An Eccentric Nobleman.
One of the wealthiest and most eccentric noblemen in Europe, Prince Joseph Sulkowski, Duke of Bielitz, arrived at Copenhagen recently, on his way to Norway, where he proposes to spend the winter in bear hunting. He was accompanied by a numerous suit, consisting of a highly salaried lady companion, a maitre de chapelle, a reader, a secretary, a body surgeon, a valet de chambre, two running footmen, an enormous mastiff, a huge ourangoutang, two voluble parrots, and several cagefuls of singing birds. One favorite member of his household, a Bengal tiger, he had been compelled to leave behind at Hamburg, as the steamboat authorities respectfully but positively declined to convey that princely retainer across the seas. Prince Sulkowski’s personal habits, as described fn a letter from Copenhagen, are somewhat out of the common. He rises at one p.m., breakfasts an hour later, and listens to musical selections, performed by members of his household, until seven. Prom seven to eight he takes a nap, which is followed by more chamber music until one o’clock a.m., his regular dinner hour. Having dined sumptuously, he sallies out on foot, accompanied by his secretary, and walks about the town until five, when he returns to his hotel and goes to bed.
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An Eccentric Nobleman., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881
An Eccentric Nobleman. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881
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