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into the canal. A bridge conducts to a Battery with six pieces of cannon, which will be fired as signals, as well as on other occasions, and this is again surmounted by a tower, from the top of which fireworks are to be let off. Beyond the tower is a Maze, which is an improvement upon the plans of those at Hampton Court, and at Sidney Gardens, Bath. In the centre is an open Lawn, upon which will be fixed a Merlin Swing, and around there are to be Alcoves and Pavilions. There will also be an Hydraulic Orrery, and Orchestras in the gardens; and it is intended to have a Gala night and a public Breakfast once a week. Mr. Gibbon, who is in favour at Brighton as a vocalist, will have the active management, and the whole will be under the immediate superintendence of the spirited proprietor, Mr. Ireland. It were idle to say that we wish the undertaking success, for it is impossible it should not meet with it; and we shall be greatly deceived if in the ensuing summer its walks and labyrinths do not become the favourite resort of our fashionable population.
The Duke of York had signified his intention of walking over the new pleasure grounds and gardens about to be opened for public amusement, to the north of the town, by Mr. Ireland, two days last week—but, unfortunately, the extreme dampness of the weather, on each occasion, prevented His Royal Highness from carrying his intention into effect.
New High ConŞTABLE.-On Tuesday last, at a Court Leet, held at the Old Ship Tavern, Mr. Wm. Blaber was sworn into the office of High Constable for the ensuing year, and Mr. W. Boxall was nominated High Constable Elect. The High Constable presided at the civic feast that followed, surrounded by many of the Magistrates, and a
assemblage of the most respectable inhabitants of our town.
FATAL Event.-A. pugilistic conflict took place on our Race Hill, on Friday the 4th of April, in the presence of a numerous confluence of spectators, between a person named Daniel Watts, a bricklayer, and one Smith, a sawyer. The battle lasted upwards of an hour, and was truly, of a sanguinary complexion. The sawyer, in the end, got a quietus, from a tremendous blow placed under the left ear. He was borne from the grounds in a state of insensibility, and expired at about four o'clock the following morning. Dan. is in custody. Spring, who is here, for training purposes, and Shelton, as they seemed busy in the ring, have undergone examination before Sir David Scott, Bart. They are held in a recognizance of £100 each, to keep the peace,
ear; and a surety, on both sides, in a moiety of the sum
named, 'must be found, 'ere they regain their liberty. Quere. Will not this restraint on Spring, occasion the battle, fixed to take place between him and Neatė, to be postponed, if not entirely superseded? A coroner's inquest, on view of the remains of poor Smith, took place at the Lord Nelson, in Russell-street on Monday. Verdict-Manslaughter. Watts, consequently has been committed to the goal at Lewes, for trial, at the ensuing Sessions.
LONDON FASHIONS FOR APRIL.
Morning Dress.-High dress of Cyprus crape of a pale lavender colour, fastened behind ; from the throat, nine narrow bands of gros de Naples, bound with satin of the same colour, descend to the waist, confining the reversed plaiting that forms the front of the body ; from the shoulder on each side, is a triple wave of satin piping, with small satin leaves with corded edges; the long sleeve easy; neat cuff, with wave trimming and leaves : the upper sleeve is rather long and very full, with bands to correspond with the front ; broad gros de Naples band, bound with satin, round the waist, fastened behind with a steel buckle ; three rows of minaret gros de Naples, bound with satin, decorate the bottom of the dress, which is bound with a satin rouleau." Square collar of worked muslin, and worked muslin ruffles. Round cap of sprigged bobbinet, and a single border of British Lille lace, set on with equal fulness all round, and trimmed with shaded gauze ribbon of azure and rose colour. Cachemire shawl, and jonquil-coloured gloves.
Evening Dress.- Dress of white figured gros de Naples ; frock front, without ornament, but rather full, and finished with a twisted rouleau of ethereal blue and white satin ; epaulette of white satin vandykes, bound with blue; the lower half of the sleeve is surrounded with a lozenge trimming of white satin bound with blue ; the bottom of the skirt has five double rouleaus of blue and white satin, placed at equal distances, and is finished with a white satin rouleau ; long sash of blue and white gauze ribbon ; Sicilian scarf. The hair parted in front, with full curls on each side à la Vandyke, confined by two rows of pearl and a gold comb; a full plume of blue feathers, falling tastefully towards the front, and shading the left side of the face. Necklace, ear-rings, and bracelets of pearl. Long white kid gloves, white satin shoes.
History, Biographical Traits, te, etc.
