Marriage of the Prince of Wales.
--Tuesday March 10, was the day appointed for the marriage of the Prince
In anticipation of this event all England
has been stirred for weeks — every city, town, and hamlet getting itself in holiday trim for the joyful occasion.
From the many items of interest which crowd the columns of the leading journals we clip the following.
The London News says:
The bouquet-holder, in which the bouquet will be presented to the Princess Alexandra, on her leading in England
, by the lady of the Mayor
, in form will resemble a cornucopia, and is so arranged that by torching a spring ingeniously contrived it may be rested in an upright position.
The ornamentation will consist of the arms of England
, surmounted by Prince
feathers, issuing from a gold crown set with sapphires.
On the reverse will be represented the motto of the corporation of Gravesend
The gold work of the cornucopia will be nourished with sink
coral and pearls, being the national colors of Denmark
A Manchester paper says:
The Princess Alexandra is to be received in the city by a bevy of blooming belles, the brightest gracefullest, and most fascinating of the beauties of the city; and the mode of the reception, and all the petty details belonging to it, will be immediately arranged under the auspices of a committees of ladies.
Town Council have adopted a resolution to place $1,500 at the disposal of the Mayor
, for the provision of outdoor amusements on the day and evening.
will include displays of fire works in three parts of the town, musical performances at the Park
, organ performances at St. George's Hall, and a treat to all the school children of the town.
There will be no illumination of the public buildings; but it is expected that the various tradesmen, &c., will illuminate their promises.
will give a grand ball and banquet, for which one thousand invitations have been already issued.
A number of the ladies of the town have united to present a souvenir
to the Princes a Alexandria.
The corporation intend to grant a holiday to their savants in all departments.
Similar festivities would mark the day in all the principal towns of England
will be escorted through the different countries by the representatives of Crest Britain from their respective capitals.
A Copenhagen correspondent of the Boston Fort
thus all to the Princess
Princess Alexander is a most accomplished lady, and one of the fairest daughters of our little Denmark
; her education has been of the highest order, she speaks fluently six living languages, and is quite an oil painting as well as an excellent performer on the piano and harp.
But better than all those things are the noble qualities of her heart and mind, her benevolence to the poor, her unostentatious manners, and her sympathy with all that is Danish