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of my country; I shall speak without hatred and and which was to be published-ON THE MORwithout fear; I shall relate the whole truth. ROW. It was two o'clock; they adjourned to
“ M. Mauguin spoke first. He is the man to con. four at M. Berard's. front danger; he is the orator of revolution; na. "At four o'clock the deputies re-assembled at M. ture has made him a tribune of the people. He Berard's. Here, my historical task becomes more traces in broad outlines a frightful picture of the painful. I have to retrace scenes which it would situation of Paris; he speaks of the wicked at. probably be better to obliterate from our parlia. tempts of the court, the resentment of the people, mentary annals, but that they must be preserved their coinbats, their successes, their reverses, their for the instruction of posterity. My pen shall do fears, and their hopes. Listen,' said he, with its duty. In the short interval of time between enthusiasm, listen to the roar of the cannon and the first and second assembling of the deputies on the groans of the dying; they reach you even the day of the 28th, affairs had taken another here, it is a great people effecting a revolution turn. The patriots had been beaten at several which you ought to direct; it is no longer per points; the Hotel de Ville, already twice taken mitted us to hesitate ; our place, gentlemen, is and retaken, had remained, at last, in the power between the popular battalions and the phalanxes of the royal troops, with whom somie brave cili. of despotism; beware of losing time; the royal zens were again contesting it, but the combatants guard loses none, be assured : once more, I say, began to feel discouraged; their energy, for want this is a revolution which calls upon us to act. of proper direction, was becoming exhausted :
“At this word revolution, several deputies rose anxiety was at its highest point, and the defeat of and threatened to retire immediately. It was an the people generally considered as inevitable. explosion of all the fears that had found their way Shall I declare it! Scarcely one-half of the depu. to this assembly. Messieurs Charles Dupin, Se ties who had been present at the meeting in the bastiani, and Guizot distinguished themselves morning attended at that in the afternoon. The among the inost zealous advocates of legal order. deputation sent to the Duke of Ragusa now re.
I protest against every act that goes beyond the ported to the assembly the insolent reply of that bounds of legality,' exclaimed M. Dupin. . What cut-throat, who required the submission of the speak you of resistance ?' said M. Sebastiani, people as a preliminary to any negotiation. This with heat and precipitation; we have only to answer excited the indignation of those deputies consider how legal order may be preserved. The who were faithful to their country; but it froze slightest imprudence,' added M. Guizot, "would with fear the greater number of those gentlemen compromise the justice of our cause. Our duty is who, in the midst of the misfortunes of France, not, as is asserted, to take part either with or thought only how to escape individually the con. against the people, but to become mediators, to sequences of the ordonnance which declared Paris check the popular movement, and convince the in a state of siege. At this moment was brought king that his ministers have deceived him.'
in the proclamation agreed upon in the morning, "A voice well known to the friends of liberty now and which several of the journalists had printed, makes itself heard; it is that of Lafayette, always aller divesting it of the servile expressions in equally courageous and skilful in bringing back which fear had clothed it. And bere, I bave questions to their true principles. I confess,' fresh weaknesses to record : this protest, so feeble, said he smiling, that I find it difficult to recon. so unmeaning, was rejected, through the constercile legality with the Moniteur of the day before nation which had seized upon MM. Villemain, yesterday, and with the firing for the last two Sebastiani, and Bertin-de-Vaux: not one of these days.' Then assuming the calm and solemn tone gentlemen now dared to entertain it; they withsuited to the solemnity of the occasion, he de drew, notwithstanding the earnest entreaties of clared that a revolution certainly was in the case; several of their colleagues, who implored them and proposed the immediate creation of a provi not 'to abandon their country on the brink of a sional government; an idea which was adopted precipice. At that moment Lafayette declared, subsequently, but which as yet was too decided as he had already done in the morning, his firm and patriotic not to be regarded by a good many resolution to throw his life and fortune into the of his colleagues as at least premature.
