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From the German of Wilhelra Muller.
Mark ! the faint bells of the Sunken City
Peal once more their wonted evening chime ;
From the Deep's abysses floats a ditty,
Wild and wondrous of the olden time.
Temples, towers, and domes of many-stories
: There lie bnried in an ocean grave,
llndescried, save when their golden glories
Gleam, at sunset, through the lighted wave.
, And the mariner who hath seen them glisten,
In whose ears those magic bells do sound,
Night by night bides there to watch and listen,
Though Death lurks behind each dark rock
So the bells of Memory's Wonder-city
-Peal for !ac their old melodious chime :
So my heart pours forth a changeful ditty,
' Sad and pleasant, from the by-gone time.
i Domes and towers, and castles, fancy-builded,
There lie lost to daylight's garish beams,
i There lie hidden, till anveighed and gilded,
Glory-gilded, by my nightly dreams!
And then hear I mc sweet upknulling
, From many a well-knowri phantom band,
' And through tears, can see my natural dwelling
Far off in tho spirit's luminous laud !
The Irst objects that assume a distinct
' presence before me, as I look far back, ihto
w the blank of my infancy, are my mother
jwith her pretty hair and youthful shape,
and Peggotty with no shape at all, and eyes
so dark thai they seemed to darken their
Vhole neighborhood in her face, and cheeks
and arms so hard and red that I wondered
the birds didn't peck her in preference to
tipples. '
I believe I can remember these two at a
tittle distance apart, dwarfed to my sight by
stooping down or kneeling on the floor, and
I going unsteadily from the one to the dther.
I have an impression on my mind which I
cannot distinguish from actual remembrance,
of the touch of Pegotty's fore-finger as she
used to hold it out to me, and of its being
roughened by needlework, like a pocket nutmeg-grater.
Thii may be fancy, though I think the
memory'ofnost of us can go farther back
into such' times than many of us suppose.
jjjJust as I believe the power of observation
lin numbers of very young children to be
Iquite wonderful for its closeness and accura
cy. Indeed, I think that most grown men
i'i ill" remaraauie in mis respect, may
' I L f wit' greater propriety be said not to have
i,Tf pf'lost the faculty, than to have acquired it;
m ...i.- t n.. i u
Jk to retain a certain freshness, and gentleness.
I "( 4 and capacity of being pleased, which are
' iL. f also an inheritance thev have preserved from
I 1'heir cHildHdod.
i mtgui nave a mistrivinjr mat i am
eandering" in stopping to say this, but
Jv it brings me to remark that I build
.hese conclusions, in part upon my own ex
perience of myself; and if it should appear
from any thing I may set down in this nar
rative that I was a child of close observa
tion, dr that as a man I have a strong memo
y of my childhood, I undoubtedly lay claim
3 both of these characteristics. .
. Looking back, as I was saying, into the
lank of my infancy, the first objects I can
'member as standing out by themselves
om a confusion of things, are my mother
id Pegotty. What else do I remember ?
el me see.
There comes of the cloud, our house
)t new to me, but quite familiar, in its ear
ist remembrance. On the ground floor is
'gotty s kitchen, opening into a backyard ;
th a pigeon-house on a pole, in the cen
,. without any pigeons in it ; a great dog
anel in a corner, without any dog ; and
(uatity of fowls that look terribly tall to
i, walking about in a menacing and fero
jus manuer. There is one cock who gets
ion a post to crow, and seerrm to take par-
ar notice of me as I look at him through
,itcben window, who makes me shiver,
i so fierce. Of the sreese outside the
gate who come waddling afler me with
ir long necks stretched out when I go
i i way, 1 dream at night as a man envi
, led by wild beasts might dream of Hons.
Here is a long passage what an enor
jms perspective I make of it! leading
's to Peggotty's kitchen to the front door.
dark store-room opens, out of it, and that
i place to be run past at night ; for I
i j't know what may be among those tubs
t 1 jars and old tea chests, when there is
i dy in Jhere with a dimly burning light,
ig a mouldy air come out at the door,
- hich there is the smell of soap, pickles,
' er, candles and coffee, all at one whiff,
a there, are the two parlors; the parlor
hich we sit of an evening, my mother
I a.'irt Pegotty for Teggotty is quite
companion, when her work is done and
i ire alone and the best parlor where
j it on a Sunday, grandly, but not so
' dartably. There is something of a dole
i air about that room for me, for Peggotty
? told me I don't know when, but ap
i pfSy "S68 8g bowt iny father's fune-
( ral, and tho company having their black
; coats put on. One Sunday night my mo
; ther reads to Pegsrotty and me in there, how
! Iazarus was raised up from the dead. And
j I am so frightened, that they are afterwards
J obliged to take me out of bed, and show mo
j the quiet churchyard ovt of the bedroom
window, with the dead all lying in their
graves at rest, below the solemn moon.
