human ability, wonderfully encourages and liber- ates us. This capacious head, revolving and dis- posing sovereignly trains of affairs, and animating such multitudes of agents; this eye, which looked through Europe; this prompt invention; this inex- haustible resource: —what events! what romantic pictures! what strange situations I —~ when spying the Alps, by a sunset in the Sicilian sea; drawing up his army for battle in sight of the Pyramids, and saying to his troops, From the tops of those pyramids, forty centuries look down on you;” ford- ing the Red Sea; wading in the gulf of the Isth- mus of Suez. On the shore of Ptolemais, gigantic projects agitated him. Had Acre fallen, I should have changed the face of the world.” His army, on the night of the battle of Austerlitz, which was the anniversary of his inauguration as Emperor, presented him with a bouquet of forty standards taken in the fight. Perhaps it is a little puerile, the pleasure he took in making these contrasts glaring; as when he pleased himself with making kings wait in his antechambers, at Tilsit, at Paris and at Erfurt.

We cannot, in the universal imbecility, indecis- ion and indolence of men, stifficiently congratulate ourselves on this strong and ready actor, who took occasion by the beard, and showed us how much may be accomplished by the mere force of such vir<