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The Blood-Letting of the King.
TRANSaATiONs FROM TirE..F ENcJi,-uY
When we examine the life of Louis XIV
as it is generally related, that is to say, as
fficial historians have rendered it, we per.
ceive then the life of the most superb and
absolute King in the world. Haroun-al
RI Miid was less imperious than Louis in
h wishes, less despotic in his caprice s.
JK* refe ereots to causes, if we consult
the numer mpnsoirs of this reign, wihich
>V >gcme more comple'.e a
itop ofaint-imovi-Who maintains that
Is wat,rn- il drmutag tte " lost g v
: sn~ii tho' one who, during his loglife,
jormed wiat he himself really
= uq;a 1 that the entire ret of those
I whQ kx)bhim.consisted in making be.
live ttit he himself actually wished wha
they rpade him wish. Nothing is more cu
rious than to read in Saint-Simon what he
calls the mechanism of Madame de Main
- tenon, the manner in which the King was
circumvented by her at first, and after
wards by the ministers who obeyed this
astute and intriguing woman. Madame de
Maintenon governed in reality, and con.
tenting herself modestly with the power,
.he carefully removed from herself all ap
pearance of influence; her ambition wished
only to be served, not divined, and she re
quired persons to understand wishes which
she did not express. Seated in her great
arm-chair, at some steps from the council.
table, she was present in silence at the de
liberations of the King, when he was dis
triiiuing 5avors, and naming persons to the
diil'erent cmpn!.mye~snts in the gift of the
w At tirt aln indiffbrent name was
popsed, ithn a.ther, then at length the
pecr.wnJf whom they 'wislhed to have the place;
MadamsiPe de Maintentwvas consulted. If
the choice of the King agreed with the
views of the widowv Scanon0, it wvas all
right; if it. wvas otherwise, th o,.ld fairy, as
Sait-Simon calls hter, half ope'-d hier thin
lips, and two words from her wvere -nificienst
to destroy the man chosen by the ring.
--" HeI is a Jansenist," said shi"
" Ah t so he is."
--" Ho is too devoted to M. le'dnei d'
Orleans to suit your majesty."~ Ali fromii
Junsenists to Orleanists, she bore am the
nominations, or every description.~
Before Madame de Maintenon, I -,is
led Louis XIV; Madame do Montgt ,
Madame de Soubise, father La CtV
Blontems; Confessors, Mistresses, ,
no one took any blame to himself forip,,.
sing Ihis wishes on this haughty price:
docile, though daugerous instrument,-ich
it was only necessary to know how0o use
skilfully. The fact which we are bout
nel~oate, or ,k.rath of wiich the no
dhoubt, will prove to what a pen" i,.ni,
XIV was the sport and the viec ot the
calculations of his servants.
In 168-, Daquin was first phy~eit a.
the King; this charge gave him an i,.
mnense credit, wvhich the protection of 31 .t
amne do Montespan increased still mnore.
Daquin has not loft behind him the repu.
Sation of having been a good physician, and
hao might have appropriate~d to himself a
considerable portion of the sarcasms of
Mogje; a bold and ambitious courtier, lhe
disposed of a prince in good health with a
much authority a.s if Tsonii had been an in
valid, it is true that the King, a great cat
er had some hygienic h-shuits, which ren.I
derid nlecessary the, cor miuail attendance1
regularly every week, and it was iery
rare that each medicine was not accompa
nied by striking effects-- * * * * * *
The arrangement'oftthe physician's fam.
ily seconded his ambition still more; he
had three sons, he shared amongst them
the three orders; the Daquins were des
tined to shine in the robe, to be enriched
in the church, and to give to the family the
eclat of a military illustration : the eldest
was intendant at Nevers, and was prodided
with the ollice of Master of Requestsi the
the second became an abbe, and the third
had a company in the guards.
