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art and taste. The ground upon which the combined design will shew itself, has been leased, for a series of years, including more than half a century—and when we mention, that Mr. Ireland, of the Golden Cross Inn, is the lessor, no doubt will be entertained that the active and generous spirit needed to complete the whole, will never, even for a slender interval, be found absent. The ground landlord, and Lord of the Manor, is Thomas Read Kemp, Esy. who, as the lessor, contributes two thousand pounds to the perfecting of the plan, and which is to be followed by additional thousands from the lessee. These leading particulars, in the onset of the capacious design, we mention, to shew, that parsimony is not intended to withhold from it the reality of advantages needed; and, that the grand object of the projectors, in endeavouring to render it a source of revenue to themselves, shall first be marked by its public utility, and its becoming worthy of the sanction of the leading families of the town. In all public places of genteel resort, the contiguous neighbourhoods never fail, in some measure, to point out their several characters—attention, therefore, has been paid to that essential in the present instance—the ground which skirts the site, to pleasurable purposes to be devoted, will be divided into building plots, for mansions, and noblemen's and gentlemen's residences, upon an uniform and approved plan, well calculated to give a rural beauty of effect to the whole. Several of the building plots mentioned have already been applied for, and are promised
a busy scene, therefore, has already been opened there, and which, in the end, for ornamental diversities and splendid utility, we doubt not, will become the admiration, not only of Sussex, but the country. In all these matters, the labourer and the mechanic have reason to rejoice in times like the present, the means of affording employment to the industrious, are pregnant with national good : and when we add, that additional means, contributing to such an end, in the formation of two elegant squares, consisting of the superior residences for nobility, to enlarge the town, east and west, are considered as likely to arise from the soul of speculation which lives within our limits, and to which our Royal Patronage gave its primary existence, labour here may with truth; be said to be depicted with smiles, for industry has indeed undeniable cause to be glad.
COURT AND FASHIONABLE.
In the evening of Friday se'nnight, the King was visited by a sharp attack of the gout; much pain attended it during the whole of the following day; but, on the Sunday, the inflammatory symptoms subsided ; and, since the latter period, his Majesty's health has continued hourly to improve.
On Friday, his Majesty held a privy council at the palace, consisting of the following members, viz :-The Lord President, the Earl of Harrowby, the Duke of Cambridge, Earl Gwydyr, Earl of Aberdeen, Earl of Chichester, Lord Stewart, and, as the Clerk, Mr. Buller—the whole of whom, at the close of the council, had the honour of dining with his Majesty.
The Duke of Cambridge arrived at the palace on Thursday, to take leave of the King, prior to his Royal Highness's departure for his vice regal dominions, Hanover, accompanied by the Princess Augusta. His Royal Highness attended divine service yesterday at his Majesty's chapel, the body of which was crowded by nobility, admitted by tickets.
The President of the Board of Control had the honour of an audience of the King, yesterday fortnight.
Sir W. Keppel, and Sir Andrew Barnard, have joined the royal suite.
The Earl of Harrowby, and Mr. Buller, who arrived at the palace on Friday, left, for London, on the following day.
The Duke of Cambridge, on his leaving this place, nearly a fortnight since, directed £30. to be sent to Sir David Scott, to be applied to charitable purposes ; a mission which the Baronet has since most cheerfully fulfilled.
The King's band has been on harmonious duty at his Majesty's chapel, every Sunday. The organ, at which Mr. Attwood presides, is not the same that was there last year—it has been exchanged for one which was at Windsor, with a compass as enlarged as its tones are powerful and sweet. A new choir, under the management of Mr. C. Kramer, has been formed here. The gentlemen and boys, of whom it is composed, evince themselves worthy of their profoundly qualified teacher. The ufficiating ministers have been Doctor H. Pearson, and the Sub-Dean of the Chapel Royal, St. James's, Mr. Holmes.'
The following paragraph appeared in the Morning Chronicle of Friday :
“We have learned with much regret that accounts reached town in the course of yesterday, from Brighton, stating the continuance of his Majesty's indisposition, and representing it as more serious than we were previously inclined to believe. It seems that his Majesty, before he experienced the late attack of the gout,"mentioned by us a few days ago, had laboured for several days under a severe depression of spirits. The physician, however, in attendance expected, we understand, that the gout would, as in ordinary cases, have removed those languid symptoms, but in this he has been somewhat disappointed, and the reports from the Pavilion have, we fear, in consequence, assumed the unfavourable character, which, unhappily, we now find them to possess."
The council held at the Pavilion on Friday, is, in itself, a sufficient refutation to the above-it is destitute of foundation altogether.
There was a concert, after dinner, at the palace, on Friday, and various of the state apartments were brilliantly illuminated.
TOWN AND COUNTY.
The death of Mr. Asher Goldsmid, of benevolent memory, the last of the four brothers, at his house in London, the week before last, has excited a feeling of very general regret here. Mr. G. had constantly visited this place, in the summer season, we believe, duriug the last thirty years and upwards. He expired at the advanced age of 74.
