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the town on wheels, sees as much of benefi mud, and rubbish, wreck and death, workcence and beauty as in the bow-in-the-sky ing away for pity's sake, like any honest that cheers the tempest-tossed Cape-Horner, man-even countermanding the baptismal or the iris-scarf that floats about the feet fêtes (but too late, unhappily), in order to of Hawaiian waterfalls. The city rain turn the appropriations to the relief of his bow, at the Park fountain, is no less radi- ruined people. ant with Almighty kindness than Noah's; Here we have presidents of secret demoand the bright little showers which the be- cratic clubs writing to the Emperor that nevolent sky lets fall upon our thankful “in consequence of the gratitude and adhearts these parching afternoons, are as miration excited by his Majesty's brave full of refreshment and mercy as the conduct, their associations are finally disspring that leaped forth from the dry solved, and all engage never again to rock in the wilderness at the tap of oppose themselves to the Imperial dyMoses' rod. Even as we write, the eaves

nasty." are dripping and the spouts outpouring. Here is Government voting its twelve Our window looks forth upon six trees, millions for relief ; and here are the people and twenty yards square of grass and with their universal subscription. various verdure. How the poor patch of

“Here," says the Tribune's graphic correcorporation paradise expands in the magic spondent, “aro a Count de Somebody, a wealthy of this revival, exhaling the fragrance of

banker, a parvenu millionaire of the Buuree,

with their thousands; and here are Ma'am: clover and sparkling with the brightness

selle Lisette, the grisette, and Pierre Boudin, of dew! What was just now no more the mason, Rose Pompon (poor creature!), than a parcel of highly desirable real and the rest, with their two francs, and one estate -- three Broadway lots, twenty by

franc, and fifly centimes. A fast young inem

ber of the Jockey Club sends in 200 francs : sixty-has suddenly become a far-stretch forty workmen, who went to a cheap restaurant ing, proud domain, parked, lawned, foun

in the Rue Montmartre the other day, called

for nothing but bread and water to their din. tained, gardened, and all.

ners, and sent in each his fifteen sons. Count But these are the gentler aspects of the de Morny set down 5,000 francs against his civic sky. Our thoughts turn, sadly

name. A collector of alins for the sufferers

came last Saturday into a poor room, where enough, to other cities and their floods

he found a priest, and a man to whom he was to Lyons, Tours, Angers, and Arles, in administering the last sacrament; when, in France, laid waste by the waters of the

the cagerness of his charitable zeal, he had

half revealed the purpose of his coming, he Loire, the Rhone, the Cher, the Authion

became fully aware of the situation of things, a thousand miles of lovely landscape, the

and was about to retire in confusion: 'Father, most fruitful tracts

said the sick man, faintly, give my clothes to the sufferers by the flood, I have no more

need of them,' and so fell back on the pillow " Thy cornfields green, and sunny vincs, oh, and died. A poor old bod-ridden creature, in pleasant land of France!"

the hospice' for the incurables, mannged to

swop off her allowance of soup and bread for with all their happy hamlets, presenting twenty-five centimes (five cents), which she a sad exception to the promise of the rain

sent in to the subscription. The fact is

averred in the Constitutionnel newspaper, bow : forty thousand habitations utterly The same journal publishes a list of contribu. demolished ; thousands of wretched crea tors, in which I read the grand historical and tures, human and brute, swept down into

high-fashionable names of the Faubourg St.

Germain, with hundreds of francs carried out the sea; the very cemeteries upturned, the

against them. The Empress put down 20,000 dead washed out of their graves and francs, Madame Basque five francs. Good left hanging in tree-tops when the waters

women both." had passed ; the streets of Tours and In the plate which is passing around Lyons blockaded with the debris of dwell among the congregations of the mercifal, ings and furniture; the people, homeless, Queen, King, and Kaisar, Sultan, Czar, famished, hopeless, mad, clinging to each and Pope, have dropped their offerings. other on the heights--a thousand poems, Surely our Republican “Sovereigns'' will a thousand pictures, a thousand versions not be backward with a generous expresof the pathos of a flood.

