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thor naturally felt great interest in this work— At the appointed time, I did not fail to revisit

the first two volumes were ready for the press Malte-Brun, who informed me, that he had also
Erinnerungen aus dem Leben eines Deuts- in the latter end of 1809—but the delays observed striking allusions, whether accidental

or designed, in the history of the struggle of the
schen in Paris. Von G. P. Depping. of the publisher, Colas, were such, that they
(Recollections from the Life of a German
were not printed till the middle of 1811. By Spaniards against the Romans—in the cold-

blooded, plundering Romans, whose only object
in Paris.) Leipzig: 1832. London: Treut- this time, Napoleon had become alarmed at
the protracted resistance of the Spaniards, the seizure of their property, without troubling

was the subjugation of the natives, and afterwards
tel & Co.

and at the obstinacy with which they con-
This is an amusing record of the life of a tended for their faith and freedom ; the press, people, their love of country, and patriotic devo-

themselves about the noble heroism of the
literary man, whose labours have not been therefore, must be still further shackled; and tion, the army of Napoleon would at once be
unnoticed by the world. † Attracted to Paris

M. Depping's work, after being printed, and recognized. He thought, however, that without when only nineteen, he has passed thirty when just ready for sale, was doomed to be removing the picture altogether

, the history of years of his life, in that high seat of Euro- shorn of its fair proportions by the ignoble the period might be considered in another point pean civilization, in frequent intercourse with

scissors of M. Lacretelle the younger, who of view, not contrary to truth, and eertainly not many of the most distinguished characters of

was then censor. This man was the fitting displeasing to Napoleon's Censor, since it would the age, and a witness of some of the most tool of a despotic government-he was suffi- suggest very different analogies. He then gave eventful transactions in modern history. His ciently sharp-sighted to see in what manner

me some manuscript notes, which he had made style is easy and pleasant, without preten. the spirit of despotism must operate on litera

on various passages—and I have always presion, and he runs on in a quiet tone of ture, in order to remove all fear of danger able writer. The leading points of his suggestions

served them

as a proof of the great tact of this
lively gossip, detailing anecdotes of his from it—he possessed, so to speak, the in-
youthful experience in Paris, and bringing stincts of slavery, which he had sufficiently and plundered Spain, long before the Romans.

were these :- The Carthaginians had subdued
us acquainted with many individuals, who shown in his own historical works; and had That ambitious people had employed Spanish
figured with him on that busy stage. In this it depended on him, every new book hence- treasure and Spanish troops, for the purpose of
latter particular consists, perhaps, the prin- forward published in France would have attacking the Romans in Italy. So long as the
cipal interest of the work. As every page taken the same tone and colour. M. Dep- Spaniards continued to support the Carthagi-
presents something amusing, we may open ping observes

nians, Rome could not be considered safe from the book at random.

“ This was the man who was now to decide

the latter; the rights of self-defence, thereThe first anecdote which presents itself

fore, required, that the Carthaginians should be refers to the writer's youthful production, the upon my History of Spain. I soon received an

expelled from Spain, and a fast hold kept of • Soirées d'Hiver,' which, it seems, was in- munication to make to me, in his capacity of that country. By this means, the Carthaginians tended to show young people how nations Censor. I waited on him, of course-he re

would be driven over to Africa; and, instead of thrive and prosper, and how they advance from

ceived me with the lofty distance of a Judge Spain being under the dominion of a merely · a state of barbarism to civilization, according who listens to the culprit before him. I soon

selfish and ambitious people, she would form as they avail themselves diligently of their na- guessed what awaited my history. At first, in part of a great empire—the seat of learning, tional talents and advantages. This little work his cold manner

, he praised my work, and then and of the arts and sciences. This view of the became very popular, and was announced as said I had done wrong in permitting myself to

matter would necessaAly please the Censor so. about to be translated into English; and the make so many digressions, (in this he was right). much the more, as it was only necessary to sub

stitute for the Carthaginians the English-who, should share in the corrections which he in- period of the struggle of the Spaniards against by means of Spain, as old Carthage had done author, being anxious that this new edition An emphatic but then pointed to the whole