Every thing was going on well for the
father, who, on his side, was accumulating
money, and indulging in a great affection
for the royal treasure, when one day Mon.
sicur du Tarte, an unworthy surgeon, who
enjoyed a degree of consideration merely
one step above that of an apothecary,
came from Paris to Versailles by the pub
lic coach, and presented himself in the an
te-chamber of the apartment which Daquin
occupied at the Castle. Monsieur du
Tarte spies a servant, and tells him to an
nounce to his master the visit of a sur
geon of Paris.
"Thte first physician of the King is en
gaged," replied the latter, "he is about to
go out and present himself to his majesty,
and you will see him on his way."
" No " replied du Tarte " I must speak to
M."Daquin co-fidentially; be good enough
to announce me."
The physicians of Moliere, and M. Dia
foirus amongst others, did not love the
Court, because when a great Lord was
sick, he expected to be cured, which was
assuredly very ridiculons, whilst the
city was not so exacting; the citizens had
nothing to say, provided they were treated
according to rule. However, the court
was, at tint time, every thing for the city;
Versailles the oracle of Paris; reputation,
sashions,.infuence, position, all cane from
Versailles: Louis XI', to whom the
rouh1 poff' gw en lair1 a~e
>us exniense5, U " m -*' t .-' ...- : _UII).
-.4. Or' nJd'mgdom, the head of
and it was only at long intervals and on
great occasions that Notre Dameattracted
the court to Paris. The consequce
a'itt every rich citizen sought to live at
VersriJles in some way or other'and when
sick person was given over, 11I had re
cours o the [ icians of th court, as
inure skilfu ''h tren. Ilence,
.Monsieur du 'Tarte, corvinced of this truth,
presented himself at the house of Daquin.
"Monsieur has not timne to-day," said the
servant, after having executed his commis
" Here is half a Louis," said the obstin
a'e surgeon, who knew that. in the house of
Daquin every thing was done for money;
"go aid tell him again that this matter is of
importance io hint." The half-ommis op
erated,-and du Tarte was adimitted to the
presence of )aquin; the latter was dressed;
he had on a large black wig, a lace collar,
and held in his hand a superb gold rin11, as a
person about to go out; in fact, eight o'clock
in the nuorning, and the first physician of
the King was to be present at the "!Wait
Well, master dui Tarte,"' r.aid Daquin,
iin a pirotectinig tone), " what do, you want
withI us ! llhave you somec huge sick per.
son at Paris, who desires a visit from us!
It is impossible; I cannot quit Versailles.
But let mec know thle mnalody by thle diag
nistic and prognostic signs; for you know,
Master du TIarte, ign'ohi nuilla est cueraio
maorbi, and 1 will give you a prescription."
Dui Tarte was lost in paymg reverence;
with smilIinig niotth, and caressing eye, lie
.gvanced towardls Daquin, constantly how
ing, iutil lie found himself near enough to
answer in a low voice:
" It is not this doctor," said lie to hiim,
" there is sickness at Pa;ris, but only
amongst the lower order, and-''
" Do you come tio solic it authority io sell
some new ungient ! Weo have but too
many Mithiridaites and d'Orvietans, Master
du Tarte, ,vithiout speaking of emetic
" I comel to ask you to let ine bleed the
King,'" said du Tarte, in a voice so low,
that it was scarcely intelligible.
"' I!ceed the lN ing ! wretched man !'' criedl
D~aquin, retreating three steps, " what do
you niean !"
"'I will tell you doctor.'' said do TPante,
without being disconc'erted. "' You knto w
that 1 ami the miost skilful bleceder in Paris;
in this respect, you have nothing to fear
havye a hand as sure asm it is light ; but
~r someli timei back nmy practice has been
fortunate. I have had the mifortunie to
ti 'an a cloth-mnerchmant, wvho died undler
th~ 'teel, and as he left but little property,
1. imily have made a devil of a noiso
abo it. I neverthieless fiinished the ope
rati01 -a splendid operation, I assure you
biut. ;ile become harder to please every
day, - what ought to have increased my
renia n as. inited tuma nheni alo
a rich old woman, who married, for his
good looks, a young commissioner of ex
cise, who broke his thigh ; he wont out of
my hands a cripple. The old woman is
enraged with me, t lose all my practice,
"Go to the devil," cried battin, in a
rage, " and learn that it is only M. Mare.
chal, first Surgeon of the King, who, ac
cording to my prescriptions can touch thuot
sacred person of his majesty."
