Death of Prince Albert

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Death of Prince Albert - Prince Albert is dead ! It was only yesterday...
Prince Albert is dead ! It was only yesterday that be was, .is it were, full of "lusty life ;" to-day to-day to-day he lies in "coldj obstruction." Alas for the Queen ! who has lost thi partner of her life the first and dearest object of he affections. Alas for pomp and vanity ! that this erewhili mighty prince should now be insensible to praise or blame, food for the worm. The death of the Prince Consort may be truly said t- t- "eclipse the gaiety of nations." As the husband of the Queen, his loss will be felt by the whole empire, and it is no exaggeration to say that he will have an entire people fo his mourners. If anything could comfort Her Majesty in this sore affliction it would be the conviction that the nation hares her sorrow and deplores her bereavement ; buJ :onsolation at the present moment must come from higher source than human sympathy, and all that may be done is to weep in silence, and wait for the healing operation of time. Placed in a difficult position, Prince Albert knew how ti toldeport himself so discreetly and so well, that he has died atllwithout kavinir a sinsrle enemy, while his friends were a host, He was a man of elegant mind, of cultivated tastes, of clear understanding, and of high and lofty aspirations fo; ;he public good. Tlie Great Exhibition of 1851 will' lasting monument to his memory ; and the Great Exhi bition of 1802 will be not less so. It was entirely owing to! his perseverance and patronage that these international! onuments of peace and progress were erected, and to him is honestly owing their perfection ao well as their inception, Peace to his ashes ! A good husband, a good father, aj wise Prince, and a safe counsellor, England will not soon look upon his like again." The Frince Consort had enjoyed such invariable good health, and lived so regularly all his life, that the public thought nothing of his illncBS until they were startled yes terday morning by the bulletin announcing a restless night and the appearance of unsatisfactory symptoms. We Lever knew a more deep feeling of regret, or of sympathy more profound, than was produced by this unexpected an nouncement, and by that of his death. The Prince's malady was not typhus f eyer, but ferer of a typhoid cha racter. a to is it

Clipped from The Observer15 Dec 1861, SunPage 4

The Observer (London, Greater London, England)15 Dec 1861, SunPage 4
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