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fade and perifli ; all will die but the unblemifh'd Virtues of
Mary and Carolina, They fhower'd Tears as Fountains
and Springs, and liv'd as Pilgrims and Strangers. The
Scenes you now behold in their Sepulchre will be (cen in
yours. How are their Lineaments alter*d, their Afpech
faded, their fine Complexions gone, their Skins dried and
ihriveird. Thus the ^haftly Darts will anatomize your
Perfons-; your courteous Air and irrefiftiblc Charms
will be no more than vanifliing Shadows. Go then be-
tween the Tombs ; take a few Turns ; imitate the Egyp*
lian^ who retir*d to the Cliffs of the Rocks to be familiar
with Death. Pay Homage at the Tomb of Cart)lma\
range in Order all her Royal Progeny. Your High-
nefs Prince Frederick^ aiTume an Air of Stoick Gravity
in Memory of the Exit of your invaluable - Queen
Mother. Prince WilUamy deploic the Lofs of that Vine
from whence you fprung; tlie Root is dried and dead.
Princefs Royal, bedew with Drops of Sorrow that Monu-
ment where (be now lies decypher'd in all the Emblems of
Mortality. Serene Virgin Princeii Amelia^ let fall a Tear
over the original Clay, the Royal Duft. Princefs Caroli*
nay fend your Thoughts to thofe Shades of Oblivion,
Princefs of HgJ/}y convey your Siglis to King Henry'%
Chapel, where the concealed Particles are hid in Dark-
r\tk, Princefs Louifa^ ofFer your Paflions of Grief to
thofe Remains that now lie as Seed fpringing up to a ripe
Harveft. '^

Had (he liv'd to fee the prefcnt Tumults and Wars, what
Victories might not have been obtained by her Prayers and
Counfel ? But that was not to be : the Righteous is ait ofH
Sbe was not to offer Sacrifices to allay the Tcmpeft, aiid.
divert the Storms. Q tell it not in Gath, neither let it be
puhiiped in the Streets of Afcahn^ that flic and fccr Predcccf-
Ibr Queen Mary are gone, who inviolably maintained the
• '^ • Ni Churcli

Church as by Law cftablifhed. They rellgioufly kept up
to the facred Rights and Privileges, fpiritual and temporal:
Stood in the Gap as Walls of Brafs againft Pcrfecu-
tlon arid Romljh Force. What I have recited is but a
fmall Part of what might be faid of thefe Excellent
Queens ; the reft I muft leave to be defcribed by the Pencil
of a more ready Writer, but not of a more loyal Subje^
who has fervcd his Prince and Country in many Inftances.

Thus I have drawn tlie living Examples, and the Ima-
ges of Death, of Mary and CaroUna, O that I could
have filenced the Tongue that firft told the News that
thofe Pious Princcfles were dead. Could I have had
my Will, the Voice (hould never have been heard ; it might
have been thought, they had retir*d to fome Retreats near
filent Streams and Bowers, Emblems of the Virgin in

In Seventeen Hundred and Five,

I Writ the A£b of King IFiUiam the Third ; and upon
the Dcmife of Q^iecn jinney I drew up Hxty-five Arti-
cles of that Reign ; which faid Work infpir*d the Spirits of
the People throughout Great Britain and Ireland^ and gave
Life to all the Proteftant Churches in Europe. This latter
Piece was then declared by the Privy- Council, and in both
Houfes of Parliament, to be of the higheft Confequence to
the Nation. King George the Firft fent the Lord Stan^
hope to my Houfe at Hampflead^ to tell me in his Name,
he approved of that Work, and had publifh'd a Proclamati-
on, offering One thoufand Pounds Reward to dilcover the
Author that writ the Anfwer to the (aid fixty-fivc Articles.

Now as my Life is preferv'd to advanced Years, I will
trace the Royal Family in their feveral Scenes. There
now lie before me feveral authentick Speeches and divine
Sayings of Queen Mary and Carolina, Their Memory
I look upon as precious in the Eye of the World. Their
Virtues, Wifdom and Piety will travel beyond the Limits
of the Heathen and Pagan Dominioni.