sion of their sympathy. Therefore if this Not witbout their passages of beauty, should meet the eye of the Yankee Count de neither ; for bere we have the Imperial Somebody in the Fifth Avenue, or any Miscreant, “the scamp and loafer of two millionaire of the Wall Street Bourse, continents,” up to his knees in water, Ma'amselle Lisette over the bonnet-shop

cor

ia Canal Street, Pierre Boudin of Bow dens, to skulk forth, on errands of shame ery, in the sky parlor of a tenement and crime, under the cloak of nighthouse, Madame Basque, or poor Rose Night, so full of pity—who beneath her Pompon of the corners, they are all-merciful wings hideth so much of maddially invited to participate in the alms ness, so much of evil! we would inaugurate. The Metropolitan Let the man but walk on Broadway Hotel, also, and the Shades, are expected these midsummer midnights, seeing with to vie munificently with the Academy of the eyes of a serious heart, and the most Music and the Franklin Museum, and soda faithless will need no more saving serfountains to compete with bars for the mon than he may read in every stone succor of Lyons and Tours.

his foot treads upon—the most bored of Although the perfect days bade us fare- ennuyés, no recreation fuller of fresh enwell in the last odorous sighs of flower- tertainment, more redolent of the spiciness crowned June, we may be consoled for their of something new under the moon, than be departure by the rare enjoyment of mid may find in an hour's study of the out-ofsummer nights, and the dreams, which are doors aspect of this World of New York at not all dreams, that come of them. There- night. fore we step into the shadow to sing the The Fourth of July went off literally picturesqueness and the poetry of the lat like a rocket, and before New Year's Day ter gas-light: not Night among prattling the Chinese Trade in fireworks will have streamlets, or frolic waterfalls, wildly felt the accelerating impulse of its detonagamboling with their spray-clad Undines, tions. We doubt the absurdity of the not her star-crowned Majesty abroad on assertion, that the anniversary of American the heights of purple hills, which fold the Independence has done more to open the young but teeming valleys in a loving Flowery Kingdom to foreign intercourse embrace-nor she of the amorous wbisper, than British guns or California placers. down in dim alleys of swaying foliage; The fat comprador on the Victoria road but summer Night in a great city: the pic- in Hong Kong, and the caudated conturesqueness of a stirring thoroughfare triver of astonishing pyrotechnics, in its moring pageant now lighted up by star the China-street bazaars of Canton, bave ing gas-flames in shop-windows, now plung- already learned thus much of Ameriing suddenly into profound obsourity-its can history, and statedly glorify the march, march, marcb, of busy, and idling. Declaration of Independence over their and weary feet-the odd shapes and weird order-books. We are not aware of any shadows which darkness fings about her estimate of the quantity of crackers conin wanton fantasticness: the romance of sumed in this country for the national strange faces that are never seen by day, jubilee, but have reason to know that the faces which have no signs of rest, with lid- small roar is felt in Pekin. less eyes that never sleep-pinched and An admirable feature of the present fête hopeless faces of penury--scarred, and was the pyrotechnic displays in the public scowling, and faithless faces of crime and squares. “Keep the people out of miswarring passions-saddest of all, women's chief,” is a shrewd maxim of good governfaces that never knew, or have forgot- ment;' and it is possible that not a few of ten, how to blush : the tragedy of tat the “ fancy" class were wholesomely enters, and squalor, and disease ; of hollow tertained with fiery wheels and serpents, laughter and women's cursing ; the pathos Maltese crosses, bouquets, Stars of Columof decent want, with its careful thread bia, and the national emblems generally, bareness, its painful gentility; of babes in the Park on the Fourth of July, who and sucklings, whose tiny fists and naked would else bave been picking pockets, feet should be all dimpled and rosy with cracking skulls, or crippling fast horses. a mother's kisses, literally fighting their In Union Square, Mr. H. K. Brown's way, inch by ioch, night by night, through Equestrian Statue of Wasbington was, the great battle, pricked forward by the apropos of the day, unveiled to the wistful cruel instinct of tenacity to life: and, gaze of the patriotic multitude, with cerelastly, all the mournful mystery of that monies of a most slovenly sort, performed part of a large city's people, who hide by by some thousands of unsoldier-like men day in bewildering by-ways and noisome in soldiers' clothes. The fine address of

