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Lord Castlereagha.Marquis of Galisbury Earl of Liverpool 4. Maps of Hertford 5,incess Augusta 6Duchess of Gloucester Princess Elizabeth 8. The Queen Earl of Merten

1. The Regent Bride Maids Archbol Canterbury_1 Arch of York 14. Bishop of London.

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Lord Thurlow, and the Ladies of Her Royal Highness's Bedchamber.

On the 11th of February following, in the evening, the Royal Infant was baptized, according to the form of the Church of England, and received the names CHARLOTTE-AUGUSTA, to which we have already alluded, the former being the name of her paternal, and the latter of her maternal grandmother. This ceremony, in which his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury officiated, was performed in the great Drawing-room at St. James's. The sponsors were their Majesties in person, and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Brunswick, represented by Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary.

Congratulatory addresses were presented from all parts of the kingdom; and the Poet Laureat, in his appropriate Ode for the New Year, thus elegantly alluded to this happy event;

Now strike a livelier chord !-this happy day,
Selected from the circling year,

To celebrate a name to Britain dear,
From Britain's sons demands a festive lay.
Mild Sov'reign of our Monarch's soul,
Whose eye's meek radiance can control
The pow'rs of care, and grace a throne
With each calm joy to life domestic known;
Propitious Heav'n has o'er thy head
Blossoms of richer fragrance shed,

Than all th' assiduous Muse can bring,
Cull'd from the honey'd stores of Spring.
For see amid wild Winter's hours,
A Bud its silken folds display,
Sweeter than all the chalic'd flowers

That crown thy own ambrosial May.
O! may thy smiles, blest Infant, prove

Omens of concord and of love.-.

Bid the loud strain of martial triumph raise,

And tune to softer mood the warbling reed of praise!


Separation of the Prince and Princess of Wales.Education of the Princess Charlotte.-Juvenile Anecdotes.-Result of the Delicate Investigation. -Hints towards forming the Character of a young Princess. Further Account of the Education, Habits, &c. of the Princess.-Anecdotes, &c.

NOTWITHSTANDING the general joy which prevailed throughout the country upon the auspicious birth of our late most sincerely lamented Princess, her august parents, who had been unhappily bound together by mere state policy, without any intimacy with, or affection for each other, soon felt, and expressed their mutual dissatisfaction; of which the following letters bear testimony.


Windsor Castle, April 30, 1796.

As Lord Cholmondeley informs me, that you wish I would define in writing the terms upon which we are to live, I shall endeavour to explain myself upon that head with as much clearness, and with as much propriety, as the nature of the subject will admit. Our inclinations are not in our power, nor should either of us be held answerable to the other, because nature has not made us suitable to each other. Tranquil and comfortable society is, however, in our power; let our intercourse, therefore, be restricted to that, and I will distinctly subscribe to the condition which you required through Lady Cholmondeley, that, even in the event of any accident happening to my daughter, which, I trust, Providence in his mercy will avert, I shall not infringe the terms of the restriction, by proposing at any period a connexion of a more particular nature, I shall now finally close this disagreeable correspondence, trusting,

that as we have completely explained ourselves to each other, the rest of our lives will be passed in uninterrupted tranquillity.

I am, Madam,

With great truth, very sincerely yours,



The following is a Translation from the French of the original Answer of the Princess of Wales to the preceding Letter.

"The avowal of your conversation with Lord Cholmondeley neither surprises nor offends me. It merely confirmed what you have tacitly insinuated for this twelvemonth. But after this, it would be a want of delicacy, or rather, an unworthy meanness in me, were I to complain of those conditions which you impose upon yourself.

"I should have returned no answer to your letter, if it had not been conceived in such terms as to make it doubtful whether this arrangement proceeds from you or from me; and you are aware that the credit of it belongs to you alone.

“The letter which you announce to me as the last, obliges me to communicate to the King, as to my Sovereign and my Father, both your avowal and my answer. You will find inclosed, the copy of my letter to the King. I apprise you of it, that I may not incur the slightest reproach of duplicity from you. As I have at this moment no protector but His Majesty, I refer myself solely to him upon this subject; and if my conduct meets his approbation, I shall be, in some degree at least, consoled. I retain every sentiment of gratitude for the situation in which I find myself, as Princess of Wales, enabled by your means to indulge in the free exercise of a virtue dear to my heart,—I mean, charity.

"It will be my duty likewise to act upon another motive,—that of giving an example of patience and resignation under every trial. "Do me the justice to believe that I shall never cease to pray for your happiness, and to be

Your much devoted

May 6, 1796.


* No Copy of this Letter has ever yet appeared.

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