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of the gradual development of mankind, The tall trees waved their arms, the ocean and contemplate the race in all its stages roared, of improvement, the same advantages, mod- Then, suddenly, the sun, from his bright path, ified by the peculiar circumstances of each

Lifts high the cloudy veil and stoops to kiss

The earth's cold cheek, whereat she wakes condition, will be perceived to present and smiles; themselves to the consideration of human And quick succeeding blushes glancing ity under every conceivable phase of Prog

miles ress. It would be pleasant to trace the O'er fields and dropping woods, reveal her bliss. history of the species through the various So, when, in our life's briefly passing day, gradations, and thus to demonstrate the

Dark clouds of care o'erbang the rising necessity of property, and the desirable

Hiding the radiant sky above-how soon ness of accumulated products; but we The sun of Hope can scatter them away, must decline entering upon the subject at And cheer the soul with heavenly pictures rare present, owing to a want of time and the Of joys beyond us, castles in the air. pressure of conflicting engagements.

In this sonnet the picture presented to XVII.

the eye resembles that in the one commenc

ing " The noonday shower, &c. ;" but this O happy month! O month of all the year The most auspicious. Now I'm certain sure

has reference to a longer succession of unWhatever I may do or what endure,

pleasant weather, and its final breaking up, This month, will turn out well. I need not fear not as seen in the confined streets of a city, The pangs of love despised, the law's delay, but over a wide extent of surface, in an The insolence of office and the spurns agricultual district. The comparison of That patient merit takes. Coughs, colds, or the warm bursts of sunshine to blushes,

burns, Heartaches or fevers, need not me dismay,

betokens a spirit not insensible to one of

the most attractive charms of the Fair Sex. Nor all the natural shocks that flesh inherits.

I may both happier, wiser, richer grow One would hardly expect to find such

I cannot tell. This much I only know delicacy of perception conjoined with a Success, at last, will crown my modest merits. taste so gross and homely as is indicated For why? I saw-I am not two days older by the following: Since then—the new moon over my right shoulder!

XIX. Paring the nails of the left hand on

Fried onions ! Astor Place ! Delightful whiffFridays is said to be a certain preventive of

Though unexpected, grateful yet no less the toothache ; of this, however, the writer To me the perfume of that sav'ry mess, is not fully convinced, never having been Which, when I smell, I almost question if able to satisfy himself with regard to the l'm not translated. No Arabian gale nature of the connection between an isolated

Whose spicy odors make old ocean smile, act performed at a particular time, and the

Did ever so the weary hearts beguile

Of marineres who India ward do sail, dental nerves of sensation. But that the Beyond the Cape of Hope, as that does mine. omen here alluded to is to be relied upon, For still its faintest breath recalls to me repeated personal observation leaves no The story of the Cid Benengelishadow of doubt; though to the inexperi- Thy health, Sir Knight; bold Sancho Panza, enced it will probably appear mere moon

thineshine. Wordsworth, the poet, has some

I seem to taste the antique flavored wine, where observed that for his part he would

And, in imagination, with dine.

ye rather be “

a pagan
suckled in a creed out-

*From this it would appear that the fraworn” (that, if the writer's memory serve,

grance of the article of diet of which menis the expression) than to be incapable of tion is made had been detected at the fancying the existence of supernatual in- Italian opera.

If so, it probably came fluences.

from the stage or the orchestra, and was XVIII.

in reality occasioned by garlic, a seasoning When storms have raged like spirits wild with which the medium classes of the Eurowrath,

pean continent are much in the habit of And weary hours the dismal rain hath poured, using.

