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perial family, lost, in the course of last year, four of frankly confess I could have wished it to have been
"In the family of the Bonapartes, three died besides and thus approached me, accompanied by Lord Ger-
* The births were 13 in number, including eight | Miss Pardoe's Louis XIV.
The number of marriages was four, viz., that of the beheaded three of his kindred, he was assassinated
.We went forward a to his only daughter, Mary Stuart (better known as
by saying he could not speak our language. I own throne, he lived a life of licentions
, stimony of their "The sovereign who, of all the rest, bas reigned
public orator the longest period, is the Prince of Schaumburg the completion Lippe, who is in the 61st year of his reign, ineluding
with renewed the years of his minority. Of the others, three have ag on his strong reigned upwards of 40 years
, including the period of unbroken stady, their minority; these are, the Princes & Lippeof threescore Detmold and Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
, and the ting this under. Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Two have reigned ma scale of six between 30 and 40 years, six between 20 and 30, lindness in the 22 between 10 and 20, and 15 (including the elector ad to the opera- of Hesse and the Duke of Parma, who only
relief from a assumed the reins of Government in 1847), hare Eorical author. not yet reigned 10 years. 4, with the aid "Six sovereigns are unmarried, or have never has eloquently been married. These are, independently of the the world some Pope, the Grand Duke of Mecklenburgb-Schwerib, iterary history, the Duke of Brunswick and the Princes of Renss. Literature." It Schleitz, Reuss-Lobenstein-Eberdorff, and Waldeck progress of this
"Six are widowers, viz., the King of Hanover, of our history the Grand Dukes of Darmstardt and Oldenburgh, rength-the life the Duke of Nassau, and the Princes of Hohenly understood, zollern-Sigmaringen, and Hohenzollern-Hechingen e of Pope, his * One sovereign lives in a state of polygamy;
another (the Elector of Hesse) married according to ce at his coun. the morganatic mode, or with the left hand , 36 hare kinghamshire. espoused princesses of reigning houses; and amongst ferred to, and them one has married a third time, and eight a Eitted to notice, second time. buth, of several
4 The oldest of the wives of these 36 sovereigos blished anony-|(amongst whom there are three female crowned tion. Among heads) is the Queen of France, who is 65 years and Mejnoun and 8 months old; and the youngest is the Duchess of our literature, Modena, who is 24 years and 9 months old. The uce to propriety longest married is the Grand Duchess of Weimar, mce of "Flim who has been a wife 43 years and 5 months. Of
written in all 44 sovereigns, married or widowers, 19 have no mns and Corre-issue, or only by morganatic marriages
. Of the leve, with au- other 32, those who have the largest number of Hied a widow- children, after the Sultan, are the Prince of Lichtenhad been unit- stein, who has nine; the King of Bavaria and the ring of 1847. Prince of Lippe, each of whom has eight; the mns, the eldest Queen of Portugal and the Grand Duke of Baden, ghamshire.- each of whom has seven.
"The Dukes of Saxe Altenburg having only
daughters, it follows that only 31 sovereigns possess EREIGNS. presumptive heirs qualified to succeed them; and
Leipsic, pub amongst these the king of the French, has as his -the following successor, a grandson;
the Emperor of Brazil
, a mgical details daughter; and all the rest, sons. ope
"Fourteen sovereigns have only collateral relareigning prin- tives as their successors; 10 have brothers; the two owing to Queen of Spain, her sister; and the Elector of hen, in which Hesse, a cousin. mabdication of "Five sovereigns are without any certain succes con of his son, sors in their line, viz, (besides the Pope), the Duke Tuscany-an of Brunswick (whose brother has been declared inTabout, inde capable of reigning), the Duke of Anhalt-Beraburg
death of the and the Princes of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and
of January, Reuss Lobenstein-Ebersdorff. n Europe, or "Amongst the 45 princes who are either hereditary .