movement, andto establish his headquarters, at “At this moment, it was announced that the daybreak, at the Hotel-de-Ville, or at some other people had carried the Hotel-de-Ville after a ter point in possession of the people. rible carnage; but the conflict continued; the « The number of the deputies assembled was royal troops received reinforcements, and it was reduced to ten, when this happy intelligence was feared that they might again be victorious. This brought them. It revived some neariy-extin. incident, however, seemed to revive the drooping guished patriotism; and even M. Guizot proposed courage of some of the champions of legality. M. to affix to the proclamation the names of all the Guizot, condemning the respectful letter proposed deputies, whether absent or present, whose opi. to be written to his majesty Charles X., was will dions were known to be liberal. This gave rise to ing to incur the risk of a protest of which he read fresh protestations on the part of M. Sebastiani, the outline, and in which fidelity to the king was who had again made his appearance ; and this di. still professed.
latory measure might again have been rejected or " This protest was adopted, notwithstanding the postponed, but for M. Lattitte, who, with that courageous observation of M. Laffitte, who de. truly civic disinterestedness and courage for which clared it to be insufficient and below the rightful he is distinguished, cut the question short, by claims of a people who had already poured out so saying, "Let us adopt this proposal, gentlemen ; much of its blood.
if we are vanquished, they will charge us with "M. Perier proposed to send a deputation to the falscbood, and prove that we were only eight in Duke of Ragusa, to obtain from him a truce, dur. number; if we conquer, be assured they will be ing which the deputies might carry their com emulous to acknowledge the signatures. plainings to the foot of the throne; but Lafayette “ The declaration was adopted, and subscribed, demanded that the deputation should confine it on presumption of patriotism, with sixty-three self to ordering Marmont, in the name of the law, parliamentary names, out of the four hundred and upon his personal responsibility, to put an and thirty which compose the Chamber of Depuend to the firing. However, this deputation was ties. The name of M. Dupin was inserted at first; appointed; it was composed of MM. Perier, Laf. but it was erased, on M. Mauguin's observing, fitte, Mauguin, Lobau, and Gerard. Lafayette, that it would only be exposing themselves to cer. visibly indignant at all these delays, whilst the tain and disagreeable remonstrances. blood of so many citizens was streaming around " Another meeting was appointed for eight him, declared to his colleagues that his name was o'clock in the evening, at the house of M. Audry already placed, by the confidence of the people de Puyraveau. This meeting reproduced all the and with his consent, at the head of the insurrec- proofs of courage, and all the symptoms of weaktion ; that he ardently wished his determination ness that had marked those which preceded it. A should obtain their approbation, but that, happen contest, which will never be eftaced from my recolwhat might, he considered himself as pledged in lection, was waged between MM, Lafayette, De Lahonour to establish on the following day his head. borde, Laffitte, Mauguin, and Audry de Puyraveau, quarters at Paris,
on one side; and Messieurs Sebastiani and Mecbia Thus ended this first sitting, its whole result, a on the other. The former demanded that, cutting proclamation without energy, without meaning, short so many shameful tergiversations, the de
suited that a revolutioediate creations adop
subsequently, Dent; an idea whition of a provi:
but the Hoteli
pard thirde ramased, ne expoonists
puties now at Paris, clothed in their Parliamentary jority in his favour. It was at this decisive mo. costume, and mounting the tricoloured cockade, ment that M, Sebastiani was heard to exclaim, should place themselves boldly at the head of the speaking of the tri-coloured flag that had been people, the latter ventured again to speak of legal hoisted at the Hotel-de-Ville: The only national order, of mediation, and of concessions to be ob. fag at this time was the white flag! It was also tained from Charles X. This was more than the upon this occasion that M. de Sussy, unsuccessful citizen soul of Lafayette could bear; he rose and at the Hotel-de-Ville, came to present to the demanded of his colleagues what post they assigned Chamber the revocation of the ordonnances and him in the name of the country; for that he was the formation of a new ministry, insisting, but to no ready to occupy it on the instant. The seceders purpose, as it may be supposed, upon M. Laffitte's had departed; and the patriot deputies, now re- delivering these appointments to those for whom duced to five only, but resolved to raise again they were intended. The principal object of this gloriously the tricoloured flag, separated, after meeting was to pass the declaration which was to. appointing to meet again at five the next morn. call the Duke of Orleans to the lieutenancy-gene. ing, at M. Laffitte's : it was then midnight" ral of the kingdom. A committee had been arThe courage of the Deputies ebbed or flowed
pointed to present a report to the Chamber upon
this important measure, and they had added to exactly in accordance with the reports of the their number several members of the Chamber of Speepss or defent of the patriots. By the Peers, among whom was the Duke de Broglie. evening of the 28th they had succeeded in A war discussion arose in this committee. com.
