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liament, by Commission, and the prieking of Sheriffs, constituted the principal business of the above Council, the members of which dined together at its close--but not with the King, his Majesty not having yet been advised to remove from his private apartments.---The whole of the Cabinet Ministers returned to town on Saturday
The third anniversary of his Majesty's accession to the throne, was celebrated at the Old Ship Tavern, on Wednesday, T. R. Kemp, Esq. in the Chair.
The assemblage on the occasion, was, in the first degree, respectable and numerous ; and unmarked by any event of a character to deteriorate the loyal harmony it contemplated, was the opening, the process, and the close of the entertainment.
Dinner was on table at about half past five o'clock, and the company seated. The viands embraced all the varieties the season could afford, improved by art, and which were as well served up as dressed.
On the removal of the table cloths, after a very neat address from the chair, of which our gracious Sovereign was the theme, the first toast, “ George the Fourth," was proposed and enthusiastic was the feeling with which it was received. Four-timesfour followed, and continued were the subsequent clapping of hands, collisions of feet with the floor, and the rattling of glasses on the festive board. After the National Anthem, the joyous burst was repeated. The Brighton Glee Singers, six of them, were engaged for the day, and the band of the Royal Fusiliers were stationed in the gallery. “God save the King” was finely sung by the former, chorussed by the collective company, and with the band accompaniment.
The principal toasts, from the above, in succession, were,
“ The Duke of York, and the Army,”—Three-times-three. Glee, “How merrily we live.”
“ The Duke of Clarence, and the Navy.” Three-times-three. Song, “ Rule Britannia."
“ The Royal Family." Three-times-three. Glee, “ Hail, smiling morn.'
“ Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, and Prosperity to the CountyMembers of the County—The Ladies—The Town of Brighton, and Prosperity to it-The Magistrates of the County–The HighConstable–The Very Rev. the Dean of Hereford, and the Clergy of Brighton - The Commissioners of Brighton-The PresidentSir David Scott—The Vice Presidents- The Stewards—General the Earl of Harrington, and the Officers of the first Life Guards Sir A. Clark, and Officers of the Royal Fusiliers—The Visiters of the Meeting—The Rose, Shamrock, and Thistle—The Land we Live in-British Valour and British Beauty-Manufactures, Agriculture and Commerce-Peace and Plenty—The Gentlemen forming His Majesty's Household-N. Kemp, Esq. &c. &c.
The above toasts were received with a spirit which forcibly evinced their welcome; and many of the replies which they called forth were rich in point, and pregnant with good sense.
The proposition, the “ Commissioners of Brighton,” emanated from Sir David Scott. The well-intentioned Baronet introduced it, by expressing a regret which, he said, he should feel, were any part of the Constituted Authorities omitted in the mentions of such an occasion. The existing difference, commonly deplored, between the Magistracy and the Local Commission, now naturally recurred to the recollection of all present—and the proposition, which had given so much pleasure to the company to hear and comply with, could but be regarded as the extension of the olive branch, to restore that good understanding between the parties, which had been, for a season, unfortunately lost. It was evident that John Mills, Esq. an intelligent gentleman of the Commission, regarded it in that light, for, in his reply, in the name of the Commission, he hailed it as the harbinger of peace, leading to a perfect re-union of the severed Authorities, and the burial of the already too long-lived animosities between them.[Tumultuous applause.]
After the first toast, “ The King,” Mr. B. A. Smart recited his usual offering, the product of his own muse, and was much and universally applauded.
The strength of approbation expressed, when the “Dean of Hereford and the Clergy” were toasted, has seldom been surpassed on any occasion.
The Glee singers were happy in their several efforts, and much applauded, The solo, “ Love and Glory," was very finely sung by Mr. Newnum. In other attempts of a similar nature, he was almost equally successful. One or wo Scotch songs were exceedingly well given by Mr. Donaldson. The Glee singers engaged were Messrs. Donaldson and Newnum; Simes and Watson, Tester and Pocock.
Sir David Scott has accepted the civic honour of filling the chair next year.
