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his calm temperament, to rule the stormy multitude, for stormy even already they threaten to be, over which his eye ranges as he takes the chair. After reading an elaborate address, he announces, amidst deafening cheers and bravos ! that the Congress is opened. But before I proceed any further in the narrative, I must tell you of what materials this Congress is composed.
In addition to a large number of literary men and artists who have attended the meeting voluntarily, there are few scientific, literary, or artistic bodies in Europe that have not sent delegates. In some instances, Continental governments have considered the occasion so important that they have appointed ministers to represent them. Thus the Government of Saxony is represented by M. de Witzleben, Councillor of State; the Government of Denmark, by M. Schiern, Member of the Danish Diet; the Government of Holland, by M. Bakhuizen-Vanden Brinck, Archivist General to the Kingdom; the Government of Sardinia, by Baron de Jacquemond, Senator and Councillor of State : the Government of Parma, by M. Martini; and the Government of Portngal by M. Silva-Farreo, Secretary of State—the King being himself also a member of the Congress. The public institutions, societies, and associations represented by actual delegation, independently of a long list which have signified their adhesion, are sufficiently numerous and responsible to give weight and authority to the action of the assembly. For example:
the Royal Academy of London sends its excellent Secretary, M. J. P. Knight; M. Pacheco, formerly Minister, is delegated by the Royal Academy of Madrid, M. Altmeyer by the Royal Academy of Belles lettres of Seville; M, Delavigne by the Academy of Toulvuse; M. Scribe, by the Commission of Frencli Dramatic Authors; Count Reinhard, by the Historical Institute of France; M. Labrouste, by the Central Society of Architects of Paris; M. Ménessier-Delange, by the Society of Musical Composers and Publishers of Paris; M. Paul Féval, by the Society des Gens de Lettres of Paris; M. Fournier, by the Society of the Fine Arts, the Athenæuin of the Arts, and the Society for Elementary Instruction in France ; M. Knytenbrouwer, by the Society Arti et Amicitiæ of Amsterdam ; M. Gaullieur, by the Institute of Geneva; and other delegates from the Academies of Florence, Padua, and Belgium. Here at least is tangible evidence of the interest felt in the subject, and practical proof of the strong desire that exists aniong the classes most concerned, and best qualified to judge of the means for the establishment of international copyright upon a sound and permanent basis. We are too apt in this country to treat such volunteer efforts to accomplish general benefits as mere moonshine; and to sneer at these Continental assemblies, with their floral embellishments, serenades and banquets, as pure exhibitions of sentiment, very declamatory and theatrical and captivating while they last, but leading to nothing in the end. The fact, too, that this Congress has been held in Brussels, the miniature metropolis of the miniature kingdom, having little power to influence the legislation of other countries, suggests to our supercilious critics a ridiculous comparison between the means and the end, which seems to them conclusive of the whole matter. The first consideration in every attempt to estimate the worth of these demonstrations, ought to be the nature, substance, and utility of the object proposed. Does it supply an admitted want? Does it confer a substantial benefit? If these questions are answered in the affirmative, the scenery, dresses and decorations may be dismissed as of little account. They are the accidents, and not the essentials. We do not judge of a picture by its frame; and whether the arena of a great popular discussion be Exeter Hall, sombre and naked, or a Continental museum, bung with boughs and ribbons, and fantastical devices, the final effect on the general mind must be governed by the practical value of the design, whatever it may be. It is astonishing how quickly the public strip the nut of its husk, and get at the kernel.
prisoners. They made no resistance, except as an officer was gathering up papers on the table, Mr. Payne, supposing he thought them to be dr. Ross's, surrounded them with his arms, and drawing them to himself, said, “ These are mine, sir," upon which the officer gave him a blow across the mouth, saying, “ you are the one we are arter,"-bidding him to be ready to accompany them. As Mr. Payne took down his travelling equipments, the officer dis. covered among them a brace of pistols, which he took and girded on himself, not without calling for Mr. Payne's assistance, however, as there was something about the fastening that was not understood by the officer.
But now about “Sweet Home." As they were riding along in the night, one of the guard hummed over the words, upon which Mr. Payne remarked to him that he was the author. The soldier was incredulous, but when they arrived at the place of destination, a song-book bappened to be lying open in the room, and on the open page was “ Sweet Home," with Mr. Payne's name affixed as its author.
When he was released, and returned to Mr. Ross's, he called immediately on us, and related this' among other circumstances. My husband and family had been ejected from our home in Georgia, and were then living in a little open cabin on the Tennessee side, till we could erect a comfortable buildirg. 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 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 conversation, would speak of the ease with which it could be converted into a drawing room Ile was particularly fond of our children, calling our daughters his little foresters, and when our sons were sent east to school, he always met them as an old friend, performing many acts of kindness toward them.
His last letter to us was when he was under appointment as Consul to Tunis. We were pained to hear of his death, and when notice was given of the intention of raising a subscription for erecting a monument to his memory, I have desired to cast in the "widow's mite.”—Correspondence of the New York Observer,
LITERARY Iteys. —Lord Macaulay has announced that he will confine himself in future to his closet as a historian, and take no further part in public life.