posed of deputies and peers, as to the principle regaining the Hotel de Ville.
upon which the throne was to be declared vacant : Thus events progressed. We must make the peers and some deputies insisted upon the ab. room for one short extract of a very different solute necessity of taking as an exclusive basis the character from the above.
abdication of Charles X., and the renunciation of
the Duke d'Angouleine. “ The struggle continued during the day of the
« Violent agitation prevailed without as well as
within the Chamber. New machinations, darkly 28th. There, around the barricades, in the streets, in the houses, under the porticoes of the churches,
preparing, were rumoured about in order to make
the Chamber postpone its decision : it. was as. everywhere, were profusely repeated that multitude of acts of heroism, magnanimity, and con.
serted that an important personage, recently
raised by Charles X. to the presidency of the tempt of death, which had already made of the
council of ministers, had been met upon the road preceding days the finest peri od that has ever en.
to Saint-Cloud; and, indeed, this report had been nobled the human species, the inost glorious of which liberty and philosophy have to boast. Where
confirmed at the Hotel-de-Ville by ditferent pashall we find a pencil to pourtray with truth, or
trio's, upon whose depositions a warrant was is. even to render credible that multitude of sublime
sued against M. Casimir Perier. Whatever may traits, any one of which would suffice to immor
be the truth of this circumstance, general uneasi. talize an age, but which now pass undistinguished
ness prevailed." amid the mass of lofty deeds which absorbs them To the efforts and intrigues of Lafayette to and exhibits in prominence only a population ra. diant, as one man, with courage and virtue!
place the Duke of Orleans on the vacant There we find barricades rising as if by enchant. throne we can only advert. They first bement, behind the soldiers, occupied in attacking came apparent to the Deputies on the 29th, the barricade which intercepts their progress; though the attachment of Lafayette to the there we see women hurling from the windows paving-stones, furniture, burning brands, in con.
Duke, and his desire to see his patron wear
the crown of the Bourbons, had long been Infants' cradles; chiluren waving the tricoloured suspected. From and during the Three flag amid the volleys of grape-shot, and rushing Days he was in constant communication amongst the enemy's squadrons to poinard the horse of the cuirassier whom they cannot reach; with Neuilly. We give two more extracts. I have seen them go gliding under the horses, and The last is sufficiently curious, find out the lower extremity of the cuirass of one tbe enemy, and thus kill one of those soldiers
" About ten o'clock, almost all the deputies pre. cased in steel, the weight of whom alone was suf.
sent in Paris assembled at M. Laffitte's; some peers ficlent to crush them: I have seen others hook
also repairerl thither; among them was the Duke themselves on the stirrup of a gendarme; and get
de Broglie, who spoke at great length upon the ex. themselves hacked in that position, while endea
cited feelings of the propie, and the dangers of a vouring to discharge a pocket-pistol at his breast.
republic. These dangers, intentionally exagger.
ated by M. Dupin, produced general anxiety, of ". And bow many instances of generosity and hu.
which M. Laffitte skilfully took advantage, in or. manity were seen ainong these miracles of hero. ism! The wounded enemy,or the prisoner, ceases
der to propose the election of the Duke of Or. to be an eneiny; he becomes a citizen, a brother,
leans, as the only means of settling uncertainties,
and arresting the torrent. This opinion, expresse 1 whom the people do not distinguish from those who defend him, and towards whom they enter.
