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gulman anger. See Prince Eugene's Memotre, i gulf of Mexico; it runs throngh a rich but very p: 24. "The Seraskier received a wound in the Hat country, until it reaches within a miled thigh; he plucked up his beard by the roots, the Mississippi river, fifteen miles below because he was obliged to quit the field." city of New Orleans. The bay has branca

almost innumerable, in which persons can be Brief time had Conrad now to greet Gulare.

concealed from the severest scrutiny. It can (p. 89.

municates with three lakes which lie on the Gulnare, o female name; it means, literally, southwest side, and these with the lake of the the flower of the Pomegranate.

same name, and which lies contiguous ta 2 sca, where there is an island formed by the man

arms of this lake and the sea. The east Till even the scaffold echoes wud their jest ! west points of this island were fortified st

(p. 92. lo Sir Thomas More, for instance, on the mand of 'one Mr. La Fitte. A large nu?

year 1811, by a band of pirates, under the s scaffold, and Anne Boleyn in the Tower, when of these outlaws are of that class of op grasping her neck, she remarked, that it was pulation of the state of Louisiana when too slender to trouble the headsman much." from the island of St. Domingo daring During one part of the French Revolution, it troubles there, and took refuge in the islax became a fashion to leave some “mot" as a Cuba : and when the last war between Free legacy; and the quantity of facetious last words and Spain commenced, they were compeles spoken during that period would form a melan- leave that island with the short notice of a choly jest-book of considerable size.

days. Without ceremony, they entered the

ed States, the most of them the State of Law That closed their murder'd sage's latest day! iana, with all the negroes they had passed

(p. 93. in Cuba. They were notified by the Governe Socrates drank the hemlock & short time be- of that State of the clause in the coastite fore sanset (the hour of execation), notwithstand which forbad the importation of slaves ; ba. Ing the entreaties of his disciples to wait till the same time, received the assurance of the the sun went down.

Governor that he would obtain, if possible, che

approbation of the general Government for this Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race be run. ..:: retaining this property. That frown where gentler ocean seems to smile. The island of Barrataria is situated the

(p. 93. lat. 29. deg. 15 min. long. 92. 30. and is om The opening lines of Canto III, have,“ per-markable for its health as for the superiore haps, little business here, and were annexed and shellfish with which its waters abound

, TN to an unpublished (though printed) poem; but chief of this horde, like Charles Moot, tad they were written on the spot in the Spring of mixed with his many vices some virtnes !* 1811, and—I scarce know why-the reader must year 1813 this party had, from its turpitude za excuse their appearance here if he can. (See boldness, claimed the attention of the Goteraar “Curse of Minerva."')

of Louisiana ; and, to break up the established

he thought proper to strike at the head the The queen of night asserts ker silent reign. therefore offered a reward of 500 dollars time

[p. 94. the head of Mr. La Fitte, who was well low? The twilight in Greece is much shorter than to the inhabitants of the city of Sex for In our own country; the days in winter are leans, from his immediate connexion, and it longer, but in summer of shorter duration. once having been a fencing-master is that The gleaming turret of the gay Kiosk. (p. 94. Buonaparte's army, where he was a ('astas

of great reputation, which art he learni in The Kiosk is a Turkish summer-house; the The reward which was offered by the Govere palm is without the present walls of Athens, not for the head of La Fitte was answered by the far from the temple of 'Theseas, between which offer of a reward from the latter of 15,08 ** and the the wall intervenes.-Cephisus the head of the Governor. The Governa? stream is indeed scanty, and Tissus has no dered out a company to march from the city to stream at all.

