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cient urn, captured in the reign of Elizabeth from | Lord Mark Kerr.....Lady Elizabeth Clive the Spanish Admiral, who commanded what was
Earl Gower.............Miss Glynne
Lord Milsington ......Miss Fawkener so presumptuously styled the “Invincible Ar
Earl of Rother.......... Miss Thomson mada ;" the service of this table was in gold. Mr. Lloyd............... Lady C. Cholmondeley. Adjoining to this were tables running through || The Prince Regent, and the Royal Dukes of the Library and whole lower suite of rooms, the
York, Clarence, Kent, Cumberland, Cambridge, candelabras in which were so arranged, that the
and Sussex, were present at this period and apliegent could distinctly see, and be seen, from one
peared highly gratified to see so enlivening a end to the other. Along those tables the Royal
scene. “Strike up, musicians, my old and faFamily of England, and that of the Bourbons,
vourite Scottish tune,” exclaimed the Prince. and the Noblesse were seated conformably to their
Mr. Gow took the bint, and “I'll gang nae mair respective ranks. On the right hand of the to yon Town,” was admirably played, and equally Prince Regent was placed the Duchess d’Angou
well danced by the above. The Prince Regent ieme; on his left, the Duchess of York. All and bis illustrious guests rose from table at half limpid stream of water ran through the centre of past four, and returned to the gold saloon in the the Regent's table during supper. From the
saine order that they descended. All the rooms Library, and room beyond, branched out two were soon refilled; when dancing was renewed, great lines of tables under canvas far into the and the sun being well up, the blended lights of gardens, each in the shape of a cross, all richly day and night gave the whole scene new features: served with silver plate, and covered with every The Royal Dukes assisted the Prince Regentin delicacy which the season could possibly afford. I doing the honours of the table. It was really the The Library and the Council-room displayed the most interesting sight imaginable, to see at least greatest state. The latter was appropriated to 500 persons, the greater proportion ladies, in one dancing, and the floors chalked in a beautiful continued line, the latter dressed in wbite satin, style. In the centre appeared G. R. III. with the silks, or muslin, embroidered or spangled with crown, supporters, and blazonry. The external || silver, having each a plume of ostrich feathers, decorations were equally grand and pleasing. I waving on their heads, and reflected in the ser. The aisle opposite the grand Conservatory was pentine brook before them; it was really a silver furnished with large mirrors, girandoles, and flood, and these were its tributary streams. The candelabras. It formed a superb promenade, ren- || allee-vert was rendered peculiarly grateful by the dered delightful by garlands and festoons of roses, Il freshness of the air, and the odour of the ground; pinks, carnations, and the finest flowers of every | it was a happy retreat to all who in the course of species. Orange-trees, fruits, and flowers also || the night could gain access thereto : here were bloomed along the banks, growing in a state of many supper tables, and the chairs appeared from nature. Four handsome marquees were pitched one view to be arched over with a garland of on the lawn of Carlton-House, with a chevaux Il roses ; and indeed the whole area appeared in prode frize to guide the company in their prome file, like an avenue of rose-trees. The Ball-room, nades. Bands were stationed in the tents. In after supper, was surrounded by a gradation of the course of the night, a brilliant discharge of | conversation stools, for the accommodation of fire-works took place, which gratified an immense those who chose to be calm spectators of the body of spectators.--Dancing commenced about scene His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, twelve o'clock, in the Grand Council Chamber, during the night, passed from one room to the in two sets, which were divided by a crimson || other without any attendants or ceremony, concordon. The first couple were Earl Percy and | versing in the most affable manner with his naLady Jane Montague, daughter of the Duchess merons guests. Upon no previous occasion, and of Manchester; they led off with the dance called
at no court in Europe, was ever the experiment 6 Miss Johnstone," next followed :
Il made to set down 2000 of the principal Nobility
and Gentry of a kingdom to a regular supper, as Lord Maitland........Duchess of Bedford Earl of Tryconnel.... Lady Catherine Herries
was the case at this Fete. Earl of Digby......... Countess of Jersey
DRESS.-All that art, taste, and expence could Marq. of Worcester.. Lady Charles Somerset Lord Palmerston ......Lady Frances Piatt
Il command, for personal decoration, had been in Lord E, Somerset....Lady Charles Fitzroy
requisition for this night. The Prince Regent Lord C. Somerset....Miss Metcalfe Earl of Kin noul...... Lady Mary Edgcumbe
wore a Field Marshal's uniform (as did the Duke Lord Lake...............Hon. Miss Onslow ll of York), with his hair in a queue, the cordos
blue, and a snperb brilliant star, a diamond loop 11 COUNTESS of CLARE.-A white satin dress, and button in his hat and feather. The Duke of
with a border ricbly embroidered ; a superb body,
ornamented round ihe bottom with diamond stars, Clarence wore his professional uniform ; the
and sleeves fastened up with diamond brooches Dukes of Cumberland, Sussex, Kent, Cambridge,
and armlets ; the drapery was richly spangled in
silver shamrock, with a beautiful and simple borand Gloucester, that of their respective regiments.
