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grey locks trembling as he spake, it at the head, singing a plaintive

lv'e known some in my days that hymn—she sat and talked-I crept have found a softer pillow here than near unobserved,' and heard her ever the world afforded.” “ You saying, 'I sing the worms away knew Lieutenant W. H.” said I.' --they will not feed on thee--but “Ah! poor fellow ! but I shall know listen to my song---the roses---lilies--him no more---and that's a sorrow-- harebells---rosemary, and flowers and I did sometimes think, when I should herbs of every scent and hue, all die die and leave old Margaret, he was for sorrow on thy grave--the sun the man that Providence sent to be- looks mournfully uponit--and dirges friend her--it seems like a dream- sound in every whispering breeze-here am I, crawling among the graves

I go--oh! that I could but, might of my juniors--every stone, as it but die-die now, and sleep in peacestares me in the face, seems so say,

beside thee-10--I must not on the 'what art thou doing above ground?'

Lusian sands my charnel house must and I often fancy, I am but like a be'---she then turned quickly round, late watcher, that should have been and, seeing me, fainted and fell across sleeping in the dust of the earth the mound---next day they set out, long before now." There is a dispo- she and her mother--and three weeks sition in the heart of the mourner, ago her mother came home, Marianne that seeks to identify itself with the died the day they arrived at Lisbon" sorrows of others; and, under the --" What!" exclaimed I, “ the beauimpulse of this disposition, poor Jo- tiful—the lovely—the accomplished seph wound into the story of the Marianne gone to the grave of true fate of William his own griefs.

rest “ But Marianne,” continued I, “ does she still reside at

« Where never, never, care or pain, ?"

Shall reach her innocent heart again.” “ She! poor dear creature! no---no ---not now." “ She used to come Methought I could flee the humevery night and sit where you are ble spot of earth, that contained all sitting---but she never wept--there that remains of that young, guiltfor hours would she sit and gaze on less, but wretched creature. The that little hillock--I've watched her lines of our immortal bard powermany a time---I tried at first to con- fully pressed themselves on my mind. sole her, but she sighed so heartbrokenly-I thought she did not like And we thought as we hollow'd his it, so I never after spoke to her- parrow bed, she would have stayed all night if

And smooth'd' down his lonely pillow, they had not come for her, and when

That the foe and the stranger should she went—she would turn at every

tread o'er his head, two or three steps and look, and

And we far away on the billow. sometimes go back to the grave “ Lightly they'll talk of the spirit that's again, and then”--the tear rolled down the furrows of his aged cheek --- he paused a moment..."and there But she shall not hear them-she kneeling down and kissing the turf, shall not heed them—her spirit hath would afterwards rise and suffer her- entered into its rest-beyond the self to be led home. I remember,” Aight of human hope and fear; and continued he, “ I shall never forget the tear and the joy, and the sigh the last time; she was to set out for and the smile of this world no more Lisbon the next day she came alone, disturb her sweet repose, than the and not as before, in deep mourning, surges of ocean the face of the sky but all in white--on entering the « Poor Marianne !" exclaimed the church-yard, she looked around to see sexton, “ Poor Marianne !” sighed that there were no observers--having I;--even sullen echo seemed to symspent some time in strewing flowers pathize, and softly whispered, "Poor round the grave - she knelt and Marianne !" seemed to pray; then, taking some

J. R. W. rosemary from her bosom, she placed



My Rosaline, while far from thee,

All day, all night, alas! I moura.
At length, my happiest hours, I see,

Are vanished, never to return.
That infant God, to whom we bow,

No more shall empire boast o'er me;
Or if he gains my notice now,

'Tis only when I think on thee.
I Emma's power vo more shall prove,

Nor more Louisa's beauty see ;
Twice during life one cannot love,

My Rosaline, as I've lov'd thee.
By one unvarying feeling sway'd,

Thee, only, I with love could view ;
For still, the most attractive maid

I've always thought the fairest too.
Hymen, I see, with glad success

Preparing now thy love to crown ;
And soon my Rosaline will bless

The happiest husband ever known.
His lot will all my envy move;

Oh, that he had this heart of mine!
That the bless'd youth might better love,

And feel the bliss of being thipe!
Love! thou advisest me in vain;

To foud desires I'll yield no more;
Ambition rouses me again :-

He, for each age, has joys in store.
But vain his promise scems to me,

To make one true enjoyment mine;
Aud Fortune's lover still must be

Less happy far, sweet girl! than thine.



