A new book came out in 1900 called The Adventures of Princess Sylvia, by Mrs. C. N. Williamson.
This review appeared in The Academy, March 1900. The last line is very Alexander Pope-esque, with its alliterations (baronesses and burgomasters) and tacked on at the end, the new-fangled telephone, in an afterthought of bathos.The fictional-monarchical vein once more. Sylvia is wooed at Richmond by Maximilian, Emperor of Rhaetia, and to Rhaetia the story quickly moves. There are baronesses, and burgomasters, and chamois and chancellors; also telephones.
I suspect the review is better written than the book itself. Must try and find an e-book online.