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(A ghastly light slowly creeps forth. The Apparitions of Ravaillac, Ankarstromm, and ihe Death-fetch of Dr. Kobold become visible.)

Trio.
Clouded days and fever'd nights

Nursed our hearts' and heads' disease,
Till we saw internal lights !--

Ice that burns and flames that freeze !
Heard trumpets marshal maddening seas;
And so grew murderous from these !

(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.
Listen to him, and you'll get something rich;

His month dropt startling jewels-rubies.
JEREM. -Rubies!

SHADE OF MARAT.
Fill your bowls! fill your bowls

With a right royal stream!
Here's a bag for their heads and a snare for their souls !
Oh, how I rejoice as I sniff up the steam
Of the new tragic opera known as "Hell's Dream !"

(The Shade of Marat sinke. (Shades of Russian Regicides appear.)

Chorus.
The men who had millions of fellow-men slaves,
The hand of one man hath oft sent to their graves.

(Shades of Polish Exiles rise.)

Full Chorus.
What throngs, male and female, whom Double-head arraigns
For an eye-wink, are driven to Siberia in chains ;
Barefooted and starving to drudge in dark mines,
While the Doom'd One believes that his sun safely shines.

(They all vanish.) (Other Appari tions rise, bearing swords, knives, headman's awes, and volumos

of history.)

Chorus.
Honor to the axe and block!

Honor to the guillotine!
Charles' and Louis' bloody shirts

Flaunt from flagstaffs on a rock!
Crown'd Traitors finding their deserts
Are the best triumphs Time hath seen.

Semi-Chorus 18t.
Oh, could we bring back Nero !
And of such Fiends a score !

Semi-Chorus 2nd.
Each man would be a hero

Who dragged them to a shore,
Where pity is at zero,

And waves of blazes roar.

Full Chorus.
Wherein to plange them-never dying,
After the orthodox style;—with pious Dante vying.
(They all descend with ghostly shouts of exultation.)

(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.
My frienda !—let me so call you, for I am friendly
To all men-even irrational men like you-
So utterly lost to sense and a right knowledge
Of social things, that I find greater cause
To be your friend in this your present need.
All that you think-and let me frankly say,
Your whole mind, spring and current of your thoughts-
Are radically wrong, and of no use;
Rather the opposite, since they retard
The natural course of manly Socialism,
Which ye, misunderstanding, quite invert,
Uproot, disorganise, capsize, destroy,
And make both monstrous and ridiculous,
As though mad schoolboys dipped their heads in blood,
And tried to dance feet upwards. Pray be patient,
And bear with me if I offend your ears
By my plain speaking. Some have probably
Been under-educated; or, like the Doctor
Been wrongly educated-first by fools,
Next by themselves. The powerful influence
Of old, unwise, unsocial circumstances
Have ruined you; while, had you turned your minds
To my sound Rational System of Society,
Ye had been valuable citizens of the world,
Scorning the folly of your present ways.
For what are kings but men with troubles crown'd,
Born 'midst the earth's unreasonable paths,
And crazy round of conflicts to no end :
They are but like their fathers, and must be so
Until they change the system of their rule-
As I have pointed out to several kings.
Therefore to kill one is but to bring forth
A younger and more energetic hand
To do what ye denounce. But very soon-
In a few years—'tis certain kings will be
Among my best disciples, and they know it.
One day I said to the Emperor of the Russias,
“ You see, Sir, how dissatisfied men are,
And what your dangers are. Your dynasty
Has had more regicides than 't would be kind
To specify; but all these useless crimes
Will cease at once when royal minds adopt
The Rational Scheme I offer! And the Czar
Smiled as he bent his ear to all my words;
And he express'd himself as sensibly

In his reply as one could well expect
From any man grown up and educated
Midst circumstances so insane-poor man!
He is not the only King I have convinced !
It is the only way to save their crowns.
Sceptres will point the way to education,
Wherefrom we shall have peace, with wealth and wisdom,
Through our New Social System -0, blest hour !
Therefore, my friends, go to your quiet homes-
Your blades and barrels in your gardens bury;
And write this epitaph above the mound-
“Here rest for ever murderous Folly's tools !"

(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

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