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to bring some fatal secret to light. Meanwhile, the man son to believe themselves secure from detection. They gazed upon us with an impenetrable vacancy of look, had not however been able to silence the voice of conand we at last left the cottage without seeing anything science; they fled from the sight of their fellow men; that could confirm my suspicions. I resolved to inspect they thought they beheld wherever they turned, mute the garden once more, and a number of idlers having accusers; they trembled at the slightest noise, and sibeen by this time collected, drawn to the spot by the lence thrilled them with terror. They had often sight of a stranger with two armed men engaged in formed a determination to leave the scene of their searching the premises, I made enquiries of some of crime, to fiy to some distant land, but still some undethem whether they knew anything about a well in that finable fascination kept them near the remains of their place. I could get no information at first, but at length victim. an old woman came slowly forward leaning on Terrified by the deposition of his wife, and unable crutch.

to resist the overwhelming proofs against him, the man * A well!' cried she, “is it the well you are looking at length made a similar confession, and six weeks after after? That has been gone these thirty years. I remem- the unhappy criminals died on the scaffold, in accord. ber it as if it were only yesterday, how, many a time, ance with the sentence of the Parliament of Toulouse. when I was a young girl I used to amuse myself by throw They died penitent. ing stones into it, and hearing the splash they used to The well was once more shut up, and the cottage make in the water.”

levelled to the ground; it was not, however, until fifty "And could you tell where that well used to be?' years had in some measure deadened the memory of the asked I, almost breathless with excitement.

terrible transaction, that the ground was cultivated.-It ' As near as I can remember; on the very spot on is now a fine field of corn. which your honour is standing,' said the old woman. Such was the dream, and its result. I could have sworn it,' thought I, springing from

I never had the courage to re-visit the town where I the place as if I had trod upon a scorpion.

had been an actor in such a tragedy. The story was Need I say that we set to work to dig up the told again by me last winter in a company where it gave ground. At about eighteen inches deep, we came to a rise to a long and animated discussion upon the credibilayer of bricks, which being broken up, gave to view lity to be attached to dreams. Ancient and modern some boards which were easily removed, after which history was ransacked to find arguments on both sides. we beheld the mouth of the well.

Plutarch was quoted in what he says of a certain Lysi. 'I was quite sure it was here,' said the woman machus, grand-son of Aristides, who embraced the proWhat a fool the old fellow was to stop it up, and then session of interpreter of dreams, and realized wealth by have to go so far for water!'

the trade. Cicero states that a dream of Cecilia, daughA sounding-line furnished with hooks was now letter of Babaricus, appeared of sufficient importance to down into the well; the crowd pressing around us, and be the subject of a decree of the Senate. One of the breathlessly bending over the dark and fetid hole, the most indefatigable commentators of the sixteenth censecrets of which seemed hidden in impenetrable obscu-cury, Cælius Rhodizinns, when labouring to correct the rity. This was repeated several times, without any re text of Pliny which he has singularly obscured, was sult. At length, penetrating below the mud, the hooks stopped by the word ectrapelis. In vain did he work at caught in an old chest, upon the top of which had been the ineaning for a whole week-he ended by falling asleep thrown a great many large stones, and after much tiine --and in a dream the solution of the difficulty came into and effort, we succeeded in raising it to daylight. The his head. It was during sleep that Henricus ab sides and lid were decayed and rotten; it needed no Heeres, a Dutch writer, very celebrated in his day, but locksmith to open it, and we found within what I was very obscure in ours, composed all his works; once certain we should find, and which paralysed with horror awake, he had but to transcribe from memory. all the spectators who had not iny pre-convictions-we Two rather rare works published in 1690, and 1706, found the remains of a human body.

had for subject, the dreams of Louis XIV. The follow. The police officers who had accompanied me, now ing occurrence is well known in Scotland.rushed into the the house, and secured ihe person of the A gentleman residing some miles from Edinburgh, old man.

