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It is requisite that he should vindicate right principles tuency in England, and that meetings condemnatory of in the face of Europe, to stand in the way of govern- any plan of increasing our war expenses had been held ments usurping the rights and liberties of the wealth-in every town in that constituency. He said he menproducing masses, to raise his voice sufficiently high to tioned the fact, so that it might go side by side with command the attention and consideration of continental Lord John Russell's speech, to satisfy the world that a peoples, to look over the heads of kings and conquerors, majority of the English people were not apprehensive of and proclaim to listening humanity that the time is fast a foreign invasion, and that they were desirous of livcoming for the death and burial of war and all its ing in peace with all mankind. ghastly associations. And in my opinion Richard Cob I am not so enthusiastic as to imagine that we are den is such a man.
about to have a millennium in the course of a year or an I would not for a moment say that it is in his power age. I cannot expect that war establishments, which to do all the desired work. He could no more do that are so deeply rooted in the historic associations of the than he could have repealed the corn laws by himself. world, are to be uprooted in a short time. I have not Every man must do his best if the injustice of cabinets forgotten that the progress of humanity is slow. But and power of aristocracy are to be checked. Every le- there is a tide in the affairs of nations, as well as of gitimate agency should be used. The Peace Society men, and if taken at the ebb may-aye, and certainly and the League of Universal Brotherhood, headed by that will-flow on to fortune. Pent up, waters sometimes good and great man Elihu Burritt, have a tremendous break through their boundaries and carry away before work to perform. Such men as Dr. Bowring and several them the accumulated rubbish of ages. The present is others of a similar stamp of mind and tendency of dis- a felicitous period to make a broad and deep impression. position, who preside over the opinion of the nation by The genius of improvement is manifesting itself in Spain, the sovereign power of the pen or the tongue, are of in- in Italy, in France, and Germany. The great stream of calculable importance. Every man, however exalted or social and political events, throughout the wide contihumble his sphere, whose words and actions are fragrant nent of humanity, flows onward in the most favourable with the pacific spirit, and whose aspirations are di- direction. The notes of liberty are heard ringing from rected towards a nobler state and condition of humanity Palermo to Paris, from Lisbon to the shores of the is called on to exert hiniself to the utmost in the holy Baltic. Similar feelings are agitating the inhabitants of enterprise. While the Duke of Wellington lives to write Manchester and Milan, of Rouen and Vienna. I have silly letters, and Lord John Russell unfolds belligerent reason to believe that Richard Cobden is fully alive to budgets, and Lord Palmerston is actuated by a meddling the startling character of the times. I hope he is fully spirit, some decided effort is called for. While Louis sensible of his influence and responsibilities. I hope his Philippe* insidiously trys to undermine the liberties of modesty will not overcome his energetic and enterprishis countrymen by an organized physical force raised ing nature. I hope he will take advantage of the posiunder a pretext of protecting himself from the hand of tion he occupies and the opportunities presented to him. the assassin, and the institutions of his country from fo- Let him act up to his abilities and the exigencies of the reign usurpation; while Prince Metternich aims at resist
age. Let him instruct the ignorant and rebuke the uning the progress of freedom in Swiss Cantons and Italian faithful. Let him perseveringly resist any further enprovinces by similar means, and whenthis is being done in croachments on the public purse for war purposes, and decided antagonism to the general wish and aspirations of call on the public to support him. Let him call for rethe teeming millions of France, Switzerland, and Italy, I trenchment till the expenditure be squared with the insay the time is come for some gigantic movement in fa
If need be let him do what the illustrious Pym vour of peace and liberty. As England has taken the did ages since, by moving amendments on votes of suplead in establishing free trade principles, and other na, plies till the grievances of the people are redressed. If tions are imitating her example; as a deep and broad | there be any necessity for such a line of conduct, and if foundation has been laid by the efforts of centuries on he pursue it, he may rely on general support out of which may be erected a grander superstructure of en- doors. Such a course of proceedings well sustained lightenment and independence throughout the world would bring any Government to a stand still. Let him than has yet existed ; certainly, under such circumstances, attend large public meetings in his own country, and England may give another brilliant example in teaching gather up, as it were, in his own hands, the prevailing the nations how to live without the interposition of the sentiment of the nation in reference to war, and then bloody hand of war. She can do it. The requisite pass over to France and other parts of continental Euagencies are within her own reach and beneath lier rope, and echo the fraternal greetings of his own counown controul. She is preparing herself to rise up trymen to all who are disposed for peace and brotherand assert in the face of earth and heaven, that hood there. But it is not for me to particularize what
