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to the throne.* No other man in the empire is so qualified for that high station, so far as the foreigners at Ava are able to judge.
The proper heir apparent, only son of the present king, is popular with the common people, but has almost no power; the queenas brother holding his place in the Lotdau. Though permitted the insignia of his rank, he is kept studiously depressed, and seems destitute of either the means or the qualifications for making good his title.
* This prince did, in fact, become king, on the demise of his late majesty, in 1837.* This prince did, in fact, become king, on the demise of his late majesty, in 1837.