As to his wife--no one could, at first, tell had occasion to pass the night in that city. In the what had become of her; after some search, however, middle of the night, he dreamed that his house was on she was found hidden behind a bundle of faggots. fire, and that one of his children was in the midst oi the

By this time nearly the whole town had gathered Names. He woke, and so strong was the impression around the spot, and now that this horrible fact had upon his mind, that he instantly got ont of his bed, come to light, everybody had some crime to tell of, saddled his horse and galloped home. In accordance which had been laid to the charge of the old couple. with his dream he found his house in flames, and thus The people who predict after an event, are numerous. arriving, saved his little girl, about ten months old, who

The old couple were brought before the proper au- had been forgotten, in a room which the devouring elethorities and privately and separately examined. The ment had just reached. old man persisted in his denial most pertinaciously, but Another fact we borrow from a recent work by a his wife at length confessed, that in concert with her physician. A mother who was uneasy about the health husband she had once, a very long time ago, murdered of a child who was out at nurse, dreamed that it had a pedlar whom they had met one night on the high been buried alive. The horrid thought woke her; and road, and who had been incautious enough to tell them she determined to set off for the place without a moof a considerable sum of money which he had about ment's delay. On her arrival she learned that after a him, and whom, in consequence, they induced to pass sudden and short illness, the child had died, and had the night at their house. They had taken advantage of just then been buried. Half frantic from this intelli. the heavy sleep induced by fatigue, 10 strangle him, his gence, she insisted upon the grave being opened, and his body had been put into the chest, the chest thrown ihe moment the coffin-lid was raised she carried off the into the well, and the well stopped up.

child in her arms. He still breathed, and maternal The pedlar being from another country, his disappear- cares restored him to life. The truth of this anecdote ance had occasioned no enquiry; there was no witness has been warranted--we have seen the child so wonderof the crime ; and as its traces had been carefully con- fully rescued-he is now, in 1843, a man in the prime cealed from every eye, the two criminals had good rea- of life, and filling an important post.

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The Jesuit Malvenda, the author of a Commentary on of mortal hatred and resistance in all those whom they the Bible, saw one night in his sleep, a man laying his are intended to overawe. hand upon his chest, who announced to him that he It appears that, under the imposing term of " diswould soon die. He was then in perfect health, but cipline” military commanders, and many others who soon after being seized by a pulmonary disorder, was car- ought to know better, consider that any crimes against ried off

. This is told by the sceptic' Bayle, who relates humanity, any deliberate barbarity, any possible atroit as fact too weil authenticated, even for the apostle city may be committed. They may be committed, it of Phyrrhonism to doubt.

seems, not only without reprehension, but with a cerWe will conclude this present paper by the following tain side-wind of commendation. which is not merely given on the authority of the most “A terrible example” says the Times (December 29th) illustrious of our modern chemists, but which is related " has lately been given of military discipline in India.' as occurring to himself.

How exemplary this discipline, a few words which Sir Humphrey Davy dreamed one night that he was should be printed in letters of blood, will suffice to disin Italy, where he had fallen ill. The room in play. which he seemed to lie struck him in a very pe

The soldiers' life in India, when not engaged in acculiar manner, and he particularly noticed all tive service, is of a kind the monotony and vacuity of the details of the furniture, etc., remarking in his which are of the most wearisome and intolerable des. dream, how unlike anything English they were. In his cription. Having really nothing to do, he is ordered dream he appeared to be carefully nursed by a young long purposeless drills, marches and counter marches, girl whose fair and delicate features were imprinted over the same dull piece of ground, after which he upon his memory. After some years, Davy travelled in again returns to his loitering, and dozing, and drinking Italy, and being taken ill there, actually found himself of rum, until he experiences all the self-disgust of utter in the very room of which he had dreamed, attended idleness. His existence eventually becomes unbearable, upon by the very same young woman whose features and he commits some offence, solely in the hope of gethad made such a deep impression upon his mind. The ling transported—anything for a change, and to save reader need not be reminded of the authenticity of a himself from going mad. Several offences have recently statement resting upon such authority, eminent alike been committed in the army in India with no other ob

truth that would not deceive, and intelligence that ject. With a view to stop this de for transportacould not be deceived.

tion-to cure this natural yearning afier some relief

the Commander-in-Chief has taken to shooting the men.
(To be continued.)

