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France. French soldiers ! Soldiers of liberty!
“Elysee National, May 8, 1849. march not against your brethren. Our battles “My dear General—The telegraphic news are yours. Let the two tri-colored flags ally announcing the unforeseen resistance which theinselves, and march together to the libera- you have met under the walls of Rome, has tion of nations and the destruction of tyrants. greatly grieved me. I had hoped that the inGod, France and Italy will bless your arms. habitants of Rome, opening their eyes to eviLong live the French republic! Long live the dence, would receive with eagerness an army Roman republic!
which had arrived to accomplish a friendly and The Triumvirs,
ARMELLINI, disinterested mission. This has not been the
Our soldiers have been received as
MAZZINI. enemies. Our military honor is injured. I Rome, May 10, 1849.
will not suffer it to be assailed, for reinforce
ments shall not be wanting to you. Tell your And the following address to the Romans soldiers I appreciate their bravery, and take was issued by Avezzana :
part in what they endure, and that they may
always rely upon my support and my gratitude. “ Romana! With inexpressible joy I have My dear General, receive the assurance of received and published the tin of General | my sentiments of high esteem. Garibaldi relative to the brilliant feat of arms
· Louis NAPOLEON Bonaparte." at Palestrina, performed yesterday. Citizens ! This letter has been severely discussed in Modern Rome is like the ancient city, sur- the Legislative Assembly; but the ministers rounded with enemies in the infancy of its declared that it was merely a private letter of republican life. But if the first came forth the President's, expressing his regret to the armed and powerful in war from being so often General, and was not in any way official—that assailed, the second, innocent, pure from blood, they had no participation in it. It has been cleansed from ambition, and aspiring only to highly reprobated, as being an insult upon the the exercise of human rights, will be encour. Assembly, promising to send reinforcements aged in her glorious mission by the sanctity of without taking the opinion of the representaher cause, and protected by the justice of God. tives of the nation on the subject. Persevere, therefore, Romans, with all courage. No important event has since occurred in We will overcome our enemies; we will guard Italy up to the date of the last advices, except. our rights; we will be the corner-stone of the ing that the Spaniards have landed a small rebuilding of Italy.
force, about 4000 men, at Fiunacini, to assist “ The French threaten yet once inore to the Pope. It will be seen that the Romans return to the assault; we will chase them back have altogether acted the most noble part in again in the tracks they have left from the these affairs, and that they are determined to 30th of April. At the first discharge of can- resist to the uttermost. The next advices will oon, let all the citizens run gallantly to arms, be highly important. With regard to the sudand fy to defend the walls and barricades. den change of opinion which has taken place God is with us. The eternal right of the in France, and which, from a small minority of people shall not perish.
85, las raised the number of Montagnards “ JOSEPH Avezzana, the General-in-Chief, and Socialists in the National Assembly to Minister of War and Marine.
250, or perhaps 300, in the new Legislative ** Rome, 10th May, 1849."
Assembly, which is to consist of 750 members,
we cannot do better than give our readers The effect of this reverse was sensibly felt lardet, the former editor, and now the corres
some extracts from the letters of Mr. F. Gailby the Parisians, and throughout France. They were wounded in the tenderest point-in their pondent, of the Courrier des Etats Unis. Mr. military glory, and that too in fields where they of l'Yonne, comprising the whole of the former
Gaillardet was a candidate for the Department had always been accustomed to victory. The administration of Louis Napoleon was dis-province of Burgundy, and which, in the eleccredited; upon it fell the greater share of the
tion of the first Legislative Assembly, had disgrace incurred. For it had not been
shown an almost unanimous distaste for imagined by the French people that their sol- Socialist principles. Mr. Gaillardet obtained diers had been sent to Italy for the sole purpose ists, who obtained upwards of 28.000. This
27,158 votes, but was defeated by the Social. of reinstating the Pope. They had been told Auence, and their mortification and disappoint- Socialist members, out of eight, to represent it was to combat Austrian and Neapolitan in- Department, which was considered the very
incarnation of Bonapartism, has sent three ment were unbounded.
