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767 Coronation of His Majesty George the Fourth. 768 nating the public officos were either nutes had elapsed, she returned to begun or renewed with ardour. The her carriage; and, having ordered it artisans and labourers who appeared, to be thrown open, rode off amidst the were dressed in their best attire ; all shouts of multitudes, the hisses of a business appeared to be suspended, few, and the astonishment of all. The and London exhibited indications of following account of her Majesty's rea general holiday.

ception at the door of Westminster Between three and foar o'clock, Hall, is generally considered to be some ladies and gentlemen appeared correct:in the costume of the Court, walking Lord Hood having desired admission for her from Bridge-street towards West- Majesty, the door-keepers drew across the minster Hail. About four o'clock, the

entrance, and requested to see the tickets.

Lord Bood-I present you your Queen; surely line of coaches was full, on the east- it is not necessary for her to have a ticket ern side of the division from Parlia

Door keeper-Our orders are to admit no per

son withont a Peer's ticket. ment-street to Charing-Cross. On the Lord Hood -- This is your Queen: she is en other side it extended only to the titled to admission without such a form.

The Qucen, smiling, but still in some agitation, Horse Guards.

-Yes, I am your Queen, will you admit me? Soon after four, when it became Door-keeper-My orders are specific, and I feel known that her Majesty's coach was myself bound to obey them.

The Queen laughed. making ready, a large concourse col- Lord Hood-1 have a ticket. lected round her house ; and on her

Door.keeper-Then, my Lord, we will let you

pass, upou producing it.
appoarance about five, she was greet- Lord Hood now drew from his pocket a Peer'
ed with loud cheers from a vast mul- ticket for one person; the original name in whose
titude. The course which she took, favourite was drawn was erased, and the name
was through Great Stanhope-street, Door.keeper-This will let one person pass, but
Park-lane, Hyde Park Corner, thé no more.

Lord Hood-Will your Majesty go iu alone!
Green Park, St. James's Park, Bird Her Majesty first assented, but did not per.
Cage Walk, and along Prince's-street, severe,
to Dean's Yard. The crowd every- her Majesty admission!

Lord Hood-Am I to understand that you refuse whore collecting as she passed, be- Door-keeper-We only act in conformity with came at length comparatively im- our orders.

Her Majesty again laughed. mense, and the soldiers on every oc- Lord Hood--Then you refuse the Queen adcasion presented arms with the utmost

A door-keeper of superior order then carne promptitude and respect. Her ear- forward, and was asked by Lord Hond, whether riage, which was drawn by six horses, any preparations had been made for her Majesty! passed the outer barrier without any

He answered respectfully in the negative.

Lord Hood-Will your Majesty enter the obstruction, and proceeded to the Abbey without your Ladies! King's Arms Tavern, nearly opposite

Her Majesty declined. the door of Westminster Hall, where ter retire to her carriage. It was clear no pro

Lord Hood then said, that her Majesty had bet. it made a stand, as if hesitating how vision had been made for her accommodation. to proceed.

Her Majesty assented.

Some persons within the porch of the Abbey Alighting from her carriage, her laughed, and uttered some expressions of disre Majesty proceeded on foot, leaning on spect.

Lord Hood-We expected to have inet at least the arm of Lord Hood, accompanied with the conduct of gentlemen. Such couduct by Ladies Hood and Hamilton, to de- is neither manly nor annerly, mand admission at the Hall door. The

Her Majesty then retired, leaning on Lond

Hood's arm, and followed by Lady Hood and officer on guard requested to see her Lady Hamilton. ticket. She replied, that she had

She was preceded by constables back to the

platform; over which she returned, eutered her none; and that, as Queen of England, Carriage, and was driven off amidst reiterated she thought a ticket unnecessary. He shouts of applause and disapprobation. expressed his sorrow, but said, his In Westminster Hall, his Majesty's orders were to admit no one without throne was placed at the southern exa ticket, and that, being peremptory, tremity of the building, immediately they must be obeyed. On finding under the fine window on that side, access thus denied, they proceeded to and erected on a spacious platform, the door of the Duchy of Lancaster, which extended over the site lately behind the Champion's stable; but occupied by the Courts of King's here they found it shut. They then Bench and Chancery. It was superbly turned round, and, leaving the carriage gilt, upon a ground of rich crimson behind, proceded to demand admis- velvet, and placed under a canopy desion at another entrance; but this also corated with cvery thing that could was in vain. After about twenty mi- | heighten the combined effect of dignity

