Beeatital it was, also, when the Queen of Bavaria arrived at Dusseldorf in a steamer, to see and hear Mendelssohn, and Mendelssohn,

with two friends, was bathing in the Rhine, close to the landing-place—without Schwimmhosen. Ghost of Lord Haddo, imagine the scene ! " But we had a splendid view of the whole of the proceedings ; saw how Count 5— introduced the whole of the parsons, as well as the generals, to her Majesty ; and saw bow the senatus populusque Ditoseldotfiensis lined the shore, and the musicians behind." Impossible to imagine any- thing cooler.