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resolved to stand my ground; and so • James Moura, porter to the said far tror having any mind to fly, • lady, have been duly attain, d and I would have followed you though convicted of having plotted, mediyou had been all alone. Then the "tated, and concerted together, the begged him to seal up her house, for ' affalination of the said Sieur Tithe security of her effects; and turn. . quer, and for that effect, furnished ing to her son, a boy of about eight • Augustus Cartelain, a servant to or nine years old, who was greatly af- strangers, with sums of money at frighted, cheared him up, by giving different times; the faid Carlier is þi:u money to divert him, and look ! hereby condemned to have her head ing upon him with her vsual air of chopped off, upoa a scaffold to be cheerfulness and serenity. This done, • erected for the purpose in the Place she took leave of Madam de Senonville, • de Grave; and the said Moura to be and stepped into the coach with the hanged and strangled upon a galJudge. As she passed into the little lows, &c. Their goods, all, and market-place, the observed a lady of ! every one, to be confiscated to the her acquaintance, and courteously fa- ¢ king, or to whom the right shall beluted her. Amidst the Archers who long; and in case the copfication guarded her, she preserved the same does not place, the sum of one mien and air which she used to have ! hundred thousand livres to be ape in the ordinary affairs of life ; so that propriared out of the said effects to the looked more like one going ypon the king's use; and one hundred a party of pleasure than to a prison. thousanu livres to be given, by way However, as the approached the Pe- ! of civil : eparations aod damages, to tit Charęlet, where he was to be con- • the said Sieur Tiquet, whereof he fined, the changed colour; but in a "fhall have the use during his natu. moment after, the recovered all the “ral life, and eversion (hall belong xo command of herself she had before. ! the two children of the marriage. From thence she was brought before · And before the execution, ibe said the Grand Chatelet, or Provost's ^ Carlier and Moura hall be put 10 Court, where Augustus Cattelain came • the torture crdinary and extraordiof himself, moyed by the inligation “Dary, for discovery of the accomof his conscience, to declare, in the plices. Given the 17th of June face of justice, that three years before, " 1699. the had given him money to assalinate Auguftus Catielain was afterward her husband, and that the porter was condenined to the galleys for life. in the plot. Both he and Cattelain As for the other persons accufede were arrested. There was not suflin some of them were referred to a more cient evidence to convict Madam Ti- apiple information, and the reft dil, quet of the last afsaflination ; but m.fed. there was enough to prove her guilty M. Tiquet, being cured of his of contriving the first, and to condemn wounds, went to Versailles, accor.pa. her to capital punishment, according pied with bis two children, and threw to the laws of the land. Upon this bimlelf at the king's feet; · Sire, says foundation, the Juds es condemned “he io bim, I implore your clemency this unfortunate wreich, on the third 5 towards Madam Tiquet; be not or June 1699, to be beheaded, and, more levere thạo God himself, who the porter to be hanged.
! is disposed to pardon her. Is the The court confirmed the sentence, 'cffence done to your justice greater which in substance was as follows: "Than to me? I, her husband, forgive
Whereas Dame Angelica Carli. • her, my children lift up to you es, poule to the Sieur Tiquet, and their pure and innocent hands in be
behalf of their mother. The crime to see her, aad endeatoured to inspire
is expiated by the qualms and hor. her with sentiments of religion the • rors that the unfortunate lady, as a most suitable to the state she was in. • victim ready to be sacrificed to But she resisted all these impressions,
justice, has already felt. In pu- and seemed to be hardened against nishing guilt let not innoceace be every sentiment of a sincere peni
punished.' The king was inflexible. tent. Then M. Tiquet confined himself to When she was before the Lieu.. alk his wife's confiscated fortune, tenant-Criminal, the seatence was which he obtained, and thereby de read to her ; during which time the stroyed the whole merit of his inter- was narrowly observed, to see what ceshon, because he preferred his last impresion such a terrible judgment petition in the same breath with the would make upon her. She heard it firit.
without once moving an eye-brow, or Madam Tiquet's brother, who was changing colour. The judge then a caprain in the guards, as well as addresling her, said: 'Madam, you the Sieur de Mongeorge, did all I have been hearing a sentence which that lay in their power to procure • puts you into a' itate very different her pardon; the former employed from what you have been in ; you people of the first rank'to solicit for " was in an honourable station ; the his lifter; and the king would have pleasures to which you have abanyielded to their entreaties, but the • doned yourself, made life very Archbishop of Paris, M. de Noailles, charming to you and agreeable. who was afterwards Cardinal, repre. "Lo! you are now in the bosom of sented to him; that.the security of " ignominy, and on the brink of fuf
husbaod's lives depended upon the • fering extreme punishment ; what a punishment of this offender; for • vast difference, then, is between that the pardoning of her, would ' those days of mirth and jollity, and embolden others to commit a crime, this cruel, this doleful day of hor
which was already but too com- 'ror you now see! You will need, 'mon, the Grand Penitentiary having • Madam, to summon all your refo• his ears beaten over and over with "lution to swallow down this bitter,
confessions of women, who accused but salutary cup, and to be able to
themselves of having attempred the say, with the royal prophet, I will • lives of their husbands.' This re- ' take this cup of fulvation. You monstrance determined the king to " ought to throw yourself upon the fuffer justice to take its course on so ' mercy of God, calling upon him, notorious an example.