He hopes by these means to reconcile all the rest to
their situation, reclaim them to a sense of the pleasures
of duty, and revive in their hearts the love of a military
life in India.

Here is the whole pith and poison of the matter,
A SOLDIER'S SKULL; OR, THE MURDERS OF

very fairly and fully stated, from the Times newspaper : DISCIPLINE.

-"Now the point to which we would particularly di

rect attention is the moving cause of all this fearful disorBy R. H. HORNE.

ganisation. It will at once have occurred to any one fami

liar with such matters, that the ordinary materials of misSINCE no one can imagine that the epithet of a chief could not solely have been at work here. An in" thick-skull” refers so much to the density of the ex- judicious commanding officer, tyrannical sergeants, the ternal bone, as the density of the brain within, it would leaven of a few bad spirits, an unpopular station, or ocappear that military commanders entertain a fixed opi- casionally, even too severe a service, will doubtless disnion that anything in the world may be done with the organise any particular corps and produce such disas. skulls of their men, and the said men never find out ters as these. But here it is morally impossible that that they are treated either as beasts of the field, or fools such conditions should have concurred, in different regiof the barracks. Their backs may be flogged till bereft ments, and in different quarters, to develope, at the saine of skin, and the blade-bones become visible; they may time, the same examples of mutiny. Some one predobe cast into dark dungeons for any period, there to linger minant influence must have been operating throughout upon bread and water, and constant midnight; and they all the cantonments quite irrespective of the peculiar may be hanged up to any tree, or their skulls may be constitution of the corps ; and it happens that we are blown to pieces-not in the regular way of business and left in no doubt as to what this influence is. It is simply by the infuriate foe,—but as a special example of " dis- the intolerable burden of the every-day life of a soldier in cipline" by their own friends, and in cool blood. A India. The punishment of imprisonment was avowedly striking instance of this has recently occurred in India. inefficient, only because it was found less irksome than

If the “sacredness” of human life be at the mercy of ordinary duty. Transportation was equally useless as a the slightest movement of a minister's pen, a field-mar- threat, because the men preferred any imaginable prosshal’s baton, or a naval commander's momentary im- pect to the reality before them. The sufferer in the case pulse, and that, directly or indirectly, the noble gift of related above, made no secret of his motives. The ofGod, can be instantly snatched away by a man in “autho-ficer whom he had insulted was not an abusive or an agrity,” and cast back before the footstool of its Creator; gravating sergeant, but one whose disposition was pecuand if we, living in a state of what is called highly ci- liarly inoffensive. In fact, he avowed on the courtvilized society, must hear ourselves assured that these le- martial that he had committed the crime solely because galized murders are necessary as great examples (which he was weary of his life, and would sain be transported; we deny) we must still feel strongly that it is permitted so that he had no more criminal intention of breaking to the denizens of every free country, and imperatively the articles of war, than a poor creature has of outragdemanded at the hands of the public writer, to enter ing the laws of his country, who smashes a pane of glass his solemn protest ag iinst all useless cruelties, and in order to get a night's lodging in the station-house. to denounce all revolting exhibitions of horror, and Surely such conditions as these cannot be the inevitable hold them up to public execration. They are most unconditions of military life in India, otherwise it is but doubtedly "examples" (of something) but as to their too clear that even the most terrible penalty will fail to effect, they are utierly demoralizing and breed a spirit preserve discipline, and that of the two liorrible alter

natives which we humanely submit to the soldier, the self-loathing-and of the objectless and intolerable discharge of his bounden duty will appear the worst. drudgery of drills up and down-marches and counterIt is necessary, perhaps, that we should inform our rea- marches without end-halt, right wheel, and halt, left ders that the conditions alluded to do not involve any wheel, equally to go nowhere-right about face, only to tremendous service, any intolerable privations, any unpa- see what he has seen already to sickening samenessralleled exposure, or any vindictive severity at the hands forward, as before-evermore as you were.” To es. of the officers. On the contrary, the duty in these cape from this he has risked the chance of death—and parts is mainly confined to the drilling grounds ; rum found it. He did not care about his life, but he had and rations are almost unlimited; of exposure there is in fact, intended only to get himself transported to some literally nothing; and the spirit of the officers has other place, he cared not where, to do some other sort been shown by a refusal, in more than one case, to pass of thing, he cared not what. The Commander-in-Chiel, sentence of death, even at the direct instance of the however, thought that an “example” was necessary, Commander-in-chief, conveyed in no palatable terms. and that this poor fellow would make a particularly The truth is, that it is just this absence of every possible good one--and so“ his skull was blown to atoms." rational occupation which has engendered the evil.But there is one thing in all this, far more important