der to correspond ; at each corner was embroiderAll wore the several insignia of the Order of the ed the Prince's feathers. Head-dress diamonds
and ostrich feathers. 'Garter. The Compte de Lille wore a plain car
COUNTESS SELKIRK.-A white satin round melite brown coat, with white buttons without |
dress, with beautiful silver embroidery at the botany order; the Duke d’Angouleme a pearl co
tom, waist, and sleeves ; an evening primrose
and silver tissue robe aud drupery, trimmed with loured; and the Duke de Berry a chocolate, with
rich scolloped fringe, rope, and tassels. Head. the ribbon of the order of St. Esprit. The dresses dress a very full plume of white feathers, and suof the Ladies were of the most superb description,
perb corouet of diamonds ; diamond earrings and
necklace, &c. as will be seen by the following specimen :
Countess of MORNINGTON.-A white and
silver tissue robe, lined with green, made in the Duchess of YORK.- A patent net dress richly
Court style, with ruffles. embroidered in silver, bighly covered with a shower of spangles; the body, sleeves, and belt,
Lady GLYNNE.-A dress of silver satin, richicovered with diamonds; head-dress diamonds
Is einbroidered round the train with concare
spangles and silver fringe, a superb tunic of lace and a plume of ostrich feathers; a beautiful
splendidly embroidered in clonds of spangles; the necklace.
border which was new and elegant, was beautiDuchess of ANGOULEME.- A patent net dress fully embroidered in silver and concave spangles, richly embroidered in silver lama, over a white with links of brilliant chains which had the apsatin train; hody and sleeves trimined with real pearance of diamonds; body spangled, and ornapearl, the largest we ever noticed in this country; mented with amethysts; Spanish sleeves fastened Lead-dress a plume of ostrich feathers, and ban
with silver tags studded with diamonds; and armdean of large pearls ; bracelet and necklace of lets and necklace of methosts an
lets and necklace of amethysts and diamonds.
Head-dress diamonds and feathers. DOWAGER DUCHESS of RUTLAND.-A white
Lady Frances OSBORNE.-A dress of white satin dress, with superb Roman scroll border,
satin, richly embroidered with a border of silformed with concave and Algerine spangles
ver a tunic of white crape with superb nouvelle body richly embroidered in waves of real silver
border, einbroidered in siiver, and richly covered spangles; Spanish sleeves, with diamond arm
with leaves of embroidered silver, confined by lets, fastened with silver tags, studded with dia
splendid chains and tassels, Head-dress diamonds monds; a most beautiful aud splendid drapery
1 and ostrich feathers. of crape, embroidered in waves of silver spangles,
LADY WINNINGTON.-A rich dress of wbite with a border of singular beauty, composed of
satin, superbly embroidered in silver, with a lace foil-stones and siver bullion, forming vine-leaves,
tunic splendidly embroidered with silverspangles, grapes, and silver shells, each corner ornamented
and encircled by a border of elegant wbite filoss with the Prince's feathers, beautifully embroider
silk roses and silver embossed leaves, confined ed. Head-dress diamonds and ostrich feathers.
by brilliant silver chains. Head-uress a suMARCHIONESS of SLIG0.-A dress of white
perb plume of ostrich feathers and diamonds. satin, with a superb border of brilliant embroidery
Lady DALRYMPLE.-A dress of white satin, round the train ; a robe richly embroidered in sil.
with handsome embroidered border in silver ; á ver shamrock, round which was an elegant and brilliant border to correspond with the dress ;
tunic of tine lace, richly embroidered and interdiamond stomacher, bracelets, necklace, and
spersed with stars of silver, with a superb border
embroidered in bright and dead silver, and brooches. Head-dress diamonds and ostrich
rosette of white floss silk. The tunic confined with feathers.
