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OUR Readers are now presented with the FIRST NUMBER of a New IMPROVED SERIES OF
LA BELLE ASSEMBLEE, which, the Proprietor trusts, will salisfy the expectations he has raised,
and the promises which he has made -An Additional Sixteen Pages of Letter Press, including the
Miscellaneous Varieties and Intelligence of the past Month, are given in this Vumber, and will be
continued in every succeeding Number.

The BOTANY, it is hoped, will be sufficiently recommended by the high and scientific charucter of
the Author, DR. THORNTON.- The Music has the special pledge of Mr Hook, the Composer, for
its ercellence. - The Literary part, it is trusted, is of a much higher character and stamp, than is usually
found in the fleeting publications of the day; and the Ornamental portion of the Work may reasonably
be expected to give ample satisfaction.


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The New Subscribers will find some Continuations of Original Stories (from the former Numbers of
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ments and broken narratives, all the Prior Part of such communications, (which are Continued in the
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late in their application, they will incur the risk of broken Sets.-A few complete Sets of LA BELLE
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CAROLINE COUNTESS DOWAGER OF her own hands. She has ever since devoted KINGSTON, the subject of this sketch, was her time in dispensing those blessings that the grandaughter and sole heiress of James wealth enables her to do, amongst her the last Lord Kingston.

numerous family, large tenantry, and poor She was married at the early age of four of the neighbourhood of Mitchelstown, in teen, to Robert the late Earl ; in conse- the county of Cork, where her Ladyshin's quence of which, the large estates of the princely seat of Mitchelstown Castle is family were again united. Her extreme situated, around which are numerous moyouth and beauty engrossed the public at numents of her munificence and charity; tention for a considerable time, particu- the peasantry are brought up in habits of larly as the ages of the pair did not to- | industry, upon plans peculiar to herself, in gether amount to thirty years, when her the manufacture of spinning, weaving, son, the present Earl of Kingston, was and making lace; all of which are carried born.

on with great spirit and advantage to The late Earl died in 1790, leaving her society. She is the good Christian, the a widow with twelve children; at which affectionate parent, and sincere friend, period her large property reverted into


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