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LXI.

what number died without in the archduke's camp, of And thou to whom in spirit at this hour

every degree. The vision of thy Country's bliss is given,

Masters of the camp.

7 Who feelest that she holds her trusted power

Colonels

15 To do the will and spread the word of Heaven,

Sergeants Majors.

29 Hold fast the faith which animates thy mind,

Captaines. And in thy songs proclaim the hopes of humankind.

Lieutenants

116 Ensigoes

322 Sergeants .

1911 NOTES.

Corporals .

1166 Lanspisadoes.

600 Soldiers.

34663 Marriners,

610 Note 1, page 520, col. 1.

Women and children.

119
The second day was tbat when Martel broke
The Musselmen.

All which amount to 41,124 persons; which number Upon this subject Miss Plumptre relates a remarkable the cold winters upon the sea coast, in so cold a cli

is not so great, considering the long siege, sickness, and anecdote, in the words of one of the sufferers at Lyons, mate, fighting against the elements. It is unknown

« At my entrance into the prison of the Recluse' what number died in the town, the which is thought found about twelve hundred of my fellow-citizens already immured there, distributed in different apart- who were better lodged, had more ease, and were better

much less, for that there were not so many in the town, ments, The doom of four-fifths of them at least was considered as inevitable: it was less a prison than a

victualled. »--GRIMESTONE's Hist. of the Netherlands, fold, where the innocent sheep patiently waited the

p. 1317.

« The besieged in Ostend had certain adventuring hour that was to carry them to the revolutionary shambles.

In this dreary abode, how lony, how tedious did soldiers whom they called Lopers, of the which among the days appear! they seemed to have many more than

other captains, were the young captain Grenu, and twenty-four hours.

Their arms which they bore i Yet we were allowed to read and

captain Adam Van Leest. write, and were composed enough to avail ourselves of were a long and a great pike, with a flat head at the this privilege; nay we could sometimes even so far

neather end thereof, to the end that it should not siuk forget our situation as to sport and gambol together. too deep into the mud, a harquebuse hung in a scarf, as The continued images of destruction and devastation we have said of Frebuters, a coutelas at his side, and which we had before our eyes, the little hope that his dayger about his neck, who would usually leap over appeared to any of us of escaping our menaced fate, so

a ditch four and twenty foot broad, skirmislıing often familiarized us with the idea of death, that a stoical with his enemy so as no horseman could overtake them serenity had taken possession of our minds : we had before they had leapt over the ditches againe.» Ib. 1 299. been kept in a state of fear till the sentiment of fear

« In remembrance of the long siege of Ostend, and was lost. All our conversation bore the character of this the winning of Sluce, there were certaine counters made

copper,

the disposition : it was reflective, but not complaining; it in the United Provinces, both of silver and was serious without being melancholy; and often pre-on the other the towns of Rhinberk, Grave, Sluce, ar

one having on the one side the picture of Ostend, and sented novel and striking ideas. One day, when we were conversing on the inevitable chain of events, and denbourg, and the forts of Isendyke and Cadsant, with the irrevocable order of things, on a sudden one of our

this inscription round about, * Plus triennio obsessa, party exclaimed that we owed all our misfortunes to

hosti rudera, patriæ quatuor ex me urbes dedi. Charles Martel. We thought him raving; but thus he

no 1604. Ostend being more than three years besieged, reasoned to prove bis hypothesis. Had not Charles Gave the enemie a heap of stones, and to her native

four townes. Martel,' said he, " conquered the Saracens, these

« The town of Utrecht did also make a triumphant latter, already masters of Guienne, of Saintonge, of Perigord, and of Poitou, would soon have extended their peace of Coyne both of gold and silver, where on the dominion over all France, and from that time we should

one side stood the siege of Ostend, and on the other the have had no more religious quarrels, no more state dis- siege of Sluce, and all the forts and havens, and on

both sides round about was graven, putes; we should not now have assemblies of the people, clubs, committees of public safety, sieges, imprison

Jebovah prius dederat plus quam perdidimus.'s ments, bloody executions.' To this man the Turkish

Ibidem, 1318. system of goveroment appeared preferable to the revoJutionary regime; and, all chances calculated, he pre

Note 3, page 521, col. 1. ferred the bow-string of the Bashaw, rarely drawn, to

Many a rich vessel from the injurious sea

Enter the bosom of thy quiet quay. the axe of the guillotine, incessantly at work.»

