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ill, we Bre Prince of Leivengen, aged fourteen, and are well assured, know how to estimate a Princess aged ten, and to whom her such a treasure; and the English nation at Royal Highoess the Duchess of Kent is large, ever prone to honour and appreciate appointed guardian, according to the pre worth and virtue, cannot fail to experience sent marriage contract.

the most heart-felt gratification by this This amiable and truly illustrious Prin. Il auspicious marriage.

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LA BELLE ASSEMBLÉE;

For sePTEMBER, 1818.

& Pew and Improved Series,

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUSTRIOUS AND

DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERS.

Pumber One Hundred and fourteen.

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF KENT.

When every virtue that can adorn cess, was the youngest daughter of the late humanity, while it adds lustre to a coronet, || Duke of Saxe-Cobourg; and was educated is found shining conspicuous in those of altogether with her truly excellent aud illustrious birth, the historian and the accomplished brother, bis Royal Highness biographer dwell with delight on such rare Prince Leopold, under the immediate care endowments, and are emulous of handing and inspection of their august and welldown their memorial to posterity; happy informed mother, a Princess whose merit in the idea that such memorial will be per- and judgment have gained her the most petuated to distant ages, a lasting monu- bigh and well-deserved admiration of all ment of the dignity of human nature.

who have the honour and happiness of The members of the present house of approaching her. Saxe-Cobourg are all worthy of the princely Her daughter has proved herself worthy race from whence they sprung, and of the of such a parent: the Princess, in her high and royal alliances they have formed. | single state, lived idolized in the hearts of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, every inhabitant of Cobourg; and in her the illustrious object of this sketch, whose first marriage, which she adorned by her likeness we have the gratification of pre- virtues, she found herself equally loved, senting this month to our readers, was honoured, and estimated throughout the born at Cobourg, in the year 1786, and principality of Leinengeu. Affability and received the baptismal names of Victoria i kindness accompany every word and ges. Mary Louisa.

ture of this exalted and charming female, The Princess was married early in life and while her dignity commands respect, to the Prince of Leinengen, and at his

her amiability ensures the love of all who are demise, which took place in 1814, she was

so happy as to come within her influence. appointed Regent of that principality. By

The Duke of Kent, whose popularity this marriage the Princess of Leinengen continually increases by his late unremithad two children ; a son, the present ting attention to the public good, will, we Prince of Leinengen, aged fourteen, and are well assured, know how to estimate a Princess aged ten, and to whom her such a treasure; and the English nation at Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent is large, ever prone to honour and appreciate appointed guardian, according to the pre worth and virtue, cannot fail to experience sent marriage contract.

the most heart-felt gratification by this This amiable and truly illustrious Prin. Il auspicious marriage.

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