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confused shadow, and po-thing: thething, which | able grim bronze-figure, though it is yet only was they, remains. Depend on il, Harmodius a century and half since; of whom England and Aristogiton, as clear as they now look, seems proud rather than otherwise ? had illegal plottings, conclaves at the Jacobins' Moral reflection Third, and last,-that neither Church (of Athens); and very intemperate thou nor we, good Reader, had any hand in things were spoken, and also done. Thus too, the making of this Mirabeau ;-else who knows Marcus Brutús and the elder Junius, are they but we had objected, in our wisdom? But it Dot palpable Heroes? Their praise is in all was the Upper Powers that made him, without Debating Societies; but didst thou read what once consulting us; they and not we, so and che Morning Papers said of those transactions not otherwise! To endeavour to understand of theirs, the week after? Nay, Old Noll, a little whal manner of Mirabeau be, so made, whose bones were dug up and hung in chains, might be: this we, according to opportunity, here at home, as the just emblem of himself have done; and therefore do now, with a lively and his deserts, (the offal of Creation, at that satisfaction, take farewell of him, and leave ame,) has not he too got to be a very respect-I him to fare as he can.
PARLIAMENTARY HISTORY OF THE FRENCH
(LONDON AND WESTMINSTER REVIEW, 1837.)
It appears to be, if not stated in words, yet be celebrated and psalmodied; but which it lacitly felt and understood everywhere, that were better now 10 begin understanding. the event of these modern ages is the French Really there are innumerable reasons why we Revolution. A huge explosion bursting through oughi to know this same French Revolution as all formulas and customs; confounding into it was: of which reasons (apart altogether wreck and chaos the ordered arrangements of from that of "Philosophy teaching by Experiearthly life; blotting out, one may say, the ence," and so forth) is there not the best sumvery firmament and skyey load-stars,—though mary in this one reason, that we so wish to only for a season. Once in the fifteen hundred know it? Considering the qualities of the years such a thing was ordained to come. To matter, one may perhaps reasonably feel that those who stood present in the actual midst since the time of the Crusades, or earlier, there of that smoke and thunder, the effect might is no chapter of history so well worth studywell be too violent: blinding and deafening, ing. into confused exasperation, almost into mad- Stated or not, we say, this persuasion is ness. These on-lookers have played their part, tacitly admitted, and acted upon. In these were it with the printing-press or with the days everywhere you find it one of the most battle-cannon, and are departed: their work, pressing duties for the writing guild, to prosuch as it was, remaining behind them ;- duce history on history of the French Revoluwhere the French Revolution also remains. tion. In France it would almost seem as if And now, for us who have receded to the dis- the young author felt that he must make this tance of some half-century, the explosion be- his proof-shot, and evidence of craftsmanship: comes a thing visible, surveyable: we see its accordingly they do fire off Histoires, Précis of fame and sulphur-smoke blend with the clear Histoires, Annalés, Fastes, (to say nothing of air, (far under the stars ;) and hear its uproar Historical Novels, Gil Blasses, Dantons, Baras part of the sick noise of life,-loud indeed, naves, Grangeneuves,) in rapid succession, with yet imbosomed too, as all noise is, in the in- or without effect. At all events it is curious Gnite of silence. It is an event which can be to look upon : curious to contrast the picturing looked on; which may still be execrated, still of the same fact by the men of this generation
and position with the picturing of it by the * Histoire Parlementaire de la Révolution Française, ou men of the last. From Barruel and Fantin Journal des Assemblées Nationales depuis 1789 jusqu'en Desodoards to Thiers and Mignet there is a 1815; contenant la Narration des Evénemens, les Débats, Fc. &c. (Parliamentary History of the French Revo: distance! Each individual takes up the Phelution, or Journal of the National Assemblies from 1789 nomenon according to his own poini of vision, to 1815: containing a Narrative of the Occurrences ;
to the structure of his optic organs;-gives, Debates of the Assemblies; Discussions in the chief Popular Societies, especially in that of the Jacobins ; consciously, some poor crotchetty picture of Records of the Commune of Paris ; Sessions of the several things; unconsciously some picture Revolutionary Tribunal; Reports of ihe leading Politi- of himself at least. And the Phenomenon, for cal Trials ; Detail of the Annual Budgets; Picture of the Moral Movement, extracted from the Newspapers, its part, subsists there, all the while, unalPamphlets, &c., of each Period; preceded by an in- tered; waiting to be pictured as often as you of the States-General.) By P. J. B. Buchez and P. C. like, its entire meaning not 10 be compressed Roux. (Tomes ler-23me et seq.-Paris, 1833-1836.) into any picture drawn by man.
