DR. BOWRING AND THE KING OF THE FRENCH.—The following account
of an interview with which Louis Philip n-as so kind as to favour Dr. Bowring on the 1st instant, is copied from the Globe. The sen timents of the Monarch are precisely as we should have expected—open, honest, and liberal. The reign of the Citizen King is a new leaf in the hitherto little diversified chronicle of Kinghood. "Dr. Bowri ng," says the correspondent of the Globe," had this morning the honour of a long audience with the King ; in which his Majesty spoke in the strongest terms of the value which lie attached to the early and enthusiastic display of English feel- ing. He declared that he had done whatever lay in his power, by fre- quent representation and even strong remonstrance, to prevent the rash and despotic measures of Charles the Tenth and his Ministers ; that he had foreseen and foretold these consequences, not only in France, but in England ; that though his own interests would rather be advanced by the folly than by the wisdom of the late Government, he had on all oc- casions endeavoured to give to affairs the direction of prudence, but that he had talked in vain. He said that the policy of France was clear— he wished that the people of England should know the course he would pursue. Ile desired, above all things, the establishment of constitutional liberty ; he felt that the time was come in which it must be established either by or against the will of the rulers of Europe, and most earnestly recom- mended that the concurrence of other governments should be given to those improvements which public opinion demanded ; but that whatever were the desires of France, she would not interfere in the domestio concerns of any nation, if left unmolested to pursue her own career of internal organization ; but that if a crusade were commenced against the liberties of France, France, with her armed millions, might assume an appearance far different from that which she presented to the world under her late rulers, and of which the display of the National Guard of Paris (the work of a few days) might serve as an example." KNIGHT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD.—Accounts were received in Dublin on Monday of the death of Captain Knight, of the National Guard at Paris. This lamented gentleman, whose distinguished bravery in the late French Revolution obtained for him the thanks of the gallant Lafayette, and the appointment in the National Guard, which he lived so brief a time to enjoy, was, by birth, an Irishman, and for many years previous to his visiting France, a resident in this city. We re- gret to say that his exertions in the last glorious struggle hastened his death. During the Three Days' combat, he partook in the warfare of the people, and his nights were passed in making preparations for the engagement of the ensuing day. His constitution sunk under the fa- tigue. He caught a fever, which in a few days closed his career, and his name is now to be recorded amongst the "martyrs to liberty.'-1 The
smiling, "if you have no invitation elsewhere." There is a similar bit
of elourderie attributed to the celebrated &mune de Steil, which did not T ii E PRESS.
terminate in so friendly a way. The Demme, so runs the anecdote, PROSPECTS OF EUROPE.
• POLIGNAC'S PROSCRIPTION BILL—The Journal de Commerce gives work of a few incendiaries, who have conspired together against civil the names of twenty-two deputies of the old Chnm::er, and twenty-one order and legitimate authority, and excited the people to desperete re. other persons, advocates and political writers, atsainst whom warrants sistance to their rulers. If we search the history of the world we of arrest were signed on the 26th of July : warrants of dept were will lind that good governments never produce revolutions. There- signed against five, and orders were given to place under surveillance are, indeed, in all countries and under the best governments to be fonrteen others. Amone the persons ordered to be arrested were Eusebe found some turbulent and discontented spirits, who, as Lord Bacon ex.. de Salverte, General dansel, General Lamarque, Benjamin Constant, presses it, would " set their neighbour's house on fire to roast their own L'abbey de Pompieres, Mauguin, Colonel Jacqueminot, Dupont (de eggs; " but as it always is the interest of those classes who constitute Mire), Odillon Barrot, Lientsnant-General Pajoh. the Editors of the the strength and power of the State to prefer quiet to disturbance, and Courrier Francais ; of the Trihuizes des Departemens ; of the Constitu. order to insecurity, such spirits can never gain an ascendancy tionnel ; of the Journal de Paris • of the Fiestro ; of the Journal de over the public mind, unless there be something decidedly wrong Commerce ; of the Temps; of the National; and of the Glo&e. Among in the nature or administration of the government which people those to be placed under surveillance were Messrs. Jacques Latitte, are hopeless . of having redressed by peaceable means. The classes. Casimir Perier, Baron Louis, Count Gerard, Lafayette Vatismenil, by whose combined efforts only a revolution can be accomplished Colonel Fabvier, Vice-Admiral Truguet ; Comte formerly Editor of the are, generally, more remarkable for their long endurance of grieve Censeur Eleropeen ; Barthe, the Advocate ; and Leon Thiesse, a Jour- ances than for resorting to the desperate remedy of violence, =list. This was but a letting out of waters : had the plots of the King which they always fear may produce greater evils than those of which and his Minions been successful, all the liberal and respectable men in ti.ey complain. I'll France, for instance, how long had the Bourbons been. Paris might have looked for imprisonment or exile, if not secret assassi- acting in a manner which proved their incapacity for exercising the nation, which wretches at once so daring and so cowardly were well duties of enlightened Government ? Long, indeed, before any actual re-
capable of employing to get rid of an enemy whom they feared. sistance was made to their power by any large portion of the peck.
