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take his seat, when he retired to the plate of several distinguished the rigbt band of the Central Noblemen and Gentlemen, and Table, immediately below the some of the Companies of this Royal Table, against the upper City, who very handsomely and end of which the City Sword and voluntarily offered the same for Mace were placed. The Lady the occasion, and by procuring Mayoress sat on the left hand op- other massive services, sufficient posite to the Lord Mayor, and at for the purpose. Samuel Turner the same Table were placed the Esq. a West India merchant, and Countess of Liverpool, Lady Cas, one of the Directors of the Bank tlereagh and Miss L. Domville, of England, very handsomely prethe Lady Mayoress' Sister, which sented a fine Turtle for the occatable, together with those on each sion, which was the only one that side, and the upper parts of the could be procured, and was the tables, westward of the entrance, first imported in the season, and were appropriated for the remain arrived in time to be served at the der of the Illustrious Guests and Royal Table. A large baron of Aldermen; the Aldermen being beef with the Royal Standard was placed in various parts of the placed on a stage at the upper end tables at a short distance from of the Hall, in view of the Royal each other, to enable them to see Table, attended by the serjeant that every proper attention was carvers, and one of the principal shewn to the Visitors, particularly cooks in proper costume. the Foreigners.

After dinner « Non Nobis DoThe residue of the tables to the mine sed nomini tuo da Gloriam" westward of the entrance, were was finely sung by the vocal Per. appropriated by lot to the Mem- formers in the Orchestra, the bers of this Court and principal whole of the company in the City Officers ; two or more wards Hall, and the Ladies in the gal. being classed together according Series standing. Mr. Common to the size of the tables, in con- Crier then advanced by the disequence of which each member rections of the Lord Mayor to his knew the place allotted to him, station on the elevated platform, and the inconveniencies which in front of the Royal Table, and frequently arise for want of such after a flourish of trumpets from arrangement were altogether pre. the Royal Trumpeters stationed vented.

at each end of the Hall, proposed The dinner was as sumptuous in the name of the Lord mayor as as expense or skill could make it, the first Toast, « The King," and wholly served on plate, which which was received with reverenthe Committee were enabled to tial silence. The succeeding Toasts do, by using the City plate be- were longing to the Mansion House,

“ His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.”
“ Her Majesty the Queen, and the Royal Family."
« His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias."
“ His Majesty the King of Prussia."
“ His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Austria."

“ Her “ Her Imperial Highness, the Grand Duchess Catherina Princess of Oldenburzh.” “ His Most Christian Majesty Louis the Eighteenth, King of France and Navarre." “ His Catholic Majesty Ferdinand the Seventh, King of Spain.”

The Sovereign Prince of the Netherlands." “ His Serene Highness the Hereditary Prince of Orange.” All of which were announced by a previous flourish of Trumpets, and were received with shouts of applause.

The next toast was given by burst of acclamation was the concommand of his Royal Highness sequence, and his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, “ Our brave the Prince Regent happily seized heroes by sea and land who have the opportunity, and proposed as a so nobly fought for their country," Toast, “ The Lady Mayoress, and and was followed by “The Ge- “the Ladies in the Hall," which «'nerals of the Allied Armies and was received with enthusiasm “ the Illustrious Foreign Heroes, About ten o'clock, His Royal " who have contributed so much Highness the Prince Regent, with " to the glory of their respec- the Emperor of Russia, and the “ tive countries.” The latter of King of Prussia rose from the table, which produced a torrent of and were conducted to the Comapplause, and the Heroes, Bar mon Council Chamber by the Lord clay de Tolly, Blucher, Platoff, Mayor as before. His Lordship De Yorck, &c. rose and bowed immediately preceding the Prince their thanks to the Cnmpany. Regent with the Sword of State, His Royal Highness the Prince and bis Royal Highness was pleased, Regent also commanded the fol when about to take his departure, lowing Toast to be given, " The to address himself to Mr. Recorder " Right Honourable the Lord as follows: “ My reception has “ Mayor, and thanks to his Lord. " given me great pleasure ; every « ship and the City of London, “ thing that has been done merits “ for their magnificent entertain- “my entire approbation ; indeed I “ment."

" must command you to express In the course of the evening " to the Corporation, the bigh various Songs and Glees, amongst « gratification I have experienced which, were the National Songs - this day.” About eleven o'clock, of '*. God save the King," “ Rule the Prince Regent and the other « Britannia," and “ Britons strike Royal and Illustrious Personages “ Home,” and that admirable were accompanied by the Lord Glee, “ Hail Star of Brunswick," Mayor to their respective carriages, were sung with fine effect from and returned in state to St. James the Orchestras by the Vocal Per- Palace before twelve o'clock. All formers, who were selected from the Knights Marshal Men and the most eminent in their pro- Attendants, except the Coachmen fession; and on their singing the and Postillions, bearing large flamStanza of “ Blest Isle with match- beaux in their hands, added to the " less Beauty crowned," in the Grandeur of the Procession, and . Song of “Rule Britannia,” the produced a novel and most brilappearance of the Ladies in the liant effect. Galleries, struck as by electricity. After bis Royal Highness the very heart in the Hall, and, a Prince Regent had retired, the

· Ladies were admitted from the Cateaton-street, belonging to the Galleries into the Hall, provision late Paul's Head Tavern, was aphaving been previously made for propriated to the Livery Servants, that purpose, by the erection of a where they were furnished with staircase of communication at the every proper refreshment. West end.

