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“ Take that,” said Mytton, when he was brown eyes—so when Sergeant Fieldday had once more upon his legs, administering a kept post over the piquet for some hour or so, swinging box on the ear, " take that for eaves- he became weary, and to disperse his ennui dropping.”
strolled to Mr. O'Flarthy's house to whisper "Mon aloive, I have feeling; weel mon, soft nothings into Miss O'Flarthy's ear. Presthat 's my ear, and I will make you pay for it, ently, Corporal Canteen espied a snug little
A pretty kettle of fish you have got into shebeen near the other lodge gate, and he by keeping the dragoons in the park. thought he might just step over there and taste
"Where are the dragoons ?” 'inquired Myt- the quality of the whiskey. Thus, link by ton.
link was that chain of responsibility broken, “I dinna ken,” replied the sheriff. so lauded by the greatest captain of our age, “Where is Sir Richard-Lady Macginniš?" the Duke of Wellington. The soldiers followed “I dinna ken."
the example of their superiors, and when MytWhat the devil do you 'ken?'” inquired ton returned he found the horses linked together Jack.
in charge of a recruit. Tom Shrub, insensibly " Why this, I have been caged up with a drunk, Blackwood, a Sheffield rough, swearing gay ugly body, cocking and uncocking a gay he would not go home till morning, while ugly body for twa hours. I have lost 8001. | Private O'Rourke swore “Jack, Lieutenant and fees, and I varily believe, Sir Richard is Jack, bedads, was a trump.” gone.”
But the retreat to Fethard! Oh, for the “G!0!N! E!” exclaimed Mytton, as a talent and pencil of a Leech or a Brown! First light suddenly broke out upon him. “Why rode Mytton on his black charger, heels down, the d—I didn't you knock the ugly man down in a hard gallop; then followed Macgregor, -cried murder—anything?"
toes down, heels up, arms a-kimbo in a good “Me knock the ugly beast down ? no, cap- round trot, while his dirty dressed subs would tin, you may be a man o 'war, I am one of ride the soldiers' troopers, ludicrously contrastpeace. I'm nae si fond of knocking men ing their gay trappings with the men's patched
coats, while one finished the picture by appro“My master's compliments, and he desired priating a soldier's helmet, giving him in reme to give you this note,” said a footman. turn his crownless bat. In short, the whole Mytton tore it open and read :
road was strewed with relics of that day's ad
venture. Napoleon's retreat from Waterloo, “Dear Mytton,-Allow me to assure you or that of the Ten Thousand in ancient bistory, that it is with feelings of sorrow, as far as you never equalled it. are concerned, that I am obliged to leave you in the sudden and unceremonious manner in which I have done ; circumstances over which But let us drop the green curtain, simply to I had no control compelled me. I have gone rise it for the reprint of the London Gazette :-to the Cave,' the entrance is guarded by a “ Cornet Waterloo, Quartre Bras Snooks to natural barrier of rocks, which I have strength be lieutenant vice Mytton who retires.” ened by two Tipperary boys as sentinels; re
New Monthly Magazine. commend Mr. Macgregor not to follow except he wishes to become the supper of the eagles. Accept the apologies of Lady Macginnis and myself, together with the assurance that we shall at all times be delighted to see you at Castle Knock. Believe me, very truly
WILKIE'S “RELLY." yours,
Chantry and Wilkie were dining along with 2 P.M."
me, (Collins, R. A.) when the former, in his
great kindness for Wilkie, ventured, as he said, Duped !” exclaimed Macgregor, "and to take him to task for bis constant use of the the stock and corn gone too-duped by an word “relly,” (really,) when listening to any Irishman!”
conversation in which he was much interested. “ Duped !" reëchoed Mytton, in faint tones. Now, for instance,” said Chantry, “suppose
But let us now turn our thoughts to the I was giving you an account of any interesting dragoons, whom we left piqueted in the park. matter, you would constantly say, “ Relly Nearly opposite the lodge lived Terence “Relly.” exclaimed Wilkie immediately, with O'Flarthy, who had an uncommonly handsome a look of the most perfect astonishment.--Life daughter, with long black ringlets and melting of Collins.