for the first time in an official manner, produced tain the same anxious feeling. Who can ever
some astonishment, and met with opposition ; but
M. Dupin supported it with so much eloquence for get the conduct of those excellent females be.
and energy, that from this moment it becaine evi. longing to the lower classes, who either in their
dent that the measure which had the appearance houx's, or at the corners of the streets, and ex posed to the grape shot, hasten to bind up the
of being merely deliberated upon, was nothing less wounds of the workman struck by a royal bullet,
than a plan already settled between the prince and and the soldier who has mutilated this brother or a party, at the head of which M. Laffitte had that friend! And then when fortune had declared placed himself. Nevertheless, much indecision in favour of the people, what an affecting sight to prevailed, and the discussion was becoming inore behold the number of dwelling.houses, churches, animatet, when the dexterous champion of the and theatres, which the piety of the citizens had
houlse of Orleans observed, in a solemn manner, transformed into hospitals! Here you would see that the proper place for the deputies of France, the mustached, wounded Swiss lying between two reconstituting the governinent of a great empire, beds in which were youlig patriots who treated was the Palais. Bourbon, and not the cabinet of a him as a friend, and to whom the surgeons af. private individual, This advice prevailed: it was forded the same assistance.
settled that in two hours they should meet in their « However, on the opening of this memorable ordinary place of sitting, and the Orieanists took sitting, opinions appeared more divided than ever;
advantage of this interval to redouble their efforts every system, with the exception of the republic, and their bribes." found partisans; they spoke, by turns, of the
At last it was but the turn of a feather beDuke of Orleans, the Duke de Bourdeaux, the Duke of Angouleme, and even Charles X., who, tween the elder and younger branch of the incredible as it may secm, still had an evident ma- Bourbons. The gratitude of kings is pro
Sten austan ketion, when and hook
verbial, though there are few instances of is shewn, that the statement so often and so this royal virtue more striking than the confidently made, that the working classes following:
are in a more favourable situation when “One of the first cares of Lafayette was likewise grain is dear, than when it is cheap, is to ascertain the intentions of the new authorities utterly unfounded; and he proves that the with respect to the patriots condemned for politi. prosperity of our manufactures is of the last cal offences during the reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. He saw in the decision which he
importance to the landowners themselves. was endeavouring to draw from the government Coming from the quarter which it does, this on the subject of these roble victims, not only an address cannot fail to be attended with beneatonement to be made to justice, but a fresh con. ficial consequences. Many of our legislators secration of the principle of resistance to oppres.
are more influenced by the name and rank of sion, and to violation of the laws. Therefore, it gave great scandal to the doctrinaire faction a writer, than by his arguments; but to high which had already engrafted itself upon the new rank and deep interest in the matter under born court of Louis Philippe, that, on a certain discussion, we have here added important day, when the saloons of the Palais Royal were
facts, and clear and unanswerable reasoning. crowded with deputations from all parts of France, an aide-de-camp on duty was heard to call out In every point of view, the address is most with a loud voice, The gentlemen condemned for honourable to Viscount Milton; and did the political fences, and Lafayette, advancing at peerage contain a few such members as his their head, said to the king: 'Here are the po. Lordshin, it would go far to redeem it from litical convicts; they are presented to you by an accomplice.' "The king received then with a most the bad odour into which it has lately fallen. touching aftability, and, reminding several of those generous citizens of the persecutions which, SUNSHINE ; OR, LAYS For Ladies. Wilto his great regret, they had experienced, he pro. louahbu. London.- This is a pretty little mised them all the most solicitous attention to their interests, and a prompt indemnification for
tome, of which the principal part is dedicated their long suilerings. 'What have those promises to fashionable themes, the nature of which produced ? The complaints of those brave men
of, from such titles as,- “ I'm have told it to the country; their misery repeats it every day : repulsed by every administration,
not a Marrying Man," “ Lay of the Younger exposed to the scorn of the sycophants of every Son," “ Lay of a Spinster," " Offer of Marhue that beset the royalty of the barricades, the riage," and so forth. The verses are airy and condamnes politique are dying of hunger, under sprightly, and will, we dare say, be greatly the eyes of that monarch to whose throne they admired by the class for which they are had served as the stepping-stone. History will have to relate that men who, during fifteen years, meant. Some of them have humour and had sacrificed their all for their country, found in point. “ The Excursion," an epistle from it for themselves only water and earth, after the a managing sister to a brother for his guidance glorious Revolution of July. What a monument of the gratitude of kings!"