Observe this well, all ye who love peace, and desire than the display of how contemptuous an estimate is to see the social and intellectual progress of humanity, formed by a military commander of the heads or hearts the British soldier has at last discovered that his head of the men whose lives have been placed at his disposal. was given him for other purposes than to be a mark for It is the very marked circumstance of the fire of an enbullets—that he has a mind as well as a bayonet—and tire rank of men missing the object, succeeded by a colthat he is capable of desiring rational occupation to a lective fire from the rear rank with precisely the same degree that drives him half mad !

result. Let commanders endeavour to see something in Let us now turn to contemplate the “exemplary” fate this, besides a bad aim, or a feeling of " insubordinaof the last victim, who is stated to have raised his hand tion”-let them see the spirit of outraged nature in it, against a sergeant of no tyrannical or bad nature, and and have a care how they carry their contempt of their with no provocation, but having literally no other ob- fellow-creatures to so insufferable a pitch. There will ject than to get transported from a maddening life of come of it much more than mere mutiny. idleness and monotony--this man's last scene is thus recorded.

“The awful apparatus of a military execution was duly arranged-the open square, the muffled drums, the dead march, and the silent muster. The prisoner was

SCENES AND CHARACTERS FROM THE FRENCH left kneeling on his coffin before the firing party, and

REVOLUTION. the fatal signal was given,—when a slight shiver was the only perceptible result of the volley which should have

Translated for Howitt's Journal," sent him to his last account. The reserved fire of the rear rank was delivered with no greater effect, and the

FROM LAMARTINE'S “ HISTOIRE DES GIRONDINS." horror of the scene was consummated by the act of the Provost Marshal, who in discharge of his hideous duty

( Continued from p. 121.) stepped up with a pistol and literally blero the criminal's skull to atoms."

FLIGHT TO VAREXXES. Here is discipline in its most exemplary form! Could any reasonable Commander-in-Chief wish for more ? MEANTIME the Royal Family had taken a few moments Nor was this all. It was attended with the narrow es repose without undressing in M. Sausse's rooms, spite cape of a second victim.

of the threatening murmurs of voices and hurrying of " In his agitation he directed the pistol sideways in- feet which each moment increased under their windows. stead of against the butt, and the ball, after doing its Such was the state of things at seven o'clock in the deadly work, actually passed through the cap of a man morning. The Queen did not sleep. All the passions in the ranks, who thus escaped by an inch the fate of of the wife, the mother, the Queen, anger, terror, and his guilty comrade.”

despair, so besieged her soul, that her hair, fair the This would have been one of those arguments that night before, was white on the morrow. prove too much.” But does not this monstrous scene

Yet still the captives were far from despairing. Every already prove too much? We think so. What says our instant they expected to see M. de Bouillé arrive; the contemporary just quoted.

slightest movement in the crowd, the least sound of “ It is not,

continues the writer, “ with any desire arms in the street, they imagine the announcement of his of questioning the necessity of these examples, that we arrival. The courier despatched to Paris had only left have introduced so fearful à subject.'