(Inserted in our Number for July, page 48.)

Iris, of life's bright morn' the glories fade,
Glories, in which thy triumphs were display'd;
But thy Alexis proves this welcome truth,
That faithful Love survives the bloom of youth :
Nor will his constant heart's fond image cease,
For they, who, gifted with the power to please,
Retain unchaug'd in spite of envious time
That ragic charm, are ever in their prime.

A VOCABULARY OF PROPER NAMES AND WORDS, Relating to the Persons and Circumstances of the French Revolution, and

explanatory of the Factions and principal Occurrences of that Era. ALARMISTS.- Persons in the habit Conservative Senate, Dec. 25, 1799. of spreading disastrous reports, both - Legislative Body, Corps Legislatif, false and true.

Jan. 1, 1800.–Tribunal, same day. Anarchists.-A name given by the House of Peers, appointed by Louis,

Gironde party to the members of the June 4, 1814.-House of Deputies, National Convention, who were par: June 4, 1814.-Houseof Peers, aptisans of Marat, and supporters of pointed by Napoleon, June 7, 1815.the reign of terror.

House of Representatives, appointed Anti-Revolutionists.Supporters by Napoleon, same day.-House of of the Bourbon government, and Peers, and House of Deputies, apenemies to the Revolution.

pointed by the King, Oct. 7, 1815. Apitoyeurs. - Pitiers.-A name This Chamber of Deputies was disgiven at the first breaking out of the solved by the King on Sept. 5, 1816, Revolution to those, who felt com- since which, l-fifth of the Chamber passion for the emigrants and op: is renewed at the end of each year. pressed clergy.

Avilisseurs.-Contemners. This Aristocrats.—Supporters of the name was given, at the commenceold Bourbon government, and of the ment of the Revolution, to those who privileged orders.

despised the revolutionary party, Assemblies.— These Assemblies their government, their armies, their were numerous: the first was, the officers, their resources, and their “ Assemblé des Notables (nobles) met conduct and pretensions. at Versailles, on Feb. 27, 1787. Babouvistes.--The party attached A second Session, or Convocation of to Babeuf, the advocate of a popular this Assembly, commenced on Nov. government. 16, 1788.–The Etats Genéraux, an Bascule.-The scheme of neutral. assembly consisting of the three or- ising parties, by bestowing factitious ders of Nobility, Clergy, and Com- favours or advantages on the weaker mons, met at Versailles, on May 5, side, to the degree of equalising it 1789. This Assembly sat in three

with its opponents. distinct bodies, but the Commons' Blues.-A name given to the Rebranch obtained their object, în com- publican soldiery by the Chouans, pelling the two higher orders to and the people of La Vendeé. coalesce with them; and these met Bonapartists.- Persons attached as one body, at Paris, on Nov. 9, to the Emperor Napoleon. 1789, and assumed the title of the Bonnets-rouges.-Red-caps.-A National, or Constitutional Assem- name applied to those ardent Repubbly. A new Constitution was formed licans, who, in their enthusiasm, had on Sept. 3, 1791, and this National assumed caps of this sanguinary coor Constitutional Hy was dis- lour. solyed on

our that month, Brigands de la Loire.--Robbers and was succeeded by the Legisla of the Loire.-A name, which a few tive Assembly on Oct. 1, 1791.— of the French applied to the wreck This was succeeded by the National of Napoleon's army, which retreated, Convention on Sept. 21, 1792.—The and took up a position behind the National Convention brought Louis Loire, on the advance of the English to the scaffold, and established the and Prussians to Paris, in 1815. reign of terror; but the Republican Brissotines.-A party in the NaGovernment was again re-modelled; tional Convention, headed by Brissot, the National Convention abolished; and opposed to Robespierre, by whom and two Houses of Parliamant es- they were eventually overcome. tablished on Oct. * 28, 1795,- the Buzotines.--A party in the NaCouncil of Ancients, and

the Coun- tional Convention, headed by Buzot. cil of Five Hundred.—These were Camp de Jales.-A military body superceded by the following Assem- of the nobles, in the Department of blies, successively established. the Velai, (Upper Loire) which, in Eur. Mag. Vol. 89.

