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AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

A Collection

OF THE

MOST INSTRUCTIVE AND AMUSING

LIVES

EVER PUBLISHED,

WRITTEN BY THE PARTIES THEMSELVES.

WITH BRIEF INTRODUCTIONS, AND COMPENDIOUS
SEQUELS CARRYING ON THE NARRATIVE TO THE

DEATH OF EACH WRITER.

VOLUME XXI.

MARGRAVINE OF BAREITH.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR HUNT AND CLARKE,

YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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LONDON:
C. H. REYNELL, PRINTER, BROAD STREET, GOLDEN SQUARE.

MEMOIRS

OF

FREDERICA SOPHIA WILHELMINA,

PRINCESS ROYAL OF PRUSSIA,

MARGRAVINE OF BAREITH,

SISTER OF FREDERIC THE GREAT.

WRITTEN BY HERSELF.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH..

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON, 1828 :
PRINTED FOR HUNT AND CLARKE,

YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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MARGRAVINE OF BAREITH.

The year 1732 introduced a new epoch. I had for some time past suffered much indisposition, the cause of which I attributed to the continual agitation of a mind oppressed by adversities. I wished to attend to my devotions, and went to church, but fainted during the service and remained insensible for some hours. On my recovery, I found myself in bed surrounded by a crowd of persons who had run to my assistance, and among the rest, the queen. The physician decided that I was breeding, on which subject the company amused themselves greatly ; but I paid no attention to anything that they said to me, I suffered too much; I had several faintings during that day, which prevented my rising. The queen sent me word the next morning that she would pay me a visit in the evening to celebrate Twelfth Night. It was but a sad festival, and all present seemed to have fears for my life. Tears were in every eye; I took a tender fare. well of the margrave Philip. My marriage had not altered our friendship, and I felt sensibly affected in separating from those I loved.

The next day, the 7th of January, we removed to Potsdam. The king received me with open arms. The hope of seeing himself shortly a grandfather gave him inconceivable pleasure ; he loaded me with at

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