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“ These charms were continually acknowledged, and extolled, by the gross and illiterate monarch, who could admire the beauty of her form, and delight in her personal advantages, but who was wholly incapable of appreciating her love of letters, which he discouraged, or her generosity, which he opposed, while forcing her to bear the odium of his avarice.
“The extreme devotion of the Queen to her consort has been by some ascribed to ambition,—to the love of ascendancy ; others, more amiable, have ventured to couple it with affection. If we may give entire credit to the religious sentiments of Caroline, we may set it down as the effect of a strong sense of duty; and, indeed, it is scarcely possible that any less cogent motive could have actuated a woman, during the course of an union of thirty years, to an incessant sacrifice of self-will, to the most differential respect, the most entire acquiescence, than a conviction that such sacrifices were required by her nuptial bonds. Her children, she declared, ' were not as a grain of sand to her, compared with him ;' and she marked these extreme notions of duty on her death-bed.”
The opera in those days, as at the present time, seems to have engaged the attention of royalty. Then, as now, the cabals of the musical world were apt to move the whole orb of fashion.
“ The following letter,” says Mrs. Thompson,“ contains a curious illustration of the times, in its reference to the commotion which occurred at the Italian Opera, when the Princess Amelia happened to be present. The object of public disapprobation was Signora Cuzzoni; but that favourite singer having a powerful body of friends in the house, a struggle took place between the two parties, which caused the greater part of the performance to be in 'inexplicable duwib show. This letter affords a curious instance of the participation of the most illustrious personages of the realm in the cabals of the Italian Opera, which had not then been introduced more than half a century into England.
COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE TO MRS. CLAYTON.
“I hope you will forgive the trouble I am going to give you, having always found you on every occasion most obliging. What I have to desire is, that if you find a convenient opportunity, I wish you would be so good as to tell her Royal Highness, that every one who wishes well to Cuzzoni is in the utmost concern for what happened last Tuesday at the Opera, in the Princess Amelia's presence; but to show their innocence of the disrespect which was shown to her Highness, I beg you will do them the justice to say, that the Cuzzoni had been publicly told, to complete her disgrace, she was to be hissed off the stage on Tuesday; she was in such concern at this, that she had a great mind not to sing, but I, without knowing anything that the Princess Amelia would honour the Opera with her presence, positively ordered her not to quit the stage, but let them do what they would : though not heard, to sing on, and not to go off till it was proper ;
and she owns now that if she had not had that order she would have quitted the stage when they cat-called her to such a degree in one song, that she was not heard one note, which provoked the people that like her so much, that they were not able to get the better of their resentment, but would not suffer the Faustina to speak afterwards. I hope her Royal Highness would not disapprove of any one preventing the Cuzzoni's being bissed off the stage ; but I am in great concern they did not suffer anything to have happened to her, rather than to have failed in the high respect every one ought to pay to a Princess of her Royal Highness's family; but as they were not the aggressors, I hope that may in some measure excuse them.
“Another thing I beg you would say is, that I, having happened to say that the Directors would have a message from the King, and that her Royal Highness had told me that his Majesty had said to her, that if they dismissed Cuzzoni they should not have the honour of his presence, or what he was pleased to allow them some of the Directors have thought fit to say that they neither should have a
message from the King, and that he did not say what her Royal Highness did me the honour to tell me he did. I most humbly ask her Royal Highness's pardon for desiring the Duke of Rutland (who is one of the chief amongst them for Cuzzoni) to do himself the honour to speak of it to her Royal Highness, and hear what she would be so gracious to tell him. They have had also a message from the King, in a letter from Mr. Fabrice, which they have the insoleuce to dispute, except the Duke of Rutland, Lord Albemarle, and Sir Thomas Pendergrass. Lady Walsingham having desired me to let her know how this affair went, I have written to her this morning, and, at the Duke of Rutland's desire, have sent an account of what was done at the Board, for her to give his Majesty.
