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THE WHOLE FOUNDED ON RECENT FACTS,
AMONG OTHER THINGS
AN AUTHENTIC AND HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED
Account of Court-Cabals,
BY EDWARD BARRON, ESQ.
EMBELLISHED WITH ENGRAVINGS.
** The first and most .cobsiderable branch of the King's Royal Family, regarded
BLACKSTONE's Commentaries, vol. i.
Some explanation may be thought necessary 'of the object and nature of the “Memoirs,” which the Author now submits to the Public attention.
It can hardly be required that he should point out more particularly, or more personally, the Individual to whom the following sheets principally refer; since no one, in a history, founded upon facts, as this is, can fail to recognize a parallel to those striking incidents which the actual life of the persecuted Caroline of B.... presents to observation.
To humanity, to sympathy, this near resemblance might alone be sufficient apology for its obtrusion upon their notice; but, when the illustrious birth of that Individual;--her exalted rank;-her unmerited sufferings;--are considered, it is presumed that such memoirs will be read with increased interest. ...
Their principal value, however, (so far as their humble merit may be thought to go,) must result from political considerations. The Princess, whose misfortunes, and trials, and wanderings they profess to record, is nearly allied to the first throne in the world. In the course of human events, each hour that fleets away may call her to partake it; while years have. already elapsed, since the bonds of conjugal amity and affection, that bound her to the heir of regal diadems and mighty sceptres, were rudely torn asunder, by the arts of deep and desperate malice;—the breath of secret calumny, and the frauds of unprincipled adventurers.
The awful crisis approaches ;-and itremains to be ascertained, how far the people of a great Empire, may hope to see that example of domestic affection and felicity, which has long been peculiar to their throne, perpetuated in the conduct of its next possessors..
It is hardly necessary to state, that these lines were written immediately prior to a late most deeply-lamented event. The Illustrious Parties must feel that the eyes, not only of their own subjects, but of Europe, are upon them.
SECRET MEMOIRS OF CAROLINE:
(FOUNDED ON RECENT FACTS.)
“This was the noblest Roman of them all.”...
The vicissitudes of human greatness, and the miseries of human power, have been in every country the theme of the poet, and the contemplation of the philosopher. Ages have only combined to read the same moral lessons, and experience still survives to confirm the melancholy truths which they convey to the arrogance of
pride, and the splendor of dominion. While it · has been the lot of few to realize the delightful
charm, which contentment spreads around the boards of all those who are wise enough to seek her,—Poverty, bending under its burden, and starving with its wants, has rashly imagined, that those who are furthest removed from the enjoy, ments of luxury, and pomp, and revelry, are the