La Fitte's island, and to burn and destros & His only bends in seeming o'et his beads. (p. 96. Orleans all his banditti. This company, de

the property, and to bring to the city of less The Combo or Mahometan rosary; the the command

a man who had been the beads are in number ninety-nine.

mate associate of this bold Captain, approaches And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd. a man,

very near to the fortified island, before be 147

or heard a sound, until be heard : In the Levant it is the custom to strew flowers was he found himself surrounded by armed na

(p. 100. whistle, not unlike a boatswain's call. The on the bodies of the dead, and in the hands of who had emerged from the secret avenues wie young persons to place a nosegay.

led into Bayou. Here it was that the poderi

Charles Moor developed his few noble trails Link'd with one virtue, and a thousand crimes. for to this man, who had come to destro be

(p. 101. life and all that was dear to him, he set That the point of honour which is represented spared his life, but offered him that which in one instance of Conrad's character has not have made the honest soldier easy for this been carried beyond the bounds of probability mainder of his days, which was indignants may perhaps be in some degree confirmed by fused. the ollowing anecdote of a brother buccaneer captor, returned to the city. This circunstaao. in the present year, 1814.

and some concomitant events, proved that they Our readers have all seen the account of the band of pirates was not to be taken by the enterprise against the pirates of Barrataria; Our naval force having always been tralia but few, we believe, were informed of the situ- that quarter, exertions for the destructive ation, history, or nature of that establishment. this illicit establishment could not be cuern For the information of such as were unacquaint- from thein until augmented; for an office following interesting narrative of the main facts, station, had to retreat from an avereberit of which he has personal knowledge, and which force of La Pitte's. So soon as the ang oras cannot fail to interest some of our readers. Barrataria is a bay, or a narrow arme of the bert

tion of the navy authorised an attack, OBE ***


he reenlt; and now this almost invulnerable the see. Rumour whispered he retalned the vicee oint and key to New-Orleans is clear of an of his youth, and that a passion for the fair sex nemy, it is to be hoped the government will formed an item in the list of his weaknesses ; old it by a strong military force.- From an but so far from being convicted by seventy witImerican Newspaper.

nesses, he does not appear to have been directly In Noble's continuation of Granger's Biograph- criminated by one. In short, I look upon these cal Dictionary, there is a singular passage aspersions as the effects of mere malice. How 1 his account of archbishop. Blackbourne, and is it possible a buccaneer should have been so 8 in some measure connected with the profes- good a scholar as Blackbourne certainly was ? on of the hero of the foregoing poem, I cannot he who had so perfect a knowledge of the clasasist the temptation of extracting it.

sics (particularly of the Greek tragedians), as “There is something mysterious in the history to be able to read them with the same easc as id character of Dr. Blackbourne. The former he could Shakespeare, must have taken great

but imperfectly known; and report has even pains to acquire ihe learned languages, and haye verted he was a buccaneer, and that one of his had both leisure and good masters. But he was rethren in that profession having asked, on his undoubtedly educated at Christ-church - College, rrival in England, what had become of his old Oxford. He is allowed to have been a pleasant lun, Blackbourne, was answered, he is Arch-man: this, however, was turued against him, by ishop of York. We are informed, that Black - its being said, “he gained more hearts than souls." vurne was installed sub-dean of Exeter in 1694, hich office he resigned in 1702: but after his iccessor's, Lewis Barnct's, death, in 1704, he “The only voice that could soothe the passions gained it. In the following year he became of the savage ( Alphonso 3d) was that of an ean; and, in 1714, held with it the archdeanery amiable and virtuous wife, the sole object of his { Cornwall. He was consecrated bishop of Ex- love: the voice of Donna Isabella, the daughter ter, February 24, 1716 ; and translated to York, of the duke of Savoy, and the grand-daughter of ovember 28, 1724, as a reward, according to Philip 2d, King of Spain.--Her dying words sank ourt scandal, for uniting George 1. to the Duch- deep into his memory; his fierce spirit melted s of Munster. This, however, appears to into tears; and after the last embrace Alphonso ave been an unfounded calumny. As archbishop retired into his chamber to bewail his irreparable e behaved with great prudence, and was equally loss, and to meditate on the vanity of human espectable as the guardian of the revenues of life," GIBBON.


