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fision decorates the interior of the more populous than' Paris; the rehouses inhabited by the higher classes turns of the latter, atcording to the df 'society, yet the outside of them most recent calculations, giving oily inspites no ideas of exalted rank; 547,756 souls, whereas, agreeably aimed the building which exclasively to the records laid before the house claims the name of patace, and is of commions, in 1802, London is tkie residence of England's kings, stated to contain 864,8 5 inhabit" has' an” appearance perfectly miser- , ants." 'I have been assured too by a able,
friend conversant with the subject, From the Pont Neuf, at Paris, the that this statement was entirely in eye wanders over an immense perd dependent of the perpetual influx of spective, in which the magnificent foreigners and strangers from all quays' show an extended line of sua parts of the united kingdom, as perb edifices: but the Thiamės affords well as of the numerous soldiers and no sűehobjects; it'exhibits no magni- sailors on service here : so that Lon ficence but its own, which, however, don may be taken to contain nearly certainly surpasses that of any other half a million of inhabitants more river in the world. On the other than Paris. But there are still more hand, the streets of Paris are narrow, powerful reasons. London is arowo unpaved, and, consequently, filthy in edly the first commercial city in the the extreme; and besides this so world; and consequently the accrooked, that we can have no perfect tivity and industry of its inhabitants view along any of them; but those give new life and diversity to every of London are extremely grand and busy 'scene. It contains by far a spacious, excellently paved, and, in greater number of opulent idler than general, regular
Paris; 'and the number of travellers The Place des Victoires, and the here exceeds that in any part of EuPlace des Veridome, are finely ahd rope. The latter face is proved by regularly built, but are by no mean's the receipts of the London turns lively. London has' upwards of pikes; from which it appears that twenty squares on the more exten- upwards of ten thousand persons sive scalė, independently of others.' daily pay toll at the several The houses in these, perhaps, are gates.-These causes together acnot very large, or remarkable for count for the superior populousnees, their architecture; but who in his of the streets here, and it is no less Sérises would exchange the cheerful true; that London, so vast in its impressions arising from the extreme compass, and so thronged as it is neatness of these buildings, and the in all its avenues, appears scarcely. green lawns which they surround, large enough for the accommodation for the vacant' splendour of solitary of its inhabitants. palaces?
The illuminations of Paris, and A traveller, unaccustomed to any London are unquestionably the most large city, will be surprised on en- magnificent spectacles in Europe, tering Paris, at the population which but they differ both in their nature it exhibits; but that surprise will be and their effect. raised into wonder if he afterwards Paris on such an occasion presents visits London, where he will encouns a' coup d'æil calculated to lull the ter three times the number of pas- senses into a state of enchantment, sengers in every street. This dife. The magnificent arcades of the nu. ference is easily accounted for. In' merous palaces which decorate the the first places-Londen is in itselt- banks of whe river appear like fairy
tastles; the effulgence of whose apo position, London exhibita in event pearance is reflected with almost in- quarter. Each bye-street claims is conceivable effect on the placid bo- share in the public rejoicing, and som of the stream,
we wander about the town till we The boats floating on the Seine are lost in the contemplation of an resemble meteors issuing from the object that appears without end. water : while groupes of small craft, The inequality of the buildings, decorated with variegated lamps, and the circumstance of every occuform a moving picture of surprising pier following his own fancy, prevent splendour. Every distant object con any regular plan of illumination, but tributes to heighten the magnifiq, this perpetual variety serves only to tence of the whole, till the mind improve the scene. The eye might catches the delusion of the eye, and otherwise bę fatigued with, sameeach faculty participates the domi- ness; but now fancy and caprice nion of fancy
create fresh objects of admiration at If we follow the crowd from the every step, we take... quays to the Thuilleries, we sha!I behold a blazing wood, from the
:01 glare of which the dazzled eye cannot fail to shrink. - In the Elysian minn Fields, which are contiguous to the palace, temples and pyramids bril: ELVILLE FAMILY SECRETS, Jiantly illuminated rise to the view in every direction; while music mingles with the plaudits of the spectators, and heightens the im. (Continued from pa 261.) pression of the scene. But here the effect ends.