the time of her deliverance draweth nigh. What he can do or what he should do. Considering all the 1 better time for some heroic man, commanding po- bearings of the case, I think I am justified in stating, pularity and confidence,
con- that it is peculiarly in his power to become the modern secrate himself to the annihilation of the war spirit, missionary of peace and good will among men. Such a or at all events the war systems of Europe. Nothing mission would be worthy of the great apostle of free short of a man of extensive reputation, of incorruptible trade, of England, of the nineteenth century, and of integrity, of a magnanimous will, would be equal to the humanity, and the glorious destiny which the future has work. When Cobden speaks Europe listens to him. All in store for it. civilized nations are his audience. The speeches which he has recently delivered in Lancashire were translated in almost all the leading journals of the old world. Very likely they were also reprinted throughout America.
REMARKABLE DREAMS. They cannot be read by any people without producing a salutary effect. They are laden with the spirit of that immortal sentence- " Peace on earth, good will among
AND PROVIDENCES. men.” It was a happy expression of his in the House of Commons a few nights since, when he stated, per
(Continued from page 174.) haps boasted, that he represented the principal consti
We are indebted to a valued correspondent for the * This paper was written previous to the late memorable French following singular dream. Revolution.
In the year 1795, the Rev. George Biddulph, at that
time chaplain to the Earl of , and my college deed,” he said, “then of a truth he is dead!” He then associate, was in London; we spent much time toge- related that the preceding night he also had a similar ther, and as he was a man of an earnest, serious turn dream, with this difference, that it was twice repeated, of mind, our conversation was very much on religious and that each time he was desired to write to subjects, he being anxious to dissever me from the free- in Invernesshire, where lived his mother and sister, and thinking principles of French and German philosophy to inform them of his death; the apparition in the to which I was at that time much addicted.
dream adding each time, that his death would be a One day being together at Woolwich, we took a stroll great affliction to them, and therefore he laid it earon Blackheath, when we accidentally came upon a young nestly upon him to offer them all the consolation in his man, who, having been overturned in a gig, had slightly power.' injured his arm. The little service which we were en After the first dream, Biddulph, like myself, in awakabled to render him, led to our spending the remainder ing, had persuaded himself, that it was merely a dream, of the day together, and as it was then hardly past and after some time had again slept, when it was renoon, this consisted of several hours, which were suf- peated precisely as before, and then on waking, he had ficient to enable young men socially inclined, to become risen and written down not only the address, but a lettolerably familiar before parting.
ter to the clergyman of the parish, inquiring from him Our new acquaintance informed us, that he was a family such as had been intimated to him, lived at Lieutenant Macintosh, in the service of the East India the place mentioned, but without giving him the reasons Company, and that the following day he was to embark for this inquiry. for his destination. He was a young man of remark When day came however, the whole thing seemed to ably prepossessing appearance and lively manners. In the him so extraordinary, that he determined to come and course of conversation some words dropped from my consult with me who had known the young man equally self, with reference to an unfinished argument with my as well as himself, before he took any decided step. clerica! friend, on our often contested religious subjects. The whole thing appeared so strange, and so contrary This led to the discovery that the young soldier was even to all human experience, that I could only advise him more sceptically disposed than myself
, and now with to send the letter which he had written to the clergysuch an ally, the argument was resumed and continued man, and be guided by his answer. We resolved not till we were about to part, when the Lieutenant, assert- to mention the subject to any one, but we noted down ing his positive belief in no other life than the present, the date and hour of these remarkable dreams. A few declared that, if after death, his soul really existed posts afterwards settled the whole thing. Mrs. Macinand he died before his new clerical acquaintance,--he tosh and her daughter were living, as had been told in would pay him a visit and confess his error, and adding, the dream at
and the clergyman added, “ that that he wonld not fail to enlighten me also.