Dr. Bethune was as superior to the scene beautiful, and staunch of heart as Jeannie as it was worthy of the occasion. Never Deans, has trudged, bare-headed, bare-foottheless, we bail the event for the promise ed, with her baby in her arms, over the of it, and extol the elevated patriotism and hills for many a weary mile, to procure, by public spirit of the gentlemen who pro- dint of courage, loveliness, and modesty jected the offering. Indeed, the gift is this “Order for Release." And now is her most timely. New York patriotism was hour of triumph. In her husband's cell sadly in want of a shrine. Let us, there she shows the order to his jailer-an inflexfore, be duly thankful, and if we presume ible old soldier with no sentiment but tbat to express a wish that the base were less of duty-who scrutinizes the document with ponderous, or the bronze soberer, that that jealous air of business which proves there were more of ease in the attitude of his fitness, by true talent, for his place. In Washington, and less of " woodenness” in wbat a not-so-fast way he holds the balfthe left bip and thigh of his horse, it is not open door and bars the passage with his in the spirit of thankless cavilers.

impassible authority! In one respect, certainly, Mr. Brown But mark the wife-erect, but panting has attained a bappy success - he has made with fatigue, impatience, exultation-holdthe interest of the horse subordinate to ing fast by a corner of that precious pathat of the rider ; thus, by a masterly dis- per she has almost died to get; one arm cretion, overcoming the almost insurmount around her husband, whom long-suffering able difficulty of all equestrian statues. and the tenderness of this moment bave From this point of view, compare the quite unmanned ; one hand clasping bis, Union Square Washington with Mills to caress and cheer him; the other arm supJackson and its equine posture-making, porting the flaxen-haired darling who and the importance of this success becomes sleeps upon her shoulder-90 tired-the at once apparent. In Mr. Brown's work primroses she gathered to pacify him the majestic presence of the rider is the with, as they came over the hills, dropping object first to catch and fix the beholder's one by one from his chubby fist to the gaze. The true proportions and fine atti floor. tude of the animal but enter into and Poor soldier! how he must have suffered complete the inspiring effect of the perfect in his cell, to be bowed down thus on the statue. In the figure of Washington you shoulder of his brave little Jeannie, as have the lofty-minded, imperious master of though they had changed sexes for the an else willful steed, now curbed and sub nonce, after he has fought so well, and dued by a firm and practiced hand; in the marched so far, and kept bis beart up all horse you see only the proud bearer of a the time. You never saw anything 60 most noble burden. But in Mills' Jackson woolen as his kilt and hose, or so life-like the equestrian element is essentially vul as the stuff of her petticoat; and as for gar and hippodromic. His hero bas no the dog that is climbing up to lick his advantage, in the dignity of his rôle, master's hand, you can plainly perceive over Mr. Franconi putting his favorite charger What's-his-name through the “buck And now, to say that one swallow may leaps.”

make a summer under the sun, since three But, my dear madam, here we are at

flower-pots have made a Summer Garden Williams and Stevens', and as you are a

under the gas in Wallackia—to say that one true wife and a fond mother, we will lady of no particular age in Seven Ages, show you a picture after your own heart

and another lady of no particular parts in --an engraving by Cousins after Millaig. Seven Parts, can entertain us numerously You shall bebold this picture with the eyes

—to say that we can reconcile ourselves of a tender instinct.

to the sanguinivorous propensities of Mr. “ The story?" It is in “the '45.” A Bourcicault's Vampire in the raspberry Highland adherent of the Pretender, having season, and to Ravellian gymnastics with fallen into the hands of the enemy, bas been the mercury at ninety-is to show that this thrown into prison. He is wounded, and his world of New York is a goodnatured spirit is broken-no hope, only loyal dero- world, and to exbaust the subject of theation, is left to the man. But his true wife ricals in July.

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