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spectacles—Mr. Henn studied the mysteries erate brethren of the bar will at once acknowof palmistry—Mr. Whiteside was of the same ledge the reasonableness of the request, but eloquent opinion. They were all old and we apprehend some difficulty in persuading cautious cock-sparrows, and would not take the uninitiated into so moderate a concession. the limed twig. They knew Mr. Attorney They will justly say, a night is a night, and a quite as well as he them, and the sly judge day cannot be any portion thereof. All quite laughed at the pushing of the pin on both true and logical-altogether too unanswerable, sides. He complained in moving language if we were not a barrister and an Irishman, who of the cruelty to be inflicted, and interposed has had the privilege of bull-making from imthe touching question, Will neither side as- memorial time. Not to argue the maiter fur. sist me?" Not we, certainly, mutely inti- ther, we accept the paternity of the bull. Let mated the flinty souls in opposition. The ju- whoever will bring his action into the Court ry could expect no favor from our side, and of Common Sense, and we shall undertake to Sunday being a day of repentance as well as plead a justification; but the jury must be de prayer, perhaps their hearts might incline, in medietate, with a moiety of lawyers, and we that solemn interval, to the side of justice and fear not the result. There will, at least, be a mercy. A lock up may be a benefit, it cannot disagreement. Well, then, we were in our old produce greater injury. The jury were now position at an early hour on Monday morning. called into court, the disagreeable communi- The excitement was not so intense, but enough cation made, that they must remain in the was manifested to prove the deep interest custody of the sheriff until nine o'clock on felt by all in the issue. The doom of the Monday, which to his lordship was very pain- " conspirators" was fixed, but a hope still ful, but such is the law, and that must be lingered that his usual fortune would not deobeyed. Eight was the hour first named, at sert their chief. He had so often baffled the which Mr. Sheil stood horribly aghast, and law, and extricated himself from urgent peril, Mr. Moore demurred ore tenus. The Attor- that it was believed the mysterious chapter ney-General did not join in that demurrer, might still contain some accidents to aid him and the Court granted the additional hour.- in his present distress. It is surprising how It was now close on one o'clock, and we made men will hope when human ability appears utour escape from the heat and fatigue into the terly incapable to realize the wish. There hall. The entire circle was one dense and was a soul-felt assurance still prevailing that compact mass of heads. With their faces all Mr. O'Connell would not fall, and persons of upturned, and lit indistinctly with the light intelligence believed that he bore about him of a few lamps, there was something peculiar- a charmed life which was law proof. Not so ly impressive in beholding such a multitude, did he himself conceive, for he rose on that on such an occasion, and at such an hour.-day with the painful consciousness that he was Not long since it was the intoxication of joy, to spend the night in a prison ! We sat beand now, when the real fact was ascertained, tween light and darkness, the best illustration and their chief was convicted, all was de- we can afford of opposite feelings. On our spondency and despair. The signal had left was a desperate hostility to O'Connell passed through the sleepless city, and as we on our right burning enthusiasm and devoemerged into the area expresses started in tion. Left was busied in canvassing the hot haste to all the adjacent towns. Thus choice of a prison for the illustrious conspiraended an important section of our historical tor. Kilmainham was excellent, because it night, but it is not yet altogether closed. was covered by the Royal Barracks-New
By one of those curious fictions of law gate the most agreeable, because it would afwhich are intelligible to professional, but al- ford the spectacle of multitudinous pilgrims together beyond the reach of ordinary reason, journeying to Green Street as to another Mecour courts usurp the privilege of Joshua, and ca or Benares; but for safety Carrickfergus keep the sun revolving round his centre for was preferred; and he had it on the indubian entire term-in other words, the term, for table authority of a friend of Lord Rcertain purposes, is considered but as a single that hammocks were already slung in that day. We, like the famous Arbitration Courts, fortress, and a deal table and chair allowed do not dispute or infringe the just preroga- for each prisoner, while the Fox frigate under tives of the Court, but we may be excused in Sir Henry Blackwood, and the Lynx brig the partial exercise of the privilege. All we commanded by Lieutenant Nott, had positive ask for our “Night,” without which the events orders to weigh anchor from Scattery on the would be incomplete and unsatisfactory, is, to day before, and sail with all speed round the take the proceedings of Monday, being, as the coast, so as to be in the bay on the arrival of lawyers say, in pari materia, in connection Mr. O'Connell. This circumstantial account with the preceding Saturday. Our consid- was coloquintida to the right. My patriotio
neighbor laughed in the bitterness of his spir- truly mortifying. He gloated at the prospect * it at this ridiculous invention, and repeated of gaol birds and remorseless turnkeys. His ** the challenge of the Courier Français, “ Will cry was to "get in,” the wiser starling's was the Government dare imprison O'Connell ?” to
The Court are seated for the het We joined the latter in his well-weighed in- last time. Judge Crampton read over, for
credulity about the two-legged stools and roy- the benefit of his brothers, the proceedings of 11 al frigates. Another hour, however, will un- Saturday night, and entered into a minute 1. fold all. There is yet another interval be- disquisition on the duties of the jury in find**tween the accused and fate. A less period ing on the several issues. They, however,
has revolutionized an empire. Who can tell were very reluctant to return, and hoped that die man's destiny?
