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the various changes of this fluid his benefit, at least, not offensive in its sensible qualities of heat, to his constitution. cold, greater or lesser gravity, In this varying climate, it is humidity, dryness, &c. with its true, the changes of heat and impregnations arising from ve- cold are often sudden and unforegetable, animal, and mineral seen, but seldom excessive ; and substances, are too often the fer- although the inland parts of this tile sources of infirmity to man. kingdom may more nearly reAnd although the combination of semble the Continent in the dethese causes is so remote and grees and duration of heat and mysterious as to escape the ob- cold, yet such as are situated servation of the inattentive ; and near the sea, are constantly reso inexplicable as to reduce the freshed, during the summer aerologist to the necessity of months, by temperating breezes, wondering at its effects, without and have in winter, a speedy presuming to assign their cause; period but to their frost and yet as there is no part of the earth snow, by a warm sea wind. totally exempt from these Now these facts are, on no part changes, nor any human body of the coast, more remarkably unaffected by them, it becomes and satisfactorily verified, than at a duty highly incumbent on every Brighthelmston. In the summer one, particularly the invalid, to months a wholesome sea wind make choice of a residence, predominates, which almost inwhere the air may be presumed variably rises and dies away with from theory, or proved by ex- the sun, and with this observable perience, to be well suited to the in it, that the warmer the day, the circumstances of his health : more cooling and fresh the where the changes in its sensible breeze. The oppressive and requalities are neither frequent nor laxing heats, therefore, which excessive, and where the im- sometimes prevail in other parts pregnating vapours of the place of this island, are seldom or ever and surrounding soil may be, if felt here. not a means of medicating it to . (To be continued.)
CHARLES THE FIRST---continued from page 46. 13On Friday, the 24th of March, from Temple-Bar to that church, Anno 1619, the Prince, with the by the Lord Major and Aldermen, Marquesse of Hamilton, Mar- and at the entrance into the quesse of Buckingham, divers church, received by the Dean Earls and others, performed great and Chapter in their rich Copes, Justin, at White-Hall, in honour and other ecclesiasticall habits, of the day, being the day of King and by them conducted into the James his happy coming to the quire ; where having heard the -crown of England. *
divine service for that day most 9o And on the Sunday after, being solemnly performed with organs, Midlent Sunday, he attended his cornets, and sagbots, they went father to St. Paul's Crosse, con- to a prepared place, where they ducted in a most soleinn inanner hourd the sermon at the Crosse preacht by Dr. King, then Lord match. But Digby being fed with Bishop of London; and from delaies from one time to another, thence to the Bishop's Palace, it was resolved by King James, where they were entertained without making any of his Counwith a banquet. Infinite was the cel acquainted with it, that the concourse of people at both those Prince himself should go in persolemnities, and all of them re- son, that he might either speed turned with great joy and com- the business or break off the fort to see him so bravely accom- treaty. plisht in the one, so devoutly re- According to this resolution he verent in the other.
began his journey, no otherwise 1622.
accompanied or attended than On Tuesday, the 16th of Feb- with those three persons above ruarý, Anno 1622, accompanied mentioned, all of them passing in by the Duke of Buckingham, M. disguise to avoid discovery. BeErdimion Porter, and M. Francis ing come to Paris, they advenCottington, he took ship at Do- tured to see the court, where, at ver, arrived at Bulloign, in a mask, he had a view of that France, and from thence rode most excellent Princess whom he post to the court of Spain. afterwards married. But no
The occasion this; Frederick sooner had he left the city, than Prince Elector Palatine had in- the French King had advertiseconsiderately taken on himself ment of his being there, who the crown of Bohemia, Anno thereupon dispatcht away several 1619, and for so doing, was by posts to stay him in his journey, the Emperor deprived of his an- and bring him back; but the cient patrimony; the Electorall Prince had past beyond Bayonne, dignity together with the Upper the last town in France, without Palatinate being conferred on the being overtaken by them, and Duke of Bavaria, and the Lower posting speedily to Madrid, enon the King of Spain, who pos- tered the Lord " Ambassador's sesst himself of all of it except lodging, without being known to the towns of Heidleburg, Frank- any but his confidants. endale, and Manheim, well man- News of his safe arrival there ned and garrisoned by the Eng- being brought to the King, there lish. For the preserving of which was a present order taken for the places, and the recovery of the sending of some of his servants whole, when all means else had of all sorts, to attend upon him proved ineffectual, it was held in that court, so that he might most expedient to negotiate a appear amongst them in the marriage betwixt Prince Charles greatest lustre. But this lessenand the daughter of Spain ; which ed not the cares and feares of the being first managed by the English subjects, who could not Leiger Ambassadors in both be more glad to hear of his safecourts, was afterwards prosecuted ty, than they were afraid of the with more particular instructions danger which he had incurred by John Lord Digby (well verst for having put himself into the and studied in that court) whom power of the King of Spain, it the King sent as his Ambassador was at the courtesie of that King Extraordinary to conclude the whether he should ever return or
no; it being a maxime amongst and kept so long under restraint, Princes, that if any one, without that he lost the opportunity of leave, sets his foot on the ground effecting his purpose. of another, he makes himself his This, though it was the geneprisoner.
