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FREDERICK THE GREAT, THE PAGE, AND sudden notion of the probable humour of
the thing, he determined on making this
nest Israelite; “ you know I am so fond But, alas! unluckily for the page, it of you devils of pages, that I would do was customary for his Majesty to receive any thing to oblige you—except, indeed the Queen's grateful acknowledgments on taking the flogging with which you are every occasion whereon he had shown sometimes visited for your wild freaks her any mark of politeness; and this had among the women;" and giving the nod been so uniformly the case, that Frederick to his coachman, off flew the banker with at length naturally looked for its occur- his whipping mandamus.
In the present instance, his Ma On his arrival at the guard-house, the jesty having met his spouse two or three serjeant having read the King's orders, times without the slightest mention of the immediately called out the guard, whó cherries, he began to think the omission presented arms. The banker, thinking it rather strange, and the next time they a mark of distinction, said, “ Bah! bah! encountered each other, said, “I fear I dont want all this." " Very probably your Majesty did not find the cherries to not," returned the precise officer; “ your liking, as I had hoped ?” Upon vertheless, his Majesty's commands must this, the Queen expressed her surprise, be obeyed.”' saying she had received none." What !" The carriage was surrounded in a twin. rejoined the impatient Monarch, .“ did kling, and its astonished inmate speedily you not get the plateful I sent you the taken out and tied to the whipping-post, other day, through Clist?”—“No, Sire!” where execution was done upon him with -“Well, well,” said the King, “that true military exactness. On the conclurogue of a page shall get something for sion of this unwelcome operation, not dinner to-day more substantial than fruit." knowing whether he was most terrified or And on his return to his cabinet, he wrote hurt, he was hobbling with all possible as follows to the serjeant of the royal speed to his carriage, when the serjeant guard :-"Give the bearer twenty-five cried out, “ I must trouble you a little lashes.” The note being duly sealed and farther, Sir.” “Oh, for heaven's sake, directed, Clist was summoned to take it let me off !” exclaimed the Jew, fearful just as his Majesty was about to sit down of some additional infliction, and handing to dinner; but the shrewd page, guessing at the same time his purse to the officer. (perhaps from the King's manner) that “ No, no," answered the other, it is all was not right, and most likely a little not that we want. You must give us a conscience-striken or so, determined that receipt for what you have taken, which I he would despatch the suspicious man must register in a book we keep for the date in some other way ; a resolution in purpose, and send the original to-morrow which he was fortified by the considera to his Majesty, who accumulates all such, tion that Frederick generally chose the and has them bound every year in a portdinner-hour to correct a disorderly page, folio, from which, when in a good huthereby furnishing additional mortification mour, and among his old comrades, he to the culprit, and amusement to his com reads after dinner, for their entertainment panions.
and his own. Among the many receipts Scarcely bad Clist reached the gate of thus collected, we have one from no less the palace, before one of the King's rich a personage than the celebrated M. de Jew bankers drove by. Struck with a Voltaire, who was whipped for having
written some poetical lampoon upon his complained of it, when the young duke
There was no appeal, and the replied, “I wish to God, Sir, I could poor banker, having with a grave face make as much noise as you do." made the requisite testimonial, was suffered to depart.-—- Anec. of Foreign Courts. OPINION OF BLUCHER UPON WHO DECIDED
THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.
A gentleman, who had known Marshal A German, who lately lost his horse, Blucher for thirty years past, happening published the following notice :-“ Rund to be at Frankfort at the time of the Maraway, or sdolen, or was sdrayed, mine shal's arrival after the battle of Waterloo, large plack horse, about eighteen hands hastened to pay his respects to his Exhie. He has four plack legs, two pehind cellency at his hotel, the White Swan. and two pefore; he is plack all over his One evening, being alone with him, and pody, put he has got some vite spots pon conversing on several political matters, his pack, where the skin vas rub off, put more particularly on the subject of the I greesed 'em, and de vite spots is all Battle of Waterloo, “ Prince," said he, plack again. He trods and kanters, and “I have read not only all the official acsometimes he valks; and vhen he vaulks counts, but almost every description puball his legs and feet goes on von after lished of that glorious affair, still I do not anoder. He has two ears pon his head, consider myself perfectly au fait as to the both alike, but von is placher dan toder subject. Pray tell me, was it you and and a small pit longer. He has two eyes, your brave army, my dear Prince, that von is put out, and toder is pon de side of gained the battle, or were Wellington and his head; and ven you go toder side, he the English the conquerors ?” With the vont see you. Ven he eats good deal, he greatest affability, the Prince led his has pig pelly; he has long dail, that querest to a window of the saloon, and hongs peind; but I cut it short toder day, answered in German, ". Would you, my and now it is not so long vat it vas. He friend, learn the fact of the case? If so, is shoed all round, but his pehind shoes let me tell you, that neither Wellington comed off, and now he has got on shoes por myself gained the battle. Napoleon only pefore. He holds up his head, and lost it :- and what is extraordinary, this looks gaily; and yhen he has peen fright.. same Napoleon, who is one of the greatest ened, he jumps about like every ting in tacticians of our day, has lost it from a de world. He vill ride wit a saddle, or a false step in tactics. Grouchy and Bulow, chaise, or a kart; or he vill go py him. Bulow and Grouchy, those are the wheels self vidout nopody on his pack put a pag, upon which turned the fortunes of the day. and a poy on de top of it. He is not very
Anec. of Foreign Courts. old; and ven he valks or runs his head goes first, and his dail stays pehind; only
DR. JOHNSON'S INTERVIEW ven he gets mad, and turns round, den him dail come first.–Vooever will bring
The late Dr. Samuel Johnson was on him pack shall pay five tollars reward ; and if he bring pack de tief dat stole him, terms of great intimacy with Mr.Wesley's he shall pay twenty tollars, and ax nó : sister for many years, and in the course of questions."--New York Paper.