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MEMOIRS OF CITIZEN CAUSSIDIÈRE.
Memoirs of Citizen Caussidière, ex-Prefect | ten o'clock d'Alton Shee and Ledru Rollin
of Police, and Representative of the Peo- arrived from the meeting held at Lamartine's, ple. Two vols.
and made known what had been decided upon
there. The sitting was most animated. Some The true history of the famous February contented themselves with an energetic protest revolution will be a marvellous history when against the king's ministers. Others urged it comes to be written. Citizen Caussidiere that immediate preparations should be made to offers his humble contribution to it in these oppose force by force. The latter maintained two volumes.
that an insurrection was unavoidable, that one They are all about himself and very curious. hundred thousand men well affected to the The citizen takes no trouble to disguise his cause would present themselves in the morning opinions, though he flings a decent veil over in the public streets, and that such a splendid his acts now and then. He is a doughty speci- opportunity was not to be thrown away. The men of a red republican. Red is his favorite former feared a defeat, which the government color from first to last. He had his sword would doubtless take advantage of, to crush by fastened with a red sash when he was installed new and oppressive laws all possibility of meetin the prefecture ; he had a sabre with red ings being held in future, all liberty of the knots by his side, and a red sash round bis press and propagandism, and the little that waist with a pistol stuck in it, on his first visit still remained of political rights and means of to the provisional government at the Hôtel de emancipation. It was, however, finally reVille. "Girt with these red companions, at solved that each man should betake bimself the first planting of a tree of liberty by his separately, and with his hands in his pockets
, officers of police, he preached fraternity like to the Place de la Madeleine, to watch the a priest of the Redeemer.” Blue turned up course of events, and to gain orer public opinwith red was the color of his republican guard, ion against royalty. In case of an outbreak, though he grieves to have to record that the each member was to repair immediately to the red was changed the other day to blue alto-office of the Réforme,” to organize the moregether. However, he consoles himself with ment with vigor, and to give it a republican the persuasion that it “ will become indispens- eharacter.'” ably necessary to return to the red.”
Citizen Caussidière's greatest glory, before What passed between the Monday and the revolution, was to have been "a brave Thursday the reader knows, and the citizen conspirator.” As soon as the agitation about throws no new light upon. But thence through the reform dinners took a a formidable shape, this rapid march of events, till our amiable he went rubbing his hands to the offices of the citizen, so often in the clutches of the law, Réforme newspaper, which he knew to be the found himself suddenly the law's prime officer, head-quarters of a host of conspirators as brave the reader shall have a brief glimpse of what as himself.
passed. The picture is somewhat vivid. “The meeting which had the most influence “ Like many others, I arrived at the Palais on the turn of events was that convoked on Royal with a musket in my hand, and after the Monday evening in the bureaux of the the Chateau d'Eau had been carried by assault
, “Réforme.' At this meeting a hundred citi- I entered the Tuileries, astounded at the zens of tried courage and unflinching character feeble resistance that had been made by the loudly discussed the chances of a revolution. defenders of royalty. Like others, I stopped There were present Flocon, Baune, Etienne before the steps of the throne, and my Arago, and all the Editorial staff of the jour- thoughts wandered to my poor brother, murnal; Caussidière, and other representatives of dered at Lyons in 1834.
