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Death of the Duke of Qucensberry
of Mr. Lewis, the Actor
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& Rew Series. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUSTRIOUS LADIES.
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THEIR MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTIES
&c. &c. &c. It will perhaps afford a gratification | Majesties. The history of the King and to many of our readers to possess the pre- || Queen of Great Britain would be the sent memorial of their Majesties, and in bistory of the country. Even their do. that particular form, in which we have | mestic life forms a portion of the public submitted it to them. With the British || annals. Moreover, at this melancholy people loyalty is not only a duty, but a crisis, it is our duty 10. abstain from passion: it lays claim to something be throwing any publicity, or calling any yond the coldness of a mere abstract prin- || attention to the subject of their private ciple, and is invested, at least in patriotic || life, which is now so unfortunately checkminds, with the warmth and grace of a ered with various kinds of distress, that domestic fondness. A kind of patriarchal | such an account would, in truth, be but
of the subject into the affection of the We most sincerely join in the fervent child. Society has thus a double bond of prayer of our church at this season, that security; and whilst conscience is directed Providence may be pleased to restore our by the principle of duty, it is inflamed with Monarch to that sensibility and health, the ardour of a generous passion.
which may serve to, convince him how It is not our purpose, and indeed it much, during his calamity, his people would not be possible, 'to lay before our have anxiously felt, and sincerely prayed readers any biography of their present for him.
ACCOUNT OF THE JOURNEY TO VARENNES, TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH, WRITTEN BY MARIA THERESE CHARLOTTE O
FRANCE, DUCHE68 OF ANGOULEME.
DURING the whole of the day of the 20th whom be made the partner of all his dangers, June, 1791, my father and mother appeared and who is still with him; as for Madame she very thoughtful, and much agitated, without | kuew nothing of the intended journey; it was my being able to conjecture the reason. After not ontil she was retired for the night, that dinner they sent my brother and myself into || Madame Gourbillon, her companion, entered another apartment, and shut themselves up her room, and told her that she was charged alove with my aunt. I have since learned that on the part of the Queen and Monsieur, to it was then they informed her of the project carry her immediately from France. Monthey had in contemplation to escape. At five | sieur and Madame met, but did not appear to o'clock my mother joined us, to walk with her, kuow each other, and arrived happily at accompanied by Madame de Maillé, her lady, Brussels. and Madame de Soucy, under governess to My brother had been also awoke by my my brother, to Tiroli, to the house of Mou- | mother,and Madame de Fournelle conducted us sieur Bontin, near the Castle of Autin. Dur- both to my mother; we found there a guarde-duing the walk my mother took me apart, and || corps, named Monsieur de Maldan, who hurried told me that I must not be uneasy at what I our departure ; my mother was very uneasy should see, and that we should not belong | through fear of being known; they had dressseparated, but should very soon meet again. || ed my brotber as a little girl; he looked charm. I could not comprehend what she meant. She ing; as be had fallen asleep, he was muconembraced me, and said, “ if the ladies inquired scious of what passed. I afterwards asked why I was so agitated, I must say that she was him what he thought of it, he told me that he offended with me, and I had been asking her believed they were going to act a play, as we forgiveness." We returned at seven. I retired were so disguised. At balf past ten, when we very sad to my apartment, not kuowng what were all ready, my mother conducted us her. to think of my mother's conduct. I was en- |self to the coach, wbich was much exposed, tirely alone; my mother having engaged Ma- in the middle of the court; we were put in, dame de Mackan at a visitation where sbe Madame de Fournelle, my brother, and myoften went, and had sent the young person to
self. Monsieur de Fersen rode as coachman; the country who usually attended me. I was we were obliged to take a very circuitous scarcely in bed when my mother came to me; route round Paris; at last we arrived at a she had ordered me before to send away all small inn, near the Thuilleries. My brother the people except one of my women, under was sleeping at the bottom of the coach, conpretext that I was ill. She accordingly found || cealed under the gown of Madame de Fourme alone ; she told us that we must departnelle. We saw pass us Monsieur de la Fayette, immediately, and gave orders bow it must be || who was in my father's coach. We awaited arranged. She said to Madame Brunyer, who tbem there at least a long hour, without bewas the woman that remained with me, tbating able to see what passed us; never did the she wisbed her to follow us, but as she was time appear to me so long. married, she of course would not leave her Madame de Fournelle travelled under the husband; she however answered without hesi. name of Madame la Baronue de Korff; my tation, that my mother was perfectly right to mother was the governess to ber children, and depart, that ber situation had been unhappy || called herself Madame Rochet; my father, the for a long time, aud as for herself she would | valet de chambre Durand; my aunt, an at quit her husband, and follow her wherever | tendant called Rosalie ; my brother and myshe went. My mother was much affected witb self were the two children of Madame de this mark of attachment. She left us and went Korff, under the names of Amélie and Aglaë. to her own apartment, after wishing good || At last, at the expiration of about an hour, i night to Monsieur and Madame, who bad saw a woman, who came round our coach ; I come, as usual, to supper with my father. I feared we were discovered; but Iwas re-assured Monsieur was already informed of the journey, || on seeing the coachman open the door, and but was in bed; he arose immediately and de- || recognizing my aunt; sbe had escaped with parted, taking with him Monsieur d'Avary, only one of her people. In entering the coach