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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 18-50.
VOL. 1, NO. 17. POETKY. ORIGINAL ODE. by THOMAS S. KRIMKE. Who would sever Freedom's shrine? \\ (,o would draw the invidious lint? Thoush by birth one spot be mine, l)car is all the rest ? pear to me the South'* fair land, |K ar the central mountain hand, lhar New Fngland's rock) slrand, l>c.ir the prairied West. J's our altar- pure and free, ]!\ our I .aw's deep-rooted lice, JI\ the past's dread memory, ilv our Washington ? J'.\ our common kindred tongue, ]ty our hopes ? bright, Louyant, young 1!\ the lie of country strong, We will still be one. Fathers ! have ye bled in vain? .Ages, must ye droop again? Maker, shall we rashly stain Blessings sent by Thee f No ! receive our so'emu v? w, \\ hile before thy throne wo bow, Kver to maintain, as now " Union ? Liberty !" wants. Wanted ? a heart to eall my own, To love me now and ever; Wanted ? a heart, that ne'er shall roam, That naught from me can sever. Wanted ? an arm to lean upon, An arm of might and power ; Wanted ? an arm to shield me from The cares of life that lower. Wanted ? a lip, whose every word, Should breathe affection's tone ; Wanted ? his prayer whenever heard, To breathe lV,r me alone. Wanted ? a hand to clasp my own, As onward we shall glide; Wanted ? a voice to breathe loves' tone, Forever by my side. Wanted ? an eye that beams with love, To me let every glance be given ; And rtv raise our eyes above, Find there, our home in Heaven. ? Alex.Gaz MISCELLANEOUS. Kqily of Mrs. Edwin Forrest. The following most forbearitog an J tin reproachful appeal needs no comment. s.Ht lined, as its simple and most touching deni ils are, by the support and sympathy of every friend and acquaintance of the ladv whose heart-felt utterance it is. To the General Assembly of the State of 'Pennsylvania : I, Catharine Forrest, wife of Kdwin* Forrest, now in ami being a resident ol the city of New York, and State of New York, respectfully represent ? That the imputations contained in the petition of Mr. Forrest, now on the tiles of your Senate, and printed in numerous public j^urrtals, are ol such a character that silence on my part is impossible. Though 1 would cheerfully suffer any o'hef evil rather than say or do aught in opposition to my husband, in this particu lar manner, I cannot give even a tacit ad mission to charges which, il established in a due course ol trial, would justly ex clude me from the society of all virtuous persons, involve my innocent young sis ters in shame, and bring the gray hairs of j my beloved father with sorrow to the grave. To do and suffer all things thai Air. Forrest desired, save this, I have freely offered, but to submit to this degra dation I have declined, and must still de cline. Silence might seem an admission, and therefore I am constrained, most re luctantly, to make this statement. Mr. Forrest was dissatisfied with me in November, 1818, for a difference <>f opin ion on a subject not relevant to the pres ent question, and from that lime I was subjected to occasional marks ol his dis pleasure. In January, 1810, about the 17th, he stated to me that a lady Imd in fluenced me against him. For her sake I repelled the charge. The denial was couched in terms too dirnct and unequivo cal. This Mr. Forrest at once pronounc ed an unpardonable offence. He stated that he eouUl not permit any man so to address him, nor live with any woman w 1 10 did it. He imperatively demanded ! that we should live apart ? 1 reluctantly, but lullv and implicitly, acquiesced in his pleasure. 1' rum this time it was distinctly under stood that we should separate and live a part, and the precise time was fixed. Cir cumstances connected with his conveni ence caused several postponements; hut from January 17th until April 29th, 1849. wben we actually parted, theie was al w.i\s a certain day for our final separation agreed and fixed between us. On tin last named day, Mr Forrest accompanied ? me to the residence of Mr. Parke Godwin. \ and there left me to he an inmate of that highly estimable gentleman's house, and Uie associate of himself ;md his amiable aud gifted lady. Not merely or this, but lor my first introduction to this estimable family I was indebted to Mr. Foicest. They are his friends? for u.em be has always expressed and I bclievt .enter tains, the highest respect. Mr. Godwin and his lady had, subsequently to January, visited Mr. Forrest and myself at our res idence , by his imitation, and were enter tained by our niu:ual care and attention. Alter lie thus introduced me into their lamily, he visited me on two occasions. These undeniable circumstances reflect a light upon the course of Mr. Forrest's ad visers upon which I will not comment. ? After we had been long separated,. Mr. Forrest informed me that report attributed our separation to a cause which reflected unfavorably upon him, and that he must 'establish the existence of another motive. He sugg sted a divorce, employed coun sel, ami at length, in January, 1850, I I sought similar assistance. Our counsel met, and with my