he hoped his correspondent had news to communiWe parted, and we saw the lieutenant no more, at cate respecting Captain Macintosh, about whom they least in this life. One remark I must make in this place, were anxious. Thus two points were proved; our lieuwhich is of importance, namely, that although the lieu- tenant had become a captain, and his mother and sister tenant had told us his name, he had not mentioned his were living at the address communicated in this dream, family, nor his native place, nor had we inquired about as a natural inference, therefore, the third fact was them, and after that time neither of us thought more of true also. him I believe, than is commonly thought of any passing, As the best means of communicating the sad intelliagreeable acquaintance who has enabled us to spend an gence he had so singularly received, Biddulph deterhour or two pleasantly.
mined to make a journey at once into Invernesshire ; One night however, about three years afterwards, he did so, and singularly enough, that visit ended in his I dreamed that I was sitting in my library as usual, marrying Miss Macintosh. when the door opened and a young man entered, whom In the course of a few months official tidings came of I immediately recognised to be Lieutenant Macintosh, the death of Captain Macintosh, who had died by a coup though he was then wearing a captain's uniform. He de soleil while hunting up the country with a party of looked much sunburnt as one might naturally expect a brother officers, and the time of his death exactly cor. man to be after about three year's exposure to a trophical responded with that of our dreams.
His countenance however was grave, and there was a peculiar expression in it, that even in my dream, The following dream which in one respect corresexcited an unusual degree of attention. I motioned to ponds with the foregoing, was written down by a general him to be seated, and without addressing him, waited Officer at the request of Lady B to whom he for him to speak; he did so immediately, and his words related it, and is communicated to us by the daughter were these,
of the gentleman in question. “I promised when we were at Woolwich, together, The relation of a circumstance that occurred to me to visit you if I died. I am dead, and have now kept my when I was a subaltern, and quartered at Plymouth word. You can tell all your friends who are sceptics, Dock, in the year 1786. that the soul does not perish with the body.”
My captain (Downing) having obtained leave of abWhen these words were ended, I awoke, and so dis- sence, the command of the company devolved on me, tinctly were they as it seemed impressed upon my senses and he informed me on leaving that he had promised a that for the moment I could not believe but that they furlough to a man named Russell, and directed me to had been spoken to me by the actual tongue of man. give it to him when he required it. I sent for Russell, I convinced myself that the chamber was empty, and and informed him that whenever he wished, I would then remembering that immediately before going to bed sign him a furlough by desire of the captain. Some I had been reading the mystical writings of Emanuel time elapsed but he did not ask for it. I had one night Swedenborg, I persuaded myself that this was but the a party of brother officers in my room, and it came on effect of my excited imagination, and again slept. so dreadful a night of thunder, lightning, and rain,
The next morning I regarded it merely as an ordinary that they could not get away until near daylight; I dream. I was not a little surprised, therefore, when then told my servant when going to bed, not on any acearly in the day, I received a visit from my friend Bid count to disturb me till I had got a good sleep. dulph, who instantly accosted me with the inquiry, whe It was scarcely daylight when my servant came in, ther I had heard any news of that Lieutenant Macin- and told me that Russell had called to get his furlough tosh, whose acquaintance we had accidentally made signed. I was very angry at being disturbed, but he three years before. I related my
dream. Strange in said that Russell was so impatient, that he abused him
