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An appointment of this kind presumes as many
negative as positive qualities in the recipient, and We have already announced the death of Mar- General Bugeaud discharged his duties as effectiveshai Bugeaud. He died at Paris, June 10, after ly, and perhaps as judiciously, by reason of his dea short illness, of cholera. Madame Bugeaud, ficiencies, as by means of his accomplishments. He who had been informed of his illness by telegraph, was not likely to be seduced either by flattery or arrived the night before, by railroad from Mar- intrigue, for his coarseness repelled the one and his
rude sense the other. Destitute of any sense of seilles. He breathed his last sigh in the midst traditionary loyalty, and not overburdened with of a number of his friends, among whom were
sympathies either for weakness or misfortune, he General Cavaignac, Count Molé, and General gave promise of a serviceable tenacity and unweaBedeau.
ried vigilance. The duty of a gaoler is seldom a He was born at Limoges in 1784. He began gracious one, but it is no more than justice to add that, his military career as a private soldier, and, as though rough even to brutality in his deportment, many marshals his seniors in rank had done before and perhaps the least fitted of all living Frenchmen him, carried his knapsack and musket. He re
to be the medium of communication between a princeived his promotion as corporal on the field of played a certain kindness of heart, and did not com
cess and a king, he yet, after his own fashion, disAusterlitz. From that promotion he has risen by plete his service without showing his employers on successive gradations to the dignities of Govern- more than one occasion that they would be disapor of Algeria, Duke of Isly, Marshal of France, pointed in anticipating at his hands any act inconand Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor. The sistent with his own views of military honor. London Times gives the following biographical
An unfortunate incident in the general's life was
connected with this singular mission of superintendnotice of him :
ing the captivity of a princess. Shortly after he Our Paris correspondent announces the death of had returned from depositing his charge at Palermo, Marshal Bugeaud, after a brief illness. Without there occurred in the Chamber of Deputies one of paying the deceased soldier too high a compliment, those violent debates which almost bear comparison we may say that this event deserves notice as much with the exhibitions of the new Assembly. “ Before as any which has been reported during a month un- all other things,” cried General Bugeaud loudly, usually characterized by incidents and marvels.-" men must learn to obey.” “What !" retorted a Marshal Bugeaud was neither a great soldier nor a voice from the opposite benches, “even to making great man, and yet circumstances were tending to themselves gaolers ?” The speaker was M. Dulong, place him in a position which many great men and a near relative and political associate of the venerable soldiers have never succeeded in attaining. He has republican Dupont de l'Eure. The general demandnow been removed from the scene of his duties and ed an explanation, which was given and accepted ; his perils, and a retrospect of his earlier career in but the quarrel, either by accident or design, was reits most remarkable incidents will not diminish the kindled, and a rencontre finally took place, in which interest which is excited by its sudden close. M. Dulong was shot through the head. His fu
When by the course of a popular revolution the neral, according to the political tactics of those house of Orleans found itself seated on the throne days, very nearly produced a revolution, and was of France, the name of Bugeaud was already well actually followed by M. Dupont's resignation of his known as that of an experienced and resolute com- seat, and by the most violent attacks upon the govmander ; but the first conspicuous service on which ernment and the crown. With this crown and he was employed supplied a singular example of government General Bugeaud's politics and serthe necessities of the new dynasty, and of the skill vices were now permanently identified, and it must with which character was appreciated by those who be acknowledged that Louis Philippe had few directed its affairs. Sixteen years ago the citadel servants whose zeal was less inconveniently qualiof Blaye contained a royal prisoner, who was to the fied by scruples or discretion. King of the French an object of scarcely less solici- A wider field was soon discovered for the exertude than Mary of Scotland had been to Queen cise of these equivocal talents. In the arrangeElizabeth. We need not recapitulate the circum- ments which followed upon the return of Marshal stances by which, at the commencement of the year Clausel from Algeria, General Bugeaud at length 1833, the attention of Europe had been drawn to found himself invested with what was virtually ihe this spot; but it was soon considered desirable that independent command of the province of Oran. the governor of the chateau should be superseded His commission was either to conciliate Abd-elby some person more competent to meet the emer- Kader or to extinguish him. On his arrival he gencies of the crisis.- Whether the Duchess de issued a proclamation evincing a preference for the Berri was really, or not, enciente; whether any de- latter process, but his intentions were soon changed, ception was contemplated by the royalist party, or and the treaty of the Tafna was transmitted to against them; whether the various reports abroad France as the first fruits of his government. His were rumors or facts, and, if facts, whether they personal deportinent on the occasion of this interwere capable or not of being turned to the service view with the Arab chief excited even more attenof the government, were points which it was con- tion in Paris than was produced by the actual conceived of the greatest importance to ascertain for cessions or acquisitions which the convention purposes, as the occasion might suggest, either of recorded. True to the genius of his race, Abd-elpublication or concealment.
