The British character of her heart, feelings and sympathies should not be forgotten.   British shells, British fossils, British plants, British birds, British antiquities, British artists and authors, British manufactures, and in fact, all that is British, she was taught to take a greater interest in than in the productions of other countries.   Thus wherever she went the peculiar characteristics of the spot were always examined by her, and she almost invariably gave orders for some specimens of the manufactured goods which were there produced.   Thus she identified herself with the people, the artisans, the manufacturers of the country; and they rejoiced in her as an enlightened patroness, and a practical and sincere friend.   In like manner, the princess was often present at fetes of a national character, particularly at those connected with the navy; such as yacht festivals, the launching of large vessels, and laying the foundation stones of institutions designed to benefit the widows of children of the untied services of the army and navy.— Fraser's Magazine.