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Characterised1 hi. tre.1v treat minrj, His Dolllical tetgiV - "nation haa been alluded to in term, of reproach ; but consider! ng the opportunitiea which he bad, and the an on ion wnicn ne ancweo ior acvnuuc tame, Dy toe im mensity ol hi. uoora. we must almost say tnat his pride was entirely concentrated to the latter. Among other public situation, which the baron filled, we find him a roemner oi tne council ol public instruction, e counsellor of state, a minister of foreign worship, a censor ol public writings, and after the revolution of 1830 a peer of France. Hi. great work on Fishes, which haa always beea a favorite undertaking wilh him. and which bas proceeded a far as Ibe aixth volume, will no doubt be terminated by hi coadjutor. M. Valenciennes. He was bora at Montheliard, in 1769 ; and ia said to have died ot a paralytic affection of the cssenhagus. His body waa examined by several of the moat eminent patlMilogiau of Ihe present day , and hia brain is said to have presented a mass ol extraordinary volume weighing 4 lb. I9r oz. PbrenologiaU will treasure up the evidences of his great intellectual capabilities ; and an admiring posterity must ever appreciate the splendid achievemenu which be his effected in science, and the means of improvement which ho has thus left lo future generations.