THE ROYAL Guann OF FRANCE.—The whole of these troops pie. It has been clear to France, for years past, that these infatuated (25,000), have been disbanded. They will, however, receive half-pay, Princes were employing all their power, both by open oppression and they may re-enter the Line if they please. The correspondent of and secret intrigue, to bring the nation back to that state of igno- one of the Morning Papers expresses great fears because of the dissatis- ranee, superstition, and moral debasement which had already precipitated faction of these men. Twenty-five thousand and under, dissatisfied per it into the frightful scenes of a sanguinary revolution. Yet it was not sons in a population of thirty-five millions ! Has this ingenious gen- until Charles the Tenth and his Ministers, by an act of transcendent tleman calculated the number of persons whom the late changes have insanity; expunged the Charter, that any formidable resistance was
satisfied ? offered to the tyrannical ambition of the Court. Instead of conforming
FRENCH COUNCIL or STATE.—Among the sinecurists which the his Government to the spirit of the age, Charles, under the direc- dissolution of this useless and expensive body has enabled the French tion of his priestly advisers, was perpetually endeavouring to make Government to get rid of, are the following : Duke de Conegliano, the age conform to his notions of Government. Hence the crisis Duke of Reggio, Duke of Tarentum, Duke of Benno, Duke d'Aalberge which has been felt, or will be felt, by every other Government that has Duke de Montesquieu, Duke de Cazes, Duke de Laval Montmorency, hitherto displayed more of power than of either virtue or wisdom. Duke de Boudeauville, Duke de Narbonne, Prince Talleyrand, and M. de Bourienne. THE ALLIES AND FRANCE. THE FUGITIVE BOTTBRONS.—The period for which the Ex-Royal GLOBE—Experience, which is the most accurate of all teachers to family will remain at Dilworth Castle, or even in England, is not yet those who know how to interpret its lessons, is frequently the cause of
and known, and the exiles themselves say that it is quite uncertain, and de- much false anticipation on the part of those who do not. Much of the latter prevails at present in respect to the probable conduct of the Conti- pends upon circumstances which they cannot control. It would seem, however, from their movements and arrangements, that they anticipate nental Powers in relation to France and Belgium : because alarm a residence here of some little duration. Charles keeps himself muchpprehension were followed by armament and hostility on a former oc- casion, it is taken for granted that the same thing must take place secluded, and seldom ventures beyond the precincts of the park. On
Monday he proceeded, for the first time, on a shooting excursion with again. A little consideration of the weighty and afflictive conse- the Duke of Angonleme, and accompanied by one or two of their at- quences which followed that ill-starred activity ought to lead to tendants, and Mr. Hyde, the steward to Mr. Weld. The preserves are a very different conviction, to say nothing of the immense operation in good order, and afforded the party much sport, although they are not which the march of circumstances since that period has produced so well stocked as before the ravaging Lattices of the Duke of Gloucester upon the general mind of Europe. From the moment we disco- during his residence at the Castle. The Duke of Angouleme shoots vered the genuine complexion of the movements in France, we zdmost daily; he and his father have taken out the proper certificates.— were satisfied that the leading Powers of Europe would pause
Dorset Chronicle, before they encountered an enthusiastic population—in a state of
• THE SHOOTING SEASON.—The Ex-King of France commenced the fusion indeed, but with such moderation and method under ex- shooting season in the neighbourhood of Lulworth Castle on the first citement, that, setting aside the danger of the proceeding, not a day of the month.— Mornine Herald. [This is a mistake: Charles's step could be saken against them that the common sense of shooting began on the 27th July ; but the birds were so strong on the mankind would not vociferously condemn. All accounts, direct and indi- wing, and the fowling-piece recoiled so. confoundedly, from want of rect, agree as to the disposition of Austria and Prussia to acquiesce in cleaning, that he was obliged to desist.] the partial change of dynasty in France, and the new order of things— THE DUCHESSES DE BERRI AND D'ANGOULEME.