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his calm temperament, to rule the stormy multitude, for stormy even

prisoners. They made no resistance, except as an officer was gathering up already they threaten to be, oyer which his eye ranges as he takes the papers on the table, Mr. Payne, supposing he thought them to be Mr. Ross's, chair. After reading an elaborate address, he announces, amidst deaf surrounded them with his arms, and drawing them to himself, said, “ These ening cheers and bravos ! that the Congress is opened. But before I

are mine, sir," upon which the officer gave him a blow across the mouth, sayproceed any further in the narrative, I must tell you of what materials

ing, you are the one we are arter,"-bidding him to be ready to accompany this Congress is composed.

them. As Mr. Payne took down his travelling equipments, the officer dis. In addition to a large number of literary men and artists who have

covered among them a brace of pistols, which he took and girded on him

self, not without calling for Mr. Payne's assistance, however, as there was attended the meeting voluntarily, there are few scientific, literary, or

something about the fastening that was not understood by the officer. artistic bodies in Europe that have not sent delegates. In some in

But now about “Sweet Home." As they were riding along in the night, stances, Continental governments have considered the occasion so im

one of the guard hummed over the words, upon which Mr. Payne remarked portant that they have appointed ministers to represent them. Thus

to him that he was the author. The soldier was incredulous, but when they the Government of Saxony is represented by M. de Witzleben, Council arrived at the place of destination, a song-book bappened to be lying open lor of State ; the Government of Denmark, by M. Schiern, Member of in the room, and on the open page was “ Sweet Home," with Mr. Payne's the Danish Diet; the Government of Holland, by M. Bakhuizen-Vanden name affixed as its author. Brinck, Archivist General to the Kingdom; the Government of When he was released, and returned to Mr. Ross's, he called immediately Sardinia, by Baron de Jacquemond, Senator and Councillor of State; on us, and related this' among other circumstances. My husband and family the Government of Parma, by M. Martini; and the Government of

had been ejected from our home in Georgia, and were then living in a little Portngal by M. Silva-Farreo, Secretary of State—the King being him

open cabin on the Tennessee side, till we could erect a comfortable buildirg. self also a member of the Congress. The public institutions, societies,

| I love to think of Mr. Payne's familiar visits while living in this lowly style.

He would take tea with us, when I was obliged to set my table under a tree and associations represented by actual delegation, independently of a long list which have signified their adhesion, are sufficiently numerous

in the door yard. Ile would make some pleasant remark about my spacious

dining saloon, and when the cloth was removed, and we were seated for conand responsible to give weight and authority to the action of the assem

versation, would speak of the ease with which it could be converted into a bly. For example: the Royal Academy of London sends its excellent

drawing room Ile was particularly fond of our children, calling our Secretary, M. J. P. Knight; M. Pacheco, formerly Minister, is delegated

daughters his little foresters, and when our sons were sent east to school, he by the Royal Academy of Madrid ; M. Altmeyer by the Royal Academy

always met them as an old friend, performing many acts of kindness toward of Belles-lettres of Seville; M, Delavigne by the Academy of Toulouse; them. M. Scribe, by the Commission of French Dramatic Authors; Count His last letter to us was when he was under appointment as Consul to Reinhard, by the Historical Institute of France; M. Labrouste, by the Tunis. We were pained to hear of his death, and when notice was given of Central Society of Architects of Paris; M. Ménessier-Delange, by the the intention of raising a subscription for erecting a monument to his memSociety of Musical Composers and Publishers of Paris; M. Paul Féral, ory, I have desired to cast in the "widow's mite.”—Correspondence of the by the Society des Gens de Lettres of Paris; M. Fournier, by the So | New York Observer. ciety of the Fine Arts, the Athenæuin of the Arts, and the Society for LITERARY ITEMS.-Lord Macaulay has announced that he will confine Elementary Instruction in France; M. Knytenbrouwer, by the Society himself in future to his closet as a historian, and take no further part in pubArti et Amicitiæ of Amsterdain ; M. Gaullieur, by the Institute of Ge | lic life. neva; and other delegates from the Academies of Florence, Padua, and

The new “Puritan Review" is passing through the press, and will apBelgium. Here at least is tangible evidence of the interest felt in the subject, and practical proof of the strong desire that exists aniong the

pear in January. It is handsomely printed and will make a good appear.

ance. • classes most concerned, and best qualified to judge of the means for the establishment of international copyright upon a sound and permanent

“The Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," by basis. We are too apt in this country to treat such volunteer efforts to

Hon. James Savage, of Boston, is now in a state of great forwardness for the accomplish general benefits as mere moonshine; and to sneer at these

press, and volumes will probably be published in the course of the coming Continental assemblies, with their floral embellishments, serenades and

year by Little, Brown & Co. Mr. Savage, it is understood, has devoted the

labor of more than twelve years to the preparation of this work, which posbanquets, as pure exhibitions of sentiment, very declamatory and theat

sesses an ample guaranty of its completeness and accuracy, in the wellrical and captivating while they last, but leading to nothing in the end.