brilliant silver chains. Countess of CAVAN. A dress of white sil
LADY KATHARINE FORRESTER.-A dress of ver tissue, with suberb border of prominent silver
white satin, with a beautiful border of silver jonquil, body and sleeves splendidly ornamented with diamonds. Head-dress diamonds and ostrich
spangles, a superb drapery of white crape, em
broidered with silver leaves, with a magnificent feathers.
border of silver vine leaves and grapes, the corVISCOUNTESS Dudley and WARD.-A dress
ners ornamented with clusters of grapes, from of emerald green, with a superb border richly | whence were suspended brilliant tassels. Headembroidered in silver, a tunic of lace, with the
| dress diamonds and feathers. 'ground-work of silver spangles, and an elegant | and brilliant border, with raised roses ot'floss silk,
LADY Amelia SPENCER.-An elegant dress
of white satin, with a brilliant embroidered border foii stones, and concave spangles, which had a most beautiful effect; body and sleeves trimmed
of silver tulips, of singular beauty, and over
I which was worn a splendid but simple drapery with Honiton point, contined with silver tags,
of fine transparent lace, superbly embroidered and ornamented with diamonds. Head-dress diamonds and ostrich feathers.
with a border of white silk roses, with leaves of
silver laurel, and fastened in front with brilliant COUNTEss of FAUCONBERG.-A dress of white
silver chains and tassels; the body and sleeves satin, with an elegant border of embroidered sil
studded and profusely ornamented with diaver; a tunic of white crape, with a superb Ro
monds, Head-dress diamonds and ostrich feathers. man scroll border, entwined with silver plumes, the ground-work waves of silver spangles, body
LADY MARIA WALPOLE. - A wbite satin and sleeves profusely ornamented with dianionds.
dress, with a Grecian silver border and stomacher; Head-dress diamonds and ostrich feathers.
a short crape tunic, superbly embroidered with real silver.
A new piece, written by Mr. Theodore HAYMARKET.-A new piece, under the
Hook, entitled The Trial by Jury, bas likewise title of the Royal Oak, from the pen of Mr.
been produced at this Theatre. It is a novelty
of considerable pleasantry, if not characterised Dimond, has been produced at this Theatre.
by much force.--It bas bumour, and plentiful The fable comprehends some facts, but a great deal more of fiction; it is a mixture of truth
inducements to merriment, and likely to be and falshood, put together with so little arti
popular.-The engagement of that very ver
satile performer Elliston, iu Comedy always fice and skill, that what is probable appears insipid, and what is feigned is rendered in
excellent, and in Tragedy, inferior to Young
and Kemble only, will, we trust, prove advancredible. Historical facts are weakened by connecting
tageous to the Proprietors. them with a fiction wbich contains nothing in itself of imagination or grace to compensate the absence of truth.
WORKS IN THE PRESS. The fable of this piece is meant to compre- Mr. W. Nicol, author of the Gardener's bend the adventures of Charles the Second | Calendar, has in the press, in an octavo voafter his defeat at the battle of Worcester; to lume, the Planter's Calendar, or the Nurseryexhibit the successful contrivances of his man and Forester's Guide, in the operations of escape, and the fidelity of those who protected the nursery, the forest, and the grove. him, and, more particularly, the generous | J. Syers, Esq. surgeon, has nearly ready for secrecy of Colonel Windbam and his family. publication, in octavo, the Management of
The disguises of the fugitive nionarch, and Infants ; containing the general principles of his protection in Windham's family, are his their domestic treatment, with the history and torical facts, and though not capable, per method of cure of some of their most prevalent haps, of much dramatic dignity or effect, they diseases. are interesting as events which once took Mr. Bloomfield, author of the Farmer's Boy, place. The author finding, however, in his &c. will speedily publish the Banks of Wye, a tory materials too scanty for a drama, has poem. drawn upon the stores of his fancy, and instead Miss E. Parker, author of Elfrida, will pub. of painting the King, and the Parliamentary | lish early in uext month the Peace of Amiens, Generals, in their true colours, he has engraft. | a novel, in four volumes. ed upon them certain virtues, not at all corre U Mrs. Plunket (late Miss Guoniug) bas in sponding with their real characters. Charles ll the press, a translation from the French of is exhibited as a sincere friend, and a moral man. | Madame de Montolieu's Sentimental AnecAll virtues, social and political, glow in him
dotes. by a kind of dramatic concentration, and he Miss P. Barrell's posthumous volume, the shines out with the effulgence of an old Greek || Test of Virtue and other Poems, is in a state or Roman.