Kader had assumed a bearing of disdainful indifIt was also thought doubly necessary to look to ference to the stipulations which he really desired. the safe-keeping of the captive, and to place in com- He permitted the French general, at the head of a mand of the fort some officer whose fidelity might picked detachment, to wait for him at the place of be counted on, whose promptitude was certain, and rendezvous throughout the entire day, and when at whose finesse was not to be feared. These quali- length he appeared on the spot he so adroitly fications were thought to be represented in General worked on the impatient temper of his adversary Bugeaud, who departed on his mission accordingly. I that General Bugeaud was fain to seek him in his
tont instead of being met half way. At last, on the appetites, in addition to their belief that “a man's termination of the conference, the French general time is fixed.” It relates the following anecdote : rose from the carpet on which the two commanders had been seated together, and prepared to take What is amusing even in so serious a matter as leave. Anxious to retain in the eyes of his own
an attack of the cholera, is the uniform pertinacity tribe that dignity which he had successfully mo- with which its colored subjects will deny to their nopolized during the day, the Emir still remained medical attendants that they have eaten anything seated while the representative of the French which could make them sick. An eminent phypower stood erect before him. This, however, was sician of our city informed us that on being called too much for the general's patience. Clutching the to a negro suddenly attacked with cholera, he asked astonished Arab by the wrist, “ Mais, relevez vous him whether he had been eating fruit or vegetables. donc !'' cried he, as he whirled the slightly made " Oh, no, sir," was the reply, “nothing of the chief into an upright attitude and left him stagger
kind." What, have you eat no apples or chering on his feet. This improvised assertion of rank ries?” “No, no,” said the negro, “I never eats delighted the soldiery, and the French nation itself | 'em any time of the year. Well, I believe almost forgot, in the attractiveness of the anecdote, you have," said the doctor, “ and I 'll prove it in a the favorable terms which their antagonist had been short time.” The physician administered a vomit, permitted to command.—How General Bugeaud's the result of which was the ejection of about a operations were afterwards extended, how he earned quart of apples, stems, seed and all!
"Well," on the field of Isly the baton of a Marshal of France, said the doctor, “ I thonght you told me you had and by what tactics his strategy was signalized and not been eating apples. Look at those. Are they strengthened, it cannot, so soon after the events, be not apples?” They does look like 'ein, sir.” needful for us to recount.
“Are they not apples?” “ Yes, sir, they are, It is not a little remarkable that the gigantic that's a fact." "Well, how did they get into you, blunder called “the Revolution” of February if you did not eat 'em ?” “Please God, Massa, should have involved not only the precipitate abdi- I don't know, but I never eat anything of the kind.” cation of the most experienced of kings, and the
The conclusion to which our medical friend bewilderment of one of the firmest of ministers, but even the repudiation of force by the most unhesitat- came was that “the only way to get the truth out ing of soldiers. That there was no lack of will on of a negro is to vomit it out of him," and that, even the marshal's part is beyond question or denial; it then, he won't own it. is only wonderful how he was restrained from action at a period of his service where action was so In the town of Stonington, during the last war, peculiarly demanded. He has now gone to his resided a widow with an only daughter. When the grave with blots upon his memory which, perhaps, attack on the place was made by a British naval were not wholly his own. His capacity was so en- force, (an attack which is memorable in the annals tirely that of an instrument, that his acts are not to of war,) this widow was dying. All the other inbe separated from the power which moved him. habitants, gathering their household goods, fled Less positively cruel than insensible to misery, into the country. Only one house was occupied by prompi and unscrupulous in his recourse to the the dying woman and her faithful daughter, who bayonet and the cannon, but probably less from in- refused to leave her. Repeatedly balls passed nate bloodthirstiness than the single-minded notions through the house. Shells exploded all around of a passionate and intractable soldier, he has yet to them. The thunder of the cannon shook the founaccount for nearly as many deeds of blind ferocity as dations of the land. But the thunder of the cannon