, tended to make, wrote to the English pub- written with an evident leaning towards the

Rome. lisher to that effect, who replied, M. Dep- former. This might be construed into an allu

" This proved a happy expedient, and fully
ping adds, in the style of an English mer-

sion to the present struggle of the Spaniards, succeeded, so far, at least, as regarded the Cen-
chant, “it would not do." This "would not
do," which still rings in the author's ears, in their obstinate resistance to the dynasty his delay, by reprinting ten sheets of the work;

and even as an encouragement to persevere sorship; the bookseller had, indeed, to pay for
meant, we suppose, that the corrections and of Napoleon. All this, I must necessarily which, under all the circumstances, must be re-
alterations would cost an extra trifle, and was leave out, before the appearance of the work garded as a sort of curiosity in the annals of
written with the consciousness that puffs and could be sanctioned. I was struck dumb. In bibliography.”
paragraphs would in England sell a bad a work of two volumes already printed, a large We trust this lesson may not be thrown
edition, as readily as a good one it is, part must be rewritten, and with a feeling and

away on the good people who hope to encou-
indeed, a text that might be curiously illus- bias absolutely contrary to my own conscience !

rage literature and disseminate truth by the
trated, and some day or other we may write The history must be composed, not in the sense

establishment of diffusion societies and a cen-
which appeared to me just and true, but as it
an amusing commentary on it.

One of the literary enterprises which cost pleased Monsieur Lacretelle, the Imperial Cen-

We shall now translate a very pleasing
sor. I confessed to him, that here I needed
M. Depping the greatest pains and research, advice, and did not see how the dreaded evil

sketch of a Parisian blue stocking, from
was his . History of Spain,' which was written

could be avoided. He advised me to speak with which the untravelled reader may form a during Napoleon's war in that country, and Malte- Brun on the

subject. I came home quite pretty correct idea of the ease and unostenpublished in 1811. The periodical press at dispirited, cursing a hundred times over the tatious elegance of Parisian literary society. that time was severely shackled, but the indolent publisher, who had been the cause, by "Some of my literary friends introduced me Emperor thought it for his interest not to be his delay, of our falling into the hands of such a to Madame * who was then in the habit of severe in his censorship of books. Our au- literary privateer—but, thought I to myself

, collecting around her a small circle of friends

Colas shall suffer as severely for this as myself. and literati. Here, a new view of society was • His principal works are, Les Soirées d'Hiver,' a Next morning, I went to Malte-Brun, and presented to me.

Madame *

was no longer
very popular book with young people,- A History of
Spain, - A Collection of Spanish Romances, with pointed out to him my distressing situation. in the bloom of youth, and could hardly be
notes and illustrations, - Histoire des Expeditions Mari- He begged for some days' delay, to enable him to reckoned handsome; but her figure was fine,
times des Normands, which gained, we believe, a read carefully the objectionable part of my his- her voice soft, and there was an air of elegance
prize at Paris,-and a similar Prize Essay, on the Com.
merce of the Levant; besides innumerable articles in
tory, and to consider how it might be altered to in her general appearance.

As she had no
Reviowo, &c.

suit the taste and orders of the rigorous Censor, mily in Paris, and was even reported to be se

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parated from her husband, and had but a very, it is to be wished that every youth who comes

and the author of London in the Olden limited income, her expenses were on a corre- up from the country to settle in the metropolis, Time,' have all contributed-Inglis, a · Norsponding scale; and I had an example in her of were placed under the care of some prudent fe- wegian Legend,' so full of local truth, that the manner in which an accomplished female, male friend, and perfected by her in his social we seem to read it within sound of the Maelunsupported and alone, must manage in Paris, education. I found, however, that the evenings stroom, and Ritchie one of his best tales. when she would follow the stream of fashion at Madame * 's stretched far into the night, There are, too, some clever articles by persons without the support of family or wealth. Her and that it did not agree with serious occupa- less known, and among them, a quiet pleaearly history I never knew. When I was in- tions to be deprived of the morning; I remarktroduced to her, she was known as the writer of ed also, in good time, that my means would not

sant piece of humour, called, ' A Journey very interesting articles in the periodicals, and allow me to compete with so many rich and gal