As I have interested myself for this poor woman, so I will not leave anything undone
that may justify her; and if you will have the goodness to state this affair to her Royal Highness, whom I hope will still continue her most gracious protection to her, I shall be most extremely obliged to you, that am,
M. PEMBROKE. These memoirs of Lady Sundon contain indeed a perfect fund of historical amusement.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
Adams, Mrs. wife of the Rev. Herbert Geo. Adams, Du Buisson, Mrs. James, of Wandsworth, of a of a dau. 29th May.
dau. Ist June. Alexander, Mrs. Robert, of a dau. at Carlton House Ellis, Mrs. wife of the Rev. Robt. Stephenson Terrace, 11th June.
Ellis, M. A. of a dau, at Copenhagan, 30th May. Allen, Mrs. wife of George Baugh Allen, Esq. of a Esdaile, Mrs. Clement, of a dau. 29th May. son, 9th June.
Farmer, Mrs. W. F. G. of a son, at Nonsuch Park, Anderson, Mrs. Major, of a son, at Clifton, 27th Surrey, 26th May. May.
Fennell, Mrs. Edwin, of a dau. at Wimbledon, 25th Arkwright, Mrs. wife of Alfred Arkwright, Esq. of a
May. dau. at Worksworth, co. Derby, 6th June. Frost, Mrs. wife of Andrew Hollingworth Frost, Bacon, Mrs. wise of the Rev. John Bacon, of a son, Esq. M. A. of a son, 8th June.
at Lambourne, Woodlands, Berks, 31st May. Giberne, Mrs. George, of a dau. at Epsom, 7th June. Baggallay, Mrs. John, of a son, at Tavistock Square, Gipps, Mrs. H. P. of a son, at Montague Place, ilih June.
4th June. Baillie, Ilon. Mrs. Henry, of a dau. 1st June. Goddard. Mrs. George H. of a dau, at John-street, Barlow, Mrs. W. H. of a son, at Derby, 29th May. 4th June. Barton, Mrs. Daniel, of a son, at Edinburgh, 29ih God:den, Mrs. of Watford, Herts, of a dau. 21st May.
May. Bell, Mrs. Sydney Smith, of a son, at Regent's Park Godley, Mrs. John Robert, of a son, at Portman Terrace, 28th May.
Square, 17th June. Bennett, Mrs. Wm. Sterndale, of a son, 11th June. Graham, Mírs. Wm. of a dau, at Castle Milk, co. Benthall, Mrs. John, of a dau. at Furzwell House, Lanark, 6th June. Torquay, 26th May.
Granet, Mrs. Captain, of a son, 26th May. Berkeley, Mrs. Comyns Rowland, of a son, 30th Gruner, Mrs. Lewis, of a dau. at Fitzroy Square, May.
31st May. Bevir, Mrs. E. J., of a son, at Woburn Square, 2nd Heathcote, Mrs. Francis, of a dau. 29th May. June.
Herring, Mirs. wife of the Rev. W. Harvey Iserring, Biggs, Mrs, wife of John Biggs, Esq. H. M. 8th of a son, 5th June. Regt. of a dau. at Poona, 21st April."
Inchbald, Mrs. Robert, of a day. at West Wickham, Braithwaite, Mrs. Robt. of a dau. at Kendal, 6th Kent, 12th June. June.
Jackson, Mrs. J. D. of a son, at Saffron Waldron, Bright, Mrs. wife of James Bright, Esq. M. D. of a 5th June. dau. 27th May.
Jackson, Mrs. wife of the Rev. John Jackson, Rece Browell, Mrs. wife of the Rev. James Browell, M. A. tor of St. James', of a dau. 29th May. of a dau. 16th June.
Kerry, Countess of, of a dau. 27th May. Brown, Mrs. wife of R. Brown, Esq. M.D. of a dau. Kinglake, Mrs. Ssrjeant, of a dau. at Eaton Square, at Kevernalls, near Lymington, 28th May.
15th June. Bryant, Mrs. George, at Park-street, Islington, of Kinlock, Mrs. wife of J, J. Kinlock, of Kair, of a a son, Ist June.
dau. 3rd June, Buckle, Mrs, widow of Capt. Edmund Buckle, Bengal | Laurie, Mrs. John, of a son, at Hyde Park-plece, Art. of a son, 3rd June.
31st May, Calland, Mrs. John Forbes, of a dau. at Paris, 28th Lyttleton, Lady, of a son, 12th June. May.