On the secret societies; Louis Blanc, Thoré, and leaving the Tuileries, I proceeded to the ofice other journalists of the same opinions ; Dele- of the “ Réforme” newspaper, where a great cluze, of the “ Impartial du Nord ; ” Pont, of number of insurgents were appointing & gor the “Haro de Caen,” and other provincial ernment. When those citizens who had been journalists : Lagrange, Rey, Albert, and a nominated for the provisional power installed host cf brave conspirators and men well known themselves at the Hôtel de Ville, there were in the different quartiers of Paris. At about still two important offices which demanded im
mediate attention, the direction of the Post appear in that very room, when under a rigorOffice, which was at once entrusted to Etienne ous surveillance as condamné politique ; for Arago, and the Préfecture of Police. I pro- the jealous watchfulness of the Secretary-Genposed Baune for the Police department; he eral and of the Prefect himself was declined. Several other citizens likewise tinually excited by the reports of the secret refused. All who were put in nomination, police. declined so difficult a post. Flocon and Baune It was with such reflections that I took then proposed me, in conjunction with Sobrier. possession of a hotel, from which, but a few At first I would not accept the offer; but the hours previously, a warrant of arrest had been entreaties of the people, and the knowledge issued against me. I placed my sword upon that I should have Sobrier for a colleague, a desk, Sobrier did the same with his pistols, induced me at last to accept it.
I and we set to work at once." proceeded to the Préfecture, accompanied by
There is not a doubt of it. Sobrier and Cahaigne, without any accession
They lost no of self-esteem, but also without any mistrust to make the prefecture, which up to that time
time. The citizen's views, as he tells us, were of myself.
I gave my musket and my pistols to Sobrier and Cahaigne, who had already laid ciliation and fraternity.” In other words, the
"an aside their arms, and only retained which was fastened round my body by a red prefecture, which had caught rascals till now,
was now to let all the rascals loose. So our sash. It was the sword of honor of my father. I had a cap on my head, a coat all bespattered good citizen-prefect and his friend Sobrier with mud, a pair of black trousers
, and a pair organized their guard of Montagnards, turned of boots worn into holes from four-and-twenty red sashes round their waists, and bade them hours' incessant scrambling over barricades. red sashes round their waists, and bade them I had about a hundred francs in my pocket.
wait their golden opportunity. Caussidiere's As I entered the principaľ court of own expression is, that this force was to give the Préfecture with my two comrades, all was
weight to his authority, and enable him to disorder and confusion. The ground was
avoid having recourse to violent measures
the execution of his orders. strewed with helmets, horses' saddles, and
Exactly so. There was to be no violence. military accoutrements.
, Municipal Guards and troops of the line, had to the violent, that is. The peaceable only just evacuated the Préfecture. A company maintained by encouraging disorder. Brave
were to be interfered with.
Order was to be of the 11th Legion alone appeared in any conspirators were left free to organize plots; thing like military order. It was the officers of this company, seconded by Adjutant Caron and if the plots tended to the glory of the and M. Cartaret, who, to avoid a conflict, had republic, brave Montagnards were at hand to induced the Municipal Guards and the line to showing of his book, we should have no difti
. help them.
In this way, even upon the withdraw. A great number of citizens, more culty in proving this good citizen Caussidière's or less armed, and still intoxicated by a success obtained without the effusion of blood, of March, April, May, and June.
direct complicity in all the successive attempts were walking up and down the courts, shouting Vive la liberté ;' Vive la Répub- the reader to take a glimpse, in company with
But we have hurried on too fast. We wish lique !' and singing the Marseillaise hymn. the citizen prefect, at the provisional governThe coup d'ail was extremely picturesque ; it had all the effect of the wildest dream!' I ment on the evening of the 26th February. requested the captain of the National Guard The description is really a graphic one, and to call his men together; and in a short find the estimable Flocon falling sick so soon,
we dare say true enough. One is sorry to address I announced my provisional nomination to the Préfecture, and exhorted all the but he has had the advantage of remaining at citizens present to lend me their assistance large in consequence, which is no doubt a towards the reëstablishment of order, and the consolatory reflection to him. One sees, with providing against the most urgent demands of this “ love of talk,” and this " indispensable the moment. They promised with enthusiasm green cloth,” that there is no chance for poor that they would do so, and kept their promise Albert, who is quite out of bis element ; and with zeal and intelligence. I then ascended, even the “ magisterial dignity” of the citizen still accompanied by Sobrier and Cahaigne, to prefect, though backed by pistol and sabre, the apartments of the Secretary General, fit for such too worshipful society.