Richmond,' which is worth reading. had frequent parties of learned and literary lant cavaliers, in devising pleasure-parties for men. Her visitors, however, were by no means the lady of the house; I therefore, withdrew is sure to be welcome. Mr. Ritchie is contined to these classes, and I have met am- myself by degrees from such society, in spite of always a delightful travelling companion, bassadors and princes in her little apartments. its many charms ; and this mode of proceeding I abounding in pleasant anecdote and tradiHer conversational powers were enchanting ; | have since observed, in similar circumstances,

tional lore. “The Picturesque' is one of the and every one was eager, to the utmost of his that I might not be swept away by the whirlpool ability, to contribute to her amusement.

few books of its class, to which we are willing One of dissipation, and might remain master of my invited her to a ball, another to the theatre, a own time. By thus acting, I have certainly

to assign a permanent place on our library third to a concert, while a fourth would tempt lost some enjoyments, but, on the other hand,

shelves--but we must, on this occasion, conher to a pic-nic party in the country: and this have gained by leading a regular life, which has

fine our extracts to one short anecdote relatsort of life was her element. When she remain- also its attractions, and which will never offer ing to a student at Heidelberg :ed solitary at home, and heard at evening the matter for repentance.

“ Mar Antoni Helcel, was the son of Helcel, rolling of the coaches through the streets, she We may, perhaps, make some further a banker at Cracow, in Poland. When the inbecame melancholy, for the reflection arose of all translations from this pleasant work.

telligence arrived of the revolt of the Poles, the pleasure which the people in these vehicles

he immediately bade his companions adieu, and would enjoy that night, and of which she would

hastened home. be deprived. Had she but one companion-and


“My son! my son! cried the alarmed more particularly one of a cheerful or intellec. | The Keepsake. Longman & Co.

father, when Antoni, whom he imagined to be tual turn-her contentment for the evening was

safe at Heidelberg, suddenly presented himsecured ; and if two came she was rejoiced, her Frindship's Offering. Smith, Elder & Co.

self: in an evil hour are you come! I have pleasure increasing with the number of her Heath's Picturesque Annual. Longmans.

but two of you - this young lad and yourselfvisitors. The Landscape Annual. Jennings & Chaplin.

and I cannot spare you, Antoni. You must “Like all those of her sex in Paris, distin- The Literary Souvenir. Longman & Co. be a father to him when I am gone. What is guished by their talents, she studiously displayed | The New Year's Gift. Ditto.

your purpose, my rash, but beloved boy ?' her intellectual wealth to the light, and could The Comic Offering. Smith, Elder & Co.

"I thought you might be in danger, father," not endure to be surpassed in this respect by

replied Antoni, ' and I came to see that you, other women. I once found her almost incon- We last week made our award, so far as art and my mother, and my young brother, were solable, on account of having twice lost the was concerned, on the several pretensions of well cared for in these disastrous times. But thread of the discourse, or suffered it to get en- these glittering volumes we shall now con- I am now weary and faint with travel; let me tangled, in a conversation which she had had fine ourselves to the much less important lie down to rest, and you shall know all in the with another lady of equal talents and celebrity, duty of reporting on their literary merits

. morning' He went to bed in the same room to whom she had been introduced for the first But first, one friendly word with all parties with his brother. The anxious parents got up time. What will Madame N. think of me?' interested. We observe that • The Winter's betimes, and stole softly to listen whether he she exclaimed bitterly. Wreath,' not the least pleasant, though one

was awake. All was silent; and a great part “ It was always her chief concern so to

of the least pretending of the brotherhood, of the morning elapsed before they could dearrange matters, that the time, particularly the has been merged in Friendship’s Offering termine con disturbing the slumbers of their agreeable manner. In this she succeeded toler, unless the proprietors exert themselves, and - let the others take the hint; and assuredly,

they entered the room. It was empty. With ably well, and, in fact, every one was her friend

