New Year's Day passed off in Paris without any incident
of note.. The Emperor received the diplomatic body, but only declared their good wishes " an expression of that concord which ought to obtain among nations, and of which your prudence is to me the surest guarantee." Those words may imply a covert menace, prudence not being the quality usually attributed to Sovereigns,. but they may also mean nothing at all. At all events they mean nothing immediate, and Napoleon's resolves are determined by events.