home and dress itself before it can be where I found only two employés and two bailiffs, who had remained at their posts. I “Whilst I was finding my way, as best I remembered how often I had been ordered to could, in this labyrinth of affairs of every
description, I only received indirect intelli- | be firm, and oppose yourself energetically to gence of what the Provisional Government dense as below. In about an hour I at last was doing in its sittings at the Hôtel de Ville. reached the door of the council chamber. In I therefore resolved, on the evening of the a long gallery, through which I had to pass, 26th February, to go and pay them a visit, so the printers of the Moniteur' were busy as to inform myself on various subjects. I set printing the decrees which left the council out, accompanied by a guard of twenty men. chamber. A somewhat disorderly activity was I had no time to change my dress, and had by visible everywhere. Every man seemed aware my side
my sabre with the red knots, a brace of the necessity of getting through his work of pistols in my sash, and my fighting cap. as fast as possible. All the members of the We arrived at the balustrade in front of the Provisional Government were seated round a Hôtel de Ville, through innumerable guards large table with the indispensable green cloth. and challenges of Qui vive?' and were General Thiard, Recurt, Flottard, and other obliged every moment to give the pass-word. citizens were also seated at the governmental I can compare the entrance of the Hôtel de table. These gentlemen were literally buried Ville to nothing else than a bee-hive. An alive in a heap of torn papers, which inunarmed and turbulent crowd thronged the steps. dated the floor of the room, and reached up to Those under the peristyle were on duty, and an ordinary man's waist. A heavy and op continually drove back the crowd which stopped pressive atmosphere weighed upon this assemup the staircase. To obtain an entrance it bly. I approached a window which was half was necessary to make a regular assault, and open, my sabre under my arm, and awaited bring into play both elbows and shoulders, at the termination of a discussion that was going the risk of losing a limb or two. I was I thus was a witness how the affairs of obliged to leave my escort behind and to try the Republican Government were managed. and force my way, accompanied by my lieu- They commenced drawing up a decree, which tenant only. Twice I was driven back with was soon torn up, the fragments being sent to loss, but, thanks to my vigorous efforts and to increase the heap upon the floor, and then all my being recognized by some citizens, I suc was commenced over again. The Warfare ceeded with my lieutenant, in reaching the between the moderate and democratic parties staircase of the first story. The leader of the existed there in full force. Flocon and Garescort, whom I had taken in tow, nier Pagès appeared to me the two most sprightly student, who was all but stified in doughty champions, the one for energetic, the the crush. The mass of armed and unarmed other for the most dilatory measures.
I shall citizens that occasioned this confusion were not relate word for word all that came to my there to see and hear what was going on; cars, lest haply I should commit an error of perhaps, also, to claim service at the Hôtel de memory: I shall only add, that a decree was Ville. It was the Tower of Babel on a small under discussion, and that it was to be drawn scale. If I did not lose one of my limbs in up. It was quite evident that Flocon was this rough passage, I lost one of my pistols. dead beat from exertion; and he soon fell sick, To save my amour-propre as Prefect, I have and lost that warm enthusiasın which animated always endeavored to persuade myself that in him during the first days of the Revolution. the scuflle it fell out of my belt, but the fact He has repeatedly told me since, that they took is it was snatched out. I cannot say precisely a pleasure in working him to death ; and this at what moment; some honcst citizen, doubt is much to be regretted for he might have less, who had no arms, was of opinion that I been of essential service to the cause of the did not need two, and that like good brothers revolution. His opinions will doubtless again we ought to go shares. I was somewhat dis- carry him fresh into the lists, but with the concerted at it, as in critical moments like conviction that revolution is only possible with these a man is glad to have his weapons at its originators, and that a man can only get on hand. On the landing-place of the first floor with his own fellows. Let him mark well that I encountered similar obstacles to impede my this advice is dictated by my head and by progress to the Provisional Government. Its my heart. Whilst I was looking on at this orders were so strict, that when one of its decrec-making, Albert joined me at the winmembers presented himself alone, he had equal dow, and said : “ Matters don't go on well
, difficulties to contend against. The evening | here ; I look as if I was one too many. before, Citizen Ledru Rollin had been refused feel greatly inclined to tender my resignation." admittance, and it was with great difficulty –“Do nothing of the sort,” Î replied, that he rejoined his colleagues. Although the less it is necessary to recommence the struggle
. first floor swarmed with citizens and pupils of The people must have in this Government the Polytechnic School, the crowd was not so representatives selected from their own body;
any reactionary measures. The people have everything was to be referred to the decisions paid with their blood for the right of having of the National Assembly, and that their functheir own delegates here; they are victorious, tions ought to be restricted to the simple duyour power is consequently great ; speak in ties of a commissary of police. Louis Blanc, the name of the people, and you will be lis- on the other hand, contended that it was their tened to.” It was not from a sense of his own duty to reform the old system with the least inferiority that Albert wished to retire, but he possible delay, and to establish at once the was hurt by the airs of superiority which some political and social revolution ; that the future of his colleagues assumed towards him, who Assembly would act when it had met, but undervalued the intelligence and practical that the authority with which they had been common sense of our friend. The love of talk invested by the people conferred upon them ruled supreme there.