The event in the latter part of Canto 2d was, alarmed; and one of them informed the Pontiff uggested by the description of the death, or of the evening - excursion of his sons , and that ather burial, of the Duke of Gandia.

the Duke had not yet made his appearance. This The most interesting and particular account gave the Pope no small anxiety; but he conof this mysterious event is given by Burchard, jectored that the Duke had been attracted by ind is in substance as follows: “On the eighth day some courtesan to pass the night with her, and of June the “Cardinal of Valenza, and the Duke not choosing to quit the house in open day, had of Gandia , sons of the Pope, supped with their waited till the following evening to return home. mother, Vanozza, near the church of S. Pietro When, however, the evening arrived, and he ud vincula; several other persons being present found himself disappointed in his expectations, at the entertainment. A late hour approaching, he became deeply alfligted, and began to make ind the Cardinal having reininded his brother, inquiries from different persons, whom he ordered hat it was time to return to the apostolic palace, to attend him for that purpose. Amongst these hey mounted their horses or mules, with only was a man named Giorgio Schiavoni, who, hav1 few attendants, and proceeded together as far ing discharged some timber from a bark in the is the palace of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, when river, had remained on board the vessel to watch he Duke informed the Cardinal, that before he it, and being interrogated whether he had seen eturned home, he had to pay a visit of pleasure. any one thrown into the river, on the night Dismissing therefore all his attendants, except - preceding, he replied, that he saw two men on ng his staffiero, or footman, and a persou in a foot, who came down the street, and looked dilinask, who had paid him a visit whilst at supper, gently about, to observe whether any person nd who, during the space of a month, or there- was passing. That seeing no one, they returned, bouts, previous to this time, had called upon and a short time afterwards two others came, im almost daily, at the apostolic palace ;' he and looked around in the same manner as the ook this person behind him on his' mule, and former; no person still appearing, they gave a roceeded to the street of the Jews, where he sign to their companions, when a man came, quitted his servant, directing him to remain monnted on a white horse, having behind him a here until a certain hour; when, if he did not dead body, the head and arms of which hong on eturn, he might repair to the palace. The Duke one side, and the feet on the other side of the hen scated the person in the inask behind him, horse; the two persons on foot supporting the ind rode, i know not whither ; but in that night body, to prevent its falling. They thus proceeded e was assassinated, and thrown into the river. towards that part, where the filth of the city, is The servant, after having been dismissed, was usually discharged into the river, and turning 180 assaulted and mortally wounded; and al- the horse, with his tail towards the water, the hough he was attended with great care, yet two persons took the dead body by the arms and uch was his situation, that he could give no feet, and with all their strength flung it into atelligible account of 'what had befallen his the river. The person on horseback then asked naster.

In the morning, the Duke not having if they had thrown it in, to which they replied, eturned to the palace, his scrrants began to be Signor, si (yes, Sir). He then looked towards the river, and seeing a mantle floating on the the others in his head, body, and limba la stream, he inquired what it was that appeared sooner was the Pontiff informed of the death in black; to which they answered, it was a mantle; his son, and that he had been thrown, lke faltà. and one of them threw stones upon it, in con into the river, than giving way to his grid seqùence of which it sunk. The attendants of shut himself up in a chamber and wept biuerto the Pontiff then inquired from Giorgio, why he The Cardinal of Segovia, and other aulendas had not revealed this to the governor of the on the Pope, went to the door, and after aay city; to which he replied, that he had seen in hours spent in persuasions and exhortatua his time a hundred dead bodies thrown into the prevailed upon him to admit them. Prea the river at the same place, withoat any inquiry evening of Wednesday, till the following fue being made respecting them, and that he had day, the Pope took no food; nor did be not, therefore, considered it as a matter of any from Thursday morning till the same boce importance. The fishermen and seamen were the ensuing day. At length, however, then collected, and ordered to search the river; way to the entreaties of his attendants, he lei where, on the following evening, they found the to restrain his sorrow, and to consider the body of the Duke, with his habit entire, and which his own health might surtain, but thirty ducats in his purse. He was pierced with further indulgence of his grief."-Roscopia nine wounds, one of which was in his throal, 'Tenth, Vol. , p. 265.


