressure than that of the atmosunserviceable.
phere, it appears that the same law prevsils. Another lecture, On an Improved System Certain medical men of Manchester have of Ship-building, delivered by Mr. G. R. been studying the effect of atmospheric Tovell, at the same Institution, will com- changes in another way,—namely, the influmend itself to merchants and persons inter- ence of the changes on disease,—and they find ested in navigation, for it shows that speed a marked relation between the fluctuations of and capacity for stowage are possible, and health in that great town, and the rise and have been accomplished. Accepting Mr. fall of the barometer, and increase or decrease Scott Russell's proposition, that “a good of humidity. Fevers, and especially scarlaship should have the easiest form to go tina, are most likely to prevail when the atahead, and the most difficult to get to lee- mosphere is damp; represent diarrhæa by a ward,” Mr. Tovell takes the salmon's head curved line, and it immediately begins to and shoulders as the model for the “fore- ascend as the thermometer rises above 60°, body" of his ship, and the hinder part of the mounting rapidly with increase of heat, and swan for the “after-body ;” and it is found immediately sinking as the temperature falls in practice, that while the circular form gives below 60°. The reverse is shown in diseases great strength-there being little or none of of the lungs and throat; in these cases, the that creaking noise usual in ships—a vessel curve rises as the temperature falls. Thus built on the improved system will behave far, the inquiry only confirms popular theory better in a gale of wind, and sail faster in on the subject; but there is no doubt that if any weather, than a vessel built on the ordi- all the meteorological elements were emnary system. When deeply laden, the im- braced, and the inquiry carried on over large proved vessels sail better than when light, districts simultaneously by competent observfor the reason that they are then longer at the ers, who would compare the state of public water-line, and that below the water-line, no health with the prevalent winds, the electricportion of the timbers is straight. Straight- ity of the atmosphere, and its chemical conness in the sides of a ship, says Mr. Tovell, dition, and with the rain and amount of " is a hindrance to speed.” Moreover, be- moisture generally; if this were done, resides firstrate sailing qualities, and ability for sults of importance to sanitary science would scudding or lying-to, and other operations not fail to be arrived at. Those readers who appreciated by mariners, the improved ves- wish for more information on this subject, sels cost less than others to build, because may find it in a paper by Messrs. Ransome “they require less curve in their timber, less and Vernon, published in the Memoirs of the labor to bend the planks into shape, and no Literary and Philosophical Society of Mansteam for the bending.” The captain of the chester, Laughing Waters, a swift ship, reports: “I At the last meeting of the Geological Socan, now I am used to her, make her do any ciety, a paper was read by the Rev. R. Evthing but speak.”
erest, “On the Lines of Deepest Water Dr. Frankland has been investigating the around the British Isles," in which, by traceffects of atmospheric pressure on fame, car- ing the several lines of soundings, he shows rying out a course of experiments which may that the Isles constitute an unequal-sided be said to have been begun on the top of Mont hexagonal figure, while the lines around IreBlanc in 1859, by observing that a candle land represent a pentagonal figure; and so burnt at that elevation consumed less of its on, giving other examples from smaller isles. substance, and was less luminous than when He finds, moreover, some relation between burnt at Chamonix. In his trials with coal- these lines and present geological phenomgas, he finds that a quantity of gas which ena, such as dip and other characteristics of gives a light equal to that of one hundred strata ; and is of opinion that shrinkage is candles when the barometer marks 31°, the cause of the special features in question. yields the light of eighty-four candles only In England, as also in some continental when the barometer falls to 28°. Hence we countries, there are appearances as of “ huge see that ordinary atmospheric fluctuations polygons broken up into small ones, as if the have a noticeable effect on illumination; and, surface of the earth had once formed part of