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BEING

Bell's

COURT AND FASHIONABLE

MAGAZINE,

FOR APRIL, 1821.

A Rew and Improbed Series.

EMBELLISHMENTS. 1. d correct Likeness of KATHARINE of BRAGANZA, QUEEN to CHARLES II. 2 A beautiful WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAIT FIGURE in an ENGLISH CARRIAGE DRESS. 2. A beautiful WHOLE-LENGTH PORTRAIT FIGURĖ in a PUBLIC PROMENADE DRESS.

LITERARY CONTENTS.

Cariogs Court Anecdote

a Picture Buyer

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF DIS

Such Husbands are Scarce. TINGUISHED. AND ILLUSTRIOUS Plans of a Seducer

............................... 157 CHARACTERS.

Encroachments of Love ...............des.... 158 Queen Katharine,

Ormond Cawdor. Person and tem per of the Queen .............. 147 || An Atheistical character

.......................... 160 ........................... ib. A Boarding school Miss

ib. A fortunate fit of peevishness

..................... 161 ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. A happy Marriage

ib. Historical and Select Anecdotes.

Sketches of Public Characters. Anecdote of the late Charles Fox

............... 149 || Ferdinand de St. Pierre ........................... 102 Frederie the Great and General Lagdhon ... ib. | Works of St. Pierre ................... ib. || Domestic changes

.................. 163

............................... 164 ib. His Marriages and Death

ib. ib.

Society of Dunkards. "................................ 150 Situation of the Dunkard Town ............. 165

ib. | Dress, Manners, and Religion .................... 160
ib.

The Listener.
Superstitious Credulity

Modern Good Breeding
ib.

............................... 36. Letter to the Listener on Animosity 167

The Trifler. ***•...• 151

On public foodness in Married Persons ....., 168 ............................ 152

Letter to the Trifler, on Disappointments. ib. A Fairy Tale.

True and false Wit, **********............ 153

Hints on Wit ......... 354 Miscbievous Jests

ib. *............. 155

Analogy between Animals and Vegetables 171 ...................................... 156

The Gleaner's Porte-Folio. ib. || English Pride and French Vanity ........... 179 ib. Society in London sports ...*no.shonous in

Turkish Superstition
Jeu d'Esprit
Anecdote of William III.
Turkish Jealousy
Anecdote of George I.

ib.

Richard Cromwell ..................••

ib.

Dignified Female Fortitude

Correspondence of Caroline. Letter from Sir Orlando Beauchamp. Reflections of Caroline

170

Erron and sorrows of Love
Happiness of being useful to others
Aglae restored to her kingdom
Letter from an Irish Gentleman to his Aunt.
A Shipwreck
Interior of California
Floating Gardens

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MESSENGER, and Published at No. 4, Brydges-street, Curent Garden.

MAY 1, 1821.

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For APRIL, 1821.

& Pew and Improved Series.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUSTRIOUS AND

DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERS.

Number One Wundred and fortu-eight.

BEAUTIES OF THE COURT OF CHARLES II.

CHARLES II.

KATHARINE OY BRAGANZA, QUEEN TO virtues, in her desire of pleasing, till she

gave inte, in some measure, the giddy and As the ancient house of Braganza frolicsome dissipation of the court at that forms a very interesting subject in the his. time : though her conduct was ever cortory of Portugal, we shall present our rect, and she merely followed the then prereaders, this month, with a likeness of a vailing fashion, in going about in various most virtuous but unhappy Princess of that disguises, and which she complied with family; the neglected consort of Charles II. more from good humoured conformity than

Though by no means regularly hand. from choice. some, yet the countenance of Katharine Katharine, Infanta of Portugal, landed in possessed all the charms of Portuguese May, 1662, at Portsmouth; whither the beauty: fine black sparkling eyes, with King went to receive ber; and he was hair like the raven's wing, curling natur- married to her privately by Lord Aubigny, ally, and in profusion: even Charles him." à secular priest, and the Queen's Almoner. self, at first view of her, though her dress This marriage was according to the rites was very unbecoming, confessed himself of the Romish church, the Earl of Sandpleased with her person. Her virtuous wich not having married Katharine by principles, her complying disposition, and proxy, as is usual, before she came over. real tenderness towards the King, her hus-' However, though the Queen's religion

band, certainly deserved a better fate: but, taught her that her marriage was now suf. as no charms, either of person or mind can ficiently binding, yet, knowing the esta. be found sufficient to retain the heart of blished religion of England, she would not a depraved libertine, and the ties of duty,' be brought to acknowledge herself married are but too weak when opposed against till she was united to the King by Selden, uncontrolled inclinations, so the monarch Bisho of London. abandoned the society of his virtuous queen,

The Queen's court was always very for that of women, all inferior in mental numerously attended after she became sta. qualifications, and some not much superior tioned in the metropolis: she endeavoured, in personal attractions.

wherein we bud her Majesty rather too Nevertheless, Katharine of Braganza did complying, to render herself pleasing to pot appear with any degree of splendor in' those insolent beauties who aspired to the the gay court over which she came to favour of her husband, and from whom, had reigo; nor did she succeed in spite of her she kept more at a distance, she would, while

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