Varennes at three in the morning. It would take him Not!-surely the duty of a public journalist lies the twenty hours to reach Paris, as many to return. The other way? It is expressly to question this diabolical time consumed in convoking the Assembly, and in its deact, misnamed a necessity, that we now address our liberations, could not be less than three or four more readers. These hideous examples—of what are they hours. Thus, at least, M. de Bouillé was eight and forty examples? Of ignorance, chiefly; of wilful blindness, hours in advance of the orders from Paris. Besides, in in part, and of old despotic habits in the army, too what state would Paris be ? rooted in evil and arrogance to be moved by the reform

The King had been able to communicate freely with ing, refining, and enlarging intelligence of the present several officers of the detachments. M. de Guoguelas, times. We have, at last, found out that the British M. de Damas, and M. de Choiseul, had penetrated to him. soldier is not a mere machine; and that he actually has The Corporation of Varennes shewed much respect and his own human nature at bottom--and enough of mind pity for the King, even in the execution of what they (though canteens are encouraged, and reading-rooms considered their duty. M. Derlons, who commanded are discountenanced) to be capable of loathing utter, a squadron of hussars, informed by the commander of idleness, and of being driven nearly insane by the shear the Varennes detachment who had escaped at two o'clock futility of monotonous days-hopeless days, listless and in the morning, of the arrest of the King, without stupified, full of oaths and rum, and dull vice, and awaiting the orders of his general, had caused his lus.

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sars to mount, and had galloped to Varennes to carry off the river; but although there is one they do not disthe King by force. He found the gates barricaded and cover it. He learns that the garrisons of Verdun and defended by numbers of National Guards. His hussars Metz are advancing with cannon; the country swarms were refused admittance. But M. Derlons leaving his with National Guards; his cavalry show hesitation ; squadron without, dismounted, desiring to be introduced the horses are wearied with their journey of nine leagues. to the King, which was agreed to. His object was at All energy is lost with hope. M. de Bouillé silently first to inform Louis that M. de Bouillé was preparing to conducts them back to the gates of Stenay. Then, fol. march at the head of the Royal Germans. But he had lowed by one or two of his officers, he crosses the fronalso another object, to assure himself with his own eyes tiers amid shots, rather desiring death than avoiding whether it were impossible for his squadron to overcome punishment. all obstacles and carry off the King. J. Derlons returned in despair from his interview, but remained be Rapidly the royal carriages returned towards Châlons. fore the gates awaiting the superior force of M. de All the population lined the ronds to see this captive Bouillé.

King brought back in triumph by the people, who beThe aide-de-camp of M. de La Fayette, M. Romeuf, | lieved itself betrayed. It is with difficulty the bayonets despatched by that general, and bearing the order of the and pikes of the National Guards open a way through Assembly, reached Varennes at half-past seven. The this crowd, which ever increases. Cries and gestures of Queen, who knew him, reproached him in the most pa- fury, laughter, and outrage, never weary. The clamour thetic manner for the odious mission with which his of the people ceases and re-commences with each turngeneral had charged him. M. Romeuf sought in vain ing of the wheels. It was a calvary of sixty leagues, of to calm her irritation by all the marks of respect and which each step was a martyrdom. One man alone, M. devotion compatible with the rigour of his orders. The de Dampierre, an old Royalist, wishing to approach and Queen, passing from invectives to tears, gave free course express a respectful compassion to his master was masto her despair. M. Romeuf having placed the written sacred beneath the carriage wheels. The Royal Family order of the Assembly on the bed where the Dauphin had to pass over his bleeding body. The King and lay, the Queen seized the paper, threw it on the ground, Queen having made the sacrifice of their lives, sumand treading it under foot, exclaimed that such a paper moned for death all their dignity and all their courage. defiled the bed of her son.

Passive courage was the virtue of Louis IVI. There Preparations for departure were hastened, in fear was sufficient hatred of the people in the blood and that M. de Bouillé might force the gates or cut off their pride of the Queen to cause her inwardly to scorn the return. The King, as much as possible, retarded their insults with which they prosaned her. Madame Elizadeparture. Every minute gained gave him a chance of beth besought in a low voice succour from on high. The deliverance: he disputed them one by one with his cap- two children were astonished at all this hatred. The tors. At the moment of departure, one of the Queen's august family would never have reached Paris alive, had women feigned a serious and sudden indisposition. The not the Commissioners from the Assembly arrived in Queen refused to depart without her. She only yielded time to intimidate and govern this sedition. to threats of violence and the cries of the impatient peo

The commissioners met the carriages between Dorple. She would not allow any one to touch her son. She mans and Epernay. Barnave and Pěthion hastened to took him in her arms, got into the carriage, and the enter the King's Birline to partake his danger and royal cortège, escorted by three or four thousand Na- shield him by their persons. They succeeded in pretional Guards, slowly pursued its way towards Paris. serving him from death but not from outrage, The