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The Speeches and Sayings of Queen

In one Manufcript Jhe gives her Opinion^ That Prin-
ces neither fee nor hear the true State of their

/^Rown'd Heads, faid her Majefty, have not Opportuni-
^-^ ties of excrcifing their Virtues to the wifeft Ends.
They are as Prifoners confined from the Converfation of
the lower Sphere of their Subjects, in Points where there
are required the moft A£b of Charity and Benevolence.
Sovereigns know little, but what is related to them by dicir
Minifters. Their Negle^ is too frequently laid to the
Charge of Princes, as if they were unjuft and crueL
Thofe that fit at the Helm hear from every Part Com-
plaints and Grievances of Men of honcft Minds opprels'd
with Mifery. Such Cafes merit Recommendation to the
Prince on the Throne, and ought to be granted accord-
ing to the Exigencies of the publick Affairs. Says her
Majefty, This is to fteer right. Men of unbiafled Prin-
ciples and Abilities become publick Bleffings to their
Country. Tfcey patronize the Fatherlcfe and Wi-
dows, receive the Virtuous into Favour, and rcjed the

Such Minifters of State are the Gifts of Heaven. Mea
{hould not be denied by rcafon of their Modefty. Gene-
rous Principles always find out Occafions of domg Chrifti-
an A^.

A Minifter unfaithful in his Truft, or paflionate in hit
Temper, difcountenances tlje Timorous, and fends them
away unrewarded, tho* full of Merit. He gives himfelf
not time to be informed of the true Nature of the Cafe,
and conceals the Petitions from the Eye and Ear of his
Prince. A corrupt Minifter rejedfe what he thinks not t-
grecable to his Intereft ; and prefers Men of mean Capaci-
ties to Pofts of High Truft, to fill his Coffers by Corrupt
tion. It has been my Obfervation, fays the Queen, that
Men of Virtue difcharge Places of Truft, tho* not of very
polite Parts, with greater Honour than Men of contraded
Principles, tho' amarkable for Politicks. Men that have


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fpcnt the beft Part of their Days with an cxa^ Difclplinc^
z€t with a ihidied and faithful Induflry ; but they that have
fivcd the rcverfc, never promote Juftice or true Honour,
cither to their Prince, or hb faithful Subjc£b. What Di-
vine, what Philofophcr, do wc read of in Hiftory, that
ever penn'd a more curious Piece than this of Queen Mary
of happy Memory ? A Pattern for Miniftcrs of State to
zEk and be guided by in this and fucceeding Ages.

A COPY of the Manufcript found
in Queen Marjs Clofet after her

Her Opinion on the Weight of a Crown.

WHAT ihall I fay ? fays her Majclly, of Royal Dig-
nity. The Sight of a King fitting on the Throne
raifes Envy, and a Diadem dazzles the Eyes of the Uncx-
pcrienc'd. The Scepter feems to them to be encircled with
Honour, Riches, Pieafure, and all the Happinefs of Life.
They fix their Eyes upon the outward Grandeur, not upon
the Mind of the King, more fad than the deepeft Mourn-
ing. The Crown does not more encompafs his Head, than
Anxieties hb Soul. Look not on the Number of his
Guards, but the Vexation that attends him in his Councils
and Undertakings. He is difquieted on every Side. The
Stratagems of his Enemies abroad, and the Treachery of
hb Subjects at home, are numerous. His Kingdom lies at
Stake, not only as it depends upon the Succefs of hb Fleets
and Armies, but even as he holds it at the Will and Piea-
fure of hb own People. Thefe arc the Specimens of thofe
Difquictudes that attend the prefent Reign, and put the
Life of the King in Danger. Is not hb Perfon expos*d
every Hour, to be deftroy'd by Poifon, flabb'd in the
Street, or aflaflinated by Ruffians in the Field ? Thefe
Troubles and Uneafmefles have attended him ever Hnce his
Acceffion to the Throne. The leafl Man in the Ifland
may be accounted more happy than their Prince. His
SuljeSs fcarce fufFcr him to enjoy the frail things of the
Earth in Peace and Security, but make it unintelligible.


t »03 1

What is the Imperial Power to him more than a Crown
of Thorns, or a bloody Crofs ? Hath not he fuffcr'd more
Troubles, Griefs ahd Treafons than any of his PredeccT*
fors ? A Slave may be ilil'd happier than he. Had it noC
been to have refcu'd a bleeding Church and Nation, he
had never crofled the Seas, nor taken upon him the Buf
den of a Kingdom. It is better not to be bom, than to la*
hour in Toil, and War, and Ingr^itude. What is there
more in a Crown than in a Mitre ? It is not fo valuable:
An Imperial Dignity is attended with awaken'd Nighty
and wearifome Dslju

A C O P Y of Queen Marjs Manu-
fcript on Death.