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769 Coronation of His Majesty George the Fourth. 770
and splendour, displaying the royal | engaged in cheerful conversation with
arms emblazoned in gold. Before several noblemen by whom he was at-
the throne stood a square table, co- tended.
vered with cloth of blue and gold. On entering the Abbey, his Majesty
Other parts of the Hall were fitted up was seated in the chair of siate, when,
in a style of corresponding magnifi- after an anthem had

been sung,
conce, and appropriated to the distin- the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury,
guished personages who were present together with the Lord Chancellor,
on the occasion. But for a full detail the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain,
of the manner in which they entered, the Lord High Constable, and Deputy
and the order in which they took their Earl Marshal, preceded by Deputy
seats, we must refer to the account Garter, moved to the east side of the
now preparing for the press.

theatre, where the Archbishop made
About ten o'clock the Duke of Wel- the recognition, and repeated the
lington entered the platform from be- same at the south, west, and north
hind the throne, and announced the sides of the theatre ; during which his
approach of his Majesty. Lord Gwy- Majesty was standing, and turned
dyr entered immediately after. The towards the people on the side on
King then appeared, his train being which the recognition was made.
supported by eight noblemen. The The words were, “I here present
instant his Majesty stepped into the unto you King George the Fourth,
throne, the whole company rose up, the undoubted King of this realm;
and the band in the Gothic orchestra wherefore all you who are come this
struck op “God save the King." His day to do your homage, are you will-
Majesty was dressed in full robes, of ing to do the same?” The reply
great size and richness, and wore a through the Hall was, with loud ap-
hat or cap of Spanish shape, with a plause, in the affirmative, with “God
spreading plume of white ostrich fea- save King George the Fourth.” His
thers, which encircled the rim, and was Majesty being seated, the Bible, the
surmounted by a heron's plume. The chalice, and the patina, were carried
King wore his hair in thick falling to, and placed upon, the altar, by the
curls over his forehead, and it fell be- Bishops who had borne them in the
hind his head in a similar manner. procession.
He took his seat with an air of majes- The two Officers of the Wardrobe
ty, and appeared for some moments then spread a rich cloth of gold, and
oppressed by the imposing solemnity laid a cushion of the same for his
of the scene, which for the first time Majesty to kneel on, at the steps of
met his eye. He then, with great af- the altar. The Archbishop of Canter-
fability, iurned and bowed to the bury put on bis cope, and the Bishops
peers who stood on each side.

were also vested in their copes.
After some time had elapsed, and The King, attended by the two Bi-
the ceremonies in the Hall had been shops, his supporters, the Dean of
performed, the grand procession be- Westminster, and the Noblemen bear-
gan to move towards Westminster ing the regalia and the four swords,
Abbey. In this, his Majesty was pre- then passed to the altar; where his
ceded by Prince Leopold, the Dukes Majesty, uncovered, and kneeling
of Sussex and Clarence, Lord Hill, upon the cushion, made his first offer-
bearing the standard of England; the ing of a pall or altar-cloth of gold; it
Marquis of Londonderry, and others, was delivered by the Lord Chamberlain
whose appearance at first excited a to the Deputy Lord Great Chamber-
considerable degree of attention. At lain, and by his Lordship to the King,
length, when his Majesty was seen who delivered it to the Archbishop of
moving under a canopy of state at a Canterbury, by whom it was placed
distance, all other objects became of on the altar. The Treasurer of the
minor importance. The canopy was Household then delivered an ingot
composed of the richest cloth of gold, of gold, of one pound weight, being
and was supported over his head by the second offering, to the deputy
sixteen Barons of the Cinque Ports. Lord Great Chamberlain, who having
At this time, his Majesty looked pale, presented the same to the King, his
and seemed either dejected or fa- Majesty delivered it to the Archbi-
tigued ; but on his return, his spirits shop, to be by bim put into the obla-
appeared to be recruited, as he was tion basin. His Majesty continuing

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LIVERPOOL.

