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J. JA.ISVJUS, ZicKtor.
Vol. S. IVo. 7.
f" THE tfiT.CTllL si Ml.
(following lines :ir translated i'roni :i German po-
A 1, by do .ciiiu, written hi my years ao. The
horhtd then iinie ru ison lo e.vpect so piosaie u
niiii'Mii i ms xn',i(.-n UiXMin, a ihe arrival ol l.u
ithc Hello Poule :i pilot from the Channel
had arrived the (lav before. As this shii
brought me no now insiruclions, I immc-
oii board, the c ftin was rcceiu'd between which was bound lordlier witli bands of
two milks of officers under arms, and car- . ison, which it required four 'and a half
ried on to tlu (waiter elceh. u Inch l:ad hours' labour to reenvn. Tim nurnmn
diately occupied hnsell in execut'm." the ! been arraiured as p, c!iic!c ardentc. Ac- ' difficult v of this operation indnrrd il.n
.orders I bad originally received. M firsf cording as von bad ord red me, a jzuard undcrsi-'nrd En'dish roinnninniT in hum
ui iwio.-uouis, vmii, u,o rwiiniimoi Au.-eare was to put .M.de CJiabot, the Knurs' of GO men. commanded hy the senior h. it- a trench dug on the left side of the vault
i ...... . i vonuuisnoner, in comumcation with tion- tenant ol the frigate, did the honors. A!- and to (h-mol!
... ,1 I HIT niUII I I - 1 I HI . I. IT 11,1' LT I II!
: - .o stars in the d Ui in.? iv c:ns n i .
Ilili over tlx; ' uaiiis li:l-.v m u .s.iil
SlW'S tlliUlV aC'M:. ".III: Mt.(V.
' J 'J iiu il it Mi l') j.ilo:s :i ,c :;in
. 1 Sw il' or ill, in i) ir.t e'er tie. v :
; i'lVor s;onu can harm it, no rocky 8'r.wnJ,
r T h n ii'tirtj oo bi iH r in k
4.', I' ir hnnpiv l'lmn I in m ip i. ! l .
i'VIAil island concealed lie."',
1 1 nil fro ,v ns (i r t !. ii. i n ! i ni l. i- imci
..' j liiiuii'i ua iiu.u tin: 11.11 tlUUU IIIC.".
iio.viei sunlit, no lorest giccus there,
' . I ln una uuilus tlicie Us ncsi :
Hie oasrle alone, tiom llic l.eldi of air,
v.- 1 I . . .1 .1 I
v iiDUKS uurt Oil iliM (i:('.iiv was !.
hsll tlie corirsnondimr idr
end Middleniore, vovemor of the island. , though it was alr-jady late, tlie absolution wall, and t.1!!)-- arrive at the collin, in case
These reiitlcnien having settled accordiiur' was pronounced, and the body remained i the m! r bed of cetnont slmuld nnnmn
to their respective instructions, the man-1 thus exposed sdl ni'Tht. The a!ni"in.r ai.d 'too ;.r:-i-;'.t a r .-istance ; but this cement
iiicioi )ioceetun io iik enu:uation ol , an oilicer Kept watch ny its sule. Un lun mv. i ( im itirely removed at 8 o'clock
the remains of the Kinperor Napoleon, and j the 10th. at ten o'clock in Ihe mornincr, in the ium-i;;i:;:, the trench was abandon
their translation on board the lielle Touleiall the oll'ers and crews of the French Cd, alter bavi: ur been dug to the depth of
October 15 was fixed for the execution of ships of war and merchantmen bavin;.: ;" feet. I:n:ii diatelv under this bed of
I their f.laris. The Governor charged him-1 been assembled on board the fi 'cntr. n ! rcmcnt w c rr nnJ ..ni-nr,-.r ,.r
I - - " I 1 -. iav -v i.VJ.iVJ II I II I I I HIV III II .!
i self with the exhumation, and all that was
ito take place within the British territory.
! I, by the order of October '', a copy of
j which I hereto annex, regulated t!ie hon
ors to be naid on tho l.'ilh :i:id IMlh In
fcj . .. i : . i i : . I . . I
. p.l.wiiii?ii.ii1iiwMMiiu,.uiani.-siuiioi coi.nnaiui, ,,(, .r,,.:,.:.,, 1 I '.'i.