"Stay, stay, Doctor," said du Tarto in
a wheedling tone, "you perceive that you
alone can re-establish my reputation, and
that you can do so without compromising
yourself, by allowing me to perform an op
eration, in which I am particularly skilful,
and which besides is unattended with dan
ger; I have at home a sum of twenty thou
sand livres. which I should not consider
even a sullicieut payment for such a ser
But," said Daquin, suddenly softened
by the ofTer of twenty thousand livres, "his
Majesty is quite well, and it is not now
the Spring of the year."
" We are at the beginning of October,"
replied du Tarte ; "but I am not. in a hur
rv ; however, the sooner, the better."
" )o not quit Versailles," said Daquin
A moment after, Daquin appeared at the
petit levee. Louis XIV was still in bed,
and had just finished the oflice of the Iloly
Spirit, which he said every morning ; they
had given him his shirt ; he passed to the
bedside to put on his breeches, and began
afterwards to shave himself before the
grand entry, a little page holding a glass
for him, an oper.ation which he performe
with an ease and a grace which had been
remarked ; he spoke to some courtiers, en
luired about the weather, commanded his
hunting-equipage for mid-day, then per
" Good morning, Daquin, we aro gluit
swell ; *"'P.; unha:p ily, hs not tr'""'-aa$ ", t
"What are tio causes of this disease,
"They are numerous, Sire, for-ihere are
iseveral kinds of apoplexy ; the serous apo.
plexy, almost always mortal, the sanguin
cous apoplexy, it is this that Monseigneur
de Reims was attacked with yesterday,
which a precauationarv bleeding might have
Whilst speaking, Daquin advanced to
wards the King, and directed towards hit
his thiunh and forefinger; his majesty put
down tlie razor whichl he held, and stretch
ed out. his wrist.
There is a little agitation," said Da
Ile retired then towards the crowd of
courtiers, nn gaiiing tle door, ran to Ma
dame Ie Montespan.
".Ma lmet 1,1 .riloiise," said lie to her,
" I have just seen his majesty."
Mv (Alyod, Daquin, you frighten mc. Is
his majesty indisposed!"
Not at all Madamite; the King is but
"'Too well ! al !'"
" The accilent of M. de Reins alarm,;
me ; you know that this prelate has just
breeni struck with a saniguineous apolelxy.
Thie King has a st roing and aigita:ted puise;
lie gives limnsel f tip to violent exe'rcisco
thIe ebase heats himt ; lie eats nnuch in thec
evening, and gatie too ; I saw him yn ester
day at supper, eat wil boir three t imnes,
wit hout spieaiking of part rinke or pheiasanut,
which hi~s mraje'st y is very boil of, allI heat
ing food, wb~ i makes inuch lood, and
gives himt a n extrao riary activity."
"iEh ! G reat Godl ! Daqu in, what is to
lie done ?''
" Aadamte, a precauct ionary hhin'lirg
would1( have prese!rvedh Moniseigtnur d~e
Rteimis ; I told his ma;jesty so."~'
" Daqu in, the King moust he bled !
"iThiat is miy onrioni;lbut I ha~ve niot
dlared to propose it. A strong, vigiorous
"IThie mire reasiin still, D);ny:rin."
'The fold1ig dloors of thle chl:iriber of 3tla -
dame d e M~on tespanr opened, anrd I/Oiuis
XI V entered; thlen the inifluence oif thle
tirst phlysiciani and that of lhe mist ress were
uited ; t hey frighitenedl thle K i ng, t hey
spoke to him of F"rancec, whose faste wais
at tached to his sacred personr, theyv placedi
bef ore hiis eyes the nlatutral conisequ enets i
of ain ap)oplexy, wich are always dlisas
roums for the intellect, andI how imuchl Iris
enermies woubIi triumpoh, if thiey kitewc that
Ie was all'ected with suich a mialy.
