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notwithstanding the frequent insults which he received. ? Mr. Morris was succeeded in the situation of American minister in Pan ris, by Mr. Monroe, and, after relinquishing his duties in this ca. pacity, he proceeded to London, where he proceeded to Court. The following is the entry which he makes of this event in his diary:

“This morning the Count de Moustier calls on me, and we have a long conversation. He is working to place himself as one of the new King of France's Ministers, if I can judge of his views by his conversation." He tells me, that the King will be well disposed to conciliate with all parties. I mention the Duke of Orleans, but he thinks that plan 'may encounter some difficulties: While he is here, Mr. Burgess comes in. He gives me a rendezvous at Lord Grenville's, and descants on the rights of ci-devant Monsieur to be acknowledged as king of France;" whence I conclude, that the administration here lean to that idea.“ **** Go thence to the Marquis de Spinola's. The conversation here, where our company consists of the Aristocrats of the first feather, turns on French affairs. They, at first, agree that union among the French is necessary. But, when come to particulars, they fly off and are mad. Madame Spinola would send the Duke of Orleans to Siberia. An Abbé, a young man, talks much and loud, to show his esprit ; and, to hear them, one would suppose that they were quite at ease in a petit soupé de Paris.

Dine at Mr. Pitt's. We sit down at six. Lords Grenville, Chatham, and another come later. The rule is established for six precisely, which is right, I think. The wines are good and the conversation flippant. After dinner I have some further conversation with Lord Grenville, and mention, par hasard, Monsieur de B. my companion in a tour through Holstein, bis poverty among other things, and he says the means of joining the army shall be supplied? . Am presented to the King, who takes me at first for an Englishman; and, not recollecting me, says, “ You

have been a good while in the country." We set him right, and Lord Grenville tells his Majesty, that I was not liked by the ruling powers in France." I suppose

Mr. Morris is too much attached to regular government.” Yes, Sir; and if your Majesty would send thither your discontented subjects, it would do them much good.” “Well, if you'll contrive it for me, I'll give my hearty consent.” Lord Grenville adds, “There are enough of them, Sir." Oh, aye, quite enough." “I can give your Majesty good news from the continent,” says Lord Grenville, "General Clairfait is still following the French." ." And I, Sir, can give you a piece of intelligence, which I am sure will be agreeable. I am informed, from unquestionable authority, that all the lower orders of people in Holland are strongly attached to the Stadtholder." “Ah! that's good,” (with surprise).

“Sir, they have always been so." “ Then it is only the aristocratic party which

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is against him." « Just so, Sir.” Pray, Mr. Morris, what part of America are you from?” “I am from near New York, Sir. I have a brother, who has the honour to be a Lieutenant-General in your Majesty's service." Ah, what, you're a brother of General Morris? -Yes, I think I see a likeness. But you're much younger." Yes, Sir.” “Well, and how does your brother do? He's at Plymouth, isn't he?" "Yes, Sir."

This morning I go to the Queen's drawing-room. They are in high spirits. The Count Staremberg, who is overjoyed at the answer of the French Directory, speaks of it to the Queen as being a piece of very good news. She prudently answers in German. Asks me afterwards, if I understand German, on which I tell her, that I think she was right in speaking that language upon that occasion. “I believe it was prudent.' Yes, Madam, much more so, than the speech to which you replied." The King, however, is very open to Count Woranzow, and also to me, who arrive while they are in the discussion.'

From London he proceeded to Germany, and made the greatest exertion, to which he was exhorted by Madame de Stael, for the enlargement of Lafayette, but all to no purpose, and, in one of his notes, made at Vienna, in 1796, he informs us that a friend of his, named Monsieur St. Priest, who had recently returned from Petersburgh, gave him an account of the creditable conduct of the Emperor of Russia to the hero Kosciusko. The emperor, according to this representation, took his son to the apartment where Kosciusko lay ill. He told the prisoner, that he saw in him a man of honour, who had done his duty, and from whom he asked no other security than his word, that he would never act against him. Kosciusko attempted to rise, but the emperor forbade him, sat half an hour and conversed with him, and told his son to esteem the unhappy prisoner, who was immediately released, the guard being taken away. At the same time, expresses were sent off into Siberia, and twelve thousand Poles, confined there, received passports and money to bring them home. This story was afterwards told to Mr. Morris by Monsieur Lanskorenski, a Pole,, who could scarcely restrain his tears as he related it. It

appears that afterwards, when Lafayette was emancipated from prison, it was through the provisions set down in the treaty of Leoben, which was preliminary to that of Campo Formio. Mr. Morris is convinced that Lafayette owed his liberty to the exertions which he (Mr. Morris) made; but Lafayette himself attributed his deliverance to Bonaparte.