in se uring a friend with a fortune of fifteen We commend this work to every one in
hundred a-year, is one of the best. Better terested in public affairs, but especially to
than this sort of badinage,- for it scarcely those who “ put their faith in princes," or
reaches satire,- do we like the serious « Ocare captivated by the original and splendid
casional Verses,” at the close of the volume. idea of "a monarchy surrounded by republic
Some of them are really beautiful. can institutions.” It is proper to adıl, since there are different translations in the field, LETTER TO LORD BROUGHAM ON TILE that this published by Wilson is executed SUBJECT OF THE MAGISTRACY OF ENGwith fidelity and spirit. Our extracts shew LAND. Cawthorne, London.--The GREAT as much.
UNPAID are once more shewn up in good style,
and an array of facts placed under the eye of ADDRESS TO THE LANDOWNERS OF ENG
the Lord Chancellor, which, if they cannot LAND ON THE Corn Laws. By VISCOUNT inforın his judgment on this subject, for it Milton. Lonilon, Ridgway,' 18:32.-An must be made up already, may help to stimulate important alteration in the Coru Laws can
his activity. For this, and for great painsnot be far distant, when one of the great st
taking on a point most important to the landholders in the kingdom takes up the
country, the author of this letter deserves its
cou pen, to advocate the removal of the restric- gratitude. tions on the importation of grain. Lord Milton was a supporter of the Coro Law of ADDRESS TO THE MECHANICS OF MAN1815; but he is not now ashamed to acknow- CHESTER. BY JOSEPH JOH ledge the error he then coinmitted. He has Manchester.--A sensible, well-meant tract, for some years advocated in Parliament a which deser ves praise for its purpose. change in the present system; and he has published in the newspapers his views on the MEMOIR OF THE LATE CAPTAIN PETER Corn Laws; and the present address, though HEYwoon. By Edward TagART. Efshort, evinces a careful study of the subject, fingham Wilson, London.-- This memoir of and a laborious investigittion into all the a worthy and deserving naval officer will be circumstances which are necessary to arrive read with great interest by all his personal at a sound conclusion. His Lordship shews friends and acquaintances, and with advanmost clearly, that the restrictive system has tage by every one that chances to peruse it. been most injurinus to the farmers, and that it is indeed the record of a good man's life, the benefit derived from it by the landholders and than this what can be more instructive ? is very inconsiderable. By ineans of tables, Captain Heywood, when a lad, was a midin which the rate of wages and the price of shipman on board the Bounty, at the time of grain at different periods are compared, it the memorable mutiny against Bligh. Time,
which sets every thing right at last, has of this useful and solid kind, that “our town" cleared the mutineers of the Bounty of much has done for so many years in Encyclopædias, of the moral obloquy attached to their con- Quarterlies, and Monthlies. The subject of duct. But Heywood was in no degree this new volume is only inferior in interest to implicated, save by his incidental presence in the first of this series; and in real importhe ship. Professional etiquette made it, tance is much higher. The one refers to however, necessary that he should be both desolate and barbarous regions, which nature tried and condemned, though he was imme- has doomed to sterility and solitude; the diately parıloned. His adventures in Ota- other to the laying of the foundations of what heite, and the anxiety and enthusiastic is hastening to become the mightiest empire, attachment of his mother and sister during or cluster of empires, on the face of the three years of suffer
suffering and vicissitude, give globe. The author, Mr TYTLER, the Hisa sort of romantic interest to the work. TORIAN of SCOTLAND, having first carefully There never was a stronger picture of family collected an immense store of rich materials, affection. Young Heywood again entered has selected, condensed, and arranged them the navy, and became eminent in the scientific with great pains, judgment, and discriminapart of his profession. The close of his life tion. He sets out with Cabot the elder's was tranquil and happy. The most remark- discovery of the northern parts of the vast able circumstance attending his latter years continent of America ; traces the progress of was adoption of the Unitarian belief, from discovery through successive ages, under the the irresistible convictions of his own mind, Portuguese, French, English, and Spanish before he had become acquainted with the early navigators; and thence issues on the wide Unitarians as a sect. From his earliest field of modern and contemporary enterprise years Captain Heywood had been of a reli- - the per rilous adventures of the individuals gious and reflective disposition, and had long who established the fur trade - the journeys entertained Unitarian tenets without properly of Hearne - the expeditions of Mackenzie understanding what they meant, or by what and of Franklin, and the recent voyage of name they were designated among Christian Captain Becchey. We have here, in short, sects. In his latter years he attended a the substance of many ancient tomes and Unit