ral fear and apprehension of the Phillip the First of Spain and English subjects, yet no body Duke of Burgundy, being cast by durst acquaint the King with it, tempest on the coast of England, but Archee the fool, who going was here detained by King Hen- holdly to the King, as he found ry the Seventh, till he had deli- him once in a good humour, told vered up the Earle of Suffolk, him that he was come to change who had fled for refuge to his caps with him. “ Why?" said court; and Mary Queen of Scots, the King. “ Marry," says Arbeing forced by her rebellious chee, “ because thou hast sent subjects to fly into this realm, the Prince into Spain, from was presently seized on as a pri- whence he is never like to return." soner, and so continued till her“ But,” said the King, “what lamentable and calamitous death. wilt thou say when thou seest So in like manner Richard the him come back again?” “ MarFirst of England, passing in dis- ry,” says Archee, “ I will then guise through some part of the take off the fool's cap which I dominions of the Archduke of put upon thy head, for sending Austria, was by him taken pri- him thither, and put it on the soner, and put unto a heavy ran- King of Spain's, for letting him som ; and not long since, Charles return.” At which words, it is Lodowick, the now Prince Elec, reported, the King became extor Palatine, posting through ceeding pensive, never before so France, in hope to get the com- much apprehending the danger mand of Duke Bernard's army, of that adventure, as then and was stayed in the middle of his afterwards he did. journey by the King's command, (To be continued.)
STORY OF THE RED MAN AND THE the destruction of his empire were
announced beforehand to the MINIM.
Mexicans by the appearance of a Mankind have a natural fond: comet. A husbandman had also ness for the wonderful. Super- dreamed prophetic of misfortune, stition, with all its terrors, gains and threatening words, pronounmost ground in times of calamity ced by invisible persons, were and disturbance, when important heard in the air. It is well political events are approaching, known also that Henry IV. had, and a latent fermentation begins some days before his death, a to spread through a country. secret, indistinct presentiment of Thus Virgil has transmitted to his melancholy fate, and several posterity in beautiful verses the times told Sully that he knew he account of the wonders which should be murdered. preceded the assassination of When the sanguinary Nero had Cæsar. Montezuma's death and expiated his crimes by an ignomis nious end, a superstitious alarm entering the monument in quest seized the Christians whom he of him, when he came forth alone, had persecuted. For a consider with a look of evident satisfacable time they persuaded them- tion. Before this interview with selves that Nero was not dead, the Red Man, he had steadfastly but that by the decrees of the Al- refused to give battle : but now mighty he was destined to renew he issued orders to prepare imtheir sufferings, and to spread mediately for attack, and the fresh misery over the world. following day he gained the And who is there but knows what victory of the pyramids. Buonafrequent reference was made in parte, 'coutinues the story, had the first years of the French re- made a compact with the Red volution to the prophecy, as it is Man for ten years. The time excalled, of a St. Cesarius, which pired a few days before the battle actually seemed to apply in a of Wagram. He solicited a prostriking manner to various cir- longation of the term from the cumstances of those days? Red Man, who yielded to the
The late remarkable events in urgent request of his protogé, France were also preceded by a and entered into a second conmultitude of popular tales, and tract with him for five years. It all sorts of fabulous stories. is true, that during the two last of Most of them originated in the them, he did not strictly perform fauxbourgs of Paris, and are un- his engagements-many a good worthy of notice; but some are paymaster fails at last ; and beaccompanied with such singular sides, such adventures as this circunstances and details as at must not be scrutinized too closeleast to afford a momentary ly. The second contract was to amusement. At the head of terminate with the 1st of April, these popular legends must be 1814; and lo! in the preceding placed the wonderful history of January, some