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He has a very small moustache, which is very becoming to him. Queen Adelaide is in the group, and Prince Albert's father and brother. The Queen's favorite uncle, the Duke of Sussex, is also there, in capacity of father, to give her away; there are several beautiful women of her household about her person, but the. Queen and Prince Albert of course engage the attention of spectators. There is scarcely any body who has attracted the attention of the public, but what is to be found here. It may, perhaps, amuse some of our own countrywomen to know how the Queen was dressed: she wore on her head a wreath of orange blossoms and a lace veil, with diamond ear-rings and necklace. Her gown was of white satin, with a great deal of beautiful lace, and with orange blossoms all over the body and train. The cost of the lace alone was £1000; the satin was made in London in Spitalfields, where a great number of silk weavers live. As the Queen could not wear, so as to exhibit it, the order of the Garter, where it is usually worn by males, she wore it upon her arm, with its motto of “Evil be to him who evil thinks;" and she also wore the star of the order.
We saw at this exhibition William Pitt and Charles James Fox, whose names are familiar to every one who knows anything about the political history of England; they having, for very many years, been the leaders of the parties known as
Whigs and Tories. There is a group which seems most attractive to young people, which is Louis the Sixteenth of France, Marie Antoinette, 'his queen, and their young son, commonly called the Dauphin, or next heir to the throne. The King and Queen, it is well known, were beheaded by their subjerts in the Revolution at the end of the last century. There is also a representation of a very beautiful woman, who is lying at full length on a bench, and who is represented as being sleeping, and who, from her chest heaving, and the apparent actions of a person whilst slumbering, is often taken for reality.
There is also Voltaire, the French political writer, and a man who thought very differently from many of his neighbours with regard to religion, and who was called an Atheist, because he promulgated opinions which were opposed to the Catholic Religion. In India we have heard much of him, and we are informed he worshipped one God, and his revilers three, or what they call Trinity, and that they should have named him Deist instead of Atheist. He is an extraordinary looking man, dressed so oddly too, with little pinched-up features, and his hair so curiously arranged. We looked much at him, thinking he must have had much courage, and have thought himself quite right in his belief to have stood opposed to all the existing religious systems of his native land. He, however, and those who
thought differently from him, have long since, in another world, experienced that if men only act up to what they believe to be right, that the Maker of the Deist, the Christian, and the Parsee, will receive them into his presence; and that it is the professor of religion, who is nothing but a professor, let his creed be what it may, that will meet with the greatest punishment from Him who ruleth all things.
We have said much about Madame Tussaud's Vax-work, because we were very much pleased; and we know of no exhibition (where a person has read about people) that will afford him so much pleasure, always recollecting that it is only one shilling, and for this you may stop just as long as you feel an inclination. We saw a wax-work figure of Madame Tussaud herself in the exhibition, and when we saw her alive upon leaving the room, we could scarce discover the real from the imitation.
RAILROADS. EGHAM. WINDSOR.
We were apprehensive upon our voyage that we should have had some difficulties in retaining our customs, which our religion as Parsees call upon us to do.
We are accustomed to have our food cooked by one of our own caste, and we require private apartments to perform our devotional duties, and we thought we should have met with some trouble to carry on these things, but in the Portland Hotel, and every other inn and 1: dging house, where we subsequently lodged, we found every convenience, every comfort, and we and our servants were allowed unmolested to do every thing we required.
Neither did we in the course of our residence in England among our numerous acquaintances, find one who condemned our religion or ridiculed its ceremonies; on the contrary, many of them who knew that we could not partake of their hospi
tality for reasons above alluded to, took great pleasure in entertaining us in every way conformably to our manners and feelings.
We came to England by the “ Buckinghamshire" Captain Hopkins, we were now desirous to procure a thorough knowledge of the English and mathematics, and were anxious to place ourselves under a tutor who would instruct us, and a brother of Captain Hopkins, a clergyman, who preached asians mall village called Wraysbury, in the county of Buckinghamshire, and who lived at Egham, undertaking to instruct us, we went by the railroad to see him, and to look at a house which it was thought would suit us. And if we had been astonished at the several description of carriages that
how shall we describe our very great astonishment at what we saw on the railroad ? It was called the Great Western, and it leaves London at Paddington, opening a way to the western coast of England, and is intended to run to Bath, Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
We travelled to a place called Slough, twentyfive miles, in fifty minutes. Only think, within an hour, seated quietly in a beautiful carriage, we were twenty-five miles from London! We did not feel that we were passing so rapidly through the country when we looked at distant objects, but when we looked upon anything near to us, we but saw it and it vanished, and when the other train of carriages passed us, it was almost as if a flash