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THE PERSIAN PRINCES IN LONDON, 1835, 1836. From the top of Mrs Wyndham Lewis's house, in Park Lane, the Princes witnessed a review, on the anniversary of the great day of Waterloo :— "There were, as t understood, nearly five thou- <and men of the Guards and household troops on the netd; the rapid precision with which every movement and manoeuvre was performed was ad- mirably calculated to strike and astonish the Per- sians. What IU'rJgers!' (fortified stockades or bulwarks), said they, when the infantry formed their impregnable squares, and stood prepared to reeetve cavatry. One woutd say that each sltllger was a solid mass: not a foot nor an arm is out of ptace. See it is a white tine, and a red tine, with thesteet gtittering ahove. Ah, took! they kneel, they fire,-barikillah, bariaillah admirable" As for Ti'nour, he was quite unable to contain ni-nseir. wit cheeK, eye, and outstretched neck, tike a bird on the wing, fot- every movement as if he would have preci- pitated himself duwlI af\1on the Ah, wc!) done, we'l done exciaimcd he, as the horse- guards made a spjendid charge these feHows wit) do the business. But what do they stop for?' con- tinued he, looking b!ank, as the whote drew up at the proper p)ace, quite forgetting that it was not a charge in earnest. 'Ah! took at these horses,' said he again, as two or three horses with empty saddles ran across the ptain in a very business-tike styte; their riders have got shot now (g"Ia khour- dund.)' But when the light cavalry took to skir- mishing with the retreating arti'.lery, and harassing them,se!on)esregtes, without e!osing, he lost all patience; I A i Mawcrt.ttt/—Ah, cowar<ts!' ex- etaimed he; why don't you charge at once tike men ? charge ye—and the guns are taken.' "In a little white thewhote bodyofnyingartiHery swept by at speed, a splendid sight: What do you think of that?' said some of the bystanders. *.4A, Piderish &e t«!eMM<Z" returned he with a shake of the head; may then fathers be roasted we know too much of these concerns, to our cost. These were the things that Lindsay(Sir Henry Bethune Lindsay) had, when he met us near Komaishaii and when we were gattoptng np with our horsemen, and thought we were carrying everything before us, he stopped abort all at once, and blew us to the devi).' ''The elder prince was more collected, and con. Nnfd hia)se)f, for the must part, to moderate excta. matioos of praise; or, if questioned as to his opinion of the beauty of such or such an evolution, he Tou)d say 'it was perfection,—eoutd not be better.' But wilen at tength, after some heavy nring both of artillery and infijjiryo with a beautifully sustained disptay of file-firilig from the tatter, the smoke btew away, disclosing one tong and perfect Hne of troops, as steady as a rock, Hanked by the terribte battenes that had just been thundering, he was quite sur- prised out of all his moderation, and after a few mo"( expressive ejacutationa, he turned to me and said, uitah Saheb Fraser, the horsemen of Iran are the best in the wor)d, as you know we)); but if there were a hundred thousand of them here on the spot, theycoutd not touch that tine;—that tine! what could touch It The review was over, the show at an end; yet sti)i he stood gazing, tit) at tcngth the movement of those around him woke him from a sort of trance, which no doubt had as much to do with the past as the present. He heaved a deep sigh, and said, as we passed on to descend, What are a hundred baits ur operas to this?' "-Fraser's A'arra/tt'e.

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