Mac Leod, wifs of Capt. Norman Mac Leod, BenCharteris, Lady Anne, of a son, 2nd June.
gal Engineers, of a dau. at South Crescent, BedCharters, Mrs. Major, of a dau. at Padua, 18th ford-square. May.
Majoribanks, Mrs. Edwară, jun. of a son, 13th Clarke, Mrs. W. Gray, of a dau. at Tours, both June. June.
Marston, Mrs. Thomas, of a son, at Ampthill Cliff, Mrs. William, of a dau, at Brompton, 16th Square, 2nd June. June.
Mariin, Mrs. Wm. of Hyde Park Square, of a son, Cosser, Mrs.wife of the Rev.W.M. Cosser, of a son, 29th May. at Tichfield. 30th May.
Masterman, Mrs. Henry, of a son, 26th May. Crosse, Mrs. Edward Wilson, of a dau, at Torring. Oakes, Mrs. Col. R. M. of a son, at Dincham ton Square, 2nd June.
Lodge, Norfolk, 6th June. Crosth waite, Mrs. wife of the Rev. J. C. Crosth-Oliver, Mrs. wife of J. R. Oliver, Esq. M.D. of a waite, of a dau. 3rd June.
son, at Kennington, 10th June, De la Motte, Mrs. wife of Edward De la Motte, of Peake, Mrs. Robert William, of Lleweny House,
the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, of a New Finchley Road, of a dau, 28th May. dau. 31st May.
Pelly, Mrs. Albert, of a son, at Walthamstow, Douglas, Dirs. wife of the Rev. Alexander Douglas, 29th May. of a son, at Harley-street, 12th June.
Phillips, Mrs. Robert, of a dau. at Gloucester Villa, Downe, the Viscountess, of a son, 15th June. Regent's Park, 10th June. Drew, Mrs. wife of the Rev. G. S. Drew, locum Place, Mrs. F. W. of a dau, at Delhi, East Indies,
bent of old St. Pancras, of a son, 13th June. 19th April.
3.9. Mrs. wise of the Rev. George Rawlin- Taylor. Mrs. James, of Mechlenburgh Square, of a me of a dau, at Merton, 7th June.
son, 10th June. K: Mrs. wife of Malcolm M'Neill Rind, Esq. Taylor, Mrs. Wilbraham, of a son, 27th May.
Ben. Med. Est. of a son, at Lucknow, 25th March. Teake, Mrs. Robt. William, of Llewy House, New K vers, Lady, of a dau. 24th May.
Finchley Road, of a dau. 28th May. hitson, Mrs. of a son, at Albermarle-street, Tickell. Mrs. Major-Gen. of a dau. 24th May.
Titcomb, Mrs. wife of the Rev. J. T. Titcomb, of Rand, Mrs. wife of Capt. J. H. Rowland, J. N, a dau. at Cambridge, 10th June. of a dau. 2nd June.
Todd, Mrs. Joseph, of a dau. at Mousley Park, Rople, Mrs. wife of Dr.'Royle, Professor King's Col- Surrey, 2nd June. ege, of a son, 8th June.
Tuffnell, Mrs. E. Carleton, of a son, 13th June. Salmond, Mrs. James, of a son, at Waterfoot, Cum Turner, Mrs. wife of the Rev. Sydney Turner, of a beriand, 16th June.
dau. Ist June. Saunders, Mrs. John, of a son, at Southend, 2nd Turner, Mrs. Marshall, of a son, at Torrington Sq.
29th May. Sharpe, Mrs. John, of a dau. at Waltham Cross, Tyndall, Mrs. T. o. of a dau. at the Fort, Bristol, Toch June.
13th June. Sheppard, Mrs. wife of the Rev. Wm. Sheppard, of Unwin, Mrs. wife of W. Unwin, Esq. of a son, at
a dau. at Florena Court, co. Ferian 28th May. Putney, 6th June. Skinner, Mrs. wife of Allan Maclain Skinner, Esq. Vardy, Mrs. wife of the Rev. Charles Fox Vardy,
Barister-at-Law, of a dau. at Brighton, 7th June. M. A. of a dau. 6th June. Soares, Mrs. N.J. of a dau. at Fitzroy-Squre, 3rd West, Mrs. William Thornton, of a dau. at ClapJune.
ham Park, 27th May. Spicer Mrs. John W. Gooch, of a dau. at Coth. Willoughby, Mrs. Charles, of a son, at Wollaton more, 26th May.
