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POETRY.

A CONSERV \TIVE SONG. -

CHINESE VERSION OF THE ATTACK…

O K I G I N A L CHARADES.

THE PRINCE OF WALES.

THE ARMS OF WALES.

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THE ARMS OF WALES. It is generally considered that the Principalilyof NVales has no arms, an opinion founded doubtless oil Wales having no College of Arms, and conse- quently, possessing no heraldry like either England, Scotland, or Ireland. On reference, however, to the best authorities, it will he found that the ensign of Cad-A-alla(It-r, the la,t King ot the B,itoi-,s, wa- a Red Dragon. Henry the Seventh wore it as the dexter supporter to his arms He likewise adopted as the Badge of Wales a Dragon passant, wings elcrated, gules upon a nioitnt reit. It is f,ni it-.(. device of the Red Dragon this Monarch created the Pursuivant of Arms, Rouge Dragon Upon the Great S al of James the First appeared the banner of the Arms of Cadw^lUder, viz: Az. a cross pattee fitchee or, to show the descent from the Welsh blood royal. Another authority asserts that that the ancient armorial bearing-s of the Principality are quarterly yules and or. ill eticit quarter a lion passant guardant countercharged. It is stated in Berry's Encyclopaedia Heruldica, that the follow, ing badge also appertains 'o Wales, v;z :-Upon a mount vert a dragon passant, wings elevated gules. It is evident that armorial bearings were known to the Cymrtf or natives of Wales at a very earlv period, which is proved trom the office of Arwijdd- vardd, or herald bard, which existed under the Di-uidical institutions. Originally this officer per- formed the part of a herald at arms by bearing a flag of truce between contending armies, on which occa- sion he generally were a white dress to denote the sacrednesaor purity of his character. In after ages his duties were to pourtray arms, to draw not pedi- greea, and lo register all family occurrence" "f importance. Hence the toccus-tivy Aith whit-h the Welsh genealogies and other domestic records have been preserved from the earliest time". It is also certain that coat armour was common in Wales many centuries ago. The founders of the five royal tribes of North Wales had their peculiar armoiial bearings, and some of these personages lived as I"lIrly all th" ninth century It is, however, pretty evident that there never were any arms peculiar to North Wales as a nation, and this may be attributed to the turbulent aud divided state of the country, which was seldom if ever united und r out- dominion for ten years together. The English Princes of Wales have adopted as their crest the Bohemian feathers, which were generally styled when hi" Majesty Goo!ge the Fourth was Prince of Wales, I the Prince of Wales's Feathers."

THE " DUKE OF CORNWALL'S"…

THE PRINCES OF WALES.

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LINEAL DISCENT OF THE PRINCE…

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HEIRS APPARENT AND PRINCE…

THE ORDER OF ST. DAVID.,

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