the verdict then handed down complied with Shortly before nine a thrilling cheer, which his lordship's injunctions in all necessary parwie could spring from but one cause, if we ex- ticulars. It varied from their first verdict in
cept the opening of the Irish parliament by omitting from the several counts the words as her Majesty, announced the arrival of the “illegally and seditiously,” as applicable to
grand Conspirator, and he entered the court the repeal meetings, thus establishing their 2-3 with his “bosom's lord,” as he is wont to say, legality, but in all other respects there was I sitting "lightly on his throne.” Whenever no material difference. The Conspiracy was
difficulties environ him, this is his favorite quo- the great question, and that was 13 tation. He was surrounded by a large "troop," On being discharged, they made the very ra
or if that be dangerous, "group" of friends tional application of payment for their ardu
and supporters. He looked-we cannot tell ous services, to which the Attorney-General hy how he felt_brimfull of fun, and the story of said nothing. A barren compliment to their
the bag of marbles seemed not altogether fidelity was all that the Court could give, and or without foundation. The tale is this, and not that was cheerfully and deservedly given.“
inapposite. We may narrate it, as their lord- The Lords of the Treasury ought to listen to ships are not yet in court. When the indict their petition. men was found, an old friend came to con- Now the dreaded moment arrived—the cadole with Mr. O'Connell on the dismal fu- tastrophe to wind up so many stirring scenes ture which awaited him. He talked of ad--the judgment of the Court. The Chief sat vanced years—and insinuated, in fact, the looking alternately at the Attorney-General old circle of decline, disease, and death. and Mr. O'Connell--but the latter had by far "This is but poor consolation you bring me," the greater portion of his scrutinizing glances. was the reply. “But compose your mind, After some moments of suspense, Judge and be as much at ease as I am. Did you Crampton began to play with his note-book, ever play at marbles ? When I was a boy, I and look on all sides for his bag. The true was passionately fond of plumping in the ring. solution of this dramatic performance was, I was a capital hand, and won largely. The "Mr. Attorney-General, the Court are anxfruits of my success I treasured up in a bag, ious to know whether you press for sentence.' to win additional successes, or compensate for Mr. Attorney was silent. At length the Chief future losses. No miser ever treasured up asked whether any thing further remained to his hoard more devoutly than I did that bag be done, to which Mr. Solicitor tranquilly reof marbles. It was stolen, and I grieved. plied, “No, my lord !" whereupon the Court Now believe me when I tell you that the loss was adjourned to the 15th of April
. What나 of
my marbles afflicted me more than any ever were the feelings of Mr. O'Connell, you punishment the government can inflict. I am might easily see that a heavy burthen was quite at ease on that point.” He came into now removed from his mind. He was concourt prepared to hear the Attorney-General gratulated by his friends, and returned their address the Chief Justice.
