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behalf of the injured Matilda ; and queen left Cronenburg. The last a formal divorce separated her moments which this amiable for ever from her husband,
Princess spent in the Danish do
minions, were distressing in the Measures were now taken for highest degree. She was now the removal of Queen Matilda under the necessity of parting from Cronenburg. The small || from her only comfort, the only town of Aalborg, in Jatland, was object of her affection, her infaat first intended for her residence, | daughter; and of leaviug her in and she herself seemed to wish to the hands of her sworn enemies live within the Danish dominions. For some' minutes she fondly prese But when she heard of the melan sed the babe go her bosom, and choly end of her friends, she bedewed it with a shower of tears; changed her resolution. Her bro she then attempted to tear herself ther, the king of England, made an away ; but the voice, the smiles, offer to the Danish court co appoint the endearing motions of her ina her a residence at the palace of fant, were chains that irresistibly Zelly in the electorate of Hanover : drew her back.. At last she cal. this proposal was acuepted; and led up all her resolution, took her it was at the same time agreed, once more into her armıs, imprint, that she should still keep the title ed upon her lips, with the impe.. and rank of a Qucen. Her dotver tuous ardour of distracting love, of 250,000 dollars was returned, the farewell kiss, returned her to and an annuity of 30,000 dollars her attendants, and cried, ' Away, fubou! 5000l. sterling) settled away! I now possess nothing upon her for life,
On the 27th of May, two Eng. At Zell, Matilda appeared in lish frigates and a cut:er, * arrived her true and native character:at Helsingor; and on the 30th the Divested of the retinue and pomp
which, on the throne of Denmark, This squadron was commanded by the gallant Captain Macbride, whose
veiled her in a great degree from conduct upon this, as on every other
observation, the qualities of her occasioni: was that of a gentleman, a
lieart displayed themselves in her brave officer, and a true patriot. He little court at Zell, and gained her conducted her to the frigate in his barge universal love. --the squadron saluted her upon her coining on board, as the sister of the
Her person was dignified and Dritish monarch ; and as soon as she
graceful; she excelled in all the was on board, he hoisted Danish col.
exercises benefitting her sex, birth vurs, and insisted that the fort of Cro
and siation ; shc danced the finest neniurg should salute her as Queen of Denniark; which salute he returncd
minuet of all the fcmales at the
14 with two guns.css.
Danish court, and managed tho
horse with uncommon spirit and' || -The feelings of the sovereign address. She had a taste for mu were absorbed in those of the mosic, and devoted much of her ther; and if she wept the day time, while at Zell, to the harpsi- | when she quitted the isle of Zeaehord. The characteristic style | land, it was because she was bereft of her dress was simplicity; that of the dear objects of her materof her deportment an affability na fondness. which, in a person of such high ránk, might be terned extreme A few moments before her condescension. Her talents were
death she shewed with transports extensive, and living been culti-of joy, to the first lady of her bedvated by reading, they displayed chamber, a portrait of the Prince themselves on all occasions. She Royal, her son, which she had just conversed with perfect facility in received. It happened that a few French, English, German, and days afterwards, this lady entered Danish, and to these attainments the queen's apartment at an unushe added a thorough knowledge
sual hour ; she was surprized at of the Italian, which she studied hearing her majesty talk though and admired for its beauty and de- || quite alone. While she thus stood licacy. Her" manners were the in mute astonishment, unable to most polished, soft, and ingratiat-retire, the queen suddenly turned ing, and even the contracted state round, and addressing her with of her finances could not restrain that efarming smile which she athat princely munificence of tem. lone could preserve at a moment which kept her purse conti
when her heart was torn with senper nually open to distress and mise. sations of the acutest anguish :ry. Naturally cheerfnl and happy
« What must you think,” said she, in disposition, even the dark cloud
« of a circumstance so-extraordiof adversity could not alter the nary as to find me talking though sweetness and serenity of her tema quite alone ? but it was to this dear per." Though banished with eve and cherished image that I adrý circumstance of indignity from
dressed my conversation. And the throne of Denmark, she yet
what do you imagine I said to it? retained no sentiment of revenge
Nearly the same verses which you against the authors of her fall sent not long ago to a child sensi. or the Danish people in general.
ble to the happiness of having Her heart was not tinctured with found a father-verses," added ambition, and she looked back to she, « which I altered after this the diadem which had been torn manner :from her brow with calmness and
" Eh! qui donc, comme moi, goutervit magnanimity. It was not the
la douceur crown that she regretted; her De t'appeller mon fils, d'etre chere a ton children alone employed her care. coeur !
?ich she was i. to his assistance the celebrated, | death, and the impression' which
Toi qu'on arrache aux pras d'une mere took place on the 10th of May, sensible
1775, expressed the most hearty Qui ne pleureque toi; dans ce destin ter.
forgiveness of all those enemies rīble.”
by whom, during her life, she had
been The lady could not make any re
persecuted and calumniated. p!y ; qvercome with her own e., motions, she burst into tears, and
Her majesty's remains were in. hastily retired from the royal pre
terred with her maternal ancestors the Dukes of Zell, with a pompe
suited to her dignity. The streets, In the begioning of May, 1775, and the great church were throng she was seized with the disorder ed with crowds of people, impresswhich proved fatal to her. Ley. || ed with the sincerest, sorrow by ser, the physician by whom she the event which had called them was attended, dieaded the event together. It was a scene the most from the first moment. She was
affecting and awful that can be no stranger to his apprehensions, imagined ; and when the funeral and impressed with a sentiment of sermon was delivered, the numer-, her approaching end, she said to ous audience melted into tears, him, “ You have twice extricated: ll and were overcome with emotions, me from very dangerous indispo.. to be compared only with those of sitions, but this exceeds your skill; the famous Bossuet on a similar I know that I ain not within the occasion, the interment of Henrihelp of medicine."