These lines are borrowed from Quarles ;- the passage Note 2, page 520, col. 2.

in which they occur would be very pleasing if he had That old siege.

not disfigured it in a most extraordinary manner. « It is uncertain what numbers were slain during

Saile gentle Pinnace! now the hcavens are clear, the siege of Ostend, yet it is said that there was found

The winds blow fair: behold the harbor 's neer. in a commissary's pocket, who was slain before Ostend Tridented Neptune bath forgot to frowne,

The rocks are past; the storme is overblowne. the 7th of August, before the yielding thereof, divers

Up weather-beaten voyagers and rouze ye, remarkable notes and observations, and among the rest Forsake your loatbed Cabbins ; up and louze ye

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Upon the open decks, and smell the land:

this kind of treachery have long since ceased even to be Cheare up, the welcome shoare is nigb at hand,

suspected. During the long wars in the Netherlands, Saile gentle Pinnace with a prosperous gale To the Isle of Peace : saile, gentle Pinnace, saile!

nothing was more common than for officers to change Fortune conduct thee ; let thy koele divide

their party, --considering war as a mere profession, in The silver streams, ibat thou maist safely slido

which their services, like those of a lawyer, were for Into the bosome of tby quiet Key,

the best bidder.
And quite thee fairly of the injurious Sea.
QCARLES's Argalus and Parthenia.

Note

7, page 522, col. 2.
Note 4, page 521, col. 1.

Then saw we Affligbem, by ruin rent.
Bruges.

This magnificent Abbey was destroyed during the
Urbs est ad miraculum pulchra, potens, amæna, says

Revolution,

-an act of popular madness which the Luigi Guicciardini. Its power is gone by, but its beauty

people in its vicinity now spoke of with unavailing reis perhaps more impressive now than in the days of its gret. The library was at one time the richest in splendour and prosperity.

Brabant; « celeberrima,» Luigi Guicciardini calls it,
M. Paquet Syphorien, and many writers after him, « adeo quidem, ut quod ad libros antiquos habeatur pro
mention the preservation of the monuments of Charles locupletissima simul et laudatissima universa istius
the Bold, and his daughter Mary of Burgundy, wife to tractus.» The destruction of books during the Revolu-
the Archduke Maximilian; but they do not mention tion was deplorably great. A bookseller at Brussels
the pame of the Beadle who preserved them at the im- told me he had himself at one time sent off five-and-
minent risk of his own life. Pierre Dezutter is this twenty waggon-loads for waste paper, and sold more
person's name. During the revolutionary frenzy, when than 100,000lb. weight for the same purpose! In this
the mob seemed to take most pleasure in destroying manner were the conveut-libraries destroyed.
whatever was most venerable, he took these splendid

Note 8, page 523, col. 1.
tombs to pieces and buried them during the night, for
which he was proscribed and a reward of 2000 francs

Assche, for water and for cakes renowned,

The Flemish name of these said cakes has a marvelset upon his head. Buonaparte, after his marriage into the Austrian family, rewarded him with 1000 francs,

lously uncouth appearance,-suyker-koekakens,-neverand gave 10,000 for ornamenting the chapel in which theless they are good cakes, and are sold by Judocus the tombs were replaced. This has been done with de Bisschop, at the sign of the Moor, next door to the little taste.

Auberge la Tête-de-Bæuf. This information is for

those whom it may concern.
Note 5, page 522, col. 1.
That sisterbood wbom to tbeir role

Note 9, page 523, col. 2.
Of holy life no hasty vows restrain.

When Belgian cars were taugbt
The Beguines. Helyot is mistaken when he says

The British soldier's cry, half groan, half prayer,
(t. 8. p. 6,) that the Beguinage at Mechlin is the finest

Breathed when his pain is more thon he can bear. in all Flanders; it is not comparable to that at Ghent, One of our coachmen, who had been employed (like which for extent and beauty may be called the Capital all his fraternity) in removing the wounded, asked us of the community.

what was the meaning of the English word O Lord! for

thus, he said, the wounded were continually crying out. Note 6, page 522, col. 2.