The writer must confess to a slight dis

POSTSCRIPTUM. regard of the unities, in transporting the reader from place to place and city to city. Having been waited on, since the conThe opera house is in New York; but clusion of the foregoing, by a diabolical Long wharf, which is now to be addressed, messenger from the superintendent of the is in Boston—quite a difference in distance typographical department of this periodas well as in quality.

ical, requesting the immediate furnishing

of an amount of similar material sufficient XX.

to occupy the remaining space on the Long wharf, 'tis pleasant on clear bracing constrained to subjoin the following very

present page, the writer finds himself days, When winds are light, and sky all cloudless pathetic ballad. Lest it should prove too fair,

affecting for his fair readers, he will inform Along thy sunny side to breathe the air, them that the incident described is purely Threading one's way amidst a crowded maze imaginary, and without the slightest founOf busy men, and idly resting shipping dation in actual fact. The youth, whose

Of barrels, bales, and boxes, Russia ducks,
Chain cables, anchors, horses, heavy trucks, relatives to mourn his untimely decease.

fate is here recorded, left no afflicted And truckmen truculent. Perchance now dip- Still, his case is not an impossible one, and

ping With wistful heed, and seeming unaware,

the well regulated mind, in considering the A tiny straw in huge molasses cask, circumstances, may derive an instructive And walking quick away, lest one might lesson from his example. In all stations ask,

of life, how necessary to security is con" Hallo, my friend; who said you might go stant circumspection !

there ?" O how much more doth sweetness sweeter seem When stol'n--light more light in sudden

gleam! With this, which will remind many, by

A Jad stood on a ladder tall,

A painting of a signreason of a similarity in the last couplet,

A new short sign; and 'Lang Syne Auld' of one of Shakspeare's sonnets, the writer He whistled : the sun did shine. will for the present conclude. How far his feeble efforts may have been successful

And tune or sun moved snow on roof, in supplying the desideratum which has

Unused to melting inood; long been severely felt by our youthful

It slid and peeped o'er eaves above, poets, he leaves to the unbiassed judgment

Eaves-dropping where he stood. of a discriminating public. Should he

He, gazing down on Miss beneath, however be found to have contributed to Dreamed not mischance was near, the rational enjoyment of his readers, it is

But held his bucket in his hand, not impossible but that he may be encour

And brushed a silent T R. aged to further efforts hereafter. Under

He was a painter's 'prentice boy, this half promise he now takes leave, feel

I need not print his name; ing that the less is said on the subject the He came of high descent indeed, better. For what observes the learned But now 'tis

all the same. Don Adriano de Armado ?

For ah! the snow, too soon it fell, “ The words of Mercury are harsh after the As if with fell design; songs of Apollo. You, that way; we, this way?'' He kicked the bucket, down he dropped ;

G. W. P.

He died and made no sign!

THE DANGERS OF EARLY RISING.

FRENCH REVOLUTION: M. LOUIS BLANC.*

rence,

There is much information to be derived | ly from his writings, his views on social from M. Louis Blanc's work. It is not, questions, at the time he was placed at as its name would seem to import, a His- the head of the commission for the “ortory, for there is not even an attempt at ganization of labor," must have been well impartiality. The reader will not have known to his colleagues in the government, perused many pages, without finding a and to the whole community of France. . necessity of exercising the utmost caution, The late revolution took the world by even as to facts; while there is no mis- surprise, only as to the time of its occurtaking the conclusions and observations Louis Philippe had been for some being those of a reckless and unscrupulous time engaged in a political conflict of more partisan. It is evident his principal ob- | than ordinary violence; but the tact and ject in writing was not to portray past sagacity he had displayed on previous ocevents, but to stimulate the discontent casions, and under similar circumstances, existing in France at the time of its pub-induced a belief that he would have mainlication, and to impart strength and contained his position by some exertion of fidence to the republican party, which was power, or, by concession, have devised then increasing, and being matured into means to evade the pressure, trusting to a regularly and systematically organized future efforts to recover the ground lost to movement. Nevertheless, at the present his authority. Such was the personal moment, the work is valuable, for the facts skill in the art of governing, for which he it embodies, and the light which it reflects had acquired credit, that France was conon the conduct and objects of the French sidered safe from revolution during his life; republicans ; and the position lately oc but the opinion has long prevailed, that cupied by M. Blanc in the Provisional | the throne of the barricades was limited to Government, as well as his close political that period. Independent of the actual connection with, at least, one member of difficulties with which it was surrounded the Executive Committee appointed by at the outset, it lacked the prestige which the present National Assembly, give an results from historical recollections, and by authority to his statements bearing on the which alone the sentiment of true loyalty late revolution, which induces us to quote is engendered and nurtured ; for whether somewhat largely from his work.