were ever charged to a coinmander. Habits of such might not prevail to repel the sleep of death, which merciless and inconsiderate action. joined to con- stole as calmly over lip and eye, and fell as gently siderable experience and some practical skill, gave on the old woman's heart, as if it had been a sunny him of course a military reputation at a period spring morning on the glorious ocean shore. Fiercer when these qualifications were in request ; but the and louder grew the sounds of the battle without, fact that his services should at length actually have contrasting fearfully with that calm scene within, been bespoken for the highest functions of govern- where the devoted child sat by her dying mother's ment can prove nothing but the extraordinary polit- side, and held her hand, and heard her murmur, as ical condition to which the French nation is re- the shot flew by, of long forgotten battle fields in duced. As things now stand, brute force and olden times. Death came at length, that “calm, safe unscrupulous action must find a representative in refuge,” from all battlings. Undisturbed by the every government of France. Her politics are con- sound of warrings, she fell asleep and heard the ducted with sword and musket. The theories of voice of the battle no longer. Rising then from her social regenerators have pushed her back to a state long and holy watch, the daughter called soldiers of social barbarism, and if gunpowder had not been from the fort to aid her in burying her dead. They invented we should see the ministers of France wrapped the body in the blankets on which it lay, chosen, like Homeric heroes or Frankish kings, for and carried it in solemn procession to the burial their gigantic stature and irresistible force of arm. ground in whose enclosure slept profoundly the faSuch are the conditions of political madness and thers of the village. There was something sublime popular folly, and it may perhaps be said, under in that procession. Men bore their kindred dust circumstances like these, that a far better man than along deserted streets, heedless of the missiles of Marshal Bugeaud could have been better spared by death that darkened the air, and entered the place the countrymen who survive him.
of rest with their load of clay. Even as they en
tered, a shell fell before them, and exploding threw Southern Cholera Anecdote.—The Rich- up the earth, and in the trench thus opened they
laid the body and covered it out of the reach of mond Republican, in commenting upon the cholera,
war. Then, and not before, the daughter left her remarks that at least five blacks die to one white, mother alone, and sought safety for herself.on account of their having less control of their | Journal of Commerce.
THE TWO FLIRTS: OR, ADVENTURES IN A definition ; you would not, I am sure, be so inordiCOUNTRY HOUSE.
nate as even to wish that I should attempt the
hopeless task. Pray, sir, can you be so kind as to tell me what sort of a creature is a male flirt?
Count me the leaves on yonder tree; A male flirt, gentle inquirer, is generally a long,
So many different wills has she. tall animal, with a pale face and strawy hair. The Besides, the character is so common, young may occasionally perpetrate their little ama- body has an opportunity of observing and investitory artifices and caprices; but the steady, professed gating it. practitioner, I am now attempting to describe, is But to return to the more rare animal, whose usually fast approaching the mature age of forty. species I have been endeavoring to define.
UnHe is almost always exceedingly lank; and looks doubtedly, there must be occasional individual exremarkably wo-begone. In short, in aspect, de- ceptions to the broad features I have sketched, as meanor, and expression, he bears a singular resem- the usual distinctive attributes of the many. One blance to our imagination of “the wretch who of the most complete and striking instances of a drew Priam's curtain in the dead of night, and dissimilarity of this nature is to be found in the told him half his Troy was burnt."
hero of the present tale. Such are his personal distinctions; his mental Fitz-Roy Byron was — But will the gentle qualifications are correspondent.
person who has already interrogated me, give the He is dull, dead, heavy, lethargic; and follows wings to her fancy, and endeavor to incarnate a in a woman's train, like a mute at a funeral. name; to invest a harmonious sound, abounding These are his permanent features, yet he has his in sentimental associations, with corresponding gleams of assiduity and vivacity; but they are flesh and blood? If she will adopt this sngrare and transient, and seem upon his graver and gestion, she will discern the form and features of more natural character, like meteors flitting over Fitz-Roy Byron ; for he was a personification of the surface of a burial-ground.
