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your lover, to owe all his happiness to you handsome young woman was reading with great alone!
attention a letter, which, on Sir Edward's enFilled with the most pleasing ideas our hero trance, she hastily hid in her bosom. Our hero arrived at the Priory. It appeared to be a very bowed, and the young woman arose with some ancient building, and much out of repair. On confusion, but gracefully returning his salute, entering the court-gard, a servant of rather a and begging him to be seated, left the room on shaby appearance, asked him what he wanted the pretence of informing her aunt. Sir Edward Sir Edward told hiin he wisher to see Mrs. Jones, on hearing this appellation, no longer doubted and if she was at home, to tell her that the that this was Frances; he however dared 100 cousin of Mr. Clements, whose death she had, recall her, and Mrs. Jones, in a few minutes, he supposed, been made acquainted with, re- made her appearance unaccompanied by her quested to see her. The man said his mistress niece. had heard of Mr. Clements' death, and imme.
(To be concluded in our next.] diately showed him into a parlour, where a very
ADDITIONS TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CERTAIN ANIMALS.
Cruzen Fruix, in 1797, brought a lion In 1799 one of the wolves which was kept in and a lioness to the national Menagerie in Paris. || the national Menagerie, in Paris, brought forth About two years after, Felix fell ill, and could no
several young ones, of which three were left her longer attend the lions, so that another person to bring up; one of these little ones sometimes was obliged to do the duty for him. The licn, I got through the bars of the cage in which they sad and solitary, remained from that moment were kept, in order to play with the dogs in the constantly scated at the end of his cage, and re- yard, and afterwards returned into the cage. The fused to receive any thing from the stranger; his keeper said that the father and dam of the young presence was even liateful to him, and he me- wolves were displeased at this frequentation; be naced hiin by roaring. The company of the this as it may, one morning they fell on the three female also seemed 10 displease hiin, he paid no young ones and devoured them; nothing was left attention to her. The uneasiness of the animal || but pieces of the skin and a few bones. made him be thought really ill, but no person It may not be thought incurious to insert a few dared to approach him. Al length Felix got particulars about the number of wolves in France, well, and meaning to surprise the lion, he crept extracted from two French publications on the softly to the cage, and showed only his face subject. M. de la Bergerie, in his “Researches against the bars; the lion directly made a bound into the principal impediments to the progress of against the bars, patred him with his paws, licked || Agriculture,” says, "If the state were to pay a his lands and face, and trembled with pleasure. || million of livres for the head of the last wolf in The female ran to him also, but the lion drove | France, it would in the same year, gain abore her back, seemed angry, and unwilling she twenty millions: on my own lands between the should spatch any favours from Felix; a quarrel | months of March and October, which time does seemed about to take place between them, but not include the season when wolves commit the Felix entered into the cage to pacify them; he greatest ravages, they destroyed a bull, a caw, a caressed them by turns. Felix is now frequently mare, and a foal.” M. de Moncel says," In seen between this formidable couple, whose ny parish, in six weeks time of the winter 1797, power he has fettered, holding a kind of conver- the wolves destroyed twenty three horses, and in sation with them. If he wishes them to separate a neighbouring parish fifty-three head of cattle and retire to their cage, they obey his commands, || in the same year." and at the least sign from him, lie down on their This book contains a register, in near 400 pages, backs to shew strangers their paws armed with of the havoc made by wolves, and mentions that terrible claws, and open their mouths full of twenty-three persons were devoured by them in tremendous teeth; and are rewarded by being the environs of Sens. From the emigration of permit!ed to lick his hands. These two animals, | rich and idle people, from the general disarming, of a strong breed, are five years and a half old and from thre ordinary consequences of war, (1799); they were both of the same mother, and wolves have multiplied terribly in France; in have always lived together.
1796 the government proclaimed rewards to
whoever killed a wolf big with young, of fifty' have devoured 120,000 sheep, not to mention livres, twenty livres for every young wolf, and horses and cattle. If the value of these animals a hundred and fifty livres for any wolf who was be calculated it will be found to amount to an known to have destroyed any man, woman, or
enormous sum, both on account of the preserchild. The result of this proclamation was pub- vation and the reproductiun. lished in the “ Annals of Agriculture," the fol- Wolves infested Ireland many centuries after lowing year; by which it appears, that notwith- || their extirpation in England; the last presentstanding eleven departments had not yet sent in ment for killing wolves being made in the county their statement, there were killed in one year in of Cork about the year 1710. France,
The breed of these animals can hardly eser Mad wolves, or wbich had attacked men 22 become extinct in France, because they abound Male wolves, not mad
1034 in the immense forests of Germany which confine Wolves big with young
114 on the north east borders of France, into which She wolves not with young.