IConfider the Time of Life, fays her Majefly, as a State
of Trials and Sin, in reach of Temptations and Snares.
Whilft I live, I am within the Poflibility of falling away
from Virtue, and lofing my Peace ; but Death clofes the
Eyes, and determines the State for ever. What is the
Reafon we are fo averfe to die, and change our Beii^? It
is becaufe we have an endlefs Scene of Time in View,
where we muft be for ever. Here prefent Fear fo difeom*
pofes our Minds, that we can't be called happy till the
laft Conclufion of Life. I compare my/clf, fays the
Queen, to the moving of the Wheels of a Clock;
they are in Motion, let them go right or wrong. If my
Thoughts are not pure, what Peace can I poflcfs ? There's
much to be difcern'd in us, when we come near to the End
of our Journey ; we then make Difcoverics whether our
Lives have been virtuous or vicious ; if bofe and wander-
ing, there appears in us heavy Profpe£b : but in Virtue we
dofe our Days in a quiet Serenity. Tho' this is not a cer«
tain Rule, yet it is a general one. Our Thoughts then are
employ*d in enquiring how we have fpent our Time. A
good Man's Life and Death are all of a piece ; there's no-
diing forced or affe^led ; it produces no Alteration ; and aa
we die under a fixed and fettled Hope of Salvation, there's
no Occafion to (hew any unufual Degree of Sorrow or
Concern at the parting of Soul of Body. Thefe are
Queen J^;>*s Sayings; and {be maintala'd them to the laft
...J with

t ro4 J

with the ftrif^eft Dircipline, She was chearful and reCgn'd,
and gave Inftances of it to the World. Virtue was inhc^
rent in her Mind j there was nothing new to be fcen in her,
tho' the Change was great. She prepared in time for the
Reception of Death j and recommended to thofe about her
their Duty to God, and Loyalty to their Sovereign. Ha-
ving finifh'd her Courfe, fhe refign'd herfelf to the Embra-
ces of Jefus, and died with a fweet and compofed Counte-
nance. No Clouds of Fear or Defpair were feen in her
Afpe(S^. All was ferene aad quiet, in Health, Sicknefs,
Profperity or Advcrfity. Purity adorn'd her whole Reign :
No Stain in Life ever blcmifli*d that Chara£Jer more than
what was common in the beft of Princefles, and the Ser-
vants of a dying Jefus.

Sentences writ with Queen Marys
own Hand, which fhe delivered to
Dr.Bume^y Bifhop o( Salisl^uryy in
her laft Sicknels.

(i.) "D Epentance on a Death-bed, fays her Majefly, is
•■•^ very dangerous. In facred Writ, there's but one
only found who had true Faith in his End, the Thief upon
the Crofs ; and that Text is recorded for none to defpair,
nor any to prefumc.

(2.) Thoughts on Eternity, fays the Queen, are my
Meditation. That endlefs Scene keeps me clofc to my
Prayers. The more I think of Eternity, the more I am
refin'd. I compare it to an inexprefHble Duration ; to the
bottomlels Sea, that none can fathom j to a perpetual Moti-
on, to a Globe or Sphere, a Wheel or Circle, which arc
not limited by any vifible Bounds, fo as to know where
they begin or end, Thefe Views, fays the Queen, arc
pleafmg to me, and entertain my Mind with Delight To
confider of Eternity in fecret, gives refin'd Ideas. I am
then convey'd even beyond the Limits of Time to the Cco^
tcr of infinite Immenfity. *

(3.) Strengthen weak Hands, lays the Queen; break
thy Bread to the Hungry j vifit the Diflreficd, Without
., I thele

tljcfc very Sacrifices we can't fee GckI, Good Works to
our own Images, and Mercy to Animals, are Emblems of
Righteoufncfs. O divine Queen, thcfc will keep thy
Name in Memory, and be repeated in every Age of the
Chriftian World, till the Day of Terror comes, the Sun
fifes and fetj no more, the Moon and Planets veil their
Faces, and every Star in tlie Firmament thrown into
Eclipfc, concealed and hid in Oblivion.