The Commisioners of this town, it is understood, have given notice to the Clerk of the Bench, J. Colbatch, Esq. that it is their intention immediately to apply to the Court of King's Bench, for a mandamas, in order to compel the Magistrates to shew, why they refuse to convict offenders under certain clauses in our local Act of Parliament. The Magistrates, on their part, have caused to be notified to the Commissioners, their intention of moving in the Court of King's Bench, for a criminal information against the twenty-six of their body, who signed certain resolutions, at a meeting at the Old Ship, on the 20th of August last. We regard these proceedings, in the unfortunate difference which has taken place between the two authorities, to have been entered into, more to bring that difference to a decided conclusion, thaŋ from any spirit of animosity, or hostility, on either side..
The “Gunpowder plot" anniversary was celebrated here, with its usual annoying display of ignited tar-barrels, streaming serpents, bouncing crackers, and fire spirting squibs, on the Old Steyne ; but, excepting the demolition of a few squares of glass, * and a gross or so of scorched faces and blistered fingers, the whole, fortunately, terminated without mischief. Not so was the couclusion of the anniversary at Hovema lad named Bartlett, discharged a pistol, loaded with powder only, so near to the face of another lad, named Grove, that it broke his jaws, laid open the flesh to the spine, and dividing the jugular artery, caused his immediate death. A Coroner's inquisition followed on Friday-a very close investigation of circumstances distinguished it from all of which, without dissent, the eventual finding was “ Accidental Death."
The Brookside hounds meet on Wednesday next on Lewes race hill; on Friday, at Telscomb; and on Monday, at Rottingdean.
We have heard that our Commissioners are about to take into consideration a plan for widening the Cliff from Middle-street to the Marine-parade, by erecting a wall on arches (similar to that which supports the King's-road,) along the front of the town, thereby saving the expence of purchasing the Gun and White Horse Inns, and escaping that miserable piece of road through Pool-lane, &c.
It is rumoured, that, amongst our daily improvements, two new and elegant squares wilī be forthwith commenced, one at the eastern, and the other at the western extremity of the town.
The break-water erecting on the side of the Black-rock groyne, for the future security of the latter, is nearly completed. The groyne, in consequence of the removal of some of the planks to give a free passage to the beach over its top, and the disappearance of some of the piles, is now a mere skeleton.
Great progress has been made in the formation of the intended new road between this place and Shoreham.
POLICE.-It is with sincere satisfaction we state, that the business before our Bench this week has been altogether unimportant in a public point of view. It was noticed by Sir D. Scott, on Thursday, with evident pleasure, that a committal for felony had not taken place for the last six weeks.
The annual meeting of the Brighton Wesleyan Auxiliary Missionary Society was held at the Chapel, in Dorset Gardens, on Monday last : the Rev. Walter Griffiths, of London, in the chair. The Report was of the most satisfactory nature, and described the wonderful success of the Missionaries in converting the Heathens of Africa and Asia to Christianity. There was a collection at the doors, which amounted to a considerable sum.
According to the most accurate information we have been able to procure, there are, on the average, each day, 300 passengers going to or coming from London by the Brighton coaches, and 100 more by carriages of various descriptions, making, in the whole year, upwards of 140,000 persons, travelling between this town and London. If to this number we add the arrivals from all parts of the country, and from the continent, we may safely assert that 200,000 persons visit Brighton annually.
In the night of Thursday last, a shoemaker, residing in Dukestreet, was awakened by a suffocating smell of fire, when he discovered that his bed was burning, though not in open flames. His wife and child, who were sleeping by his side, he with great difficulty roused from their perilous situation ; and succeeded in extinguishing the fire. His hands, however, in effecting it, were severely burnt. The accident was occasioned by his having incautiously placed the candle too near the bed at the time of his retiring to rest.
LOCAL CATCH AND GLEE CLUB.—The last meeting of this institution, but one, founded by Incledon, was one of the most numerous of the year, and at which the amateurs, the result of perseverance and practice, eminently excelled. A duet,
Though hurricanes rattle, &c.” excited a sensation of pleasure of which all present partook-it was sung by the founder of the Club, and Mr. Cookemencored, and repeated with improved effect. The melodious tenor of Incledon, at intervals, burst upon his auditors with a force that powerfully reminded them of the “ days gone by," when, as a national singer, he was unrivalled; and, in the records of which, his towering, his justly acquired fame, shall never die. The fine baritono of Mr. Cooke was heard to very pleasing advantage. Many glees and chorusses were finely performed on this occasion. In the course of the evening, Mr. Incledon proposed a gentleman, who had paid repeated kind attentions to the society, and who was held in high estimation by its collective body, as an honorary member of the Club-and which proposition, it is almost superfluous to add, was universally assented to, and “ applauded to the echo which applauds again." The reply it called forth, by the acceptor of the compliment, was as flattering to the active amateurs of the body, as distinguished for pithy remarks, and good sense in the orator. This incident much increased the pleasures of the night. The Club closed at the usual hour, eleven o'clock.