approval, it was offered that I would uot oppose Mr. Forrest's ap plication for a divorce or any similar act which might conduce to his happiness, provided he would not impeach me with want of virtue. It was said to he impos sible to obtain a divorce, without making tli is charge, and many propositions for the preservation of secrecy were made to me. To all such propositions, though accompanied by the offer of a provision lor life, I fell bound by every considera tion honor, virtue and duty, to return an absolute and unqualified refusal. When giving this refusal, I had already been advised not to appear before the leg-' islature of any sister state which might be solicited to pass an act against me. I was advised that such act, if any legislature could be induced to pass it, would be wholly inoperative. Especially was this considered to be the case in respect to Pennsylvania, the Constitution of that state expressly forbidding the trial of such cases bv the Legislature. For this rea son I have not left the state of New-York to appear before the committee to which Mr. Forrest's petition was referred. Nor has it been thought proper that I should appear on notice of Mr. Forrest's counsel to cross-examine his witnesses. My counsel conceived mat the only consistent course on my part was a full appearance and defence, or a total declinature of the peculiar and inappropriate jurisdiction in voked by Mr. Forrest. I am without pecuniary means to fol low Mr. Forrest into another state, and there conduct, a litigation. Far from my native land and only male relation, I have no fit protector to accompany me in the requisite journeys. Distant from the wit nesses who know of my life and conver sation, and without process to enforce their attendance, I would appear before your body under great disadvantages. ? Hut if none of these objections existed, my course would have been the same. ? In this, to me, untried field, I must sub mit to the judgment of others, better in formed, and bv their advice I am govern ed, in respectfully protesting against the exercise of jurisdiction, by your honora ble body. I have too much respect for your honor able body to suppose this protest necessa ry; and my sole motive in this address is, to place upon your files, side by side with the accusation, this solemn declaration I have never committed any act of fidel ity to my marriage vows; I have never committed any act inconsistent with the dignity and purity of the marriage state; I have never, in deed, word or thought, deviated in the slightest degree froin en tire purity and chastity of life. Nor have I, since my marriage with Mr. Forrest failed in affection or honor for him, unless it be in some thoughts and occasional ex pressions wrung from me by wounded pride since this most cruel accusation. W lienever summoned, I am ready to appear in a court of justice, and to vindi cate my perfect innocence. In any result of the present proceedings, I am consoled by the moral certainty that Divine Provi dence will afford me an opportunity ol disproving the charges now before your honorable body. Respectfully submitted. Catharine N. Forrest. State of New-York, > City and County of New- York. ^ Catharine N. Forrest, of the city of New-\ork, \\ ifeof Edwin Forrest, being sworn says, that she has read the prece ding paper, signed by her, and knows the contents thereof; that the same is true ol her own knowledge, except that part thereof which relates to the conferences between her counsel and the counsel of Mr. Forrest, and, as to that part, she be lieves it to be true. Catharine N. Forrest. Sworn before me, this 4th day of March, A. I). 1850. Neil Cray, Com. of Deeds. Irish Twins. ? An old, ragged, red faced forlorn-looking Irish woman, accost ed us with ? *'Plaise, sure, for love of heaven, give me a lip to buy bread will. Iam poor lone woman and have two young twins to support*" 44 Why, my good woman," we replied, "you seem too old to have twins of your own. " 44Thcy are not mine; sur, I am only raisin* em." 44 How old are your twins?" 4'One of 'em is seven weeks ould, and the other is eight months old, plaise God.' " Pitjiy Hints. ? Snuffon the necks and backs of calves and young cattle, will do more good than in the nose of any maiden ladv, dand v, or bachelor, and brimstone bought for hogs, will not prove that the itch has got into the house, Cards on the cattle make them look as much better as children with their hair combed. A clean barn is a hint to the woman who takes care of the kitchen. Cood milking stools save much washing in the house. A scra per on the iluor steps saves brooms and | dust. The Perils of .Falsehood. ? In the beautiful language of an eminent writer : " When once a concealment or deceit lias been practiced in matters where all should be fair and open as the day? confidence can never be restored any more than you can restore the white bloom to the grape or plum, which you have once pressed in your hand." How true is this ! and what a neglected truth by a great portion of mankind. Falsehood is not only one ol the most humiliating vices, hut sooner or later it is more ccrtain