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mm• 0LIR NEIGHBOURS IN THE PRINCIPALITY. There is no part of the British dominions more in- vesting than Wales; none that repay the touris Damply for the exertion of a visit, by the grand features of the mountain scenery, intersected J 'ovely sylvan vallies with rich mineral treasure.- "'Coal and iron, and populous towns, inhabited by » shrewd, independent, industrious, and gene- f% deyout race of people. recent visit of the Prince and Princess oi 5*les to the Principality which gives the title to 1)8 heir-apparent of the British throne, occurred very tbrnarkably on the anniversary, and at the place of L"e birth of the son of Edward I, who was called puvard Carnarvon, and who was popularly supposed j born in the Eagle Tower of Carnarvon Castle Pr1125th, 1284. The birth of this first Prince of Wales was the n?a1s of pacifying the angry feelings that agitated e, brave Welsh people. They deemed that their tative Prince Llewellyn, by doing homage to the ![Nuering English King Edward I, had sacrificed national independence. Llewellyn had died w^ing no son, though he had many near kinsmen. "en Queen Eleanor, who well merited the sur- i toe of «the faithful,' gave birth to a prince, her Wal husband resolved to meet the wishes of his subjects in a humorous, yet effectual way. ,"eyImplored him to give them a prince who could iNk neither English nor French, no doubt having in *lr triind the kinsmen of Llewellyn. Edward, 0had been summoned from Conway by the tidings "is son's birth, hastened to Carnarvon Castle, and Ironing the Welsh chieftains, brought out the trapped in a mantle, and said, 1 give you, .rihce of Wales, one who is born here, and can speak English nor French moreover, if you the first words he speaks shall be Welsh.' J|e tradition is, that the chieftains entered willingly J° lhe merry mooi of the king, and vowed fealty faki lial've born Prince* -Ever since that memo- ,Ie day. the eldest son of the reigning monarch is of Wales, though it must be borne in mind Kdward Carnarvon was not the eldest, but the son of his illustrious parents the deaths of L? Princes John, Henry, and Alphonso, left him Jr to the honours, and to more than the usual \VWs' a crown- C|]' lbS ^as another very great historical distinction. ^'stjanity was implanted and flourished there when £ .er parts of Britain were sunk in heathenism, ky) the darkness of remote antiquity, or confused ave traditions of the first preaching of L>^osPe! in Albion. But it is admitted by all his- (^^s'that when the Roman power was supreme in W and, the native Britons fled to the mountain WrfSe8' ani* t'iere *or a8es defied R°"ian> Saxon, LJ! ane> and that the light of the Gospel truth was tyst anc* maintained there. Fuller, in his Church ,^ry. says, The entire body of the British Church lll9 8 time (516) was in Wales, where Bangor on «yen°rth, and Caerleon on the South, were the two J? thereof for learning and religion. ^it'6 ^r'*er we^ remembers about ten years back the ancient city and cathedral of Llandaff .Clty is now more like a village in extent, though n§,traces 0f former greatness. The cathedral, ',stor D 8'and even in decay, WHS being partially flj The aged sexton or verger, a tall, stately bePirj n* w'th a most intelligent manner and address, \,je ^,Surile remark that a lady among the visitors Wi a .*• the remote antiquity of the place, said, himself up, Madam, my ancestors were W s and scholars when yours in England were rant heathens.' not wonderful that people with sueh tradi- 0»nd living amid scenery of such varied beauty, -J*. niauifest many admirable qualilies. WomeQ—for it is to them we must look for the ^tion °f national character—are generally ^j^^trious housewives. Knitting needles may Nsid 3 .^ornest;,c institution in Wales By the Jetj)] e> Pr railway carriages, sitting in the mar- Sin^6' st-anding at the cottage door, travelling, Nabl' Se^'n £ visiting, or gossiping, there is the in- St;„e accompaniment of the rapid click of the X*S needles. F I ^'el ?8 sP'nn'n8 wheel is not quite obsolete, i^Ser 0ini:n cling very much to old customs. the ^"cts they all wear the high-crowned hat, JJJ. C0{nfortable, plain woollen petticoats, that tutors adopted ages a_ o. > in part of the British dominions—not tostuteighlands of Scotland—is a national tyer Ca 'e so general as in the Principality. The Ng j^tn testify to being very much startled on °n th° a cou.ntry church, the day after arriving u the }jj f Previous night, to see, as it seempd owing and7,Pews, a congregation of men only, assem- pr "e*e> too, mostly wearing their hats, it < § th j time, the whole rows of black crowns r the pews was, to a stranger's eyes, ^8 ^,Qar^able sight. Soon, however, when the Af i>e,e raised, neatly frilled cap borders appeared tNed k ^at' aBC* ^era and t*lere a ribbon V1 e shade of the brim, and emulated or con. i\r i ^ne complexions, which seemed almost a' among the comely, well-grown healthy. Welsh women. of music and poetry, and considerable skill A J 18 fou»d in the principality. However harsh ^nger's ear the language may sound when A '}} very fine, liquid and expressive when Jjv0ic P8n vowel sounds seem to prevail, on which SWeils sweetly, and with most melodious Welsh hymns, sung to tunes familiar in 4$aces of worship, are very delightful to the ° a lnach higher sense, is the fervour of l(|j^()t^PPai'ent in the services of the sanctuary. C Hion -e sorrow an(i s'n among those H 8 ValTa'ns' an<^ ^!e t'reen recesses of those bu»e^S' ^or serpent is every- «ii e of vy there are, in many, many a lowly cr ales, virtues of the highest order, based |>,?'nK °ut of, the deepest heartfelt piety.— y Visitor. filer's Church History, vol. 1, page 67. [^Sk *■—: V rtl 0f°\ AN EMIGRANT SHIP.—On Saturdnv, tlie Gcnian emigrant ship Les- 't fl<nev)0re' a ou Fair Isle, between 'V°'lisio Shetlands and, the violence ol t'ie 'O fy rocks breaking the n L sea rus^iec' i") anc' the passengers N er' £ sorae 480 Jn si], were ex- f'^tivej 'nsnt jeopardy. The islanders, how. jVJM tk,,and bravely set to the work of res- Hin a cavern communicating with 0 hio-i!" ch the sljip ,a^' lhe rocks there find precili-otig for any attempt to lO eXtri ,nte'y at the wreck, the passengers ?^ih°n thoCated ^rom the^' Pei'il°us plight, and v\h a tho SUrnmit the isle—for the most K:yZ°^hly destitute condition. Infor- aster was at once sent to ^er* t5«i st*Dnv00ner WHS dispatched thence to the ^c^ea«Ues'. a°d in two trips brought most „ emigl'ants to Lerwick but the un- lHJc°Hvp»5ase the town's population causes ^2,^SenCe' and the distress,of the ship- I can f than the resources o< airly or long be taxed to alleviate.

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