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bdm&0&8*dl&ffl8& lectures on"••<£e' "a.sseafe of Tthe- <he?ves, plibifthei hy Van Eems.' Theodosius ihfe'<Srt&,'t>y laying an excessive tribute, inflamed ''ttife'Mntl^'brtnfe pe6pi'e1)VrAriti'ocli against Kim, who '^s^«^'liis1Æitites;'ana'!lew his ambassadors. 'Upon coblsy reflecting on what they had done, and 'frei&tfftiberirig the stern arid ruthless nature of their sovereignV tsiey' le'rit deputies to implore his clemency and forgiveness. The tyrant received them, without tnakihg ariy reply. His chief minister lamenting^ the condition of ctiese unhappy people, resolved upon an expedient to move the soul os Ids offended prince Jt» mercy. He accordingly instructed the youths whose . office it was to entertain the emperor with music dur-.. t ing dinner, to perform an affecting and pathetic piece . of music, cornposed for the purpose. The plaintive sounds soon began to operate. The Emperor, unconscious of the cause, bedewed his cup with tears, 'and when the singers artfully proceeded to describe the sufferings of the people of Antioch, their impe•t:ai master could no longer contain himself, but, ru-io. A by their pathos, although unaccustomed to torgivt -evoked his vengeance, and restored the terri^doli *er| to his royal favor.
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other end upon her piano forte! upon which she played a pathetic air. Her visitor soon appeared much, . affected, and at length burst into tears. When she recovered, she wrote down upon a piece of paper, that (he had experienced a delight, which she could not express, and that it had forced her to weep. .
I must reluctantly retire from this pleasing subiect, by wishing that the abbe may long enjoy a series of blissful years, and that his noble endeavors, "manifesting the enlightened, times in which we live*" may meet with that philanthropic success, which tq generous mind, will be. its most desired reward here * asiured, as he is, of being crowned with those unfading remunerations which are promised to the good hereqf
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I one day dined at Bagatelle, which is about, four miles from Paris, in the Bois du Bologne, the. Parisian Hyde Park, in which the fashionable equestrian, upon his Norman hunter, .,, ., r;,,,;, ,..,Jfc .••;V\y,ir.xn
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Provokes the canter which hz seams to chide." .'
The duellist also, in the covert windings of this vast wood, seeks reparation for the trifling wrong, and bleeds himself, or slaughters his antagonist. Bagatekle was formerly the elegant little palace of the count d'Artois. The gardens and grounds belonging to it, are beautifully disposed. What a contrast to tb>e gloomy (hades of Hoiyrood J^fyW&l^tyrgfr ar^gisi^;';^^^^'ffi»S»«i,1ia« found aft asylum^*V^PPC Hec*^ loiisii / ToH .lis iirnh/*] s U» ?%siliiufldir^(afl!d ^fiWfeaH^rfe'MK'tastfe'rf thesPeb. if TKanWhu^ferfor tB s£b Artfual.'it &tterefr> deisce bfcoby^i^fefeAiss^nyiiteW'tKe goterfti ment, «ftvfa%ijttte^tW wkh^ood cunners, asid excellent wine/and" fcflfie« £obd earttd mate tihtetct #*f
"Returning to my hotel Tather late at nighty I passed through the Champs Elisees, which, at this hour; feemed tb be lh all its glory. Every " alley green," wasvsilled ^ith whispering k)Ters. On all sides the founds of festivity, of music, and dancing, regaled the; ear. The weither was very sultry, and being a little fatigued with rather a long walk, I entered through a' « trellis palrsade into a capacious pavilion, where I refreshed myself with lemonades 'U:
Here I sound a large bourgeois party enjoying themselves, after the labors of the day, with the waltz, and their favorite beverage, lemonade. A stranger is always surprised, at beholding the grace and activity, which even the lowest orders of people in France, dilplay in dancing. Whiskered corporals, in thick dirty boots, and young tradesmen, in long great coats, led off their respective femmes de chambre and gritettes, with an elegance, which is hot to be surpassed in the jewelled birth night ball room. Nothing could exceed the sprightly carelellhess, and gay indifference *aich; reii^ed^htotigho&:x The music & this pta'c* * as Ik every W&^r.ofa fhniiar descriptions Was excel
The jrench ponce, notwithstanding the invidious rumors which have been circulated to its'prejudice, is the constant subject of admiration with every candid" foreigner, who is enabjed under lie shelter 'of its protection, to perambulate in safety every part of Paris, and its suburbs, although badly lighted, at that hour of the njght, which in England, seldom .fails to expose the unwary waiiderer to the pistol of the prowling
• ruffian.' An.enhghtened friend of mine, very, shrq^d'ly observed, that the JEiiglish police seems to direct its
powers, and consideration more to the apprehension of the robber, than to the prevention of the robbeity. '»'fe no country is the art of thief catching carried higher, than in England. In France, the police is in
'' the hi ~^6st state of *efrect.abiljty, and, unites spree to vigilance. The depredator who is fortunate enough
'"to escape the former, is seldom able to elude the latter. The Grand National library of Paris, is highly deserving of a vint, aud is considered to be the sirst of
„ 7*s jiipd iu Europe. In one, of the rooms is a museum, of antiques. The whole is about to be removed to the, old palace. In one of the wings of this noble collection, are the two celebrated great globes, which rest upon the ground, and rise through the flooring of the sirst story, where there is a railing round them. These globes I should suppose to be about eighteen
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froia the Grand Nations Ubr^»Jvstent jn$. a party to the military review of all the regimes in Paris, and its suburbs by, the first consul, in the; Place de Carousel, within the gates, and railing which he
, has raised, fc* this purpose, were introduced into the apartments of general Duroc, the governor of the palace* which were upon the ground floor of .the Thuilleries, and which afforded us an uninterrupted view of the whole of this superb military spectacle. A little before twelve o'clock* all the regiments of horse and foot, amounting to about 7000 men, had formed the line, when the consular regiment entered, preceded by their sine bandA and the tambour major, who was dressed m great magnisicence.. This man is
I remarked in Paris for his symmetry and maniy beauty. The cream colored charger of Bonaparte, upon which, "laboring " for destiny, he has often made dreadful «« way in the sield of battle," next passed us, led by grooms in,splendid liveries of green and gold, to the grand entrance. As the clock struck twelve, the sirst consul, surrounded by a chosen body of the consular guard, appeared and mounted. He immediately rode off in full speed, to the gate nearest to the gallery of. the Louvre, followed by his favorite generals, superb-^ ly attired, mounted upon chargers very richly, caparisoned. My eye, aided by a good opera glass, was, sixed upon the sirst, consul;. I beheld before me a» man whose renown is sounded through the- remotest: wgjons of the. earth, and whose exploits bavebeenuaK