1 in inw iM..,h ,i, n , i , ...i ifi u iiwii uiJiin 1 1 1 v v j 1 1 ; 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . i i n
, t ..j vn on iwiiv ij ct(;iin inv i'ijv rtit ' -
iou,'.i n.ii.;; wiiou, unu mo oiius loua iitun f rcncii merchant slni)s, ilie llonne Amie.
, i EmcIU not Inulier acio.is t ito .c rt . n n . i r i- n,
. o eye no.v tecks Ins ncjiecod tomb, ajitaui vuilkjt, and Indieii, Lapuiui Iru-
,Thoie lies the Kina; in the barren sand.
r 1 II
; in- lOiiio ny no oiiiaiiien; si.ncd
And yet a 0ricai Kin was lie!
Hf .....1. . I II I . .. .1
iijiinwi ii;uu iiiiieo on inc year :s p;ist
cniiio.en ne aotn leniain;
- . ' 1 ill I lie t!t';h ot'.vlHy, to ilistmb his lest,
. ' llatli come aboi.t aa.un.
, ; KJii me nint w nen ins wearv sriru l.en
.i ...i.. i.. ..... i i i
v , : i uii i.ijm i i . i j e.ii.eiui iioiue,
' lie qnils oiu c n.oie u.e haunts ot ttie dead,
' ' 1 1 turn ii 1 1 in i r i 1 1 1 1 1 In i ii .in
', Tiicro waited the f liip by tint desert shore,
. . lt H its 1 1 V I 111' " . Il' i. I, u i 1 1 lii I
V At its in.iHi-he id ilie roy.il suuidard it bore,
a .... . i i -i . . i '
- uoia uee.s m a Filter i.ciu.
. ' The kni2 is on boaid, is ur.dcr wav,
yn me wings oi tne n.o.in n rairs,
lo or is put out, o'er the niln ly spray
. its course no moritu guided.
. The kingly spectre stands near the prow,
. Alono on the gloomy deck ;
lilH bosom is lic.ivin mid I in olibiii'' bis brow.
And I lie tires of his ee asvako.
I ho bark no.v readies a di-lant strand,
He stietches his arms so cold,
His soul rejoices, for 'lis his o.vn land,
' ''I i his cmiiilrv his m s hnluihl
troin the ship he descends, on the welbknown
r i. i i
, Vlll V HIW .j li .. nil'.', lo t. ir.iit,
' The earth st ill shakes where his footsteps wend,
The Star whose lire is burnt out.
trio i on a fi.r 1111 ii iiw 111111 iiiiiii.iii r nn nr
lln 1. ia 1.1 I in mi i.iu -ii.iuii f
II l. I .. ..... I.., .1 .. I ..!. I... .1...1
-. ' spot .
. - Like the chafins snrircs would sound.
quclil, eagerly rendered their assistance.
lAtnudniLrht on the loth the operation
solemn funeral service was celebrated ; eon-work 0 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 5
the body was then lowered between : feet deep, forming, as we afterwards
decks, where a chxprHe urrhntc had be en j found, the covering of the sarcophagus,
prepared to receive it. Ai noon all was; This latter n.ason-woik having been care
lermiiiated, ami tin frigate was icady loj fully removed, everything was ready at
-ail; but tiio drawing' u; of the fn-ncn- hall-; ast ) o'clock t'o open the sarcopha
vcrliiit.r ierp.iie.1 two l;tys. and it was on-, -es. Vv. (luiliard then purified the tomb
ly on the mornim: of the l,-!h tlial. the b.y sprinkling chloride of lime over it
be lle Poule nutl Favourite were abb: to , As soon as the flau which covered the
get under wci?.di. The Oreste. which lel'l ; coHin was removed by orders of the nn.
commenced in the presence of the French at the si me time, sailed for its dctina- dersigned English commissioner, and that
and English commissioners, M. ele Cha- lion. .M'u.-r a prosperous and e asy as- ihe e'oilin was 'discovered, all the persons
hot and Captain Alexander, of the IioaI sa;e I have just anchored in the roads oflpiesent took oil their hats. The Abbe
Engineers. The works were directed by ; Cherbourir, at live in the morning. ' Coquorcnu m i inkled holy water and rc-
Ho looks for his throne from its height it is
''Mid the clouds where it hehl command,
'From whic h lie had often looked doan on the
As a clod given into his hand.
