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The Council of Five Hundred debate by quitting the President's presented a very agitated scene: Chair, and throwing off his scarf. The Sitting opened with a mo. The doors were immediately 0tion for a Report upon the state pened, and a file of grenadiers enof the republic. Without en
tered and took away Lucien Butering into a discussion of this mo- onaparte. A strong detachment pion, it was proposed that all the of soldiers followed, and an offiMembers should take an oath cer ordered the hall to be cleared of fidelity to thc Conftitution. in Gen. Buonaparte's name. This The proposition was received order was immediately carried with loud plaudits, interrupted into execution. Meanwhile the by frequent exclamations of Council of Ancients refolved, in ší Down with the Dictators !”
a Secret Committee, to abolish After each member had taken the Directory, and to appoint a the oath, the Council passed a Legislative Commission of twenDeclaration, that they were con ty-five Members, and an ExecTituted to the number of a ma
utive Commission of three Memjority required by the Constitu- bers, who were charged to protion.----A letter from Barras was cure a solid and honorable peace: then read, givingin his resignation. In the evening, they appointed While the Council were delib
the persons to fill these Commif. erating, Buonaparte, accompani- fions, and then adjourned to the ed by 20 grenadiers, entered the
2oth of February. hall, and waked up towards the
mains of the Council of Five President, his brother. Several Hundred also met in the eveof the members immediately ning, and having passed a decree darted towards him, and puhed similar to the Council of Anhim back. Some proposed to cients, adjourned also to zoth of out-law him. · One member, February. Arena, his countryman, attempt Nov. 19. The language of ed to ftab him.
The blow, Budnaparte, since the late Rev. however was warded off by a olution; is pacific. One of his grenadier, who received it in his charges against the Old Directo
Buonaparte then drew ty, is, having plunged France inback, ordered the grenadiers to to a new war with Austria. The withdraw, and left the hall him.
Councils charge the Consuls to self. His conduct was then ve- negociate a Peaces Prussia, it is hemently reprobated ; his ap- said, by the intercession of Sieyes pointment of General of the Le- has consented to be the mediagislative Guard was proposed to tor. The Consulate fits at the be annulled, and the Council of Luxemburg. Gen. Murat com Ancients was complained of as manded the Grenadiers, who having violated the Constitution.
drove the Council of soo from The President interrupted this their place of fitting.
NOTHING except the protra me the highest dilgult ? And
the music of a birth-night ballDid you but know my motives, room ; you will treat this as a chi. I believe you would applaud my merical idea ;--the effusion of a conduct in retiring from the wildered imagination ; or of a world. What had I to do with world fick fancy : whatever it the world, when I could discover may be, the principles which actunothing therein, but what gave ate you, and every other person, are
more romantic than minęerer days in America. When I ar: in pursuit of the reality, you obe rived at Philadelphia, I immeditain only the femblance ; content ately fat out in search of a silent with the semblance, 1, of course, recess in some fouthern latitude ; enjoy the reality.
by good fortune, I discovered From a bewildering forest in this : I purchased a few neces.. Virginia, you will receive your ries, and here I retired. It is a Lewitzer's melancholy indi&tions. natural cavity in a rock of white Here he realizes more fubftantial marble, descending beneath the comfort than he has ever before surface, through the lides of experienced ; what weapons has which I have cut holes, in an obe nature formed which can wound lique direction, for the admission the mind ? I enjoy her bounties, of light and air. The entrance and they are fully sufficient to eve is small and barricadoed. A cir. ry demand--why did I ever seek cular fue, in form of a chimney, for more?
leads off the smoke, into a distant You desire a history of my life part of the forest, by a number since we parted. Why, Alwyn, of perforations, whenever I have wilt thou cause me to call up need of fire, though that is but scenes which I have long buried feldom, as the weather is scarce in the vault of oblivion? Why ever cold in these parts. I cultiwilt thou cause me to retrace steps vate a small garden. I purchased indelibly imprinted in the beft of
me a goat at one of the adjacent Iruman blood ? Ah, Alwyn, were villages, which yields me milk. not the feelings of your
friend She lies in the mouth of my carItrung by age, infirmity, and de ern by night, and secks her food terniinate refolution
'; his hand in the foreft by day, from whence would be unequal to the task. I also draw much fustenance, as And yet
I fear to recount cvents, it abounds in fruit and nutritive which, in spite of a Hermit's roots. I have much improved philosophy--in spite of thy Lew- the convenience of my cavern, itzer's fortitude, must harrow up from nature, by art. I have his soul, and wring the long unplanted fruit and other trees, as accultomed tear from his wither: allo Ihrubs around ine.