WVhat would it cost himt to) take a wise lire.
cartiuto, and1 one too, whiic~h woutld not leave
behiind it any inconrvenience !
Athienais,tire proud Athen.is, sept, her
hiaughity eyes allowed tears to fall.
" Well !" said J.otuis, who thoeght of
the happiness of France. and of e-(ninne the
fears of Madame tie Montespsn, "let them
e all Marachalh."
Th'Iis did not stit nint at all
" Sire," lie hastened to say, 'SM. Maie.
chal is with M. do Reims; ho li.sAhlst
Surgeon in the Kingdotr, *ithot dt'bt :
but he has it teavy hand; and is tur mia
jesty, has only need of a little beditg, I
do not think M. Marechal would . useful
on this occasion. Chanco brougi to any
house this morning a Surgeon of.the 'city,
who bleeds with wonderful skill. WNid
you wish to have him called i II is still
in Versailles, without doubt."
"Send for hfi*," said the King~
Master Du Tarte was not far; he arriv
ed in a few minutes, and he bled tl:e Kag
at Madame de Montespan's. Daquiii held
the basin ; they allowed the blood to low
for some moments, and stopped it i.wt^
You are right," Said Louis XlY'to 1.
-:in, " 3lonsieur bleeds with inoraf .
ey thain 31arecrhal." d
" When w.e reflect," said DagiN h
critically, "that yesterday n"' n :t!
would have been requisite to have to it
AMonseigncur the Arclmhshop of Reins'
Louis XIV went out of the Marchioncer
with his arm in a scarf, and said to a ser
vant, "Countermand the hunt, have the
dogs put back in their kennel; let theia in.
form M. de Louvois that he may brin;g his
" What a great King !" said Daq
loud enough to be heard, " his inajesty s
Louis cast a contented look upon i s
physician, and regained his apartment.
"Ay dear I)aquin," said Madame 4o
Mlontespan, "arrange matters so that tie'
Queen may know nothing of all th.."
I engage to do so, M adamo la A
quise; but do you yourself appeas f.
echal, who will he furious."
I take charge of that."
The next day appeared on a h
sign in the Street thes Bourrda
lowing words: Alairm d 1br t. -
in ordinary to lhe KiAg. T h
ptmityrrep.a gs a6 1ar .41 -
death, and crp#:lcanuh n Y6ners of excise.
Thus Daquin sold for twenty thousand
livres the blood of that King who had said
to the Parliament: "The State, tat is J!"
It was not this affair that destroyed Da.
quin, a creature of Madame de Montespan:
he slid not understand that at the accession
of Malad:ue de laiitenon, he ought not to
have had the same ambition, having no lon
ger the same credit; and at the death of 31.
de Nesmonl, President a rnwrlier, lie de.
manded that place for his son, the intend
ant. The King, ure'l by 31adaiu do Main
tenon, found this claitit ridicilous; he re
f-ised the place to the son, disgraced the
father, and even depr:ved the captain of
lie guards of his company. The abbe, who
whilst louiin was in favor. had no'. been
ale to obtain a bishopr:ck, remnaine' as lie
3:ladaine i1:iitencon: had F'.i. 'n ,d
first phvsician. i-t.Semoi t.: ," is
choice with his orl nmiry hittcrnes. :ind
alniost accuses Fagoti of tie dea: the
Queen. This priice.is died of esa
which l'agonl retturnedl, arnd whi hi.:wtard
ing :o Sai't-Sniion oughil to ha .' e i al
lowed to discIarge itself.
.__ ...e.. .. .. *
A Tale of Good Old Tirn.