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1790, excited the people of the cen- the Convention, who wished to retral provinces against the govern- store the monarchy, used to meet at ment of the National Assembly. the Jardin de Clichi, and afterwards

Capetians.- The Kings of the race at the house of the Deputy La Haye. of Capet were thus called; but at the The party was destroyed by the ReRevolution, the name was applied to volution of 18 Fructidor, or year 5. all the supporters of the Bourbon Compagnies de Jésus et du Soleil. Dynasty.

Companies of Jésus, and the Sun. Carmagnole.-A dress which, with -Associations of young men, who, the bonnet-rouge, denoted the tho- after the death of Robespierre, comrough Jacobin, in 1793. It was also mitted numerous assassinations, una name given to the Republican sol- der pretence of avenging those who diers by the Royalist, and applied, had fallen victims to the reign of also, to the exaggerated and bom- terror. bastic reports of the Committees of Constitutionnels.-Constitutional: Government, which were made by ists. — Supporters of the Constituthe orators to the Tribunes, with tion, in opposition

to the Royalists. a view of sustaining the public spirit Constitutions. The different Conand confidence of the people. stitutions were as follows:-First.

Center.-A short designation of declared Sept. 3, 1791, and sancthe ministerial Deputies, applied to tioned by Louis XVI. Sept. 13, 1791. them from their habit of occupying -Second, declared by the Conventhe centre of the House of Deputies. tion, June 24, 1793, and accepted by The term is synonymous with our the people on the 10th of August term of “the Treasury Bench," i.e. following.-Third, declared Aug. 17,

. the lower form or bench on the right 1795.-Fourth, established Feb. 7, of the chair.

1800.-Fifth, a Senatus Consultum, Cent Jours. - Hundred days. — organising this Constitution, Aug. 4, The period between March 20, 1815, 1802.-Sixth,Constitutional Charter, and July 8, following ; i.e. the day issued by Louis XVIII, on June 4, of Louis's flight from Paris, on Buo- 1814.-Seventh, additional Acts, renaparte's approach from Elba, and lative to the Constitution, passed his entering Paris, after the battle of April 22, 1815. Waterloo.

Contre-Revolutionaire, or AntiChamber of Deputies.—The Elec- Revolutionists. — Opposers of the tive, or lower branch of the French Revolution, Legislature.

Conventionnels. - ConventionalChambre Introuvable.-Invisible ists.-Members of the National ConChamber.-A term of ridicule, ap- vention. plied to the Chamber of Deputies, Cordeliers.--A Club, which asconvened by Louis in Oct. 1815, and sembled in 1793, in the Church of dissolved in the year following. the Cordeliers, or Franciscan Friars,

Charter.-A declaration of those and became the rivals of those who moderate principles of government assembled in the Convent of the to which Louis pledged himself, by Jacobins. a proclamation, dated May 2, 1814. Côté Droit, and Côté Gauche.

Chevaliers du Poignard.—Knights The Ministerial, and the Popular or of the Poignard, or Stiletto.-- The Opposition side of the House of DeGentlemen and Knights of St. Louis, puties, the Coté Droit being the Gowho, in 1791, made it a point to ap- vernment party. pear always with daggers and pistols. Crapauds de Marais.-Toads of They were disarmed on Feb. 28, by the Marsh. (Vide Marais.) the National Guards.