EPITOME OF BRIGHTON,
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Coach Offices.- The Coach Offices, principally, are to be found in Castle-square, North-street, &c. and book for any part of England ; but London is the destination of the coaches generally. For this point they start at various hours of the day, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven o'clock in the morning; in the afternoon at one, two, and three, and some as late as ten, and eleven o'clock at night. These coaches perform the journey to the metropolis in six, seven, and eight hours, according to the professions of the proprietors, and accidents but very seldom occur to them. In no part of England is there better travelling than between this place and London. The roads are good, the carriages elegantly, as well as strongly and commodiously framed, and are horsed in
the most efficient manner. The traveller, from the convenient number of carriages employed, has, at all times, the choice of routes-Ilixted, Crawley, and Reigate, the most frequented; Lewes, Uckfield, and East Grinstead; or that by Horsham, Dorking, Leatherhead, &c. and which, of course, as pleasure may induce, are variously preferred.
From the above offices, conveyances to Worthing, Arundal, Chichester, Portsmouth, East Bourne, Hastings, Tunbridge, Tnnbridge Wells, &c. are also to be procured. INTERCOURSE WITH
The distance from London to Paris, is about ninety miles nearer by this port and Dieppe, than by Dover and Calais, a circumstance that has its due weight with travellers, and is advantageous to the pecuniary interests of this place. The distance from hence to Dieppe, is
computed at about seven-and-twenty leagues, and the passage over is pleasant and safe. It is often performed in seven or eight hours ; but that, of course, depends upon the favourableness or otherwise, of the wind and tide. The packets employed in keeping open the intercourse between this and the opposite shore, are numerous.
The Custom House.—The Custom-House is in West-street, to which every passenger must send his luggage, (out and home) and clear out from, before he can quit the country. But the business here is in very able hands, and unnecessary trouble never given on any occasion.
Music LIBRARIES.—These places, two in number, are considered as great accommodations to the company resorting hither, and are, therefore, suitably encouraged. Their music, including the best and latest publications, are lent to subscribers, on a plan similar to that of a bookseller at a circulating library, either by the day, the week, the month, the quarter, or the year-they are Wright's, in North-street, and Mencke's, in Great East-street. Qualified music teachers are also here to be found.
The Corn MARKET.-A weekly Corn Market, on Thursday, is held at the King and Queen. The different species of grain are here disposed of by the exhibition of samples only, and such is the ordinary custom in most places in this county.
Waggon OFFICES—The Carriers' Waggon Offices, for London, are proportionate in number to the size of the place, and suitable care is taken of the goods and packages entrusted to them. The chief of these are, Strudwick's, in Middle-street; Orton's Great East-street; Crosweller and Co.'s, at the north-west angle of Little East-street; Hope and Co's, in East-street; and Patching's, near the upper end of North-street.
Van Offices.- Vans on springs, for the conveyance of luggage have also been established here, and, from their great accommodation, both to visitants and tradesmen, have met with deserved success. They leave Brighton every evening about six o'clock, and arrive at their various offices in London early on the following morning. Their offices here are Crosweller and Co.'s, in Little East-street ; Hope and Co's in East-street; and Snow and Co.'s, in George-street.
The following Story exhibits one of those noble traits which characterize many of the Tribes'we are pleased indiscriminately to call Barbarians, as distinguished from those who enjoy the blessings of civilization. This disinterested magnanimity is one of those sublime and generous qualities which are inherent in man, and are prematurely annihilated by the petty, sordid, and selfish habits, which are perhaps the necessary attendants on our social compact.
A Chief of a party of the Bey's (of Tripoli) troops, pursued by the Arabs, lost his way, and was benighted near the enemy's camp. Passing the door of a tent that was open, he stopped his horse and implored assistance, being almost overcome and exhausted with fatigue and thirst. The warlike Arab bid his enemy enter his tent with confidence and treated him with all the hospitality and respect for which this people are so famous
The highest among them, like the heroes of old, wait on their guest. A man of rank, when visited by a stranger, quickly fetches a lamb from his flock and kills it, and his wife superintends her women in dressing it in the best manner : with some of the Arabs the primitive custom of washing the feet is yet adopted, and this compliment is performed by the head of the family. Their supper was the best of the fattest lambs roasted, their desert, dates and dryed fruit ; and the lady of the tent, to honour more particulary her husband's guest, set before him a dish of bosseen of her own making. It was flour and water kneaded into a paste, and left on a cloth to rise while the fire was lighted; then throwing it on the embers, and turning it often, it was taken off half baked, broke into pieces and kneaded again with new milk, oil, and salt, made into the shape of a pudding and garnished with madeed, which is small bits of mutton dried and salted in the highest manner.
Though these two Chiefs were opposed in war, they talked with candour and friendship to each other, recounting the achievements of themselves and their ancestors, when a paleness overspread the countenance of the guest's host. He started from his seat, and retired and in a few moments afterwards sent word to his guest that a bed was prepared and all things ready for his repose ; that he examined the Moor's horse and found it too much exhausted to bear bim through a hard journey the next day; but