and threatened to go without it if it was not signed. I To the above may be added a few words from the letdesired him to go out and not disturb me again. In ter of the lady to whom we are indebted for the above. about two hours he returned and informed me that Sergeant B and his wife had no family, and no Sergeant B —, and his wife were murdered one in Plymouth knew anything either of his native over at the Obelisk at Mount Edgecombe, (the Ser- place or his relations. He was stationed at a distance geant was stationed there in charge of a battery). This from the rest of the regiment, and was wealthy for a information made me start up, and on going into man in his station, which was the cause of his murder. the next room, I saw Russell's furlough laying on The important event in the dream was the disclosure of the table, I asked my servant where he was, and the name and residence of his sister, his nearest relative, he told me that he had gone off; I then enquired who was a single and unprotected woman. My father who had brought the intelligence of the murder, had never heard the name of the village where she and he said it was the doctor who had been attending lived, and lest he might forget it he wrote it with his Mrs. B who had been very ill. It struck me as pencil in the dark, and the next morning sent off his very strange that Russell should be so impatient to go letter on what might appear a visionary errand. The off that morning, when he might have gone on any murderer had been discovered without a dream; it other day, and at his leisure, so I ordered the whole of seems, therefore, only an additional proof that nothing the company to go in search of him all over the town, which concerns his creatures is beneath the notice of a and to bring him to the guard-room; he was found in merciful Providence. The sergeant was a person of an obscure part of the town and brought, as directed, piety, so I believe was his sister, and although the sum to the guard-room. I went to interrogate him as to his of thirty pounds may appear small
, yet to one in her conduct, and asked him where he was the night before, station it was great; at all events God did not permit the he replied that he was in the barracks, and had an- unfortunate sergeant's dearest and nearest relative to be swered his name at roll call. The orderly confirmed deprived of her just rights. She came all the way out of this, but added, " that he was bloody when he came Ireland to Plymouth, which was in those days a serious to barracks." I enquired how that happened, when he undertaking, and proved her right to the possessions of said, “ some sailors had invited him to drink, and then her late brother. wanted him to pay, which, on his refusing to do, they had a fight.” I enquired where were his necessaries, The following singular narrative has been kindly combut this he would not discover, so I sent to the place municated to us by a lady from Newcastle-on-Tyne. where he had been concealed and there his clothes were A dreadful storm raged for several days on the coast found; on examining them several articles were marked of Holland. One night during its continuance the wife with the names of B and his wife. I then had of a fisherman, who lived in a hut on the shore, woke no doubt left, as to his being the perpetrator of the her husband, saying that she had had a frightful dream, murder and had him committed.
in which she had seen a wreck not far from the shore, While the inquest was sitting, he sent for me to speak and that even then she fancied she could hear the cries to him in private ; this I would not do, but took my of distress. The husband listened, but could perceive pay-sergeant with me as a witness to whatever he had nothing but the raging of the storm and the thundering to communicate. He acknowledged that he was the of the heaving billows which beat upon the shore. He murderer; he told me he went to the house and found therefore urged his wife to sleep again, treating it as the Mrs. B in bed; she asked him what he wanted, and excitement merely of a frightful dream. desired him to go away, for that Sergeant B would The wife, who had in vain urged her husband to take be very angry at finding him there. He then took up his boat to ascertain, at all events, whether a wreck an axe and struck her with it, and murdered her; he really were in the situation she had dreamed of, after then commenced ransacking the house, and while thus some time composed herself to sleep, and again dreamed employed he heard the sergeant coming home. He precisely as before. Again she awoke her husband and placed himself behind the door, and on his entering he told him her dream, describing to him exactly the spot struck him with the axe and murdered him also. He where the wreck appeared to lie, and the miserably pe: then collected every article he could get, and carried rishing state of the few survivors, whose cries seemed them to Plymouth Dock, where he pawned whatever he still to ring in her ears. could get money for. He was disappointed of getting The husband, who had no inclination to brave all the thirty guineas, which it was understood B- carried horrors of this stormy night in his boat merely on the about with him in a leathern belt, and to obtain which strength of his wife's dream, positively refused and was the principal inducement to his committing the treated it all as a mere fancy caused by the tumult of murder. He was sent to Exeter Jail to await the ap- the storm. The wife, on the contrary, on whose mind proaching assizes.