—These ladies •so far, at least, as to avoid making them the ground of rupture or non- visited Weymouth on Monday and Tuesday last week. Among those intercourse. A taking up of Charles X and is Ministers would in fact be who waited on the two Duchesses, to compliment them on their visit, we one of those " fantastic tricks," which, as Shakspeare says, "make high observe the name of Joseph Horsford, Esq. the French Vice-Consul, angels weep," and leas angelic natures laugh sans intermission. It is a This gentleman must be anxious to have an X before his title, as well real subject of cordial congratulation, that the quiet and spontaneous ac- as his late master. Liberality is a fine thing, no doubt ; and therefore quiescence of our own Government has acquired for it the credit of itre blame -not Lord Nugent for saying handsome things to Charles at taking the -lead in this prudent and generous policy. We will not pre- Lnlworth Castle, and abusing his conduct everywhere else ; but even tend to say how far the prompt and decided character of the King may liberality has its limits. What would George the Second have said had have facilitated the decision of his Cabinet, but nothing certainly would one of his consuls been caught interchanging laudatory gossip with be better calculated to do away the impression so industriously propo- Count Albany ? gated, of the countenance afforded by the Duke of Wellington to the THE PoLvaatacs.—The family name of these people is, it seems, Polignac wretchedness, than the rapidity and Cordiality with which the Pollastrone ; Italice, a large fowl—a simpleton. The lady who lived new Government has been aeknowledged. with Charles at Holyrood was therefore very probably of the same fa- . . CURE FOR A 'FALLING REVENUE. may, though she did not take the title; her name, it has been said, was STAgnABD,The more than million fall of the revenue on the pre* Pol6stron. The ex-Premier, according to recent accounts, is a genuine sent-quarter, that-may be-confidently anticipated, we Mnst remember is death of Caetain Knight took place at the residence of :11. Lafitte, Pre-PRINCE METTERNICH.—We suspect theie. is a little truth in. the sident of the Chamber of Deputies.—Duldin Morning Register. repert circulated some time ago, that this worthy politician meant to Tun THREE DAYS.—A bronze medal has been struck in Paris in make a change of masters. A letter from Vienna, of the 25th of commemoration of the glorious events there, and of the interest ;hat August, states that he seriously intends retiring front public affa:rs, and England has taken in them. The obverse represents Liberty holding a that the Archduke Charles will take the supreme direction. laurel branch in the right hand, and a torch in the left. The cap of VALUE OF SPECTACLES.—Dnring a late visit of Don Miguel to the liberty, and various other patriotic emblems' are ranged on either side. CaIdes, a Spanish gentleman, who is near-sighted, was sitting in a public Over the bead are the words ''All Mankind are Brothers;" and under- room when the King entered : the Spaniard, seeing a stranger enter, neath, " Peace and Liberty." On the reverse is a wreath, u.hich en- rose, took off his hat, and then resumed his seat. The Royal attend- circles the words, " Paris 27t1i, 28th, and 29th of July, 3IDCCCXXX." ants rushed forward to inflict summary vengeance upon the unfortunate The wreath is bordered with the words, " The French People to the Spaniard ; but the King interfered, and ordered that he should be imme- English Nation." dietely imprisoned for returning his hat and resuming his seat in the PLAIN DEALING.—The following story is told by the Furet de Royal presence ! He has sent up a petition, apologizing on the ground Londres. The head of a deputation from one of the small towns had of his near-sightedness ; but he still remains in confinement.—Morning just terminated his address to the King of the French, when his Majesty Herald's Correspondent. said, " I hope, Monsieur le Maire, that you will do us the pleasure of LORD 31n.Tox.—The people of Sheffield have passed a resolution of dining with us to-morrow ?" " Ali ! moil Dieu, Sire," answered the thanks to this nobleman; and they intend to follow it up by a piece of Mayor, " me voila an desespoir ! Je dui s partir demain ; Inc place eat plate expressive of their gratitude for the very strong interest he has engagde!" " Well then ! if so, let it be to-day," replied the King, taken in all questions affecting the welfare of the town.