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LETTERS FROM PARIS, IN 1843.
BY ROBERT M. HOVENDEN, ESQ.
[France, and its revolutions, more or less concern every thinking man. Possibly-yet it were most melancholy were such the case—the antagonism of races is irreconcileable, and the expe. rience of one may but little affect the other. Nevertheless, every great crisis should be profoundly studied,-more especially such crises as occur when a nation's wrath is kindled, --when its kings are hunted into foreign lands,—when old forms and institutions are trampled under foot. We have lately witnessed the downfall of him most renowned in our time for kingcraft and cunning. The reactionary policy he had carefully carried out for seventeen years, has at length ended in his overthrow. A French revolution has again occurred, and the nephew. of my uncle, the defeated of Boulogne, the prisoner of Ham, by the almost unanimous consent of France, has become the head of that great people. We speculate not now as to the results; we fain would hope that they may be such as to aid the onward march of man, that Europe may not again weep the vulgar glories of the empire. The revolution may now be considered as ceased, -it has settled,—it has now passed into a memory, it will soon form the subject-matter of the historian's pen. It will be analysed by the advocates of respective creeds, who will gather from it such arguments as they desire; for, like all human actions, it may be considered from two points of view. It had, as other revolutions, its leaders, more or less pure--its heroes, good or bad—its enemies, its friends, and its dupes. But the revolution has peacefully gone, One act in the drama has been played. We have been favoured with letters written by an eye-witness during the time of its existence, and have gladly transferred them to our pages. At the present time, they may be read with profit and pleasure, containing, as they do, sketches of men and manners during the whirlwiud of a French Revolution. They are not its history, but they are part of the materials from which its history will eventually be evolved. No further introduction is needed. Our writer can speak for himself.]-Editor,
January, 1849.-VOL. LIV.