a quaking heart the father saw that the arms who had spent a pleasant evening in her house, contrive to hold on public patronage by variety

which had hung by the wall as an ornament or had been with her a summer's day in the and novelty, some one of these works must

were absent too. The predictions of his heart country, delighted with the preference shown to shortly play the prophet's serpent, and were verified. Antoni and his young brother, him. She knew how to keep her admirers in swallow up all competitors. There is a in the middle of the night, had left their pa. good order, who might otherwise have given wearisome uniformity that will pall the public rents in the keeping of God, and had way to fits of jealousy; and at her house might appetite, as it now perplexes criticism. What

offer their swords to their country. The battle be seen many very interesting characters,, among can we say of them, that was not said last of Grochow was fouglit a few days after. The others the young poet, Milleroie, whose foppish year?—and they are not only identical with

noble youths arrived just in time to share the appearance presented a strange contrast with the past volumes, but with one another-the

glory; and were both slain." his elegies, and who fell a victim to his exces

same words of praise and blame might with sive indulgence in the pleasures of Paris. His career was joyous but short, and the fate of the equal truth characterize any one of them.

We find, on examination, that we neglected

last week to notice the illustrations to this young elegiac poet was bewailed by many a beauty. I learned much from the conversation is perhaps a trifle less aristocratical than pretty volume. There are four and twenty of Madame . *; she was eminently familiar heretofore, and something the better for it. altogether, and they present such scenes as with the best tone of Parisian society, and many An historical anecdote by Lord Dover, though strike the eye, catch the fancy, or have been times advised with and directed mema kindness wanting in novelty, is perhaps one of the

rendered acceptable to us by poets and histhat no one liad hitherto done me ; because in Paris there is a constant dread of offending the Leitch Ritchie, and Mrs. Shelley, have all most interesting papers — Lord Morpeth,

torians—Vico Varo, near Tivoli,' • Vietri,'

Terni,' and · The Convent of the Vallamself-love of any one with whom we come in contact, and hence, in conversation, everything is contributed good tales–Lady Blessington brosa,' are our favourites. As a whole, they avoided that can create pain. On the whole, trifles of various merit, but not worth partihas a pleasant skit-and there are other are fully equal to last year, but the objections

of last year still hold; and it may be said gethis attention is praiseworthy, as it evinces a wish to please those whom chance has brought cularizing.

nerally, that they want sun-light and air

. into our company; and it must remove many

Mr. Roscoe's accompanying letter-press is

FRIENDSHIP'S OFFERING. causes of strife when men behave in this cour

In this more substantial looking volume,

always pleasant, although it is but too evident teous manner towards each other, and mutually we like the realities best--such papers as

that he writes rather from description than conceal the rough sides of their character. For Mr. Pringle and Mrs. Lee have contri

observation, and he is somewhat too profuse young people, however, who have still much to buted; and of course we include the poetry

of quotations. learn, it is of the highest importance to meet with an individual whose far greater intimacy of Mary Howitt and the prose of Miss Mitwith good society qualifies him, and who wiń ford, which are true as truth itself. Barry

differs not essentially from the volumes of take the trouble to point out their errors. The Cornwall too, Mrs. Norton, Allan Cunning.

preceding years, and those who have so long instructions of the fair sex, in these matters of ham, T. B. Macaulay, J. B. Fraser, Delta, bestowed on it their patronage, will perhaps minor morals, are particularly efficacious; and T. K. Hervey, Inglis, Banim, Leitch Ritchie, I desire nothing more to be said in its favour.