He looks for bis sou, the child ofliis care,
The heir of his rule and fame;
The legacy's vanished, his blooming heir
Is robbed of his very name.
the latter. AsM.de Chabot renders to! 'vlleceive Admire.!, the afaurance of cite d the I'e Prcfiindis.
. i .... i i . j
me government a circumstantial account: my resject.
of the operations to which he was a wit-;
ncss, I conceive that I am dispensed from i
entering into ihe same details, and shall
content myself with saying that at ten in !
the morning the coitin was found in the
grave. After having raised it in fact, it
was opened and the body was found in
an unhoped-for state of preservation. At
this solemn moment, at the sight of the I crnments to
The Captain of the IV.Ic Poule,
" F. D'Oiu.ra.vs.
Roads of Choibour'j:, Nov. .'30.''
The undersigned commissioners then
descended to examine the coffin, which
was found quite perfect, except a small
portion of the lower part, which, although
it rested on a foundation of granite was
ijxiiuMATio.v or the nonv. lightly decayenl. After some further
The following are extracts from the of- sanatory precautions were taken, an ex-
ficial reports of the Commissioners ap- press was sent lo the Governor to an-
pomteil by the Trench and Kngbsh (iov-: bounce the progress of the works. The
the crnments to disinter and transooi t to coffin was then withdiawn mid nhir-ml nn.
easily recognized remains of him who had ! France the remains of the Emperor Xa-Mer a tent prepared to receive it and tin
I . ' - 7 ' m . .
done so much for the glory of France, the
emotion was deep and unanimous. At
half-past li o'clock, the guns of the fort
announced to the ships antl vessels in the
roadstoad that the funeral procession had
commenced its march towarels James
polcon, with other particulars connected
chaplain raised the body according to the
rites ol the Catholic church. The under
signed commissioners then descended
Where art thou," ho cries, " o'er whose ho.id
i . ' .' n r-rn A n
V '. In i M'r..l!.. utirwl rnVfll LTI'i..)
Al is! the d i.vs ofonr foriuiics were flown,
"y4 Fae thou qiiittcd-t ihy f ithei 's enibr.ice.
- fri.o ;i.. ..'..,.. ..... .,..!,. ..
v .: tl.o! none of my ho::se remain:
.a vnjvj.il Imlli ill ft 'iii'i'il In.. : iinr v tlnniln
!, r The kiiiis a vas-.il again!"
"TP n 1 ' 1 1 t I Mi XT i. f -v
; lW. 4I .V1V 1 It.
V AIUUVAL AT CUKKliOUKU.
Che Uelle Poule frigate, commanded
')iq Prince de Joinville, and which has
. ;ght back to France the remains of
k ) lEmperor Najmleon, came to anchor
Cherbourg, on the 30th ult., at five in
; lie following is the report of his Uoy
(ighness to the Minister of Marine :
lonsieur le Ministre, As I had the
)r of informing you, I quitted All
ts' Ray, on September M, running
lg the const of Brazil' with the wind
v st, but which, having veered to the
h and north-east, enabled me quickly
;t into thp meridian of Saint Helena,
put having to pass the 28th south
Jlcl. On entering this meridian, I
delayed by calms and light breezes.
ct. 8, I came to an anchor in jamcs
u Roads. The brii? Oreste, detached
ice-Admiral de Mackau to bring to
with the interesting proceeding:
When we reached the place called Na
poleon's Valley we found the tomb guard-1 into the sarcophagus, which they found
cd, according lo his Excellency, the Gov-j in a perfect state of preservation, .and cn
ernor's orders, by a detachment of the Dlst tin Iv to correspond with tl
Town. The militia and the troops of the j Rc-'uinent of English Infantry, command-! scription of the burial. Toivnid il
garrison preceded the car, which i was cov- ! cd by Lieutenant Harney, with orders to 'o'clock the undersigned French commis-
crcu u nn a pan, me corners being borne j remove every person who should not be sioner bavin- been assured that his Ex
by Generals Bertram! and Gourgaud, and .designated by either of us as haing a.oelleucy the Governor had authorised the
Messrs. De Las Cases and Marchand, the ' riu'ht to assist' at the operation. onenini of the: cedlins. the rvh rim- ut,,wI.