conversation he expressed to her a desire
to have an interview with her brother; BISHOP HORNE'S REMARKS ON WIT. which she accordingly made known to This reverend prelate, who always him to dine with the doctor, at his house
Mr. Wesley, and a day was appointed for practised what he recomm
mmended, made the in Salisbury court. The doctor conformed following observations on this subject :
to Mr. Wesley's hours, appointing two " Wit," says he, “ if it be used at all, o'clock for the dinner hour. The dinner should be tempered with good humour, so
was not ready, through some unforeseen as not to exasperate the person who is the delay, till three : they conversed till that object of it ; and then, we are sure, there time. Mr. Wesley had set apart two hours is no mischief done. The disputant ought to spend with his learned host; in conseto be at once firm and calm; his head quence of this, he rose up as soon as it cool, and his heart warm.”
was ended and departed. The doctor was extremely disappointed, and could not conceal his chagrin. Mrs. Hall
(Wesley's sister), said, Why, doctor, The Duke of Maine, when a child, was my brother has been with you for two one day very noisy at his play. The re hours !” He replied, “ Two hours, manowned warrior Conde, commonly called dam ! I could talk all day, and all night the great, was in the same apartment, and too, with your brother.'
WITH THE REV. JOHN WESLEY.
THE DUKE OF MAINE AND THE PRINCE OF
Diary and Chronology.
Jan. 6 SUN, Les, for the DAY. Jan. 6 The Epiphany. This term imports an appearance Isa, c, 44 morn.
of light or manifestation. The rites of this day 46 even.
were held in honour of the Eastern Magi. The Epiphany, or St. Peter was a disciple of the first Abbot of St. Twelfth Day.
Augustine, Canterbury. He was drowned in 008, St. Peter.
while proceeding op a voyage to France, and Sun ris, 2m aft 8
was buried at Boulogne. sets 38m - 3
The carnival at Rome commences on this day, and
lasts till Lent. 7 Mond. Plough Monday.
7 The first Monday after the Epiphany is styled Plough St. Lucian.
Monday, on which day many curious ceremonies st. Distaff's Day,
are observed in various parts of the kingdom. or Rock Day.
St. Lucian was a presbyter of the church at An
tioch. During his life he founded a church at
Winchester. He died a martyr, A. D. 312.
the distaff used in spinning wool.
had homage done him as the successor of Stephen. 8 Tues. St. Gudula,
This saint is termed the patroness of Brussels ; she Sun rises at 8
was the daughter of St. Amalberge. Her death - sets at 4
took place A. D. 660. 1780.-The gallant Admiral Rodney defeated the
Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent on this day,
taking 27 of the enemy's ships. 9 Wed. St. Peter of Se 9/1766.-Killed by a fall from his horse, on this day, baste.
Dr. Thomas Birch, the author of the Lives of Eminent Persons, and editor of the enlarged edition of Bayle's Dictionary, &c. 11757.-Died on this day, Pontanelle, Ær. 100, the
author of the Plurality of Worlds, and Dialogues
of the Dead. 1827.-Miss Elizabeth 0. Benger, the talented au
thoress, of the life of the Queen of Bohemia, ex.
pired on this day. 10 Tours St. William,
10 St. William was Archbishop of Bourges. He died Sun ris. 38m af.7
A. D. 1207. After his death he is said to have gets 2 4
worked miracles. The relics of this saint were Moon's last. qua.
destroyed by the Hugonots in 1562. 15m after 7 m.
