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The Family Anecdoies will be concluded in our next: we hope the ingenious writer, to whom we return oui grateful acknowledgments, will soon resume ner pen, and favour us with other communications.
Elegiac Sianzas, arid other contributions of W. M. T., in our next.
Mr I will observe that we do not insert deaths or marriages unless they are properly authenticated.
The Fluke of Snow is only a verse of a well-known very old the alteration of a word or two,
The Parody on Thomson's Celadon and Amelia is inadmissible in our Miscellany: the author's sense of decorum and decency, if he has any, must surely have told him this.
Daphnis on Kisses is under consideration
The Lines to Miss R. H. the author of The Man to my Mind, had been overlooked ; they shall certainly appear in our next, as shall also the Lines addressed to a Young Lady on a dear Friend's going to Sea.
We will endeavour to comply with Dorothée's request respecting the pattern.
*** We have this month presented our Readers with four additional pages, containing a full and authentic account of the låte calamitous acci. dent in the Old Bailey.
LADY'S MAGAZINE, .
For FEBRUARY, 1807.
BIOGRAPHICAL Sketch of her Royal Highness the Princess of WALES
(With a Portrait of her Royal Highness, elegantly engraved.) CAROLINE AMELIA ELIZA- sons and three daughters. The BETH, the amiable consort of his princess of Wales is the second of royal highness GeoRGE PRINCE OF these daughters. Her eldest sister, Wales, is the second daughter of Charlotte Georgiana Augusta, who the late duke of Brunswick, who was born the third of December, died on the tenth of November last, 1764, was married on the eleventh in consequence of the dreadful wound of October, 1780, to Frederick he had umortunately received at the William, son of the duke of Wur. battle of Jena, on the fourteenth temberg Stutgard. and died in 1791. of October preceding. Her royal His highness afterwards married, on highness was born on the seven the eighteenth of May, 1797, Charteenth of May,'1768, and married to lotte Augusta Matilda, princess royal the prince of Wales on the eighth of of England. April, 1795, by whom she has issue It is not for us minutely to apprethe princess Charlotte Carolina Au- ciate the character of the princess of gusta, born January the seventh, Wales, or to pretend to give an ac1796.
count of the origin of those differHer highness before her marriage ences which appear to have so long was closely allied to the royal family subsisted between her royal highness of England, being the cousin of her and her illustrious consort, of the illustrious consort, Frederick Lewis, real causes of which we can, in fact, tbe late prince of Wales, and father know so little. Still less do we mean of his present majesty, who was born to enter into any discussion relative January the twentieth, 1707, and died to a certain intestigation, as it has March the twentieth, 1791, during been called, of a truly delicate nathe life-time of his father king ture, concerning which rumour has George II., married, on the twenty- 90 long been employed in circulating seventh of April, 1736, Augusta, the what are, there can be little doubt, daughter of Frederick II. duke of the grossest falsehoods and most Saxe Gotha. His eldest daughter pitiable absurdities. It is sufficient Augusta, who was born July the to say, that her royal highness, in thirty-first, 1737, was married on the retirement in which she lives at the seventeenth of January, 1764, to Blackheath, has, by her affability, the late duke of Brunswick Wolfens condescension, and the whole of her buttle, by whom she had issue three conduct, uniformly acquired the most
ardent attachment and affection, and and admiration of professed archl. the most profound respect, from all tects. who have had the honour to have . After my royal guide had shewn the slightest intercourse with her.
me her favourite spot-a small and A German traveller, Joachim extremely simple seat, oversindowed Henry Campe, who was in Eng- by two or three honey-suckles, the land in 1803, has inserted in his ac branches of which are cut in such a oount of his travels some anecdotes manner that one of the finest proof the princess of Wales, which we spects which this place commands shall here extract, as they appear to opens to the view as through a winbe an honest and unbiassed testi dow she invited me to survey. the mony in favour of her extensive be- most important part of her grounds. neficence, and the good and amiable I manifested some surprise, conceive qualities of her mind and heart. ing that I had seen every thing. The
When I was at the residence of amiable princess smiled, and conthe princess of Wales at Blackducted me to a .considerable tract heath,' says this traveller, she had covered with vegetables, composing the condescension to conduct me to the farther and largest part of this a garden, at some distance which she garden.' “ This,” said she," is my had laid out principally herself, and principal concern. Here I endeawhịch she superintends entirely her vour to acquire the honourable name self, not suffering any person to do of a farmer, and that, you see, not any thing in it but under her imme- merely in jest. The vegetables diate direction. I admired the beau- which I raise here, in considerable tiful order and the careful cultiva- quantity, are carried to town and tion of even the most insignificant sold, and the produce amounts an. spot ; the judicious combination of mually to a handsome sum.” the useful with the agreeable, which . You will probably guess to what appeared so delightful wherever I purpose this handsome sum is apcast my eyes. I was charmed with plied. Or shall I let you a little the neat borders of flowers between more into the secret of the active which we passed, and which I was and benevolent life which the future much pleased to find so small; be queen of the first and most powerful cause, as the princess remarked, too nation in the world leads here in a much room ought not to be taken simple country-house, which is, in from the useful vegetables, merely fact, not so large as that of a petty for the purpose of pleasing the eye. German baron. Well, then, be it I was transported with the elegance, 80; I will even run the risk of taste, and convenience displayed in incurring her displeasure, in case she the pavilion, in which the dignified should ever be informed of my owner, who furnished the plan and treachery. My heart is too full to
no maids of honour, &c. because she manner, just as the children of counhas no occasion for them here; but try people are in general dressed. she is occasionally visited by two They seemed perfectly ignorant of female friends, who are not so merely the high rank of ineir foster-mother, in name—the very intelligent and or rather not to comprehend it. The worthy Mrs. Fitzgerald, and her sight of a stranger somewhat abashed amiable daughter. Her whole long them; but their bashfulness soon forenoon, that is from sixio the morn wore off, and they appeared to be ing till seven in the evening, is de- perfectly at home. Their dignificd voted to business, to reading and benefactress conversed with them in writing, to the cultivation of dif- a lively, jocose, and truly maternal ferent arts, as music, painting, em
She called to her first one, broidery, modelling in clay, garden- and then another, and among the ing, and to-education.
