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visit Wimbledon Common for the pur. the fact was, that the article was repose of seeing the review far exceeded ceived by the publisher by the general that number. To say that there were post. Before he published it, the de. one hundred thousand people present, fendant used every exertion to ascere would be making a very moderate cal- tain its truth. The defendant then culation.
wished to refer to an authority, which, The prince was dressed in a general's he observed, Mr H. ought to be the full uniform, and was distinguishable last man to question ; but the court from those general officers who sur objected to his reading it, unless it rounded him by a blue sash across his really tended to mitigate the defend. right shoulder. Shortly before six, ant's punishment. It was in vain for he left the ground, and proceeded to him to endeavour to shew there was no Lord Yarmouth's beautiful villa near malice in the publications ; defamation Putney, accompanied by the Dukes of imported malice; and he admitted he York, Kent, &c., where a sumptuous published the libels advisedly and upon dinner was prepared for them.--The enquiry. Duchess of York and the young Prin. This being a private libel, the court cess Charlotte were of the party at sentenced him to three months' impri. Lord Yarmouth's. His lordship is sonment in the Marshalsea, and to find lieutenant-colonel of the Duke of Cum security for three years afterwards, berland's rifle corps, and for the ac. himself in 5001., and two sureties in commodation of the corps, marquee's 2501. each. were fixed in the lawn fronting his 15th.-CARLTON-HOUSE GRAND house, underneath which were very BALL.—This palace of enchantment chearful and plenteous boards, spread was opened last night to the numerous for the several members.
persons of distinction who had been COURT OF King's BENCH.---The honoured with cards of invitation. King v. George Manners. This de- Soon after nine o'clock the company fendant was brought up for judgment, began to arrive, and although the ut. for the libel in the Satirist, against most order and regularity were obserMr Hallett. He personally address. ved, it was between twelve and one ed the court in mitigation of punish- o'clock before the whole assemblage ment. If the libel were to be consi. was formed. The illustrious family dered by itself, unconnected with the of the House of Bourbon entered general nature of the publication in through the gardens about ten, when which it appeared, he should admit, they were ushered into the privy coun. that it would merit the severest pu.' cil chamber, where the Prince Regent nishment, but he disclaimed all per was sitting under a crimson canopy of sonal motives; and had not Mr Hal. state, surrounded by the officers of his lett become the patron of Miss Taylor, household, who, on their approach, and the abettor of one of the foulest immédiately rose to receive them. The libellers that ever lived, no conduct of French Sovereign was introduced by his should have been noticed by the the Earl of Moira as Comte de Lisle, defendant. He was certainly the editor her Royal Highness the Duchess d'Anof the Satirist, but numerous articles gouleme, by the Duchess of York, and appeared in that publication without the French Princes, by Lord Dundas. his knowledge. It had been proved, They were received not only with the that of the first libel, only the head utmost respect, but with every mark “ Hallet's Humanity," was in the of affectionate regard. The amiable hand-writing of the defendant ; and daughter of Lewis XVI. naturally at
tracted his chief attention, the exbila- each presented four brilliant patent rating effect of which was clearly dis- burners, which spread a breadth of cernible on her pensive but interesting light not easy to describe. The intecountenance.
rior struck the beholder with astonishFrom this grand ceremonial the il- ment. The grand table extended the lustrious strangers retired into the sky whole length of the Conservatory, and blue satin room that adjoined ; the ex- across Carlton-house, to the length pensive suit of curtains of which were of two hundred feet. Two feet of of the same colour, lined with white space was allotted each guest in the silk, and massily embroidered gold original calculation. Along the cenfringe, leaves, and tassels, and beau. tre of the table, about six inches above tifully decorated with fleurs-de-lisa the surface, a canal of pure water conmarked and delicate compliment to the tinued flowing from a silver fountain, illustrious visitors.