Thiers's History, in ten volumes foolscap- l by the latter. The mulutude rould never octavo, contains, if we remember rightly, one have become supreme, had not civil war and reference; and that to a book, not the page or the coalition of foreign states rendered is inchapter of a book. It has, for these last sevenlervention and help indispensable. To defend or eight years, a wide or even high repula- the country the multitude required to have the tion; which latter it is as far as possible from governing of it: thereupon (alors) it made its meriting. A superficial air of order, of clear- revolution, as the middle class had made its. ness, calm candour, is spread over the work; The multitude too had its Fourteenth of July, but inwardly, it is waste, inorganic: no human which was the Tenth of August; its Constituhead that honestly tries can conceive the ent, which was the Convention; its GovernFrench Revolution so. A critic of our ac-ment, which was the Committee of Silul Pub quaintance undertook, by way of bet, to find lic; but, as we shall see," &c. (Chap. iv., four errors per hour in Thiers : he won amply vol. I., p. 271.) on the first trial or two.* And yet, readers Or thus; for there is the like at the end of (we must add) taking all this along with them, every chapter :may peruse Thiers with comfort in certain
“But royalty had virtually fallen, on the circumstances, pay, even with profit; for he Tenth of August; that day was the insurrec. is a brisk man of his sort; and does tell you tion of the multitude against the middle class much, if you knew nothing.
and constitutional throne, as the Fourteenth Mignei's, again, is a much more honestly of July had been the insurrection of the midwritten book; yet also an eminently unsatis- dle classes against the privileged classes and factory one. His two volumes contain far an absolute throne. The Tenth of August more meditation and investigation in them witnessed the commencement of the dictatothan Thiers's ten: their degree of preferability rial and arbitrary epoch of the Revolution. therefore is very high; for it has been said, Circumstances becoming more and more diffi“Call a book diffuse, and you call it in all cult, there arose a vast war, which required senses bad; the writer could not find the right increased energy; and this energy, unregu. word to say, and so said many more or less lated, inasmuch as it was popular, rendered wrong ones; did not hit the nail on the head, the sway of the lower class an unquiet, oppresonly smole and bungled about it and about it."| sive, and cruel sway.” “It was not any way Mignel's book has a compactness, a rigour, as possible that the l'ourgeoisie, (middle class,) if riveited with iron rods: this also is an image which had been strong enough to strike down of what symmetry it has;-symmetry, if not the old government and the privileged classes, of a living earth-born Tree, yet of a firm well- but which had taken to repose afier this vicmanufactured Gridiron. Without life, with. tory, could repulse the Emigration and united out colour or verdure: that is to say, Mignet's Europe. There was needed for that a new genius is heartily prosaic ; you are loo happy shock, a new faith; there was needed for that that he is not a quack as well! It is very mor- a new Class, numerous, ardent, not yet fatifying also to study his philosophical reflec- tigued, and which loved its Tenth of August, tions: how he jingles and rumbles a quantity as the Burgherhood loved its Fourteenth of," of mere abstractions and dead logical formu- &c., &c. (Ch. v., vol. I., p. 371.) las, and calls it Thinking ;-rumbles and rum- So uncommonly lively are these Abstractions bles, till he judges there may be enough; then (at bottom only occurrences, similitudes, days begins again narrating. As thus:
of the months, and such like) as rumble here * The Constitution of 1791 was made on in the historical head! Abstractions really such principles as had resulted from the ideas of the most lively, insurrectionary character; and the situation of France. It was the work nay, which prodnice offspring, and indeed are of the middle class, which chanced to be the oftenest parricidally devoured thereby: such strongest then; for, as is well known, what is the jingling and rumbling which calls itself ever force has the lead will fashion the insti- Thinking. Nearly so, though with greater tutions according to its own aims. Now this effect, might algebraical x's go rumbling in force, when it belongs to one, is despotism; some Pascal's or Babbage's mill. Just so, inwhen to several, it is privilege; when io all, it deed, do the Kalmuck people pray: quantities is right: which latter state is the ultimatum of of written prayers are put in some rotary pipsociety, as it was its beginning. France had kin or calabash, (hung on a tree, or going like finally arrived thither, after passing through the small barrel-churn of agricultural disfeudalism, which is the aristocratic institu- tricts;) this the devotee has only to whirl and tion; and then through absolutism, which is churn; so long as he whirls, it is prayer; the monarchic one.