I would say that he was like the A polThough his objects are gay and frivolous, yet lo, but that he had such eyes! and any association his mode of pursuing them is singularly opposite with a statue appears to me to suggest a terrific to their nature; but is perfectly accordant to the deficiency in this always most important feature, sombre character of his mind and person. He is but indispensable in flirtations. Without, therefrequently to be seen in the dusk of the evening in fore, summoning the aid of any simile, I will conthe vicinity of a churchyard ; or, in the early dawn fine myself to the simple assertion, that he posof the morning, at the corners of and by secluded sessed an admirable figure and face. places, looking intently and furtively around, with He was a gentleman of the town, and of fashion ; an alternate expression of hope and apprehension, and was naturally kind and tolerating ; but was as though expecting the arrival of some person professionally a pretender to epigrams, and censowhom he wished to meet, and dreading an encoun- rious fastidiousness. The objects of his existence ter with others whom he as cordially desired to were certainly not very dignified ; night and day avoid. Were he engaged in the gravest and he toiled laboriously after that fallacy, pleasure, darkest political conspiracy, the recesses of his as children after a butterfly which they are condesk, and the drawers of his library table, could scious they can never overtake. In short, he was not be protected by locks of more complicated con- a thorough votary of the world, (as some two or struction ; and should his pocket-book or tablets three thousand spoiled children of fortune are emever be mislaid, under circumstances that render phatically designated,) and was eminently erudite them liable to the scrutiny of a stranger, the con- and practised in all its recognized frivolities. Such sequent strife between his vanity and his fears had hitherto been the character and career of the might rage to a degree that should undermine his Honorable Fitz-Roy Byron. constitution for the rest of his life. Yet, in spite At the period, when this gentleman was in the of all the caution which his nervous timidity sug- very zenith of his glory, there existed in the same gests, more than once he has been known to drop, sphere a star of equal if not superior magnitude ; in situations of publicity, locks of hair of various yet, small as was the place assigned to them, colors, which he has hastily and anxiously re- strange to say, these illustrious individuals had covered and reconcealed, while casting flurried and hitherto revolved in separate orbits; and though suspicious looks on the spectators.
constantly tantalized by reports of the other's reOf course, he possesses no profession ; but he is nown, and perhaps equally desirous of meeting, by often a member of Parliament. Of course, too, he a series of perverse accidents, they had never yet possesses a competence, and, generally, a certain attained the realization of their wishes. extent of hereditary position in the world ; for, as As Mr. Byron is evidently peerless among men, for his achievement of any for himself, that is an of course it is apparent, that this equally preëmoccurrence quite out of the range of possibilities. inent person must be of the gender feminine. Lady
Such, gentle inquirer, are some of the principal Matilda Morden was indeed a magnificent star, I characteristics of the male flirt.
should say of the very first order ; but that, I beOf the female flirt, I can pretend to give no lieve, only comprises the fixed stars; and never
was vagabond comet, or zig-zag meteor, less en- it was really quite wonderful what she could untitled to the praise of stability, than was this light- dergo ! hearted maiden.
Thus ramblingly would she delight to discourse ; She was the daughter of a Scotch noble, recently herself always her own theme; and the inspiration elevated to an English earldom, in consequence of ever the same—that ceaseless and reckless love of the abundance of his coal mines, the plurality of his attracting attention and wonder, which is the incanal shares, or some other equally indisputable satiate offspring of licentious vanity. pretension. But though his ancestry may not have It is now, I imagine, made thoroughly manifest been magnates of the very first class, and though that Mr. Fitz-Byron and her mirthful and volatile he himself, their scion, may not have been endowed ladyship possessed many features of resemblance. with any transcendant intellectual powers, yet he In point of position, personal attractions, and menhad great wealth; and his daughter was beautiful, tal endowments, they were equal; and in egotism, gifted, and cultivated ; a combination of advantages and in covetousness of sway, and of all purely selfsufficient to ensure for their possessors the suffrages ish and frivolous distinctions, they were almost of the first fashion in the land. Consequently, identical. The only difference between them was, the Earl of Ambleside and Lady Matilda Morden that the gentleman was the Phaeton of his sex; the took their station among the foremost of the elite. lady the Semele of hers.