beautifully constructed at the head of The Prince Regent now passed the table. Its faintly-waving artificial through into the grand saloon, which banks were covered with green moss was most brilliantly illuminated, and is and aquatic flowers ; gold and silverconfessedly, in every respect, the finest coloured fish were, by a mechanical room in Europe. Here his royal high. invention, made to swim and sport ness now paid his respects to the no through the bubbling current, which blesse, &c. crowded and assembled, produced a pleasing murmur, where it in his very graceful and fascinating fell, and formed a cascade at the outmanner. The company were for some let. At the head of the table, above time naturally lost in amazement at the the fountain, sat his Royal Highness coup d'oeil, which the views through the Prince Regent on a throne of crimtwo distinct suites of apartments so son velvet, trimmed with gold. The magically presented.
throne commanded a view of the com. It would be a difficult task to de- pany. The most particular friends of scribe, in terms adequate, the effect the prince were arranged on each side. produced by the profusion of magnifi. They were attended by sixty servicent objects, which, at every glance, teurs ; seven waited on the prince, be conveyed an exalted idea of princely sides six of the king's and six of the taste, national grandeur, and the fine queen's footmen, in their state liveries, arts, cherished in a state of perfection. with one man in a complete suit of a1The apartments were decorated with cient armour. At the back of the splendour perfectly new. The palace throne appeared Aureola tables, coverwas a scene of enchantment, and every red with crimson drapery, constructed elegant female, clad in the attire of to exhibit, with the greatest effect, a her native country, appeared the Ar- profusion of the most exquisitelymida.
wrought silver-gilt plate, consisting of The Conservatory was one of the fountains, tripods, epergnes, dishes, most distinguished objects in the splen- and other ornaments. Above the did arrangement. The building, of the whole of this superb display, appearGothic order, appeared to be the most ed a royal crown and his Majesty's cy. perfect and beautiful specimen of that pher, “G, R.” splendidly illumined. style executed in modern times. It It is almost unnecessary to add, that presented, at one glance, the fine effect his royal highness gave all the granof a lofty aisle in an ancient cathedral. deur and honour of this brilliant fete Between the pillars, candelabras were to his royal parent. The lesser waxsuspended twelve feet above ground; lights in silver, placed on the table,
devices, and moved through thickets story of the afflicted dress-maker a mere of roses, geranium, and other fragrant invention to give a reputation to her sweets, illumined by variegated lights, goods. It may be observed the inventhat gleamed like stars through the tion took; and the whole of the goods foliage. In the course of the night were sold in the course of a very few a brilliant discharge of fire-works took days, on the faith of this story that they place, which gratified an immense body were foreign. The above fact may, of spectators. The company sat down perhaps, serve to wean some of the law to supper about one o'clock; and af- dies of fashion from their over-fondness ter they had taken some refreshments, for foreign commodities. , they returned to the festive dance, 19th.-EARL BERKELEY.-On Friwhich continued till the blush of morn' day, the question which has so long oc. warned the gay throng to retire. A cupied the House of Lords, respecting vast concourse of persons continued the Berkeley peerage, was determined: near the prince's residence until the their lordships agreed, nenine dissenfete, which was, perhaps, the grandest tiente, that the claimant had not made entertainment ever witnessed in this out his claim to the dignities of Earl country, ended.