The new “Puritan Review” is passing through the press, and will appear in January It is handsomely printed and will make a good appear
"The Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," by Hon. James Savage, of Boston, is now in a state of great forwardness for the press, and volumes will probably be published in the course of the coming 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 possesses an ample guaranty of its completeness and accuracy, in the wellknown fidelity, antiquarian zeal, and exact habits of research for which its learned editor is proverbial.
All sorts of literary and artistical publications, we hear from Germany, announce the approach of the centenary jubilee of Schiller's birthday. The printing-office of Cotta, the Stutigart publisher, will give us at last the longexpected critical edition of Schiller's complete works, done upon the plan of the edition of Lessing's works, by Lachman and Maltzahn. A new life of Schiller, by Herr Emil Palleske, has begun to appear, and another work on the same subject by Johannes Scherr, and illustrated by the first German artists, is announced. Another artistical work is tbe Schiller Gallerie, Charactere aus Schiller's Werken, gezeichnet von Frederich Pecht und Arthur von Ramberg," which the first number has just been published by Herr F. A. Brockhaus, of Leipzig. This work will contain fifty plates in ten numbers, representing the principal characters from Schiller's dramas, together with a portrait of the poet and that of his wife. The letter-press is by one of the illustrators, Herr Frederich Pecht; it accompanies every engraving, 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 Mil. ford, 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 of repute sent him presentation copies of their works. Thiers, Lamartine, Lamennais, Georges Sand, Alexandre Dumas, Michelet. Augustin Thierry, Casimir Delavigne, Victor Ilugo, and many others, signed their names in their title page to some complimentary lines dedicated to him. The autographs, therefore, add greatly to the value of the collection,
Fresch Revolution.—The Paris correspondent of the London Times states that a curious collection of portraits, caricatures, and political prints, is advertised for sale at the literary auction-room of the Rue Druot. This col. lection, the Times says, was formed by an amateur named Laterade, and comprises all the political caricatures published in Paris from the year 1789 to the Revolution of 1848. It is divided by the auctioneer into three parts ; the first comprises all that relates to the period between 1789 and the Consulate. Of these there are 2,000 pieces, and they are to be brought to the hammer in the course of the week. Verses in manuscript appear at the bottom of many of the caricatures, in the taste of the period during which they were written. Portraits of Louis XVI. are very numerous, as well as those of Marie Antoinette. Louis is seen sitting on his throne at the opening of
Literary Intelligence. A REMINISCENCE OF THE AUTHOR OF “ HOME, SWEET HOME.” Having noticed pieces in different papers of the day, doubting that the late John Iloward Payne was the author of “Home, Sweet Home,” I have wished to give a reminiscence of “by-gone years.”
It may not be known to many, that Mr. Payne, on a journey, in 1835, from New Orleans to New York, passed through the Cherokee country, and on becoming interested in the history of the Cherokees, formed the purpose of adding it to his literary labors, and for this end spent a number of weeks in the Cherokee Nation. He passed his time in Mr. Ross's (the principal chief) family, examining records of the Councils, obtaining information from aged Cherokees of their former laws and customs, and in gaining various kinds of knowledge to assist him in his intended work.
The officers of the Georgia Guard, knowing that a stranger guest was in Mr. Ross's family, supposed him to be some one employed by Mr. Ross, to aid him in holding out against the removal of the Cherokees. Mr. Ross's possessions had been taken from him in Georgia, and he bad removed his family into Tennessee, where Georgia had no jurisdiction, yet the guard came over one night and surrounded his house, taking him and Mr. Payne
the States-General. A few steps further three portraits represent the unfor Tickxor & Fields publish “Lectures and Addresses on Literary and Social tunate King wearing a red cap (bonnet rouge) with the national cockade. At Topics,” by the late Rev. Frederick W. Robertson, M. A., of Brighton; also, the approach of the date of the 21st of January, the portrait of Louis XVI. a volume of Puems, by Frances Anne Kemble, and a beautiful volunie, tasteis enclosed in a shabby frame. He appears to be overwhelmed with grief, fully printed on tinted paper, each page bordered, entitled “Willie Winkie's and underneath is written “Lonis the False.” There is one portrait of Louis Nursery Songs of Scotland," edited by Mrs. Dilsbee,-a collection of which XVIII., when eight years of age. He wears a cocked hat, and his hand is Lord Jeffrey wrote: “There are more touches of genuine pathos, more happy resting on a sword. Underneath is written “Domine, refugium meum et poetical images, and above all, more sweet and engaging pictures of what is fortitudo mea.” The portraits of the King's sisters and of the Count d'Artois,
peculiar in the depth, softness, and thoughtfulness of our Scotch domestic afterwards Charles X., appear to mark the period of the emigration. Corio affections, in this extraordinary volume, than I have met with in any thing lanus is shaking the dust from his feet in order not to take anything with like the same compass since the days of Burns." The same house add two him from his ungrateful country. The portraits of the King's brothers are more volumes, containing “Anne of Geierstein” to their “ Household Edition” in complete harmony with those seen in the Museum of Versailles. The of the Waverley Novels. Cardinal with rosy cheeks and Anacreontic expression, is the Prince of
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