The Turcoman hath left his herd. (p. 116. , intentional, resemblance in these twelve lines The life of the Turcomans is vandering and a passage in an onpublished poem of Me. ( patriarchal: they dvell in tents.

ridge , called “Christabel. ** It was no

after these lines were written that I heard laut Coumourgi-he whose closing scene. (p. 117. wild and singularly original and beautiful pea Ali Coumourgi, the favourite of three sultans, recited; and the Ms. of that production line and Grand Vizier to Achmet III., after recovering saw till very recently, by the kindness of Wr Peloponnesus from the Venetians in one com- Coleridge himself, who, I hope, is cobrisert paign, was mortally wounded in the next, against that I have not been a wilful plagiarist. The the Germans , at the battle of Peterwaradin (in original idea undoubtedly pertains to Mr. (ale the plain of Carlowitz), in Hungary, endeavour- ridge, whose poem has been composed also ing to rally his guards. He died of his wounds fourteen years. Let me conclude by a hope that next day. His last order was the decapitation he will not longer delay the publication el! of General Breuner, and some other German production, of which I can only add my bite del prisoners; and his last words, “Oh that I could approbation to the applause of far more cose thus serve all the Christian dogs!" a speech tent judges. (“Christabel was pablished in 2K) and act not unlike one of Caligula. He was a young man of great ambition and unbounded presumption: on being told that Prince Eugene,

There is a light cloud by the moon ihen opposed to him, "was a great general," he

Tis passing and will pass full soonsaid “I shall become a greater, and at his expense."

If, by the time ito vapoury soil .... (p. I

I have been told that the idea expressed in There shrinks no ebb in that tideless seq. (p. 119.

these lines has been admired by those whose The reader need hardly be reminded that there it is not original-at least not mine : it may be

approbation is valuable. I am glad of it: aró no perceptible tides m the Mediterranean. found much better

espressed in "fatheka un And their white tusks crunchid o'er the whiter to which I have before referred, and Beste skull.

(p. 120.

recur to, or read, without a renewal of a

tification. This spectacle I have seen, such as described, beneath the wall of the Seraglio at Constantinople, in the little cavities worn by the Bos- The horsetails are pluck'd from the ground phorus in the rock, a narrow terrace of which

and the sword. projects between the wall and the water. I think The horsetail, fixed upon a lance, « Packa the fact is also mentioned in Hobhouse's Tra- standard. vels. The bodies were probably those of some refractory Janizaries.

And since the day, when in the strait. [p. 13

In the naval battle at the month of the Dar And each 'scalp had a single long tuft of hair. danelles, between

the Venetians and the

[p. 120. Turks. toft, or long lock, is left froin a superotition that Mahomet will draw them into Para- The jackals troop, in gather'd cry. dise by it.

I believe I have taken a poetical liceasele

transplant the jackal from Asia. la Greene Was it the wind, through some hollow stone. never saw nor heard these animals; bat amor

(p. 121. the ruins of Ephesus I have heard them by I must heré acknowledge a close, though un- 1 bundreds. They baunt ruins, and follow armies.