702 empire thousands are continually making inroads. Young wolves, the size of foxes ...... 3479 Mi. de Moncel, among other enemies to agri.
culture, enumerates sparrows, which occasion Total 5351
infinite dainage. Their number is calculated to In this list is not reckoned such as were killed by l be half that of the population of France, and persons who did not claim any reward.
thul each sparrow eats annually a measure of These six thousand wolves would probably corn weighing twenty pounds. These birds are hare produced in two years at least twelve thou. equally noxious in other countries. sand more, which, at only ten sheep each, would
(I'n be continuerl.)
SELECT ANECDOTES AND SAYINGS OF THE LATE M. DE CHAMFORT, MEMBER OF T!IE FRENCH ACADEMY, OF MADAME
NÉCKER, AND OTHERS.
A KING of Sardinia was once told that the Some of the counsellors at the bar talking nobilizy of Savoy were very poor. At a certain loudly during a trial, M. de Harley, the president, time several noblemen, knowing that the king said, "If those gentlemen who converse towas to pass through Chambery, came to pay their gether made no more noise than those gentlemen homage in magnificent dresses. The king gave / who are asleep, it would be more agrecable to them to understand that he did not think them chuse gentlemen who listen." so poor as had been represented. “ Sire," an. swered they, we were informed of your ma. Mademoiselle du Thé having lost one of her jesty's arrival; we have done what we ought, bue|| lovers, and this event having become public, a we owe what we have done.” Nous avons fait gentleman who paid her a visit, found her playing tout ce que nous derions, mais nous devons tout ce on the harp; and quite surprised, said to her, que nous avons fait."
“I thought to have found you in a state of de
solation !” “Ah!" said she, in a pathetic tone, The book of Helvetius, De Esprit, and Vol. you should have seen me yesterday !" taire's poem of La Pucelle d'Orleans, were prohibited in Switzerland at the same time. А A lidy conversing with a gentleman, said, magistrate of Berne, after a strict search for those “Get you gone, you always talk nonsense."to works, wrote to the senate :" We have "Madam," replied he, “ I hear it souretimes, not found in the whole province either wit or and you catch me in the fact." maid."
A lady who was piqued with the manner in Gabrielli, the celebrated singer, having de- / which a gentleman refused to marry her, sid to manded five thousand ducats of the Empress of him, “ You are the silliest man about the court." Russia, for singing two months at Petersburgh, the “ You certainly see the contrary," replieri he. Empress answered, “I do not pay any of my Field-marshals at that rate.” “ If that be the The manager of a theatre bigging the Duke de case," replied Gabrielli, “ your Majesty has only Villars to forbid the free admission of the court to make your Field marshals sing." The Em Pages to the playhouse, suirt, “ My lord, you will press paid the five thousand ducats.
please to observe that many pages makea volume.” No. XXII. Vol. III.
A preacher said, “ When Futher Bourdaloue preached at Rouen, he ciused much disorder, tradespeople left their shops, physicians their parient, &c. I preached there the following year," added he," and restored every thing to order."
A gazetteer inserted in his paper, -"Some say Cardinal Mazarin is dead, oihers that he is still living; as to me, I believe neither the one nor the other."
A person said to Rousseau, who had won seve. rol games at chess of the Prince of Conii, “ You have not made your court to the Prince, you should have let him win a few gaines."
“How !" replied he,“ do not I give him a Rook ?"
A printseller wanted 10 sell ar an exo:bitant price the portrait of Madame la Mo:te (of nerk. lace memory), who had been whip: and branded on the scaffold four days before, and gave for reason that the print was taken before the letter. press.
A witry lady, not handsome, finding Marshal Viscount S. once met M. de V. and said to Richeli u took no notice of her at court, but was him, “Is it true, Sir, thal in a louse where I engiged in conversation with a lady who was
am thought to be wirty, you said I had no wit at very beautiful, but was accounted rather stupid, a'l" M. de V. answered, “ My loril, thrie is went up to him and said, -" Marshal, you are not a word of truth in the matier, I never was in not blind, but I believe you are a little deaf." any house where you were thought to be willy,
and I never had occasion to tell any body you bud In an Italian farce, Harlequin reflecting on the no wit at all." various defects of each sex, says, -- How perfect should we all be if we were neither men nor Those persons who enter into long printed women !”
justifications hefore the public, appear to me
like dog, which run yelping after a post-chaise. “ You are always yawning," said a woman to* her husband. “ My dear friend,” replied lie, “From whence the phr.se-learn to die ?" “the husband and wife are one, and when I am said a young I dv, “I perceive that people alone I grow weary."
succeed very well the first time."
A girl at confession said, “I accuse myself of baving esteemed a young man."
“Esteemned! how many times?" asked the Father.
Towards the end of life we are ourselves; we no longer seek to please, and we lose the desir. of pleasing together with the right.