' who alone can enable you to bear The aliars set up in the streets for the weight of your cross, and min. the solemnity of the Corpus Chrifti 'gle sweets with the baleful ingres proceffio., on the eve of which festival dients of your cup. If io, you Madame Tiquet had been condemned, may be reconciled to the thoughts occalioned the execution ro be deter. • of that death you are condemned red till Friday. She was conducted to suffer, fince you may consider it on that day to the torture-room, ' only as a passage that leads into a While she was going thither, the ak- • beiter life.” ed if her cause was not yet derermin- Madame Tiquet answered the ed. They answered, it would be de- judge, that mortifying circumstances termined very soon; for they had made her perceive the difference be. not hitherto given notice of the fen- tween those happy days she had pasicoce. The Sieur de la Chetardie, fed, and the present. "I am, says the Curate of S. Sulpitius, had come 'The to bim, before you in the posA a 2
* ture of a fupplicant; you, Sir, may for their curiosity. She was dreffed • well remember the time, when I in white, which colour heightened • made quite another figure in your the luftre of her beauty. She was • presence ;' (alluding to his having drawo in a cart, accompanied with been one of her admiters.) . For the porter, and their two confeffors. 6 what remains, continued the, I am When she saw that prodigious multi
not much dismayed at my suffering; tude of people, all whose eyes were • the day that terminates my life, fixed upon her, as if they would bave • will terminate my misfortunes ; penetrated into the inmost receffes of
without daring death' I will fupher soul, the figured to herself the rport' it with firmness of mind. I most terrible idea of her ignominy, • answered at the bar, without giving and was ready to fiók under the • myself any trouble; I have heard thought of being thus set up for a 'my sentence without shrinking ; I spectacle of horror and reproach to
will still endeavour to be con- all the world. Then her confeffor • fiftent with myself upon the scaf. said to her, "Madam, turn your
fold, and to my last expiring thoughts on heaven, where you groan.'
• hope to find admittance; drink The Lieutenant-Criminal, advised this cup with the fame courage as her to acknowledge ber crime, which • Jesus Chrift drank his, who was as
The had hitherto denied; and to re- ' innocent as you are criminal. So veal her accomplices, that she might great a model, and so glorious a reavoid the punishment of the rack. 6 ward of refignation to the will of She declared at first, that the "God, should enable you to support would make no confession ; but when all this load of ignominy ; let the she had the first pot of water given ' objects which are visible to the eye her, she reflected that her obftinaey ' of faith, hide from you those which would be of no avail to her ; where you fee with your bodily eyes. Conupon The confefled all. She was alk.' ¢fider these temporary sufferings as a ed whether the Sieur de Mongeorge ! resource which God had preserved had any participation in her crime. 6 in the treasures of his Providence, She answered with fome warmth, 'to save you from eternal death. • Ah! I took care not to let him in- • Admire the riches of his goodness to the secret, elle I had loft his ef- • through the severity of his justice; teem for ever."
andacknowledge him molt merciful, Then the Curate of S. Suljitius even in this bis fatherly correction.' approached, and put her in a difpo. These words, pronounced with ge sition for meeting death. After he masterly tone, recalled her former had answered some fçruples which courage ; The listed up'her bood, fhe proposed to him, the prayed him which she had let down to cover very earnestly to' alk pardon for her her face, and viewed the fpectators of her husband, and to assure him, with a modest eye, but firm and ree that the died with the return of that folute. . tender affection which he had for She entered into a very moving him at the beginning of their maro' conversation with her porter, who riage.
asked her pardon for 'having contri There never was perhaps a great buted to her death, by acknowledg. ter confluence of people, than what ing his crime. She answered, That crouded all the streets through which his asking pardon was preposterous, Madame Tiquet was to pass to the fiöce it was she was guilty towards place of execution. Several persons, him, by engaging him in so horrida who were stilled to death, paid dear crime, and consequently procuring him
fo fad a recompense of his services. death. The executioner was in Sucha They exhorted each other to die like disorder, that he missed his aitan Christians, with an eloquence that thrice; and her head was no sooner Aowed from the heart, and that was severed from her body, than an uninot the less strong in the porter, for verfàl shriek was raised on all sides. being the production of pure nature, Thus died Madame Tiquet, mut without the help of education, like a Christian heroine than a no
There were round the place of torious criminal; according to the execution several scaffolds, ranged ia teftimony ber Confesor gives of here the form of an amphitheatre. The Her head was suffercd to lie for whole court and city were convened fome time upon the scaffold, that to this mournful spectacle ; the win- this affecting spectacle might frike dows, the balconies, the battlements a deeper impression into the minds and tops of houses, all were extreme- of all, especially of the married woly crouded.