A ONE day as Matilda was sitting stranger now perceives the whole to
at a window ruminating over her be a sbow prepared by government unfortunate destiny, she perceira to'amuse the people, and all other, ed a lady on horseback, richly caparts of the city are enveloped in parisoned, accompanied by two geniheir usual darkness.
ilemen and a numerous retinue, apa In London an illumination is a proach the outer gate. What were token of public rejoicing, voluntarily her sensations may be easily conevinced by the people themselves. It ceived, on discovering the lady to be is general, because every individual her sister, one of the gentlemen her is interested, and every individual husband, and the other her fathere? cordially contributes to its splendour. For a moment she forgot all her sor
The public buildings on this oc rowş; but she recollected there was casion cannot make much parade, as yet a dear object she must inquire they do not, with the exception of the after, her favourite brother, and yet Bank, present any considerable fa greater favourite whom she durst noti çade for the purpose, and are others mention. To her most anxious questo wise disadvantageously situated; but tions concerning her brother, why the private houses are superbly and" he behaved so unkind as never to fancifully decorated with lamps ; so write to her, even if be could not that in a long handsome street the see her, were returned the most eya. brilliancy is uninterrupted, and in-, sive answers. Indeed the perture expressibly grand. In a word, what bation of an accusing conscience Paris displays from one particular, scarcely permitted the old wan to
adswer at iall. a Matilda, was alarme consented to your father's wish, and ed by his, manner.- Oh, my fami became countess of Holian; being ther exclaimed she, let me fortunately prevented from following. hear the worst, I beseech, you !'* your own inclinations?' With difficulty he said, ! My deari : Matilda answered with unusual girl, mention (pot hås - name za you spirit If ever commiseration know :100 what I suffer on hearing toached your callous:' bosom, ment' it. Here the anguish of his bosom tion. no more that sad day, nor all! overpowered his speech, and be re-- the train of misfortunes and uneasy mained a few moments motionless;" hours which have succeeded it; Dejan Matilda was little better, not doubt ther seek by any means to disparage ing but he had shared the fate of so amiable a youth as was Burns, the unfortunate Burns. In faltering All the malice nor art human nature? accents sbe exclaimed, Oh my fa. is capable of will ever' sully the ther! is he living ? Have I yet an at pure temembiance of his character ;:* fectionate brother, or bave I not?' ., his noble spirit soared far above the
'. Do not distress me any more, my, machinations of weak minds. The daughter; I know not where he is,: recollection that I was once beloved Mad-headed young man that he is ! by so superior a being will bring a he has been in Scotland ; then with ray of comfort to this agonised heart' lady. Brampton. For his disobedience so long as life remains; and when in visiting that hase Elfrida, I have the all-wise Disposer of events shall banished him for ever from my pre- call me from this world, I shall: sence ; therefore if you wish to be be united to the 'sole possessor of reinstated in my favour mention my whole affection, no more to feel him no more.'
the pang of separation : oh, bliss too Heavens!" she involuntarily exo much fur frail mortal to dwell on ! claimed,' my brother unsettled in My darling daughter claims my tenhis mind! Once he was kind, harm- derest attention ; sweet soother of less, and knew no guile : that is not many a solitary nour! May Heaven the case now, or he would not thus in its goodness spin out my wearihave deserted me; because I can some ihread of existence to shield have given him no reason for his her otherwise unprotected innocence kuelty
from those ills which have almost .Her father's emotion, and her broken the heart of her unhappy .. brother's wandering, .convinced her mother !! there was some mystery with which The countess could have patience she was not acquainted 3. she had to hear her, no longer, but began now some slight suspicion that she pouring forth her abhorrence of such had not been dealt fairly by. The ohstinacy; when Matilda, to avoid countenance of the countess too, her, abruptly quitted the room, after during this conversation, underwent she had very candidly confessed her -many changes. The earl her hus. sentiments. In her haste" she ran : band paced the apartment apparent- against her father, who was just ly lost in thought. Thus for the entering the apartment she was quite present this affair rested ; but her ting: he had overheard what she sister during the course of the day had been saying; a momentary eieam ! took an opportunity to wound her of reproach entered his brease for his already lacerated feelings by saying, cruel treatment of her; he plainty
Now, Matilda, don't you look back perceived the fatal passion w'as wrapa with pleasure on the day when you ped around the very thread of her
existence, and he likewise als plejrly triat wh re there was not siriere atas saw the ta fagles grief and disap- fection, but to meet with indifer pointment had made in a facer'atidit ference from the only person we form, once the most:lovely in naturey truly love,i and to whom eveh life To see her so wretcheds; and eatively itself wbald nbt be too great a sacri on his own account,v struck keen ireve fice, is distressing to an extreme : it morsetq his soul every day; to divités may be truly denominated one of the ness it was more than he could enn reubeniseries of human life,' mnt imad! dure: therefore they sooni took thadi ginaryçevery feeling heart can testify departure, not much. regretted byri yet-Matilda; among all het causes of Matilda şi for shef oond ytrý little grief, could now support this will consolation in their society, as the yo calmness; thinking it more honour still retained the same intexibility of able to endure the afflictions sem být natyre, which