known fidelity, antiquarian zeal, and exact habits of research for which its The fact, too, that this Congress has been held in Brussels, the miniature

learned editor is proverbial. metropolis of the miniature kingdom, having little power to influence the legislation of other countries, suggests to our supercilious critics a

All sorts of literary and artistical publications, we hear from Germany, ridiculous comparison between the means and the end, which seems to

announce the approach of the centenary jubilee of Schiller's birthday. The

printing-office of Cotta, the Stuttgart publisher, will give us at last the longthem conclusive of the whole matter. The first consideration in every

expected critical edition of Schiller's complete works, done upon the plan of attempt to estimate the worth of these demonstrations, ought to be the

the edition of Lessing's works, by Lachman and Maltzahn. "A new life of nature, substance, and utility of the object proposed. Does it supply an

Schiller, by Herr Emil Palleske, has begun to appear, and another work on admitted want? Does it confer a substantial benefit? If these questions

the same subject by Johannes Scherr, and illustrated by the first German are answered in the affirmative, the scenery, dresses and decorations

artists, is announced. Another artistical work is the “Schiller Gallerie, may be dismissed as of little account. They are the accidents, and not Charactere aus Schiller's Werken, gezeichnet von Frederich Pecht und the essentials. We do not judge of a picture by its frame; and whether Arthur von Ramberg," of which the first number has just been published by the arena of a great popular discussion be Exeter Hall, sombre and naked, ! Herr F. A. Brockhaus, of Leipzig. This work will contain fifty plates in ten or a Continental museum, bung with boughs and ribbons, and fantastical numbers, representing the principal characters from Schiller's dramas, todevices, the final effect on the general mind must be governed by the gether with a portrait of the poet and that of his wife. The letter-press is practical value of the design, whatever it may be. It is astonishing how by one of the illustrators, Herr Frederich Pecht; it accompanies every enquickly the public strip the nut of its husk, and get at the kernel.

graving, and explains the intention of the painter and the way in which he understood the character represented. This first number contains the figures of Hedwig (the wife of Tell), Gessler, Max Piccolomini, Lady Milford, and Louisa Miller. The work is to be completed on the 10th of November, 1859, Schiller's centenary birthday.- Atheneum.

Beranger's library is about to be sold by auction, in Paris. Although he

seldom bought books, his library was very extensive, for all French authors A REMINISCENCE OF THE AUTHOR OF “ HOME, SWEET HOME.” Having noticed of repute sent him presentation copies of their works. Thiers, Lamartine, pieces in different papers of the day, doubting that the late John Iloward Lamennais, Georges Sand, Alexandre Dumas, Michelet, Augustin Thierry, Payne was the author of “Home, Sweet Home,” I have wished to give a Casimir Delavigne, Victor Ilugo, and many others, signed their names in reminiscence of “by-gone years."

their title page to some complinentary lines dedicated to him. The autoIt may not be known to many, that Mr. Payne, on a journey, in 1835,

graphs, therefore, add greatly to the value of the collection. from New Orleans to New York, passed through the Cherokee country, and on becoming interested in the history of the Cherokees, formed the purpose FRENCH REVOLUTION.—The Paris correspondent of the London Times states of adding it to his literary labors, and for this end spent a number of weeks that a curious collection of portraits, caricatures, and political prints, is in the Cherokee Nation. He passed his time in Mr. Ross's (the principal advertised for sale at the literary auction-room of the Rue Druot. This colchief) family, examining records of the Councils, obtaining information from lection, the Times says, was formed by an amateur named Laterade, and aged Cherokees of their former laws and customs, and in gaiping various comprises all the political caricatures published in Paris from the year 1789 kinds of knowledge to assist him in his intended work.

to the Revolution of 1848. It is divided by the auctioneer into three parts; The officers of the Georgia Guard, knowing that a stranger guest was in the first comprises all that relates to the period between 1789 and the ConMr. Ross's family, supposed him to be some one employed by Mr. Ross, to sulate. Of these there are 2,000 pieces, and they are to be brought to the aid him in holding out against the removal of the Cherokees. Mr. Ross's hammer in the course of the week. Verses in manuscript appear at the botpossessions had been taken from him in Georgia, and he bad removed his tom of many of the caricatures, in the taste of the period during which they family into Tennessee, where Georgia had no jurisdiction, yet the guard were written. Portraits of Louis XVI. are very numerous, as well as those came over one night and surrounded his house, taking him and Mr. Payoe of Marie Antoinette. Louis is seen sitting on his throne at the opening of




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The Publishers will commence February 1,1859, the publication of an entirely new edition of the Novels of J. FENIMORE COOPER, issued with great elegance, and illustrated on steel and wood from drawings by F. 0. C. DARLEY. The size will be Crown Octavo; the type clear and elegant; it will be printed on a beautiful cream-tinted and calendered paper, of superior stock and finish, manufactured expressly for this edition ; bound in embossed cloth, with beveled edges, and stamped in gilt upon the side and back, from new and appropriate designs.

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