What had the Marquis de Bouillé been about during popular fury withdrawn from the carriages, shewed this long time of suspense and anxiety? He had passed itself farther off along the road. All persons suspected the night before the gates of Dun, two leagues from Va- of attachment to the King, were baseny outraged. An rennes, awaiting the couriers who were to announce to ecclesiastic having approached and exhibiting signs of him the approach of the carriages. At four in the morn- respect and grief on his countenance, was seized by the ing fearing discovery, and finding no courier arrive, he mob, thrown down by the horses, and would have been returned to Stenay, so as to be enabled to give orders to immolated under the queen's eyes, had not Barnave, by his troops, should any accident have occurred to the a sublime impulse, thrown himself out of the carriage King. He was at the gates of Stenay at half-past four, window exclaiming, when the two officers whom he had placed there the “ Frenchmen, will you become a nation of assasevening before, and the commander who had been aban- sins !” doned by his troops, informed him of the King's arrest

Madame Elizabeth, struck with admiration of Barat eleven the previous night. Confounded by this intel- nave's courage, and fearing he would precipitate himligence, he gave instant orders for the regiment of Royal self into the crowd, and be himself massacred, held him Germans to mount and follow him. The colonel of ihe fast by the laps of the coat. From this moment the regiment had received orders the evening before to have pious Princess, the Queen, and the King himself conthe horses ready saddled : this order had not been at-ceived a secret esteem for Barnave. They were astended to, and thus three quarters of an hour were lost tonished to find a respectful protector in the man they in preparations. It is nine leagues from Stenay to Va- had considered an insolent enemy. rennes by a mountainous and difficult road. M. de Barnave's countenance was full of strength, but kind Bouillé used all possible speed. At a quarter past nine and frank, his manners polished, his language decent, he reached Varennes. His regiment followed close be- his bearing saddened in the presence of so much beauty hiud. Whilst reconnoitring the town, M. de Bouillé and fallen greatness. No doubt restrained by his colperceived a troop of hussars, also apparently reconnvi- league Péthion, he did not express openly how during tring. It is the squadron of Dun commanded by M. this journey, he had been vanquished by the seductions Derlons. M. Derlons informs his general that the King of pity, admiration, and respect, but this was shewn by has departed already an hour and a half, that the town his acts, and a treaty was concluded by looks. The is in a regular state of defence, and that M.M. de Choi- royal family felt that they had conquered Barnave. From seul, de Damas, and de Guoguelas, are prisoners. M. this day forth, his whole conduct justified this confide Bouillé resolves to follow the King and rescue him dence. Audacious against tyranny, he was yet powerfrom the National Guard. He sends out scouts to dis- less against weakness, grace, and misfortune. It was cover the fords by which the Royal Germans may cross this which cost him his life, but which ennobled his

memory. Péthion, on the contrary, remained cold as a The prolonged clamours of the crowd at the King's sectarian, rude as a Parrenu; he affected a rough fami- entrance of the Tuileries announced to the Assembly liarity with the royal family; he ate before the Queen, their triumph. Business was interrupted for half an and Aung the rinds of fruit through the carriage window, hour. A deputy rushes into the hall and reports that nearly soiling the King's face with them ; when Ma: the three Gardes-du-corps are in the hands of the people, dame Elizabeth poured out wine for him he took up the who are about to tear them to pieces. Twenty commisglass without thanking her. Louis XVI having asked sioners instantly depart to save them. They return a him whether he was for the system of the two Cham- few minutes afterwards. The sedition has calmed itself bers or for the Republic,

before them. They have seen, they say, Péthion cover“I should be for the Republic,” replied Péthion, ing the window of the King's carriage with his body. "did I believe my country ripe for that form of govern- Barnave enters and mounts the rostrum, ment."

