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only seize one transient passion, and nor did she procure any indemnifiupon which he must for ever rest. " cation!” He does not tell us for
Mr Pinkerton has been co obli- how many months or years this lady's ging as to hint occasionally -t politics, imprisonment lasted. He mentions and which, indeed, on such a sub- it dryly as a common occurrence at ject a: Parisian Recollections, was Paris. But if any thing of this
, not easily avoided. He 'facetiously sort had happened in Britain. either tells us (p. 451.) “ that it may be to a lady or a gentleman, it is pro.
a fair question, Whether the bable that they would receive some • conscience of a King, or his little indemnification, and that the in.
of conscience, do most carcerator, (Mr Pinkerton slides over s harm to his people !" From his name,) would also hear of it. several internal marks, it would ap- From the law, Mr Pinkerton steps pear that Mr Pinkerton has it in over to religion. He says, (p. 503.) contemplation to revisit the French " That the transition (of the Excapital at some more convenient sea- change of Paris) from a church to son. And with this view, he seems, a theatre, are truly emblematical of upon every occasion, to have expres. “ French commerce, which begins sed himself with the utmost caution * with idle declamation, and ende and reserve of the present ruling
" in jest.” We forbear making any powers there. In the merry remark commentary on this indecent passage just now quoted, no allusion is made in the writings of a Scotsman. to the conscience, or want of con- He says, (p. 14.) speaking of St science, in an upstart, or an Em. Cloud, " At present, ambition here peror, or any enquiry instituted by a “ disposes of the destinies of Europe; fair question on the quantum of yet the loves and pleasures are not haim that the alternative might pro
"unknown, for Mademoiselle George duce to his people. This was high
“ solaces the toils of war." This is ly commendable. Like Butler's hes the first time we ever heard it surmi30, perhaps Mr Pinkerton
sed that Bonaparte had the smallest
inclination to the sex ; and we could “ Thought it no mean part of civil have wished to have known upon, 56 State prudence to cajole the devil;.. what grounds Mr Pinkerton has “ And not to bandle liim too rough
mentioned this fact. " When he's got you in his cloven hool."
Speaking of the hymn of the Mara
sellois, Mr Pinkerton says (vol. 2. From politics, Mr Pinkerton pro: p. 78.)" Like Dryden's Ode, it was ceeds to the law; and after some com. is said to be written in one night.”pliments not worth quoting, to the Who it was that said to Mr Pinker, French jurisprudence, be informs us ton, that Dryden's Ode was written (p. 474.) “. Nor is a poor man (in in one night, he has not informed us. " that country) sentenced to long But Doctor Johnson, in his life of “ imprisonment, because he gets drunk Dryden; has told us on the authority " and curses the magistrate, a cruelty of Doctor Birch, that this wonder. "' worthy of litile minds, which are ful ode was written in a fort-night. " afraid of little things." This al. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Vol. 1. p. jusion to a late trial in England is 300. If it would be hard to connbvicus. But what is singular, in demn a man for a word, it would be ihe very same page, Mr Pinkerton still more severe to punish him for says, ""
" I knew a lady (in Paris ) who half a word. Yet this is the “head “ was imprisoned because her name re. « and front of Mr Pinkerton's so scambled that of an Italian Countess; "offending here."
After talking with great pomp of tiality. But besides this remarkable the National Library, and the pro- simplicity of the Parisian hearse, Mr digious collections of all the objects Pinkerton has here omitted a little of natural history to be met with at circumstance. For we have seen fu. Paris and Versailles, and which is nerals pass along the streets of Paris, very just, Mr Pinkerton sinks down and much about the time too when with assuring his readers, (vol. 2. p. Mr Pinkerton was there, when the 263.) that there is an interesting se- simplicity was so remarkable, and inries (of fossils) “ in the cabjoet of an deed so refined, that there was no “excellent friend of his in Fife coffin at all; and where the body 66 shire!"
was merely covered with a clo!h unHaving favoured us with many ex- der the bare polis of the corbillard, cellent observations and sly hints, on, drawn by one horse, and follow. politics, law, and religion, Mr Pinker. ed by one man, in a dark-coloured ton bestows some strictures on the coat, with a silver medal at the bus. Parisian notions the subject ton hole on his brudss. Wood is of medicine. He assures us, that much too expensive in Paris, to afford there are in that most enlightened to every one the luxury of a collin, capital, still superstitious practices. Nor is too much time lost by that “A carpenter, in a paralytic com- lively • laughing' people, between
plaint, was regularly attended by death and burial. If a person dies in “ the public executioner, who pre. Paris to-day, he is buried to-morrow “tended to cure him by the use of
To this rapidity, a witty “ human fat; of which lie was the sole allusion is made by 1 Pliere's Blunder“ vender and administrator. As I er, Act '2. Scene 3. Whether in a
employed the carpenter, the fact hearse, compactness is to be preferred may be regarded as certain, how. to elegancı, or vice virsa, we for our
ever singular it may appear in the parts do not wish to have an oppor“ nineteenth century.” (Vol. 1. p. iunity of ascertaining, for a long 297.) As Frenchmen, at least when while. alive, are commonly not very fat, In describing the magnificent stathis information may be a seasonable bles at Chantilly, Mr Pinkerton bas hint to any of our plump British, made no mention of a circumstance male or female, who may be dispo. which we confess struck us very much, sed to view the curiosities of this re- That over every stall the Prince nowned metropolis. For they may of Condé had had the figure of a be assured, that as they pass along deer, or boar, or some beast of the in their fiacres or cabriolets, the chace, in stone or wood, as large as mouths of all the paralytic in Parie, the life, and in a running attitude, as to say nothing of that of the public coming towards the spectator. All executioner, on the score of his par these yet remain, but each has its tients, will be watering at the sight head cut off just below the ears, of them.
