Rotterdam — Its convenient situation for trade — The impoverished state of its commerce. — A singular preference given to cloth of English manufacture. — Amicable system of privateering. — Corsairs belonging to British subjects which sailed under the French flag. — Abuses corrected by Bonaparte. — The streets of Rotterdam. — Architectural taste of the Dutch. — Statue of Erasmus. — Consternation with which the progress of the French armies are viewed at Rotterdam. — Flight of the English servants. — Arrival of the French. — The municipality. — Anecdotes of marigolds and oranges. — The concert. — The theatre. — Religion. — Public charities.