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THE name of the fair editor, knowledged by all Frenchmen (those which graces the title page of this of happier times, of course) as one publication, might, alone, afford a of the liveliest, best bred men in strong presumption in its favour. France. And seldom did they give For in this mode of literary adoption, that praise to a man who was not the judgment of a writer of her high born among them. The prince de reputation and discernment, cannot Ligne is even the only foreigner, be biassed by those parental feelings perhaps, who in French composition, which too often are the prolifick may be taken as a model, instead source of selfdelusion. Indeed, some of being considered as a copyist. over cautious criticks, knowing the [We know another foreigner, much lady's extraordinary turn of mind; superiour to the prince in the ori. her romantick democracy; her sub- ginality of his French composi. tle metaphysicks, and her perfectabi- tions; we mean our countryman Hality of melancholy, * might pause a milton.] His bravery had that dashing while, thinking it likely that, not character of impetuosity, which is withstanding her acknowledged ta- usually attributed to French courage. lents, the work she has thus ushered There is reason to suspect, that on before the publick, might be a stu- various occasions, since the date of pendous production of the genuine his letters, the prince de Ligne would German school. In this, however, have wished for more opportunities they will be most agreeably disap- to display his French bravery against pointed. “ The marshal prince de the French.
" It follows of course, Ligne,” as the editor tells us in her that the editor has not taken upon preface (page 1 and passim]
herself to refute or to support, any
of the opinions maintained by the * Madame de Staël has written to prove, prince de Ligne, on different subthat the absolute perfection of human na. jects,” &c. This alludes principally ture is a state of perfect melancholy; and
to the sentiments expressed by the that we are distinguished from brutes, only by a disposition to arrive at that prince on the French nation, and perfect state: to express which, she has French revolution ; sentiments not coined the word perfectibilité.
perfectly congenial to those of the VOL. II,
editor, or to those of the present schatka to Riga.! - With half that num. ruler of France. This blemish, how
ber,' answers the second, "I am exactly
suited.' ever, will not weigh heavily against the prince de Ligne in the judgment
“ In our carriage, we pass in review all
states and all great people. God knows of our readers. And they will peruse, how we treat them. Rather than subwith a lively interest, the spontane- seribe to the separation of thirteen proous effusions of a nobleman already vinces, like my brother George,' said known by several valuable publica- Catharine the second, 'I would have shot tions on history, and on military af- myself? — And rather than dismiss my
self, as my brother and brother-in-law fairs. A nobleman who saw his com
have done, by convoking and reassembling pany courted, and his conversation the nation to talk of abuses, I know not sought after by the greatest men of what I would have done,' said Joseph the his age; who served his sovereign second. successfully, both in the cabinet, and
4. They agreed in opinion also respecting in the field; who enjoyed the favour the king of Sweden, whom they did not
like, and against whom the emperour and even the intimacy, of six crown- said he had taken a prejudice in Italy, on ed heads; among whom were Frede- account of a robe de chambre of blue and rick II. of Prussia, Joseph II. of Aus- silver, with a bunch of diamonds. They tria, and Catharine II. of Russia; allowed him energy, talent, and under. who, to the most brilliant gallantry standing Yes certainly,' 1 said in his
defence (for the favours conferred by him joined the most accurate judgment,
on me, and the marks of a great characwith the most thorough knowledge ter which I have seen him display, attach of the world; and who, in the midst me to him). Your majesty really ought to of counts, knew how to flatter with. prohibit a dreadful libel, which dares to out degrading himself, and to speak treat as a Don Quixote,, a prince of excel. the truth without offending the deli- lent qualities, amiable, and endowed with
genius. cate ears of majesty. The following
". Their imperial majesties sometimes extracts display the true character of felt one another's pulse in respect to those the prince de Ligne's work; and poor devils the Turks ; and they threw therefore we shall introduce them out observations, looking at one another. without further prelimiparies.
As an admirer of glorious antiquity, and The first is an extract from a
a little fond of novelty, I spoke of re-essprightly account given by the prince wished to give birth again to Lycurguses
tablishing the Greeks; and Catharine of a journey in company with their and Solons. For my part, I spoke of Al. imperial majesties of Russia and cibiades: but Joseph the second, who at. Austria, and holding conversations tends more to the future than the past, with them on subjects so interesting and is more attached to substance than and important, that we will not lose imagination, inquired : What the devil
must we do with Constantinople ? the privilege of listening. We have seldom an opportunity of joining such islands and provinces, without appearing
“ In this manner, they captured several distinguished society, or of visiting to be engaged in any thing particular; the distant region to which a few and I said within myself: ' Your majesties lines will now transport us.
will only capture miseries.' We treat " I fancy myself still dreaming, when him too well, said the emperour, speaking in the corner of a coach with six seats, of me; he has not sufficient respect for which is a real triunphal chariot, adorned Do you know, madame, that he was with cyphers. in precious stones, I find in love with one of my father's mistresses ; inyself seated between two persons, on
and that he defeated me when just enterwhose shoulders the heat often makes me ing, into life, in a contest for a marchioness, fall asleep, and from whom,. in waking, 1 who was beautiful as an angel, and who liear these expressions :-- I have thirty was the first love of us both?" millions of subjects, as they say,reckoning
“ Here is no reserve between these two only the males.'-' I have twenty-two, great sovereigns. They related to each replies the other, ‘including all.'-'Bought other the most interesting circumstances. to have an army of at least six hundred • Has your life never been attempted? thousand mene says the first, "from. Kam- I have been menaced. I have received