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AN INTERESTING REMINISCENCE. 8 8 Fifty-four years ago the lady who is now Empress 1; )f Germany was present at a ceremony exactly like s ;hat in which she herself was one of the principal c parties on Wednesday. It was the celebration of the è golden wedding of Karl August, Grand Duke of Weimar, her grandfather, whose name has been made famous by his friendship with Goethe. She and her < alder sister, the Princess Marie, had been living with i their mother for about a year at the Russian Court; i but they returned in time for the great event, and it I was they who crowned their grandparents with myrtle. In the same year 1725, the Weimar Court celebrated ) the fiftieth anniversary of the day on which Gcethe entered the little town and on this occasion also the young princesses were among the most prominent of those who offered their congratulations. The aged poet, deeply moved by their kindness, could not utter a word, but taking the hand of each placed it on his heart. He had a considerable share in their educa- tion, and it is well kno wn that the Empress still re- calls with pleasure the days when she associated with him. He was commissioned by their mother to buy a garden for her in Jena, and in its beautiful grounds he would often spend hours with them, showing them pictures, writing Arabic and Chinese characters for their amusement, and telling them stories. On one of her birthdays the Princess Augusta received from the old Grand Duke a silver medal on which was his own portrait. At the same time Goethe sent her an en- graving, accompanying which were some graceful verses that he had written in their favourite garden.— Pall Mall Gazette.

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