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Had she been really a queen the public could not have thronged more eagerly to the spectacle; and after the lying in state there was a funeral of as much ceremony as has been observed at the obsequies of many a queen.
Why was I alone when all London was lying in state, and in its black shroud?
Once, I had been taken to see some ghastly waxwork at the Fair, representing I know not what impossible personage lying in state.