Berkeley, Viscount Dursley, and BaFASHIONABLE HOAX.--A lady of ron Berkeley. This decision will be high-quality called one morning lately considered in the house on Tuesday, on an eminent vender of modes at the and the question will then be finally dewest end of the town. The female termined. Upon the death of the Earl merchant received her noble customer of Berkeley, which took place a year under such evident agitation of spirits, ago, it became a question, which of his that the latter demanded the occasion lordship's sons was entitled to be call. of her concern; when the other, with ed to the House of Peers, as successor well counterfeited grief and alarm, told to his dignities. The eldest son of the her story; that she had received an as- late earl and the present Countess of sortment of prohibited goods, to the Berkeley, who was then member for value of some thousand pounds; that the county of Glocester, and sat as an information had been lodged against, Lord Viscount Dursley, claimed, as her at the Custom-house ; that persons heir apparent, to succeed to the earl. were in waiting to see that no parcels dom of Berkeley, and the other titles were sent out, and that the officers and dignities of the late earl. This were coming to seize as soon as they claim was opposed, on the ground that could get the necessary warrants. She the marriage between the late earl and concluded, with imploring her noble the present countess did not take place customer to save her from utter ruin, for many years after the birth of the by taking the dangerous package in claimant, and that consequently he was her carriage to a place of safety, which not the eldest legitimate son of the she pointed out, and which her lady. late earl. On the other hand, it was ship very graciously and condescend. contended, that, though the public ingly consented to do. Under the pro. marriage between the claimant's father tection of a coronet, the goods went and mother did not take place till 1796, perfectly safe to the place of their des consequently long after his birth, yet tination ; but they might have gone that a private marriage was solemniequally safe in a hackney coach, from zed between them in March, 1785, at any interruption they would have met Berkeley, which was antecedent to his with from the Custom-house ; being birth, he being born in December, 1786. in fact British manufactures, and the The decision of the Committee of Privileges was against the claimant, and burg; in the prosecution of which, consequently the marriage in 1785 has she was captured, on the 15th Novemnot been proved to the satisfaction of ber last, by the Amethyst frigate, un. their lordships. The evidence which der the command of Sir Michael Şey. has been given discloses facts of the mour. A claim was given by the most singularandextraordinary nature: owners as neutral subjects, and on the it is very voluminous ; the minutes con- 30th of May last, the case came on for tain nine hundred folio pages. Lady hearing. Berkeley is the daughter of Mrs Glos. - It was contended, on behalf of the sop, of Osburnby, Lincolnshire, (for- captors, that as the vessel was bound merly Mary Cole.) The old lady has for a port in France, she was violating always lived in obscurity herself, but the British Orders in Council of the her three daughters have risen to a re 26th of April, 1809, and under those markable elevation in society. One is orders was clearly liable to condemna. the present Countess of Berkeley ; an- tion. other married a gentleman, who, dying, This was opposed by the claimants' left her possessed of 7000l. a-year, and counsel upon two grounds : first, that she is now the wife of a nephew of the the Orders in Council had ceased to ex. late Sir F. Baring; and the third is ist, because the French decrees, upon married to a general in the army, at which they were grounded, had been present in an important command in revoked ; and next, that if even those America.
decrees could be considered as still in This morning, about nine o'clock, a existence, the circumstances of equity dreadful fire broke out at the ware. which distinguished this case, would house of Mr Davies, oilman, in Bury justify the court in relieving the claim. Street, St Mary Axe. No water could ants from the penalty imposed by the be got till near eleven : it spread on Orders in Council. both sides of the way into Bury-court, Judgment being moved for yesterand to the end of Jeffery-square. It day, Sir W. Scott observed, he could burnt with great fury, and had consu not, in justice to the captors, further med ten houses at twelve o'clock. All postpone the final judgment of the the engines at last got a plentiful sup- court. There was no evidence of reply of water, which was fortunately vocation produced beyond that of the the means of its being prevented from declaration made to America, of the spreading further. The Jews' Syna grounds upon which France would gogue was on fire at twelve o'clock. consent to such an event, which were, All the street is inhabited by Jews." that England should relinquish the
22d.-ADMIRALTY COURT, Doc rights her maritime superiority gave TORS' COMMONS.—THE SHIP Fox — her, or that America should make herThe judgment of the court in this im self respected. The general policy of portant case was delivered yesterday England made it evident that she would morning; it had been delayed in conse- ' never consent to a proposition depri. quence of an expected official commu- ving her of rights sanctioned by the nication of the revocation of the Berlin acquiescence and general usage of Eu. and Milan Decrees, upon which the rope ; and the other proposal was noBritish Orders in Council were founded, thing less than requiring America to as it was under those orders that the join France in a hostile confederacy ship in question was captured. against this country, which, from her
The Fox sailed from Boston, in the conduct, was also evident had not ta. United States, on a voyage to Cher. ken place. The Orders in Council must,