“We have fulfilled our mission,” he says, “to the The King offended, did not reply a single word till honour of France and the Assembly. We have prethey reached Paris.

served public tranquility and the King's safety. The The Commissioners had written to the Assembly King has told us that he never did intend to pass the from Dormans to inform them of the King's route and frontiers of the kingdom. We travelled rapidly to to prepare them for the day and moment of their arri- Meaux to avoid the pursuit of M. de Bouille's troops. val. The approach to Paris offered the greatest danger The National Guard and the troops have done their from the number and fury of the people, the cortege duty. The King is at the Tuileries!” had to traverse. The assembly redoubled their energy Such was this flight, which, had it succeeded, would and prudence to assure the safety of the King's person. have changed the whole character of the revolution. Thousands of placards were posted about, setting forth, The King so resigned and impassive, sunk for a time “That he who applauded the King should be bas- under so much grief and humiliation. For ten days be tinadoed; he who insulted him should be hanged." did not even exchange a word with his own family.

It was seven in the evening on the 25th of June when His last struggle with misfortune seemed to have exthe captive King entered Paris. The people were hausted his strength. He seemed vanquished and gloomy, not furious. Thousands of eyes glared death longed, as it were, to die in advance. The Queen throwinto the carriages ; not a voice expressed it. This sang- ing lierself with her children at his feet, at length broke froid of hate did not escape the King.

the silence. The Queen had the heart of a hero; Louis The day was intensely hot. A burning sun, whose the soul of a sage; but genius which unites wisdom rays were reflected from the pavement and bayonets, de- with courage was wanting in both; one knew how to voured the Berline in which ten people were crowded combat, the other how to submit, neither how to reign. together. The clouds of dust raised by the feet of two or three hundred thousand spectators, were the only

(To be continued.) veil which from time to time concealed the humiliation of the King and Queen. The sweat of the horses, and the feverish breath of this thronging and excited multitude corrupted the atmosphere. The travellers

THE POOR MAIDEN AND THE ANGELS. wanted air. The brows of the two children were bathed in perspiration. The Queen trembling for them, preci

Br MRS. E. S. CRAVEN GREEX. pitately lowered one of the carriage windows, and addressing the crowd in the hope of touching their feel

She sleeps ! for she is weary ings,

With toil and watching long, “Gentlemen !" cried she, “ see the state in which my

And her spinning-wheel no longer poor children are, we shall be suffocated!”

Hums its busy even-song. “We will suffocate thee in another way!" replied

Almost a child she seemeth they in low voices.

Just reaching girlhood fair; No military honours were rendered to the supreme

And her young face palely gleameth head of the army. The National guards leant on their

'Midst her soft unbraided hair. arms, but did not salute; they looked on as the cortege passed with indifference and contempt.

Ah! poor and lowly maiden, The carriages entered the garden of the Tuileries

Not long thy rest must be-by the draw-bridge. La Fayeite on horse-back at the

Life hangs upon thy spindle! head of his staff, had gone to meet the coriége and now

All ask their bread from thee. preceded it. During his absence, an immense crowd had inundated the garden, and the terraces, and ob

The little weeping childrenstructed the entrance to the château. The escort, with

The dying mother pale difficulty, passed through these tumultuous waves. Every

Thine eyes must know no slumber, one was to keep on his hat. M. de Guillermy, a mem

Thy fingers must not fail' ber of the Assembly, alone remained uncovered, spite of the menaces and insults which this mark of respect drew

Yet still, yet still, she sleepeth; upon him. Seeing that they were about to employ force

For serenely at her side, to constrain him to imitate the universal insult, he flung

Its watch an angel keepeth, his hat into the crowd so far that it could not be brought

With white wings floating wide. back to him. It was at this moment that the Queen,

Her innocence it foldeth perceiving La Fayette, and fearing for the lives of the iaithful Gardes-du-corps seated on the box of the car

With calm from heaven around; riage, and threatened by the populace, exclaimed,

And a solemn stillness holdeth Monsieur de la Fayette, save the Gardes-du-corps!"

That spot of holy ground ! The royal family descended from the carriage at the bottom of the terrace. La Fayette received them from

Sleep, poor and pious maiden,

Till wakes the suminer sunthe hands of Barnave and Péchion. The children were borne in the arms of National-guards.

Thy spindle is unladen

Thy work by angels done!

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