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Death of the King of Belgium. The last returns from Europe announce the death of a man whose name had been longer before the world than that of any public man whom he has left behind. Leopold, King of Belgium, died in Brussels on the 9th day of December. When we saw the announcement, our mind seemed to be carried back half a century, to the days of Napoleon I. and George III., of Francis Alexander and Frederick William III., of Wellington and Metternich, Canning and Castlereagh, the Conference of Erfurth, and the invasion of Spain, the invasion of Russia, and the invasion of France, the downfall of Napoleon and the Treaty of Vienna, the formation of the Holy Alliance, and the visit of the Sovereigns to England. All these mighty events he witnessed; in all of them he was deeply interested, and of all the actors who played their part in the stupendous drama, he was the last. Prince Leopold, of Saxe-Cobourg, was born in the hereditary dominions of his father some where about
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