pledges with unaffected delight. He was free
for two months more, and that was solid com"I charge you by the law, Of which you are a well deserving pillar,
fort, compared with the morning prospect of Proceed to judgment,"
a prison. Many attributed this unexpected
check to the desire of the Government not to which was sufficient to cast a gloom over a bear with undue severity on Mr. O'Connell more youthful heart than his, but he did not -to give him, in fact, a locus penitentiæ, and appear to fear it. He was more cheerful than afford him time to reflect on the perils which his friends. One only overflowed with ecsta- awaited him, should he continue in the old cy at the happy thought of immurement. It career. Others are of opinion that as the law was Tom Steele. Nothing could surpass his was vindicated by a conviction, their object exultation at the impending martyrdom. The was gained, and judgment was never intenddisappointment of a free condition was to him led to follow. The speeches of Mr. Smith
and Sir W. Follett in the debate on the state for an essay on the result of memorable transof Ireland, have uprooted the last, and judg- actions. A narrative of this kind may be ment still impends. The first may be among literally true and accurate in all the lesser the benevolent intentions with which Down- delineations of circumstances and characters, ing Street is paved, but there remains a less - but it rarely, if at all, succeeds in catching questionable reason, that the Crown could those bolder and grander and more prominot press or the Court pass sentence. The nent features of the historical landscape which Court had power by statute to fix a day for attract the calm eye of the distant observer. the trials, and if there had been a verdict A work embodying a great national event, within term, sentence would of course follow should be written at a long, and even a re-but the Court not sitting in banc, their mote distance from the times to which it refunctions ceased with the verdict. What in lates. On the other hand, the materials contemplation of law is a trial ? Does it or which are to supply the laboratory of the fudoes it not include judgment? or does it ter- ture historian, should be gathered and garnminate with the discharge of the jury ? We ered up while the circumstances are still fresh are not disposed to argue that question now, on the memory, and before time has rubbed for it falls not within our labors, but the seven away the agreeable hues which confer on wise heads representing the accused were, if them all their value. They should be discolthe occasion offered. It was that which Mr. ored with no unfair bias, and as near as posHenn was explaining to the attractive circle, sible to the impartial; for absolute impartialand from the unanimous inclination of their ity is a quality with whose possession we often brows, all seemed of the same opinion. Mr. Aatter ourselves, but which is among those Smith very prudently avoided the difficulty, rare virtues more to be coveted than enjoyed. and perhaps their lordships were not displeas- What men call impartial is, in truth, but a ed at their fortunate release from immediate modification of the partial. judgment. The convicted certainly are not When we read of some momentous transdispleased, and they stand indebted to a sub-action in bygone times, the first feeling which tle distinction of law for their freedom. If invariably occupies us, is regret in not being the law be a sword to strike, it is also a shield able to be better acquainted with the suborto protect. Cherish it, for it is good. dinate circumstances in which it originated.
Such are the prominent incidents of our We are anxious that the particulars should “Night” with its legal incorporation. Many be more full and the actors more individualmore there were which might afford amuse-ized, and we blame the historian for the inment or interest, but they are not necessary completeness of his memorial in these reelements in our design, and therefore omit- spects. The cause of the defect is, that septed. Our fear is that we may appear to have arate acts of the drama, or incidents, in themintroduced too many whose minuteness we selves unimportant, absorbed their attention, have invested with too much importance, and and they paid no regard to the combined efexaggerated the little into the great. Some, fect of the whole, in which after times could too, may accuse us with coloring the entire find grandeur and interest. Local coloring with those suspicious hues which are ever at and that living characterization, which are to the service of the palette of the partisan. history what colors are to a painting, are the These objections demand a separate consid- inventions of later times. The innumerable eration, for we wish that our “Night for memoirs, biographies, and anecdotical comHistory' should stand free from all unwor-pilations of French activity, have raised their thy motives or accusations. Our vindication, modern history to the first rank in Europe. we promise, shall be triumphant. In order Would it not add vastly to the interest with to effect this we must go a little deeper than which we peruse the history of the Reforma-the surface, and speculate in a fashion of our tion, if it were enriched with more minute own, on the philosophy of history. There is particulars, such as Jonas gives of the closing one fault inseparable from the condition of a hours of Luther? Is not the same true of cotemporary writer who treats of matters Gregory the Great or Columbus—of Faust which have fallen under his immediate obser- or Roger Bacon-or the other extraordinary vatinn—and that is, that they are shaped ac- men, of whose lives we know nothing beyond cording to his own peculiar views, and under the incidents immediately connected with the pressure of his own particular opinions. their discoveries? Viewing history in this Anvoer is, that too many circumstances are light, we do aver that our labor has a true either (mitted or only cursorily noticed to in- and positive use. We admit, in all candor, vest his account with the interest of a full and that we have dealt with details of a very mi. faithful narrative, and also that too many are nute description—we have perhaps lamented detailed and uselessly analyzed to let it pass or rejoiced with exaggerated feelings over
occurrences devoid of any peculiar interest or ute which nature exacts from all-lesser or ** influence—perhaps, too, a large share of these larger, according to the moral feelings of him
particulars may, in a few years hence, become to whom the good service is rendered. Mon* matters of the utmost indifference, and the archs have been popular in proportion as they ** entire proceeding be regarded very different- dealt mildly and mercifully with the excesses Ely from that in which it presents itself to us. of their subjects. Statesmen have been re
All this may be very possible—but our apolo- membered as great benefactors who advised gy is that we write not a philosophical histo- lenient courses. Acts of oblivion have done
ry, or any history at all. We study no grand more to consolidate the powers of despots et effect, in which only the broad outlines of than the most powerful armies. The hearts
events are preserved, and the details left to be of the people are the solid and unshaken basis - gathered from the nature of their results. of the throne. There it rests, not on piles or e Ours aspires to no higher rank than a simple, quicksands, but on a foundation strong as the en unadorned narrative of the exact circumstan-earth itself. It is peace we want, and not
de ces as they have happened, leaving to what-disorder—the tranquillizing of men's minds, s's ever writer may hereafter occupy himself with and not their fermentation-attachment, and
the transaction, as an ingredient in the his- not alienation. “Better is a dry morsel and
tory of our times, to draw his own conclu- quietness than a house full of sacrifices with tra sions. An humbler task it is, but not with strife.” We have been so often reminded by
out utility-for what is the press without the some of the public writers in our own country cap grapes or olives ?—to supply the material for of undue partiality to liberal opinions—"a
his alembic. They have engrossed public true bill,” we confess—and as such expres
attention—they are identified with a struggle sion is inapposite, we yield to the reproof, and un between two races which has been maintain- suffer events to pursue their destined march.