when he ceases whirling, the prayer is done. "The work of the Constituent Assembly Alas! this is a sore error, very generally, perished not so much by its own defects as by among French thinkers of the present time. the assaults of factions. Standing between One ought to add that Mignet takes his place the aristocracy and the multitude, it was at at the head of that brotherhood of his; that his tacked by the former, and stormed and won little book, though abounding too in errors of
detail, beiter de erves what place it has than * “ “Notables consented with eagerness,' (Vol. I..p. any other of recent date. 10;) whereas they properly did not consent at all; The older Desodoards, Barruels, Lacretelles, • Parliament recalled on ihe 10th of September.' (for the 15th ;) and ihen seance Royale took place on the 201h and such like, exist, but will hardly profit of the same month, (191h of quite a different month, not much. Toulongeon, a man of talent and in the same, nor next to the same; D'Espremenil, a tegrity, is very vague; often incorrect for an
' (of ;) . man,' (turned of sixty.) &c. &c.
eyewitness: his military details used to be reckoned valuable; but, we suppose, Jomini index: parliamentary speeches, reports, &c, bas eclipsed them now. The Abbé Mont- are furnished in abundance; complete illasgaillard has shrewdness, decision, insight; tration of all that this Senatorial province abounds in anecdotes, strange facts and re- (rather a wearisome one) can illustrate. ports of facts: his book, being written in the Thirdly, we have to name the “ Collection of form of Annals, is convenient for consulting. Memoirs," completed several years ago, in For the rest, he is acrid, exaggerated, occa- above a hundred volumes. Booksellers Bausionally altogether perverse ; and, with his douin, Editors Berville and Barrière, have hastes and his hatreds, falls into the strangest done their utmost; adding notes, explanations, hallucination ;-as, for example, when he rectifications, with portraits also if you like: coolly records that “Madame de Staël, Neck- Louvet, Riouffe, and the two volumes of " Meer's daughter, was seen (on vit) distributing moirs on the Prisons" are the most attractive brandy to the Gardes Françaises in their bar- pieces. This Baudouin Collection, therefore, racks;" thai D'Orleans Egalité had “a pair of joins itself to that of Petitot, as a natural sequel. man-skin breeches,” – leather breeches, of And now a fourth work, which follows in human skin, such as they did prepare in the the train of these, and deserves to be reckoned tannery of Meudon, but too late for D'Orleans. along with them, is this “Histoire ParleThe history by Deux Amis de Liberté (if the mentaire" of Messieurs Buchez and Roul reader secure the original edition) is, perhaps, The authors are men of ability and repute : worth all the others, and offers (at least till Buchez, if we mistake not, is Dr. Buchez, and 1792, after which it becomes convulsive, semi-practises medicine with acceptance; Roux is fatuous, in the remaining dozen volumes) the known as an essayist and journalist: they best, correctesi, most picturesque narrative once listened a liule to Saint Simon, but it yet published. It is very correct, very pic- was before Saint Simonism called itself a turesque; wanis only fore-shortening, shadow, religion," and vanished in Bedlam. We have and compression; a work of decided merit: understood there is a certain bibliomaniac the authors of it, what is singular, appear not military gentleman in Paris, who in the course to be known.
of years has amassed the most astonishing Finally, our English histories do likewise collection of revolutionary ware: books, pamabound: copious if not in facts, yet in reflec- phlets, newspapers, even sheets and handbills, tions on facts. They will prove to the most ephemeral printings and paintings, such as incredulous that this French Revolution was, the day brought them forih, lie there without as Chamfort said, no “rose-water Revolu- end.* Into this warehouse (as into all madtion;" that the universal insurrectionary ab- ner of other repositories) Messrs. Buchez rogation of law and custom was managed in a and Roux have happily found access: the most unlawful, uncustomary manner. He who “ Histoire Parlementaire” is the fruit of their wishes to know how a solid Custos rotulorum, labours there. A number (two forming a speculating over his port after dinner, inter-volume) is published every fortnight: we prets the phenomena of contemporary univer- have the first twenty-two volumes before us, sal history, may look in these books: he who which bring down ihe narrative to January, does not wish that, need not look.