the dream had made the impression of absolute truth, Shortly after this occurrence (which took place in and who was a woman of great resolution and courage, June or July, 1786,) I dreamed that Sergeant B and quite competent to the management of a boat, appeared to me just as I had seen him lying on the floor as many of these fishermens' wives are, determined to of his house (and a horrid figure he was), that he held go out by herself to rescue the unfortunate wretches out his hand to me, that I gave him mine, and that he who, she was convinced, stood in such need of help. pulled me up close to him by an irresistible force; and The man, however, either shamed by her courage or unthat I requested him not to bloody me, to which he re- willing that she should peril herself alone in such a haplied that he would not, but that he had a request to zardous attempt and finding every effort to alter her purmake of me, which was, that I would have justice done pose vain, consented to accompany her. The boat thereto his family for his murder; that he had a sister living fore was launched, she directing, according to her dream, in Hamilton Bawn, county Derry, whom he requested I the course in which they should steer. would inform of the circumstance. I fell asleep, and Before long they discovered that the dream really was again dreamed the same dream, which awoke me, and true: at the very point where she had stated, lay the having the impression on my mind that I had twice wreck with several human beings fastened upon it (as been warned in my dream, I got up and wrote down the far as I can recollect about ten) some dead and the direction with my pencil; and in the morning as soon others in the most dreadful state of hunger and destituas I got up, I wrote a letter and directed it accordingly, tion, and consequently reduced to such a degree of and in less than a fortnight Miss B was in my quar- weakness that their voices were scarcely audible above ters.
a whisper, so that the cries of distress which she seemed
What! shall the cohorts of the stranger
Lay down the law within our home? What! shall the mercenary legions
Our haughty warriors overcome ? Great God! shall hands by chains degraded
Have power to make us also slaves!
Shall we behold, by despot-knares Our fate controlled, our rights invaded !
Arm, arm! ye valiant men! etc.
to hear did not proceed from them. The few survivors were taken by the fisherman and his wife into their boat and conveyed to their hut, where such assistance was given them as their small means could afford, but which sufficed until better aid could be obtained.
The shipwrecked vessel was the British Queen ; the captain, whose name was Grainger, was unfortunately one of the dead.
One of the sailors who was saved, when he was able to continue his voyage, was brought to my father's house under very peculiar circumstances. At that time the press-gangs were the pests of our sea-port towns, and this poor fellow being in danger of being taken by one of them was secreted for some time in a garret in our house, indeed, until another ship could be found for him.
This fear of the press-gang made as great an impression on our youthful minds as the dream of the fisherman's wife, which had been so miraculously the means of saving the poor man; and our sympathy with his sufferings and our indignation against this legalised oppression, which made the press-gang the dread of our neighbourhood, were, as may be conceived, very great.
Ye tyrants tremble, false and cruel,
Ye curse and shame of all mankind! Your parricidal schemes, ye crafty
Their proper fate, at length, shall find ! And if, in deadly contest closing,
Our noble, youthful heroes fall,
The earth fresh thousands forth shall call, And rouse herself your power opposing !
Arm, arm ! ye valiant men! etc.
As warriors, Frenchmen, brave and noble,
Go forth! and wisely strike the blow, Yet spare the abject slave, misguided
Who is compelled to call you foe! But spare no despot blood-polluted !
Nor spare the tools of fraud and force,
Those tigers who have no remorse
FRENCH PATRIOTIC SONGS. [Great interest having been excited of late by every thing relating to the important movement in France, we have been requested to give translations of the two great Revolutionary Songs. The versions with which the public are at present acquainted being very imperfect, we present the following, not as imagining them to be the best possible, but as being, at all events, nearer to the originals than any we are acquainted with.
Of the Marseillaise Hymn we must, however, remark, that it belongs altogether to the First Revolution, and as such is connected in some degree with many dreadful scenes of outrage and bloodshed. It can only properly be sung in the present pacific Revolution, by giving a pacific and moral force construction to its very powerful words, and this has been probably felt, as it has been almost superseded by the “ Mourir pour la Patrie," a song very inferior in merit, but more appropriate to the spirit of the time.--Eds.]
Oh love of country, sacred passion !
Do thou the arm avenging guide! And Liberty, dear mountain maiden,
Go thou, and combat by our side! Oh make, oh make, our banner glorious!
And aid with thy heroic tone,
That as they die our foes may own Thy triumph, and our cause victorious ! Arm, arm ! ye valiant men!
Unsheathe the righteous sword ! March on, march on the tyrants' blood
Like waters shall be poured!