There is nothing half so green that I
know anywhere, as the grass of that church
yard; nothing half so shady as its trees;
nothing half so quiet as its tombstones.
The sheep are feeding there, when I kneel
up, early in the morning, in my little bed in
a closet within my mother's room, to look
out at it; and I sue the red light shining on
the sun-dial, and thiak within myself, "Is
the sun-dial glad, I wonder, that it can tell
me the time again?"
Here is Our pew in the church. What a
high-backed pew ! With a window near
it, out of which our house can bo seen
and is seen many times during tho morn
ing's service by Peggotty, who likes to make
herself as sure as she can that it's not being
rdbbed, or is not in flames. Hut though
Peggotty's eye wanders, she is much oflen
ded if mine does, aud frowns to me, as I
stand upon tho seat, that I am to look ht
the clergyman. Hut I can't always look at
him I know him without that white thing
on, and I am afraid of his wondering why I
stare so, and perhaps stopping the service
to inquire and what am I to do"? It's a
dreadful thing to gape, but -I must do some
ihing. I look at my mother, but she pre
tends not to see me. I look at a boy in the
aisle, and he makes faces at me. I look at
the sunlight coining in at the open door
through the porch, and there I see a stray
sheep I don't mean a sinner, but mutton
half making up his mind td come into the
church. I feel that if I looked at hint any
longer I might be tempted to say some
thing out loud; and what would become of
me then! I look up at the monumental
tablets on the wallj and try to think of Mr.
Bodgers late df this parish, and what the
feelings of Mrs. P.odgers must have beeh,
when affliction sore, long time, Mr. Bod
gers bore, and physicians were in vain. I
wonder whether they called in Mr. Chillip,
aud he was in vain, and if so, how he likes
to be reminded of it once a week. I look
from Mr. Chilip, in his Siihday neckcloth,
to the pulpit, and think what a good place
it would be to play in, and what a castle it
would make, with another boy coming up
the stairs to attack it, and having the velvet
cushion with the tassels throwh down on
his head. In time my eyes gradually shut
up, and from seeming to hear the clergy,
man singing a drowsy song in the heat, I
hear nothing, until I fall off the seat with a
crash, and am taken out, more dead than
alive, by Peggotty,
And now 1 see the outside of our house:
with the latticed bedroom-windows standing
open to let in the sweet-smelling air, and
tho ragged old rooks' nests still dangling in
the elm-trees at the bottom of the" front gar
den.. Now I am in the garden at the back.
beyond the yard where the empty pigeon
house aud dog-kennel are a very preserve
of butterflies, as I remember it, with a high
fence, and a gate ar.d padlock ; where the
fruit clusters on the trees, riper and richer
than fruit has ever been since, in any other
garden, and where my mother gathers sortie
in a basket, while I stand by, bolting fur
tive gooseberries, and trying to look unmo
ved. A great wind rises, and the summer
is gone in a moment. Wc arc. playing in
the winter twilight, dancing about the j ar
lor. When my mother is out of breath aud
rests herself in an elbow chair, I watch her
winding her bright curls round her fingers,
and straitening her waist, and nobody knows
better han I do that she likes to look so
wellrf and is proud of being sd pretty.
After a while, this beautiful mother of
David's dies, and he is brought from school
to attend the funeral. AVhen it whs crver,
and he goes home, dear Peggotty tells him
of how she died. B-.it let him tell his own
It is over, and the earth is filled in, and
we (urn to" cdme away. Before ws stands
our house, so pretty and unchanged, so link
ed in my mind with the young idea of what
is gone, that all my sorrow has been noth'
ing to the sorrow it calls forth. But they
take me on ; and Mr. Chilip talks to me ;
and when we get home, puts some water to
my lips ; and when I ask his leave to go up
to rrry room, dismisses me with" the gentle
ness of a woman.
All this, I say, is yesterday's event.
Events of a later date have floated from me
( td the shore where all fotgotten things will
reappear, but this stands like a high rock
in the ocean.