To the Defcendants of (^ Carolina^

To keep in Memory her Virtues, and tokm-
nize the Day fhe died,

SHould this Petition not be granted, ftjould this Trcatife
not be bound in Turky Leather, the Title in golden
Letters, and depofited in the Libraries of every Branch of
the Royal Family to be fcen and read ; farewell to the Me-
mory of Qi'cen CarcUna : Her Name and Virtues are al-
ready concealed in Oblivion, that fhould have lived to tlie
Period of Ages, and flood as an Example of Chriftian

Should I fee all her fair Chara<£lers thus croGM out of the
Manufcfipts in Sodomy nor ever repeated more in Convcr-
fation ; they (hall be recorded in Canaan^ and entered in
the Archives of the Defcendants of MofeSy Aarorty the Pro-
phets, the Apoftles, and the Evangelifts. There /^//jr the
Student, and the Virgin, will rehearfe the Sentences (he
delivered as {he fat in her Palaces, as fhe walked in her
Royal Gardens, and in her Retreats of Solitude.

What I fhall recite of this Illuftrious Lady, cannot but
fill the Minds of Pofterity with Seniiments of Honour and

I have obtained feveral fele^ Pieces, deliver*d from her
Majefty's own Lips and Hand-writings. They arc Ideas
out of the common way, fcarce to be found in the Studies
of the moft learned and pious Prelates. The whole
Compofition is *^ Coll^ion ©f Wifdom : Sentences

O more


t »«>6 1

more primitive than modern. Tho* I have compiled tlie
Difcourfes in my own way of fpeaking, yet there is not
one Point omitted in any principal Head, as to the Senfe
and Meaning of her Majefly's own Words and Writing?.

The Opinion of Queen Carolina upon-
- - Thought, -^-..,. —

'T^HERE is no greater Entertainment to the Mind,
-*- f;iid her Majefty, than your FJeas.' That Duty is
rewarded in a particular manner. The Practice is not,
like other Virtues, difficult and painful. It is attended
with (o much Plea fu re, that was there no Account to be
given, a wife Man would indulge good Thoughts for the
Quietnefii they produce. It is a Debt due even to Enemies,
much more to the high and fupreme Being. Ideas are
Gifts that no others can convey to us. If my Mind (faid
(he) is ferene, I am happy, by what means foever the Peace
arifes. Virtuous and chafte Thoughts are pleafing Senfati-
ons ; they employ the Soul to wife Ends. It waa the
Cuftom of the Heathens, faid fhe, either to dircdl their
Thoughts or their Prayers to their God^, and to attend di-
irc£^iy to the Celebration of thofe Duties* The Mahome^
Um go into tiicir Mofcjues, and there colle£l their7'houghts
to pay Worfliip to the Almighty. The Chriflian Ideas of
the fupreme Being, fays the Queen, ought to be infinitely
more great and noble than what can enter into the Minds
of Twri/ and Pagans : for the Gofpel of Jefus gives an Op-
portunity to the fublimeft Conceptions. She had read of an
Indian^ that offering up Sacrifices to the Sun and Moon, a
y«f was prcfent at his Devotions, and feem'd to have an
idea of the ardent Zeal of this Indian, Upon this Point
her Majcfly paraphrased : Said fhe, the Heathens give Ex-
amples to the Chriftian World ; they have in divers Inftan-
ccs tranfmitted to us curious Pieces without divine Talents ;
they teach u.s faid fhe, Leflbns to copy after. When I
read Philofophy, I find Sayings which eflablifh me in my
Duty and my Faith: Sentences that inflrufi me how to
convcrfe with Mankind, and confute Errors. What could
be more comprehenfive than thefe Sayings of her Majefty ?
It appeared that fhe had a Body of Divinity in her, and
wiis of refin*d Speculations, A

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A C O P Y of the Manufcript of the
Queen's Opinion on Perfecution:

Which (he delivcr'd to a Prefate polfon'd with
the Principles of converting Men by Fag-
gots and Imprifonments.