It is the hour then from the boughs

down their cheeks, and npon their knees, imThe nightingale's high note is heard, plored him for mercy: adducing whatever rea

sons they could suggest for sparing the offenders, As twilight melts beneath the morn away. besides those motives of honour and decency

[p. 126. which might persuade him to conceal from the These fourteen lines were printed as set to public so scandalous a deed. But his rage made sic

some time since, but belonged to the him inflexible, and, on the instant, he command

where they now appear, the greater part ed that the sentence should be put in execution. which

was composed prior to "Lara," and "It was, then, in the prisons of the castle, her compositions since published.

and exactly in those frightful dungeons which

are seen at this day beneath the chamber called Eat should have won as haught a crest. (p. 128. the Aurora, at the foot of the Lion's tower, at Haught--- haughty.-"Away, haught man, thon the top of the street Giovecca, that on the night t insulting me. SHAKSPEARE, Richard II. of the twenty-first of May were beheaded, first,

Ugo, and afterwards Parisina. Zoese, he that ller life began and closed in woe. [p. 130. accused her, conducted the latter under his arm *This turned out a calamitous year for the to the place of punishment. She, all along, fanople of Ferrara, for there occurred a very cied, that she was to be thrown into a pit, and agical event in the court of their sovereign. asked at every step, whether she was yet come ar annals, both printed and in manuscript, to the spot ? She was told that her punishment th the exception of the unpolished and negli- was the axe. She inquired what was become of nt work of Sardi, and one other, have given Ugo, and received for answer, that he was e following relation of it, from which, how already dead; at the which, sighing grievously, er, are rejected many details, and especially she exclaimed, “Now, then, I wish not myself

narrative of Bandelli, who wrote a century to live;" and being come to the block, she erwards, and who does not accord with the stripped herself with her own hands of all her temporary historians.

ornaments, and wrapping a cloth round her By the above mentioned Stella dell' Assas- head, subinitted to the fatal stroke which termiz0, the Marquis, in the year 1405, had a son nated the cruel scene. The same was done with led Ugo, a beautiful and ingenious youth. Rangoni, who, together with the others, accordErisina Malatesta, second wife of Niccolo, like ing to two calendars in the library of St. Frangenerality of stepmothers, treated him with cesco, was buried in the cemetery of that conale kindness, to the infinite regret of the Mar- | vent. Nothing else is known respecting the is, who regarded him with fond partiality. women. ne day she asked leave of her husband to un- “The Marquis kept watch the whole of that rtake a certain journey, to which he consent-dreadful night, and, as he was walking back- but upon condition that Ugo should bear her wards and forwards, inquired of the Captain of mpany; for he hoped by these means to in the castle if Ugo was dead yet? who answered ce her, in the end, to lay aside the obstinate him, Yes. He then gave himself up to the most ersion which she had conceived against him. desperate lamentations, exclaiming, "Oh! that I ed indeed this intent was accomplished but too were dead, since I have been hurried on to - well, since, during the journey, she not only resolve thus against my own Ugo!" And then

ested herself of all her hatred, but fell into gnawing with his teeth a cane which he had in - opposite extreme. After their return, the his hand, he passed the rest of the night in arquis had no longer any occasion to renew sighs and tears, calling frequently npon his own - former reproofs. It happened one day that dear Ugo. On the following day, calling to mind Fervant of the Marquis, named Zoese, or, as that it would be necessary to make public his ne call him, Giorgio, passing before the apart- justification, seeing, that the transaction could nts of Parisina, saw going out from them one not be kept secret, he ordered the narrative to her chambermaids, all terrified and in tears. be drawn out upon paper, and sent it to all the king, the reason, she told him that her mis-courts of Italy. 88, for some slight offence, had been beating “On receiving this advice, the Doge of Venice, ; and, giving vent to her rage, she added, Francesco Foscari, gave orders, but without pubt she could easily be revenged, if she chose lishing his reasons, that stop should be put to make known the criminal familiarity which the preparations for a tournament, which under sisted between Parisina and her step-son. the auspices of the Marquis, and at the expense – servant took note of the words, and related of the city of Padua, was about to take place, m to his master.

scarcely believing his ears, he assured him- his advancement to the ducal chair.

