I. GENERAL GILBERT ON VISION.
TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, K. G.
SIR-One so accustomed as your Royal Highness to receive public
marks of respect could not reasonably be expected to listen to the
congratulations of an individual-now most respectfully offered to you
on your auspicious marriage with the beloved Queen of our Isles-were
they unaccompanied by matter of a nature permanently interesting, and
deserving the serious consideration of those who desire to maintain our
ancient pre-eminence in the breed of horses.
Whilst the attention of all around is more or less engaged in the
public affairs of the nation, you may safely congratulate yourself that
the force of circumstances has placed you beyond the turmoil of
In your abundant leisure, therefore, it is natural to expect, and
by thousands it will be ardently desired, that you may turn your