1793; there must be several other volumes On the whole, after all these writings and out, which we have not yet seen. Conceive printings, the weight of which would sink an a judicions compilation with such resources. İndiaman, there are, perhaps, only some three Parliamentary Debates, in summary,or (where publications hitherto that can be considered the occasion warrants it) given at large; this as forwarding essentially a right knowledge is by no means the most interesting part of of this matter. The first of these is the the matter: we have excerpts, notices, hints " Analyse du Moniteur," (complete expository of all imaginavle soris; of newspapers, of Index. and Syllabus of the Moniteur news- pamphlets, of Sectionary and Municipal repaper from 1789 to 1799;) a work carrying cords, of the Jacobios' club, of placard-jourits significance in its title ;-provided it be nals, nay, of placards and caricatures. No faithfully executed; which it is well known to livelier emblem of the time, in its actual more be. Along with this we may mention the ment and iumult, cuuld be presented. The series of portraits, a hundred in number, pub- editors connect these fragments by expositions lished with the original edition of it: many such as are needful; so that a reader coming of them understood to be accurate likenesses. unprepared to the work can still know what The natural face of a man is often worth more he is about. Their expositions, as we can than several biographies of him, as biogra- testify, are handsomely done: but altogether phies are written. These hundred portraits apart from these, the excerpts themselves are have been copied into a book called “Scènes the valuable thing. The scissors, in such a de la Revolution,” (which contains other pic. tures, of small value, and some not useless • It is generally known that a similar collection, perwriting by Chamfort;) and are often to be haps still larger and more curious lier (huried) in the
British Museum here-inaccegsible for want of a proper found in libraries. A republication of Vernet's catalogne. Some eighteen months ago, the respectable Caricatures* would be a most acceptable ser- sub-librarian seemed to be working at such a thing: by vice, but has not been thought of hitherto. respectful application to him. you could gain access to The second rork to be counted here is the ders, and reading the outside tilles of his books, which
his room, and have the satisfaction of mounting on lad“Choix des Rapports, Opinions, et Discours," was a great help. Otherwise you could not in many In some twenty volumes, with an excellent weeks ascertain so much as the table of contents of case, are independent of the pen. One of the give this tragedy of old Foulon, which all the most interesting English biographies we have world has heard of, perhaps not very acca. is that long thin folio on Oliver Cromwell, rately. Foulon's life-drama, with its hasty published some five-and-twenty years ago, cruel sayings and mean doings, with its where the editor has merely clipt out from the thousandfold intrigues, and “the people eating contemporary newspapers whatsoever article, grass if they like," ends in this miserable manparagraph, or sentence he found to contain the ner. It is ihe editors themselves who speak; name of Old Noll, and printed them in the compiling from various resources :order of their dates. It is surprising that the “'Towards five in the morning, (Paris, 220 like has not been attempted in other cases. July, 1789) M. Foulon was brought in; he had Had seven of the eight translators of Faust, been arresied at Vitry, near Fountainbleau, by and seventy times seven of the four hundred the peasants of the place. Doubtless this man four-score and ten Imaginative Authors, but thought himself very guilty towards the people," thrown down the writing instrument, and (say, very hateful;) “ for he had spread abroad turned to the old newspaper files judiciously a report of his death; and had even buried one with the cutting one!
this repository; and, after days of weary waiting, dusty
ruminaging, and sickness of hope deferred, gave up the • Bee Mercier's Nouveau Paris, vol. iv. p. 254. enterprise as a game not worth the candle."