to lead to many serious crimes. With partners in trade ; | with partners in life ; with friends ; with lovers; how important is confidence! ? j How essential that all guile and hypocri sy should be guarded against in the inter j course between such parties ? How much | misery would be avoided in the history of many lives had truth and sincerity been the guiding and controlling motives, in j stead of prevarications and deceit ? "Any I vice," said a parent in our hearing, a few ' days since, 44 any v.cc, at least among the frailties of a milder character, hut false ! hood. Far better that my child should commit an error or do a wrong and con ! fess it, than escape the penalty, however | severe, by falsehood and hypocrisy. Let me know the worst, and a remedy may possibly be applied. Hut keep me in the dark ; let me be misled or deceived ; and it is impossible to tell at what unprepared hour a crushing blow, an overwhelming j exposure may come." Scotch and English Enterprise in Dublin. ? How comes it that strangers can | flourish here ? At the head, or very near j the head ,of every trade, you ran find an Englishman or Scotchman. Is this be- 1 cause they work better ? ? and, if not, what is the reason ? ^an we not com plete with tlicm ? we, the natives, with, advantages ? M Glashau, the most pros perous publisher, is a Scotchman ; Poison, | the most prosperous confectioner, ditto ; j Gunn and Cameron, the most prosperous advertisement publishers, ditto, Mr. 1 ig* ot, the music publisher, an Englishman , \lr. Butler, Medical Hall, ditto. Mr. Andrews. Dame-street, ditto. English men and Scotchmen can prosper in Dub tin, if we cannot. We ought to ask our- j selves, what we have done, or left undone, that produces this result? lam convin ced that want of a good business educa tion and training? of being drilled into habits of punctuality ? are the great im pediments. Look to this. ? Dublin Na tion. __ Great invention in Engineering.? The Cincinnati Times says that Mr. hel lers, of that city, formerly of Philadelphia, and known as one of the most ingenious mechanics of the United States, has just completed an invention which, it is said, will simplify and revolutionize the whole science of engineering. Mr. Sellers sub mitted his machine to the inspection of Dr. Locke, T. W. liake well, Mr. Rickey, and other scientific gentleman all of whom approve of it, and consider it a great tri umph of mechanical skill. '1 he machine, the Times leains, combines the operation of the perambulator-with that of t he penta <rrap'i, giving profile lines ot plats, sur veys, and measuring distances. By trund lincr it over a tract of country, a more ac curate survey for a railroad can e 4 f than by any other method; and at lea. t fifteen miles per day mapped with correct ness ? altitudes, depressions and space. It can also be used on our streets, thus dispensing with ihc services of an engi neer. Tobacco^? ^'heNashyille Banner of| Saturday week, has the following notice of that market : . . . , There is a considerable activity in a tobacco market; the receipts are heavy, and find ready sale a. high prices I he receipts at the three warehouses, up to tl.is tune an,o?n..o931hhds a,^ a, during the present week of 1,0 hh.ls., i prices ranging from -1 art to ?- < ? I The last Clarksvillc ('I enn.) Chronicle S3'The demand continues active and pri ces very firm. One hogshead sold at *9, being die highest price ever obtained in this market. Sales at one warehouse on Tuesday and Thursday of ,3 l'^s" admitted at 0 a $9 ; 30 refused at 4 15 a $7 10. ! From the Pacific Slation ? An offi cer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard furnishes , the New York Tribune with the follow ingj intelligence just received from an officer on the Pacific station: The writer states that the sloop-of-war Preble will probably be condemned and laid up at San Francisco, and that the storcship Fredonia will be sent home.? , Desertions from U. S. vessels are numer OU3 ? the frigate Savannah has only lot. I men remaining; the sloop-of-war 1 rehle, 10; the Fredonia, none-, sloop-of-war Fal mouth see eight or ten have deserted. Whatever is highest and holiest is ting ed with melancholy. The eye of genius has alwavs a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos. A prophet is sadder than other men ; and he who was greater than all prophets, was a man ol sorrow and acquainted wirh griel. The Scotchmen of Rochester and vicin ity had a merry timeonBorn s bin th-mg h . Some 15,000 were present, and It die. and gentlemen were on the floor at the same time danc.ng the Scotch Keel . SPEECH OF VICTOR HUGO in the French Assembly. Gentlemen, as I made known to you ii the beginning1, this project is something more, worse if you will, than a politics 1 law, it is a cunning law. I address mysell, not, certainly, to the venerable bishop of Langres, noi to any one who mav be ill this place, but to the party which "has, if not drawn up, at least inspired the project ot law ? to this part) , 'at the same time extinct and ardent, to trie clerical party. I do not know it it is in the Assembly ; hut I feel it everywhere. It has a quick ear ; it will hear me. address myself, then, to it, and I sa) , Hold ! frankly, I defy you. To instruct is to construct. I defy that which )ou construct. ? 