" MOURIR POUR LA PATRIE!”
FOR OUR COUNTRY TO DIE!
THE MARSEILLAISE HYMN. *
The day of freedom is at hand;
Against you comes the tyrant-band.
The murmur of the ruffian foe ?
He comes your homes to overthrow,
Unsheathe the righteous sword!
Like waters shall be poured.
These tools of kings' confederate-crime? For whom are meant these bonds ignoble,
These fetters forged in ancient time? On us, is made this fierce aggression!
Let righteous anger in us burn!
'Tis we that they would dare to spurn, And bow beneath their old oppression!
Arm, arm! ye valiant men! etc.
By the loud cannon's fierce commotion,
France calls her children to the strife; On! says the soldier's warm devotion!
Our mother 'tis that needs our life! For our country to die for our country to die ! Is a glorious fate for which brave men may sigh!
For us, my friends, who poor and lonely,
Who here unseen must yield our breath, For France, and for her freedom only,
We can at least devote our death! For our country to die! for our country to die Is a glorious fate, for which brave men may sigh!
* For the origin of this hymn see Vol. II. of this Journal, P. 118,
ment. There was also a proclamation of the Mayor, calling upon the people under his jurisdiction, to recognize the Republic,
and another impressing upon all good citizens the duty of a THE WEEKLY RECORD. speedy payment of their taxes. The Bank also had a notice
upon the walls, stating its ability to cash its notes. This ability was being tested. One side of the street in which the bank is
situated, was filled with a file of men and women, who re[This letter arrived too late to appear in the body of the quired their money. They were admitted six at a time, and
their demands were met. While watching the procession, a journal. We prefer giving it here to delaying it. Those
scene truly French occurred. An old French beggar with a which follow will occupy a more prominent position.---Eds.]
crafty comical look, appeared among them with an uncorked LETTERS FROM PARIS.
bottle, the neck of which hung downwards, slung over his
back. The inference was, that where there was nothing, no(For Horcitt's Journal.)
thing could be got, that where there was nothing within, noNO. I.
thing could come out. The crowd shook with laughter, but as
far as the bank was concerned, the exhibition did not apply. INTRODUCTORY LETTER.
Otherwise a few National Guards preserved the greatest possi. Dear Friends,
ble order. In other respects Havre presented its usual apIn common with all the People of Progress, you pearance, with the exception, that a change was observed in have rejoiced at the last and grandest French Revolution.
the tricolorNever since the day of Pentecost was there such a scene of enthusiastic fervour, of sacrificing devotion. The King of Trade
“Of three bright colours, each divine, has been conquered by the Man of Work. The most commer
And braided as an heavenly sign.”' cial of monarchies has fallen before the Republic of industry. It dared a suffering people until the veins of indignation burst
This alteration thus occurred. The original colour of the first in blood, and then it ignominiously fled, leaving behind it a
French Revolution was green, from the circumstance that Casanguine stain as a remembrance of its steps, and pitied by the mille Desmoulins decorated himself with the branches of the people whose magnanimous power it had provoked.
