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THE PORTRAIT OF THE
BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS.




There was once a prince in the good old days of romance who wished to marry, but unfortunately he could not meet with a princess whom he could admire and take for his wife; though for that purpose he had visited almost every capital and Court in the world, and made it a point to attend every place of entertainment, and be present at every festive occasion where he could see princesses at their best. The fact is, there floated before him a vision of perfect beauty, which he hoped to find realised in life, but as yet without success.

One day, however, as he was at a fair, amusing