bel, without, however, con- modern volumes of great interest, condensed necting himself with that body, his religion into one volume of clear succinct narration; being more practical than speculative. comprehending all that general readers need
know, and a hundred times more than they
could ever learn, unless indebted to the skill MEMOIRS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, with and high-pressure power of such writers as CRITICAL NOTICES OF HIS WRITINGS, COM- Mr Tytler. The Natural History is written PILED FROM VARIOUS AUTHENTIC SOURCES. by Mr James Wilson. We hope it may at BY MR VEDDER, AUTHOR OF ORCALIAN once be appreciated. It is like every thing SKETCHES. Aliardice, Dundee.-A poct Mr Wilson has written for this Library, (all shonld write the life of a poet, is a common of his writings with which we are acquainted), saying; and Mr Vedder's poetical bias has so living and teeming, that we can only wish certainly helped his qualification for the the author had larger space, to give the labour of love he has undertaken. His world the most vital and picturesque popular MEMOIR is a cheap compilation in a neat NATURAL HISTORY it has yet received. forin, detailing the leading events of Sir What he has given to this Library are imWalter Scott's life, but attending chiefly to portant contributions to a great whole. In “ his life of life," his works. Of these we an appendix to the work, Mr Tytler has have an interesting detail, and criticisms, in defended the reputation of RICHARD HAKthe right spirit, warın and reverı ntial. Mr LUYT in a generous and concerning the Vedder has given immense value to his commonwealth of letters) patriotic spirit. publication by embodying in it some of the The world at large cannot understand a tithe ablest critiques that have appeared on the of the merit of this labour of love; but if, Waverley Novels. This of itself, we con- some five centuries hence, the Historian of ceive, entitles his work to attention ; for Scotland shall be attacked with the same where else can we find the eulogiums of injustice, let us hope that some enthusiast Byron, and of Jeffrey, and Hazlitt under the may arise, with like disinterested zeal, to do sane wrapper? Mir Vedder is indebted to an battle for him. American biographer for some curious details relative to Sir Walter's commercial involve LIVES OF EMINENT MissIONARIES. By ments, which will be new in this country.
John CARNE, Esq. Forming Vol. VI. of
son, London. -A pleasant, instructive, and THE EDINBURGH CABINET LIBRARY: companionable volume have we found this of Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. Vol. IX. Mr Carne's by the quiet fireside on these - PROGRESS OF DISCOVERY ON THE NOR- Jong October evenings. Nor can we bestow THEUN Coasts OF AMERICA.-- This is higher praise on any book, than to call it the only LIBRARY of the dozen now pub companionable. When a work is so found, lishing, which appears in Scotland ; and, it attains its best end, for there is no fear but as a matter of national pride, it is gra- it will then be instructive. The Lives of tifying to lis to see EDINBURGH holding Eminent Missionaries must of necessity be a the same high or exclusive place in a series compilation ; but compilations may differ vastly in merit. This, if not laboured with most successful one, though the subject of his much care, is written with Jiveliness and spirit; poem is not calculated for extensive popuand though neither the most brilliant nor larity. It is a piece of religious and philopowerful of books, is of the number which sophic musing and retrospection, extending impart more pleasure of a safe and gentle kind from the creation of the world to the Chris. thån more ambitious performances. And tian era, and touching upon all the momentis it nothing to be presented with views ous events of this succession of ages, -- the of life, exact portraits of Max, in his in- Flood, and the rise and decay of the mighty door easy undress, and in his costumes of empires of the old world. On these lofty ceremony, from “ Indus to the Pole.” In themes, the self-educated poet descants in å the Life of Eliot we have the American lofty tone. We take leave of Mr Millhouse, Indian, “the Stoic of the Woods;" in that with great respect for his talents, and affecof the apostle Swartz, the mild and polished tionate wishes for his success. Hindoo; and in the interesting history of the northern Moravian mission, the rude BECKET: AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY, THE Greenlander. And these are not the passing MEN OF ENGLAND, and other Poems. sketches of the traveller, hasty and often ill- Moxon, London. This is after the manner informed, but of the patient, indefatigable, of those respectable productions which wellpious missionary, narrating the observations educated English gentlemen, professional or of half a lifetime spent in constant intercourse of fortune, publish at, or about, the conwith the natives and in anxious inspection clusion of their learned studies, as a sort of
anners. More volumes of lives of inaugural dissertation, which shall make missionaries are to follow the present; and them free of the corporation of men of letters, if as interesting as this, which is, we think, or of that of gentlemanly authors; though likely to becovie very popular, there cannot they may never again exercise the honourable be too many.