in remembrance, as if that were ne“ The corbillard, or Parisian bearse, cessary, of the fate of the unhappy " is remarkably simple. The coffin family. Neither has Mr P. taken " is only covered with a cloth expo. any notice of the column on “ sed to the weather. "The London height in the centre of the village, “ hearse is more compact, but the the first monument, if we recollect “ Edinburghi, of all otbers, the most well, in commemoration of the Re
elegant.” (Vol. 2. p. 178.) volution, on the road southwards
This last picce of information was from Calais, most acceptable to our national para' The hospital of the Salpetriere,
Mr Pinkerton says, contains about the lot of less fortunate travellers. 4,800 old women, and about 140 in. In a city, where there is in general sane persons of that sex. “ Among no trade, and neither money, nor
, or the latter are some Abbesses and commerce, nor confidence, nor secu“ Nuns, and a poor girl about rity ; where all are harassed by the “ twelve years of age, the daughter police, and squeezed, trodden down, “ of a rich financier, a completely and oppressed under a military des“ spoiled child, who lost her little potism, where every thing venerable “ senses when deprived of her pomp and sacred has been plundered and and attendants” (Vol. 2. p. 373.) destroyed, and where the streets, a
It must be in Mr Pinkerton's bounding in ruins, and choaked with recollections' surely, that the revolu- mire, almost yet smell of human ijon was in 1789, that since the revolu- blood, there cannot, one should think, rion there has been no financiers rich be any great overflow of mirth or or poor.
Of course in 1802-5, the even fan; at least we saw none. lf period at which Mr Pinkerton visited any body is heard to laugh in the the Salpetriere, and when he saw streets, if you turn round you will this' poor girl about twelve years of find it is an Englishmar. At night
age," a period of only from thirteen fall most of the shops are shut. Bon to sixteen years had elapsed. This naparte's patroles, horse and foot, poor girl then, if boru in 1789, the for ever in the streets day and night, year of the revolution, must in 1802 and seldom an evening passes withhave been just thirteen years old.- out a voluntary exit in the Seine. Yet it is a little difficult to con. A very meagre and most unsatisceive, that when she was a veek, or factory account is given of the Pan. a month, or a year old, she had lost theon, the Palais du Tribunat, and her senses when deprived of her pomp of the hospital of Invalids. We could and attendanti. If she was twelve have hardly thought it possible for years old at the revolution, she must any man who had seen this last-menhave been twenty-five or twenty, tioned edifice, to have taken no no. eight years old, when Mr Pinkerton tice of the painting near the upper saw her.
But the whole passage end of the temple of Mars, on the seems to have been calculated for left, opposite the monument of Tusomething like stage effect; and Mc Pinkerton might have recollected a Mr Pinkerton does not seem to stricture he bestows somewhere in have visited the vault of the Panthis book, on a Parisian lady, who theon, for, if we recollect well, he having got into some embarras of this says nothing of the brass chests there, sort, recovered herself at once by say- which contain the bodies of Voltaire, ing gracefully, that she had only Rousseau, General Dampierre, and . mistaken her imagination for her me. the famous revolutionary hero Citimory,
zen Le Pelletier, whose name is A long, and to say the truth, a ve. now at the head of one of the "Ar. ry dull account is given of the papal, rondisements,' or at least 'sections of procession, and some heavy jokes a- the city, and printed on the corners bout “ the pope and his mule," play of the streets. ed off, as is said, by the inhabitants of Speaking of the statues in the gar. the “ laughing city of Paris." (Vol. dens of the Tuileries (Vol. 2. p. 2. p. 121.) Mr Pinkerton must, in 261.) he says, justly, “ that they the course of his peregrinations, have “ form a pleasing decoration in this had the good luck to get into mer- “ celebrated garden, and suggest ne. rier companies at Paris than fell to ver-failing sources of amusement.”
He adds, " that, were they in the ving of this very monument, with the
" No. 95.