of his servants, who happened to die then, We can testify, after not a little examina- under his own name. He had afierwards hid. tion, that the editors of the “Histoire Parle- den himself in an estate of M. de Sartines ;" mentaire" are men of fidelity, of diligence; where he was detected and seized. that their accuracy in regard to facts, dates, “M. Foulon was taken to the Hotel de Ville, and so forth, is far beyond the average. Of where they made him wait. Towards nine course they have their own opinions, prepos- o'clock the assembled Committee had decided sessions even: but these are honest prepos- that he should be sent to the Abbaye prison. sessions, which they do not hide ; which one M. de Lafayette was sent for, that he might can estimate the force of, allow for the result execute this order; he was abroad over the of. Wilful falsification, did the possibility of Districts: he could not be found. During it lie in their character, is otherwise out of this time a crowd collected in the square; and the question. But, indeed, our editors are required to see Foulon. It was noon: M. men of earnestness, of strict principle; of a Bailly came down; the people listened to him; faith, were it only in the republican Tricolor. but still persisted. In the end they penelrated Their democratic faith, truly, is palpable, into the great hall of the Hotel de Ville; would thorough-going; as it has a right to be, in see Foulon, 'whom,' say, they, you are wantthese days, since it likes. The thing you have ing to smuggle off from justice.' Foulon was to praise, however, is that it is a quiet faith, presented to them. Then began this remarkanever an hysterical one; never expresses it- ble dialogue. M. de la Poize, an Elector:self otherwise than with a becoming calm-l. Messieurs, every guilly person should be ness, especially with a becoming brevity. judged.' “Yes, judged directly, and then The hoarse deep croak of Marat, the brilliant hanged.' M. Osselin :- To judge, one must sharp-cutting gayety of Desmoulins, the. dull have judges; let us send M. Foulon to the bluster of Prudhomme, the cackling garrulity tribunals. •No, no,' replied the people, judge of Brissot, all is welcomed with a cold gravity him just now.' •Since you will not have the and brevity; all is illustrative, if not of one common judges,' said M. Osselin, it is indisthing then of another. Nor are the Royalists pensable to appoint others.' Well, judge Royous, Suleaus, Peltiers, forgotten; “ Acts of him yourselves. We have no right either the Apostles," “ King's Friend," nor Crow. 10 judge or to create judges; name them youring of the Cock:” these, indeed, are more selves. Well,' cried the people, .M. le Cure sparingly administered; but at the right time, of Saint Etienne then, and M. le Cure of as is promised, we shall have more. In a Saint-Andre.' Osselin :-- Two judges are not word, it may be said of this “ Histoire Parle- enough; there needs seven.' Thereupon the mentaire,” that the wide promise held out in people named Messrs. Quatremere, Varangue, its title page is really, in some respectable &c. •Here are seven judges indeed,' said Os. measure, fulfilled. With a fit index to wind selin, .but we still want a clerk.' it up, (which index ought to be not good only clerk. •A king's Attorney.' •Let it be M. but excellent, so much depends on it here,) Duveyrier.' Of what crime is M. Foulon ac. this work bids fair to be one of the most im-cused?' asked Duveyrier. • He wished to portant yet published on the History of the harass the people; he said he would make Revolution. No library, that professes to have them eat grass; he was in the plot; he was a collection in this sort, can dispense with it. for national bankruptcy; he bought up corn.'
A “Histoire Parlementaire” is precisely the The two curates then rose, and declared that house, or say, rather, the unbuilt city, of which they refused to judge; the laws of the church not the single brick can form a specimen. In so permitting them. They are right,' said some; rich a variety the only ditficulty is where they are cozening us,' said others, “and the to choose. We have scenes of tragedy, of prisoner all the while is making his escape. As comedy, of farce, of farce-tragedy, ostenest of ihese words there rose a frightful iomult in the all; there is eloquence, gravity; ihere is blus. Hall. •Messieurs,' said an Elector, 'name four ter, bombast, and absurdity : scenes tender, of yourselves to guard him.' Four men accordo scenes barbarous, spirit stirring, and then ingly were chosen ; sent into the neighbouring Aatly wearisome: a thing waste, incoherent, aparıment, where Foulon was. •But will you wild to look upon; but great with the great- judge then ?' cried the crowd. •Messters, ness of reality ; for the thing exhibited is no you see there are two judges wanting.' .We vision but a fact Let us, as the first excerp, name M. Bailly and M. Lafayette. • But M
• Be you
Lafayette is absent; one must either wait for rubbish and produce out of it, in small deal bim, or name some other.' Well, then, name compass, a “Life and Remains” of this poor directly, and do il yourself.'
Camille. We pick up three light fractions, “At length the Electors agreed to proceed to illustrative of him and of the things he moved judgment; Foulon was again brought in. The in; they relate to the famous Fifin of October, foremost part of the crowd joined hands, and (1789,) when the women rose in insurrection formed a chain several ranks deep, in the mid- The Palais Royal and Marquis Saint-Huruge dle of which he was received. At this moment have been busy on the King's veo, and Lally M. Lafayette came in; went and took his place Tollendall's proposal of an upper house :at the board aniong ihe electors, and then ad- “ Was the Palais Royal so far wrong," says dressed to the people a discourse, of which the Camille,“10 cry out against such things? 'I Ami du Roi and the Records of the Town-hall, know that the Palais Royal promenade is the two authorities we borrow from here, give strangely miscellaneous; that pickpockets fre different reports.”