1 do not wish to confide to you the i teaching of youth, the souls ot children, | the development ol the new intelligence which is opened in life, the mind of new | Venerations, we may "say the luture of ; l'rance, because to confide it to you would he to abandon it to you. j It does not satisfy me that new genera tions succeed us. 1 understand that they 'continue us. Therefore I do not wish 1 your hand or youi breath upon them. I 'do not wish that that which has been ; done by our fathers be defeated by you. After that glory, I do not wish this shame. ' Your law is a masked law. I It says one tiling, and it will do anoth er. It is a design of slavery which takes the charms of liberty. Il is a confiscation entitled donation. I do not want it. | This is vour way. When you forge a chain you say, " Here is liberty!" when you make a proscription, you cr) , tk Be hold an amnesty !" Ah ! I do not confound you with the Church anymore than I confound the mistletoe with the oak. \ ou are the par asites of the Church ; you are the malady of the Church. Ignatius is the enemy ol Jesus. You are not believers, but the disciples of a religion you do not compre hend ; you are the getters up in a scene ol . sanctity. Do not mix up the Church in. your at fairs, your combinations, your stratagems, your ambitions. l)o not call your mother to make of her your servant. Do not torment her under the pretext of teaching her politics ; especially do not identity her with you. feee the wrong which you do her. See how she has declined, since she has been in your hands. You make yourselves to be loved so little that you will end by making yourselves hated b) her. In truth, I tell you she will easily pass away f rom you. Leave her in repose. When vou shall be there no more, rest will come to her. heave her, this mem orable Church, in her solitude, in her self denial, in her humility. These com pose her grandeur. Her solitude \\ ill draw the multitude to her ; her sell-denial is her power ; her humility is her majes ty. _ Y ou speak of religious teaching. Do you know what is the true religious teach ing, that before which we should prostrate ourselves, that which we have no occa sion to disturb ? It is the sister of Char ity at the bed of the dying. It is the brother of Mercy ransoming the slave. It is Yinccnt de Paul taking care of the foundling. It is the bishop of Marseilles in the midst of the plague-striken. It is the archbishop of Paris approaching with a smile ihat formidable faubourg St. An toine, raising his crucifix above the civil war, and little disturbed at meeting his own death, if it only brings peace. Here is true religious teaching, real, profound, cllicacious, popular religious teaching, that which happily for religion and hu manity, makes more christians than you make. Ah, we know you ! we know the cleri cal party. It is an old . party ; it has some ways of service. This it is which mounts guard at the door of orthodoxy.? This it is which has found for the truth those two marvellous conditions, igno rance and error. This it is which forbids to science and to genius, the going be yond the missal, and which wishes to i cloister thought in dogma. Every step which the intelligence of Europe lias ta ken, has been in spite of it. Its history is written in the history of human pro gress, but it is written on the back ol the leaf. It is opposed to it all. 1 his it is which caused Prinelli to be scourged for having said that the stars would not fall. This is it which put Campanella seven times to the tortnre tor having affirmed that the number of worlds was infinite, and for having caught a glimpse at the secret of creation. This it is which per secuted Harvey for having proved the cir ; dilation of the" blood. In the name of Je sus it shut up Galileo. In the name of Saint Paul it imprisoned Christopher C o lumbus. To discover the law of the heav ens was an impiety. To find a world was a heresy. This it is which anathe matized Pascal in the name of religion, Montaigne in the name of morality, Mo i Here in the name both of moralit) and ol religion. Oh! yes, certainly, whoever | you mav be, who call yourselves the Catholic party and who are the clerical party, we know you. For along time al ready the human conscience has revolted against you, and now deinands^of )OU, " What is it that you wish ine ?" r or a long time already you have tried to put a gag on the human intellect. And you wish to be the master^ ol ec u cation. And there is not a poet, not an author, not a philosopher, not a thinker, that you accept. And all that lias een written, found, dreamed, dcductcc., inspi : red, imagined* invented by genius-- thi i treasure of civilization, the venerable in heiitance of generations, the common pat 1 1 rimony of knowledge, you reject. It !??' > brain of humanity were here before on eyes, at your disposal, opened like tin page of a book, you would make erasure; upon it. Confess it ! In