In truth, she was a very lovely creature. Her And yet, flagitious flirt as she was, she had smile was the most joyous, beaming, sunny sight many good qualities and was altogether a much that can be imagined ; and her mouth and teeth better person than either she herself or anybody were divine. Her hair was a beautiful auburn ; else suspected her to be. In this respect, too, as and her radiant and eloquent eyes were not very has been stated, her male rival resembled her. dissimilar in color. She was tall, round, and But as already some pages have been devoted graceful; one might have looked at her until the to the portraiture of character, it is quite time to meaning of the word angle should have become commence the narrative of the incidents of my tale. almost unintelligible; and her exquisitely formed Some years have now elapsed since a large neck was smooth and equal in surface as a pillar party was assembled at Vernon Cliff, the seat of of Parian marble. In fine, both in figure and face, the Right Honorable Duncan Edwardes, a politithe damsel was unexceptionable.
cal leader of much celebrity. To this mansion, In consequence, I suppose, of her Scotch origin, Mr. Byron had been invited to pass the comshe affected to be a great admirer of all border le- mencement of the shooting season ; an invitation gends, feudal customs, and mountain scenery; and which, for many reasons, he had felt disposed to deraved continually about the mists, and the moors, cline, until he accidentally learned that the Lady and the torrents, and the lochs, and the impetuous Matilda Morden was among the guests. Long had streams, of that Elysian land, where,
he been desirous to meet her ; long had he been Far as the eye can reach ne tree is seen, regretting the perverse fate which had kept them Earth clad in russet scorns the lively green ; asunder; and, consequently, he joyfully availed The plague of grasshoppers they secure defy, himself of the present opportunity of gratisying For in three hours a grasshopper would die. his curiosity. He instantly despatched a letter to
The gypsy affected too the Highland costume; his parliamentary friend, stating that his arrival and wore the tartan with a grace peculiarly her might be expected in a few days. own. Often, at fancy balls, had she figured as When Lady Matilda heard that Fitz-Roy ByFlora Macdonald ; armed with a glittering dagger, ron, the renowned Fitz-Roy Byron, was to become and adorned with a clasp made of a kairn-gorhm, an inmate of the same dwelling with herself, she almost as large as herself. Often, too, while clad experienced similar feelings of satisfaction. What in the most finished and recherché manner, and should she do with him? How conduct herself looking as elegant and as delicate as if the rose towards him? Do with him? Vanquish him imleaf of the Sybarite would have destroyed her hap-mediately-cast him to the earth, a supplicant at piness for a month, would it please her to boast of her feet ? He must frequently have heard of her; imaginary exploits in the Highlands, worthy of a and in terms of the highest commendation ; but Crotonian; how, in Ross-shire, she was accus- how immeasurably surprised would he not be to tomed to climb mountains of granite perfectly ver- find the reality so infinitely exceed the report ! tical, and smooth as ice. By what faculty she Of course, he must have his pretensions to doadhered to them, she never could conceive ; un- minion ; what a tenfold delight, therefore, would less, indeed, she possessed unconsciously some of she experience in subjugating him! At last, the properties of the fly. Often had she been ac- then, fortune be thanked, she had found a prey customed to ride, for days together, on shaggy worthy of her talents, and her ambition. ponies, with an action more merciless than that of These were the thoughts of the maiden ; and a French cart over a French causeway—had waded we will now take a peep into the breast of the barefooted through rivulets of an incredible depth gentleman, as he lazily and languidly reclined in —had slept on pallet beds- lived in wooden huts, his carriage, on the route to Vernon Cliff. and followed the deer-stalkers for a week together. “What game shall I play ?” thought he," the "T was true she did not appear very robust; but assiduous or the indifferent? The former, I fear would be a condescension. And yet, such is her | detection of her presence, with a most ambiguous reputation, it is worth the while of even Fitz- expression of countenance, which indicated aught Roy Byron to subdue her. I must have her in but discomposure, she very deliberately withdrew my chains—that 's poz. But the road—what road her gaze from his direction, loitered for a few shall I travel to secure this object ? N'importe," moments, and then slowly retired.. he continued, passing his fingers through his hair, “By Jupiter !” mentally exclaimed the Honand endeavoring to obtain a satisfactory view of orable Fitz-Roy Byron, after a most comprehenthe whole of his fine figure, which is not a very sive and systematic survey of the fair apparition, easy operation in a carriage ; "n'importe Fitz- " I would bet a hundred pounds that that is Lady Roy Byron cannot go astray. Whatsoever path Matilda Morden! She is a beautiful creature inhe may please to enter, it cannot fail to conduct deed! In truth, she even more than realizes my him to his end. I shall therefore be guided by expectations. I never saw a more lovely figurecircumstances. But one thing is certain—massa- and what a complexion ! what a blooming cheek! cre her I will !”