quently employ the liberiy of ihe press there, and Lafayette's speech, according to both ver- many a zealous patriot has lost his handkersions, is to the effect that Foulon is guilıy: butchief in the fire of debate. But for all that I that he doubtless has accomplices; that he must bear honourable testimony 10 the promust be taken to the Abbaye prison, and in- menaders in this Lyceum and Stoa. The vestigated there. “ Yes, yes, to prison! Off Palais Royal garden is the focus of patriotism: with him, off!” cried the crowd. The Deux there do the chosen patriots rendezvous, who Amis add another no: insignificant circum- have left their hearths and their provinces to stance, that poor Foulun himself, hearing this witness this magnificent spectacle of the Reconclusion of Lafayette's, clapped hands; volution of 1789, and not to witness without whereupon the crowid said, “ See! they are aiding in it. They are Frenchmen; they have both in a story!" Our editors continue and an interest in the Constitution, and a right to conclude:
concur in it. How many Parisians too, in" At this moment there rose a great clamour stead of going to their Districts, find it shorter in the square. •It is the Palais Royal coming,' to come at once to the Palais Royal. Here said one; 'It is the Faubourg Saint Antoine,' you have no need to ask a President if you said another. Then a well dressed person may speak, and wait two hours till your turn (homme bien nu) advanced towards the board, comes. You propose your motion; if it find and said, ' Puuz vous mouez: what is the use of supporters, they set you on a chair: if you are judging a man who has been judged these thiriy applauded, you proceed to the redaction: if years?' At this word, Foulon was clutched; you are hissed, you go your ways. It is very hurled out to the square; and finally tied to the much the mode the Romans followed; their fatal rope, which hung from the Lunterne at the Forum and our Palais Royal resemble one corner of the Rue de la Vannerie. The rope another."-Vol. ii. p. 414. was afierwards cut; the head was put on a Then a few days further on—the celebrated pike, and paraded,”—with“grass” in the mouth military dinner at Versailles, with the white of it, they might have added !- Vol. ii. p. 148. cockades, black cockades, and "O Richard! 0
From the “ Revolution de France et de mon Roi !" having been transacted:Brabant," Camille Desmoulin's newspaper Paris, Sunday, 4th Grober. The king's wife furnishes numerous extracts, in the earlier had been so gratified with it, that this brotherly volumes; always of a remarkable kind. This repast of Thursday must needs be repeated. In Procureur Générist de lu Lanterne has a place of was so on the Saturday, and with aggrava. his own in the history of the Revolution ; tions. Our patience was worn out: you may there are not many putabler persons in it than suppose whatever patriot observers there were he. A light, harmless creature, as he says of at Versailles hastened to Paris with the news, himself; * a man bord to write verses,” but or at least sent off despatches containing them whom destiny had directed to overthrow bas- That same day (Saturday evening) ali Paris tilles, and go to the guillouine for doing that. set itself astir.
a lady, firsi, who, How such a man will comport himself in a seeing that her husband was not listened to at French Revolution, as he from time to time his District, came to the bar of the Cafe de turns up there, is worih seeing. Of loose, head-Foi, to denounce the anti-national cockades long character; a man stuttering in speech ; M. Marat flies to Versailles ; returns like stuttering, infirm, in conduct ivo, till one huge lightning; makes a noise like the four blasts idea laill hold of him: a man for whoin art, of doom, crying to us-Awake, ye Deal! fortune, or himself, would never do much, bul Danton, on his side, sounds the alarm in tbe to whom Nature had been very kind! One Cordeliers. On Sunday this immortal Cordemeets him always with a sort of forgiveness, liers' District posis iis manifesto and that almost of underhand love, as for a prodigal very day they would have gone 1: Versailles,
He has good gifts, and even acquire. had not M. Crevecmur, their commandant, ments elegant law-scholarship, quick sense, stood in the way. People seek out their arms the freest joyful heart: a lellow of endless wit, however; sally out to the streets in chase of clearness, soft lambent brilliancy; on any anti-national cockades. The law of reprisals subject you can listen to him, if without ap- is in force; these cockades are torn off, trampled proving, yet without yawning. As a writer, in under foot, with menace of the Laaier ein case fact, there is nothing French that we have of relapse. A military gentleman, picking up heard of superior or equal to him for these his cockade, is for fastening it on again; a fifty years. Probably some French editor, hundred canes start into the air, saying rela some day or other, will sifi that journalistic. The whole Sunday passes in hunting down