Note 10, page 524, col. 1.
Where whilome treachery stained the English name.

Brabant in all ber cities felt the sound.
In 1583, - the English garrison of Alost being muti The battle of the 18th was heard throughout the
pied for their pay, the Ganthois did not only refuse to whole of Brabant, and in some directions far beyond it.
give it them, but did threaten to force them out, or else It was distinctly perceived at Herve; and I have been
i famish them. In the mean time the Prince of Parma assured, incredible as it may seem, that it was perceived
did not let slip this opportunity to make his profit at Amiens. The firing on the 16th was heard at Ant-
thereby, but did solicit them by fair words and pro- werp,not that of the 18th, though the scene of action
mises to pay them; and these English companies, not
accustomed to endure hunger and want, began to give

Note 11, page 524, col. 1. ear unto him, for that their Colonel Sir John Norris

Here Castanaza reared a votive fane. and the States were somewhat slow to provide for their pay, for the which they intended to give order, but it The following dedicatory inscription is placed over was too late. For after that the English had chased the portico of Waterloo Church. away the rest of the garrison which were of the country,

D. 0. M.
then did Captain Pigot, Vincent, Tailor, and others,

Et D. D. Josepho et Annæ
agree to deliver up the town unto the paniar giving
them for their pay, which they received, thirty thousand

Pro Desiderata Dominiis Catbolicis
pistolets. And so the said town was delivered unto the

Caroli 2. Hisp. Ind. Regis Belg. Principis Prosapia

Fran. Ant. Agurto Marchio de Castanaca Belg. Guberntor. Spaniard in the beginning of December, and filled with Wallons. Most of these English went to serve the Prince The a in Gubernator has been left out, either by the of Parma in his camp before Eckloo, but finding that mistake of the workmen, or for want of room. be trusted them not, they ran in a manner all away.» Carlos II of Spain, one of the most wretched of men,

GRIMESTONE, 833. married for his first wife Marie Louise, Lewis the FourIt is one proof of the improved state of general feeling teenth's niece. A curious instance of the public anxiety in the more civilized states of Europe, that instances of that she should produce an heir to the throne is pre

Alost

was nearer.

Hoc Sacellum

of

served by Florez in his Memorias de las Reynas Catho

Regiment lave erected this licas, When she had been married two years without

Monument in commemoratica

of the fall of their issue, this strange epigram, if so it may be called, was

Gallant Companions. circulated :

Parid bella Flor de Lis
En aflliccion tan estrania:

To
Si Paris, Paris á España,

the Memory
Si no Paris, á Paris.

Major Edwin Griffith, Florez describes the dress of the bride at her espou

Lt. Isaac Sherwond, and sals : it was a robe of murray velvet embroidered with

Li. Henry Buckley tlcur de lys of gold trimmed with ermine and jewels,

Officers in the XV King's Regiment of Hassari and with a train of seven ells long;-ibe

(British)
princesses
of

who fell in the baule of the blood bad all long trains, but not so long, the length

Waterloo, being according to their proximity to the throne. The

Jon18, 1815.

This stone was erected by the Officers description of a Queen's dress accorded well with the

of that Regiment, antiquarian pursuits of Florez; but it is amusing to

as a testimony of their respect, observe some of the expressions of this laborious writer, a monk of the most rigid habits, whose life was spent

Dulcs et decorum est pro patria mori. in severe study and in practices of mortification. Jo her head-dress, he says, she wore porcelain pins which

The two following are the epitaphs in the churchsupported large diamonds, -y convertian en cielo

yard: aquel poco de tierra, and at the ball after the espousals, el Christianissimo danzó con la Catholica. These ap

D. 0. M. pellations sound almost as oddly as Messrs Bogue and Second Regiment of Life Guards of bis Britannic Majesty, who feil

Sacred to the Memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Fiuz Gerald, of the Bennett's description of St Paul in a minuet, and Timo- gloriously at the battle of La Belle Alliance, near this town, on tka thy at a card-table.