771
Opening of the Prince's Dock, Liverpool.

772 to kneel, the prayer, “O God, who Mr. Underwood, of the Haymarket, dwellest in the high and holy place,” supplied the immense quantity of was said by the Archbishop. At the cutlery, which amounted to 8,000 conclusion of this prayer, the King knives and 8,000 forks, 650 pairs of rose, and was conducted to the chair carvers, 12 dozen of corkscrews.of state on the south side of the area. Mr. Sloper, of Pall Mall, furnished the The regalia, except the swords, were table linen, &c. consisting of 250 yards delivered by the several Noblemen of elegant damask table-cloths for the who bore the same, to the Archbishop, Hall, 1,100 ditto for the various rooms, and by his Grace to the Dean of West- / 170 dozen of damask napkins, 100 minster, to be laid on the altar: dozen of napkins for waiters' knifethe noblemen then returned to their cloths.-Mr. Hutchins, of Pall Mall, places.

supplied the whole of the glass for The Litany was next read by two the tables, &c. which were very exBishops, vested in copes, and kneel- tensive, and were as follows: 600 ing at a faldstool above the steps of quart decanters, 1,800 pint decanters, the theatre, on the middle of the east 5,000 wine glasses, 2,400 tumblers, side thereof. His Grace the Arch- 700 salts and spoons, 90 sets of casbishop of York then ascended the ters, 1,400 carofts. coronation pulpit on the north side of the aisle, and delivered a sermon of about twenty minutes' length. The OPENING OF THE PRINCE'S DOCK, text selected for the occasion was 2d of Sam. chap. xxiii. verses 3 & 4. The sermon, delivered with graceful. The opening of this dock was one of ness and dignity, stated with impar- the most splendid events which the tiality the various duties both of King inhabitants of the large and commercial and Subject. It was calculated to town of Liverpool have been called to conciliate all parties, having no more witness for many years. The dock tendency to flatter royalty in the ex- itself is 500 yards in length, and 106 ercise of its perogative, than to en- in breadth. It was begun in 1811, courage licentiousness in the people. and finished early in 1821 ; but the

Of the various ceremonies which opening, for the admission of ships, took place, respecting the Anointing, was judiciously reserved for the day Investing with the Supertunica, the of his Majesty's coronation. Spurs, the Sword, the Offering of the The morning of Thursday, the 19th Sword, the Investing with the Mantle instant, the day appointed for the ceand Armil, the Orb, the Ring, the lebration of this event, was ushered Sceptre, the Crowning, the Holy in by the ringing of bells, the disBible, the Inthronization, the Ho- charge of cannon, and the display of mage, the Banquet, the Champion, numerous flags. Nearly all the shops and the Proclamation of the Styles, were shut, and the streets were crowdour limits will not permit us to enter ed at an early hour with various deinto any details. For these and other scriptions of persons, preparing for particulars connected with this august the grand procession which afterevent, we must refer to the work to wards took place. which we have already alluded in this Between nine and ten o'clock, the article, and which will speedily ap- different societies intending to join pear.

We shall therefore conclude in the procession, met at their rethis general outline with a statement spective houses of resort, and proof facts, which can scarcely fail to ceeded in detached bodies towards arrest the attention of the reader. the dock, from whence they took their

The timber work of the Abbey, departure to parade the principal Westminster Hall, the Platform, and streets. About eleven o'clock all apthe Barriers, &c. was 60,000 square peared on the ground, forming, on the feet, and 1,500 loads. The timber margin of that extensive body of waused in erecting the Theatres and ter, a broad and compact belt, the Stages, indirectly connected with the length of which amounted to 1,500 Coronation, has been estimated at feet. 80,000 square feet. The Matting used On this occasion, the tradesmen and on account of the Coronation was mechanics of the town, united with 14,000 yards.

the light-horse, and some compa

773
Opening of the Prince's Dock, Liverpool.

774 nies of a regular regiment stationed | tions, so that the dock presented a in this quarter, accompanied by a moving spectacle of boats and vessels, mass of population, estimated at filled with individuals, who seemed to 80,000, to gaze upon this grand recep- be in the full enjoyment of earthly tacle, and to enjoy in anticipation the happiness. wealth of every climate, that, by the Gratified with the view which the enterprising spirit of its merchants, dock afforded, the procession began and the daring intrepidity of its sea- to move from its margin, passing men, should hereafter enter the port, through Water-street, Dale-street, and enrich its shores. Such feelings Shaw's-brow, Islington, Norton-street, as these contemplations were calcu- Seymour-street, Russel-street, Clalated to excite, can neither be de- rence-street, Rodney-strect, Dakelineated by description, nor realized street, Slater - street, Bold-street, by sympathy.

