Hide Articles List

3 articles on this Page

(From the Sun.)

(From the John Bull.)

(From the same.)


(From the same.) RAILWAYS.—Nobody can' deny—nobody means to deny that these wonderful eccentricities are wonder- fully useful in certain cases—for the conveyance of letters-of passengers pressed for time- for merchants hurried for business—for anxious parents longing to catch the last look of a dying child, or of an affec- tionate child desiring to receive the parting blessing of a departing parent-for a run-away murderer-a wholesale forger—or better, if you please, a half-pay iieutenant carrying off a rich heiress—all these (and there are many more) are good reasons for adopting the fire and smoke rattledum-slap" style of flitting. But now, really, to hear of Judges going Circuit by hot water in the same train with the thieves they have to try, and the witnesses who are to vouch for them- and our excellent QUEEN Dow AGER-rcally it is as- tounding—(however, in long distances something may be said)—but prince ALBERT coming to town from Windsor in a railroad train, and returning in another to dinner at Windsor It is all the fault of the Conservatives in Parliament if they had not cut his Royal Highness's income down to thirty thousand a year, he could have afforded to have the QUEEN'S horses to bring him to London. As it is, Slough is to his Royal Highness the Slough of Despond, and he is literally drixen to the Railway. In the Standard of Friday, which we saw after we had written this, we find what follows:- (Private correspondence of the Morning Herald.) Prince Albert travelled to-day for the first time in England, per railway. An express arrived at the Castle this morning, about lutlfpast eleven o'clock, bringing the painful intelli- gence that the Princess Augusta's illness had assumed so alarming an appearance that it was feared her Royal High- ness would survive but a few hours. Her Majesty, who was greatly affected at the intelligence, immediately urged the Prince to lose no time in proceeding to Clarence House. Accordingly Sir Edward Bowater was despatched to the station between one and two, o'clock, to order an especial train to be in readiness to convey his Royal Highness to Pad- dington at three o'clock. At that hour the Prince arrived at Slough, where a train, to which was attached the Sun- beam Engine, with its steam well up, was awaiting his arrival. The Prince .reached Paddington in exactly 23 minutes. His Royal Highness left Paddington on his return to Windsor, in the Company's state carriage, to which was attached the North Star engine, and arrived at Slough in 22 minutes. His Royal Highness more than once expressed the great delight he experienced at railway travelling. The expressions of delight on the part of his ROYAL HIGHNESS at getting back to Windsor at so rapid a pace, nobody can doubt; but, we must beg to observe that, as Her MAJESTY was most anxious that his ROYAL HIGHNESS should lose no time in proceeding to Clarence House, the shortest plan would have been for Sir EDWARD BOWATER to have ordered hor- ses to his Royal Highness's carriage, who in that case would have been at St. James's about two, or half- past, being somewhere about half an hour before a train at Slough could be got ready to take his Royal Highness to Paddington, whence his Royal Highness was afterwards to be driven to the Palace!