.\n alderiimn oif the anctie'- r s
parishi of St. W*uil fstii'i idd
bonroughi, .\lr. litenkins.-op ve:
beeni called, in the laniga -x
Th'Iis litle wanb proba:hy han di
himi very much, it bIingi .met
oneC, and1( he entertauining n eci \ .lin-.
ary regardl for all things% a -. or
thiroughly dIeserving. tob Ilo
ihed uip wvitli jh-o~ lind ion lii
the gritlins whliebt forno d Water
spiott of St. Wvulf:tn's e. :mdl he
ahas wr.ipp ced ani lt under
ihe n:nne, of a b)'aeik.j:ek, ui nm the
ni1ldavit oif a fort-sworg h- - ihad
boii~ut f hr a driiinrg.-ve I six
teenthi c-inturiv. .\le. lIIIve
morae wouiredc thIe wisdomui r1 antces
tsc than lie dlid thiir :o I re and1
faeshmiuns. Ile beeli-vedl ti nonie of
themir .':autes'' andi ordlinanme' ahl pccs.
sibly hcc imou c~ved onm, nir ois- per
aginsit every just andlt Ii' j ilhanuge-,
whlichi, scince lie hcad a iv at man's
estate, hadI beein inl thme wm lIe hadi
sIucesiv~~ ely opposedl ai; t h'e lelbury
imp~rovemencits, gas, wa Ater o rks inifanit
schtools, mechaieiis' ina 4, IdI
brary. Ilei hadc bceen c- an agicef.
tamtiuuin igaiinst any iicasu - f r thIe im.
prot ieent of thec pumblic bic. cb, anid he.
inug aI stronig adlvocate of in uranl it1.
t ermencut, wa'sc inistiirumenutI I defeating
an attemulpt to es'tablis~h a ;I tr cemeit.
cryV ousd Unotlebl'Iry. 1I h c. ' sue.
cessfully resistedl aI projet fw rmlcving
t he pig-marnrket fromt thle . f IIligh
treet. TFhrocughi huis 'ii nee the
shlamlers, wh 1ich wvere pc etino .
erte. had betnal~lodm- unnt whern
they were; namely, close to the Town.
hall, and immediately under his own
and his brethren's noses. In short, he
had regularly, consistently, and nobly
done his best to frustrate every scheme
that was proposed for the comfort and
advantage of his fellow creatures.
For this conduct he was highly esteem.
ed and respected, and, indeed, his hon.
tility to any interference with disease,
had procured him the honor of a public
testimonial; shortly after the presenta.
tion of which, with several neat speech.
es, the cholera broke out in Beetlebury.
The truth is, that Mr. Blenkinsop's
views on the subject of public hea th
and popular institutions were supposed
to be economical (though they were, in
truth, desperately costly) and so pleased
some of the ratc.prayers. Besides, ho
withstood ameliorations, and defended
nuisances and abuses with all the heart.
iness of an actual philanthronist.
Moreover, he was a jovial fellow-a
boon companion, and his love of anti.
quity leant pairticulurly toward old ale
and old port wine. Of both of these
beverages he had been partaking rath.
er largely at a visitation.dinner, where,
after the retirement of the bishop and
his clergy, festivities were kept yp till
late, tinder the presidency of the deputy
registrar. One of the last to quit the
Crown and Mitre was Mr. Mr: Blenk.
H He lived in a remote part of the town,
whither as he did not walk exactly in a
right line, it may be allowable perhaps
to say that he bent his. course. Many
of the dwellers. in Deetlebury High
street, awakened at half.past twelv
that night, by somebody passg 0%T
singing, not very distinctly
"With *afolly full botelet.a man be armed',
were i debted, liittle4s they may have
suspected it, toAldermiln Blenikinap,
for their serenade.
t ord way stood tho Ma*
a great o
he had founded alihoussca and g j
mar-school, A. D. 1440. The
was formerly .;lpied b St. Wulf.
stan; but De had been removed
from the Town [fall in Cromwell',
timne. and promoted to the vacant pedes.
tal, vice Wulfttan, demolished. Mr.
Blenkinsop highly revered this work of
art, and tie now stopped to take a view
of if by moonlight. In that doubtful
glimmer, it seemed i'most life-like.
