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since', as that of the purest of patriots and most respectable of men.

His sons, Williamt and Réné, with a views of avenging their father's death, formed a conspiracy against the stadtholdery, which was discovered: William fedx; but Réné was taken, and condemned to death. This fatal event has immortalized the memory of his mother, who, after his condemnation, threw herself at the feet of Maurice, and begged the life of her sony. The prince expressed his surprise that she would do that for her son, which shea had refused to dob for her husband ; but she replied, with a noble indignation, “ I would not ask pardon ford my husband, because he was innocent ; I ask it for my son, because he is guilty.”. René was beheadede.

r honorée depuis ce temps là ;- comme celle ;– Guillaume ;

dans le dessein ;—stadthouder ; —s'enfuit ;-y le supplia de lui accorder la vie de son fils ; de ce qu'elle faisait ;_ă ce qu'elle ;–6 de faire ;—. Je n'ai pas voulu ;--d demander le pardon de ;_e décapité.



The betters to bear the irksomeness of captivity and solitude, I sought forh books ; for I was overwhelmed withi sorrow, for wantk of some instruction to cherish and support my mind. Happy they who despise violent pleasures, and know how to be contented with the sweets of an innocent life! Happy they to whom" instruction is an amusement, and who delight in storing their minds with knowledgeP! Wherever? they are thrown by adverse PAVANTAGES PERMANENS ;--- Pour mieux ;-h cherchai des;

accablé de ;-k faute ;- qui pût nourrir ;-m et qui savent se contenter de ;— pour qui ; —o qui se plaisent à orner ;-p de science ;– En quelqu'endroit ;

fortune, they always carry their entertainment with them; and the weariness which preys upons other men, even in the midst of their pleasures, is unknown to those who can employ themselves int reading. Happy they who love to read; and are not, like me, deprived of reading!-Whilst these thoughts were revolving' in my mind, I wentu into a gioomy forest, where I suddenly perceived an old man, who held a book in his hand.

His forehead was large*, bald, and a little wrinkled; a white beard hung down to his girdle; his staturez was tall and majestic, his complexiona still fresh and ruddy, his eyes lively and piercing, his voice was sweet, and his words plain and engagingd. I never beheld so venerable an old man. His name was Termosiris; he was a* priest of Apollo', whom he worshiped in a marble temple, which the kings of Egypt had dedicated to that deitys in the foresth. The book he held was a collectioni of hymns in honour of the gods. He accosted mek in a friendly manner, and we discoursed togetherm. He related things past with such perspicuity", that they seemed present, and with such a brevity that his accountso were never tediousp. He foresaw the future by his profound knowledge, which

gave him an insight into men, and the designs of which they were capable. With so much wisdom, he was cheerful and complaisant; and the sprightliests youth is not so graceful as he was att so

r de quoi s'entretenir ; dévore ;-t savent s'occuper de la ;v roulaient;u je m'enfonçai;—* Il avait le front grand;y pendait jusqu'à sa ;-2 taille ;—a teint était ;–6 vermeil c paroles ; - aimables ;_e Apollon ;- consacré ;-8 dieu ;h cette forêt ;i recueil ;_k m'aborda ;-) avec amitié ;-m et nous nous mîmes à discourir ensemble ;-n justesse ; – histoires ; - ne lassaient jamais ;-9 lui faisait connaître les ;— sont ;• la plus enjouée ;- n'a point autant de grâces qu'en avait cet homme dans ;

advanced an age; he was also fond of young menu when they were tractable and had a taste fort virtue.-FENELON.

aussi aimait-il les ;—u gens ;– le goût de la.


THERMOPYLÆY. A civil war desolated Switzerland in the year 1444, when the tie which held thez Helvetic Confederacy together*, seemed ready to be brokena, Zurich saw under her wallsb the troops of seven cantons. At this periodo a hostile army of foreigners from all countries, commanded by Louis the* Dauphin of France, appeared on the frontiers, and besieged Basil. Thus threatened, the Confederates suspended their civil broilsd, and detached i 200 men, who received an* order to drive back the enemy, and enter Basile. They were not ignorant of' the dangers to which they were about to be exposed; but they marched with the same alacrity" as if they were going to victory. “If we cannot break their ranks,” said they, give our souls to God, and our bodies to the enemyk.At break of day', near them village of Prattelen, they met the Count of Donmartin with 8000 horse. Neither the courage of that chief, nor the valour of his officers, could prevent his troops from abandoning the field of battle; they retreatedo, in disorder, upon another corps of ten thousand men.