I knew that Peggotty would come to me
in my room. The Sabbath stillness of the
time (the day was so like Sunday! I have
forgotten that) was suited to us both. She
sat down by my side upon my little bed ;
and holding my hand, and sometimes put
ting it to her lips, and sometimes smoothing
it with bers, as she might have comforted
my little brother, told me, ia her way, all
that she had to tell concerning what had
happened. .
"She was never wsli," said Peggotty, "for
a long time. She was uncertain iu her
mind, and not happy.
When her baby wasf
born, I thought at first she would get bet
ter, mil sue was more delicate, and sunk a
little every day. She used to like lo sit
alone before her baby came, and then she
cried ; bnt after aids she used to sing to it
so soft, that I once thought, when 1 heard
her, it was like a voic np in the air, that
was rising away.
I thir.k she got to be moso timid, and
more frightened-like, of Inte ; and that a hard
word wa like a blow to her. But die was
always the same to me. She never chan
ged to her foolUh Peggotty, didn't my sweet
Here Teggotty stopped, and softly beat
upon my hand a little while.
"The last time that I saw her like her
own old self, was the night heu you came
home, my dear. The day you went away,
she said to me, -I never shall see my pretty
darling again. Some thing tells me so, that
tells the truth, I know.'
"She tried to hold up after that ; and ma
ny a time, when they told her he was
thoughtless and hght-hearied, made believe
to be so ; but it was all a bygone then. She
never told her husband what she had told
me she was afraid of saying it to anybody
else till one night, a little more than a
week before it happened, when she said to
him: 'My dear, I think 1 am dying.'
' 'It's off my mind now, Peggotty,' she
told me, when I laid her in her bed that
night. 'He will believe it more and more,
poor fellow, every day for' a few days to
come; and then it will be past. I am very
tired. If this is sleep, sit by me while I
sleep : don't leave me. God bless both my
children! God protect and keep my father
less boy !"
"I never left her afterwards," said Pegot
ty. "She often talked to them two down
stairs for she loved them; she couldn't
bear not to love any one who was about
her but when they went away from her
bedside, she always turned to me, as if there
was rest where Peggotty was, and never fell
asleep in any other way.
"On the last night, in the evening, she
kissed me. and said : 'If my baby should
die loo, Peggotty, please let" them lay him
iri my arms, and bury us together. (It was
done ; fdr the poor lamb lived but n day be
yond her.) 'Let my dearest boy go with
us to our resting-place,' she said, 'and tell
him that his mother, when she lay here bless
ed him not once, but a thousand times."
Another silence followed this, another
gentle beating on my hand.
"It was pretty far iu the night," said
Peggotty. "when she asked me for some
drink; and when she had taken it, gave
me such a patient smile, the dear ! so beau
tiful !
"Daybreak had come, and the sun was
rising, when she said to me, how kind and
considerate Mr. Copperfield Had always
been td her, and how he had borne with her,
and told her, when she doubted herself, that
a loving heart was better and stronger than
wisdom, and that he was a happy man in
hers. 'Peggotty, my dear,' she said then,
'put me nearer to you,' for she was very
weak, Lay your good arm underneath my
neck, she said, 'and turn me to you, for your
face is going far off, and I want it to be
near.' I put it as she asked ; and oh Davy !
the time had come when my first parting
words to you were true when she was glad
to lay her poor head on her stupid cross old
Peggotty's arm and she died like a child
that nadgone to sleep!"
Thus ended Peggotty's narration. From
the moment of my kdowing of the death of
my mother, the idea of her as she had been
of late had vanished frdm me. I remember
ed her from that instant, only as the young
mother of my earliest impressions, who had
been used to wind her bright curls round
and round her finger, and to dance with me
at twilight in the parlon What Peggotty
had tdld rrie how, was so far front bringing
me back to the later period, that it rooted
the earlier image in my mind. It may be
curious, but it is true. In her death she
winged her way back to her calm untrou
bled youth, and cancelled all the rest.
The mother who lay in the grave, was
the rritfther of my infancy, the little creature
in her arms, was mvself, as I had once been,
hushed forever on her bosom.
"So there's been another rupture of
Mount Vociferous I said Mrs. Parting,
ton, as she put down the paper and put
up her specs-"the paper tells all about
the burning lather runniug down1 the
mountain, but it don't tell us how it got
afire. I wonder if it was set fire to.
