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The throa little oona of the new Tialeer ' (if Garmaziy, saya the P<»rla onrrespoodont of the "Sydney Morulog Reral 1, ' ore be'ng brooght np very differently frcm the three Spanish children, who are most minutely oared for by their mother, but allowed to lend an active, homely, oommon sense life, full of animation and child pleasure under her watchful eye. The three little Germans have been sent to a military oistie darlug their father's absence, where dresßed m military unlformß, with swords and stirrups, they are waited ot, wa'ched, and tended by aoldtera Their gatnes are all military ; their deportment is carefully moulded as \ future officers. Thoy are never' allowed any other toys than little guns, cannons, swords, military cheats In miniature. Nothing of civil life, no woman's doings are Allowed about them. The three little fellows — the eldest of six years, the | youngest of 18 months !— imprisoned all 1 day long m military suite, with helmets on their little heads and with no other amusements than lessens of drill, and the fighting of battles, and taking of positions and fortresses, with toy soldiers and hur^eH, is some hing painful co think of. And what will they become, as they grow up under such rule, unloving, insensate influences, it ii difficult to irmgine.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Issue 1980, 26 October 1888

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ROYAL CHILDREN Ashburton Guardian, Issue 1980, 26 October 1888