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footsteps of a French disciple of atheism and materials are
"These are thy glorious works, Parent of Good!
When he paused, the rocks for a long time re-echoed to his voice. All nature seemed to join in the morning hymn of our great poet.
ADMONITORY ADDRESS TO LONDON.
Now mark a spot or two,
And thou, Augusta, hears in this thy day;"
** The following address is the termination of a harmonious and energetic poem, written by Francis Wrangliam; or The Destruction of Babylon.
With thee'wealth's taint has seiz'd the vital part,
Thy sons, like hers, a fickle, futtering train,
Far other Britons ancient Gallia view'd,
Renounce the towery menace of thy brow, .
Then shall no feuds our triple realm divide,
MISCHANCE OF FRENCH GALLANTRY, A HUMOROUS
Spectatum admissi risum teneatis ? --Hor.
Paris. .... I shall conclude my letter, descriptive of the fête in honour of the peace, with this laughable anecdote:
A lusty young Frenchman, whom, from his headdress à la Titus, I shall distinguish by that name, escorting a lady, whom, on account of her beautiful hair, I shall style BeRENICE, stood on one of the hindmost benches. The belle, habited in a tunic à la Grecque, with a species of sandals which displayed the elegant form of her leg, was unfortunately not of a stature sufficiently commanding to see over the head: of other spectators. It was to no purpose that the geritleman called out à bas les chapeuux! When the hats were off, the lady still saw no better. What will not gallantry suggest to a man of fashionable education? Our considerate youth perceived, at no great distance, some persons standing on a plank, supported by a couple of casks. Confiding the fair Berenice to my care, he vanished; but, almost in an instant he reappeared, followed by two men, bearing an empty hogshead, which, it seems, he procured from the tavern at the west entrance of the Thuilleries. To place the cask near the feet of the lady, and fix her on it, was the business of a moment. Here then she was, like a statue on its pedestal, enjoying the double satisfaction of seeing and being seen. But, for enjoyment to be com
plete, we must share it with those we love. On exa3 mining the space where she stood, the lady saw there was
room for two, and accordingly invited the gentleman to place himself beside her. In vain he resisted her entreaties; in vain he feared to incommode her. She commanded; he could do no less than obey. Stepping up on the bench, he thence nimbly sprang to the cask; but, oh! fatal catastrophe! while, by the light of the neighbouring cluster of lamps, every one around was admiring the mutual attention of this sympathizing pair, in went the head of the hogshead. ;
Our till then envied couple fell suddenly up to the middle of the leg in the wine-lees left in the cask, by which they were bespattered up to their very eyes. Nor was this all: being too eager to extricate themselves, they overset the cask, and came to the ground, rolling in it, and its offensive contents. It would be ne
easy matter to picture the ludicrous situation of Citizen 2017 Titus and Madam Berenice. This being the only mischief resulting from their fall, a universal burst of us area se laughter seized the surrounding spectators, in which I took so considerable share, that I could not immediately afford my assistance.
AN ANTIQUARIAN IN THE EGYPTIAN CATACOMBS.
Thou com'st in such a questionable shape
.... When the French Abbé arrived at the Catacombs, he was received with affected impatience by those of his fellow travellers who had remained with the Moors whilst he ascended the pyramid. “What!” said Montval, “ do you make us wait, on whose account we came hither? The Moors have finished their work this quarter of an hour. You may now descend into this dismal vault, if you have the courage."—Yes, certainly, I shall go down. It is of great importance to know whether the ancient Egyptians laid their mummies flat in these caves, or whether they placed them upright against the wall. In a moment I shall be able to tell you."--"Will you go down alone?"-" Why not.”“ It would be as well that some one should go wit you; one does not know....."-"Do you suspect th there will be any danger?"-" No: but in a da cavern fancies may arise: one might be frightened, a: