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MENTAL AND MORAL HEREDITY IN ROYALTY.

We notice that the writer refers to his having been educated like the other youths of the day in the debauching school of the regency, but does not make mention of the fact that he was a grandson of the mad Henri Jules.

The remaining generations had but one, two, and one children respectively. Since Louis IV., Prince of Condé, was of little account, and the remaining pedigrees contain Hesse, Rheinfels, Soubises and Orleans without bringing in intellectual distinction, as far as I know, there appears to be nothing against heredity in the closing chapter of the house. In fact the neurosis appears to have been eliminated through the principle of regression, and we find the last members of the house rather fine heroic types, though not like their Condé ancestors, capable of grappling with difficult conditions. The last of the line, Louis Anthony Henri, Duke d' Enghien, was executed in March, 1804, an act that is commonly regarded as one of the worst stains on the character of Napoleon.