1ir. B lenkinsop hail n't much inaginia.
tion, yet he could nigh fancy he was
looking upon the veritable Wynkyn,
with hiis honnot, beard, furred gown,
and stall* and his great book under his
arm. S, vivid was this impression,
that it impelted hoin to apostrophise the
"Fine old fellow!'' sail ir. Iletlkin.
sop. ".Rare oli huck! We shall never
look uiiun your Ihke again. Ai! the
good ol iimes-the jolly good old times!
No times like the good old times, my
ancient worthy. No such times as the
good old times!"
And pray, sir, what times do you
call the good old times?'' in distinct nail
deliberate accents, answered-accord
ing to the positive aflirmation of Mlr.
lilekinsop, subseur'ently made belbre
(livers witneses-ilhe statue.
Ar. [Ilenik ino is sure that he~ was
ini the perfnet porssessioni of his enses.
l ie is cer;mt in ht lie wias not the dupe
of venitriloquismi, or anmy othier illusion.
IThe valute of the-se Convictions miust he
a qumestion bet ween lhim and the world,
t iuo whose prusal thte fihcts of his tale,
-imply as~ statedh by hiamself,; are here
Whlen first he lieard the statue speak,
a'r. liak insop sa ys, hae certainliy ex
peinced at kinid of suidde'n shock -a
momiienta ry feetling of' constern at ion.
B ut t hiis sooui abatted in a wvonderfulI
maniner. The stitai's voice was quite
il ail gentlI--not in thle least grim,
hadi noit ftmeral twiang in it, and was
qut ditt''erent firom the tonec a statue
unghut hei exspected to take, by any body
wh hatd der'ivedl his notions on thazt suht.
jet frn btt ing~ hieard thme representa
liv' .l te claus' ini "Doni Giovannri.''
"WellcI . u t ti imuss do vou me-an by
the goa I ol tames?'' re~peaitedi the statue,
qutite fniliarly. Techuarchwarden
that such a q uest ion cominag fromu such
ia gearter had takeni him a little by suir.
''Comse, 'ome, Mir. BlenkIiansop," .said
lie statute, '"don'Itube aston ishied. 'TIis
hl f-.past t wet ve, raid a muoonilighit night,
as v'oor favorite police-thesleepy andl
infi'm old watch man---says, doin't you
knowi thuat we statues arc apt to speak
whien spoken to, at these hiours? Col.
teet youriself. I will help you to an
swer my own question. Let ungo back
step by step; and allowv mo to lead you.
To begin. By the good ol times do
you mean the days of George the Third?
'"rhe last of them, sir, replIed It1r.
Blenk insop, very respect fully, (MIhin.
clinied to think, were seen by t(Iididople
who lived in thnic s'"
"I should hope so," the statue replied.
"Those the good old times? What!
Mr. Ilenkinsop, when men were hang.
cd by dozens, almost weekly, for paltry
thefls. When a nursing woman was
dragged to the gallows with a child at
her breast, for shop-lifting, to the value
of a shilling. When you lost your
American colonies, and plunged into
war with France, which, to say nothing
of the useless bloodshed it cost, has left
you saddled with the national debt.
Surely you will not call these the good
old times, will you, Mr. Blenkinsnp?'"
"Not exactly, sir. no; on reflection I
don't know that I can,' answered Mr.
3lenkinsop. He had now-it was such
a civil, well.spoken statue-lost all
sense ofthe preternatural horror of his
situation, and scratched his head, just
as if he had been posed in argument by
an ordinary mortal.
"Well, then,' resumed the statute,
"my dear sir. shall we take the two or
three regions preceding? What think
you of the then existing state of prisons
and prison discipl' we? Unfortunate
debtors confmned Ind minately with
felors in the midst of'filth. vice, and
misery unspeakable. Criminals under
sentence of death, tippling in the con
demned cell with she ordinary for their
pot-companion. Flogging, a common
pumishment of women convicted of'tar
etny. What say you of tihe times
when London streets were absolutely
danigerous, and tie,passenger ran the
risk of beingd erd'u& and rot i.-vetent
the . 'Wh r~peefihTy Hons19w
ogshotlhpat 'ut the public roads
swarmed -i -'i1 robtlot s,4nd a stage.
coachl.as ss frleqseuitnlyglundered s a
bien.rooet, W hen, - indeed, ,tht l"road'.