I have a ed eye! But it was the parting few books and a German bible. request
friend - it was my A bubbling rill murmurs through lalt promise, and I will perform.. my garden, and a varying fiream My next letter shall begin the rolls at a distance. My domefimportant talk--And may the tics are a dog and a cat, who serve genius which illumines ny foli- me with more disinterested zeal and tude, distil the balm of confola- fidelity, than any servants I have tion into the wounds of my heart, heretofore employed. Such which must be reinfli&ed.
is the frit and furnishments of Little did
in.. him who once could tread upon tention when we exchanged a velvet, and wallow in filks and lalt farewel on the banks of the gold. Elbe.--I could not inform you. The peasants in the surroundI told you I should spend my ing villages, (though the nearest
is ten English miles off) have dif- concealed from them as possible, covered my retreat. They at and thus prevented their imporá first pleafed me by their atten- tunities. I am now conversant tion; they proffered me favors of only with a few characters, who almost every kind; and related vitit me privately and occafional. to me the circumstances of the ly, whom I prize. These trans existing war between Great Brit- act any bufiness I defire, and are ain and this country. I frequent
I frequent charged with the care of my letly gave my opinion with regard ters. Once a year, I leave my to subsequent events, which, as recess, and make a tour to the was eafy to be foreseen, were in fea port.' I assume the man, caft fome instances verified ; this, in a longing, 'lingering look over the their opinion, stamped me a Ma- blue billows, and the dews of gician, and brought me into diffi- poignant reflection fuffufe my culty I had not fufpe&ted. They eyes. I wander through the vil. thronged me from all parts; lages, converse a little with the some wanted their fortunes told, inhabitants, and return to my
beothers the discovery of loft prop- loved hermitage. Thus, Alwyn, erty, and others again the refult paffes the days of your Lewitzer of the war. I was obliged to -how different from the prof. adopt a decisive and summary pect of my early years! method. I refused their presents, My next letter commences the except such as I was in abfolute arduous task ; if the lamp of life need of. I answered none of holds out, it shall be completed sheir questions, and kept as much for this time, adieu.
BIOGRAPHY OF COUNT ALEXANDER SU.
WOROW RIMNIKSKI, Field Misbal General in the Service of His Imperial Majesty the Em
peror of all the Ruffias.
(CONCLUDED FROM PAGE 48.) MARSHÁL Suworow is Nanowna Princess Proforowlki, master of the principal part of the daughter of the General Prince European languages. He speaks Iwan Proforowski; by whom he and writes both German and has two children now living : NaFrench as if they were his native talia Countess Suworrow, who tongue. He is also well acquaint-married General Count Nicolai ed with those of Italy and Molda Zoubow, and Arcadius, who is via, of Poland and Turkey; and about fourteen years of age, a he can converse in all the various youth of great promise, and a dialects of the people whom he Lieutenant in one of the regihas subdued.
ments of guards. In 1974, he married Barba Notwithstanding his age, his
long and laborious marches, form and a kind of close jacket, which form an enormous aggre: called a gurtha ; but robes de gate of fix thousand German chambre, and riding coats are banmiles ( equal to twenty thousand ilhed from his wardrobe, and he of English measure) ; notwith never suffers the indulgence of standing his wounds and military gloves or a peliffe, but when a toils ; Suworrow ftill preserves winter's march compels him to the gaiety of youth. He is free use them. from all corporeal weakness and After his breakfast, which coninfirmity; a circumstance which fists of tea, he walks for an hour must be attributed to the hardy by way of exercise, and then fits habits of his life, his robust consti: seriously down to the official du. tution, and rigid temperance.ties of the day. He reads letDistinct as he is in the more strik ters and reports, distributes the ing features of his character, from pecessary orders, and continues the common race of men, that without relaxation his profeshonal difference is seen to prevail even pccupations till ngon. He dice in his ordinary transactions, in his tates such alterations as he thinks mode of living, and the distribų necessary to be made in the varition of his time,
ous dispatches which are presentHe rises about four in the ed to his inspection ; and he will morning, both in winter and fum. sometimes write them himself, mer, in town and in the country. His style is manly and concise ; His bed is not contrived by art and so correct is he in the choice to indulge the effeminate voluptua: of his expreffions, that he is nev, ry ; it is not made of down, or er known to efface them. surrounded with filken curtains ; The hour of his dinner is ir but is formed of the simple mate regular, and ries from nine to rials of nature, which afford to twelye ; and during his repast, þe the peafant fatigued with laborg is frequently communicative, and the refreshing sweets of sleep full of vivacity ; his table generA heap of fresh hay, sufficiently ally conffts of about twenty cov. elevated and scattered into con ers ;- but he is himself a rare ex, fiderable breadth, iş his humble ample of temperance, and. ob. couch. A white sheet iş fpread serves the fasts of the Greek over it, with a cushion for his pils Church with the most undeviat, low, and his cloak for his cover: ing rigor, Immediately after lid. He generally sleeps without his dinner, he passes a few hours body linen, and in summer he in sleep, and supper is not a meal passes his day and night in a tent with him. in his garden.
He knows little of the amuse. It is not to be supposed that menţs and pastimes which luxury the toilet occupies any portion of has invented, and lassitude de his time; but when he is not on mands, to quicken the pace of active service, he is clean in his relieve the burthen of time perfon, and frequently washes His principal occupation, and himself in the course of the day at the same time, his favorite di, He confines his dress to an uni- version, is war and its dugies,