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arrested his attention, when on a sudden, his horse, stumbling against an impediment in the way, came down upon his young rider.


child uttered a shriek. The servants hastened with all speed, each eager to relieve him in this alarming crisis; one of whom, dismounting too precipitately, fractured his leg. All was alarm and confusion. For my own part, I remained stupified with horror. The father arrives, admonishes the child not to be alarmed; and the latter no sooner perceived him present, than, which I considered as a strong proof of a noble spirit, he entirely ceased all complaint and exclamation, and only requested they would proceed with gentleness and caution, lest the horse, in the violence of his efforts

to rise, should injure him more severely. The girths were cut as the creature lay, and young Fabius was at length drawn from under him, and restored in safety to his trembling friends; but so bruised with the accident that it became advisable to convey him directly home. For my own part, I found my spirits so much fluttered, that I left the spectacle, and came home also; scarcely able to persuade myself that the child was safe; and terrified almost to death with the impression which this alarming accident had made on my mind.

"Such is one day's history of young Fabius Ursinus; who if he lives to complete the measure of his days, (which God grant he may!) and perseveres in the path of renown,

as he has begun, will, I venture to predict, prove such a person as the present age glories in considering you: that is to say, one whom, for his admirable qualities and attainments mankind must unite to venerate as something more than human. Farewell."

Of the further history of this surprising youth, it is to be lamented that we have no particulars.


THIS virtuous and accomplished Prince, who was the delight and hope of the British nation, was the eldest son of James the Sixth, King of Scotland, and the first of that name King of England.

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He was born in the castle of Stirling, February 19th, 1594, and his baptism was celebrated with uncommon splendour the sixth of September that year. On that occasion, Queen Elizabeth sent the Earl of Sussex as her representative; and the King of Denmark, the States of Holland, and the Dukes of Brunswick and Mecklenburg, likewise sent their ambassadors to attend the ceremony.

The infant Prince being brought to the Queen's chamber, and laid in a stately bed, the ambassadors entered the chamber; and the Countess of Mar, accompanied by many other ladies, took up the Prince, and delivered him to the Duke of Lenox, who presented him to the ambassadors.

The Earl of Sussex, being first in rank, received him, and carried him in

his arms to the chapel, the rest following in their order; after whom came the ladies of honour, the chief nurse, and others of inferior quality. Before them went the several lords of the court. Over the English ambassador was carried a canopy, supported by four noblemen. On their entrance into the chapel, the King rose from his seat, and at the door of the choir received the ambassadors, who were conducted to their places. The ceremony began by a sermon by one of the chaplains; after which the Bishop of Aberdeen preached on the same subject in Latin. After this, the Bishop being prepared to administer the sacrament of baptism, the Earl of Sussex arose and followed the King, the rest proceeding in order to the place where the Bishop stood; the Duke of Lenox

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