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been incorporated into the preceding have a certain tree cut down, and then portion of this article, are the following: rapidly asked the colonel's opinion, in a * At a levee, soon after the experiment manner indicating that he expected an on gunpowder had been made," says absolute approval of his intention. The Bishop Watson, “ the Duke of Rich colonel, however, respectfully intimated mond informed the king, that they were that he differed in opinion with his maindebted to me for a great improvement jesty on the subject. Ay," said the in its fabrication. On my saying that king, “that's your way; you continually I ought to be ashamed of 'myself, inas contradict me !" “ If your majesty," much as it was a scandal in a Christian replied the Colonel, “ will not condebishop to instruct men in the mode scend to listen to the honest sentiof destroying mankind, the king an ments of your faithful servants, you can swered, 'Let not that afflict your con never hear the truth." After a short science, for the quicker the conflict the pause, the king said, in a very kind less the slaughter.'

manner, “ You are right, Price ; and Passing a handsome new house, he the tree shall stand." asked who was the owner, and on being Gainsborough having said to him, informed that it had been recently pur that painters ought to design the fashions chased by his card-maker, he said, for female dress, the king replied, “I " Then I presume his cards have all am of the same opinion, Gainsborough. turned up trumps."

Why do not you, and Sir Joshua, set Having bought a horse, the seller about it? But they are bewitching handed him the animal's pedigree, enough as it is,-eh?-Gainsborough! which the king immediately returned, eh ?” saying " Take it back: it will do just Gresse, the artist, one of the teachers as well for the next horse you sell." to the royal family, was a man of extra

Lord Bateman, waiting on him one ordinary bulk. The king often visited day, as master of the stag hounds, to his residence at Cookham; and one know when they should be turned out, day, while going up a very narrow, the king gravely replied, “I cannot crooked staircase, which led to Gresse's exactly tell, but I can inform you that bed-room, his majesty whispered to the your lordship was turned out about an lord in waiting, “ It is a wonder how hour ago!"

Gresse climbs up to his dormitory; but “ One day," says Smith, in his ac it will be a much greater wonder how

Nollekens, “ when Cobb, the he will be brought down, if he should upholsterer, (who was remarkable for die here, for there's no flexibility in a the absurd pomposity of his behaviour,) coffin,-eh!--my lord, -eh !". was in the library at Buckingham To conclude, George the Third aphouse, giving orders to a workman, pears to have possessed many amiable whose ladder was placed before a book and some noble qualities. He was enwhich the king wanted, he desired titled, perhaps, to more respect as a Cobb to hand him the work, which in

than admiration as a monarch. In stead of obeying, he called to his man, private life his virtues would not have

Fellow, give me that book! Upon been so inadequately appreciated, nor which the king arose, and asked Cobb his defects so glaringly obnoxious, as what his man's name was. • Jenkins,' they were in the exalted station which answered the upholsterer. “Then,' said it was his fortune to fill. The great the king, Jenkins, you shall hand me blemish of his character was an undigthe book !'"

nified pertinacity in cleaving to opinions On seeing Reynolds's portrait of after the most disastrous consequences Fox, the king said, “ Very like-fine had evinced their absurdity. His great specimen of art; but Gillray is the virtue consisted in the admirable subbetter limner: nobody hits off Fox like serviency of his conduct to the dictates him. Gillray is the man for the man of his conscience. Few men have of the people-eh!- like as my profile equalled, -scarcely any have excelled on a tower halfpenny-eh!"

hím, in purity of motive. If his meaDuring the progress of some altera sures were often attended with unhappy tions in the grounds near Windsor castle, results, his intention in originating he told Colonel Price that he meant to them was, nevertheless, above impeach

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the queen's hand.” The boy boldly his sovereign very busily basting the answered, “ No, but I won't though; bird at the fire. He had good sense because it would dirt my new breeches." enough not to seem to recognise the

During one of his walks in the severe monarch, who entered familiarly into winter of 1785, two boys, who did not conversation with him on the disadknow the king, fell on their knees and vantages of roasting with a string; and besought him to afford them relief; their before his departure, took an oppormother, they said, had been dead three tunity of placing five guineas on the days; and their father was stretched by dresser, in a paper on which he had her on some straw,-sick, helpless, and written with a pencil, “ To buy a jack.” destitute of money, food, and fuel. The The king, on some occasions, evinced king went with them to their miserable much impatience, if accidentally or purhovel, and found that the boys had not posely intruded on: strangers, while exaggerated the distress of their un visiting Windsor castle, were directed happy surviving parent, to whom his on no account to notice his presence, majesty immediately gave some money; if they met him in any of the public and, on his return to the castle, sent apartments; and he often gave those an ample supply of food and raiment to whom he honoured with private interthe hovel. The man ultimately recover views a hint to depart, by significantly ed, and the boys were provided for at looking at his watch. Never, perhaps, his majesty's expense.