1) of forwardness. The character, thus arbitarily assigned to Mrs. Wells Sumbel has committed ber longthe King, contradicts history, and has no in. Il promised Memoirs to the press. dependent merit as a creature of fancy.
Mr Barker, of Trinity College, Cambridge, The language of this piece is in the very l 's preparing a small edition of Cicero de Seworst style of writing; it has a false pomp, ll nectute et Amicitia, with English notes, for and strutting gait, which are insufferable in a ll the use of schools. writer of Mr. Dimond's experience. The coin.'|| The Rev. W. T. Tucker, rector of Wad. monest things are shrouded in an unmeaning worthy in Devonshire, has in the press, Honis emptiness of phrase, and there is a cloud of || ton Hill, a descriptive poem. words without any distinct conveyance of Marmion, or Flodden Field, a dramatic sentiment.
poem, founded on the poem of Mr. Walter We are sorry that a gentleman of some Scott, is printing in octavo. talents bas injured his reputation by a piece so 1 The Welch Mountaineers, a novel, in two very foolish as the present.
volumes, will appear in a few days.
Mr. J. P. Malcolm will shortly publish a | veries prove, that the earths and alkalies have collection of Miscellaneous Anecdotes, &c. in metallic bases, and that they are compounds an octavo volume.
of these bases and oxygene. Mr.J.P. Tupper, Member of the Royal Col. lo the arrangement of the primary rocks a lege of Surgeons, has in the press an Essay on Il certain order and relationship is generally to the Probability of Sensation in Vegetables, be observed granite is the highest and deepest with additional observations on Instinct, Sen rock, it forms the summit ofibe loftiest moun. sation, and Irritability.
tains, and seems to be the foundation of our The Plays of James Shirley, now first col. continents and islands, and is usually covered lected, with occasional notes, and a critical by gengneis itself a species of granite), micaand biographical memoir of the author, are ceous shist, or sievile. Serpentine and marble printing in six octavo volumes.
occupy the middle stations of mountain chains, The Accomplished Youth, or a familiar View and are oftner found upon micaceous shist of the true Principles of Morality and Polite.
than upon granites. ness, in a duodecimo volume, will be pub
Porphyry is mostly associated with granite, lished in a few days.
and is frequently immediately incumbent upon An edition of Gay's Fables, complete, in a
it. The primary rocks coustitute the princi. small volume, embellished with one hundred
pal solid part of the surface of our globe, and wood-cuts, designed and engraved by Branston,
form the loftiest mountains, and their geograis in a forward state of publication.
phical position is admirably adapted to pre. serve the order and the economy of the sys.
tem. The heights of the mountains jo general ROYAL INSTITUTION.
diminish from the equator towards the poles.
In hot climates the effects of mountains are MR. DAVY'S LECTURES ON GEOLOGY.-N0.2.
to lower the temperature of the subjacent In this Lecture Mr. Davy described two countries, and thus most of tbe tropical regions species of characters to be attended to in the are rendered habitable. Where mountains study of Geology-one, those which insulated do not occur, as in Africa, there are sandy specimens of rocks present, such as physical desarts-mountains too are the sources of qualities, constituent parts, &c.; the oiber, streams and rivers, they attract clouds, con. the aspects of rocks considered as great masses, dense va pour into water, and pour it into the or their general features, such as outline from vallies and plains they modify the course of colour, stratification, &c.
the winds, and shelter the lowlands. In the primary order of rocks he pointed out | Tu all systems for explaining the formation and described six classes. These, he observed, l of primary rocks, a Guid state either from included all rocks strictly belonging to this igneous or aqueaes fusion is assumed, but it is order. He excluded argillaceous and silicivus ll not yet explained, Mr. Davy remarked, why sbist, because water-worn stones or shells different crystals sbould separate in the same occur in them, and the topaz Rock of Werner, mass. The chrystals produced either from as baving more the appearance of part of a solutions or by slow cooling in artificial or vein. Granite, micaceous shist, scivite, ser. natural operations are uniform, and not of pentine prophyry, and marble are primary different species, like those of the primary rocks. All these arrangements are constitut. rocks, so that the solution of this grand preed by a few crystalline substances, which are blem, if it be capable of solution, must be gain. principally quartz, feldspar, mica, hornblend, ed fron the improvement of chemical science. tale, and calcareous spar. Thus granite is an Nature may produce effects by powers which aggregate of crystal, of quartz, mica, and feld bave not as yet been discovered, and her respar, and scinite of quartz, feldspar, and horn sources should never be estimated by our blend-micaceous sbist, of quartz and mica operations. serpentine, of skiller spar, telk and feldspar, Mr. Davy in the course of this lecture, men. containing veins of stealite.