When theretta, duchess of Orleans, about a dangerous nature of her dişorder, century before. I became generally known, anxiety
Suoi c and consternation, pervaded her But the most striking proof of whole court, by
the love and attachment borne to dolized Her physiciun called in her majesty's memory after her:
Dr. Zinmernian, of Hanover, but her virtues had made among all her majesty's liness, which proved ranks of people in the country, to be a most malignant spotted fe where she died, is the resolution ver, basicd cvery exertion of their | draivn up soon afterwards by the slill. Shc bore the pains of her states of Luneburg. It was as distcmper with exemplary pati. follows:-" The nobility and the cpce, and cven showed the most stales of the duchy of Luneburg Scherous and delicate aifention to assembled, have resoloud in their the ladies by whom ship was at session on the 10th of June, to tended. She preserved her speech, i present a request to the King of senses and understanding to the Great Britain, to obtain permission last moment, and only a short time 10 erect, at Zell, a monument in previous to her dissolution, which meinory of the qualities of mind
and heart of the late Queen of pretty plainly expressed his 'senti; Denmark, as well as of the devo ments' on the matter. As soon as tion and veneration which they hę attained the direction of public bore to that princess. They in affairs, the Queen Doyager was tend to chuse the first-rate artists obliged to quit Copenhagen ; she for its execution, and they hope | resided at Fredericksburg till her by this avowed proof of their zeal, death in 1796.: The Prince has to perpetuate to the remotest pos: likewise invariably shewn a decidterity, both the profound grief i ed aversion to all those who sided which the premature death of that || against his mother." young queen has spread through a whole province which adored her, and the homage which they rena
For the Lady's Miscellany." dered to that true greatness which disasters and adversities the most eruel only rendered the more re: spectable.”
It has always been a subject of
surprize and astonishment to me, These wishes, so honorable to that any set of men should step the memory of the unfortunate
forward in the world and prescribe Matilda, were granted; and the forms and rules of style in writing, monument, by the celebrated De for those who may feel disposed ser, stands in the garden belonging afterwards to express their senti: to the electoral palace at Zell, ments upon any subject.
ON STYLE OF COMPOSITION.
I do not pretend to deny but A late traveller, adverting to the
that there have been many!
rules catastrophe which precipitated the Queen Matilda from the throne of land maxims ļaid down, by men of
wisdom, learning and experience, Denmark observes, that people in
that serve, in many instances, as a Denmark now strive to forget the
guide to express our sentiments who history of that event, which
with clcarness and perspicuity ; is never mentioned among such
but it is very frequent that we see persons as are at all connected
in the writings of these very men, with the court. “ Nevertheless,”
that they are regardless of their continues he, “I have had several
own maxims and have overstept conversations on the subject with
the bounds that they have prea gentleman who is honored with
scribed for others. the intimacy of the royal favour. The butchery of Struensee and The style and composition of Brandt is regarded with horror, writers are as various as their difand the fate of the amiable but ferent inclinations and capacities, unfortunate queen is universally and almost every author of any deplored. The Crown Prince has note has a manner of expressing
his thoughts and ideas peculiar When a tale is told, the nearer, to himself, and which if he ato the language and description aptempts to step out of often approaches to nature and simplicity, pear tnatural and ridiculous. the greater effect it has in inter
esting and affecting our feelings There was Shakspeare, whose I would apply this observation to writings will remain to be consum the much admired story of Sterne's ed with the last wreck of time, Maria, which has ever been ese never was guided by any set of teemed as the master piece of his rules or style in composition, for hand; from beginning to end is to they would only have been a curb be seen such remarkable unaffecta and restraint upon his genius, and ed simplicity and beauty, as to fully suppressed those inimitable beau
demonstralé, that any set of rules ties and strokes of nature that in composition, would only serve. could flow from no other fountain, to embarrass the sallies and imthan a mind like his, without pre- \ pulses of passion, which is the cept and without form, but at times
mother of the most apt and happy beautiful and graceful beyond descriptions in every author of comparison.
genius, whose productions have
rescued his name from oblivion His mind was the miniature of
and secured his immortality. Dature, and although his language
Sonae critics have pretended to is generally crude and in harmonious, yet it can only be said to be lay down certain rules relative to the effusions of a mind not perfect ;
the collocation of words and the but it must be acknowledged, that
formation of sentences, but withhe has made such master strokes out much success, as they never with his pen, and painted nature
could get any author to follow and life in such true and perfect them, nor have they been able to colours, as to surpass all who have
follow them themselves, for they lived before or since his time. only serve to embarrass and per-:
plex, those beauties that would Art and refinement have done
otherwise appear. a great deal for mankind, but Na
I do not by any means intend to ture has done more.
insinuate, that an adherence to another of her favourite children,
grammatical rules is not necessaon whom she was extremely boun
ry, for they serve to aid the pertiful in her gifts and endowments. In his works he was faithful in his spicuity
and harmony of language,
which I consider as two of the representation of her
like her he
most essential and ornamental was without rule or form; at the
qualities that constitute the beausame time possessed all her varie- || ties of writing: ty and beauty.