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able time. This happened in the day-time, and under such circumstances, in' which there could be no possible occasion for the attendance of this man on her person. He was still in the character of a courier. After dinner they visited Madona del Monte, where they slept, and next day went to Berromeo. When her Majesty came from Germany, she had been at this place, and then the best room which the hotel afforded had been assigned to her. It was naturally to be expected that she would occupy the same room again, and it was at her command; but this room had no communication with any other, and it was therefore worthy of remark, that on this second visit to Berromeo she selected another and very inferior apartment, but which communicated directly with Bergami's room.

This conduct was surely very singular. What reason was there for Bergami having on all occasions a room next to her Majesty's? Why was this arrangement so studiously followed? Why was the room which her Majesty had occupied when she first visited Italy, and which was now again offered her, declined for a meaner one? The reason was obviously to be traced to that increased attachment which she had formed for Bergami. She took care on this occasion that his room should be near her's, for no other reason but to afford the means of carrying on that intercourse which, from the scenes he had already described, must be inferred to have previously subsisted between them. Her Majest.y next proceeded to

Bellenzoni, and here the intimacy between her and Bergami continued, and his influence was carried to such a height, that he now sat at table with her. He had never before attempted thus publicly, though they had often breakfasted together privately. He had never before sat down to dine with her Majesty, but now at this place that step was for the first time taken, and he was admitted to dine with her Majesty, in is courier's dress.

Did this conduct accord with the dignity becoming a Princess? What entitled this man to such an honour? If his merits justified his promotion, would it not have been more becoming to have raised bim to those dignities which he had since obtained, before such marked favour was shown him? But her Majesty's zeal to reward him was too impatient for delay. Could this, he asked their lordships, be regarded as mere levity, as a pardonable familiarity resulting from foreign manners, or a natural vivacity of spirits ? Their lordships, he apprehended, would attach but little weight to a justification of this kind. When they looked to the illustrious rank of the Princess, and observed her keeping up so close and continued an intimacy with a menial servant, treating himi on every occasion as her familiar associate and confidential friend, they would feel themselves at a loss to explain such demeanor except upon one supposition. Was such conduct ever before heard of, he would not say amongst the highest ranks of life, but amongst the middle classes of society? If it was not the custom amongst them to admit menial servants to the same table-if it was considered improper by private individuals it must, in the case of her Royal Highness, be viewed as most indecorous and disgusting. It could be accounted for only by that unfortunate attachment which she had formed, and to that criminal intercourse, the usual effect of which was to throw down all distinctions between the parties to it, to raise the obscure to a level with the high, and induce the one to claim equal privileges and attentions with the other. On this occasion they visited Lugano, where their lordships would find decisive evidence that the same adulterous intercourse which had taken place elsewhere was renewed. The same arrangements with regard to the occupation of rooms were made, and the chamber of the courier Bergami adjoined to that of the Princess of Wales. If these facts should be supported in evidence, no doubt could remain in the minds of their lordships that a criminal intercourse was regularly carried op. On their return from this tour the Princess established berself near Como, in a place called Deste. Here their rooms were divided only by a small cabinet, and were apart from those occupied by the rest of the family. Here too, as on former occasions, they retired at night and rose in the morning about the same time. It was now conceived that appearances would be better preserved if Bergami were raised to a higher rank in the Princess's service, and he was accordingly appointed her chamberlain. After this advancement he always dined at her table, together with her dame d'honneur, the Countess Oldi, his sister. She remained here till November, 1815, when she embarked on board the Leviathan, on a voyage to Sicily. The best arrangements which suggested themselves at this time were made for her accommodation, and a cabin adjoining to her's was fitted up for two female attendants. When, however, she came on board, directions were given to alter the arrangement, and the cabin just mentioned was appropriated to the use of Bergami. In the course of her voyage she visited Elba, and arrived at Palermo on the 26th of November. Bergami still dined at her table, and it was remarkable that on their travels they endeavoured to avoid as much as possible the observations of English persons.

While on board the familiarities which probably took place between them were concealed, but they were accustomed to walk arm in arm upon deck, and to manifest every sign of the warmest attachment. At Palermo the Princess went to court with Bergami in a magnificent hussar dress. From thence she departed and went to Messina, where she remained till the 6th of January, 18,16. Here her bed-room was, as on preceding, occasions, near to that of Bergami's, separated from it however by that in which the Countess Oldi, his sister, slept. The outer room was always kept locked, but a female servant frequently overheard her. in conversation with Bergami,

This servant, when sent for, had more than once observed her coming undressed from the direction of Bergami’s chamber through that of the Countess Oldi. It was remarked also that they frequently retired at an early hour, and were not seen again till the following day, the Princess requiring none of that female assistance which ladies of high rank usually make use of. She often withdrew without any apparent cause, became more and more regardless of her person, and still more attached to that individual whom she had selected as the object many favours. She called him “ her friend,” and sometimes "her heart," and behaved with a degree of attention and familiarity towards him that could only be explained by considering them as evidence of an adulterous connexion. On the 6th January, she embarked on board his Majesty's frigate the Clorinde, the same vessel in which she had formerly sailed, and commanded by the same officer. Bergami, who on the previous voyage had attended her as a menial servant, was now her chamberlain, but the honourable and gallant officer who commanded, felt that he should degrade himself by sitting at the same table with a person whom he had known in his former capacity. Captain Pechell therefore entreated her,' that if she condescended to come on board his ship, she would spare him the disgrace and scandal of sitting at table with a menial servant. The conduct of her Majesty proved what were her feelings and the

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