Rectory, 13th June. Stilwell, Mrs. Arthur, of a son, at Hillingdon, Winkworth, Mrs. Stephen, of a dau, at Purbrook 6th June.
Lodge, Hants, 25th May. Sutherland, Mrs. Alexander John, of a son, 5th Winter, Mrs. wife of Charles Winter, Esq. late Capt. June.
66th Regiment, of a dau. 15th June. Swindell, Mrs. J. G. of a dau, at Kilburn Priory, Wood, Lady Mary, of a dau. 27th May, 4th June.
Woodhouse, Mrs. Henry R. of a son, 16th June.
Aspinall, Henry Kelsall, youngest son of the late bighshire, to Ellen, daughter of the late John
John Aspinall, Esq., of Birkenhead, to dlargaret, Wood, Esq., of Worthing, 8th June. only daughter of John Haselden, Esq., of Rock Boyrenson, Thomas Adolphus, Esq., M.D., of the Ferry, 8th June.
Hon. Company's Bombay Army, to Augusta Athill, the Rev. William, of Brandistone-hall, Marianne, only daug later of the late Francis
county of Norfolk, and Sub Dean of the Swinfen, Esq., of Lapley, Stafford, 5th June. Collegiate Church of Middleham, in York- Bright, John, Esq., of Rochdale, M.P., shire, to Caroline Amelia Halsted, only daughter Margaret Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late of the late Captain John Halsted, R.N., 8th William Leatham, Esq., banker, Wakefield, 10th June.
June. Baird, Charles J. Esq., late of Shotts, to Elizabeth, Broughton, Robert John Porcber, Esq., M.A.,
youngest daughter of John Haliday, Esq., of St. eldest son of Robert Edwards Broughton, Esq., Petersburgh, 11th May.
of Melcombe-place, to Louisa Diana, eldest Banks, William, Esq., of London, to Miss Mar- daughter of Charles Heaton Ellis, Esq., of garet Banks, of Snelston, 15th June.
Harley-street and Wyddial-hall, Herts, 3rd June. Blackeney, John, Esq., of Bedford-row, to Saralı, Browne, Henry J., Esq., of Wilmington-square,
eldest daughter of Henry Lainb, Esq. of Hawley, London, surgeon, (late of Hampton, in the Kent, 10th June.
county of Worcester), to Elizabeth, younger Blackburn, Robert B., Esq., son of the late John daughter of the late James Coucher, Esq., of
Blackburn, Esq., of Killearn, in the county of Alfrick, in the same county, 25th May. Stirling, to Francis Georgina, youngest daughter Burgess, Arthur James, eldest son of John Hartley of the late Rev. Edward Dewing, rector of Rain- Burgess, Esq., of St. Heliers, Jersey, to Jane, ham, in Norfolk, 10th June.
youngest daughter of the late John Slade, Esq., Bladon, Edward, Esq., of Warwick-square, Ken- of Devizes, Wilts, 5th June.
sington, to Louisa, eldest daughter of Charles Burrell, Walter Wyndham, youngest son of Sir Whiting, Esq., of Grove-road, Brixton, 10th Charles Merrick Burrell, of Knepp Castle, in the June.
county of Sussex, to Dorothea, youngest dau. of Bliss, Frederick, Esq., of Pensile-house, Glouces- the Rev. John Jones, vicar of Burley-on-the-Hill,
tershire, youngest son of the late Thomas Bliss, Rutlandshire, 10th June. Esq., of Herne-hill, Surrey, to Caroline, third Carrow, John Monson, Esq., eldest son of the late daughter of the late Samuel Charles Turner, Rev. Richard Carrow, of Redland, GlocesterEsq., of Child Okeford, in the county of Dorset, shire, to Frances Gertrude, daughter of Edmund loth June.
