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ted to the courtesy of its proprietors, much to its waters, and much to the fact that it is secure from invasion. The ravages of war have diminished both the number of its visitors and the gaiety of the season; yet night after night soft and gentle spirits; mingling in the gay and brilliant throng, give themselves up to revelry and song; and I could but see, as they whirled in the mazes of the dizzy dance, that proud and manly hearts were touched, and golden arrows shot from the bows of Cupid just as they were wont to do in times of piping peace. To particularize — to individualize — might to some seem invidious; but in this world of ours, so full of sadness and sorrow, God made alike, for wise and useful purposes, inscrutable to man, the nobleman and the peasant, dealing here and there with a sparing hand the inimitable graces of a munificent Providence. When nature clothes herself in beauty, who ceases to admire, who ceases to praise? When the petals of the violet and th