of the fact, alas! too clearly, on the 18th of "The Marquis, in addition to what he had al-
y, 1425, by looking through a hole made in the ready done,'from some unaccountable burst of
ling of his wife's chamber. Instantly he broke vengeance, commanded that as many of the mar-
=> a furious rage, and arrested both of thein, ried women as were well known to him to be
ether with Aldobrandino Rangoni, of Modena, faithless, like his Parasina, should, like her, be

gentleman, and also, as some say, two of beheaded. Amongst others, Barbarina, or as women of her chamber, as abettors of this some call her, Laodamia Romei, wife of the Tul act. He ordered them to be brought to a court judge, underwent this sentence, the

trial, desiring the judges to pronounce usual place of execution, that is to say, in the tence, in the accustomed forms, upon the quarter of St. Giacomo, opposite the present prits. This sentence was death. Some there fortress, beyond St. Paul's. It cannot be told Te that bestirred themselves in favour of the how strange appeared this proceeding in a prince, Enquents, and, amongst others, Ugoccion Con- who, considering his own disposition, should, as Fi, who was all-powerful with Niccolo, and it seemed, have been in such cases most indulgent.

his aged and much deserving minister Al- Some, however, there were, who did not fail to to dal Salc. Both of these, their tears flowing cominend him." Frizzi, History of Ferrara.

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By Bonnivard. May none those marks efface! Bonnivard fat satant; ecs manuscrits. The

(p. 131. sont dans la bibliothèque publique, proetes François de Bonnivard, fils de Louis de Bon- qu'il avait bien lu les auteurs classiques tacus nivard, originaire de Seyssel et Seigneur de et qu'il avait approfondi la théologie et l'hivere Lunes, naquit en 1496 ; il fit ses études à Turin. Ce grand homme aimait les sciences, et il ental En 1510 Jean Aimé de Bonnivard, son oncle, lui qu'elles pouvaient faire la gloire de Gane: résigna le Prieuré de St. Victor, qui aboutissait aussi il ne négligea rien pour les five sa aux murs de Genève, et qui forinait un bénéfice cette ville naissante ; en 1551 il donna sa kirim considérable.

thèque au public ; elle fut le commenceanu Ce grand homme (Bonnivard mérite ce titre notre bibliothèque publique; et ces listes en par la force de son àme, la droiture de son en partie les rares et belles éditions de cæur, la noblesse de ses intentions, la sagesse zième siècle qu'on voit dans notre collerin de ses conseils, le courage de ses démarches, Enfin, pendant la même année, ce boa parrice l'étendue de ses connaissances et la vivacité de institua'la République son héritière, à ceea son esprit), ce grand homme, qui cxcitera l'ad- qu'elle emploierait ses biens à entretenir le der miration de tous ceux qu'une vertu héroique lége dont on projetait la fondation. peut encore émouvoir, inspirera encore la plus Il parait que Bonnivard mourut en 15T8 : was vive reconnaissance dans les cæurs des Génevois on ne peut l'assurer, parce qu'il y a use las qui aiment Genève. Bonnivard en fut toujours dans le Nécrologe depuis le mois de Just

des plus fermes appuis : pour assurer la li- 1570 jusqu'en 1571. berté de notre République, il ne craignit pas de perdre souvent la sienne; il oublia son repos ;

In a single night. il méprisa ses richesses ; il ne négligea rien Ludovico Sforza , and others.-The same pour affermir le bonheur d'une patrie qu'il ho- asserted of Marie Antoinette's, the sife nora de son choix: dès ce moment il la chérit Louis XVI., though not in quite so short a una comme le plus zélé de ses citoyens ; il la servit Grief is said to have the same effect : to ach avec l'intrépidité d'un héros,' et il écrivit son and not to fear, this change in heria was take histoire avec la naïveté d'un philosophe et la attributed. chaleur d'un patriote.