it be a Republican Constitution or a MonIt is true that recent events appear to archy, or any other form of government, have separated him from the party now in that which is the offspring of to-day may power, and that he is at present looked | be the victim of to-morrow, without exupon as one of the leaders of a proscribed citing the feelings of pain and regret which section of the republican body; but we attend the rupture of old and cherished are inclined to believe this has arisen more associations. from the mode he seemed disposed to That a revolution of only three days' adopt for the enforcement of his views, duration sufficed to place Louis Philippe and possibly from the extent to which he on the throne, was no proof of the unadesired to urge them, than from any real nimity of the French nation ; nor was the opposition to their principles and tendency; state of parties at his accession such as to for from the fact of his having been for warrant a belief in the stability of his several years an influential and leading government. He was indebted for his member of that party, and more particular- | elevation to the trading and middle classes,

* The History of Ten ears, 1830—1840; or, France under Louis Philippe. By Louis BLANC. 2 vols. Philadelphia : Lea & Blanchard, 1848.

which comprised men of all political par- | point out the object and purpose of his work. ties, to whose prosperity internal tranquil- Their demands were embodied in a prolity is indispensable, from whose pockets clamation of which the following is the are principally extracted the expenses of substance :war, and to whom revolution is almost certain ruin. Their selection appears to “ That the State religion should be abolishhave been influenced by the necessity they ed; that a President should be substituted for a felt in providing a government for France, King; that universal suffrage in one degree, before its internal tranquillity and prosperity

or in two degrees, should be established. This

was the whole extent of the changes then conhad been sacrificed by an interregnum, or templated by the most daring innovators.” its borders menaced with foreign invasion, “This proclamation fixes very precisely the limit rather than by any personal regard for at which the most adventurous spirits stopped in their new sovereign. It was in fact a po 1830, excepting, however, some few disciples litical bargain: the French nation agreed of St. Simon.” to take him as a King, with powers limited by a Charter, and he accepted the throne

The latter at this period were contempton those terms; but to a large portion of ible in point of numbers, and the whole the people the arrangement was unsatis might have been comfortably lodged in a factory

moderate-sized Penitentiary or Lunatic The establishment of a republic was Asylum; for it was not until a later penot then practicable. Scarcely fifteen riod that they mustered in sufficient force years had elapsed since the fall of the to form a society under père Enfantin, despotism which raised itself on the ruins which was soon broken up on his being of the former republic; the remembrance consigned to jail

consigned to jail as a licentious impostor. of former sufferings was not sufficiently

Even the more dangerous, because more effaced to prevent a dread of their recur

speciously disguised, theories of Fourier, rence; a state of unnatural exertion had and the Socialists, were not then in vogue, been succeeded by repose; new interests

The intelligence of 1830 had not arrived had arisen from a continuance of peace,

at that point. and political strife had not then à suf

The demands of the republicans of that ficient degree of intensity to organize a day by no means came up to M. Louis party powerful enough to effect à change Blanc's views, for speaking of them he in the form of government. The new dy says nasty was installed with but little opposition : the only real difficulty arose from

“ But would society be more happy when the the republicans, who, although violent and

right of morally directing it should have been

wrested from the State ? Would the overthrow enthusiastic, were not sufficiently numerous

of royalty suffice to hinder thenceforth the to render themselves formidable, and were existence of tyranny in the civil relations beactually powerless for want of organization. tween the capitalist and the laborer ? Whether

was universal suffrage to be proclaimed as a " Asseinbled at the house of one Lointier, the recognition of a metaphysical right, or as a cerrestaurateur, they deliberated with arms in their tain means of arriving at a change in the whole bands. Political science, knowledge of busi- system of social order ? Such questions were Dess, position, reputation, great fortunes—all too profound for the times, and more than one these things they wanted; this was their weak tempest was destined to break forth before any Dess, but it was also their strength. Inasmuch one should think of solving them. In 1830, no as they could brave everything, they could ob- one even thought of propounding them.” tain everything. Their convictions were intractable, because men must have studied much, No imperial party existed at that time. and have much political experience, to arrive at doubt ; they felt the less hesitation, as they his wishes or his belief in this party arena,

“Whilst every one was seeking to realize took but little account of obstacles, and pared as they were for death, they were there hardly were a few voices heard uttering by prepared for command.”