On leaving the constituted power; that the Revolution the Hôtel de Ville, I heard a pupil of the was made by and for the working classes, and Polytechnic School observe to one of
that their first step should be to proclaim the rades, pointing me out with his finger: “ There abolition of the proletariat, and to establish goes the Prefect of Police.”_"Hum !” said the most important ministry of the Republic the other, “quelle tournure !” The fact is, the Ministry of Labor. He moreover tendered my appearance was certainly singular enough. his resignation if the wishes of the people were
My clothes were bespattered and torn, and not complied with. M. Arago, turning to| my face was flushed from many nights passed wards his young colleague, addressed him as
without sleep. My sabre is a large one, the follows :- Who has fulfilled the duties of a blade as broad as a man's hand ; I had a red father towards you? I entreat you, in the sash round my waist, with a pistol stuck in it: name of my white hairs, to renounce this idea add to which, a height of five feet ten inches, of the organization of labor. Do not separate French measure, and my appearance may be yourself from the Provisional Government. easily concluded to have been decidedly eccen Do
you wish us all to have our throats cut?" tric. On my return to the Préfecture, I The people all this time were awaiting below immediately ordered fresh linen to be brought stairs the reply of their dictators. MM. Garme, and a change of clothes, that I might not nier Pages and Marrast had withdrawn to a compromise my magisterial dignity, the more corner of the room, where they concocted toso as I am of opinion that a man should al- gether a sort of evasive concession, which ways be as well dressed as possible.” doubtless appeared to them of little consethe ministry of labor, and with it a violent which will examine into the question, and apA day or so afterwards came the question of quence. “Instead of a ministry,” said one of
establish a commission of inquiry, discussion in the Hôtel de Ville. The citizen again describes graphically, and though he was pease the people. A ministry implies action
-a special commission simply prepares matenot present, we believe veraciously.
rials for the future.” The presidency of this li "The people were not satisfied with a simple commission-without power, without a budget,
declaration of the rights of labor, but desired or any available means—was offered to Louis to see it put into practice immediately. The Blanc. He stoutly refused it, insisting that different trades, with banners bearing for a de- attention should be paid to the demands of the vice, “ Egalité, abolition de l'exploitation de people. M. Arago repeated his prayer over l'homme par l'homme,” (No living upon other again, and offered himself as vice president.
men's labor,) presented themselves at the M. Marrast offered a palace; Louis Blanc | Hotel de Ville. Their delegates, on being still refused ; and the people below grew im
admitted, demanded the establishment of a patient, and made the but-ends of their mus-
against the claims of the workmen, and en-
Of the workshops that were the result there seeking to blink the great question at issue.
some illustrative anecdotes from a dinner at They maintained that the Provisional Govern
M. Crémieux's. inent should carefully avoid solving any ques. tion whatsoever; that it had neither the right, “Louis Blanc was always strenuously opposed the duty, nor the power to do anything; that to these workshops, which employed fifteen