Crète.—The Crest, or Summit. Chouans.-A set of wretches, who, (See Mountain.) under the pretence of fighting for the Dantonistes. -Dantonists. - The Crown, robbed the mails and passen- Partisans of the Deputy Dantop, gers on the highways. These are Demagogues.-A term of reproach often erroneously confounded with applied to the Revolutionary leaders the Vendeans.

for misguiding the public opinion. Clichi, or Clichien.-After the de

Democrats. The advocates of destruction of Robespierre, 9 Ther- mocracy. midor, year 2, those members of Doctrinaires. The independent

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members of the Legislature, who Hebertists.-Partisans of Hebert, profess to balance the strength of Member of the Commune of Paris, the Ministers, or, royal and popular in 1793; condemned to death by parties.

Robespierre, and the Mountain

party, Egorgeurs. Throat-cutters. Robespierre accused them of atheWretches who distinguished them ism. selves by assassinating all the Bish- Hommes d'Etat.-The Doctrin. ops ; and who, finally, assassinated aires, or moderate party of the Conindiscriminately.

vention.--The name was also applied Emigrés.-Émigrants.---French- to the Mountain party, to Brissot, men. who quitted France, from fear and the Girondists. or from hatred of the Revolution. Hommes de July 14, Aug. 10, May

Endormeurs.-Sleepers.-A term 31.-Men who took up arms on these of reproach, applied by the Revolu- respective days. tionists to those, who endea youred Hommes Monarchiques. Moto stop the course of knowledge and narchists.

Servile persons, sup. improvement.

porters of the Monarchy, without Eteignoirs. - Extinguishers. the limitation of the Charter. Those who opposed the advances Honnetes gens.-Honest people, which the literati were making in -A name assumed by those who science and philosophy.

displayed enmity to the Revolution, Fayettists. - Those enlightened from its commencement in 1789.and moderate persons, who were par. The name is now applied to them in tisans of the Marquis de la Fayette, ridicule. during the period of his commanding Ignorantins. - Blockheads. -A the National Guards.

name applied to all the Supporters Federalists.-Girondists. - Mode- of the old system of partial instrucrates.--These designations were ap- tion, and of suppressing the diffusion plied by Robespierre to the Deputies of knowledge. from the Department of the Gironde, Immobiles. - Immovables. The and whose plans were to support the opposite of the Girouettes.- Persons Communes of Paris, and to establish distinguished by their perseverance a federative Republic between a cer- in the same opinions. It is also tain number of the Departments. applied to the followers of the

BourThe Girondists were overthrown by bons, who are declared by the French the Revolution of May 31, 1793. to have “learnt nothing, and to have

Federists.—The youth of France, forgot nothing,” by the events of the of all conditions, who voluntarily last forty years. flocked to the ranks, on the advance Implacables.—The assassins of the of the English and Prussians, in South of France, and those who in 1815.

1815 and 1816 committed outrage on Feuillans. Mendicant Friars. the Buonapartists under plea of retaOrder of St. Bernard. At the close liation. of the Constituent Assembly, the Independans.-Independents. (See moderate Deputies assembled in the Liberaux.) neighbourhood of the Feuillans, to Jacobins.-Revolutionary ultras, oppose with vigour the. Jacobins. Jacobins - Society of. – Named - They were, therefore, nic-named from their originally assembling in Feuillans.

the quarters of the Jacobins. It Fructidorisé.- The Directory hay- was principally composed of factious ing overthrown the Clichien party, demagogues.- The society was disthe greater number of that party solved on the execution of its presiwere dismissed from the Assembly dent, Robespierre, but was renewed on the 19th Fructidor, year 5.-A in 1799, and held its meetings in the man was therefore said to be fructi- Salle du Manege. Fortunately its dorisé when he was ejected from any second formation was less dreadful, of the public Assemblies.

and its proceedings were of less conGiroudins. Girondists. (Vide sequence than under Robespierre, Federalists, &c.)

Jacobins Blanc.--White or immaGirouettes. Weather-cocks. culate Jacobins. See Honnetes Gers Those who were always supporting the terms are applied as synonythe strongest party.

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