or presumptive heirs (of whom the Prince d' Elec are only two toral Hesse, 60 years of age, is the oldest and the the venerable Imperial Princess of Brazil, only 1 year and 5 e Princes of months
old, is the youngest), 23 are married to prinage, and the cesses of equal birth; but one of them, dhe Crown urs and four Prince of Denmark, has already ben divorced a
second time: 18 of these princes hare children, en 60 and 70 amongst them the Prince John of Sarony, who has mine belween eight, is the possessor of the largest number , and seven * The following changes nuk place in 1817 wo still under amongst the members of the sovereign families: who is nearly
The number of deaths was 14, including, as in he Prince of 1846, three reigning princes, vix, the Elector of
Hesse, the Duke of Anhalı-Kothen, and the Duchess
that, from that moment, I resolved not to conclude apoplexy. James II., his hou
Swiss Love of Titles. The number of opulent | Lord Rosse stepped forward, and said he thought he families whose sons are eager to become officers could make it work. No sooner said than done. causes an overwhelming superfluity of colonels, He put his hand to the work, discovered by an inmajors, and captains. I have already described how stani's look where the machinery was out of order, we meet presidents at every turn in Switzerland; and made a few turns, put all to rights, and then who have, however, according to our notions, no- the machine, to the admiration of the company, thing president-like about them. In the same way worked beautitully. Lord Oxmantown (for that was communal-councillors, circuit-councillors, and men then his only title) was dressed rather roughly, and of the strangest, most varied and high-sounding de- not in drawing room habiliments, so that he might nominations, abound in every corner. Even these, be mistaken for what he was not-a poor mechanic. however, seem not to be considered enough; for all He had already, however, proved himself to be a who have at any time of their lives filled official first rate one. "Led by his rather rude appearance stations continue to bear about with them their for- to suppose that he was a workman who would be mer title, prefixing, however, an ex. Hence the glad of a job, a gentleman accosted him, and sayenormous number of ex-state-councillors, ex-burgo-ing he was in want of a man of talent like him, masters, ex-commune-presidents, and ex.communal- offered to employ him at a liberal salary. Lord councillors, &c.; though the rage for titles is as se- Rosse of course politely declined the offer, which, verely satirized in Switzerland as similar follies however, was perhaps as honorable to him who among ourselves. It remains, however, unabated, made it, as to him to whom it was made especially among the ladies, who appear resolutely determined that their husbands should be betitled, AN AUTHOR IN DIFFICULTIES.-In a series of somehow or other. I heard in Zurich of a “Mrs. papers, entitled the Autobiography of a Working Vice-Inspector of Fire-engines." (Frau Vice-Sprü. Man, at present in the course of publication in the zen Meisterin); and such instances are not excep- Manchester Examiner, we find the following curious tions : let the title be what it will, so it be but a title, statement:—The writer had returned from Spain it is welcome to a Swiss.
in 1837, after fighting the battles of Queen Chris
tina, with no other reward in his pocket than a cerThe New ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.—The tificate for six months' arrears of pay, which he Bishop of Chester has been appointed to the archie- offered first for £1, then for 10s., then 5s., and lastly piscopal see of Canterbury, vacant by the death of for a quire of paper, on which to commence a the late Dr. Howley :-"Our estimable and revered Narrative of the British Legion in Spain. He says: diocesan, the Lord Bishop of Chester,” says the —"I got a suit of clothes made to appear in on Chester Courant of Wednesday, “is appointed to landing in Scotland; but was robbed of clothes succeed the late Dr. Howley as Archbishop of Can- and every farthing of money before I got on board terbury. This promotion of the pious and learned the ship.' I might have found friends and have got Dr. Sumner to the primacy will be hailed with lively assistance in Glasgow. I would not, in the dirty resatisfaction by numerous and influential parties in gimentals I was clothed in, go to any person who "the Church. The right rev. prelate left Chester for had before known me. The person to whom I ofLondon last evening (Tuesday), in compliance with fered my certificate of six months' gratuity for a a royal message requiring his attendance in the quire of writing paper and pen and ink to begin to metropolis.” Dr. John Bird Sumner, a canon of write my narrative of the Legion, would give noDurham, was consecrated Bishop of Chester in thing for the worthless certificate, but made me a 1828.
present of several quires of writing paper. I walked
out of G'asgow, three or four miles up the Clyde, “REMINISCENCES OF Prince TALLEYRAND.”—We got into a field of beans nearly ripe, crept out of are requested to state that this work is edited from sight to the middle of the field, there lay three days the papers of M. Colmache, the Prince's private and nights, writing the first chapters of my narrasecretary: This announcement confirms our con- tive, and living on the beans. I sent the farmer a jecture that the work had a foundation in truths, copy of the work afterwards as a payment for what though fiction was so mixed up with fact in its com- I had eaten.” It is pleasant to learn that the work position that it was impossible to know what por- thus commenced sold extensively, and produced 10 tions were to be depended on. Throughout, the the author a clear profit of £100. work purports to be written, not by the Prince's secretary but by a distinguished English Diploma King HUDSON AND HER MAJESTY'S ENGLISHlist, and many pages of the book are expressly writ. We have received a lithographic circular letter this ten to give color to the fable. However meagre the week, in which the Lord Mayor of York has perpapers of M. Colmache might be, they would, if petrated a most atrocious and cruel assault upon edited with veracity and judgment, have had a va- her Majesty's English. The first, second, and third lue the book cannot now pretend to. We express persons dance and mingle throughout the circular our opinion the more freely, as we fear that origi- | in all the mazes of a "dinner” confusion.
