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Major in exiguo regnabat corpore virtus." STATIUS.

MEN, in all ages, have taken interest in the early

years of their Princes, and many clever writers, both in ancient and modern times, have recorded the virtues, and the amiable dispositions, that princes in their childhood have evinced.

All children are fond of having set before them the example of other children, who have practised the qualities which their instructors wish them to acquire; and as the PRINCE OF WALES will doubtless, in his turn, desire to hear of good little princes, I am going to extract, from various histories that I have read, some anecdotes of illustrious children, which I think may be productive of amusement and instruction to him.


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