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Wordsworth's beautiful sonnet On Sir Wal- , unexplored ; and the access he obtained to men immediately came forward; from these the ter Scott's leaving Abbotsford,' which the libe- manuscript journals has enabled him to in- best rowers were chosen, and they gallantly put rality of the editor of the “Souvenir,' enabled tersperse his general narrative with interest- off in the jolly boat, and endeavoured to convey Mr. Allan Cunningham to introduce into his ing personal anecdotes, that render this

a rope to the boat of the Salisbury. This rope Memoir, worthily opens a volume, to which volume as delightful to those who read for proved too short, and was obliged to be twice Mrs. Hemans, Caroline Bowles, Mary Howitt, amusement, as it is valuable to those who lengthened before it would reach the boat, keep

ing the sufferers in the most painful suspense ; T. K. Hervey, W. Kennedy, and others, have read for profit. We shall glean a few scraps

at length the brave soldiers succeeded in accomgiven their able support. Leitch Ritchie from the ample supply, as we proceed in our

plishing their humane object, and both boats also contributes a powerful tale bordering brief summary of the history.

avere hauled up to the transport, which now on the supernatural, and W. Howitt one of After Hanover had been lost without a

bore away towards the Salisbury. common life, with its joys and sorrows, its struggle, through the inconceivable folly, or " On nearing the vessel Major Roberton hopes and disappointments, full of touching more probably the treachery, of the electoral sought to cheer the unfortunate people on board, simplicity, and occasional passages of that ministry, the corps called the German Legion who had despaired of receiving help, by calling best of philosophy, which comes warm from was raised from among those soldiers who out to them, 'You will all be saved,' which they the depth of human affection-here is an ex- felt more attached to the house of Brunswick, answered with a grateful hurrah! tract in illustration of what we mean :- than to a country betrayed and insulted.

“ Four men of the legion now jumped into "How superficially we look upon our fellow- | They were formed into several regiments,

the boat and put off to the Salisbury, but the

wind again increased, and rendered their apmen. They pass us daily in the walks of life and quartered through England and Ireland. as so many automata ; we know no more of In the latter country, their gallant bearing the stern of the vessel, and surgeon Rathje,

proach dangerous; the boat reached, however, them; yet, around us in a thousand and a thou- recommended them to the tender hearts of the quarter-master sergeant, two soldiers, and sand streams, their spirits are flowing in thoughts the fair sex, and so great was their success, and passions and affections, in their own hidden that an Irish militia brigade, enraged by the

the mate, were enabled to jump into her; but circles of friendship-in their own hallowed re

tlie transport was fast sinking, and to have retirements of domestic love; and we go through

loss of their sweethearts, actually had re- mained longer near her would have endangered the world blaming its coldness, and cursing its

course to arms, and several lives were sacri- the boat, which was obliged immediately to be cruelties and its crimes, but all unconscious of ficed. The first appearance of the legion in got away. With the preservation of these five the vast wealth of joy, and intellect, and affec- | active service, was during the war in northern persons, therefore, their gallant comrades were tionate attachment which hem us in on all sides, Europe. The Germans behaved very well obliged to be satisfied, and scarce had they and overflow continually into the eternal sea. during the campaign against Copenhagen; pulled off

, and ensured the safety of the boat, Well! thanks to an all-gracious God who has and the following characteristic trait of their when the Salisbury went down. Nine officers,

two hundred and twelve men, thirty women, and caused them to flow !"

honesty is highly creditable :-
Of the beautiful illustrations, we have
“On one of the British attacks upon the

five children, perished with this transport. The

entire casualties of the legion in the expedition spoken under the head of Fine Arts. suburb, this officer (Major Heise), then a licu

amounted to one thousand one hundred and tenant, was posted with twenty-two men of the THE NEW YEAR'S GIFT, regiment in front of an apothecary's shop, and the drowned alone numbered two hundred

seventy-five, of which thirty-six were officers ; or Juvenile Souvenir, is perhaps the only where also spirits were sold. For this part of

and twenty-six !" one that is decidedly improved---more exer

liis stock in trade the apothecary found several tion, and a more liberal outlay of money are

customers among the hussars; but the con- The next service of the Legion was in Sir evident. If, indeed, it might be excused tinued discharge of grape from the citadel much John Moore's unfortunate, though not unin rêverend and grey-headed men, we would disturbed the circulation of the glass. Still honoured campaign. venture to acknowledge, that “A Day in more, it might be supposed, would it have in

“Great expectations having been raised an Island,' by Mary Howitt, and 'Dolly This, however, was most conscientiously per

terfered with the after process of remuneration. among the troops both as to the enthusiasm of and her Beaux,' by Miss Mitford, have forined, and notwithstanding the uninterrupted and their grateful and friendly feeling towards

the Spaniards in their resistance to the French, pleased us as well as they are likely to do fire from the citadel, the Germans were to be the British, they were not a little surprised and the Juveniles, to whom the volume will seen most methodically drawing out their purses, disappointed at finding, when they had crossed forth with be forwarded. There are many and presenting the apothecary with the value the frontier, no demonstration of either feeling. other pleasant papers, one in particular, · A of his drams."