" The dal papers of real importance are often cruelly Lord Mayor presents his compliments” to Mr. A. mangled by the incompetency of the "editor" to B., and “would be glad if he would “avail themwhose care they are committed. Any work pre-selves” of a train " which leaves the station at ten tending to a biographical character must needs be o'clock.” The Lord Mayor requests an "early anworthless if we cannot repose confidence in its swer so as to know by what train you propose to genuineness and authenticity.
come.” But the happiest announcement is, that
“the Lord Mayor is surry he is unable to offer a bed Lord Rosse A Mechanic.-On one occasion to all the members of the corporation.” Oh! Mr. when he was but a youth, he went to an exhibition Hudson, what a flogging your schoolmaster deat the Adelaide Gallery, where some kind of Lon-serves ! - Yorkshireman. don steam engine was being exhibited. By some means or other the exhibitor could not set his engine going; ail his efforts to effect it were in vain, and he was about to give it up in despair, when
Iny work preselves" of a train which leaves the lat len
come." But the happiest annonsent is that
the Lord Mayor is sorry he is wide to offer a bed one occasion to all the members of the corpusion." Ok! Mr. - an exhibition Hudson, whát a flogging your schoolmaster dem MISCELLANIES.
[March, 1848. number of opulent Lord Rosse stepped forward, and said he thought he to become officers could make it work. No sooner said than done. fluity of colonels, He put his hand to the work, discovered by an ineady described how stani's look where the machinery was out of order, n in Switzerland; and made a few turns, put all to rights, and then o our notions, no- the machine, to the admiration of the company,
In the same way worked beautifully. Lord Oxmantown (for that was ancillors, and men then his only title) was dressed rather roughly, and high-sounding de- not in drawing room habiliments
, so that he might der. Even these, be mistaken for what he was not-a poor mechanic d enough; for all He had already, however, proved himself to be a ives filled official first rate one. Led by his rather rude appearance th them their for- to suppose that he was a workman who would be
e. Hence the glad of a job, a gentleman accosted bim, and sarcillors, ex-burgo-ing he was in want of a man of talent like him, and ex-communal- offered to employ him at a liberal salary
. Lord for titles is as se- Rosse of course politely declined the offer
, as similar follies however
, was perhaps as honorable to him who wever, unabated, made it, as to him to whom it was made appear resolutely should be betitled, AN AUTHOR IN DIFFICULTIES.--In a series of urich of a "Mrs. papers, entitled the Autobiography of a Werking Frau Vice-Sprü- Man, at present in the course of publication in the ces are not excep- Manchester Examiner, we find the following curinas o it be bat a title, statement :-The writer had returned from Spain
in 1837, after fighting the battles of Queen Caris.
tina, with no other reward in his pocket than a cerNTERBURY.-The tificate for six months' arrears of pey, which he ated to the archie offered first for £1, then for 10s, then 5s, and lastly mt by the death of for a quire of paper, on which to commence à nable and revered Narrative of the British Legion in Spain. He says: hester," says the -"I got a suit of clothes made to appear in an is appointed to landing in Scotland; but was robbed of clothes chbishop of Can- and every farthing of money before I got on board ious and learned the ship. I might have found friends and have got mailed with lively assistance in Glasgow, I would not, in the dirty remential parties in gimentals I was clothed in, go to any person who e left Chester for had before known me. The person to whom I of compliance with fered my certificate of six months
' gratuity for a tendance in the quire of writing paper and pen and ink to begin to ner, a canon of write my narrative of the Legion, would give noof Chester in thing for the worthless certificate, bat made me a
of several quires of writing paper. I walked out of Glasgow,
three or four miles up the Clyde,
fact in its com. I had eaten." It is pleasant to learn that the mark
expressly writ. We have received a lithographic circular Peter is
often cruelly Lord Mayor presents his compliments"
kind of Lon-serves! - Yorkshireman.
were in vain,