SH E faid. No Article of Faith cou'd be found, unlefs
it were founded on the Bafis of Chrift's Church, Cha-
rity and Peace. To perfecute Chriftians for Confcience
Sake was fo malignant in itfelf, and attended with (b much
inveterate Hatred, that it refcmbled more the Spirit of tlie
Prince of Darknefs than the Do«5lrine of Jefus. ' Such a
Spirit, fays fhe, ftains the Mind with Guik, and imbitte^
theThoughts of others with Indignation to thePra£lice. To
force any to believe what is againft the Diftdtes of Nature
and Reafon, is as much the Reverfc to the true Scnfe of
facred Writ, as for a Divine of our Church to go up to the
facred Altar, and there openly deny every Article of that
Creed, which he himfelf confirmed as the real Sentiments
of his Soul. Chains, Prifons, and Deaths, faid fhe, could
not bring a human Being in Love with that Religion which
held fuch bafe Principles. A Practice that cuts Men off
from the Communion of their own eftabli/h'd Opinion^
from their Duty to God, and from all Society. It is a
Barbarity that alHidls the Body, diftrefTes the Mind, facri-
fices the Fortunes of others, tJirows Families into Pain
and Mifery, that often ends in Death. Such Confequec-
^es arifing from the Principles of any Body of Chriftians
or Se£t, cannot but convince Men, that there is either no
Religion at all, or elfe that it is vicious, cruel, and dam-
nable. Before a wife Man confirms himfelf in any Opini-
on, he will be convinced of the Truth of it, and then make
it Part of the Rule of Life ; otherwifc he violates his Mo-
rality, he facrificcs his Zeal, he divefts himfelf of Charity
and of his Faith, and may juftly be ftird a Serpent to fting
and plague his Fellow- Cre;itures. He may have Principks
to make us hate, but not to make us love. Thefe arc her
Majefty's Thoughts on Perfecution. O Divine Queer,
they will do thy Memory Honour in all the Proteftant
Churches of Chrift to the End of the World. Dying
O z Martyrs


Martyrs will record thy Name at the Stake, and in the
Flames. Thy. cxtcnfivc. Charity rcfcmbles the Pi6hire of
Jefus. This and all thy other Virtues are now gone witb
thee to the facred Altar in the Temple and Choir, that is
out of the reach of thefe Region? of Rage and Perfecution.
Divine Queen ! thou. haft left but one behind thee, that I
know of, to tread in thy Steps, the Serene, the Juft, and
the Pious Princefs Amelia^ now on her Progreis to Canaan^
and a Pilgrim in Sodom,

Queen Carolina s Thoughts on Contra-
verfies in Points of Religion.

MY Sentiments are, faid (he. That thofe who delight
in Controvcrfies, very fcldom arrive at an eftabli&*d
Foundation ifi Faith, but are wavering and unftable in their
Alinds. I fpcak it from my own Experience. In Youth
it was too much my Praflicc, till I came fedatcly to confi-
dcr the Way I was in : I then found myfclf in an extreme
Error. One Day I have been entirely convinc'd, the next
rnet with fometliing that {hook and difturbed me; the
Doubt that was laid revived again, and appeaR in new Dif-
ficulties; and that generally for this Reafon, becaufe the
Mind that is perpetually tofled in Controverfies and Dif-
putcs, is apt to forget the Reafons which once fet it at reft,
and to be difquieted with any former Perplexity in a new
Shape, or is ftartcd in different Lights. • Nothing is more
4audable than an'Enquiry after Truth ; and nothing more
irrational than to pafs away our Moments without coming
to a final Determination, in Points which are of thd higheft
Importance. There are indeed many Articles, fays (he,
- from which we may withdraw our Aflent ; but in Cafes
that fhould regulate our Anions, it is the greatcft Indifcre*
tion to be wavering, and not to chufe that Side which ap-
pears the moft agreeable to facred Writ. My Faith, faith
the Qi^ieen, is this: That when by reading, or in Contro-
.verfies, we find ourfelvcs convinc'd of any Article in Church
Worfoip, we fhould never after call that into Queftion. It
is true, we may forget the Arguments which occafion'd our
Convi^ions ; but we onght to remember the Strength they
bad upon our Minds, and retain the Faith which they once


