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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.
no trade, and neither money, bor o 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 o recollections' surely, that the revolu- mire, almost yet smell of human tion was in 1789, that since the revolu- blood, there cannot, one should think, tion there has been no financiers rich be any great overflow of mirth or or poor.
Of course in 1802-5, the even fin ; at least we saw none. 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 Englishman. At night.
agę," a period of only from thirteen fall most of the shops are shut. Bun 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 with have 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 week, or factory account is given of the Pana 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 noeight years old, when Mr Pinkerton tice of the painting near the upper
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 Citi *6 mory.'
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 garthe “ 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 “ park of St James's, not a night following description, or rather refer“ would, pass without some shocking ence, of which Mr Pinkerton seems « mutilation, from which the sta. to have known nothing. in Westminster Abbey, a'
" No. 95. - church, and the sacred sanctuary
" Des Grands Augustins. " of the dead, cannot escape.
How " Monument erigé a Phillippe de ," he asks, " that this cbil Comines, bistorien 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 politexse of “ pierre deliais, enfermées the French in this respect. It is, corps dans un cenotaphe de meme o that a law of the convention has
Ce cepotaphe est posé “ declared ten years imprisonment in bur un grand bas-relief en marbre os 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 aut 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 Pinkerton has humations at St Denis in 1793, or borrowed, without any sort of acthe savage fury and desolation which knowledgement. It would be tiretook 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 « historian 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 le- this dictum, to which Mr Pinkers 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 in 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. ls. 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 6 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 DREDMONSON of Edinburgh of the inscription in golden letters on 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 of our readers may to its contagious nature, not have met with it, we take this Mr Brewster, who has been so sucopportunity 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 reaped by a perusal of the “ Recol.
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thou see ;
Thy country wrong?d, no danger couldst
Thy country right, its love was all to thee.
Bane of my people's tow'ring strength and
fame, THE hour of peace sát cheery, on thy eye ; Foul lust of pow'r and wealth, ne'er knew War met thy sword half-girded on thy thy name. thigh;