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(A ghastly light slowly creeps forth. The Apparitions of Ravaillac, Ankarstromm, and ihe Death-fetch of Dr. Kobold become visible.)
Nursed our hearts' and heads' disease,
Ice that burns and flames that freeze !
(They vanish.) Dz. KOB.-Shade of Myself, thou liest! I ne'er was mad,
Nor was Ravaillac mad, nor Ankarstromm:
They were sound-minded Regicides, like me. Haxs. And were they, pray, true Social Democrats ? (The Apparition of Marat rises through the floor, bearing a drinking-bowl made
from a human skull.) Lucas. —Here comes a wholesale revolutionist,
Who, like a king, required his slaughter'd thousands.
His month dropt startling jewels-rubies.
SHADE OF MARAT.
With a right royal stream!
(The Shade of Marat sinke. (Shades of Russian Regicides appear.)
(Shades of Polish Exiles rise.)
(They all vanish.) (Other Appari tions rise, bearing swords, knives, headman's awes, and volumos
Honor to the guillotine!
Flaunt from flagstaffs on a rock!
Who dragged them to a shore,
And waves of blazes roar.
(Otto re-establishes the lamp.) Hans (after a pause).—Were those the Ghosts of Socialists ? Dr. KoB.-No doubt. FRANZ. -And therefore Democrats. Lucas. -And Regicides. (The flame of the lamp gradually softens to a mild roseate gleam, and the bland Apparition of Robert Owen slowly comes forward.)
SPIRIT OF Robert Owey.
In his reply as one could well expect
(The Shade of the Philanthropist softly fades away.) DR. KOBOLD rises to speak, when a noise outside is heard, and a cry of
“ Polizei ! Polizei !" (The Regicides all make a dash for a private door, but a struggling jam
taking place, several of them escape through a back window.)
NOTES AND REMINISCENCES.
BY THE LATE W. H. Harrison.
(Continued from Vol. I. page 712.)
THE DUKE OF SUSSEX make his peace with the exaspe. Was famous for having the finest
rated hero. This, I believe, was with collection of old Bibles and tobacco
some difficulty effected. The Duke pipes in Europe. Sir Henry Ellis,
appears to have been the only one of the British Museum, was a great
of the sons of George III. who exavourite with him in general, but
tended anything like encourage1.R.H. would occasionally “take ment to literary and scientific tiff,” and in these fits of pique
men, or cared to have them about always ignored Sir Henry's
his person. Sir Henry always spoke christian name and called him “ Sir of him as a very kind man, Ed-dard.” Sir Henry once dined at the Duke's, meeting Captain
ROYAL VISITS TO THE Marryat, whom H.R.H. introduced
BRITISH MUSEUM. as "his friend who had been I am indebted to my friend Sir engaged in one hundred and twenty- Henry Ellis for these anecdotes, for eight actions ” (I am not quite sure the truth of which he was able to as to the number). In the course vouch. of the dinner the Duke, by way Queen Charlotte sent one of her of making conversation, asked household to arrange for her visit to Marryat where he got some curious this wonder of the world, and when article which he had presented to he had settled preliminaries, he the Duke. “Oh!" said the Captain, desired to be shown through the “I met a sailor with it, and gave rooms which Her Majesty would him a knock on the side of his head pass. When he was conducted and took it from him.” There was through the gallery of Greek and a quiet modest little clergyman at Roman antiquities, which the Queen table who was heard to say, “ And specially desired to see, he ex. was that, Captain Marryat, one of claimed “O, this will never do ! your hundred and twenty-eight Her Majesty will be shocked actions ?” Forgetful of the Royal beyond measure. Can nothing be presence the Captain flew into a done?” The authorities, after a furious passion with the poor long consultation, sent for a tinman parson, who had no idea that his in Oxford-street, and gave him an mild joke would have produced order for the requisite number of such an explosion, and was really tin fig-leaves which were to be greatly distressed ; so much so, painted green. It unfortunately that when coffee was served in the happened that the Queen arrived gallery he begged the Duke to before the whole of the order was executed, and the only resource in covered that the King was fast such a dilemma was to tie on the asleep, doubtless tired out by the fig leaves to as many statues on rapidity with which he was taken each side as there were leaves, and from sight to sight lest he should as Her Majesty passed a statue the miss any worth visiting. He might fig-leaf was detached and carried well exclaim in the words of the further down the line, and this was Haynes Bayley ballad so dexterously managed by persons From place to place they hurry me. stationed behind each line of statues that Her Majesty's delicacy was preserved from the shock JUSTICE HALIBURTONit would otherwise have sustained.
SAM SLICK. In later days her present Majesty Although I had often met him Queen Victoria and the Prince Con on public occasions, and once was sort paid the existing building a in the unenviable position of having visit. While they were in the to speak after him at a grand department now presided over by dinner at Stationers' Hall, and that Professor Owen, the attention of on a toast to which I had supposed the Roval pair was directed to an he would have had to respond, I icthyosaurus; which, it will be first made his personal acquainremembered, was displayed on the tance at a large outdoor party in wall. Just at that moment Mr the lovely grounds of Mr W. S. König entered the room, when Sir Lindsay, of Shepperton Manor. Henry presented him, as the then Rural sports formed a part of the head of the department, to the programme for the edification of Queen and the Prince. The latter, the rustics, and I was greatly whose ear was struck by the German amused by the deep interest taken name, desired to know from whence by the Justice (who, with myself and in Germany he came, and asked Sir Fenwick Williams, of Kars, “ From what part?” König, sup. were together on the spot), in the posing the inquiry to refer, not to contest for a pig, the prize of the himself but to the fossil, replied man who could cross an arm of “From the blue lias at Lyme Regis, the Thames, which ran into the in Dorsetshire, your Royal High grounds, on a soaped pole. I think ness.” Sir Henry said that the I hear him say “ Now that fellow's Queen was especially diverted going to do it.” at the mal apropos reply, and He told me that he was at the laughed heartily.
hotel at the Falls at Niagara at the Some years ago the King of time when Blondin was about to Saxony came on a visit to Queen cross them on a rope with a man Victoria, and was of course shown on his back. The Prince of Wales all the lions, among which was in was there at the time, but with cluded, of course, the British right good taste and feeling refused Museum. There was one object, to witness the exhibition. A tall I forget which, though Sir Henry lanky American was pointed out mentioned it at the time, which the to Haliburton as the man who was King wished to examine, and a to be carried, and who was loung. chair was brought to him that he ing in front of the hotel evidently might do so more conveniently. under the influence of drink. The His Majesty appeared to be an Justice ventured to suggest to the unusually long time examining the man that he was scarcely in a fit object, and at last one of the gentle- state for the experiment, to which men approached him, and dis- the other said that he had screwed