tioned tbe applications of the substances de. The mechanical constituents of rocks are rived from the different primary rocks, to the few; but their chemical elements are still less 118es of common life, and particularly pointed numerous. When subjected to analytical pro out their applications to the purposes of cesses, they afford selex, atumire, magnesia, architecture. Granites, porphyries, and sie lime, fixed alkali, and oxide of iron. These pites, are the most durable stones; micaceous, substances variously combined, give rise to the shist, and serpentine, are much more liable great variety of the forms and appearances of to decay. The most perfect of the works of their chrystals--and Mr. Davy's late disco. I the Egyptiaus, those least injured by time,
are of granite. This stone or prophyry sbould lj behold standing. Nothing to speak to posbe used for all great public monuments. Mr. terity of wbat we are in these memorable Davy, in touching on this subject, said, he times. In our philosophy, the guides ; in our could not avoid introducing a few observations literature, the iostructors; and, in our polion the little attention paid to such public | tics, the savionrs of Europe. memorials in this great country. Yet, says | Nor would such works be devoid of immebe, vur materials are copious; our harvests || diate utility and beneficial effect. of glory are as rich, vay even more abundant || A few columns raised to the illustrious dead; than those of the great elder nations. Why | a few national laboratories, or museums, deshould the spirit be wanting by which they are voted to ihe memory of great men, and to the to be gathered in and made permanent? We use of students, would rise as land-marks of have had philosophers who are the glory of|| fame, would continually excite to excellence. the whole human race. Heroes and Statesmen, | No motive for exertion is so strong as that rivals of the illustrious of Athens and of Rome. founded upon the sympathy of the good and Yet this metropolis offers no great durable tri wise; no reward so sweet as that of being held bute of respect to our science, and our naval up to public admiration, as a benefactor of the and inilitary glory; and in a thogsand years, species; no glory so pure, so calculated to though there may be a new and a more mag. awaken great minds, as that of immortality. nificent city on the banks of the Thames, yet there will scarcely be a wall of that we now |
(To be continued.)
The King.-Rumours of an unfavourable | there assisted in paying dividends, and had acw description have been in circulation respecting | cess to the unfilled warrants, books, &c. It ap. the state of his Majesty's health. The Queen's peared that a Gentleman of the name of Fraser, Council have thought it necessary to authorise a || formerly of Apollo-buildings, Walworth, died in more strict regimen ; and though her Majesty ll November, 1806, and his balf-yearly dividends was of opinion that the appearances of irritation, l had not been applied for. It was proved that which were ascribed to the effect that the re-ap the warrant by which the money was obtained pointment of the Duke of York had had on the was altogether a forgery of the prisoner's manu. King's spirits, without the use of any more ri- || facture, as well as the receipt, and Mr. Tathegorous application, the Council made a resolu ham, who had paid the money, proved that the tion which has been acted on. Three of Dr. ll eight half-yearly dividends due, amounting to the Willis's assistants have since been in attendance. Il stated sum in the indictment, were paid on the
The following Bulletins have been shewn at gth of August, 1810. The several notes traced St. James's :
were indorsed with different names of the pri“ Windsor Castle, June 1.-His Majesty has | soner's band-writing.-Judge Grose observed to had some fresh accession of his disorder, but || the Jury, that a case more complete was never svhich does not appear to be increasing." made out, and he would not recapitnlate the evi
" Windsor Castle, June 15.-His Majesty ap dence unless they requested it. The Jury expears to have been a little better this week than
amined the docnments, and found the prisoner the week preceding."-Signed as usual. Guilty-Death--twenty-nine years of age.)
TRIALS OF THOMAS AND ARMITAGE.. Ricbard Armitage was next put to the bar, on an Thomas was first put to the bar on an indictment, || indictment charging him with having feloniously charging him with having forged a receipt to a
forged and disposed of forged dividend warrants, dividend warrant, and thereby defrauding the || and thereby defrauding the Bank of England of Bank of 3801.-Mr. Garrow conducted the pro
1 2,4301. There were several other counts in the secution, and it appeared in evidence that the indictment.-Mr. Garrow said this case some. prisoner was a clerk in the one and two pound
what reseinbled the last, but the matter did not note office, but previous to this forgery he had lie in such a narrow compass. It was next to assisted in the Imperial annuity office, and he impossibility for persons unconnected with the