'was; steemed theleagitii' te re purcaOofj
a gentleman -in cillicidas eandi j . ]
waymnawas c6mn 'fy~ le cptarn
--lI not respected P Oi -Wtikn
oock.figntg, h ar~b~li g r 1
'biiti n.we poptlar; t ili
w-ithoutnuttering ro!'tne'Cr i
When -the country was continmdUy i
peril of civil war, thiovg adie ufrd
succession; and two murderous. insuir.
rections, followed ley mere murderdits
executions. actually took place. This
era of inhum pity, shamelessness, brj.
gandage, br hi', and personal arid po.
uitieal insecurity, what say you of it,
Mr. Blenkinsop? Do you regard this
wig and pigtail period as constituting
the good old times, respected friend?"
"There was Queen Anne's golden
reign, sir," defe rentially suggested lr.
"A golden reign!' exclaimed the sta
tue. "A reign of favoritism and court
trickery at home, and profitless war
abroad. The time of lotingbroke's,
and I1:arley's, n id Churchill's intrigues.
The reign of Sarah, Duchess of Marl
borough and of .Mrs. Musham. A gol.
dir fiddles tick! I intagine you must
go farther back yet fir your good o d
times, Mr. lilenkinsop.'
"Well,' answered the churchwarden,
"I suppose I must, sir, after what you
"Take William the "'Third's rule,"
pursued the staitu e. W''ar, wt r agnin;
nothing but war. I don't thitnk youi'll
pa rticula rty callI thetse the gooi old
times~. 1iThen whait ill you sav to those
of Ja mes thle Secondci? W'ere lhey the
good ol timnes whien Jurdge'.rcef'ri es sat
on1 the benrch'? WVhern Mon mont1h's re.
i:ellion was followed by the bloody as.
size. Wh len tihe k ing t riedl to set hini.
sel firbove tine law. andn lost his crown itn
coniseqcetit. D)oes your worship fin.
ey these wecre tire good old1 times?'
.\r. Ill errkinsop adminitted that he~
eonl not veryi' wellI imnagine that they
"W"ere Char rles the Second's the good
ol t imres? ' de mandedi thle statue. "W ' ithI
a court full of riot and debauchrery; a
palance muchr less decent titan any mod.
ern ensino; whiile S'cotchi covenanters
were imaving their legs crushed in tire
lloos,' un der the autspices an~d personal
superitnderrince of 11 is lloyal I lighiness
thre Duk e of York. lire time of' itua
(O)ater, Bed foe, and D~angerfncld, rand
thinir shamrr plots, with tire hrangings,
: drawinugs, arid rarterings, on perjuiredl
ev idhece, that followed them. Whlen
Ruissell and Sidney were ju'dicially
mrdr'ered. The time of the great.
lag~iue andl ftre of Lcrndonr. 'fThe public
miontey we'stedl by roguery atid embez
zlemenit, while sailors lay gtarv ing in
thre streets ihr tire want ofthentr iust pay;
tihe D~uchr about tire same timo burning
our shtips in thre Mledway. Mly friernd,
I tihink yout w'ill hrardlly call tire scande.
lous mnona~ relty of tihe "Mlerry monarch,
thre gooid tirmes.'
"It feel thle dlifnilty wvhIob yot
sugges~t, sir," owned Mr. fllenkin p.