fust alienated her at-ian-all-wisée Providence with patience factions from them. Her husband than to murinur'at dispensations wel was now' quater & -strangue to her, ii are taught toi think for bot goud having løng had another object tor although very ofteri difficult is the engagé bis attention; the second'uns task...! ir V:13Livab fortunate victim to: his: baseness, ! ! In the midst of these het medital when he had seduced under a fictitions she was one day surprised by a titious marriage: it therefore ane stranger in a military dress "rushing swered his wicked purposes to keep into het apattinentsí Overpoweredi the; real?cquhtess secluded from the with: joy; she recognised her longer world; he could then own or desert : lust brother Sydney. When she bad! her: at his option,k. This elucidated' alirile recovered,-site ventured to ina? the mysterious words she had heard : quire after his lost friend. from the old friar; as the first un." • Can you mention his name, happy young girl's féclings were so' Maulida?" said he, after such as wounded when she heard of the demi breach of your faith: cah 'yon 50 ception practised to delirde her front' wrong your juigment acto prefer the paths of virtuc, that she sur- . such a 'villain' as Holden to the gates vived the shock but a very short Jant Burns? I can ill 'express the time, and was interred in the chapet. indignation Is felt at your hypo.. Time, as it had long done, rolled on t cricy; I was lorg before I could cres with leaden wings; her whole attention dit it, tilt your owfy letter convinced was devoted to the little Nlarıha,me that it was your owry inclinaa 1 who bécamera charming companion tion.' by her innocent prattle, beguiling Never, neser, my brother! Hear's many a tedious hour. Long accuss ja!! before you reproach' me; then la tomed to a husband's indifference, a37 satisfied you will have no cause. she was determined to support it i-With-chaliculty, she' then related with firmness; indeed she never próser all that had befallen her since his des sessed his warmest aflection: a heart" -parture, accompanied by his-muchso contaminated , with vice could' valued friendu He was struck moá' have but little to bestow, even had' tionlese or hearing the recital of so she possessed the whole, which, liv s much 'perfidyr All utterance diedy bertine like, was divided among sew' on his pallid lips; he paced the rooth veial..
with distraction depictured on big As I have before observed, she was a countenanceIs it possible, my deturmined to support his indifference sister,' said he that a father should with Armness, which was no great be guilty of such barbarity entirely
to destroy his child's peace of mind unhappy mother, again-interceding for the sake of sordid ambition, so for bis friend's last adieu.cow Res inconsiderable when put in competio member,' said he, Matilda, the tion with sincere affection? But the affection he bears you; remember days of sincerity and humanity are at your cruel weatment of him: you an end, and sophistry and obduracy of was too early persuaded against your heart have succeeded. Poor Burns ! own inclination. Your image, I am what an age of distress has he sufo sure, is deeply engraven on his heart, fered?
He will never cease to think of you Malilda heard no more ; till then till every vision of this transitory
was not certain that he was scene shall be forgotten.' living, although from several parts She urged the anguish such an inof his conversation she had some rea. terview would occasion to both, and son to expertit. When she recovered, which now was of no avail, and the he implored her, for the sake of her impropriety attending it; but her brom lovely little daughter, tó moderate ther would take no denial. : Martha her grief, as he must.depart imme- would have followed him as he left diarely (after asking one favour), un the apartment, and as he turned to her less his visit might be maliciously his countenance spoke unutterable con-trued : she promised to grant it, language. The little innocent, alarm, if consistent with reason. But docs ed at his manner, thinking he was Burns yet live?? He does,” was angry, ran hastily back to her mo. the
reply, i but an outcast from so ther, who shed over her a shower of cie:y.'
tears. O grandear! O mad infatna Matilda passed a sleepless night, tion! thou bane to all social happi. and in the morning a letter was ness; but for thy influence should I given. Before she had time to break have been bappy with the object of open the seal, a person rushed into my affections
the room ;-mit was Burns himself. Cease your wandering, Matilda; ! Ah, Matilda!' said he, why do you must grant my request : he. I live to see this day! why had not drags on a miserable existence, he Heaven, in compassion to my agony, intends to see you once more, then given me a resting place where the entirely to leave a country which wicked cease from trouble !" He has caused him such uneasiness, and took her hand and pressed it to his in a foreign land seek an antidote for heart : she conld not support her hopeless love.' In Scotland your re sensations, but sank under them, semblance haunts him in the person apparently lifeless. The proper rea of your dear sister Elfrida; there con. storatives revived her. sequently he cannot remain.' Whi- shocked to see the ravages made in ther he will wander is at present un.
his once fine features and form. Al known to himself, He now is wait- though his eyes had lost much of ing for permission to have a last in their vivacity, still.ihe same fascinata terview : far better had it heen þad ing address prevailed; the same ten, We bravely fallen fighting for our der expression beamed on his counfountry, than to have lived to have tenance which first captivated her seen you thus estranged from us. younginexperienced heart.-Matilda The little playful Mariba that mo. urtered with vehemengen "Why did ment ran into the room: he are' [ consent to see thee agaio ? all this. Cently kissed her; and bitterly sigh- distress had better been avoided: ing, consigned her to the care of her He thought these words intended to