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[328] The figures much amazed the natives. The denouement of Mr. Leland's classic ballad was wanting. No

Gompany fited mit daple lecks
Till de coonshtable made em shtop;

yet we may quote further from that high source:--
Hans Breitmann gife a barty,
Where ish that barty now?

All goned afay mit der lager pier,
Afay in der Ewigkeit!

The Journal gives pleasant glimpses of the Santo Domingo days.

M. Marne, a Frenchman ninety-seven years old, paid us a visit. Had been secretary of Joseph Buonaparte in Madrid-praised him much. Talked very copiously and not ill. Enjoys full mental and physical activity. Lives at a small village in sight of our windows, but on the other side of the river. Talked much of the Roi Cristophe.”

The mention of this old gentleman recalls her visit to a Dominican padre, himself in extreme age, who told her that he had known a negress who lived to the age of one hundred and forty-three; he had confessed and buried her. “She had her teeth and her hair still.”

Not to market to-day, but breakfast early — then all hands to the cathedral to see the high mass performed — to-day in honor of the independence of the island....

Baeza face, cunning, pretty strong, enjouh, as if he must be, or seem, a bon enfant.... The noise at the

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