Church-street, Lord-street, and CasOn that side the dock which was tle-street. From any given point, it next the Mersey, upwards of 150 flags took above an hour in passing, and were seen at once, waving in the air ; was the largest and most splendid that while on the land side, every eminence was ever seen in Liverpool. was crowded with spectators, com- At the head of this procession rode posed of all those ranks which can di- a champion, completely clad in a coat çersify a large and wealthy town. To of mail, made of polished brass, havenliven the scene, the various bands, ing his face covered with a visor. His and instruments of music attached to appearance bearing a strong resemthe different bodies, charmed the ear blance to the knights of old, excited with melodious sounds. The river a considerable degree of interest. partook of the common gaiety. Ves- About twenty-five companies or bands sels of different dimensions, manned marching in succession, exhibited with sailors neatly dressed in the some devices or insignia emblematic costume of their profession, with flags of their various professions. streaming in the breeze, were in con- The festivities and hospitalities of tinual motion waiting the coming tide. the day, corresponded with the re

About twelve o'clock, the gates were markable occasion; and it was not opened, and several boats entered, until night had “ darkened the street, to fix ropes for the assistance of such when wander forth the sons of Belial, vessels as were about to enter the flown with insolence and wine," that dock. On the opening of the gates, any thing like political feeling and party a salute was fired from a king's cut spirit began to manifest itself. This, ter, near Woodside, and a royal salute however, amounted to nothing more from some artillery planted on the ihan idle vociferation. In every other north pier.

respect the greatest harmony preShorty after one o'clock, the May, vailed; and we have not learnt, that a Liverpool-built West Indiaman, en- among the many thousands who astered the dock, amidst the repeated sembled, any serious accident haphuzzas of the admiring multitude, and pened. a salute of nineteen guns. The Majestic, steam-ship, immediately followed, and proceeded to the extremity Death of Buonaparte.-The demise of the dock. Two pilot boats followed of this extraordinary man, is one of the Majestic, and these were succeed- the most interesting events to the naed by the Eastham steam-packet. The tions of Europe, that has occurred for next that entered, was the Martha, a many years. He died on the 5th of fine American ship. Her yards were May, 1821, and, afterlying in state two manned by gentlemen, and many cle- days, was buried with high military gantly dressed ladies ornamented her honours, in a romantic valley, near a quarter deck. On the top of her main place called Hut's Gate. This is a royal-mast, was perched a sailor, who spot which he had previously selected thus triumphantly rode into the dock, for his interment, in case he terminated amidst the plaudits of the gazing spec. his life in St. Helena.

The comtators. The Etna, the Mersey, and plaint of which he died, is said to be the Runcorn steam-packets, also en- that which terminated the life of his tered, together with flats, row boats, father, a cancer in the chest. and ferry boats of various descrip

“ The paths of glory lead but to the grave."

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771
Opening of the Prince's Dock, Liverpool.

772 to kneel, the prayer, “O God, who Mr. Underwood, of the Haymarket, dwellest in the high and holy place,” supplied the immense quantity of was said by the Archbishop. At the cutlery, which amounted to 8,000 conclusion of this prayer, the King knives and 8,000 forks, 650 pairs of rose, and was conducted to the chair carvers, 12 dozen of corkscrews.of state on the south side of the area. Mr. Sloper, of Pall Mall, furnished the The regalia, except the swords, were table linen, &c.consisting of 250 yards delivered by the several Noblemen of elegant damask table-cloths for the who bore the same, to the Archbishop, Hall, 1,100 ditto for the various rooms, and by his Grace to the Dean of West- 170 dozen of damask napkins, 100 minster, to be laid on the altar: dozen of napkins for waiters' knifethe noblemen then returned to their cloths.—Mr. Hutchins, of Pall Mall, places.

supplied the whole of the glass for The Litany was next read by two the tables, &c. which were very exBishops, vested in copes, and kneel-tensive, and were as follows: 600 ing at a faldstool above the steps of quart decanters, 1,800 pint decanters, the theatre, on the middle of the east 5,000 wine glasses, 2,400 tumblers, side thereof. His Grace the Arch- 700 salts and spoons, 90 sets of casbishop of York then ascended the ters, 1,400 carosts. coronation pulpit on the north side of the aisle, and delivered a sermon of about twenty minutes' length. The OPENING OF THE PRINCE'S DOCK, text selected for the occasion was

LIVERPOOL, 2d of Sam. chap. xxiii. verses 3 & 4. The sermon, delivered with graceful. The opening of this dock was one of ness and dignity, stated with impar- the most splendid events which the tiality the various duties both of King inhabitants of the large and commercial and Subject. It was calculated to town of Liverpool have been called to conciliate all parties, having no more witness for many years. The dock tendency to flatter royalty in the ex- itself is 500 yards in length, and 100, ercise of its perogative, than to en- in breadth. It was begun in 18'; courage licentiousness in the people. and finished early in 1821 ; but

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