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BUONAPARTE.

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BUONAPARTE. The author of the liegent-e a Blots, has just publislicd another pamphlet, entitled, Itine i-aire de Buopaljarte, in which he has combin- ed all the details relative to the departure, journey, embarkation, and the first months passed by this Hero in the new residence which he has chosen. Aslhc lafler part of these de- tails is that least known to our Readers, it may afford them some pleasure if we begin at the end of the work, and come at once to the last chapter of the pamphlet. However, before we depart to Ihe Island of Elba with Buona- parte, it will he necessary to stop a few mo- iiielits at Fi-cjos Buonaparte having arrived at this port, the prefect of Varcame to meet him, and was received in an abrupt manner; for the travel- ler had not yet lost any thing of his despotic character and habits. I Is this, said he to the Prefect, the levee-en masse you announced to me ?' He afterwards enquired of the Mayor of Frejus, what was the disposition of his city, the Magistrate answered, that it was favour- able Lowards him, and that he had nothing to feai Yes,' replied Buonaparte, I am con- tent with my reception; but to night*?' The Mayor reiterated the assurances he had given him Buonaparte then said, I am vexed to think that Frejus is in Provence, and that 1 have done nothing for you, but I hope that iii ,t few months I sliall be al)lc to i-eqtjile yoti., The next morning, the 28liJ, the whole retinue was in readiness to depart for Saint Raphaeau. A party of the commissaries and hussars proceeded thither several effects were already placed on board the ship, Buonaparte, however, did not appear. At nine o'clock il was announced he was ill with an indigestion. Whether this disposition was real or feigned it retarded the embarkation, which dId not take place till eleven at night. The moment he was on board the ship the Russian Commis- sary said, Adinllo Caesar and his good fortune. The English, contrary to custom, tired twenty one roundsoi cannon. 11 011 the 4th of May he took possession of his island. Oujsettmg foot to land he receiv- i 1 V, ed the keys of the town from the hands of the Commandant, and was addressed by the Sub Prefect. lie then placed himself under the canopy, and proceeded to the parochial j church. His Cllllutenance was sinlIlady me- lancholy, his eyes were alternately fixed on every oise around biin, seeking to divine their sentiments, and making useless endeavours to conceal thpse of mistrust and fear by which he was himself agitated, without appearing satisfied by the demonstrations which he re- ceived. On his arrival at church, Te Dcmo was channted, during whifh Napoleon ap- peared considerably affected, and even shed tears on raising his eyes to Heaven. From church he proceeded' to the Mayoralty and began by addressing keen reproaches to the Mayor of Mariana, a commiune in which he had a few days before been burnt in etii^v, and (he illhabilanls of which place had hoisted the English standard. The day after, he went to the house of I M. Pons, Director of the Mines, to breakfast. While it was serving up, he walked about with hasty steps, and appeared filII of reflec- tion, when, suddenly bursting from his reve- ne, he said with great emphasis to the Aus- trian Ucaeral," It I had not been deceived hy thaiB.de 1 should have arrived at Paris two hours before you. 1 should have raised the suburbs, attacked yon and driven you to file other side of the Vjslula. Besides, I had still a sufficieut force,and could have maintained a civil war tor ilree years; but I preferred the tranquillity of France to all the laurels I could iiave gathered." It must be allowed thai in the situation into whicii he had thrown France and the army, a new war upon the Vistula would have been a charming: perspective Atiy person unac qnauited with the character of Buonaparte, may iorm a correct idea of it from this se- condary thought. Bonaparte having announced his intention of receiving the Ladies of Porto Ferrajo twice every week, they all (agedy accepted the in vitation on the 7th of May Be appeared iu lhe midst of this circle, says the pamphlet, demanding of each of the their names, and the profession ofthcir husbands. The greaier part replied, that they were engaged in commerce. Bonaparte wish- ed to know in what branch of commerce.— One was a merchant baker, another a mer- chant butcher, and all the rest in similar situ- ations. Buonaparte was not much pleased wilii this account, and disappeared after a few minutes. The Ladies likewise departed, and at the end of a fortnight the Court was completely deserted" oil the 151h of August, the Guard proposed giving a Ute, Buonaparte wished to add a a ball, the cxpeuces of which were to be paid by the town, and sent the followiug note to the Governor As I am not yet sufficiently well settled to give fetes, I will not order any lire works to be exhibited until the arrival of the Empress aud the Princess Pauline, whom I expect in Hie beginning of September. I desire thai the Commune shoulddeUay the expences of a ball I to be given on the public place, (where a I wooden platform must be constructed) and that tiie Officers of the Imperial Guard and those 01 the Free Battalion may be invited.— Orcheslrasroust be erected round this platform to enable the soldiers to dance, and care must be taken to dispose several hogsheads of wine tor them to drink. I likewise desire that a young couple may be married, and a dowry given by tbe Commmic. The Grand Marshal and the Authorities must be present at this marriage, which is to be celebrated by Grand Mass" The Commune consequently gave a ball on the public place, at which Madame Ber- trand, Napoleon's motber, and the two Ladies of Honour were present. There were on the whole about thirty ladies; the room would have contained three hundred. The ball was very dull, although Bouaparts was not pre- sent" The following is another anecdote, which appears lo us worthy relating Bonaparte, on the day after his arrival went to lake a ride on horseback at the sea- side; a peasant who perceived him escorted by a number of English, imagined that the Island had been surrendered to England, and taking J Bonaparte himself for a Commandant sent by j the King if Great Britain, befell ou his knees, and in this posture, uttered a most pompous eulogium on the English, accompanied by the most bitter reproaches against Botiapirle.- As he spoke in the Italian language, the Eng- lish did not understand a word of what he said hut Bonaparte requested to know the cause of his complaints. On this the peasant immediately communicated the misfortunes which had occurred to his family, through the conscription, the taxes, &e. &e. he would never have ended, had not Bonaparte content- ed himself with continuing his ride without addressing to him a single word in reply.- The peasant, when informed he had been talking with Napoleon, remained for a few moments stupified, and then ran ofF at fill] speed. He was never seen from that day, not- withstanding the search which was made for him." -4IL

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