Victor Hugo Attempts to Speak at the National Assembly
VICTOR HCGO PEAKS. A momentary tumult of an extraordinary character gave rise to a new scene. The grand poet tried to crush M. Conn by bis eagle eye, and to quell tbe storm by tbe grandeur of bis presence. presence. If. Victob Hdoo mounted the tribune, but M. Conti did not out upon tbe floor ; H. Hugo turned to tbe crowd in all bis majesty, but there was not a sound the less; M. Vicroa Huoo raised his voice in speech, but the Jeers and inaulta inaulta continued, and, like a schoolboy who has 'forgotten bis piece, the great poet descended, leaving M. Conti as calm as ever, and as determined determined to be beard out. The running fire of Insults Insults and bowls which punctuated M. Conti's sentences were inexpressibly ludicrous.