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THE Portrait of Her Royal Highness the Princess CHARLOTTE OF WALES, prefixed to the present Number, completes the suit of Royal Portraits, including the whole of the Female branches of the Royal Family, together with a fine Portrait of his Majesty, which is given with the Twelfth Number, being the Supplement to the First Volume of this Work.
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For FEBRUARY, 1807.
The Fourteenth Number:
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES.
Her Royal HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS || the Bishop of Exeter,-a prelate, whose CHARLOTTE AUGUSTA of Wales, piety, learning, and amiable manners, pedaughter, and only issue of a marriage beculiarly qualify him for this office. tween George Prince of Wales, and Caro Since every thing that relates to a perline Amelia Elizabeth, daughter of the late sonage so illustrious, and of such high naDuke of Brunswick, (a beautiful likeness tional consideration, as her Royal Highness, of whom, together with an original bio-must carry with it a degree of interest, we graphical sketch, was given in the second shall conclude with a short description of Number of this Magazine), was born the person of the Princess Charlotte. January 7, 1796, at Carleton House, Pall In stature she is well grown for her age; mall
. Her Royal Highness, therefore, is but does not appear as if inclining to be in the twelfth year of her
delicately formed; The general spirit of the laws of Eng- her complexion is fair, her eyes blue; and land, though no positive statute can be the expression of her countenance is anicited, has intrusted to his Majesty, or the mated and engaging. Her talents are reigning Sovereign, the education of the spoken of as peculiarly rare and brilliant; beir
, whether apparent or presumptive, to and it is a subject of no ordinary gratifihis throne and kingdoms. The King has, cation that she has already overcome all in consequence, superintended this im- those epidemic disorders which are inciportant object of national interest. He has dental to childhood; and that the general appointed, as tutor to his grand-daughter, state of her health is highly flattering.
TIE GOLDEN MIRROR;
A TRUE HISTORY, TRANSLATED FROM THE SHESHIANESE.
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DOUBTLESS there was reason in the 1s tendants to pieces with their sabres; and, having apology which the old fellow made in behalf of got into their hands all the fine women whom he pleasure and the beautiful Lili, said the Sultan, I was conveying to town, with all the valuables when the usual company were met the following he had about him, retreated into the mountains evening in his bed-chamber ; but I own that I diu | as suddenly as they had issued from them. Hapnot rightly comprehend what she meant by her pily for him, the ernir, at the beginning of the method of life, or what sort of police that must attack had fallen into a swoon; a circumstance be by which all the evils were to be prevented that induced the robbers to content themselves with which the tawny moralists have so dread- with stripping him of his rich garments, and fully threatened us; this matter lies at my heart. leaving him, without farther concern whether he Methinks I have done all that was possible to were really dead or not, among the slain." make my people happy; but it would be a great Mr. Danishmende, said the Sultan, not so cirgrief to me if, contrary to my inclination, I had cumstantial; to the business, I prithee. The inade them a dangerous present.
style in which thou hast begun is exactly that of (Your majesty may save yourself this concern, my dear grandmother; who, as is well known, thought Danishmende.)
had her reasons for drawing out her tales to such Well, Mr. Danishmende, continued Shah an unmerciful length. Gebal, a man is not a philosopher for nothing; “ Not to detain, then, your majesty with colwhat if you were to exert your wisdom in clear- lateral circumstances, proceeded Danishmende, ing up this matter?
the good emir came to himself, and entered into Sir, answered Danishmende, my wisdom is at a train of very disagreeable reflections on finding your majesty's command. But, first, 1 humbly himself amidst wild and trackless mountains, beseech your permission to relate a little story. without tents, without goods, without his wives
Shah Gebal nudded a sultanic assent; and the and eunuchs, without cooks, and even without philosopher thus began :
clothes; he, who from the first moment of his “ In the time of the Calif Haroun al Ras- life that he could recollect, had never chid
known the want of any imaginable accommodaFye, Ductor, interrupted the Sultan, this is a tion. As it is essential to the better understand. suspicious commencement; on hearing this calif|ing of this history, that your majesty should named, one must be prepared for fairies and me form a lively idea of this condition of the cmir, tamorphoses, or pretty stories of little hunch- I must take the liberty to beseech you to put backs, chattering barbers, profligate sons of kings, yourself in his place, and consider how you would who, to crown a long course of past follies with a feel disposed in so difficult a situation.” worthy end, cut off their eye-brows, and become Mr. Danishmende, said the Sultan, drily, I calenders.
have a great mind to spare myself that trouble, I pledge my eye-brows to your highness, said and instead of it, to make you tell me how a Danishmende, that neither hunchback nor ca- story-teller would like it, if I should reward him lenders shall appear in my story, and that all shall for taking the trouble to make me yawn, with bappen in it as naturally as can be wished. ordering him to receive three hundred bastinadoes
“In the time of the said calif, then, it hap-l on the soles of his feet. pened, that a rich emir of Yemen, on his return This rebuke of sultanic humour the fair Nurfrom Damascus, in the mountains of Arabia mahal thought so unreasonable, that she intreated Petrea, had the misfortune to be set upon by the Sultan not to terrify the poor doctor with robbers, who were so uncivil as to hew his at-such threats as were enough to put the best story..