was his patience more severely tried The king and the Prince of Wales, than at a private audience which he one day, when rambling near Windsor, granted to Lord George Gordon, a man found a man vamly endeavouring to get who was neither remarkable for his the wheel of his cart out of a hole in the loyalty nor wisdom. On being admitted road, into which it had sunk: they im to the king's presence, his lordship mediately volunteered their assistance, very unceremoniously locked the door, and with some difficulty, the king, the which the lord in waiting had purposely prince, and the carter, by their joint left open. He then said that he had efforts, liberated the wheel. In grati an excellent pamphlet in his pocket, tude for their services, the carter pro which he would do himself the honour posed to treat his unknown friends with and his majesty the pleasure of reading. some ale at the next public-house: they, He accordingly began the pamphlet, however, not only declined his offer, and the king listened very patiently, but to his great astonishment, pre- until it began to grow dark, when his sented him with a couple of guineas. majesty observed, “ I am sorry, my lord, On another occasion, a pair of horses that light fails you; but some other having bolted up a by-lane with the day “ Please your majesty," recarriage, the king, who happened to plied Lord George, " there is no time witness the circumstance, as soon as the like the present; and as for light, a coachman had succeeded in stopping little of that will suffice for me. He the animals, offered to hand out a lady then familiarly poked the fire, the blaze who was riding in the vehicle : she of which enabled him to continue the however, thought proper to keep her pamphlet, which he read to the last seat, and requested ihe king, whom word. The king now expected to be she did not know, to oblige her by as released : but to his amazement, Lord sisting her man to back the horses out George said, “ Please your majesty, I of the lane. His majesty complied with will next read you ten or eleven excelher request, and in a few minutes, the lent letters that I have received from carriage was again on the main road. your protestant subjects in Ireland,

Being overtaken by a sudden and which never were nor ever will be heavy fall of rain, while riding near surpassed.” He then commenced the Stoke, he took shelter in a cottage, letters; and this vexatious interview where he found a girl roasting a goose. lasted for two hours longer; at the Requesting her to put his horse in an termination of which, the fire having adjacent shed, she agreed to do so, on gone out, or ceased to blaze, Lord condition that he would not let the George departed. goose burn in her absence. While she Among the more remarkable dicta was out, her father entered, and found of George the Third, which have not

been incorporated into the preceding have a certain tree cut down, and then portion of this article, are the following: rapidly asked the colonel's opinion, in a * At a levee, soon after the experiment manner indicating that he expected an on gunpowder had been made," says absolute approval of his intention. The Bishop Watson, " the Duke of Rich. colonel, however, respectfully intimated mond informed the king, that they were that he differed in opinion with his maindebted to me for a great improvement jesty on the subject. “Ay,” said the in its fabrication. On my saying that king, “that's your way; you continually I ought to be ashamed of 'myself, inas- contradict me!" " If your majesty," much as it was a scandal in a Christian replied the Colonel, “ will not condebishop to instruct men in the mode scend to listen to the honest sentiof destroying mankind, the king an- ments of your faithful servants, you can swered, Let not that afflict your con- never hear the truth." After a short science, for the quicker the conflict the pause, the king said, in a very kind less the slaughter.'”

manner, “ You are right, Price ; and Passing a handsome new house, he the tree shall stand." asked who was the owner, and on being Gainsborough having said to him, informed that it had been recently pur- that painters ought to design the fashions chased by his card-maker, he said, for female dress, the king replied, “I Then I presume his cards have all am of the same opinion, Gainsborough. turned up trumps.”

Why do not you, and Sir Joshua, set Having bought a horse, the seller about it? But they are bewitching handed him the animal's pedigree, enough as it is,-eh-Gainsborough! which the king immediately returned, eh ?" saying, “ Take it back: it will do just Gresse, the artist, one of the teachers as well for the next horse you sell.” to the royal family, was a man of extra

Lord Bateman, waiting on him one ordinary bulk. The king often visited day, as master of the stag hounds, to his residence at Cookham; and one know when they should be turned out, day, while going up a very narrow, the king gravely replied, “I cannot crooked staircase, which led to Gresse's exactly tell, but I can inform you that bed-room, his majesty whispered to the your lordship was turned out about an lord in waiting, "It is a wonder how hour ago!"