the name of the Emperor, in a city which

had so long echoed to that sound.” There This is M. Blanc's account of the re- remained then the aristocracy. Suspected publicans of 1830, and the paradoxical as- and jealously watched, they possessed at sertions and inconclusive results plainly that moment no power whatever; indeed

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make a successful effort, and withi this of

they were scarcely looked upon as an in- | rise at the first signal. Such was the state of tegral part of the political system, or con Europe when it was startled and dazzled by the sulted on the proposed arrangements. revolution of July. The great body of them were attached by grounds for a boundless ambition, and any

“ Data like these afforded Frenchmen just ties of personal regard as well as interest power worthy of governing them had evidently to the fallen dynasty : those whose po- the means in its hands of governing the world sition was owing to hereditary descent, through them. Events called on them to aswere naturally averse to a change, the sume the patronage of Constantinople, and principles of which might be expected to

gave France, with the re-establishment of the extend, and probably become fatal to their Sultan, the means of saving Poland. The uni

forms of the French officers glittering on the own privileges ; and the same feeling summits of the Alps were enough for the indewould be entertained by others, in whom pendence of Italy. To the Belgians, France the pride of recent elevation was gratified could offer, as the price of a fraternal union, the by the thought that their honors would be substitution of the tri-color flag for the odious the inheritance of their posterity.

flag of the House of Orange, and her markets The prevailing party, consisting of men

not less opulent than those of the Dutch coloof various shades of political opinion, were

nies. By declaring strongly for Don Pedro,

France would have forced the English to connot agreed on the principles or details of

tract an execrable alliance with Don Miguel, the constitution to be adopted. Some and would have sapped their dishonored dolooked more to the durability and strength minion in Lisbon. It was easy for France to of the government, and others to the pre- obtain a moral hold over Spain, for all she had dominance of their class, views and predi- to do was to set on against two monarchical lections. These dissensions led the re

factions, eager for mutual extinction, the Spanpublicans to hope they might be able to

ish refugees, invoking the magic remembrance of the Cortes of 1820.

“ It was assuredly a marvellous combination view they endeavored to obtain the con of circumstances which made the salvation of currence of Lafayette; but they were dis- all the oppressed nations depend to such a deappointed, and the projected attempt was gree on the aggrandizement of France ! The given up.

A constitution, formed by the moral grandeur and the material importance of Chamber of Deputies, and acceded to by the result, were here blended together; and all the peerage, was completed early in the of fearing them, showed not only egotism, but

of month of August, and Louis Philippe ex

puerility, pettiness of views, and feebleness of changed the title of Lieutenant-general for mind." that of King, and henceforth began his stormy reign.

The reasons which rendered it advisable The state of Europe was at this time for France to extend "fraternity,to these critical. A revolution had broken out in oppressed nations, and to obtain that subthe neighboring kingdom of Belgium, and lime height of moral grandeur,are so the French people panted for its “re-annex- pure and disinterested, according to M. alion." Our space will not afford a detail Louis Blanc, that we cannot help extractsufficiently explanatory of the state of ing them :other countries; we will therefore give an extract from M. Louis Blanc, from which “And then nothing was ready in the interior sufficient for the present purpose can be for large reforms and lofty enterprises: it was gathered, as also the views of the ultra therefore necessary to find some outlet abroad

for that exuberance of life which the revolution democrats in France, on the subject of had just created in French society. To bar, foreign policy :

against so many unoccupied passions, the

useful and glorious career opened to them by “ Thus, then, to recapitulate. Russia en- destiny, was to force them to expend their engaged in projects too vast for its resources ; ergies in plots and agitations. None but men Prussia at variance with the Rhenish provinces; of hopeless mediocrity could fail to see that to Austria threatened by the spirit of liberty in shun foreign war at any price, was to prepare Germany, and by the spirit of independence in the elements for civil war. The sceptre was Italy; England irresolute, uneasy and impo- offered to France, and to refuse it might cause tent; Portugal and Spain, each on the eve of a much more than to seize it." war of succession ; Italy, Belgium and Poland, execrating the treaties of 1815, and ready to This is the very sublime of cold, self

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