Proceeding in his tour, Mr. Morris arrived at Munich, where he found his countryman, Count Rumford, in the full enjoyment of his high reputation as a civil economist.

Returning to his native country, Mr. Morris shone afterwards as an able member of Congress, and died, much regretted, in 1816.

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Art. XIV. A Supplement to the pathy, in the melancholy allusions

Practical Treatise on the Culture which Mr. Hogg makes to his own of the Florists' Flowers, contain- circumstances" As to myself, who ing Additional Directions and In- unfortunately have been an invalid proved Modes of Cultivating the for sixteen years, suffering from Auricula, Polyanthus, Tulip, Ran- paralysis and a diseased state of the unculus, Heartsease, Carnation, nerves, and whose memory and faDahlia, fc. with Catalogues of culties have been affected thereby, hte nenest and most esteemed Vä- I cannot expect to claim any exrieties. : 1 Vol. 12mo.' By Tho- emption from the like infirmities MAS HOGG, Florist: Published by attendant more or less on old age; the Author, 1833.

yet, while I solicit indulgence on

this account, I seek not, by unmanly Mr. Hogg states, that during the concessions, to 'disarm fair censure thirteen years which have elapsed and criticism of their just right to since he first published his small examine and judge of its merits; I treatise on the culture of Florists'

mean as to the subject matter, and Flowers, he has pursued the same not this manner of describing it. mode of cultivation which he had With the admission, which, under then recommended, a fact which ordinary circumstances, ought to shows that the work was based on a have stayed my proceeding with the sound foundation.

Supplement, I am bound to explain The work commences with an the motives which have induced me article on Tulips, which is very full, to undertake it. My object is twoand contains a great many interest- fold; in the first place, I have been ing facts, which are likewise highly anxious sometimes to amend and instructive. It comprehends a mi- supply the defects in my former nute account of the new method of work; and, in the next place, I raising seedling tulips, whereby the have been not without hope of devarieties are increased, and are per- riving some small profit and advanfectly new, and very beautiful. No- tage by publishing the Supplement body, it appears, until lately thought on my own account; for the same of crossing the breed of tulips; yet, necessity which obliged me to atwhen this practice was carried into tempt seeking a livelihood in the effect, the results appear to have garden, after I had been unfortubeen quite satisfactory. The work nately rendered incapable of concontains very valuable directions for tinuing my labours in the school, florists, and the experience of the and I had then been gerund grinding author, it must be admitted, invests for thirty years, still exists in all its them with an authority which is force; the gifts of fortune have not scarcely to be equalled. Besides fallen to my lot; and I am therefore the merits of the practical contents compelled to use the means within of this supplement, the reader will my reach for the subsistence of myfind other matter in the preface to self and a numerous family: and invite bis attention, if not his sym- though I have found a wide differ

ence in pursuing the culture of their ritual, and the special danger flowers, as a needful and anxious of defection from Christianity in occupation, which I had recourse to consequence of it, which the whole formerly, merely as a healthy ex- texture of the epistle necessarily ercise and agreeable amusement.”—

supposes; and, combining these pp. ix. X.

things with the other circumstances

which are discussed in this work, N1 net online

the reverend gentleman cannot resist ART. XVI--A Commentary on the the impression, that the universal vii Epistle to the Hebrews. By the opinion of the ancient church, re

Rev. Moses STUART, M.A., As- specting the persons to whom this sociate Professor of Sacred Litera- epistle was addressed, was wellture, in the Theological Seminary founded, being built upon early traat Andover, United Statesa. Re- dition, and the contents of the epispublished under the care of E. the. He further considers, that the Henderson, Doct. Philos. I Vol. doubts and difficulties thrown in the large 8vo. London: Fisher and 3 way by modern and recenti critics, Jackson, 1833.17 2. to master

are not of sufficient importance to

justify us in relinquishing the beļief, The object of this profoundly that Palestine Christians were ad

learned and able work, the very dressed by the epistle to the Hecreditable production of American intellect, is to vindicate the Pauline The Rev. Mr. Stuart adds, that origin, and the canonical credit of thousands of facts pertaining to the Epistle to the Hebrews, which criticism and history, are treated as has been chiefly called in question realities, which have less support by German theologians. For this than the opinion which he has uppurpose, the reverend author has held.