il dit dans le commencement de son histoire Prom Chillon's snow-white battlement. (p 11 de Genève, que, dès qu'il eut commencé de lire The Chateau de Chillon is situated betwea l'histoire des nations, il se sentit entrainé par Clarens and Villeneuve, which last is a % son gout pour les Républiques, dont il épousa extremity of the Lake of Geneva. On its toujours les intérêts : c'est ce gout pour la liberté are the entrances of the Rhone, and appe qui lui fit sans doute adopter Genève pour sa patrie. are the heights of Mellerie and the range of

Bonnivard, encore jeune, s'annonça hautement Alps above Boveret and St. Gingo. conme le défenseur de Genève contre le Duc Near it, on a hill behind, is a torrent; '** de Savoye et l'Evéque.

it, washing its walls, the lake has bera fatki Eu 1519, Bonnivard devint le martyr de sa to the depth of 800 feet (French measurel; visa patrie: le Duc de Savoye étant entré dans Ge- it are a range of dungeons, in which the eary nève avec cinq-cents hommes, Bonnivard craig- reformers, and subsequently prisoners of stat, nit le ressentiment du Duc; il voulut se retirer were confined. Across one of the resis is à Fribourg pour en éviter les suites ; mais il beam black with age, on which we were iela fut trahi par deux hommes qui l'accompagnaient, ed that the condemned were formerly execat et conduit par ordre du Prince à Grolée, où il in the cells are seven pillars, or, raiber, est resta prisonnier pendant deux ans. Bonnivard one being half merged in the wall; is marr était inalheureux dans ses voyages; comme ses these are rings for the fetters and the features malheurs n'avaient point ralenti son zélé pour in the pavement the steps of Bonais and ir Genève, il était toujours un ennemi redoutable left their traces-he was confined bere seien pour ceux qui la menaçaient, et par conséquent years. il devait éire exposé à leurs coups. Il fut ren- It is by this castle that Roussear bas Em contré en 1530 sur le Jura, par des voleurs, qui the catastrophe of his Heloise, in the rescue le dépouillèrent, et qui le inirent encore entre one of her children by Julie from the water les mains du Duc de Savoge: ce Prince le fit the shock of which, and the illness produced to enfermer dans le Château de Chillon, où il the immersion, is the cause of her death. resta sans être interrogé jusqu'en 1536 ; il fut The chateau is large, and seen along the labe alors délivré par les Bernois, qui s'emparèrent for a great distance. The walls are white. du Pays de Vaud.

Bonvivard, en sortant de sa captivité, eut le And then there was a little isle. plaisir de trouver Genève libre et réformée : la Between the entrances of the Rhone and ! république s'empressa de lui témoigner sa re- leneuve, not far from Chillon, is a very sma connaissance et de le dédoininager des maux island; the only one I could perceive, in sy qu'il avait soufferts; elle le reçut Bourgeois de voyage round and over the lake, within its ar la ville au mois de Juin 1536; elle lui donna la cuinference. It contains a few trees (I think » maison habitée autrefois par le Vicaire-Général, above three), and from its singleness and do et elle lui assigna une pension de 200 écus d'or nutive size has a peculiar eflect upon the s** tant qu'il sejournerait à Genève. Il fut admis When the foregoing poem was compased l dans le Conseil des Deux-cents en 1537.

not sufficiently aware of the history af Bassi Bonnivard n'a pas fini d'etre utile: après vard, or I should have endeavoured to di avoir travaillé à rendre Genève libre, il réussit the subject by an attempt to celebrate din ce à la rendre tolérante. Bonnivard engagea le rage and his virtues. Some account of bis !.** Conseil à accorder aux Ecclésiastiques et aux will be found in the above note to the moment paysans un temps suffisant pour examiner les on Chillon, " with which I have been forstand propositions qu'on leur faisait; il réussit par sa by the kindness of a citizen of ibat Repube douceur: on preche toujours le Christianisme which is still proud of the memory of a avec succès quand on le préche avee charité. worthy of the best age of ancient freedom

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