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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
MAGAZINE,

For OCTOBER, 1807.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

OF
ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES.

The Twenty-third Pumber.

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE CROWN PRINCESS OF DENMARK.

Her Royal Highness the Crown | their personal feelings. The city was illuPRINCESS of DENMARK is daughter of minated, and the hut emulated the palace Prince Charles, Stadtholder of Holstein. || in testimony of unfeigned loyalty and jov. She has been married to the Prince Regent || When the Princess was sufficiently re. for some years; several children were the covered to go abroad, she visited the theatre. fruit of their union, of whom the Princess The streets through which the Royal family Carolina is the only survivor. She is about had to pass, were brilliantly embellished fifteen years old, but excluded from inherit- with devices, and otherwise disposed to ing the crown by the laws of Denmark, which give eclat to the occasion. confine the succession to heirs male. This | On the Royal personages entering their has several times afforded the people grounds box, they were, contrary to custom, greeted to evince their affection to the Prince, by i with the enthusiastic acclamations of the expressing their heartfelt regret, that the audience; and at their departure from the throne of Denmark was not likely to be theatre, the populace, amid thundering filled by his immediare descendant; but it huzzas, surrounded the Royal party with was never more cordially manifested than such cagerness and impetuosity, that the on the 13th of February, 180..

guards were compelled to iecede, and suffer In the morning of that day the cannon' them to follow the carriage. announced the delivery of the Princess. This circumstance recalls to our minds The people anxiously listened for a second, the reply of Frederick the Fourth to the and third discharge, * but their wishes were French Ambassador, when the latter exdisappointed, and a certain gloom clouded pressed his surprise, that his Majesty should every face in the city. Notwithstanding I live at his country seat without guards. which, when night approached, all sacrificed “I am always safe in the arms of my

people," replied the King. * On the birth of a Prince the guns are fired three times.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

: A DREAM ON THE OCCUPATIONS OF DEPARTED SOULS.

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THESE were the contemplations which at coach-box; but all his exertions proved fruitless, that time occupieil my mind, and I revolved them The driver being too corporeal, and himself too with so much pleasure that I did not miss my ethereal. He seized the reins of the horses; they guide, who in the mean time had soared aloft, became restive; but this was all that he was able and when I descried him, beckoned to me to fol. to effect. low him. He directed my attention to the He quitted, therefore, the fatal carriage, utteranxious occupation of a departed soul, whom he ing the most dreadful imprecations, and directed pointed out to me in the town to which we bent || his flight towards his son's apartinents. Curiosity our flight. On coming nearer, I observed that | tempted me to follow him, and I was astonished that soul appeared half famished. It flirted round

to observe the unspeakable agony with which a splendid carriage which stood before the house | he was seized. Could any thing have been more of a merchant, whose name was very familiar to dreadful to him than the sight of the profusion me, but is still more to many of his fellow-citi- l of costly china, tapestry, and mirrors, which zens, who must assist him in keeping up his alone must have required an expenditure of many splendor by advancing money to him. At first, thousand dollars. Thrice did he stamp upon the I was uncertain what could be the object of that sinful sofa covered with rich brocade. “Eighty. restless soul; and the ragged and patched clothes five dollars !” exclaimed hè, groaning. Rich in which it was dressed, made me suspect that it hangings trimmed with gold fringe, which he was one of those who, in this world, act in a two now descried, threw him into a still greater agony. fuld capacity, either begging alms of travellers, or He attempted to scratch off the gold; but to no robbing them on the highway. But I discovered | purpose. He beheld every moment new objects my enior as soon as I came nearer, seeing that it || of splendor, which also proved to him new sources was the economical soul of the merchant's father. of torture. He now descried a ledger upon a I recollected to have known him in my life-time. writing.desk. This object seemed to afford him He was the wealthiest citizen in the whole town, some satisfaction. He read, and his fury abated. and notorious for having with economical hands | But this calın was only of a momentary duration ; mended his own shoes, darned his own stockings, his son entering the apartment at the same inand eclipsed all his fellow-citizens in the art of stant, holding in his hand a parchment, whereon enduring hunger. He could never have imagined I could clearly discern the words Lord of D. He that his notorious usury and exemplary parsimony | went to the money-chest, in order to substantiate would afford his son an opportunity of lavishing his claiins lc ihe new title. What a dreadful thoughtlessly the wealth which he had gradually sight for the unfortunate father! He even drop. amassed by so much care and industry. The ped the ledger. He flew to the chest, seated bindisappointment of his parental expectations prov self upon it, made every effort in his power to ed therefore to his soul, since her separation from prevent its being unlocked, and attempted to her body, a source of extreme torture. Every Il seize the parchment, but in vain. The young day afforded to his degenerated son a new oppor merchant opened the chest with manifest satisfactunity for dissipation, and to himself an additional tion, taking out a money bag, which was, at least source of the most agonizing sorrow.