There are many people full wicked
enough to do it, or perhaps it was caus
ed by children playing with friction
matches. I wisli they had sent for ouV
iioston tiremen ; they would soon have
put a stop to the raging aliment; and I
dare say, Mr. Barnacle and all on 'em
would have gtfrfe, for tb?y are what I
call real civil engineers." There was
a whole broadside of commendation of
our fire department in the impressive
gesture acc'oTijpanying her words.
"Time and space" for a moment be
came annihilated, and imagination fiz
ured the Boston engines pouring their
subduing streams upon the flames of
Vesuvius, aud "hold on seving, "break
her down twelve, rising above the
vain roarings of the smothering crater.
Large Feet. $orrfe think thnt large feet
are ungenteel, but they Bre convenient. A
person with large feet stands a better chance
in a high wind than one of small feet, as be
is not so liable to overset. Large feet are
also-more convenient for kicking rascals. On
the other hand, large feet are inconvenient on
account of the expense of shoo leather and
stocking yarn. It a Iso takes longer lo wash
large feet than small. It isrtill another ad
vantage of large feet, that h puts the owner
on a "substantial footing in society ! besides.
there is safety iii broad found ations every
wnere. uosimt vote.
Kn.m the Kuttkum Klug Staff.
''The man that has not muslo luto his soul
Is tit for treason, rtratasrpm and spoil,
Let no such man be trusted
At any of the stores.'' SWm.
M. Fidel Sticku. The new performer
from 1 itrls made his deboo lust night, and
is likely to create a greut furore among the
dillitunty", connoscety and habit ways. The
hortton have not beeu stirred up with such
an emuty since the Norway mnlesstrom Ole
Bull. Let us see if we can give our renders
a lit'le idea. The opening piece was a fan
tasia minor divertisemong, taking all the
powers of M. Fidel Stickh ; a composition,
we believe, composed durittg the interval of
sea-sickness on his hither voyage.
But the creownin glory of the hull eve
ning was Hail Coluuiby, with tisins. We
never were more surprised in our life; we
said to ourselves, Caii this be Hail Colum
by, hnpp.v land, hail, ye heroes, heaven
bom band? "Must be so," says pur left
hand man; '".ho bill snys so." The irttita
sia seemed to begiu with the army on the
field of Lexington, with the snapping of
musketry. So oli till wt collie to tho bat
tle of Trenton. We could see the platoons
very distinctly wheeling, and the word giv
eu, Steady, boys! come near! take aim!
give it to 'em! Slam bang! and when the
smoke clear away, see 'em a-ruuiiing up the
hill. "Once more unto the breach, dear
friends! once more!" There they go:
hands a-playing! flags waving! drums roll
in! red coats entranced behind the works!
left wing unto the plain! Trenton militia
trying to out-flank them! play away with
the artillery? Bum! bum! bum! Mus
ketry pop-pop ! pop popppop! pp op!
ppop! Huzza! ah! huzza! huzza!
Bang! bang! They run! Aminadab,
hold my musket while I take a chaw!"
Hurrah! ah! hurrah! rah! Then came
in Yankee Doodle again. Dressed the
poor Yankee in flowers; tied sky-rockets
onto his neck ; put him into a balloon, and
set fire to him; when a spit spattin, zig
zaggin rushing, splash in, gushin set of quiv
ers, quavers, gnadelquivers, hemi, demi,
semi, hemidemi, dem things blowed him
right smack into the air, and uothin left of
him but smoke. The excitement df the au
dience wound up, we expect, to about the
highest pitch. Mrs. Thomas would have'
fainted. We said td her, "My dear Mad
ame, contain yourself. Smell of your stilts.
Would you lean upon our arm, and walk
out into the open nirj" Turning then to
rti. l-iuci, we said, "Will the performer
stop tho programmy for one minute ? One
of the fair sects is a little sick to her stomao,
and will return when she is relieved." We
then said to those around, "Make room for
lady, and led her out. Mr. Thomas
rasping our hand. In a few minutes we
returned, and found John Snaps into our
scat. We asked him politely to eo out of
it, and lie would not go. We remonstrated
with him. Said we, "Would you insult us
by taking our seat while we are waiting up
on a young lady ?" to which he replied by
barely shaking his cane. By this time our
collar was much excited. Suys-ah we to
him, "Will ydu consent to come out of it,
or we shall ring your fiosc ?" "Yes," says
he, ring as soon you please, or if you like,
or somethin to that effeck. "Were there
not at this moment a lady hangin onto our
arm and claiming our prdteclioh, we wduld
ring your nose most unquestionably ; to
which he merely retorted by squirting n
long streak of tobacco onto our boots. Af
ter that we had to set the whole evenins
agin the piller ; and we now publish him
in to the 1' lag Staff to let him know that
the press has its eyes upon him. The press
is a mighty indian. It effects revolutions;
it reports speeches; it publishes advertise
ments; it makes tho powers filial be trem
ble in their shoes ; it docs.
