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Published by Nuttall Fisher Dirn, Liverpool March 188

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY.

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

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and so suddenly altered ; till at last, all of a sudden, Her Royal Highness left her seat, and joined them, saying, (with an arch look at Lady De Clifford)

Well, my dear young ladies, I hope I have given you enough of royal dignity-I have thrown that aside, and now I act the part of a friend !”

During her three summers' residence at Bognor, the Jubilee in honour of His Majesty was celebrated; and Mrs. Wilson, in commemoration of that event, established a school for the education of poor children. Of this school, Her Royal Highness became the patroness; and, under her auspices, and the benevolent exertions of the foundress, aided by the voluntary subscriptions of the inhabitants and visitors, the Jubilee School flourished. The promoters were at length encouraged to erect a new schoolhouse. The plan for this new school was only a very short time ago presented to the Princess for her approbation, and a very handsome sum was immediately subscribed by Her Royal Highness, towards defraying the expense of the building. The Earl of Arran, a resident at Bognor, and one of the earliest friends of Her Royal Highness, laid the first stone, under the direction of the Princess; on which occasion a public breakfast was given by his Lordship.

This may be quoted as one of the many instances of the manner in which this excellent Princess went about doing good; but by her death the Bognor Jubilee School, and many other excellent institutions, have lost a munificent benefactress; and by that lamentable event, some of the brightest hopes of the nation have been suddenly, and perhaps irreparably crushed.

CHAP. IV.

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Remarks on Constitutional Government.--Eulogium

His Majesty.--Regency Administration. Party at Carlton House. ----Anecdotes.- Letter of the Princess of Wales to the Prince Regent. Princess Charlotte's Residence at Windsor.Musical Anecdotes.- Birth-day observed on her coming of Age.- Féte at Carlton House.-Residence of the Princess at Warwick House.— Further Anecdotes.--Removes to Cranbourn Lodge. -Rejects the Prince of Orange.-Departure of the Princess of Wales from England. - First Meeting of the Princess Charlotte with Prince Leopold. Prince Leopold's hasty Return to the Continent.-

History of his Family, &c. &c. BEFORE we enter on the immediate business of the Regency, it may be necessary to take a cursory review of the ground over which we have passed. Though we have not attempted to give an historical detail of the Succession of the British Monarchs, our plan having limited us only to a chronological account of the Houses of Brunswick and Stuart; yet, even in this short review, constitutional and anti-constitutional Potentates and Governments have, more than once, been presented to our notice. On the one hand, we have seen Kings acting contrary to the Constitution, and thereby producing incalculable evils both to themselves and to the empire. On the other hand, we have seen the subjects rising up against the law; and, slighting every ordinance of God, have whelmed the nation in anarchy and confusion. In both these cases, the true principles of government have been either kept out of sight or forgotten; rebellion has been justified on principles which, if generally adopted, would unsettle, if not destroy, all the governinents in the universe; and

cause the rights, both divine and civil, which the Sovereign receives for the benefit of the people, to be questioned, contradicted, ill defined, or misunderstood.

On the obligations under which a people are laid to obey a constitutional Governor:-the essential nature of the principles on which these obligations are founded :—the utter sinfulness of rebellion against any Prince who rules according to the laws, -we have met with nothing so full and satisfactory, as in the fol

lowing observations of Dr. Adam Clarke, in which · the subject is handled with much precision and constitutional argument; and as these observations are closed with a forcible, but just eulogium on the private and public character of our venerable Sovereign, and touch other points of no mean importance to the peace of the nation, we shall, no doubt, have the author's permission to give them a more extensive degree of publicity, and shall, without hesitation, anticipate the thanks of our Readers.

Speaking of the principles of all civil government, Dr. Clarke observes :

“ As God is the origin of power, and the Supreme Governor of the universe, he delegates authority to whomsoever he will; and though, in many cases, the Governor himself may not be of God, yet, civil government is of him; for, without this, there could be no society, no security, no private property; all would be confusion and anarchy; and the habitable world would soon be depopulated. In ancient times, God, in an especial manner, on many occasions, appointed the individual who was to govern, and he accordingly governed by a Divine right; as in the case of Moses, Joshua, the Hebrew judges, and several of the Israelitish kings. In after times, and to the present day, he does that by a general superintending Providence, which he did before by especial designation. In all nations of the earth, there is what may be called a Constitution, a plan by which a particular country or state is governed;

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