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stranger is almost as conversant with the subject as the replied the ambassador to his interpretor, that the fathers, and is of the same opinion. They speak of exception renders the reply impossible. the different Capuchin convents in France, Germany, and Italy, which, in the opinion of these good people,
HomAGE PAID TO GENIUS.--I had just landed at are the true capitals of the respective countries. The
Portsmouth, with a gallant Hanoverian efficer; and stranger is more au fait, than they could have imagined, in this particular branch of geography, and having some relations in Dorsetshire, I begged the extols the peculiar talent of the children of Saint major to accompany me, which offer he accepted with
many thanks. It was a beautiful day, and we travelled Francis, in making choice of the most beautiful situ
on horse back, that we might see the surrounding ations. They cite some trait of humanity in the character of this good Saint Francis d'Assises: their scenery to better advantage. As we rode through a guest admires them, and relates other anecdotes of this park in Wiltshire, we perceived at a great distance a saint, of which the fathers were ignorant. They are
magnificent marble monument. The major is an enthu
siastic admirer of the English character. “Certainly," perfectly charmed with this agreeable stranger, and
cried he, “ this is some testimony of respect to the pleased with themselves for having bestowed such attentions on one who so fully merited it, and who, not
memory of a great man, or illustrious philosopher, who
has devoted his life to the enlightenment of mankind. withstanding his modesty, appeared to be possessed of a more than ordinary degree of infomation on points
“ The English are famous for their veneration to
great men. of such overwhelming importance. He even under
This monument has perhaps been erected
to the memory of a Locke, a Newton, or a Boling broke." stood several Latin quotations ! almost as well as the
We accelerated our pace, and shortly arrived at the superior himself, and shewed a capability of conversing even with the chief dignitaries of the order.
mausoleum. The major hastened to examine it, and
to peruse the epitaph.-- Indignation was depicted on At length they beseech him to attach himself to their community; they exhibit to him in perspective,
his countenance, when he discovered that this supposed the most exalted rank and dignities, if he will one day homage to genius was a mausoleum erected at an enrol himself as a member of their society. The
immense expence to the memory of one of the Earl of
Abingdon's--bay horses ! stranger promises to take it into consideration; he is duly sensible of their kind sentiments towards him, and modestly excuses himself from so great an honor.
ANECDOTE OF NAPOLEON.-Napoleon admired digThe carriage is at last ready, and they must separate ; nity even in others. One day, a courtier, well known the whole convent is afflicted at the announcement. The
for his parsimonious habits, arrived at Saint Cloud in carriage dissappears, and the most sincere good wishes
a hackney coach! keeping no equipage for the sake of of the whole convent accompany- The Philosopher- economy. Napoleon having noticed this, a few days VOLTAIRE !!
afterwards accosted him. “ It appears Monsieur Le Comte, that you have no carriage?"_" Sire.”_“I will
send you an equipage to morrow.”—“ Sire! MARIE ANTOINETTE. -The French were not the
Majesty!"-and stammering out these words, he bent only people sensible to the despotic empire of beauty,
to the earth in mingled joy and respect. The next with which Marie Antoinette reigned over every heart.
morning a splendid equipage, drawn by four horses, On this head the following anecdote is interesting.
enters the court-yard of count: .; it was from the The emperor of Morocco, in 1778, had an ambas
emperor! “Oh! what good fortune !” exclaimed the sador at the court of France: he was admitted to the
delighted count. “ Here is the bill, monsieur." The queen's ball, and appeared astonished at the brilliancy
count knit his brows, examined the bill, and paid it; he of the fête, and above all at the appearance of a number dared not refuse. Napoleon's courtiers were obliged of young ladies, who where probably more remarkable
to pay-and to pay well too. for their beauty, than the splendour of their costume. H. R. H. le Comte d'Artois, who enjoyed the surprise which the ambassador manifested, sent to enquire of him to which of the ladies he gave the preference, V. SLATER, Printer, 23, Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Square. with the exeeption of the queen. Tell the prince,