Assuming the Prince.
--The long voyage of the fleet which took home the Prince
caused much uneasiness in England
's birthday was celebrated without him. On that day a young gentleman of respectable appearance and address presented himself at the gate of Castle Hill
The sentinels stopped him, telling him it was the entrance only for the royal family, on which the stranger said"‘I am the Prince
."’ The sentinels thinking from his gentlemanly manners that this was the truth, presented arms and permitted him to pass.
In this way he passed several sentinels; but in one of the interior passages of the castle he was met by one of the servants, who inquired his business.
‘"I am the Prince
,"’ he said, ‘"and am going to see my mother, the Queen
."’ The servant said he would accompany him, and calling the superintendent, they discovered the stranger to be an insane youth, of some twenty years of age, named Harding
, who had been recently discharged from a private lunatic asylum as cured.