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carrying the Prince in his arms, and having delivered him again to the Earl of Sussex, the Bishop baptised him by the names of Henry Frederick, which names were proclaimed aloud by the sound of trumpets.

The ceremony being ended, the procession returned to the Prince's chamber, where he was crowned and created Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, and Lord of the Isles. A considerable number of knights were then made, and silver and gold coins distributed among the people. The ambassadors, with their train, and the noblemen present were royally feasted and entertained for several days with plays and other public spectacles.

The chief care of the Prince's person was entrusted to the Countess of Mar; and though, owing to the seve

rity of her temper, she did not show any indulgence to her illustrious charge, he always treated her with affection and


The nobleness of his mind very early displayed itself; for when he was but a little above five years of age, and a son of the Earl of Mar fell out with one of his Highness's pages, and illused him, the Prince reproved him for it, saying, "I love you because you are my Lord's son, and my cousin ; but if you are not better natured and behaved, I will love this page better."

His courage and intrepidity were also as remarkable. Being asked very young, what instrument of music he liked best, he answered a trumpet, in the sound of which and of drums,

and the firing of cannon, he took great


He was scarcely seven years of age, when a boy of good courage, and a year older, falling by accident at blows with him, and exerting his whole strength and agility, his Highness not only had the superiority in the contest, when they were parted, but loved his antagonist the better for his spirit ever after.

While he was a child, he wept much less than most children usually do; and he made very light of bruises or falls. Having once hurt both his hands, so that they bled, though the severity of the pain extorted some tears at first, he rose up with a smile, and dissembled what he suffered.

Looking at another time upon some

who were hunting a deer, and being asked whether he liked that sport, he answered, "Yes, but I love another kind of hunting better." And being asked again, what hunting that was, he replied, "Hunting of thieves and rebels with brave men and horses."

He was hardly ten years of age, when being desirous of mounting a high-mettled horse, his attendants endeavoured to dissuade him from the dangerous attempt; but he got up himself from the side of a bank, and spurred the animal to a full gallop, and having thoroughly exercised the horse, brought him back in a gentle pace, and dismounting, said, "How long shall I continue to be a child in your opinion a"


His tutor was Mr. Adam Newton, a gentleman who was admirably qualified for the office by his skill in the languages, and acquaintance with all parts of solid and polite learning. Nor were the instructions of so able an instructor lost upon the royal pupil, whose capacity and application enabled him to make a rapid progress every branch of useful knowledge. The Prince's early progress in learning appears from a Latin letter of his, written on his ninth birth-day, to the King, in which he takes notice, that he had two years before begun to write to his Majesty, in order that he might be a judge what proficiency he had made in his studies. He adds, that since the King's departure, he had read over Terence's Heyra, the


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