"'Now", that a muan of youir -loyalty,"$
pursued tire statue, "shoukd identifyv,the
good old ,imues withrCromwell's, proteo.1
torato, is, of course, out of the quiestionf
"Decidedly, sir!' exclaimed ire
lenckinson. "Hie shall not have a ata?
tue, though you enjoy that hondrr' . ";
"'A nd yet,' said the stntfe, iWith all
its faults, this era was 'perhaps pworser .
than tiny we have discussed yet. Ne,
er mind. It was a drearyteantrlddeit "
one, and if you don't think ahoke .
lsngland's palmiy days -noithoe'do I~
There's the previous reign, thedni u
ring the first part of it, there 0f ithe"
king endeavoring to assert arbitfary
power. During the latter, the Parlia.
ment were fighting against liitn.iinhe ,,.
open field. What ultimately bect e of
him I need not say. Al what sta of
King Charles thn First's careerididsthe
good old times exist, Mr. Aldermnsf I
need barely mention the Star Chirnber
and poor Prynne; and I nereyn lude to
the fate of Strafford and of Land. O
consi-.eration, should you fix the go64 -
:ld times anywhere thereabouts?".
"I am afraid not, indeed, sir,' 11r.
Blcnkinsop responded, tapping his fore.
"What is your opinion of Jates the
F"irst's reign? Are you enamored of
Ehe good old times of the G.unpowder
Plot? or when Sir Walter taleigh wasi -
beheaded? or when .hundreds
miserable olpi ; a er
fora witchcraft, :atidlhe royal d
on the throne wrote. as wise a h+ .
Jefence of the excrabre sup yd o
hrough which they stglrad' f' - r
N.. 1,nkf oi confessed fpsei r
nrnged to give up the times
'we come to Elza eth ' -'
iked Co at?"t
finied, h im a ~
and charitable Jtorbttthoe4
giving them shelter in the swept.mcQn1- .
paas t of their hearts? What W d
everybody'have thought of~td . i Ter
of Mary Queen of Scots. MV dt
everybody, would anybody, would you,
wish to live in days, whoseemblema
nre cropped ears, pillory, stocksr
thumnb.screws, gibbet axe, choyping-e
block, and scavenger's daughters. Wil -
you take your stand upon thia-.'sta 7
of history fur the good old times, r.
"I should rather prefer firmer and?
safer ground, to be sure, upon the .,
thole," answered the worshipper o
"Weil,' now,' said the statue,"'ti -.
getting late, and, unaccustomed as I am
to conversational speaking,- I must be
brief. Were those the good old times
when sanguinary Mary roasted bishops
and lighted the fires of Smithfield"
When Henry the Eighth, the British.
Bluebeard, cut his wives' heads off, and
burnt Catholics and Protostants at the
same stake? W hent Richard the Third
smaothered his nephews in the Tower?
W hen the WVars of the Roses delugewi
the land wit h blood? When .Jock Cade
marched upon London? -When we
were disgracefully d riven out of France
under Henry the'Sixth, or, as'disg'race
fully, went marauding therm under
Henry the Fiflh? Were the good ohld
times those of Northumnberland'0rabel
lion? Of Richard thie Second's assasin
ation? Of the battles, burnings, mans
sacres, cruel tormentings, and atroelges
which form the sum of' the Piinthganet
reigns? Of Jhohn's deelariglmself
the Pope's vassal, and pe'formirig.'den
tal operatuihs on the Jews? Of tho
forest laws and o few under the Nor.
ma n k ing? A t w hat point of this serc
of bloody aund cruel annals wilt you
praise? Or do your good old times ex
tend over all that period when some
bodly or oilier waos constantly commit
ting high treason, and there was a
perpetual exhibitions of heads on Len
dJon Bridge and Temple Bat
It was allowed by Mr. Blenkilneop
that either alternative piresented consid
"Was it in the goooI teas Huroid
feil at 1Hastings, and WiMiirm the on
queror ensinved England? Werihose
bl)issful yearsa Jde ofof
Odo and Dunt ~--b arhat9
and branding qucenn msV..Os's av
ago and slaughterQ dthethose
of the. Saxon He ptaohy ant)the war.
ship of'Thor and dik? ttbw d$enat
of longist and floraa? Of Drha sub
jugatibn bj he' 17 RtnW 't',idly,
tntiffpgoak'otl ahng ~4tons,
Druidisrn Dud indik~ esrtkp i ad
say that those WeOre t10ur69), under. *
pted, genuine, gookoldi e , Wthe
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