Gresse climbs up to his dormitory; but “ One day," says Smith, in his ac- it will be a much greater wonder how count of Nollekens," when Cobb, the he will be brought down, if he should upholsterer, (who was remarkable for die here, for there's no flexibility in a the absurd pomposity of his behaviour,) coffin,-eh!--my lord, -eh!" was in the library at Buckingham- To conclude, George the Third aphouse, giving orders to a workman, pears to have possessed many amiable whose ladder was placed before a book and some noble qualities. He was enwhich the king wanted, he desired titled, perhaps, to more respect as a Cobb to hand him the work, which in- man, than admiration as a monarch. In stead of obeying, he called to his man, private life his virtues would not have

Fellow, give me that book !' Upon been so inadequately appreciated, nor which the king arose, and asked Cobb his defects so glaringly obnoxious, as what his man's name was. • Jenkins,' they were in the exalted station which answered the upholsterer. “Then,' said it was his fortune to fill. The great the king, ‘Jenkins, you shall hand me blemish of his character was an undigthe book !'

nified pertinacity in cleaving to opinions On seeing Reynolds's portrait of after the most disastrous consequences Fox, the king said, “ Very like-fine had evinced their absurdity. His great specimen of art; but Gillray is the virtue consisted in the admirable subbetter limner: nobody hits off Fox like serviency of his conduct to the dictates him. Gillray is the man for the man of his conscience. Few men have of the people-eh!- like as my profile equalled,-scarcely any have excelled on a tower halfpenny-eh!"

him, in purity of motive. If his meaDuring the progress of some altera- sures were often attended with unhappy tions in the grounds near Windsor castle, results, his intention in originating he told Colonel Price that he meant to them was, nevertheless, above impeach

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ment. If, while endeavouring to benefit lection of his success in these cases, Great Britain, he frequently plunged it is probable, strengthened him in his the nation into calamity, a want of wis- / predominant error. During his long dom is to be attributed to him, rather | reign, opinions frequently fluctuated than a want of patriotism. But it is with regard to his character: when impossible to excuse, or account for his his unflinching adherence to his own singular obstinacy in not retracing, or at opinions proved fortunate at last, he least, arresting his steps, when the path was lauded for his firmness; when a he had erroneously chosen was evi- contrary result occurred, he was abused dently beset with dangers; unless it for having been unpardonably pertinamay be presumed, he still thought cious. He was a slave, upon conviction, that, although difficult and perilous, it to consistency; than which, no bugbear would eventually lead to the accom but gross superstition has so materially plishment of an object, which, in his checked the improvement of individuals honest opinion, it was desirable, or per and society at large. On the whole, haps indispensable, to achieve. His however, it is probable that few of his daring perseverance under the most un predecessors, if placed in similar extrapromising circumstances, was, it must ordinary circumstances, would have be admitted, occasionally rewarded with done more good and less evil in their triumphant advantages; and the recol- | day, than George the Third.

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EDWARD AUGUSTUS, DUKE OF YORK. EDWARD AUGUSTUS, of It is related of this prince, that Frederick, Prince of Wales, was born going one day to St. James's, evidently on the 14th of March, 1739. In his in a state of great dejection, the king, second or third year his medical atten his brother, asked him why he was lowdants suspected that he laboured under spirited. “How can I be otherwise,'' some deeply-seated internal complaint; said the duke," eternally pestered as I and by the time he was twelve years am, by my creditors, without having a old, it became evident that he had an penny to pay them ?" The king immeimposthume in his side. He was com diately presented him with a thousand pelled to undergo an operation, which, pound note; every word of which the although successfully performed, is said duke gravely read aloud, and then to have not altogether re-established marched out of the room, singing, loudly his health.

and cheerfully, “God save great George In 1752, he was created a knight of our king," &c. the garter; and in 1756, the king granted When Bubb Doddington showed the him an allowance of £5,000 per annum. duke a room, on the first floor of his In 1758, he embarked as a volunteer (Doddington's) house, absurdly paved with the expedition against Cherbourg ; with marble, observing, at the same at the taking of which he was present, time, that it ought, perhaps, to have and manifested great intrepidity. Hav been on the ground; the duke replied, ing afterwards distinguished himself on “Be easy, sir, it soon will be there." several other occasions, he received the He took great delight in travelling, freedom of the city of London in a gold and was beloved wherever he went, on box; and a handsome compliment from account of his liberality and agreeable the Recorder for his early entrance manners. He died at Monaco, in Italy, into the naval service of his country. of a malignant fever, after an illness of He had previously been created Duke fourteen days only, on the 17th of of York, and appointed one of the September, 1767. His remains having members of his brother's privy council; been embalmed, were brought over to but he never took any part in public England, and interred in Westminster affairs.

Abbey.

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