Broderip, Esq., of the Manor-house, Cossing. Bloxam, Robert W lliam, Esq., of Ryde, to Henri. ton, 26th May.
etta Louisa, only child of the late Henry Lock, Caulfeild, W. Montgomerie S., Esq., Lieut. of the Esq., of the llon. E.I.C.S., and granddaughter 66th Regiment, son of Capt. James Caulfeild, of the late Vice Admiral Lock, of Haylands, Isle R.N., to Dora Jane, daughter of Wm. French, of Wight, 10th June.
of Clooniquine, county of Roscommon, and of Bonnor, the Rev. R. M., vicar of Ruabon, Den- Fitzwilliam-square, Dublin, Esq., 8th June.
Chambers, Joseph, Esq., of the Bengal Army, to youngest daughter of Thomas Haigh, E«q., of
Maria, eldest daughter of the Rev. Sir Juhn Colne Bridge-house, Huddersfield, 2nd June. Page Wood, Bart., 10th June.
Girsewald, Baron A., Aide-de-Camp to his Royal Clifford, Charles, Esq., eldest son of George Clif. Highness the reigaing Duke of Brunswick, to ford, Esq., of Wycliffe-ball, Yorkshire, to Mary Annie Fector Munro, daughter of the late GeneAnn, third daughter of John Hercy, Esq., of ral Munro, Novar lodge, Cheltenham, Ist June. Hawthorn hill, Berkshire, 13th Jan.
Granville, the Rev. Court, to Lady Charlotte MurCochrane, James, Esq., of her Majesty's 19th ray, sister of the Duke of Atholl, 10th June.
Regiment, to Mary, daughter of Thomas Gibson Grover, Charles Ehret, Esq., of Hemel llampBrewer, Esq., of Elm-lodge, Pinner, Middlesex, stead, Herts, to Jane. youngest daughter of the and Portland place, Jersey, barrister-at-law, 10th late Wm. Stanley, Esq., of Maryland point, June.
Essex, 1st June. Collette, llenry, Esq., Capt. 07th Regiment, eldest Hallett, Henry Hughes, Esq., of Staple. Inn,' to
son of the Major General J. H. Collette, to Bridget Ann, second daughter of Charles Wm. Katherine, youngest daughter of the late Thos. Hallett, Esq., of Surbiton-lodge, Kingston, 15th Sharp, Esq., Manchester, 25th May.
June. Colman, George A. Esq., youngest son of the Harris, John Hull Walton, Esq., to Ano, relict of
late W. Colmau, Esq., of Shirley, to Frederica the late Thomas Martin Cocksedge, Esq., of the Eleanor Lang, second surviving daughter of Dr. The Hills, Bury St. Edmund's, 19th June. Lang, of Bedford-square, and Newman-street, Henry, Wm. G. P., Esq., second son of Thomas 9th June.
Henry, Esq.,, of Bush-hill, Middlesex, Cooke, the Rev. Wm., B.A., fourth son of Thos. Alice, second daughter of the late Johu Home
Cooke, Esq., of Gorestield, near Manchester, to Scott, Esq., sth June.
Haggiet, of Bury st. Edmund's, 27th May. Col. Join Hicks, Esq., to Katherine Forbes,
fordshire, to Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of the Bombay Army, 10th June. late Edward Rickards, Esq., 16th June.
Hilton, the Rev. Henry Dennie, B.A., curate of Cousin, the Rer. Wm., of the Presbyterian Church, St. Margarett's, and son of the Rev. John Hilton,
Chelsea, to Anne Ross, daughter of the late M.A., of Star Court, Kent, to Anne Jane, elder
David Ross Cundell, Esq., N.D., 15th June. daughter of the Rev. Jemson Davies, M.A., vicar Crosley, Benjamin Charles, only son or he late of St. Nicholas, and confrater of Wigston's
Benjamin Ashward Crosley, Esq., of Great Hospital, Leicester, 3rd June.
sister of Sir Edward B. Baker, Bart., of RanCurry, Capt. Douglas, R.N., son of Vice-Admiral ston, Dorset. 10th June.
