6 JUNE 1840, Page 10

" The Hereditary Grand Duke of Russia," says a letter

from Darm- stadt, " has given new proofs of his munificence. The Baroness Grancy, the companion of his affianced bride, has received a magnifi- cent present of jewellery, and an annual pension for life of 8,000 rubles. The nurse of the Princess has also received a considerable pension from the privy purse of the Prince. All the female attendants of the Princess have received presents of diamond car-rings and brooches, and the male attendants have had diamond rings given them." [The marriage of the Grand Duke with the Darmstadt Princess will be that rarity a love-match.]