men witnessing the execution, who When she arrived at the place, might pollably be tempted to commit there fell such a deluge of rain, that the same horrid crime. It was turke they were obliged to put a stop to ed towards the Town-honfe; and a the execution till the ftorm was o- lady who has given a relation of verblown. All the while she had this tragical death, whereof lae was before her eyes the implements of her an eye-witness, says, there acril execution, and a mourning coach, in was any thing finer than this beady which her horses were yoked, wait- and that she was dazzled with its ing to receive her body; yet all, beauty. these horrid images of death did not . Though this illuftrious criminal ftagger her refolution. She saw the was then forty-two years old, the porter executed before her, and bite had preserved all the luftre of her terly lamented his destiny, without beauty; and as she died in bor appearing to make any reflection full strength and vigour, death, in earthly upon her own. When she those first moments, seemed to have was going to mount the scaffold, the extinguished none of the charms of teached forth her hand to the execu, her face. cioner, that he might lend her his af- During the time of the execution, bistance; first putting it to her mouth; the Sieur de Mongeorge was at Verand accompanying it with a civil in. failles, walking in a penfive mood a. clination of the head. which shewed long the park. The King told him that she was very far from having any in the evening, he was overjoyed to abhorrence towards him.
hear that Madame Tiquet had juftiWhen Nie was upon the scaffold fied him; in public, and assured hina the killed the block, and a&ted with that he never fufpected him. The as much presence of mind as if the Sieur thanked his Majesty, and bega had been a player trained to act that ged a licence for eight months to part in a tragedy: she adjusted her Travel out of the kingdom, to be at a hair, her head-dress, and in a mo- distance from all objects that might ment put herself in the most proper recal his.griefs attitude for receiving the stroke of
Oration delivered by Edward Livingston, Eja; to the German Society at
New York. · Mr President, and Gentlemen of the German Society :" W HILE I offer you my warmest produce, never to disgrace the mei
W acknowledgments for this re- mory of your ancestors, and show peated proof of your favour and ef- the world that virtue is inherent in teem, permit me to add, that al- the German race. though a distinction so honourable From the earliest agés, a love of merits my gratitude and thanks, it independence, and an ardent zeal in would yet never have met my accep- its defence, have been the great cha. tance, did I not feel an obligation to racteristics of your country; and to sacrifice my own apprehensions to have preserved its freedom from the your wishes, and by prompt obedi. all-grasping power of Rome, is its ence atone for former neglect. peculiar boast. When her victorious
However inadequate then I may Eagles spread their wings in triumphing be to the task-however conscious over the fields of Gaul, and soared of that inability, I will yet obey your disdainful from the Ocean to the commands ; and shall proceed with Rhine; when even diftant Britain less reluctance in the duly assigned beot beneath her yoke, then Germame, as its performance requires no ny alone was free. She dared opfacrifice of truth to the servility of pose the victors of the world; and panegyric. In drawing the charac- the candid apoals of Tacitus have ter of your ancestors, gentlemen, I preserved the fad confeffion of his can ascribe to it all the attributes of country, « That neither from the war, without falsehood; without a- Samnites nor the Carthaginians, nor dulation I can adoro it with all the from both the Spains, nor from all gentler symbols of peace.
the nations of Gaul, had the received Lei us then view the Germans in such frequent check and alarms, oor their native forests, and pursue them even from the Parthians; for that in their progress to refinement-Let more powerful was the liberty of the us trace the dazzling course of their Germans, than the potent monarchs victorious arms--Let us follow the of the East," and five Roman armies more diffusive light of their progrel- lost, five consuls Alain, confirm the five science. Nor will the pursuit juft complaint, and raise the glory of be useless or unentertaining ; it will the German name.' amuse, by raising scenes on which the This conflict with the mistress of mind must dwell with high delight; the world, forms one of the moft in. scenes of patriotism, magnanimity, teresting pictures in bistory. With and virtue, embellished with views what disdain do they reje&t every of religious reformation, useful diso offer of submiffon? how bravely do covery, and the elegant attainments they rehit the arms? how nobly of genius and fancy; rendered pe- fcorn the arts of Rome? Once, iaculiarly interesting to you from that deed, her arms prevailed ; a part of patural propensity which transfers to Germany received the yoke ; the lethe individual the glory of his coun- gionary camp was seen beyond the try. It will improve by the general Rhine, and freedom trembled for her force of example; from the generous last retreat. Arminius, then the faemulation it will excite to equal the viour of his country, rose; he led noble deeds of your countrymen; your warlike ancestors against the inand from the firm resolve it must faders of his native laod. The cloud