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she required the frequent admonitions of her attendants, warning her to retire on account of her health.
On the 9th of August, a great concourse of people assembled on the Steyne, at Worthing, to witness the departure of the Princess of Wales. Her Royal Highness arrived at the Steyne Hotel, about quarter-past four o'clock on that day, when, the Hon. Captain King not being ready to receive her, she drove off with Lady Charlotte Lindsay, accompanied by another lady, and Austin (her protege boy) to this village, apparently wishing to avoid the people who were waiting to see her embark, but all the carriages, horsemen, and numerous pedestrians followed Her Royal Highness to Lancing. The barge of the Jason frigate proceeded thither, but the attendants and domestics of the Princess were taken on board at Worthing.
On the arrival of the Princess of Wales, she waited with some impatience for the barge, which was to bear her to the frigate destined to convey her from Albion's shores. Her Royal Highness was dressed in a dark cloth pelisse, with largo gold clasps, and a cap of velvet and green satin, with a green feather,—the Prussian hussar costume. When on board the barge, the Princess kissed her hand to the immense assemblage of ladies, who in return waved their handkerchiefs. The farewell of this illustrious personage was a silent parting, seemingly, as if the spectators intuitively feared that their shouts of affectionate regard might be misconstrued. On quitting the English shores, Her Royal Highness was so much affected that she fainted away and fell in the arms of one of her attendants. This was truly a scene at onco solemn and sublime, and the spectators were much concerned thereat.
In the upper portion of this parish there is a College, dedicated to B. Nicholas, established some years since by the Rev. N. Woodard, D.C.L., for the purpose of educating, on moderate terms, boys of the middle class. It is conducted by the Rev. E. E. Sanderson, M.A., who is
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