Uses or Charcoal The Horticul-
turalist for April, publishes the follow
ing report of-an experiment tirade by
C. Robinson, of New Haven:
"My cistern, holding some -fifteen
hogsheads, is filled from the roof of my
house, standing near a street much
frequented, although regularly watered
tfuring the summer season. Whether
the difficulty arose from the dust from
the street, or frorri the fact that a grape
vine overhangs a part of the roof, or
because the cistern is closely covered,
the water has nearly all tho time had
a slight unpleasant smell. Last sum
mer the dihculty became so great that
I was compelled to have the cistern
emptied and thoroughly scoured. This
winter the trouble has been greater
than usual ; so great as to drive me to
the unwelcome conclusion that my cis
tern must be-again broken up, emptied,
and clwwrseJ.
"Such was the condition of things
when 1 made the experiment above
described and I very naturally went
a step farther. Taking about six quarts
of clean charcoal, finely powdered, 1
wet it thoroughly in a pail, and then
poured it through; the water pipe into
my cistern.
"In ten days the whole difficulty was
removed. Indeed th water became as
clear, pure, sweet, and oft as th
purest which falls from the sky."
An exchange paper quotes from
Puul's writings: "Owe no man any
thing j" and then adds : "We fear some
of our subscribers never read Paul's
Epistles." .
Berliu is certainly adorned with many very
"pinned public builililtj, but cannot admire
the taste which has so crammed them to
gether. Clustered in a small ipacn as they
are, tnry tan to produce that dec,', irriprr-
sion on a stranger, s eing them for the first
time, which tliey deserve to do, as his men
tion is too much divided among all, properly
to appreciate the beauties of each. And
when he has become familiarised with them
and tiuds there are no more to be seen, the
remainder of the city appears tame and tin-
few public
in comparison. There arc bnt
squares, and these itro warly
wnony uesiuuie 01 interest. W illielm s
Platz, in addition to the grass, and a few
trees and flowers of tho other squares, is
adorned by six statues of heroes of the seven
years' war. Tllo palace of one of the king's
brothers fronts this square, but is a very or
dinary building, in its outward appearance.
Tho palace of tho king is a fine old pile,
without any striking architectural oma
menu, but borrowing interest from its ven
erable appearance. It is a vast building of
brick, plastered. It encloses two larire open
courts, and has on three sides unostentatious
entrances, supported by Cdriiithian columns.
The fount! entrance is a projecting portico,
having columns of the smiie order, richly
adorned with statues aud carving; it is
surmounted by tl)o vast doirio of tho chiipcl
of tho palace, and presents a very inlawing
appearance. Time has blackened the walls
of this royal palace, and the plaster having
fuilcit off iii many plnces, ratlier increases
than detracts from its interest, as it adds the
appearance of age. The interior is adorned
with soma very stiff pictures of tile royal
family, and is not especially remarkable till
we come to the rooms of state used by the
present king. In them there is a degree til
Comfort and mngnillceiico combined, that I
have not seen displayed in the palaces either
of England or France. The throne-rooin is
a blaze of crimson and gold. Tho facings
of the doorways are of black nirirble, while
the doors themselves, richly carved, are all
of massive gilt carving, whieh richly con
trasts with the crimson Velvet of tho curtains,
chairs u.tid sofas. The walls are hung with
scarlet damask satin, with the black eagle of
Prussia worked upon it; and the ceilhng is
a blaze of gilding and painting, with exquis
ite sculptured designs, "in white plaster, at
each corner. An orchestra of solid silver,
beautifully adorned with carved figures, or.