A French actress recited imprecałory verses D'Alembert was of opinion, that for the pubwith terrible gestures, but as soon as she had lic assembled a paricular kind of eloquence is dune, her face remained quite composed and with rquisite; that it is essential to speak in short out dumb play. Mr. Garrick sid of her, “She sentences, and never to exhibit any thing to is a good girl, she puts herself into a furious pas- notice which is difficult to be undersiood. As sion, but she bears not the least shadow of malice.” soon as the attention of a numerous assembly is
distracted for a moment it cannot be fixed anew. By writing upon all the events of our lives, on all the thoughts worth attention which succes. The following epitaplı was made on the mother sirely occupy us, on the influence of things rela- of the Duke d'Orleans, regeni:-" Here lies tively to our character and temper, and by often | Idleness." The proverb say»,"Idleness is the reading what we may have writien at different mother of all vices." times, we multiply and prolong the advantages of experience.
“ I do not like those impeccable women,” said T,“ who are abuve all wi akness
I fancy M. Orri, Comptroller-General of finances, I read on their door ihe line of Dante on the gate a blunt, worthy min, said to a lady whom of hell.-Voi che intrate, lasciute ogni speranza." Louis XV. bari just taken into favour (afterwards Marquise de Pompadour), who requested a place An idea which appears twice in one work, for one of her friends,-" If you are what people especially if at a short distance, affects me in the say, you do not want my interest; if you are not, man:er these people do who, afier having taken I will bestow this place according to merit."- leave, return to fetch their cane or sword. Madame turned her back on him, and the King afterwards received him coolly.
“I am playing at chess for a shilling in a saloon
where the dice are raulling for a hundred guineas,” On observing the miserable shifts which many said a General who w.is employed in a difficult persons are reduced to in order to kill time, 1 and unprofitable service, whilst other Generals open a book, and say to myself, as the cal did 10 were making easy, brilliant, and lucrative camthe fox, I have but one trick, but it never fails paigns. ine in time of need.
The Duke de Lauraguais carried off an actress; Those persons who are solely a 'dicted to self- The Duchess was generally es:eemed, and the love, continually persuade themselves that others public was exasperated ar her husband for this are either admiring or cnvying them; they are
He attempted to justify himself to like thieves who perpetually believe they are the Abbe d'Arnaud, with the eulogy of his pointed at.
mistress. “Ilave you done?” answered the
Abbé, put into the other scile the contempt We should endeavour to guard ourselves of the public.” The Duke embrac d him feragainst being plagued about trifles. This is the vently; “ my dear Abbé, I am the happiest of malady of happy persons, it pursues thein like men, I possess at one time a virtuous wife, a those ephemeron insects which will not let us charming mistress, and a sincere friend.” enjoy a fine day.
Marmontel said that ihe difference between In a dispute on the prejudices which render the tragedies of the ancients and those of the the family of a criminal infamous, N-, said, | moderns was like that between a spit-jack and a “It is quite enough to see honours a d rewards ! watch ; as to the jack, the weight which moves bestowed where there is no virtue, without in. the machine is on the outside; this is fatality, &c : fiicting a punishment where there is no crime. in the watch, asin modern tragedy, the springs are
in the inside; these are love, ambition, &c. The singers belonging to the chapel of a poor nobleman solicited to be paid their salary; they A man being at his lust gasp, his confessor received for answer,-“ We do not pay those attended him, and said, "I am come to exhort who cry for their money, how would you
“And I," replied the other, as pay those who sing for it?”
you to let me die." T2
you to die."
A STATISTICAL SURVEY OF PRUSSIA IN SEPTEMBER, 1800.
Chief Towns, and their Population. -Berlin, 178,308-Warschau, 74,591-Breslau, 60,959 Konigsberg, 60,000—Dantzig, 46,213-Magdeburg, 57,451 Potsdam, 26,980-Stettin, 22,835 Posen, 21,473-Hille, 21,350-Elbing, 18,805Erfurt, 17,684_Frankfurt, (on the Oder) 17,591 Anspach, 13,928-Hilberstadt, 13,816--Munster, 19,000-Hilde;hiem, 12,400-Furth, 12,338 Brandenburg, 12,154-Quedlinburg, 11,500-Enden, 10,745—Bayreuth, 10,700.
Note 1. In 1805, the remaining part of the Duchy of Cleve, the Principalities of Neufchatel and Valengin, of Anspach and Bayreuth, were ceded to France; in lieu of which the Hanoverian Countries (about 700 German square miles, and one million and one hundred thousand Inhabitants) were disposed of by Napoleon in favour of the King of Prussia.
Note 2 Deducting the former from and adding the latter to the sum total at the top of the above Survey, the Prussian Monarchy contained in September, 1876, 6,191 German square miles, and 10,365,100 Inhabitants, Public Revenue $8-40 Millions of Rix dollars, or 60 Millions of Florins,