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Farewell Meeting at Cwmaman.

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A LIVELY PRINCESS. There is an abundance of good stories like the following in My Memories (Nash), by Princess Caroline Murat: Princess Metternich was original. She once shocked her demure friends by giving a ball at the Austrian Embassy during Lent. Such an in- fraction of religious duty was amazing; but no invitations were declined. Dancing went on un- til midnignt and we were getting hungry. Sud- denly the orchestra ceased playing, and the hostess, standing in the middle of the room, re- minded the assembly that this was a Lenten ball, and that Lent meant fasting; and she warned her friends not to expect any supper, although they might stay as long as they pleased. We imagined that it was merely a joke to hide the fact th»t a supper would presently be announced, and the reputation of the Embassy for hospi- tality be magnificently maintained. No supper was served, however, and the company dispersed to get food elsewhere. I liked Brab (Major-General J. Brabazon). The very first evening at dinner, I remarked that he wore his hair parted in the middle, a I thing I particularly dislike. It gives a man such an effeminate look. Turning to him, I said some- thing of the kind in a low voice. To my horror he called one of the men-servants and bade him fetch a comb; then and there at table, the man holding a mirror, he parted his hair at the side, and I never saw it parted in the middle again, although we remained great friends, and often met in London till, with the courage and pluck which characterised him, he volunteered for the Ashanti war, and the smartest soldier ever in the I Guards re-entered the Army as a trooper, and left Waterloo, with his buttonhole and lavender kid-gloves, to join his regiment.

THE IDEAL WIFE.'

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Cwmaman Flower Show.

Death of Mr William Thomas,…

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A MINISTER'S MEMORIES. j

A PASTORAL.

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