18th of June, 1815, in the 41st year of his life, deeply and deserruf This poor Queen lived eight years with a husband ly regretted by bis family and friends. To a manly loftiness of soul

be united all the virtues that could render him an ornament to bis wliose miod and body were equally debilitated. Never

profession, and to private and social life. were the miseries of a mere state-marriage more la Anx manes du plus vertueux des bommes, généralement estimé et mentably exemplified. In her last illness, when she regrette de sa famille et de ses amis, le Lieutenant-Colonel Richard was advised to implore the prayers of a personage who Fitz Gerald, de la Garde du Corps de sa lajesté Britannique, igé was living in the odour of sanctity for her recovery, she glorieusement à la bataille de la Belle Alliance, le 18 Juin, 1815.

R. I. P. replied, Certainly I will not;—it would be fully to ask for a life which is worth so little. And when toward

D. 0. M. the last her Confessor inquired if any thing troubled

Ici repose le Colonel her, her answer was, that she was jo perfect peace, and

De Langrebr, Commandant rejoiced that she was dying,—« en paz me hallo Padre,

le premier Bataillon de

Bremen, blessi à mort à She died on the 12th of y muy gustosa de morir.,

la bataille de Waterloo, February; and such was the solicitude for an heir to

le 18 Juin, 1815, et enterré the monarchy, that on the 15th of May a second mar

le lendemain, à gé de riage was concluded for the king.

40 ans.

R. I. P.
Note 12, page 524, col. 2.
Plain tablets by the soldier's hand

Lord Uxbridge's leg is buried in a garden opposite to
Raised to his comrades in a foreign land.

the inn, or rather public-house, at Waterloo. The The inscriptions in the hurch are as follows.

owner of the house in which the amputation was per

formed considers it as a relic which has fallen to his Sacred to the memory

share. We had deposited it at first behind the house,

but as he intended to plant a tree upon the spot, he Lt. Col. Edward Stables

considered, that as the ground there was not his own Sir Francis d'Oyley, K. C. B.

property, the boys might injure or destroy the tree, Charles Thomas

and therefore he removed the leg into his own garWilliam Miller - William Henry Milner

den, where it lies in a proper sort of coffin, under a Capt. Robert Adair

mound of carth about three or four feet in diameter. Edward Grose

A luft of Michaelmas daisies was in blossom upon this Newton Chambers

mound when we were at Waterloo; but this was a tem. Ensign Ediward Pardoe

porary ornament: in November the owner meant 10 -James Lord Blay

plant a weeping willow there. He was obliging enough the Hon. S. S. P. Barrington of

to give me a copy of an epitaph which he had prepared, His Britannic Majesty's

and whiclı, he said, was then in the stone-cutter's hands. First Regiment of Foot Guardia

It is as follows:
wbo sell gloriously in the battle
of Quatre Bras and Wateloo,' on

Ci est enterrée la Jambe de l'illastre, brave, et vaillant Comte the 16th and 18th of June,

Uxbridge, Lieutenant General, Commandant en Chef la Cavaleria

Angloise, Belge, et Follandoise ; blessé le 18 Juin, 1813, à la me The Officers of the

morable bataille de Waterloo ; qui par son beroisme a concouru aa

triomphe de la cause du Genre humain, glorieusement decidée par * The word is tbus mis-spelt.

l'eclatante victoire du dit jour.

of

Thomas Brown

1815.

Note 13, page 524, col. 2.

on the 18th, and Blucher on the 19th. The coachmen When Marlborough bere, victorious in his might,

had told us that it was an assez bonne auberge; but when Surprised the French, and smote them in their fight. one of them in the morning asked how we had passed A detachment of the French was entrenched at Wa- the night, he observed that no one ever slept at Geterloo Chapel, August 1705, when the Duke of Marlbo- nappe, -it was impossible, because of the continual rouzh advanced to attack the French army at Over passing of posts and coal-carts. Ysche, and this detachment was destroyed with great slaughter. (Echard's Gazetteer.) The Sieur La Lande

Note 18, page 529, col. 1.