short, there is a book, a book whicl is, from one end to the other, an eraanatioi i from above, a book which is lor the wholt world what the Koran is for Islam ism. what the Vedas are for India, a book i which contains all Iranian wisdom, illumi nated bv all divine wisdom a book which the veneration ol the people called I h? Book, the Bible! Well,* your censure . has reached even there. Unheard oi thing- ! popes have proscribed the Bible ! I low astonished to wise spirits, how overpowering to simple hearts, to see the linger of Rome placed upon the book of Go?d ! * r And you claim again the libei ly ol i teaching*. Stop, be sincere, let us under stand the liberty which you claim again ; | it is the liberty of not teaching. Ah ! vou wish us to gr e you people to in struct. " Very well, het us see your pu pils. Let us see those who have produ ced. What have you done for Italy ?? What have you done for Spain ? I or centu ries you have kept in your hands, at your discretion, at your school, under your te rule, these two great nations illustrious among the illustrious. W hat have you done for them ? I am going lo tell you. Thanks to you, I Italy, whose nami any man who thinks can any longer pronounce without an in expressible filial emotion, Italy, mother of genius and of nations, who has spread over the universe all the most brilliant marvels of poetry and the arts, Italy, who ( has taught mankind to read, now knows not how to read. Yes. Italy is, of the states of Lurope, that where the smallest number ol natives know how to read. . Spain, mngnilicently dowered i Spam, which recieved from the Romans hertirst civilization, from the Arabs her second civilization, from Providence, and in spite of you, a world, America; Spain, inanKS to you, thanks to your >okeot stupor, which is a voke of degradation and of de cay, Spain has lost this secret of power j which it had from the Romans, this genius of the arts which it had trom the Arabs, this world which it had from God, and in, exchange for all that you have made it j lose, it has received from you the inqui sition, . f The inquisition, which cerlain men ot the party try to-day to re-establish, with a shameful timidity for which 1 honor] them. The inquisition, which has burn- , ed on the funeral pile five millions ol ; men ? (Cries of denial.) Read histor) ! i The inquisition, which disinterred tne j dead to burn them as heretics. W itness , ITrgheland Urnauld, Convent of 1' orcal- j quicr. The inquisition, which declared the children of heretics even to the sec ond generation infamous and incapable of any public honors, excepting only, (these are the very terms of arrest,) those who shall have denounced their father. 1 he inquisition, which, while 1 speak, holds still, in the papal library, the manuscripts of Galileo, sealed under the papal mark. It is true that, to console Spain, for that which you have taken from it and given to it, vou have surnamed it Catholic. Ah, do you know ? you have forced from one of its greatest men this painful cry which accuses you " I would rather have her great than catholic." These are your master-pieces. I ms fire which we call Italy you have extin guished. This colossus which we call Spain you have undermmded. Hie one is in ashes, the other is in ruins. us is what you have done for two great na tions. What do you wish to do for France? _ Stop ; you come from Rome ; l con gratulate you. You have had fine suc cess there. You come from gagging the Roman people ; now you wish to gag the French people. 1 understand. I his at tempt is still more fine, only take care, it j is dangerous; the latter is a lion quite, a\vhat would 50U of it, then ? I will tell you ; you would take from it human 'reason. Why? Because it brings da> 1 gYes, shall I te'.l you what you desire ? It is that this immense flood of free lig 1 which France evolved now for three cen turies, light made up of reason, lig | more shining now than ever, light which makes ours so brilliant a nation, that we perceive the brightness ot I* ranee on th 1 face of all the people in the universc, th?s dory of France, this free light, this direct fight which does not come from Rome, which comes from God, this is what y 00 wish to extinguish. 1 his is what we wish to preserve. , I repulse your law. I rcpuUe .1, be cause it confiscate* primary instrue ton. because .tirades secondary instruction, because it lowers the level of science, be cause it belittles my country. I repulse it, because I am one of those who feel an oppression of the heart eTery time France suffers by whatever cause a diminution, whether it I c territory, as by the treat.es of 1815, or diminution of greatness, as by ,vou' Gentlemen, before ending, permit me ,o address, f.om this lof.y tribune, Wthe clerical party?the party which encroach es upon us, serious counsel. It is not skill that it wanis. ^jKn'ir cumstances aid it, it ? *"ong. Il the art of keeping a nation in a contu? e and lamentable state, which is not death, - but which is fto longer life. It calls this governing c It is govcrnnfcnt by lethargy. But let r it take rnrc. Nothing like this agrees s with