rest a little boy, five or six years old, My last word, perhaps, is to you who had a sore upon his face. Many a kind of enigma, because it is so a parent of too delicate nerves would unusual to see persons of princely not have been able to look at her rank occupy themselves with an own child in this state without an employment which cannot have any unpleasant sensation : not
so the charms for persons who have a taste royal mother of these orphans. She only for the pleasures and amuse called the boy to her, gave him a ments of a court. But you will be biscuit, looked at his face, to see still more surprised when I add, whether it got any better, and mathat it is not the young and pro. nifested no repugnance when the mising princess her daughter whom grateful infant pressed her hand to she educates, but eight or nine poor his bosom. orphan children, to whom she has • What this wise royal in'structress the condescension to supply the place said to me on this occasion is too of a mother. Hér own is the child deeply impressed upon my memory of the state, and, according to the to be erased. “ People find fault constitution of the country, must with me,” said she; for not doing not, alas! be educated by herself. more for these children after I have These poor children are boarded by once taken them under my care; I her with honest people in the neigh- ought, in their opinion, to provide bourhood ; she herself not only di- them with more elegant and costly rects every thing relative to their clothes, to kcep masters of every education and instruction, but sends king for them, that they may make every day to converse with them, a figure as persons of refined educaand thus contribute towards the for- tion. However, I only langh at their mation of their infant minds. Never censure, for I know what I am doing. while I live shall I forget the charm. It is not my intention to raise these ing, the affecting scene, which I had children into a rank super or to that the happiness of witnessing when in which they are placed; in that the princess was pleased to introduce fank I mean them to remain, and to to me her little toster-children. We become useful, virtuous, and happy were sitting at table; the princess members of society. The boys are and her friends were at lireakfast; destined to become expert'seamen, but I, in the German fashion, was and the girls skilful, sensible, industaking my dinner. The childreu trious housewives--nothing inore. I appeared clothed in the cleanest, but have them instructed in allihat is really at the same time in the simplest, serviceable for either of these desti
nations; but every thing else is to- however, she denies herself and her tally excluded from the plan of edu- . daughter the more frequent repetia cation which I have laid down for tion of a pleasure of which both of them. Those who are acquainted them are every day ardently desirous. with the splendour of the higher “ If,” said she, “ I were to have the classes, and have reflected upon it, child wiih me every ciay, I should will beware of snarching children be obliged sometimes to speak to her from the more happy condition of in a tone of displeasure, and even of inferior rank, for the purpose of severity. She would then have less raising them into the former, in de- affection for me, and what I said to spite of Providence and natural de- her would make less impression upon stination."
her heart. As it is, we remain Such is the wise and benevolent in some mesure new to each other; manner in which this admirable at each ot her visits I have occasion princess, in the Hower of her age, to shew her love and tenderness, and passes one day after another. To- the consequence is, that the child is wards evening, a very small company, attached io me with all her soul, of not more than three or four per- and not a word I say to her fails sons, assembles at her house to dine of producing the desired effect.” with her; and, fortunately, ceremony I was myself an eye-witness of does not oblige her to pay regard in the truth of this. Such tender ather selection to any other recommen tachment and such fervent love as dation than merit. It is only on this child, only seven years old, ma. court-days, when the royal family nifests to her royal mother, is asassemble, that she goes to town, or suredly seldom seen in persons of to Windsor, to complete the digni- that rank. Her eyes are incessantly fied circle of which she is such a fixed on the beauteous countenance distinguished ornament. To the of her tender mother; and what theatres, and other places of amuse- eyes! Never, in a child of her age, ment of the fashionable world, her have I beheld eyes so expressive, so royal highness is a stranger. Since soft, so penetrating. The first time she came to England she has only she cast ihem on me, she seemed as been twice to the play, and that was though she would penetrate my soul. soon after her arrival. This, which The most experienced observer of of itself is an extraordinary circum- mankind cannot scrutinise more sestance, will be considered a great verely a person of whom he wishes sacrifice by those who know the un to form a speedy judgment. For the common love and respect which is rest, neither her dress nor her behacherished by people of all ranks for viour afford the least room to suspect their future queen, and consequently, her high destination. The former need not be told, that she renounces is so simple, and the latter so natural