" Des Grands Augustins. " of the dead, cannot escape. How
" Monument erigé a Phillippe de comes it," he asks," that this cbil. Comines, historien celebre, mort en “ dish malignity is totally unknown 1509. Il avoit pris pour devise, “ in France ?" He forgets that he « Qui non laborat non manducet. On himself had formerly mentioned a lit- !! voit sa statue et celle d'Helene de tle circumstance which may perhaps “ Chambes, sa femme, executées en account for the superior politesse of pierre deliais, enfermées the French in this respect. It is, corps dans un cenotaphe de meme 6 that a law of the convention has
Ce cenotaphe est posé “ declared ten years imprisonment in " sur un grand bas-relief en marbre “ chains (the law says irons) to be “ blanc, representant Saint George " the punishment of those who shall in. ' combattant un monstre; la corni' jure any monument of the arts. “che et les pilastres arabesques qui Vol. 1. p. 205. Perhaps if half a “accompagnent ce morceau precieux, score English gentlemen were confin. " sont de plus grande beauté pour la ed only for ten years in irons in New- " delicatesse du travail. Il etait all gate, for their childish malignity “ chateau de Gaillon, et a eté executé in Westminster Abbey," it might “ par Paul Ponce, qui l'avoit fait have a good effect. And surely such "pour Georges d'Amboise, ministre a law would be sufficiently popular. " de Louis 12." Why do not ministers introduce it? Scattered through the two vo. As to the sacred sanctuaries of the lumes of these • Recollections,”' dead not having escaped the maligni. there are a variety of disjointed oraty of an English rabble, and that this cular sentences, under the heads " is totally unknown in France," Fragments,” and “ Small Talk;" has Mr Pinkerton forgotten the ex- many of which Mr Pinkeston has humations at St Denis in 1793, or borrowed, without any sort of acthe savage fury and desolation which knowledgement. It would be tire- . took place all over France, so pathe- some, after the account we have gitically stated by Lenoir Fondateur du ven, to point out all these ; we shall Musée.
conclude with taking notice of one, Of the National Monuments," where something original appears to Mr Pinkerton's account is intolera. have been intended by Mr Pinkerton. bly scanty, and even extremely incor- “ Nature pays little honour to human rect: he says, (Vol. 1. p. 204.) . In reason, for she has not even trusted " the sixteenth century, the monu
" to it the care of our own bodies. “ment of Philip de Comines the “ The sustenance of the individual « bistorian is curious, and ought to
“ and continuation of the species, “ be engraved.” If Mr Pinkerion had are not committed to our reason.' looked into the “ Musée des Monu. Vol. 2. p. 375. Now, the original of
mens Francois par Alexandre l.e. this dictum, to which Mr Pinker“noir," published at Paris in 1801, ton has forgotten to refer, whatever the year before Mr. Pinkerton went may be its value, is to be found ja there, he would have found, in vol. 2. the works of the Dean of St Pa. p. 136. of that beautiful and inter: trick's. Although reason (says esting work, a most elegant engra. - Doctor Swift) were intended by Sept. 1806.
“ providence to govern our passions, R. Jamieson, A.M. and F.A.S. 2
yet, it seems that in two points of vols. 8vo. 11. 1s. boards. " the greatest moment to the being The Evidences of the Christian Re. " and continuance of the world, God ligion, with additional Discourses. " hath intended our passions to pre- Collected from the writings of the “ vail over reason. The first is the pro- Right Hon. Joseph Addison, 8vo. “ pagation of our species, since no Theological Lectures, by Joseph 66 wise man
ever married from the Robertson, D. D. 8vo. 66 dictates of reason. The other is The Leading Features of the Gospel " the love of life, which, from the delineated, by the Rev. N. Sloan, “ dictates of reason, every man would Minister of Dornok, Dumfries-shire, « despise and wish it at an end, or 8vo. 7. 6d. "s that it never had a beginning.'' Swift Vol. XI. p. 265. Edinburgh Scottish Literary Intelligence. edition, 1778.
Mr Pinkerton has taken no notice DR EDMONSON of Edinburgh of the inscription in golden letters on has nearly ready for publication a black marble upon the bridge No.
a treatise on the varieties, consetre Dame, although written by San- quences, and treatment of Ophthal. teuil, and expressed with much ele. mia, with a preliminary inquiry ingance. As
many our readers may to its contagious nature. not have met with it, we take this Mr Brewster, who has been so suc. opportunity of presenting them with cessful in editing Ferguson's Leca copy :
tures, has now in the press a new
edition of that writer's Treatise on · Sequana cum primum Reginæ allabitur
Astronomy. urbi, “ Tardat præcipites ambitiosus aquas. De Fouquier has translated into “ Captus'amore loci, cursnm obliviscitur an- French Dr John Brown's Elements ceps,
of Medicine from the Original LaQuo furat, et dulces nectit in urbe mo
tin, with those additions which the Hinc varios implens fluctu subeunte cana
author made in his English edition. les,
The Earl of Buchan is collecting all the * Fons fieri gaudet qui modo flumen e. MSS. and drawings of the late Me " Anno 1676."
Barry, with a view to publish them
for the benefit of some indigent reUpon the whole, we are of opinion
lations of that celebrated artist. that there is but little amusement, and hardly any instruction to be reaped by a perusal of the “ Recol.
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