The Cross Roads. says, « on donne la chasse à un parti François qui etoit à Waterloo.» Marlborough was prevented by the De

Ji is odd that the inscription upon the directing-post puties of the States from pursuing his advantage, and at Les Quatre Bras, (or rather boards, for they are fasaltacking the enemy, at a time when he made sure of tened against a house,) should be given wrongly in the victory.- Hist. de l'Empereur Charles VI, t. 2, p. 80.

account of the campaign printed at Frankfort. The

real directions are,
Note 14, page 525, col. 1.

À de pro ver S: Douler
Mount St John,
The hamlet which the ligblanders that day

2de pro ver Genappe
Preserved from spoil.

1 dle ple ver Marbais The peasant wlio led us over the field resided at this

de

plo ver Frasne hamlet. Mont St Jean was every thing to him, and his frequent exclamations of admiration for the courage spelt in this manner, and ill cut. I happened to copy it of the Highlanders in particular, and indeed of the in a mood of superfluous minuteness. whole

army, always ended with a reference to his own A fat and jolly Walloon, who inhabited this corner dwelling-place: « if they had not fought so well, on house, ate his dinner in peace at twelve o'clock on the mon Dieu, Mont St Jean would have been burnt.» 16th, and was driven out by the balls flying about his

This was an intelligent man, of very impressive coun cars at four the same day. This man described that tenance and manners. Like all the peasantry with part of the action which took place in his sight with whom we conversed, he spoke with the bitterest hatred great animation. He was particularly impressed by the of Buonaparte, as the cause of all the slaughter and rage,—the absolute fury which the French displayed ; misery he had witnessed, and repeatedly expressed his they cursed the English while they were fighting, and astonishment that lie had not been put to death. My cursed the precision with which the English grape-shot louse, said he, was full of the wounded:- it was no

was fired, which, said the man, was neither too high thing but sawing off legs and sawing off arms.

OL por too low, but struck right in the middle. The last my God, and all for one man! Why did you not put time that a British army had been in this place, the him to death? I myself would have put him to death Duke of York slept in this man's bed, -an event which with my own hand.

the Walloon remembered with gratitude as well as

pride, the Duke having given him a louis d'or.
Note 15, page 525, col. 1.
Small theatre for such a tragedy.

Note 19, page 529, col. 2.

Oh wherefore have ye spared his head accurst. So important a battle perhaps was never before fought within so small an extent of ground. I computed the

Among the peasantry with whom we conversed this distance between Hougoumont and Papelot at iliree feeling was universal. We met with many persons who miles ; in a straight line it might probably not exceed disliked the union with Holland, and who hated the two and a half.

Prussians, but none who spoke in favour or even in Our guide was very much displeased at the name palliation of Buonaparte. The manner in which this which the battle had obtained in England. Why call ferocious beast, as they call him, has been treated, bas it the battle of Waterloo? he said, -call it Mont St given a great shock to the moral feelings of mankind. Jcan, call it La Belle Alliance, call it Hougoumont, call The almost general mode of accounting for it on the it La llaye Sainte, call it Papelot, -any thing but Wa- Continent, is by a supposition that England purposely terloo.

let him loose from Elba in order to have a pretext for

again attacking France, and crippling a country which Note 16, page 525, col. 1.

she had left too strong, and which would soon have Admiring Belgium saw

outstripped her in prosperity. I found it impossible to The youth proved worthy of his destined crown.

dispossess even men of sound judgment and great abiA man at Les Quatre Bras, who spoke with the usual lity of this belief, preposterous as it is; and when they enthusiasm of the Prince of Orange's conduct in the read the account of the luxuries which liave been sent campaign, declared that he fought « like a devil on

to St Helena for the accommodation of this great crihorseback.» Looking at a portrait of the Queen of the minal, they will consider it as the fullest proof of their Netherlands, a lady observed that there was a resem- opinion. blance to the Prince; a young Fleming was quite angry at this,-he could not bear that his hero should not be

Note 20, page 530, col. 1. thought beautiful as well as brave.

And now they felt tbe Prussian's beavy hand.

Wherever we went we heard one cry of complaint Note 17, page 528, col. 2.

against the Prussians, - except at Ligoy, where the Genappe.

people had witnessed only their courage and their sufAt the Roy d'Espagne, where we were lodged, Wel- | ferings. This is the effect of making the military spilington had his head-quarters on the 17thi, Buonaparte rit predominate in a nation. The conduct of our own

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