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COURT AND FASHIONABLE
FOR SEPTEMBER, 1807.
1. An elegant Portrait of Her MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF PORTUGAL. 2. THREE WHOLE-LENGTH FIGURES of Ladies in the London Fashions for the Month. 3. An ORIGINAL SONG, set to Music for the Harp and Piano-Forte, expressly and exclusively
for this Work, by W. P. COPE. 4. A new and elegant PATTERN for Needle-WOKK.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ILLUS- | A Tour in Zealand, in 1802, by a Native of
155 Her Majesty the Queen of Portugal
FAMILIAR LECTURES ON USEFUL Her Majesty the Queen of Naples.. 120 Madame Tallien
Question by the Imperial Academy of
159 A Dream on the Occupation of departed Souls......
POETRY, Essay on Politeness of Manners..
Original and Select.
161 Ao account of the City of Vienna, and the Manners of its Inhabitants....
132 Sir Edward Seymour; an English Tale
PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS. Additions to the Natural History of certain Maids to be Married; by M. Picard ...... 165 Animals
140 Opening of Drury-Lane and Covent Garden Select Anecdotes and Sayings of M. De Theatres
168 Chamfort and others
141 A Statistical Survey of Prussia in September, 1806 .....
LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE. Losses of Prussia by the Peace of Tilsit.... 145 | Explanation of the Prints of Fashion 169 The Criminal; a Tale..... 146 English and Parisian Costume
ib. The way to become a Marshal ; a true Story 148 | General Observations on the most prevalent A Description of Poland, with respect to Fashions for the Season
ih, the Persons, Manners, Dress, &c. of the Letter on Dress..... People
152 || Supplementary Advertisements for the Month.
London: Printed by and for J. Bell, Proprietor of the Weekly MESSENGER, Southempton-Street,
Strand, October 1, 1807.
COURT AND FASHIONABLE
For SEPTEMBER, 1807.
The Twenty-second Number.
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF PORTUGAL.
Maria Frances ISABELLA, the pre-ll in Portugal than in any other quarter of sent Queen of Portugal and Algarve, was the globe. born December 17th, 1794; married June Some years since, when her Majesty's 16th, 1760, to the late King, by whom she distemper was at the height, the Court of has issue, John Maria Joseph Lewis, Lisbon sent over to England for a physiPrince Regent of Portugal and Brazil. cian of eminent practice in this country.
The Queen of Portugal was attacked | The gentleman who was sent for attended early in life by a species of melancholy, the summons; but we fear that his skill which produced an occasional deprivation was of no avail. Her Majesty seemed of her senses; and, about twelve years | better for a time, but soon relapsed into a since, this malady encreased to such an more alarming state than ever,-a state, alarmning degree, that it was judged neces- it is said, of alternate idiotry, and an acute sary to take the reins of government from and agonising melancholy. her immediate guidance, and entrust them Portugal is almost the only country of to the hands of her son. His Royal High-|| Europe that has been exempt from the ness was declared upon this occasion | spreading mischief of the French RevoluPrince Regent, and Portugal has never tion; she is likewise the only state who been more Anurishing and happy than has semained steadfast in her friendship under his dominion. His Royal Highness and alliance with Great Britain. Ilow has been married many years to Charlotte long she will be permitted to remain so, Joaquina, Infanta of Spain, and has issue vow that the power of France and the amby her, a son, born October 26th, 1802, || bition of its ruler have no check from any and a daughter, born February 2;d, 1804. Continental states, -and now that the
The incapacity of the Queen of Portugal || avowed principle of Napoleon is to drive is said to have had its origin in a species the commerce of England from every port of religious melancholy; indeed such is of Europe, is a subject of general apprethe excess of bigotry and superstition hension. -Such is the political situation of which has always prevailed in this Court, Portugal that she can but submit to the that this kind of insanity is more prevalent rigour of a harsh necessity.