as weighty as seventeen degrees of noble ancestors, The merchant had just received from the and cheerfully quitted the apartment. I shall coachmaker a carriage, which had cost him exact never forget the despair which convulsed the Jy the sum that his father once liad gained by soul of his unfortunate pareni, who remained prudently denying on oath, for the benefit of his prostrate on the money-chest, embracing it with progeny, a debt for which he had given his bond eagerness, and exclaiming again and again, in under his own signature. Could therefore any !! moaning accents : “O Levy, O Isaac !" I was thing have mortified his soul more painfully than | deeply affected by his agony, and attempted to this act of extravagance? He tried inore than an comfort bim. Being desirous of ascertaining the bundred times to push the coachman from the exact cause of his despair, I went up to him, and

taking him kindly by the hand, said, “Would ,, tique bow, which, according to Gronovius, was you be so kind as to give me- "“What!" ex customary among the young men of fashion at claimed he, “ give you? I a poor, unfortunate || Rome at the time of Ennius. Cicero sustained man! A tall, strong fellow, as you are, can this assault with great fortitude, and seemed to work! Go to the parish!” Vexed at this surly be impatiently waiting for the communication of reply, I quitted him abruptly.

their commission. His curiosity was at length Being informed, on coming into the street, gratified, when the spokesman, amid many conthat the soul of Cicero, attended by some Greek tortions of the face, put himself into the usual and Roman philosophers, had been seen in the | rhetorical posture, and after repeated bows, pregarden of a neighbouring country seat, I was sented to him an enormous book, borne on the tempted to follow the immense crowds who shoulders of four of his colleagues, and having were flocking thither to gratify their curiosity. I on the back the inscription, OPERA OMNIA. The sight of the celebrated Roman afforded me Cicero was somewhat terrified at the sight of uncommon pleasure, and his dignified counte- this strange machine, and listened with evident mance inspired me with all the awe which such a tokens of surprise, when the spokesman addresspatriotic soul ought to excite. I discovered, how ed him as follows: “ Omnino, si quid est in me erer, in his features, the traces of sorrow and de- l' ingenii, quod sentio, quam sit exiguum exiguunn jection, the cause of which I was incapable of quod sentio, quam sit exiguum." This inconfinding out. Being curious to ascertain it, I ap- testable truth had probably exhausted the strength plied to a shade, who followed Cicero, and ap- of our Demosthenes, or the sight of Cicero, of peared to be one of his emancipated slaves. “Heli whoin he had preconceived an idea entirely difhas reason for being cast down and abashed,” re ferent from what he now beheld, had produced plied his attendant,“ since he, in your country, such a violent perturbation in his mind, that he has been committed to the mercy of a tribe, who, could not proceed. He stopped a long while, and under the pretext of honouring his memory, || afforded Cicero time to collect himself from him tender him ridiculous, and transforın him from astonishment, and who, not having understood a a Roman consul into a Latin schoolmaster. single word of the address, asked his Atticus, What is still more afflicting for him is, that on what language this was? Our orator recovered complaining of this ill-treatment to the gods of at last from his confusion, after having consulted his country, he received for answer, that was the the copy of his speech, which he carried in the punishment to which Pluto had condemned crown of his hat. He assured the venerable bim, because he had been accused of having fre Roman, in the most elegant Ciceronian style, quently betrayed marks of vanity and pride, which that himself and his attendants were enraptured could not be corrected better than by commit with joy, and that he would mark with a whita ting his works to the mercy of commentators. I stone the fortunate day when he had the honour was terrified at this rigorous judgment of Pluto, of becoming personally acquainted with a literary the reality of which I should have strongly doubt. lluininary, who in his time had spoken the best ed had I not been convinced of it by the follow Latin, and whose learning had afforded to himself ing incident.

and his companions the means of procuring the We descried, at a distance of about an hundred necessaries of life. He was particularly diffuse steps, a great number of souls, covered with dust, in giving liimself credit for having taken comand absorbed in profound meditation. Their passion on the works of Cicero, and for having steps were solemn, and their gait monarchic. published them in that convenient form, assertThey seemed to disagree very much with each ing, moreover, that he had enhanced their value other, and the nearer they came, the more plain by the addition of the most valuable and learned ly could I hear their dispute, which grew so vio annotations, and rendered them useful by a copilent that their leader was obliged to turn round, ous index, and by this means had immortalized and clenching his fis', to command silence, by both the name of the author and the editor. He exclaiming in an authoritative accent, Me Dius concluded by lamenting the hardened blindness Bidins! This cavalcarle seemed to surprise the of his German countrymen, who demanded more soul of Cicero : le suspected they had an im I of a man of learning, than merely a knowledge portant commission for him, and believed, as I of the Latin language, and even began to profane was afterwards told, that they were ambassadors the sacred antiquities of Latium, by propounding of a foreign nation, or barbarians, as he called them in a language which in Germany even the them, who had been compelled by famine to apo populace could understand. Here he concluded ply to the Roman senate and people for a supply his speech with a joyous dixi, and Cicero, who of bread from Sicily or Egypt. He received them probably was tired of listening any longer to his with marks of compassion ; but how was he as

ll unintelligible jargon, returned no further answer tonished when the leader made a profound an.

but, Cure, ut valeas ! and withdrew abruptly. No. XXII. IV. III.

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