days before Napothe Red Man, which was circula- leon's departure from Paris, the ted in March, 1814, in many com- Red Man appeared at the entrance panies in Paris. The Red Man, of the Thuilleries, and desired to thus runs the story, appeared for speak with the Emperor. He the first time to General Buona- came, it seems, to remind his parte, then in Egypt, the evening friend, with the utmost puncbefore the battle of the Pyramids. tuality, of the near approach of Napoleon, attended by several the second term. The sentinel officers, was riding past one of refused him admittance; the those monuments of antiquity, stranger extended his hand towhen a man, wrapped in a red wards him, on which the soldier, mantle, came out of the pyramid, as some relate, was immediately and motioned him to alight and consumed to ashes, or, according follow him. Buonaparte com- to others, was rendered unable plied, and they went together to move a finger, and the Red into the interior of the pyramid. Man proceeded without obstrucAfter an hour had elapsed, the tion. *A Chamberlain, whom he officers became uneasy at the long accosted in the Palace, asked absence of their commander. him if he were provided with any They were just on the point of letter or introduction. “No,"
said he ; “but go and tell your the allies entered Paris; and master that a man dressed in red from that moment all those who desires to speak with him imme- knew of this story, and their diately.” The Chamberlain, think- number was not small, perceived ing that he should divert the Em- that the Red Man kept the word peror by this message, hastened which he had last given much to announce the extraordinary more faithfully than he had fulvisiter. His astonishment may filled his contract. conceived, when Napoleon, with Another extraordinary story, a look so gloomy as to dispel in a which about the same time made moment every trace of gaiety in considerable noise at Paris, rehis attendant, ordered the Red lated to a monk of the order of Man to be introduced, and shut Minims. This man, who resided himself up alone with the stran- at Paris, and was highly respectger. Inquisitive, like any other ed in his quarter for his beneperson, the chamberlain first ap- volence, predicted in the beginplied his eye and then his ear to ning of March, to all who chose the keyhole, and thus overheard to listen to him, that the Emperor a warm conversation between the would be precipitated from the monarch and the mysterious man, throne between the 24th and in the course of which the latter 30th of that month. The mimade use of these words : “Re- nister of the police, to whose demember, from the first of April I partment, as it seems, the prowill have no more to do with phets belonged, sent for the friar your affairs : such is the tenor of and threatened to confine him our long concluded agreement, in a state prison. “Do as you to which I am determined inflex- please,” replied he; “since I am ibly to adhere. You must, there- to die on the 16th of March, it fore, by the above-mentioned is of very little consequence time, have either vanquished your where I spend the few remaining enemies or made peace with days of my life." Upon this dethem : for, as I have told you, claration the Minim was dismisson the first of April I shall with ed as an old crack-brained draw my aid from you, and what gossiping fellow. On the 17th will be the consequence you well of March the minister is said to know.” In vain did the Emperor have accidentally recollected allege the impossibility of settle- the circumstance, and to have ing his affairs with all Europe in sent to the friar's residence to so short a space-in vain did he inquire whether the prophet had solicit a farther prolongation of died on the preceding day. His the treaty. The Red Man re- prediction was found to be litemained inflexible, and vanished, rally accomplished, and the body as some assert, through the floor. was already in the coffin. NaThis visit is universally believed turally enough this fulfilment of in Paris to have hastened the de- the first part of his prophecy parture of the Emperor, who was proved an unlucky omen in renow aware that he had no time gard to the second, which was to lose. The prediction of the in like manner verified bv the caRed Man was punctually accom- pitulation of the 30th of March. plished. On the 31st of March What renders these two stories