Curry, C.B., to Elizabeth, second daughter of Innes, Captain G., Royal Artillery, to Frances Edward Castleman, Esq., of Allandale-hoase, Caroline, widow of the late Hamilton Gyll, Esq.,
Wimborne, and of Chettie, Dorset, loth June. and daughter of Sir John Murray, of Stanhope, Daly, Owen, Esq., M.D. and B.A., second son of Bart., 3rd Jane.
the late E. Daly, Esq., of Mornington-hall, Jarrett, Mr. Griffith, fourth son of J. Jarrett, Esq., West nieath, Ireland, to Emma Maria, yonugest Glasfryn-house, Trawsfynydd, i to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Thomas Oldham, Esq., of youngest daughter of ihe late T. Rowlands, Salttieetby St. Peter's.
Llwyngwern, Machynlleth, 20th May. Dundas, Frederick, Esq., M.P., son of the late Kelgour, Wm., Esq., of Liverpool, son of the late
Hon. Charles Lawrence and Lady Caroline Geo. Kilgour, Esq., of Woburn-place, London, Dundas, to Grace, eldest daughter of Lady and Balcairn, Aberdeenshire, to Janet Lindsay, Grace and the late Sir Ralph Gore, Bart., 2nd dau. of the late Patrick Smith, Esq., of GlasJune.
gow, 10:h June. Eaton, the Rer. Walter, M.A., of Merton College, Kirk, Rupert, Esq., of the E.I.C.S., to Elizabeth,
Oxford, to Isabella, youngest daughter of G. F. eldest daughter of Robert Womersley, Esq., of Iddins, Esq., of the Woodrow, Worcestershire, Stratford-green, Esses, 1st June. 11th June.
Landor, the Rev. Chas. W., vicar of Wichenford, Edwards, James, Esq., M.D., to Eliza Ellen, dau. Worcestershire, to Caroline, youngest daughter
of the late Jonathan Smith, Esq., 8th June. of Wm. Stanton, Esq., of Longbridge-house, Everett, Marven, youngest son of the late Wm. Warwickshire, sth June.
Marven Everett, Esq., Heytesbury, Wiltshire, to Lane, Edward W., Esq., advocate, to Margaret Maria, eldest daughter of Mill Pellatt, Esq., Mary, youngest daughter of the late Sir Wm. Plaistow, Essex, 15th June.
Drysdale, of Pitteuchar. For, the Rev. R. Store, youngest son of George Layard, Rev. C. Clement, vicar of Mayfield, Sta.
Townsend Fox, Esq., of Durham, to Mrs. Robt. fordshire, son of the Rev. B. V. Layard, of Day, eldest daughter of the late Rev. W. Uffington, Lincolnshire, to Sarah, eldest dau, of Bassett, of Netber-ball, in the county of Suffolk, the late S. J. Somes, Esq., of Stratford.green, 9ih June.
Essex, 3rd June. Frere, A. E., Esq., Lieut, in her Majesty's 21th Lendon, Rev. William Penry, of Monmouth, to
Regiment, to Miss Elizabeth Palmer, daughter Eliza, eldest daughter of the Rev. E. Withers, of Quartermaster James Price, of the came of Boguor, Sussex, 9th June. regiment, lith Jan.
Madden, Lewis P., Esq. M.D., son of the late Frost, Chas. Maynard, Esq., of Ladbroke Grore, Lewis P. Madden, Esq. of Clifton, to Ellen, re
Notting Hill, third son of the late Roht. Frost, lict of Captain Sir Edward Astley, R.N., of Hay.
Esq, of the Hon. E.I.C.S., to Enma, youngest selden, Kent, 14th June. | daughter of the late James Adams, Esq., of Maxwell, Lieut.-Colonel Sir William A., Bart., of Plaistow, Essex, 10th June.
Calderwood Castle, Lanarkshire, to Catherine Gale, Robert Leake, Esq., eldest son of Thomas Cameron, relict of the late Captain H. P. Gill,
Augustus Gale, Esq., of Queen-square, Blooms- of the 50th or Queen's Own, and tifth daughter
Meeson, John, Esq., third son of Thomas Meeson, Gayton, George, Esq., of Much Aadham, Herts, to! Ewy. of Stratforit. co. Essex, to Anne Maria,
Sarah Anne, eldest surviving daughter of Thos. fourth daughter of William Sewell, Esq. of Plai
Samuel Mott, Esq., of the same place, May 29th. stow, in the same county, 1st June.
of Newark-vn-Trent, Nuits, to Elisabeth, Gylbou Moneypenny, Esq. of Hole-house, Keut,