19th Century song pamphlet, birthday of Albert Prince of Wales

$15.00 CAD

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Small hand-out pamphlet, on occasion of birthday of H.R.H. Albert Edward , Prince of Wales, Born November 9th 1841.

No date, likely late 1800s.

Has lyrics to three songs, as well as who will be performing the solo:

  1. God Bless the Prince of Wales, solo by Mr. Delasco
  2. The Maple Leaf Forever, solo by Mrs. Martin-Murphy
  3. God Save the Queen, solo by Mr. E.G. Payne

Maple Leaf Forever has the older lyrics, without revision adding ‘The Lily, …’.

Multiple folds, some paper remnants from being mounted in album and ink transfer on back page

12 x 8 cm

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel; later the Prince Consort; 26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria.

He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of twenty he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. Initially, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him. Over time he lent his support to many public causes, such as educational reform and the worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was a resounding success.

As the Queen depended more and more on his help and guidance, Albert aided in the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to show less partisanship in her dealings with Parliament—although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston's tenure as Foreign Secretary.