namcnts one side of the room, while the mas
sive sideboard, loaded with the royal plate,
stands on the other. Here are arranged
huge urns for beer and tea, with immense
silver driiiking-cups, all of silver brightly gilt;
and against a mirror which stands against
the wall, arc piled, in pyramidal form, heavy
dishes, plates, nhd dther articles of silver for
the table, all most elaborately carved and
gilded. Against tho two other walls are
very large mirrors, in beautiful frames of
of sdlid silver, and beneath thorn stand side
tables, also of silver, upon each of whieh is
placed on exquisitely-wrought present, iu
silver, to the king by brother sovereigns. Iii
tliff construct iori of tho rdo'm, nothing less
precious than marble seems to be used; tho
doors, the window-facings, the panncling of
llie walls, and the turniture itse f. all seemed
of sdlid gold, glitteridg frculi from the himdi
of the workmen. Then the velvet curtains,
with their broad fringe of gold loco, chairs
and sofa's, till looked as if tlfey had been placed
here but yesterday, mid the plate, dazingly
bright, gave an appearance of freshness to
this magnificence which is not always seen
in palaces, I he roam, too, was iri size more
of a habitable apartment than the vast barns
of marble and gilt which ordinarily fill the
dwellings of kings. Ia the lower suit of
rooms, where the hangings were faded nnd
the gildiiigs were tarnished, there was
nothuig very remarkable, except the splen
did chandalicrs, which hang in several of
the apartments, and the beautiful spccir.erfs
of inossfrc in wood which are dieplavcd iu
the floors; One chandeliet is hung entirely
with immense pendants of rdck crystal, and
the ball of the same glittering stone, which
hangs from the ccritre, was too large for any
of our hai, and is said td Ira've cost Freder
ick the Great twenty thousand dollars.
The floors, over which we had to slide in
great woolen overshoes, like Siberian sleds
present beautiful arrangements of flowers,
birds and rtlter designs, all in mosaic, and
brightly polilnnJ. Tho plumage of the
birds, and the delicate tints of the ffowcrs,
were all here exquisitely represented by dif
ferent kinds of fine wood, artfully put togeth
er. This hovel species of mosaic delighted
and surprised me in no small degree. To
this suit of apartments, which were occupi
ed formerly by the royal family, an addition
al interest is giverViy .Napoleon's using them
after the capital of Prussia fell into his hands.
In the attic of this palace is a historical
rnweum of very considerable interest. The
first room contains curious carvings in wood
and ivory. Another with all sorts of old
relics, among which is the drinking cup of
tanner, a lofty vessel of figured pottery with
a peWter lid, which from' its dimensions
would produce the impression that the great
reformer was a pretty fair drinker as well
as writer, in the most interesting apart-
tirciu in a ya uguiv vi ujc ureal i. roueric,
in the uniform and cocked-hat he wore on
the day oX his death. The coat of light-blue
cloth with red cuffs and collar, b;;ars the
evident marks of having seen' some service;
the black velvet breeches are not so thread
bare, but the high leather boots have about
them evidcuces of great antiquity, lied,
from the want of blacking, the ample wrin
kles about them show how much loo farce
they wrrc
for his legs, and that the hew
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muM have rut a inui-h Ix-ttcr figure in
boots th:m ho would in i!k ftin knur. 1:.
cane, hi flute and baton, are b!iw preserved
and from a fifths ras i produced as a rHij
the only hnmlkcrcliief he is said ever lo have
had . It whs very dirty nnd very mucli
patched nnd tattered, but. whatever Interest
it may have nicwd in Pruinn eyes froid
its frequent application to the nnal lirwe, I
was twined to c it, far it iiuii. ud a ifsii.
nes which I was lopth to n-smieiale with th,
high qualities of a hero. Immediately pp-
poxita is the plain tocked-hnt of NspoltgtM s
with the tri-colored tosriie. wl MyT.Elrt as
hy him in his rnrringn at Wtv., '
ca underneath, are shown the "Rr SClX
ordtrs, w hich the submissive soviff a, &'C.f
Ei'.ropc had presented to theu cuo-i 1 --f
and which were captured at the sam,
by the FritsMRii These objects 14 .
me nu especml interest, for I have a' sui?1"1
stitious veneration for such relics Tfin fj,r.
men, particularly great soldiers; and 1ft.1' '"e
dully acknowledge that tho hat of Nopolf 'v1
and the old boots of Frederic detained,' ' J .
much longer than the lndinu weapons11
ous idols, and CliiiiCo rarities with w
tho remainder of the museum was stock
I hero was certainly nothing remarkabje
me npjien ranee oi ine r.mperor Stocked
but then il had covered llie workings of tt , j
giant mind which great nature herself mts .
