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İllustrative Memoir of Her Royal High Husband Hunting, or the Mother and
England's Ancient Bards.--No. III...... 18 | Travels of My Night-Cap
TO SUBSCRIBERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.
The publication of the SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER to the last half-yearly volume of La Belle Assemblee is postponed till Friday, the 1st of August next. Amongst the numerous recently-published works of which it will contain reviews, we beg leave particularly to mention the following:- The Crusaders ;-Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F. R. S.;-a new volume of The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford ;The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hor. Lord Byron, &c. by an English Gentleman in the Greek Military Service ; – Observations on Italy, by the late John Bell ;-Reine Canziani, a Tale of Modern Greece ;— The Foresters, by the author of Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life ;-Massenburg, a Tale ;-Lochandhu, a Tale of the Eighteenth Century, &c. &c. &c.—The SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER will also contain a Title-Page and Index to the Volume ;-an Address to Subscribers and Correspondents ;—a Summary of Fashions for the last half-year, &c.
A pleasant excursion to our agreeable and obliging friend, of the Temple ! we shall hail his return with pleasure. The publication to which he alludes has not reached us : if he can forward us a copy we shall be very happy to meet his wishes.
The promised communication has been forwarded to “Z. Z. Z.”
“ England's Ancient Bards, No. IV.” from our good friend, “W.C.S.” of York, has reached us, and shall appear at an early season.
When shall we receive No. II. of “ Poetry no Fiction ?”
We are apprehensive that “ Recollections of my Sister" will be found too long for the subject, and for our purpose. The article, however, shall experience early attention. We intreat of our correspondents to study brevity.
To the extent of our power, we are at all times glad to aid the views of “ E. B." His tale of“ Cruel Friendship” shall be promptly examined:“ The Convict” is not forgotten.
“ Letters on Costume," No. IV. as early as possible.
The poetical communications of “ Philo” promise considerable talent, but they are deficient in correctness, and polish, and chasteness of diction. The Ode is, perhaps, the most difficult of rhythmical compositions; and unless it be excellent, it is hardly endurable.
We are very glad to hear again from “ Soraia.” If she will favour us with a sight of the Tales alluded to, we shall have much pleasure in looking over them. Apropos”-we are seriously apprehensive that the readers
“ of that very agreeable work, LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉE," would not derive eminent gratification from a perusal of the lines of a “ CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER, JEMIMUS," from the Kent Road. However, we are not altogether without the hope that the cruel Amanda may yet be induced to glance an eye of pity towards her poor, dejected, love-bewildered swain. Once, it appears
“ She felt, or thought she felt Love's flame ;
Sweet heart! what angel could thee blame'?
And plant fictitious notions there."
Various unpaid letters, addressed to us at our publisher's (Mr. Whittaker) have, of course, been refused. We are sorry for this; but, were we to break through a general rule, we should be unnecessarily subjected to an enormous expense. We must, therefore, request our Correspondents to be particular in this respect.
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FOR JULY, 1825.
ILLUSTRATIVE MEMOIR OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, VICTORIA
MARIA LOUISA, DUCHESS OF KENT, &c. &c. &c.
The antiquity and splendour of the fa- || in succession from Harderich; and Witemily of Her Royal Highness the Duchess | kind the Great was the tenth in succession of Kent, the illustrious subject of this me from Hengist. After a war of thirty years, moir, have been the theme of so many his Witekind was conquered by Charlemagne, tories, and are so generally known, that a || and the whole nation became subject to the very brief notice of them might suffice in conqueror; who granted to Witekind the our pages; yet, as some peculiar sources Duchies of Engern and Westphalia. Witeof correct genealogical information have kind then took the appellation of Duke of been opened to our research, we trust that Saxony. From him Henry, the first Emwe shall not incur the risk of being deemed peror of the House of Saxony, was the obtrusive, in detailing the results.
fifth in direct descent. Let it, in the first instance, be observed, The Electors of Saxony also profess to that Her Royal Highness derives her de- | derive their descent from Witekind. They scent from John Frederick, surnamed the are traced from Hermann Billung, created Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony, who had | Duke of Saxony by the Emperor Otho the the misfortune to be deprived of his ances First, A.D. 960. Magnus was the fifth and tral possessions by the Emperor Charles | last Duke of Saxony of this line. Dying the Fifth.
without a son, his ducal honours passed to The House of Saxony is entitled to con Otho the Rich, a Count of the House of sideration. In this portion of our sketch, || Ascania; who married Elicke, the youngest we shall chiefly follow, without being par- | daughter of Magnus.* Bernard, the grandticular in marking our quotations, the son of Otho, was the first Elector of authority of Butler,* in his “ Succinct His- Saxony. On the decease of Bernard, the tory of the Geographical and Political Revo- | Emperor Sigismond conferred the Electolutions of the Empire of Germany.” During rate on Albert, his son; whose grandson, the early part of the tenth century, the Albert III., was the last Elector of Saxony Germanic throne was occupied by the of the Ascanian line. Saxon Emperors, who are generally supposed to derive their origin from Harderich,
* Stepping into the regions of fable, the Asthe first of the Saxon Kings whose names
canian princes derive their origin from Ashkeare known to us.' He reigned ninety years
naz, the grandson of Japheth, the first king of
the Germans. A more probable, though still before the commencement of the Christian
a suspicious account, traces them to Bernwald, era. Hengist, who, with his brother Horsa,
a Saxon chieftain, on whom, A.D. 514, invaded England, A.D. 434, was fourteenth
Thierry bestowed the towns of Ballenstadt and
Atcherstoben. From him, Otho the Rich de* Charles Butler, Esq.
rived his descent. N0.7. - l'ol. II.