23 DECEMBER 1843, Page 8

The funeral of the celebrated French poet M. Casimir Delavigne,

who died at Lyons on the night of the 11th instant, in his fiftieth year, took place at Paris on Wednesday, with great pomp. The funeral-car was followed to the church of Sr. Vincent-de-Paule, by the relations of the dead, several eminent literary men, and members of literaiy, scientific, and professional bodies, many students and other persons, and a line of carriages, including two of the King's and one of the Duke of Nemours's. As M. Delavigne was an officer of the Legion of Honour, military honours were paid at the grave : and funeral orations were de- livered over the tomb by Count de Montalivet, Intendant-General of the Civil List ; M. Victor Hugo, in the name of the Academie Francais; M. Frederic Soulie, for the Committee of Dramatic Authors ; M. Tissot, formerly " professeur " to the deceased ; .Samson, for the Theatre Fran- cais; M. Leonard Chodsko, in the name of the Polish nation ; and M. Boursy, Director of Indirect Taxes for the town of Havre, of which place the deceased was a native. M. de Montalivet's address was re- markable for promising, in the King's name, protection to the orphan son of the deceased.