Faith, it is almost a pity that it must so soon be While his mind was devoted to the entertain- come pallid. In sooth, I could almost resolve to ment of these and similar thoughts, he arrived relent; but both my position and my reputation within view of the noble domain of his opulent | imperiously require that I should victimize her.” host. The stately mansion, became visible ; and And what meanwhile were the ruminations of for a moment he imagined that the end of his Lady Matilda Morden? for the conjecture of Mr. journey was attained. But he soon discovered Byron was accurate, and the lovely apparition was that the road deviated from the house, and that he indeed no other than that celebrated person. But had still a considerable circuit to make, before he how she ever chanced to be on that spot, is a probcould reach it. The fact is, that the right hon-lem I can never hope to solve. What could orable gentleman, though a very great patriot, have induced her, not only to desert the artificial chanced also to be too great a lover of the pic- excitement in which she habitually lived, and turesque, and of the stateliness of privacy, to suf- which was to her as the air she breathed, but to fer his estate to be invaded and sacrificed for the stray to a place so comparatively desolate, is a convenience of his fellow-subjects; and the con- circumstance that appears to me to indicate an sequence of this little infirmity was, that the pub- extent of inconsistency worthy even of Sylla himlic highway most intricately meandered for several self, that prince of paradoxes. And yet, perhaps, miles around the limits of his park. But even in the solution of this seemingly mysterious proceedthis regulation, suspicious as it may at first ap- ing may be found in the piquancy of its entire pear, the enlightened legislator proved himself to novelty ; for, with a religious veracity, it might be a genuine philanthropist ; for, though the road be asserted of her, that, previously to the present certainly could not be accused of conspiring to period, she and Nature had never been alone to assist the traveller in the completion of his jour- gether during five successive minutes. Dey, yet it obtained for him some beautiful views But to reveal the ruminations of the lady. She of the interior of the domain of Vernon Cliff, had discovered him, as has been stated, some minwhich he must have lost, if his route had been utes before he had observed her. less devious ; “ And thus," self-reasoned the “I do really believe," thought she, as he slowpolitical sophist, who had contrived this agreeable ly ascended the hill, " that that creature, in that circumvention, “ if his business be temporarily carriage, is Mr. Fitz-Roy Byron. There are the obstructed, his pleasure is permanently advanced.” black eyes—the black hair—the mustache-the
The very near approach to the termination of Roman nose- -the white teeth--all exactly as he his journey, revived in Byron's mind with ad- has been described. It must be he, I am confiditional strength his discussions as to the conduct dent. He is a handsome man certainly-very he should pursue in his intercourse with Lady gentlemanly and distinguished. A coxcomb eviMatilda Morden. He had at last thoroughly re- dently ; but upon the whole, he more than volved, digested, and completed to his own satis- realizes my expectations of his personal appearfaction, the plan of his whole campaign ; and now ance ! Poor fellow! he looks very happy and had only to determine in what dress he should good-tempered! Heigh-ho !-In truth, it is alcommence it. While his carriage, with a pain- most a pity that my reputation literally compels ful tediousness was ascending a very steep hill, he me to victimize him!” was self-complacently endeavoring to figure to In the mean time, the carriage of Mr. Byron himself the appearance he would present in his reached the termination of its laborious ascent; different costumes ; when, suddenly emerging from and the summit of the hill having been passed, his revery, and raising his eyes, he discovered in the descent was commenced with a velocity that the park above him, and within a few yards of, promised soon to compensate for the time that had and immediately confronting him, a very beautiful been lost in its previous tortoise-pace. But in female evidently engaged in a contemplation of his this instance also, the truth of the fable was again own cherished self. She was dressed most ele- destined to be verified ; for, their hare-like fleetgantly, and yet most fancifully; and there was ness had continued scarcely two brief minutes, about her a general air of fashion and distinction, when off flew a wheel, and crash! down thunwhich was strikingly conspicuous. Observing his dered the carriage ; jarring poor Mr. Byron's