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THE PRINCE OF WALES. As some interest may attach to a perusal of what took p'ace on the birth of the last Prince of Wales (George IV.), we extract the followinar account from the Annual Hegister, for the year 1762 The episode of the captured treasure, though not properly be- longing to the subj,-ct, was too prominent a feature to be omitted:- cC Thill morning (Aug 12, 1762), at half an hour past seven, the Queen was happily delivered of a prinre, her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wa!es, several Lords of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and the Ladies of her Majesty's Bedchamber being present. This great and important news was immediately made known to the town by firing of the Tower guns and the Piivy Council being assembled as soon as possible thereupon, it was ordered that a form of thanksgiving for the Queen's safe delivery of a prince should be prepared by his Grace the Arch- bishop of Canterbury. to be used within the bills of mortality on Sunday next, and throughout the King's dominions, the Sunday after the respective ministers shall receive the satno. It was likewise ordered, that in every part of the public service where the royal family is appointed 10 be particularly prayed for, the following form shall be ot,Prved o Our gracious Queen Chailolte, his R ynl Highness the Prince, her Royal Highness the Princess Dow- ager of Wales, and all the royal family. "The Queen was brought to bed at 24 minutes after seven, after being in labour some what above two houra. Her Majesty found herself not well at two o'clock, and abcut three notice was sent to the Priucesa of Wales that the Queen was not well, upon which her royal highness hastened to St. James's, and was there by four o'clock. About five, orders were sent to the gieat officers of state to attend; and there were present the Archb:shop of Canterbury, the Duke of Devonshire, he Duke of Rutland, the Lords Hardwicke, Huntingdon, Talbot, Ha ifax, Bute, Masham, and C intilupe, and all the ladiea of the bedchamber and the maids of honour. The Qneen was delivered by Mrs. Draper; Dt. Hunter wa. in waiting, in calle o' his help being wanted. The archbishop was m the room, and the lords in a room adjoining, with a door open into the Queen's apartment The person that waited on the King with the news of her Majesty's being delivered of a prince received a present of a 6t500 bank bill" A few days after the birth of George IV. he was exhibited publicly at the palace for several days in auccession, all respectably-dressed persons being freely admitted. Thousands of persons of both sexes availed themselves of the privilege, for the two-fold purpose of showi ig their attachment to the reigning Monarch and of seeing him whom they expected would one day sway the sceptre of this great empire. The public were admitted into the state apartment where the royal inlant was to he seen, from whom they were separa-ed by a network, similar in form to what is used in aviaries, but being composed of fine gold wire. I, The following anthem, composed by Dr.. Na, er., was performed before his Majesty at the Chapel Royal, in thanksgiving for her Majesty's sale de'ivery of a priDCP Ie '0 clap your hand-, together, all ye people. 0 sing with the voice of melody. "c 0 sing praises, sing praises, unto our Got) I 0 sing praises unto our King. Lo, children, and the fruit of the womb are an heritage and gift that cometh of the LORD. "'Like as the arrows in the hand ot t he iaDI, even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them. He shall not be ashamed when he speaketh with his enemies in the gate. .1. Lo, thus shall the man be blessed that fearetb the LORD. Hallelujah.' On the 17th, the King was pleased to order letters patent to be passed under the aeal of Great B itain for creating his Royal Highness the Prince of Great Britain (Electoral Prince of Brunswick- Lunenburg. Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Great Steward of Scotland), Prince of Wales and Earl of Cheater. And "On the 18'h of September the ceremony of the christeuing his royal highness was performed in the Great Council Chamber of bis Majesty's palace by his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, his Most Sereoe Highness the reigning Duke of Mecklen- burg-Strelitz (represented by the Duko of Devon- shire, lord chamberlain of his Majesty's household) being godfathers; and her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales being godmother* "The young Prince was named George Augustus Frederick. Attendants on his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales :— "Goveroes*—Lady Charlotte Finch. II Deputy-Governess Mrs. Henrietta Coults- worth. Wet-Nurse—Mrs. Scott. "Dry-Nurse—Mrs. Chapman. "Necessary-Woman — Mrs. Dodson. CI Rockers-Jane Simpson and Catherine John. son." From the statement we