Ijuithorities ami a crowd of the inhabitants Here follows a list of the gentlemen 'en collin was carefully removed, when a
following. The guns of the frigate hav-jwho were officially present on the; part of; leaden cofiin was discovered in irood met
ing answered those ol the lort, she con-' Great Britain and France respective Iv.j iervaiion, whieJi was placed in the coffin
tinned to fire minute guns. From the! Then in our presence, and in that of ' brought from Fiance. His Excellency
morning the yards were slung and the the persons alone mentioned hereafter, it , the Governor, accompanied by the officer?
Hags hoisted half-mast high, as signs of was ascertained that the tomb remaine d ! of his stall', the n arrived at the tent, whet
mourning, in which the foreign ships and; quite perfect, and the first operations were! the upper part of the lead cofiin was re
essels joined. When the procession ap- commenced in the most profound silence ' moved with the greatest care, when a
peared on the quay, the English troops .between midnight and I o'clock in the 'wooden cofiin appeared in good preserva
formed a double line, through which the ; morning. lion, and answering the description "hen
car passed slowly to the shore. At the! We first caused the iron railing which by persons present at the funeral. Tl.o
water s edge-, where the Lnghsh lines had surrounded the tomb to be removed : we' cover of the third coffin bavins hop,, to.
terminated, I had collected all the officers then uncovered the surface of the tomb rnowd a tin coffin, slightly rustcel, was
of the French division, waiting, in deep to the extent of 5 metres 1G centimetres ' perceived, which was removed with the
mourning and heads uncovered, the ap-'h, length, and metres U centimeties in j greatest precaution by the Doctor, and
proach of the coffin. When within breadth, being composed of three ranges Napoleon's body was exposed to view,
twenty paces of us, it stopped, and the of mason-work I " centimetres thick, fixed His features were so little changed that
governor advancing to me, delivered up: into another foundation of mason-work, j his face was recognized by those who had
to me, in the name of his government, ; This first operation was concluded at half j known him when alive. The dilcrciit
the remains of the Emperor Napoleon. ! past 1 o'clock. articles which had been deposited in the
As soon as the collin was lowered into! A rectangular wall then presented it-,' coffin weie found exactly as they had
the boat of the frigate, prepared to receive self, forming, as we afterwards found, the j been placed. The hands weie simuilarly
it, the general emotion was again renew-. four sides of a vault, being 1 1 feet deep, j we ll preserved. The uniform, the orders,
eel the dying w ish of the Emperor Na- j 8 feet long, and 4 feet 8 inches wide. j the hat, were very little changed. His
poleon began to be accomplished his re- jThis vault was entirely filled with clay to entire person presented the appe arance
mains reposed under .the national flag, j within (i inches of the mason-work ; after of one lately interred. The body was
ah sign oi mourning was iroin mai ume having excavated and removed the earth not exposed to the external air longer than
abandoned ; the same honors which thej out of the vault, we came to a bed of R,o
Emperor would have received had he been j man cement; this bed having been corn-
living were paid to his mortal remains,
and it was amielst salutes from the ships,
dressed out in their colors, and their yards
pletely uncovered, at 3 o'clock the un
dersigned commissioners desceneled into
the vault, ami ascertained that this cement
manned, that the cutter, escoited by the , was perfectly unbroken. This cement
boats of all the ships, pursued its way having been pierced, it was found that
slowly towards the ingate. On arriving i this bed covered another bed 10 feet deep,
two minutes at most, which were necessa
ry for the surgeon to take measures lo
prevent any alteration according to his
instructions. The tin cofiin and the firfct
wooden coffin were immediately closed,
as well as the leaden cofiin which was
soldered down with the greatest rare by
Dr. Guillard, and strongly fixed in the