privilege thus gained. Such dissertations
come abroad in all forms of essay, novel, BIBLIOPHOBIA, or Remarks on the pre- poem ; or, if the youth enjoy hopes of being sent languid and depressed state of Litera- is pushed in the diplomatic line," a thin ture and the Book Trade. In a Letter, tome of political economy, or a pamphlet on addressed to the author of Bibliomania. the “CRISIS," or “THE CURRENCY.” SomeBohn: London.- This same bibliophobia is times these specimens of mental accomplishthe very distemper we are groaning under. ment take, as in the present instance, the Heaven forfend that it prove chronic, though more ambitious shape of a tragedy. As a the recent symptoms are alarming. “ Fear,” drama, we cannot say more for Becket than says our author, “is the order of the day. To for ninety-nine of the hundred tragedies that those very natural and long established fears appear. The action is often languid, the of bailiffs and tax-gatherers, must now be characters, in general, feeble; and though added the fear of reform, of cholera, and history has made the attendant circumstances of BOOKS.” One evil is conquered - highly picturesque, and susceptible of high the second is about to disappear -- and for poetic embellishment, the author has but the third, surely time, if nothing else, will scantily availed him self of these resources. find a remedy. This pamphlet is written The opening is languid- the closing scenes with great humour and liveliness, and felicity attenuated to a mere thread of interest; and, of allusion, by one who, if not a genuine with singular unskilfulness, the writer has brother of the craft, or the great Dibdin expended his strength before it is required himself, is deep in the mysteries of the Row to concentrate all his power for the final He makes a tour of the booksellers and print thrust. The third act is full of bustle and shops-most graphic and picturesque in its interest. The character of Becket, the progress, but frightful and melancholy in the haughty, domineering priest, is better conresults. Our inquirer has coursed through ceived than executed." The king's is more the Row and Chancery Lane ; and then we successful, and perhaps the best drawn have him just out of Mr Bohn's, who is in character in the play. . Of Queen Eleanor, as awful à plight as his neighbours, and a character of that passionate and mixed next popping in to Mr Sharpe's, every place kind which pature has laid, ready made, worse than the last.
before the dramatist, nothing is made. His account of Magazine and Almanack Prince Henry, and idonea, the sister of day's is curious as a matter of commercial Becket, with her lover Reginald, are pereconomy.
sonages more within the range of the writer's Mercurius Rusticus, the author of Biblio- spells. With this much of blame, there is a phobia, tries to encourage the traders in book good deal to praise in Becket. The choice merchandise, before he takes leave of them, of the subject is high merit; the moral with the assurance that better days are at tone is unexceptionable ; and, if the lanhand. So be it.
guage never rises to poetry, it is often
pleasing, nervous, and always correct. THE DESTINIES or Man. By Robert The spirit of the MEN OF ENGLAND is MILLHOUSE. Simpkin and Marshall, Lon- excellent. don. - Anotber self-educaied poet of the kind that may put universities to the blush. FOREIGN QUARTERLY REVIEW, No. XIX. Mr Millhouse is, we understand, an artizan - This work was started under the auspices in Nottingham. This is not his first public of as many screech-owl prophecies of failure, appearance; but we hope it may prove his as could well be imagined. It had to contend,