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WELCOME, LITTLE PRINCELY STRANGER!

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MAY HEAVEN BEFRIEND IT The little infant of the Prince and Princess of Wales that has just breathed the breath of life, besides being heir to the mightiest empire in the world, is the one only link in blood between two fierce antagonisms now threatening to rend Europe in twain, and deluge it with blood, for no one can say how many years (says a contempo- rary). English, Dane, Saxon, and Hanoverian, Scan- dinavian and German, the blood that scarcely beats in its veins, is near akin to that of many contending sovereigns. Helpless and motionless, it represents a rapid course of events, which seems to have seized Europe, and even this quiet isle, as if a comet had suddenly added its momentum to our earth, and com- pelled a diversion Within nine short months two deaths have placed its grandsire on a disputed throne, and called into activity an endless question of dynas- ties, constitutions, and races. Though it reposes in a charmed circle of pacific hopes and kind wishes, yet there rages out of doors, round its cradle, an all but fra- tricidal war. Several times, indeed, in the course of our history, the cable by which we hold on our ancient anchorage has been strangely twisted with strands of sorrow and strife. It is through the son of the wan- dering Princess Elizabeth, and the son of the unfortu- nate Mary, that we trace to the Conqueror. Happily, in the immediate prospects of the Royal babe just added to our line there is nc dark cloud, no fatal ques- tion of succession or religion. It is born to a lofty state and an undisputed rule. So Nature, so Heaven befriend it, a generation yet unborn will look to it with loyal hope, another generation with loyal love and trust, and at length, another with loyal and grate- ful recollections. To make the above perfect we must attach some account of the events which preceded the birth of the young Prince, as under:- Friday was a grand day on the ice at Virginia Water-His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales left Frogmore Lodge at a quarter past eleven o'clock in the forenoon, in an open carriage and pair, with several gentlemen of his suite, and arrived at Virginia Water shortly before twelve o'clock. Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales followed in a close carriage, accompanied by her ladies in attendance. Their Royal Highnesses immediately proceeded to the lake, where they were met on the ice by about forty ladies and gentlemen, many of the gentlemen belong- ing to the London Skating Club. Two sides were chosen for the game of hockey. Those on the Prince's side were distinguished by a white riband on the left arm. The game was kept up with great animation until 2 o'clock, when the Prirce and his companions repaired to the Fishing Temple, where they partook of a sumptuous luncheon. After- wards they returned to the lake and resumed the game of hockey, which they kept up until a quarter | to 5 o'clock, when the Prince left for Frogmore. His Royal Highness proved himself a first-rate skater and player, being aa active with his hockey stick as he was on his skates, and puzzling many of the most expert players. Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, who is an excellent skater, seemed much interested in the pn.rng and was occasionally driveh about in a sledge, The Princess left Virginia Watenat 4 o'clock. Besides the Royal visitors and suite, there were up- wards of 500 people present, including a large number of ladies, who displayed much skill and grace in the performance of several difficult figures. This exciting scene was much enlivened by the performances of the band of the Royal Horse Guards (Blue), who were comfortably seated round a large charcoal fire on the banks efww lake, noax4a the EMhmg Temple.

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