The subscription pack of harriers were briskly exercised on Friday last—but the sport produced was rather of a curious cha-racter ; the pack threw off soon after ten o'clock, not at Patcham, as has been usual on that day, but more westward, and the dogs were presently in full cry. From that time, for better than three hours, every horse was continued at speed, without the occurring result of a death. The fact is, that instead of one, a dozen hares are supposed to have been included in the chase, the one so chancing to start and become the object of pursuit, to the relief of another, that to overtake and run in upon either, became impossible. Beden Hill, a breather for the best bloods, was up and down traversed in fatiguing succession, until, at last, horses and dog's were defeated, and panted for existence. But few of the former, however, had the bottom to keep pace with the pack, until the occurrence of the general pause—those that did, were so blown, that some days care will be requisite to restore them to condition for the field again.
During the late severe weather, when a slight fall of sleet had moistened the feathers of the winged race, which, freezing, took from them the capacity of flight, Mr. Boore, a Law Stationer of this place, 'as evening set in, picked up about ten dozen of larks, in a field, at the back of the Royal Crescent. He found them, in different parts of the said field, in clusters, wherever the snow had been opened to the earth, like sheep in a fold, huddled together to excite warmth. The beaks of many were buried in the mould, and all were easily taken by hand. The whole of the birds so obtained, he carried home and consigned to cages, all of which nearly, not only recovered the free use of their wings and legs, but their musical notes likewise, nor did they hesitate to amuse him with their united harmonies the same night, as if in gratitude for their preservation. Mr. Boore has now about three dozen of those feathered songsters left, which sing delightfully, and which have induced many visiters to his house, all of whom can bear testimony to the accuracy of what we have written. His original number was reduced by presents to friends, and the gifts, in cages, are duly appreciated—and he intends that his remaining number shall only be reduced similarly. Some of the birds, from their peculiar excellence as songsters, unallied with the singularity of their capture, are, at this time, considered very valuable.
In honour of the anniversary of our beloved Sovereign's Accession to the Throne, an excellent dinner, at which our venerable and highly respected post-master presided, was, on Wednesday, served up at the King's Arms Inn, to a truly loyal party of about thirty, who kept the sparkling glass briskly moving, and the table in a roar, till nearly midnight, when each reluctantly returned to his home.
There has been no communication beween this place and Dieppe for some days past. We hear, it is likely, that three steam packets will ply for passengers on this station, next season.
George Wigney, Esq. our High Constable, with great liberality, presented each of his headboroughs with a ticket, to both dinners, given at the Old Ship, to celebrate His Majesty's Accession and Proclamation.
A short time since, a lad, under examination of the Magistrates, at the Bench, at the New Inn, on a charge of his master, of incapacity to learn, as well as of neglecting his business, was advised to send for the former foreman of the Office, to which, as an apprentice, he was attached, to speak to his character ; but which advice met with an effective objection from the master, on the plea, that the said foreman was A DISCARDED SERVANT OF HIS. Now, the fact is, that the foreman alluded to, on finding the situation he held in the accuser's office, becoming the reverse of pleasant, had given correct notice of his intention to resign it---which notice was accepted ; and, at its expiration, he withdrew from the employment. How far such an event can be made to accord with the expression used, and that too in support of a charge upon affidavit, we shall leave with the public to determine, and content ourselves with merely submitting the fact to their notice.
History, Biographical Traits, (tr. (tr.
EPITOME OF BRIGHTON.
(Continued from page 211.)
BANKS.—The Banking-houses in the town are four in num; ber, viz :-the Old Bank, under the firm of Michell, Mills, and Co.; the New Bank, under the firm of Wigney, Stanford, Valances, and Co.; the Union Bank, under the firm of Brown, Hall, West and Co.; and the Sussex Bank, under the firm of Lashmar and Muggridge.
The opulence of these firms are suitable to the responsibilities of the establishments: and as their concerns are managed upon the broad and correct basis of liberality, their utility is commonly felt and admitted.
The Old Bank and the Union Bank are situated nearly opposite to each other, not far from the bottom of North-street, the New Bank is in Steyne-lane, with a second entrance to it from CastleSquare ; and the Sussex Bank is in St. James's-street.
The notes issued by these houses, are for £10,£5, £2, and £1. Those in value above £1, are made payable in London.
BOARDING-HOUSES.-Than Brighthelmston, no town in the kingdom is better furnished with those convenient accommodations for visitants, called Boarding houses ; and which, by their judicious management, may be said, to include the advantages of inns, without their bustle, and all the comforts of private houses, without the inconvenience of being engaged in domestic concerns.
For the moderate stipend of £2 12s.6d. weekly, an individual, in one of those establishments, may live in the most sumptuous manner, and, what is often more desirable to a stranger, get in