have jo-t given, it will be seen that the'title of p, inee of Wales ()e" not pTtain to the royal heir-apparent at his birth, but his conferred by lettei-,4 patent usually within a fe-, days after the event. This was file I'll"" with George IV and that ihe Hon or i* not c usidere hereditary may also be f < ;♦<* fac: 1 !P", on I he death <»» Frederick Pi"- Li *• (atterwar s George HI ) did -><■« u f" a f of course, but va- ciea'ert by i..r'f>r;. tj;it-, f. Au, apart from any inference to be deduced tioin these instances, we have the authority of Seatieit on the subject. In his Tides of Honour" — we print from the quarto of 1614-he thus vvrite- After the Conquest, no ap ciall title more then Primogeni- tusjMus Regis was for the prince, vnti I the nam of PRINCE OF WALES came to hillt. Yet Poly- dere, tpeakiuc of Henry the First his making his aonne William Duke of Normandie, addea, kmc mos nerpsit, vi Regi* deinceps Filium majvrem natu quern sibi succtssorem optassent, Normandie, prin- cipata ilonarent. Hut the time which interceded Hello y the Fir.t ood IL iotvi. Yllde whov, Norman- die ft" 10", will not iuatifie txy such thing at an h',no, at ie Dutv to the Friglisn Ht-wea. He afte, arard in Heorf III. itit iitxii vet-r, ttics. tht in Par ia- itifnt Edumrdus fi its (h. which w, »Mer- .or,i Edward t.) rf mafttriut ad res yrt)>clas jit-amiores eTperienn rediieretur fit »i> ae ineeps ti'mu/que Aquit&nia ac Hybem>& preefectus — Vnds natum vt deinceps vnusqutxrpie, tiez hoc Mcntus institutum Filium maioreo natu Wal ija Ptincipem facore consucueril. it i. I r ue bal W.-les, with G Ireland, and »<»oiiie t)iher terri'ori*- ill Ei>g!»od, Wf* giueti t- itli- Prince Eiw -'Ci hia carriage "iih t'eanor daughter tll A'pho.iao, ILI- g of si-dill. Y I the Principality ot Wale* w t- not in that liff, -0 speciall to thio pmpos". For, after the other, it cornea in the Patent in tll.e • orda only Una eum conquestti nostra Walli<z. Wh,-ii this F,,ied,d Wd- King, he made hie »otine, fcdwartf of Caernaruan, Prince of Walea (a more particular course in poltcie vsd about it, ia in eo. ot our atoriea, whithar I reterre yon), and by that name and Erle of Chester ouniitioued him to Par- liament. But all iheoe made nothing to insest the Title perpetually ill tlMl H ir* apparent, although tomw tiaue delisted otherwi-a. For thi* Edward of Caernoruati (at'fer»ar<ie Edward II.) aotnitioned hio vide-I sonne, Princ- Edward, 1 y the name oil Eaite ot Chester and Fliut owly. But when this Prince w.. Kityg (Edward III.) he in P rliament firti cieates hia aonne the Black F-ifice Dnlioe ot Co and quod prlmojten it as filiiis lift/is Any.- qui foret herettibilis Regno Angliee Joret Uux Cornobie, 4- quo • Ducutu* Cornw iae foret temper ertunc primogenitus ftiiti hegum Anglian qui foret proximus haeies predicto Megno, *"d .,Iue. him Iiut-fe p<)«»e»siona at ( the Ducbie. Tenedum eidum Ituci ipsiut 4' hoeredum sttorvm Regum Anglite, fU jt prun yenitis et dicti loci Ducibus. Since when, the eideat sonnes of our Soueraigu* baue been, by law, accounted Dukes ot Cornwall, ill the fir-t instant of their birth. Nether only, the afdeat in reopee- ofebooluteprim, Cc-iiituoe, but alao the eecot'd or other after the dft )) of the first or toriaer, oil whom thi-4 Title was so cost a* it wao I ttaly resolued tpon ipt,i,d and mature reason, grounded by diuers autorities and presidents, to. he now most tioblepritice C- a,teo. Not I -nsj ait r the some Black Prn-ce "all itnieaied in P'incipa- Illy of Wales, tenendum sibi t heredibus Ttegibus Angliae, since when (neither i* the true beginning of this tifle, of any other tin e) the lieira apparent haue been hoouur d with PRINCE OF WALES; some having been created in liko for ue, others oiti) so. The last creation was in \h: moal hopet';ll "I08"0Ifl, vntime'y cropt out of Bri ain'a Ga den Prince Henry whose title .0 wax often Prt. ce ot Great Britain. In Scotland, the eldest and heire is born PRINCE OF SCOTLAND, Duke 01 Hothgay and Stewart of the Kingdom. The title ot Duke of Rotbaay, has so been, sinee R .ben III. first honoured hia eldest aoune Prince Dnuiit wilti it Yet Henry Lord Darnlay had i al. before his marriage with Queen Vlary. Äni." Rotbaay to the ti. so the Earledo« •! &0. ï. ia Scot: d In the second aonne. TU" "ako the Act of P&4 ti,, ment ander Jti*oo Ill. :()-ir Soutte».ii^o« Lot'.1 with euaaent of hte Thre» fi.t <ii<« of t'te auueaia till hi* (;n. Ito #.&. led-o of with the Portiset-te, is fo**i* i*eia< foi »••». !t". that it itall not fe; letflul to his beiueaaa or his aires, nor his succes-ourcs, to make ag nation of the saide Erledome, or ony part thereof, fra his Crowne in ony %vise: gaifand ih,-tt it sa!i be leiti'ul to him aiid them to giue the sair! Erledome at iheit pleasaunce till any of his or their !onde t;OUlle lauollfu¡ly begotten twixt him and the Queene.




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