LICI tu given a new translation of the Epis

Turci uli!'! tle, in which a more exact view of the original Greek is given. The ART. XVI. - The Conchologist's translation is followed by a con= Companion. By MARY ROBERTS, tinuous commentary upon the whole · Author of "The Wonders of the Epistle, and, by way of a supple- Vegetable Kingdom," &c. 1 Vol. ment, an excursus is added at the

",- 12mo, London: Whittaker & end, for subjects demanding special Co., 1833. i'm takia.) and extended investigation.

- i vasti tuos After examining most carefully THERE is a beautiful simplicity and scrupulously the various ob, combined with al very striking dejections which have been made to gree of vividness of expression in the authenticity of the epistle in this little volume, which are well question, he declares his inability to calculated to lead the young mind acknowledge that they are by any to the charming pursuit of Conchomeans , conclusive. At the same logy. In such hands as those of time, he admits that the proof of its Miss Roberts, the dry and technical genuineness is not positive, but cir

aspect of science drops like a mask cumstantial. Nevertheless, uniting from a fascinating countenance, and the whole of the facts, connected thus, the fair form of truth and nawith its history, together; consider- ture are exhibited to the admiration ing the intimate knowledge of Jew. of the world. For young persons ish rites, the strong attachment to who are totally unacquainted with

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thes science of shells, this is about maintains its high character as it the most suitable that we are ac- proceeds: The quainted with, for there is a de- chiefly taken up with the story" of licacy in its adaptation to the im- “The Captive, a tale of modern perfectly formed mind, which females times. The plot may be briefly alone are capable of implanting into stated. the media of instruction is d5.11w In the north of England lives Sir 123+110111180 IrY41:11en bas19091 Wm. Becket, who has two sons, VICU 90 0.229

William and Henry. The younger Art. XVII.212 Translations of the one, Henry, is brought up by his

Oxford and Cambridge Latin paternal uncle, a most worthy man. - il Prize Poems. Second Series. On Sir William's estate resides an Longman, Rees, & Co., 1833.

old farmer, named Mortimer, whose

adopted daughter, Eliza, is a most In this Series, we have fourteen beautiful girl, and was once rescued more of the Prize Poems of the Two by him, while she was an infant, Univerities, translatedot Amongst from the hands of a villain about to the number, we find the version of murder her for the sake of a gold a poem, called " Peter the Great;"necklace which she wore. Sir written and recited by the late Hon. William soon dies, and is succeeded Charles Abbott, the first Lord by his son William, who is a great Colchester—" The Nile," by D. J. profligate, and employs a man to Webbs." The Siege of Gibraltar," way-lay Eliza, and carry her off to by Wm. Lisle Bowles-Hercu

a country-seat of his. When Henry, labeum," by Thomas Gisborne who is in love with Eliza, hears of 44 Malta surrendered to the British," this outrage, he pursues the party, by the Hon. F. Robinson, now Earl and rescues 'her, but not 'without of Ripon - “The Deliverance of receiving a wound which obliges Portugal,” by John Lonsdale—“Al- him to remain with her all night at exander at the Tomb of Achilles," a cottage to which he had conveyed by, Ho H. Milman, - Professor of her. His uncle hearts of the attachPoetry (afterwards) -" Thebes," byment between Henry and Miss MorThomas Henry Hall"Syracuse," timer; and, in order to put an end by the Hon. Ed. Geof. Stanley, to it, he sends him to' Alicant. Secretary for the Colonies The Daring his absence, Sir William Earthquake of Aleppo," by Benja- caused Mortimer to be seized for min Hall Kennedy-Cicero, in the the non-payment of a bond, and to Society of His Friends at Tuscu. be thrown into prison, where his lum," by John Eardly Wilmot daughter remains with him, until "The Rainbow," by Wm. Selwyn death puts an end to his sufferings. " Tyre,' by Wm. Palmer-Han: Sir William causés Eliza to be connibal," by Christopher Wordsworth: veyed to a mad-house, where he in

tends forcing her to become his

mistress, but, refusing to give the ART.XVIII.-The Encyclopædia of money which he promised Sedley, sle Romance. Conducted by the Rev. the accomplice of his guilt, this b«HENRY MARTINEAU. Vol. II. act gives rise to a duel, in which Sir -sLondon: Henderson, 1833. William falls. Henry, who had by Norterit

good fortune met with the real Tars pretty little vehicle of deeply father of the girl, adopted by Mortiinteresting and instructive scenes, mer; returns at this crisis, traces


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