The Magnificence and SplenIn addition to the entertain- dour of the Entertaioment on this ment in the Hall, dinners were glorious occasion, having greatly provided at the New London excited the public curiosity to Tavern for the General of the view the decorations and fittings District, and the Field-officers of up of the Hall, the numerous apthe Regiments and Corps on duty, plications for that purpose inand the Heralds and Officers of duced your Committee, as far as arms: other dinners were provided they consistently could, to comply at the Guildhall Coffee house, for with their wishes, and therefore the Lord Chancellors and Judges' directed the plate and ornaments Suites, and the Officers of the to remain on the various tables, Lord Mayor's Household. The and every convenient facility of vocal Performers and the Royal ingress and egress through the Military Bands procured their own galleries to be afforded, by which dinners, previous to their attend- means thousands of Persons (many ance in the Hall. Provisions were of whom were of high distinction also made in the various taverns and great respectability) were graand inns in the neighbourhood, tified with a view of the magni. for the Band of Gentlemen Pen- ficent decorations, during the sioners, the Yeomen of the Guard, three days your Committee were and other persons, in attendance enabled to continue the accomupon the Royal Personages, as modation without materially in well as for their horses and car. terrupting public business. riages; and the great room in

PO ETRY.

POETRY

THE CORSAIR, BY LORD BYRON.

The Pirate's Song.

“ 'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea,

“ Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, " Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, " Survey our empire and behold our home! « These are our realms, no limits to their sway“ Our flag the sceptre all who meet obey. Ours the wild life in tumult still to range « From toil to rest, and joy in every change. « Oh, who can tell ? not thou, luxurious slave! " Whose soul would sicken o'er the heaving wave; “Not thou, vain lord of wantonness and ease! " Whom slumber soothes not-pleasure cannot please “Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, “ And danc'd in triumph o'er the waters wide, " The exulting sense the pulse's maddening play, - That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way? " That for itself can woo the approaching fight, “ And turn what some deem danger to delight; « That seeks what cravens shun with more than zeal, And where the feebler faint-can only feel “ Feel to the rising bosom's inmost core, “ Its hope awaken and its spirit soar ? " No dread of death-if with us die our foes“ Save that it seems even duller than repose : “ Come when it will-we snatch the life of life " When lost--what recks it---by disease or strife ? “Let him who crawls enamoured of decay, “ Cling to his couch, and sicken years away; “ Heave his thick breath; and shake his palsied head; “ Ours—the fresh turf, and not the feverish bed.

“ While gasp by gasp he faulters forth his soul, “ Ours with one pang-one bound-escapes controul. “ His corse may boast it's urn and narrow cave, “ And they who loath'd his life may gild his grave : “ Ours are the tears, though few, sincerely shed, « When Ocean shrouds and sepulchres our dead.. For us, eren banquets fond regret supply “ In the red cup that crowns our memory; And the brief epitaph in danger's day, When those who win at length divide the prey, “ And cry, Remembrance saddening o'er each brow, “ How had the brave who fell exulted now !"

ATHENIAN PROSPECT.

FROM THE SAME.

Slow sinks, more lovely ere bis race be run,
Along Morea's hills the setting sun;
Not as in Northern climes obscurely bright,
But one unclouded blaze of living light!
O'er the bush'd deep the yellow beam be throws,
Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows.
On old Ægina's rock, and Idra's isle,
The god of gladness sheds his parting smile ;
O'er his own regions lingering loves to shine,
Though there bis altars are no more divine.
Descending fast the mountain shadows kiss
Thy glorious gulph, unconquer'd Salamis !
Their azure arches through the long expanse
More deeply purpled meet his mellowing glance,
And tenderest tints, along their summits driven,
Mark his gay course and own the hues of heaven;
Till, darkly shaded from the land and deep,
Behind his Delphian cliff be sinks to sleep.

On such an eve, bis palest beam he cast,
When-Athens ! here thy wisest look'd his last.
How watched thy better sons bis farewell ray,
That closed their murder'd sage's latest day!
Not yet--not yet-Sol pauses on the hill
The precious hour of parting lingers still;
But sad his light to agonizing eyes,
And dark the mountain's once delightful dyes :
Gloom o'er the lovely land he seem'd to pour,
The land, where Phoebus never frown'd before,
But ere he sunk below Cithæron's head,
The cup of woe was quaff'd--the spirit fed ;

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