2 DECEMBER 1865, Page 2

Napoleon, it is known, never blunders. It is presumed.there- fore

that the French like long accounts of little plays acted before and by the French Court, in which the great people act grotesque parts—the Princess Metternich, for example, acting a cabman, and the Imperial Prince representing the Future.-One wonders how that last idea was conveyed. Was the child trampling down the Red Spectre, or was the Revolution swallowing him, or was he perchance dressed like a waiter, with the perpetual catch-word, " coming? "