On this intelligence reaching Paris, the them in the Assembly President addressed the following letter to
M. Gaillardet says, in a letter dated 24th General Oudinot, which was immediately pub
Maylisbed in the Moniteur :
“ Now let us trace at what period and from hitherto reverenced as the figure of Truth, tifully does Mr. Cheever exclaim, “What arrayed in the simple garments of philosoplav. I would not the world give for a collantinn af
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hitherto reverenced as the figure of Truth , tifully does Mr. Cheever exclaim, “What arrayed in the simple garments of philosophy. would not the world give for a collection of We are ready to admit an hundred times Milton's private correspondence! The only over Mr. Macaulay's literary powers--bril- | letters we have are letters of state, grand letliant even under the affectation with which ters, letters written with the eye of the world he too frequently disfigures them. He is over the shoulder of the writer. But of epistoa great painter, but a suspicious narrator ; lary correspondence, of that which is a carea grand proficient in the picturesque, but a less, hasty record of a man's familiar thoughts very poor professor of the historic. These and feelings, as they come and go in the curvolumnes have been, and his future volumes as rent of every day's existence, we have nothey appear will be devoured with the same thingeagerness that Oliver Twist or Vanity Fair excite--with the same quality of zest, though Thy soul was like a star, and dwelt apart; perhaps with a higher degree of it; but his Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the pages will seldom, we think, receive a second
sea; perusal; and the work, we apprehend, will Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free. hardly find a permanent place on the historic So didst thou travel on life's common way." shelf--nor ever assuredly, if continued in the spirit of the first two volumes, be quoted as
We hear the roar of the sea ; the voice, in authority on any question or point of the His- English literature, is as that of Niagara among tory of England."
waters. We behold, too, the perpetual shining of the star, but there is a sense of apariness, a majesty of loneliness about it. The roar of the
ocean is grand, but it is pleasant sometimes The Hill Difficulty, and some Experiences of to hear the gurgle of the running brooks Life in the Plains of Ease, with other Miss among forest leaves, when “inland far we
be." cellanies. By GEORGE B. CHEEVER, D.D.
And such a music is in the minor poems New York: John Wiley, 161 Broadway.
of Milton, but we have no familiar letters.
There appears to us to be much affectation in the title of this volume. In an article on the life and writings of John Foster, Mr. Chee- The Personal History and Experience of Daver praises and admires Foster for his child-like vid Copperfield the younger,
Bv CHARLES simplicity, Christian humility, nobleness of DICKENS. Illustrated by H. K. Browne. feeling, and intense hatred of oppression, but No. 1. New York: John Wiley, 161 Broadnotwithstanding, these glorious virtues, be- way. cause Foster did not believe in the doctrine of eternal punishment, he is called by Mr. This edition is reprinted from proof-sheets Cheever an intellectual, but half-enlightened received by special arrangement from the Lonpagan. Did Mr. Foster believe in infant don publishers. This work bids fair to be as indamnation ? Certainly not; yet this one of teresting as any that has as yet issued from the doctrines of Calvinism. But what minister the fertile brain of Mr. Dickens. The illustradare preach it now? Every mother, especially tions are excellent, and the book is handsomely any of them who had lost children, could they printed. There is an old woman in the work for a moment think that the little cherubs whose favorite word is “ meandering.” She whose rosy mouths they had kissed, whose boasts that she has never been out on the heads had reposed on their bosom, whose little water, and expresses her indignation at the confiding hands had been pressed in theirs, impiety of mariners and others who had the whose first artless words they had listened to— presumption to go " meandering” about the could they for a moment think that such an- world. It was in vain to represent to her that gelic natures had descended to the “bottomless some conveniences, tea perhaps included, repit," such a doctrine would fall powerless on sulted from this objectionable practice. She their ears; with faces turned heavenward, and always returned with greater emphasis, and eyes filled with tears, they would rejoice that of with an instinctive knowledge of the strength such is the kingdom of heaven. With Mr. of her objection, “ Let us have no meandering." Cheever the thought of eternal punishment There is another lady who, when speaking of seems to be delightful, it nestles in bis brain the kindness of her departed husband, and that and heart, he turns over the words in his they had always lived happily together, says: mouth as a sweet morsel, it is with him “I am sure we never had a word of difference “the silken string running through the pearl except when Mr. Copperfield objected to my chain of all virtues," and religion likewise. threes and fives being too much like each
Some of the descriptive and meditative pieces other, or to my putting curly tails to my sevens in this volume are pleasantly written. Beau- and nines.”