A new battlep began; the courage of

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Y THERMOPYLES HELVETIQUES ; z et le lien de la ;–a de se rompre ;- remparts ;—c époque;—d querelles intestines ;_e et d'entrer dans Basle ;Ils n'ignoraient point ;-8 ils allaient être ;-—h allégresse ; que s'ils allaient à la ;-k ennemis ;| Au point du jous:

:m près du ;ến ne purent empêcher ;-o se retirèrent ;—p combat;

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the Swiss seemed to increasel with the danger: without waiting for the order of their chiefs, without taking a moment of rest, they attacked the enemy; who, disconcerted by this intrepidity, were brokens wherever they resisted; they crossed the Birs', and only fancied themselves out of danger when they arrivedu in their camp, and were* under the eyex of the Dauphin.--Here would the soldier halt who battlesy for a tyrant; but the Swiss, who fights for his country, his homea, and his laws, thinks that the justice of his cause ensures the eventb. The chiefs of these warriors endeavoured to stop them on the banksd of the river; but they listened to neither order nor advice, and without fearing forty thousand men who awaited their coming on the opposite side, they compelled their officers to place themselvesf at their head, and advanceds towards the bridge of St. Jaques, which was* defended by a batteryh, and eight thousand men. Neither this corps, although continually reinforced by freshk troops, nor the artillery which thundered upon them, and to which they could oppose only their bodies and their lances, compelled them to flight", for they knew not how to fly, or even how to retreat”, except to seek foro a road more easy of* access*, to reachp the enemy.

q s'accroître;- sans attendre les ;-& rompus ;-* par tout où ils ;- ils repassèrent la Birs ; et ne se crurent en sûreté qu'en arrivant;- les yeux ;-y qui se bat;- qui combat ;a ses foyers ;—b est le garant de l'évènement;

- cherchèrent à ;-d sur les bords ;_e qui les attandaient au ;-* de se mettre ; - et marchèrent ;—h batterie de canons ; – toujours ;—k par de fraîches ; ils n'avaient à opposer que ;-m ne purent les faire fuir ;_n car ils ne connaissaient ni la fuite, ni la retraite ; -o si ce n'est pour chercher ;—p pour atteindre.

Continuation. They quitted the bridge, and threw themselves into the Birs, forded it, and covered with wounds, weakened by hunger and fatigue, and drenched withs water, reached the opposite shore, which soon became the scenes of their exploits. . The Dauphin, accustomed to conquer, could hardly creditu what he saw; he caused them to be attacked on all sides, and charged them himself at the head of a column, and, after having seen some* of* his bravest officers fall by his sidey, he succeeded in? dividing the Swiss into two bodies. Five hundred of these heroes carried alla before them, and threw themselves into the hospital of St. Jaques: the rest found themselves inclosed in a little island of the Birs, where the enemyd pierced them from afar with their arrows, and crushed them with stones thrown from the bridge. The artillery was turned against them; still they dearly sold their lives; some drews the arrows from* their wounds*, still reeking with their gorei, and hurled them back to the enemy: others', seizing their battle-axes, contended form the bodies of their slaughtered brethren, took themo upon their shoulders, and carried them in triumph into the* interior* of the island; as thoughP they would not separate, dead or alive. The only man who escaped the carnage was Kilchmatter, their chief; who was founds, two

a la passèrent;- couverts de ;-trempés de ;-t ils atteignirent; le théâtre ;—" pouvait à peine croire ;—* il les fit attaquer ;-y tomber à ses côtés ;z réussit à ;- a renversèrent tout;—6 se trouva ;-c renfermé ;—d les ennemis ;_e de loin de ;

cependant, ils ne cessaient de vendre chèrement;-les uns arrachaient;_h fumantes de ; leur sang ;-* les renvoyaint ; d'autres ;

m disputaient ;- immolés ;— les chargèrent; - comme si ;-9 ils ne voulaient jam tter ;-r échappa au ;-s on le trouva;


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