proudly point to as a masterpiece such n,'Ti
one, too, as t-he only produces at intervals o , ;
centuries. What stupendous achom? to de j
ambition, whatdreriin of glory migpf ArcJ
that hat reveal if it could leu all that has? pco-L,
sed wiihm it. How stmnire it is. tilnca
anion myriads ot Human beings whoirv
havo 'existed since tradition has given plnceiy
to History, tnai lucre snouiu navo Dcyt.scvn.
few really great minds. No nntion can pto- '
duco muny names which the whole world
has united in pronouncing immortal. ,
1' urtlier oh is a gorgeous coat Mid cloak
of Murat, of white cloth and profusely oma-V
mentcd with gold lace. This suit is cha'.0."',
acteristic of the peculiarities of thardasniug1 -compound
of coxcomb and hero, who array ,!,J'
ed himself for battlo as if for a ball. AntM''
who never forgot amidst the dnnjrer and ex- ' r'
citernent of the bloodiest charge, his pride
in his personal oppearofice. Amidst a hun- .
dred less interesting things, is displayed the ,e
model of a wind mill nindo by that royal ; -.
ship-carpenter, Peter the Great. It dis-
plays the skill of a practised mechanic. Tho
tools with which he .worked are also to be g1
seen and aro very numerous. The front $
facing the square and the museum where t
the platform Was creeled for the corouati
of tho present Kiiig, is adorned" by two .tune- ,
the most spirited equestrian statues ! ,nX
bronze I ever law. The horses seem ler "
most to ureoine, ana tiieir distended nosH,11
and swelling veins have more of lifo in thenft 1 f
than I have supposed it possible to give id
metal. Berlin Cor. Lou. Journal. ,
Passports for the Isthmus. Messrs.
Livingston, Weld & Co . wrote to the Stata
Department for information on the hecesst
ty of parties croising the Isthmus of Ptina.:'1;.
ma, requiring passports. The Secretary ,0 ,
State in reply, states, that if it be the rc'sccrhcd '
demand such passports, he will instruscovered
Charge d'All'uires of tho United nfiVetions'
Bogota to remonstrate againit tho requii-, i
tion of passports for Mich of our citizens as ",y
may omlmrk for the Isthmus, and to endea-,cJ
vdr td obtnifi tho removal of ahy rcstrictioiiw u
upon' the communication, by that route. be u
......... .. .i i . it
iwcen uui pons on mo Atlantic ana moso
on the Pacific.
A Jolly Life. lisects generally
must lead truly jovial life. Think what
it must be to lodge in a lily. Imagine
a palace of ivbry or pearl, with nilfa'rs. no
of silver and capitals of gold, all ex-
aling such a perfume as never nroe ml
from human censer. Fancy, again, tho 1 al
fun of tucking yourselves up for the y
night in 4he folds of a rose, rocked to'.. ere
sleep by the gentle sighs of sumrrite my
air, nothing to do when you awake
to wasli yourself in a dew drop, anire dense
to and eat your bed-clothes I dissipated
Mehicai, Ilm-'EirEs. We are injetTtCJf
ed to Doctors Paige and Nichols, of tho
TseW York hunday Mercury, for the ratt
following new medical receipes. N
cermyiaie oi 'astonishing cures are
given so we are inclined to believe the
prescriptions worth following:-- n(
lo sharpen me Appetite swallow a ,;,tv
whetstone., ,
To give tone to the Stomach Get it .
lined with bell metal. lie...:'"'
To prevent the Tic-dollarowe-4-, .
Never run in debt. 4 ,i,t ;
For a tigh'trif ssof the chest First get v .'. ;
your heart open with some mild char '
itable laxative, and the lid to your chest -vj, .
will open easily.
I or the iNeuralgia Cease taking too ,
much of the oW-ralgia.
lo cause a white swelling to disap
pear Cover it with shoe blacking or
Japan varnish'. .
Jo prevent the hair from tuTning
grey Mako up your mind to dye.
I or a Cataract Uam Jrouf eye". "
For a Felon Ari'est a'nd irnpriscnw -
ment. K
r.'' r... ! :i . vv l
Dilator v hcMKATiosd. Sic Robert' i
sneakinz of Lord Eidon. remarked, that ,! . '"l V
"even bis failings leaned to virtue's
, , ,
side;" upon which a gentleman obserr
ed, that his Lordship's failin? resem
bled the leaning tower of Pisa, which
in spite of iti long incliiMtiou, trtd rn'Vff
yet gone ovT ,
bune SoukV

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