1778.- Dr. Charles Von Linnæus, the celebrated
naturalist, died on this day, at Upsal, in Sweden, æt. 71 ; Linnæus was the founder and first president of the Academy at Stockholm. 1824.-Died, on this day, the celebrated African tra.
veller, T. E. Bowditch, æt. 31, of a fever occasioned by fatigue endured whilst making a survey of the River Gambia. Previous to his death Mr. B. published his Mission to Ashantee, and several
other valuable works. 1827.-Expired on this day, Dr. John Jones, the
author of several learned and critical works, as
well as a Greek and English Lexicon. 11 Frid, St. Theodosius, 11 st. Theodosius was a man of great piety, his subHigh Water,
sistence for thirty years was pulse and wild herbs; 53m af. 7 morn
according to Butler he died prophecying A.D.529. 278 aftrn,
1652.-Expired on this day, Sir Hans Sloane, the
eminent physician and naturalist, BT. 92. 12 Satur. Saint Benedict
12 This saint was in the service of St. Oswi, king of Biscopor Bennet,
the Northumbrians; his death happened A. D. 690. During his life he made several pilgrimages to Rome, and founded two monasteries, one at
Weremouth, and the other at Jarrow on the Tyne. 13 SUN. Ist, aft. Epiph. 13 This saint is styled the virgin of Milan. She died LES, for the DAY
A. D. 1497.
(1585.- This day Henry VIII. assumed the title of 53 even.
the Head of the English Church, in the presence St. Veronica of
of his whole court. Milan.
St. Hilary was a native of Poictiers, of wbich place
he was chosen bishop, A. D. 853. He died in 368. 14 Mond. St. Hilary.
14 1236. -The Marriage of Henry
III, with Eleanor, daughter of the Count of Provence, took place
on this day.! 1742.-Died on this day, Edmund Halley, the cele.
brated Astronomer, ÆT. 86.
« Make me
Frederick-William; he found the Duchess EMPEROR NAPOLEON.
at the head of her little court, drawn out with all due ceremony to receive him.
Napoleon, without exhibiting the least In a portion of the last number, we mark of complaisance, said to the Grandgave some account of the late lamented duchess, in a rough tone, Prime Minister ; trusting that it was ac
Her Serene Highness, at ceptable to most of our readers, we have, once surprised and indignant at this unin this number, followed the same plan, gallant reception, turned to one of her our subject being the relation of a few chamberlains, and requested him to order circumstances which attended the singular tea to be served to his Majesty the Emcareer of the individual whose name is perór. at the head of this article. Though Napoleon, recollecting afterwards that abundant as the information given to the he had been wanting in courtesy to this public has been, of the actions of this lady, went to pay her a visit, and in the most extraordinary character, who was conversation which ensued, remarked both distinguished for his marvellous fortunes, spirit and judgment in the Duchess.as well as his civil and military abilities, Asking her how it came that her husband we think there is still much to be told, was so imprudent as to serve in the army and therefore venture to insert the follow- of his enemy, and thereby to expose thus ing extracts from a highly interesting his family, his country, and his subjects work recently published.
to the evils of war, the Duchess replied with great candour, “ Sire, my husband has been in the service of the King of Prussia ever since his infancy. We owe
every thing to that sovereign : what would After the battle of Jena, Napoleon pro- you have thought of the Duke, Sire, if he ceeded to Weimar. Entering the palace had abandoned the Prussian cause at the of the reigning Duke, who was then at- moment when the King had most need of tached to the Prussian cause, and com- his services ?” The Emperor was charmmanding one of the corps d'armée of ed with these representations. He gave VOL. I. D
3-SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 1928.
orders that, as much as possible, the state sedulously recommending to the favourable of Weimar, and especially the residence notice of the Emperor, the “good city” of its Sovereign, should be respected and and citizens of Berlin. Napoleon, having spared. After having taken leave of her heard them out, rejoined, in a tone of seSerene Highness, he said to Marshal Ber- verity, “ It is you, gentlemen, who are thier, “ If the Duke of Saxe-Weimar is the occasion of this war ; you alone do I animated by the same principles and sen accuse; your King, I am persuaded, timents as this amiable woman, I' regret would never have undertaken it but for deeply having given him any cause to
You have caused complain of me.
prayers to be offered in the churches, and
songs to be chanted in the theatres, reNAPOLEON'S ENTRY INTO BERLIN. commending the war with Napoleon, and
calling it a just and a proper war. Well! When Napoleòn made his first entry you have had it, and here I am, you into Berlin, by the Brandenburgh gate, at fools! 40,000 French soldiers shall be the head of a numerous staff, and amidst quartered for three months at Berlin, and an immense crowd, which pressed forward you will afterwards be able to tell me on all sides to obtain a glance at the hero whether or not this war is proper. of the day; a cry arose of “ Long live Hence! begone!" the Emperor !” but Napoleon, feeling This harsh reception did not weil agree annoyed, instead of complimented, by with the promises made
by the victorious these unmeaning acclamations, which, in Emperor to the Canon Tam, only a few truth, proceeded chiefly from the agents days previously, when he gave instrucof the police, said aloud to one of his tions to visit the necessary evils of war aides-de-camps, " Silence that man !" upon the people of the capital as lightly
Arrived at his chateau, he found, as circumstances permitted ; it is, however, amongst others, the Prussian ministers, not the less matter of fact, and can be Hatzfelt, Voss, and Beyme, who had re vouched both by the canon himself, who mained in Berlin, and formed, previously is now in London, and by Marshal Victor, to the entry of the French, a sort of pro- who at that moment was in the presence visional government. They began by of Napoleon.