ed for centuries, and when and where it will te terminate we cannot foresee—they constitute elit at least an important chapter in Irish, without
which English history cannot be written. pe Hence their value, as well as the necessity of to instantly recording them, because from their
c. THE AUTHOR OF PELHAM." s minuteness, their memory might otherwise vanish in the interval which is to elapse be
Little HATHENÆUM Clues, fri fore the issue of the contest, of which they
GOAT AND HOYSTER TAVERN, formed a part, can be ascertained. Some Upper Anna-Maria Buildings, North Carolina Place, in may smile at the tedious particularity with Association Road, Horton New Town, March 15, 1844.
which we have set down our recollections. Kind Punch, What interest can there be in knowing how littary tastes) whishes to know which is the reel
Sir-Me and the frequenters of this clubb (all of this counsel spoke, or that counsel sat—how name of a sellabrated littary barronet and Son of the Mr. Brewster winked or the Agitator laughed ? Mews, (has his translation of Sekillers poems hamDid such persons ever look at a well-painted ply justifies) viz. is he landscape? How often does a single leaf
Sir Edward George Earl Lytton Bulwer ? or
Sir Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton ? or give a tone and character to the entire, for
Sir Edward George Earl Lytton Bulwer Lytton ? truthfulness and natural effect ? They may see very distinctly to the tips of their noses, Sir Edward Lytton Earl Bulwer? or but beyond that they have no vision.
Sir Edward Lytton Earl George Bulwer? or
Sir Edward Bulwer Earl Lytton George ? or The consequences of the verdict are still
Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton Bulwer Bulundeveloped. * Within a few brief days all wer Earl? or vica versy, or quite the contry, or will be known. The fifteenth will bring dubble yer all round, or which ways ? good or evil fortune to the convicted, and
Has we're going to put up his bust (hover the all await the opening day of term with the Duch clock) in the clubb-room, we natrally whish
to have his tittles correct to be wrote under neath old impatience still strong on their minds. the work of hart. Politics are banished from our quiet pages, Your obeadient servant and reglar reader, unless where they are inseparably connected
BonOSMORES. with circumstances which must be noticed
P.S. 1. We doant whish to be hansered in joax
but seriatim in ernest. 2. Halso, wich do you and which, therefore, it becomes impossible consider the best and holdest hactor, Mr. Braham or to avoid. So far, however, we may trespass Mr. Widdicomb ? or is Mr. Charles Kean the best, on this publicus ager as to hope that the gov- and is tradgidy or commady his forte or his piano ? ernment will not repudiate the only sound and
N. B. Philosophicle discusshn every Tuesday : safe policy open to them. There is no vir
me in the chair.
[For a reply to the above queries we refer our tue so generous as forgiveness. It is ever intelligent correspondent to Me Grant of the Great present to the mind of the recipient—the trib- Metropolis.]-Charivari.
his absence, Zingarelli admitted without shame DECLARATION OF WAR BETWEEN TWO or compunction that he had given a holiday to OF THE GREAT POWERS OF EUROPE.
his choristers—that he had locked up the music
of the Te Deum—that he had purposely absentFrom the New Monthly Magazine.
ed himself from his post!-He knew nothing
about the King of the Romans-not he!-he acREADER, -did you ever hear the history of knowledged no king but Cæsar.–He was ChapZingarelli's journey to Paris ?
el-master of St. Peter's, to sing to the praise and No. Then listen.