|)rQduc'd. We do this in common Cafe$ ; nor can we z6k
other wife, confidering the Limitation of our weak Facul-
ties. It was thus the primitive Fathers of the Church flood
as Walls of Brafs againft Terror and Superilidon between
the Protcftants and the Roman-Catholicks. Their Learn-
ing and Abilities eilablifliM the true Faith in this Part of the
C^riftian World. Their Piety and Parts produced fuch
firong and inviiKible Arguments, as brought about the
happy Reformation. The Articles in which thcfc Pillars
of our Faith bclicv'd, and in PoiTeffion of them detemiin'd
to fuffcr Death. They built upon that Truth, knowing
it was demonflrated by divine Revelation. Thefe Rules,
fays ihe, are necefTary for weak Minds to be directed by $
and in fome meafure for Men of great Abiliues. But to
thefe laft, I would offer to lay up in their Memories thoCc
Points which appear to their Reafon of the greatcft Force,
and which can't be got over by the Doubts and Cavils of
Infidelity. There's nothing ftrengthcns my Principles of
Faith more, fays the Queen, than this way of reasoning.
Good Men can't forbear clofing with found Truths, upon
an impartial Examination. It is certain, that this W2iy of
thinking keeps our Faith alive, and gathers Strength from
Pradice much more than from Speculations. There is
another Point which is very perfuafive, and that is an ha-
bitual Adoration of tlie fupreme Being, as well as in con-
ftant A£b of Worfhip, as in outv/ard Forms. Serious and
good Men do not only believe, but feel within their own
Breaih, that there is a divine Power. They have adual
Senfations of God -, their Experience concurs with Truth;
they fee the Purity of the Deity more and more 5 their In-
tercourfes with him in divine Thoughts, and even in this
Life, almoft lofe their Faith in Convi£lions. There's
another Article, iays the Queen, gives Life to a Chriftian's
Faith ; a frequent Retreat from the World, accompanied
with divine Ideas. As often as I am retir'd from Aflem-
blies, my Thoughts make deeper Iropreflions upon my
Mind ; but when in publick, and in Noife, my Attentions
are call'd back from thofe Meditations that I retain'd widi
fo much Strength in Solitude. When I am amus*d with
Variety of Objeds in publick, the Shew and Figure of the
World flrikes in with my Thoughts, and creates an Am-
bition after .Vanity. If I am in fecret, I am difpos'd to
he ferious ; in Multitudes and Crouds, I am entertain'd
. with empty Pageantry. In the filent Night I have Op-
portusuties of converfmg with God. In that Recefs, Faith


and Devotion naturally grow in the Mind. Thus feclu^
dcd from Convcrfation, I enjoy a fcrcne Peace. I fee the
divine Power and Wifdom. The fupreme Being hath
made the befl Arguments for his own Exiftence. The
Works of the Heavens and the Earth are Arguments,
which a found Mind cannot forbear attending to. In our
filent Hours, there is neither Speech nor Language to di-
vert us ; we only fiear our own Voice and Meditations :
then our Souls are furnifh'd with noble Ideas. Thefe arc
her Majefiy's Sentiments composed in her Studies. What
Precepts can be attended with more Strength of reafoning
than thefe Arguments? The World may be furpriz'd, that
neither the Fathers of the Church, nor any Minifter of
State, {hould not have commanded, by their Authority and
Expence, thefe Pieces to be publifh*d. I am afham'd to
fpeak it ; it was with no little Difficulty that I obtain'd
thefe her Majcfty's Sayings. No fooner had I perus'd
tliem in Retirement, that had my Prince commanded me
to have kept filent, I fhou'd have cliofe rather to have dif-
obey*d his Royal Command, than to have conceaFd from
the Eye of the World, the Virtues, the Learning, the Elo-
quence, the Politenefs and Wifdom of Queen Carolina,
Her Works are Patterns for Emperors and Kings to imi-
tate : They arc perfect Glafles for the Princes and Ladies of
the Briiip Court to drcfs and adorn thcmfelves by in every
Scene of Life.

WHAT Subjea mufl I treat of now? Shall I not re-
cord Scphioy /he that is born to fit on the Female
Throne in the Brhijb Ifiand? This Princefs is Great,
Wife, Good and Jult ; the very Image of Mary and Ca-
rolina ; pure in Thought, and beautiful in Perfon : Every
Perfe£lion that fhin'd in -thofe Monarchs are to be fecn \n
this Royal Woman. Whp more worthy of a Sceptre than
flic? The EngUJh muft be naturally ftruck with her diftin-
guiftiing Parts, and reflect with much Satisfaction the Blef-

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