Hundreds of able-bodied men passed the coSummer Day's Adventure,' by the author of On their return from Denmark several of lumns with indifference on their march, or, • The Book of the Seasons.

the transports were lost; but sereral ex- wrapped in their dark mantles, stood stupidly THE COMIC OFFERING,

amples of individual heroism were displayed, gazing on them in the market-places; and their we have never yet been able to praise. The the more remarkable as the helplessness and reception at the houses of the inhabitants showed

an equal absence of any of those noble sentipresent is perhaps a trifle better than the cowardice of soldiers at sea has passed into

ments for which the patriots,' as they were preceding volumes. "The Jiy-oh Sleeves,' a proverb. That there are brilliant excep-called, had been so much lauded.” * Just set-up in Business,' “ The Unattached tions to the aphorism appears from the ac

We must make room for our author's acMajor,' and one or two other of the wood- count of the shipwreck of the Salisbury.

count of the circumstances of Lefebvre's cuts are passable but the literature is cer

“ The situation of the Salisbury was now so tainly not improved, though we are in- perilous, that the destruction of those on board capture, because it differs from the narratives formed in the preface, that no less than appeared inevitable; the sailors

, therefore, low- published at the time, and appears to be well “ seven members of the Peerage" have sent

ered down the long boat, and all rushed forward supported by official documents. contributions.

to seek refuge in it. Lieutenants von Wenkstern " In the course of the pursuit a young private and Magens, forty-three soldiers, one woman of the German hussars, named Bergmann, who

and child, and the master and twelve of the had already cut down a French officer, and posHistory of the King's German Legion. By

crew of the transport succeeded in getting in, sessed himself of his sword and pouch, being N. L. Beamish. 2 vols. London : Boone. provided with either oars or rudder, drifted off after which the rope was cut, and the boat, un- mounted on a fast English horse, found himself

one of the foremost, and came up with a person Of the late war we have had histories, par

at the mercy of the waves. The other vessel | dressed in a green frock, and cocked hat, who tial or complete, in countless abundance; now bore up towards the boat, and as she was rode in rear of the flying squadrons. The but we have not seen one displaying more driven past her, threw out a rope, but it fell | fugitive made a thrust at his pursuer with his moderation, more diligence in investigating short of the object; a second and a third time sword, which being parried, he demanded parthe truth, or more shrewdness in deciding this was attempted, but with equal ill luck, and don.' At this moment one of the English between conflicting statements. Though the last hope of the sufferers appeared to have hussars, who was close at hand, seized the professedly merely a history of the Ser been extinguished, for the master of the vessel bridle of the prisoner's horse, and led him away. vices of the German Legion, it is, in fact,

was unwilling to make any further effort for Bergmann, then only a lad of eighteen, and a history of the entire war; for from soldiers, however, came to their relief. Major their preservation. A few bold and generous little knowing the value of his prize, suffered

the more shrewd Englishman to bear it off, and “ what glorious and well-foughten field” | Roberton, who, with part of the eighth English giving himself no farther concern about the

we record the absence of the Ger- infantry, was on board the vessel, seeing that matter, rejoined the pursuit: meantime the man chivalry ? The work is not like others the master of the transport declined making any person in the green frock was taken to General that we could name a mere compilation farther exertion to save the people in the boat, Stewart as the prisoner of the English hussar; from newspapers and magazines : Major energetically appealed to his own men on behalf nor was it until Bergmann's comrades had rea Beamish has left no source of information I of their brother soldiers. Several officers and proached him for not retaining his prize, that

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