glory of God, and not to the praise and glory of The name, if not the man, must be familiar to Napoleon! you, as the master of Bellini and Mercadante, To read these words now, makes little imand director of the Conservatorio at Naples; and pression, for Waterloo has been fought, and St. as regards his musical works, those who will not Helena inflicted; and after being precipitated to plead guilty to having heard his glorious "Om- the dust by Wellington, the early greatness and bra Adorata” from the lips of Madame Catalani, authority of Napoleon is "like the baseless fabthirty years ago, at least, need not be ashamed ric of a vision." But when the King of Rome of the admiration it excited in their bosoms was born to him, Napoleon Bonaparte was the when performed more recently by the far more most powerful potentate of modern times; and exquisite genius of Malibran. The “Romeo e few, even of antiquity, instituted such complete Giulietta" of Zingarelli is one of the few operas autocracy. It was something, therefore, to fing belonging to the early years of the present cen- a challenge in his teeth, and call him out in the tury that retains possession of the stage. face of Europe. No wonder that the cheeks of
Zingarelli was in the prime of life, and Chap- their eminences glowed with horror and indignael-master at the Duomo of Milan, when the death tion as they listened, even to the hue of the scarof that great master of harmony, Guglielmi, let hats of cardinalship. caused him to be elected to the grand master- A report was of course duly forwarded to Paris ship of his order, -and as first Chapel-master of of the recalcitrancy of the Chapel-master, and the the Vatican, the musician soon began to fancy shame and confusion to which it had given rise. himself endued with a portion of papal infallibil- Nor was so much as a water-carrier in Ronie ity, and to fulminate his bulls against the here. surprised when, at the close of three weeks, an sies of the musical and all other worlds. While order arrived to forward the offending musician filling this important office, he composed some to Paris, a close prisoner. According to the strict of the finest masses extant; and it is scarcely letter of his instructions, the prefect was entitled necessary to enlarge upon the beauty of his to throw him into a police-van, and deliver him “ Miserere,” without accompaniments, or his from station to station, till he reached the French celebrated funeral mass for the obsequies of capital. But if Fouché did not know better, Louis de Medicis, the foreign minister at the Monsieur de Tournon did ! Aware of the Quircourt of Naples.
otic character with which he had to deal, and But while occupying the papal chair of the ascertain Zingarelli would proceed as straight to world of Harmony, Zingarelli not only Paris if left on parole, as Regulus to Carthage,
he advised him to step into the diligence, that Bore like the Turk no brother near the throne, he might answer for himself to the infuriated
emperor; and for the future, dismiss his crotchbut endured with some impatience that there ets from his hand and stiek to his quavers. should be other thrones and dominions to inter- Arrived in Paris, Zingarelli took up his quar. fere with his authority. Italian to the heart's ters, with cool sell possession, in the house of his core, lie could never persuade himself to regard friend and brother musician, Grétry, signifying Napoleon as other than a Corsican or half-breed; to Fouché that he had the honor to wait his orand on the birth of his son by the Austrian arch- ders; and every day did Grétry expect to see duchess, the nomination of the heir of the empire the gendarmes arrive at his door to possess as King of the Romans filled him with disgust themselves of the person of the culprit. and indignation. From that day Zingarelli For a whole weeke however, not the slightest threw down the gauntlet and declared war, sin- notice was taken. But on the eighth day arrives gle-handed, against Napoleon.
the almoner of Cardinal Fesch, with a purse On occasion of the auspicious event of the containing three thousand francs in gold (1201) birth of an heir, a Te Deum was sung in all the for the travelling expenses of Zingarelli
, and a cities of the empire; and a notice preparatory courteous request that he will enjoy freely the to that effect having been issued by the Comte various amusements of the capital. de Tournon, the prefect of Rome, the Sacred Two months afterwards an equally courteous College and united clergy of the Holy See-car- desire is intimated through the same channel, dinals, bishops, abbots, priests, deacons, sacris- that he will devote his leisure to a composition tans—made their appearance duly in St. Peter's of a mass for the chapel royal; and so Zingafor the celebration of the solemn rite.
relli, whose animosities were becoming a little But when assembled, -where was the music? subdued by the influence of the Parisian atmos-The organs were there,—but where the phere, and the sight of the arts of peace flourorganist ?- Where the Maestro di Cappella ?- ishing-in spite of his own and European warWhere Zingarelli ?-and the echoes of the Va-fare-as they had never done in France since tican answered in their most grumbling voices the time of Louis le Grand, or in Italy since the 6 WHERE ?"
days of the Medici, sat so earnes to work, that Cited before the Sacred College to answer for in six days his composition was achieved.