trees which grew in the Palais Royal, and that this example When the great event of February, the main facts of which
was followed by the crowd which was collected there, which have already electrified the world, occurred in France, I was
caused the first great outbreak. During the progress of events engaged in a missionary tour in the South West of England. however, the Orleans branch artfully managed to weave the While lecturing at Southampton to a large audience, I instanced blue and red colours of their livery, with the white flag of the the first French Revolution, with its grand episodes of Mira- Bourbon family. This was the first French tricolor-ar
Such also beau, Madame Roland, Charlotte Corday, Robespierre, and Bo- ranged from the flag staff--blue, white, and red. naparte, as the greatest example of poetry in secular history, was of course the tricolor of July, 1830, when the Orleans as a magnificent historic epic; and when, as an acknowledge - branch of the Bourbons, in the person of Louis Philippe, acment of the truth of that declaration, it was impulsively re- quired the monarchy. His perfidy however, so disgraced ceived by three distinct rounds of applauso ; 1 little thought their emblem, the drapeau rouge—the red flag. This was the
“ this Rainbow of the Free,” that the Republicans hoisted as that at that time, at that moment perhaps, cvents of a new Revolution were occurring in Paris, as poetic, nay, more po- flag under which the Revolution of February, 1848, has been etic, in their scope and tendency, than those eren of '89. When fought and gained. Many of the students, soldiers, and others I was in Poole, however, the radiant face of the great God of still wear that colour only in their cockades and scarfs. LamRevolutions beamed on all the world from Paris, and at a artine, however, as a poet, had choice associations in connecmeeting held in the town hall of Poole, by a little party of tion with the tricolor. IIe wished that the flag of France progressives, I announced the new sovereignty of the people, should remain three coloured. The tricolor had been disand made known my intention of proceeding to Paris. I then graced however, and it was necessary that it should be altered. returned to Southampton, and after lecturing while waiting for
It has been altered, and it now floats at Havre, and at Paris, the steamer, at Fordingbridge, I departed for France, bearing from the flag staff--blue, red, and white. The first flag, had with me an address of sympathy to the French Provisional white, the Bourbon, the monarchical colour, in the middle. Government, from the Society for the Abolition of Capital The second tricolor has red, the Republican colour as its Punishment at Southampton. This will, I trust, be but the
centre. The change is significant-important. I have not first of the addresses, which I shall have to present during my
dwelt too long upon it. The new arrangement has been a stay here. The International League and the Chartists have set special act of the Provisional Government. The flag also is the the good example of thus fraternizing with the French people. unique emblem of the French-the expression of their cha. The members of the Bond of Brotherhood, the Communist racter as a military people, and a political nation, Church, and the Co-operative Societies, should follow this ex
I am now in Paris. I am once again in the City of Revoluample. A meeting for this purpose should be held in every tions, in the midst of the students who form the mind, and in town in England. Whatever the governments have been, let the midst of the working-classes who compose the strength of us endeavour to show to the French nation, that the English the Republic. I can but honour this Paris, where, if any where, people are their brethren. Let us fraternize with them, let us bayonets are holy, and where, if any where, the God of Grace express that fraternization by addresses of sympathy, and that is the Lord of Hosts. In a following letter I will reverendly spirit of warfare which has so long existed between two great tread its streets, and give some note of the aspect of its ruins,
I will nations, will be elevated into a spirit of emulation, as to which and of the hand writing of the future upon its walls. shall best serve the cause of pacific progress. The movement
afterwards endeavour to shew that the great Revolution which of 1848, is not only French-it is the beginning of a European has here just taken place, is not only critical, but constructive, Revolution. Italy, Germany, Spain, already shake their cbains not only passional, but moral, not only social, but industrial, aspiring to be free.
In Paris, the Swiss, the Germans, the not only political, but religious. Americans, and the Negroes, have, by meetings and deputations,
In the mean while I remain, dear friends, paid their homage to the Revolution of France. Nor is Eng.
Your's faithfully, land behind hand in her sympathies, somewhat secret though
GOODWYN BARMBY, they may be. Seldom have I been so delightedly astonished,
WHICH NATION GOES A-HEAD NOW? as I was, when I discovered, during my south-western tour, the immense feeling arising amongst the English population. The English thirty years ago listened to the clamours of the This feeling I am convinced is not confined to the working men, Whigs for thorough Retrenchment and Reform. They believed but extends to the middle classes. Wealthy tradesmen, and them and gave them office. Where are the retrenchment and even farmers, have found out that our taxation is too high, and reform ? The impudent Whigs are at this moment, after thirty that they must and will have a cheaper form of government. years of peace, imposing new taxes. They have increased our
I landed from Southampton at Havre, and had there to war expenditure in the last thirteen years about seren millions await the greater part of the day, the departure of the train. per annum. They want to increase them more? They are layDuring my stay I walked about the town. The public edifices ing on a fresh Income Tax into the bargain, and they find plenty and the offices of the Municipal Government were profusely of tools ready to vote away our money. All places, pensions, placarded with the proclamations of the Provisional Govern- sinecures, and every species of corruption, is kept up, and hardly