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ted by the worshippers ps favored, herW,stn$o those of • the conqueror of Darius, His features as e small and,- meagre. Ills' countenance is melancholy, cold ar+d .desperate, tils nose is aquiline. His eyes are dark>. siery, and full of genius. His hair, which he weas*?;-.s cropped and without powder,, is black. His sigure is :» small, but very muscular.. He wore a.blue coattwi^h .'. broad white facings and golden epaulets (the uniforni of his regiment) a small cocked hat* in which was a- 1- 7 little national cockade. In his hand he carried a i small riding whip. His boots were made ip the fash-£ 5 y. • ion of English riding boots, which I have before condemned on account of their being destitute of military appearance. The reason why they are preferred by the French officers is on account of the top leather not -.-..-..-a soiling the knees of the pantaloons, when in the ail of.',. .» , putting one leg over the other.. Bonaparte rods through the lines. His'beautiful charger seemed con,- . ^.. -3 fcious ofthe glory of his rider, and bore him through .... , -., the ranks with a commanding and majestic pace. , The colors of one of the regiments was stationed, cjose under the window, where I had the good fortune of .-. .'.,»„; being placed. Here the hsro stopped, and saluted • .0 them. At ms tune 1 .rwas.dqse to him,,and had, k, the pleasure of completely gratifying^ that.cutiosity of, L beholding the persons of distinguiihed men, which is .,, so natural to all of us. . , .
A few minutes after Bonaparte had passed, I saw a proceffion, the'history of wluch.I.dii^widerfland, -,h at the time, but which fully explained its generaLpjtt;port. About two years since, one of the segments, of artillery revolted in battle. Bonaparte in anger deprived them of their colors, and suspended them, . Covered with crape, amongst: the captive banne»s of the enemy, in the Hall of Victory. The regiment, affected by the disg'race, were determined to recover the lost esteem of their general and their country, or perish to the last man. When any desperate enterprise was to be performed, they volunteered their services; and by this magnanimous compunction- covered their shame with laurels, and became the boast and pride of the republican legions. This day was sixed upon for the restoration of their ensigns. They wer*: marched up under a guard of honor, and presented to the sirst consul, who took the btecfc drapery from their staves, tore it in pieces, threw it on the ground, and drove his charger indignantly over it. Theregenerated banners were then restored to the regiment, with a short and suitable address. I faintly heard this laconic speech, but not distinctly enough to offer any criticism upon the eloquence of the speaker. This exhibition had its intended effect, and displayed the genius of this extraordinary man, who, with unerring
acuteness, knows so well to give t3 every public occurrence that dramatic hue and interest which are so gratifying to the minds of the people over whom he presides. After this ceremony, the several regiments, preceed*d'by' i&eif bailors music, marched
before him in open order, and dropped their colors as they passed. The flying artiHery and cavalry left the parade in fall gallop, and made a terrisic noise upon the pavement.' Each sield piece wardfswn bfSx horses, upon a carriage with large wheels. Here the review dosed*'••A «rt »£Y — .w:,sfoAwwVA
M Farewell the neighing steed,.and the shrill trump, "The spirit stirring drum, the e;:-piercing sife, "The roval banr.er, and all quality* . .'
"Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war."
Bonaparte returned to the palace, where he held a splendid levee, at which the new Turkish embassy was introduced.' . In the evening I saw Bonaparte and his lady at the opera, where he was received with respect, but without any clamorous acclamation.
Madame Bonaparte appears to be older than the sirst consul. She is an elegant woman, and is said t» conduct herself in her high station with becoming dignity and prudence. • •
.*!.; .:. v '-:r, !;.-- ; CHAP. XX. . .
Smikv.—Consular Prvcqslm ta the Council Chami ber.-~10tb of Aug, 119%,—Celerity of Mont. FauchJ's Police Information.—The two Lovers.—Cabinet • of Mons. le Grand.—Self-prescribing Physician.—Bujl of Robespierre.—His Lodgings.—Corn Hatt.-—Museum of French Monuments.—Revolutionary Agent. —Lovers of Married Women.
A NEAT remark was made upon the abbe Sieyes, to whose prolisic mind the revolution and all its changes have been imputed. This extraordinary man has . a noble house in the Champs Elisees, arid is said to have the best cook in Paris. As a party in which I was, were pasting his hotel, a near relation of the abbe who happened to be with us, commented upon the great services which the cloistered fabricator of constitutions had afforded to France, and adverted to his house and establishment as an unsuitable reward for his labors. A gentleman, who was intimate with the abbe, but was no great admirer of his morals, said," I «think, my dear madam, the abbe ought to be very "well satissied with his destiny; and I would advise « him to live as long as he can in the Champs Elisees; "for when he lhall happen to experience that myste«rious transition to which we are all hastening, I "think the chances will be against his sinding good "accommodations in any other Elysium."
''As I Hi? pa&ng 6ne^otni%'ijffdiiglr tneliall 6# the Thuilleries, the great door of the Council chamiser was opened, arid the5 second and third consuls, precedeJahdfoHowed by their suit in fulf costume,' marcbeS with"great; pbnipHb^ buliftess, to the rou of a drutnl "fl^s'flng^sar proc^si^rifrom ohe part of Ae house tof the btheV, had''a ridiculous effecti and naturally mirided'me of the fustian pageantry Which, upon the' stage, attends the entries and exits of the kings and
I have often been surprised to sind that the injuries1 which the cornice of the entrance, and the capitals oF: the columns in the hall of the Thuilleries, have sustained from the,ball of cannon,, during the horrible mdflacre ofthelOth of August! 792, have never been repaired. Every vestige of that day of dismay and flaughter ought for eVer to be effaced; instead iJf: which, some labour has been exercised to perpetuate" its remembrance. Under the largest chasms which have been made by the fliot is painted, in strong char. act8fS)th»at gloomydkt*, seif'i ji';iW
hitfce evening of that day of devastation, fretfts' which France may date all her sufferings, a friend »f mine went into the court-yard of the Thuilteriesi where the review is now held, for the purpose df"'' endeavoring to recognize, amongst the dead any of ^ his< acquaintanceV; 'Jh the course of this shocking search, he declared to rtie, that he counted .no left .thariieijb* hundred lwdks of Swiss and Frenchy who'