France. It is a formidable sport. # which allows it to foresee, only to foresee in this France the ideal which it ha* ? the i sacristy sovereign, liberty betrayed, i knowledge conquered and bound, book* > torn, the sermon taking the place of the , press, ni?ht made in mitlds by the shado of the ra sock, and genius under the dis . cipline of beadles. It is true, the clerical pa:tv is skillful, but this docs not prevent it from being simple. What! it fears src.alsP.? What ! it sees the wave rise at what it says, nnu it opposes to h??to this wave which rises, 1 know not what barrier of open-work. It sees the wave rise, and it imagines society will be saved because it will have combined to defend it> s cial hy pocrisies with material resistances, and , because it will have placed a Jesuit every where where there is not a gcniVarme. ? \yhat a pity ! I repeat it, let it take enre. The nine teenth century is opposed to it; let it not be obstinate, let it give up lording it over this grand epoch, full of instincts profound and new ; if not, it will succeed only in j exasperating it ; it will develope iinpru dentlv the formidable side of our times, and it will raise terrible consequences.? Yes I insist upon i?, with this system which Las just come out, the education of the sacristy, and the government of the confessional, with these doctrines which an inflexible and fatal logic draws on not withstanding men themselves, and fruit ful with evil, these doctrines which cause a horror when we look at them in history, yes, with this system, this doctrine, and this history, let the clerical party know it I will engender revolutions wherever it shall go. Everywhere, to avoid I'orque mada? we shall throw ourselves upon Robespierre. This is what makes of the party which calls itself the Catholic party a serious public danger. And let those think well of it who, I'ke me, fear equally for the nntionr overwhelming anarchy and sacerdotal sleepiness, and let them utter the cry of alarm in season. You interrupt me. Cries and mur murs cover my voice. Gentlemen, I speak to you, not as an agitator, but as an honest man. Ah now, gentlemen, shall I be suspected by you, perhaps ! What, I am suspected by you T You say so? Ah well ! on this point I must explain myself. This is in some sort a personal matter. You will hear, I think, an explanation which you have provoked yourselves. Ah, I am suspected by you ! And of what? Hut last year I defended order in danger, as I defend to-day liberty threatened, as 1 will defend order to- mor row, if danger return then. I am suspec ted by you. But was I suspected by you when I discharged my mission as repre sentative of Paris in preventing the effu sion of blood in the barricades of June ! Ah, well ! you do not wish even to hear a voicc which resolutely defends lib erty. If I am suspected by you, you are also suspected by me. The country shall judge between us. Centleinen, one last word. I am, per haps, of those who have had the happi ness of rendering the cause of order, in different times, in a recent past, some ob scure services. These services may have been forgotten ; I do not recall them. ? But now, at this moment, I have a right to lean upon them. Well, leaning upon this past, I declare it as mv conviction, that what is nrcessa ry to France is order, but that living or der which is progress; it is the order which results from the healthy, peaceful, natural growth of the people ; it is order showing itself both in facts and in ideas by the full shining of national intelligence. It is quite the conttary with your law. ! am one of those who wish for this noble country liberty and not bondage, growth and not degradation, dominion and not servitude, grandeur and not insignifi cance. What ! you governors, you leg islators, you will put an end to yourselves! you will put an end to France! \ ou wish to petrify human thought, stifle the divine flame, materialize the spirit. Do vou not see the elements of the times in which you are ! But you are then a a strangers in your own country. What! it is in this century ? in this great century of novelties, of discoveries, ! of conquests, that you meditate immobili ty. It is in the century of hope, that you > proclaim despair. What, you cast upon the earth, like men worn out with pain, glory, thought, knowledge, progress, the future, and you say, 44 It is enough, let u i go no further ? let us stop/* But you do not see that all goes, comes, is moved, is increased, is transformed, is renewed, around you, above you ! Ah, you wish to stop yourselves and to stop us Ah well! 1 repeat it with deep grief, I, who hate catastrophes and falls. I inform you? death in the soul ? 'you do not wish for progress ! You will have revolutions. To men insane enougi to say, 4 Humanity shall not go forward' Cod w ill reply by tremblings of the e^rih. The casualities of this world rome on like waves, one succeeding tlw? other# ? We may escape the heavy ^ mighty ocean, am) be wrecked in the still smooth waters of the landlocked bay.? We dread the storm snd the hurricane, and forget how many have perished with in sight of shore.