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Comptroller of his Majesty's Household Treasurer of his Majesty's Household -Sir G. Beresforde
Right Hon. W. H. Freemantle.
Heralds of Arms.
Richmond--J. Hawker, Esq.
Chester—G. M. Leake, Esq.
The Lord Chief Baron—Sir W. Alexander.
The Vice-Chancellor-Sir J. Leach.
The Master of the Rolls -Sir J. Copley.
Lords of the Bedchamber to his Majesty.
The Secretary at War-Lord Palmerston. Bishop of Llandaff
Bishop of Exeter-Dr. Dr. Sumner. Bishop of Lincoln
Carey Bishop of Salisbury
Hon. G. Pelham.
Prelate of the Order of -Dr. Burgess. Bishop of London
the Garter - Sir G. Chancellor of the Or
P. Tomline, bishop der of the Garter.
Windsor-F. Marlin, Esq.
Archbishop of Canterbury - Dr. Vernon.
Manners Sutton, Norroy King of Arms—Edward Lodge, Esq. Captain of the Yeoman Guard - Earl of Captain of Gentlemen Pensioners -Earl Macclesfield.
of Courtown. Master of Horse to his Majesty—Duke Groom of Stole to his Majesty_Mar. of Dorset.
quis of Winchester. The Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household—The Marquis Conyngham, Attended by the Deputy Comptroller of his Majesty's Household Choir of Windsor
- Timothy Brent, Esq. Prebendaries of Windsor.
The Dean of Windsor. The Banner of Albany-borne by The Banner of the White Horse of Col.
Hanover, borne by Col.
The Banner os the Falcon and Field Marshal, borne upon a
the White Fetterlock, black velvet cushion, by Field
Rose, borne by a Col. Marshal the Earl Harcourt,
borne by a Col.
The Banner of the Crest of Of his late Royal Highness,
the Arms of his late Royal borne upon a black velvet
his late Royal Highness, cushion, by Ralph Bigland,
Highness, borne by a Col. 3 (Esq. Clarencieux King of Arms. borne by a Col.
The Earl Marshal of England - The Duke of Norfolk. A Gentleman Usher The Vice Chamber. The Lord Chamber. A Gentleman Usher of the Privy Cham. lain of his Majesty's lain of his Majesty's of the Privy Cham. ber to his Dlajesty. Household, Marquis Household, Duke of ber to his Majesty
Montrose. Supporters of the canopy.
(Supporters of the canopy. Gen. Marquis of Anglesea.
THE BODY, General Earl of Cavan. General Lord Howden. Covered with a black velvet General Earl Roslyn.
General Lord Hill, pall, adorned with eight es General Earl Ludlow. General Lord Lynedoch. cutcheons of the arms of his General Earl Cathcart
late royal highness, carried Supporters of the pall. by ten yeomen of the guard, Supporters of the pall. Duke of Wellington. under a canopy of black vel. Duke of Montrose. Duke of Dorset. vet.
Duke of Northumberland Duke of Rutland.
Duke of Beaufort.
Gentleman Mr. — Gen.
tleman Usher to the King. to the King.
to the King. to the King.
A gentleman Garter principal king of arms, Sir G. Nayler, knight, | A gentleman assistant. F. S. A. K. G. H. K. T. S.
Ś assistant. Chief Mourner,
His royal highness the duke of ClaMarquis of Camden, Jrence, in a long black cloak, with the Marquis of Hertford, Supporter. star of the order of the garter embroi. Supporter.
dered thereon. Assistants to the chief mourner.
Eight Ear!s. His royal highness the duke of Gloucester, in a long black cloak, with the star of the order of the garter, embroidered thereor, his train borne by a
gentleman. His royal highness the duke of Sussex, in a long black cloak, with the star of the
order of the garter, embroidered thereon, his train borne by a gentleman The executors to his late royal highness--Sir H. Taylor and Col. Stephenson.
His majesty's ministers. Right họn. W. Huskisson. C. W. Wynn. Viscount Melville. Earl Bathurst. G. Canning. R. Peel. Lord Privy Seal-Lord Westmoreland. Lord High Chan
cellor-The right hon. Lord Eldon.
Private friends of his late royal highness. (Amongst whom were the duke of Devonshire, the speaker of the house of commons,
Col. Trench, &c.)
Police officers, &c. Very few of the judges were present. of Wellington, who supported the pall Those that attended, wore their official first on the left hand, retained his place costume, Then followed a train of high with the other five dukes who were pall officers bearing the varied banners. One bearers, on the sides of the coffin. The of the most interesting objects in this six banners, which were carried by colomournful assemblage, was the old earl of nels in the army, were arranged between Harcourt, almost broken with age. The the coffin and the altar.
The bishops appearance of the duke of Norfolk in the took their seats in the stalls nearest the ceremony, was also a striking circum- east end ;--the marquis Conyngham, stance in the scene, All eyes were now lord Steward, occupied one of the lower turned to the duke of Clarence, the chief stalls nearer the place of interment; the mourner. The emotions of fraternal gries canons of Windsor sat in the stalls near appeared to have completely.subsided, the organ, under the knight's stalls; and and to have given way to a sentiment of the dean stood, in the earlier part of the calm resignation. The duke of Sussex service, under the sovereign's stall. The fixed his eyes on the ground ; his coun master of the rolls and the chief baron tenance was pale, and indicated a painful sat on the south side of the choir; as did agitation within. The features of the also Mr. Canning, Mr. Huskisson, Mr. duke of Gloucester were likewise expres-- Croker, the earl of Westmoreland, &c.I sive of much feeling.
The arrangements having been comThe most solemn silence was preserved pleted, the lay clerk and choristers during the advance of the procession, chanted the proper psalm. The lesson and by the time that those who composed was then read by the honourable and the rear had reached the choir, the first Rey. Mr. Hobart; after which the beaupart of the burial service had terminated. tiful anthem by Kent, was sung in the The coffin was then placed near the en. most impressive manner. trance of the royal vault, the foot being The solemn ceremony of interment was directed towards the altar. The duke of then performed. The lowering of the Clarence sat at the head as chief mourner, coffin into its last awful receptacle was a the dukes of Sussex and Gloucester being crisis which shook the firmness of many. on his right and left.
The earl of Westmoreland with difficulty The venerable earl of Harcourt, who brushed away the tears. The duke of bore the baton of his late royai highness, Sussex's eyes were suffused. The duke stood at the foot of the coffin, opposite of Rutland seemed much affected. the chief mourner. The lord chamber After the ceremony of interment, part lain was in the same position. The duke of Handel's anthem, composed for the
funeral of queen Caroline, wife of much as possible from the cold and damp, George II., was sung.
but still exposing themselves apparently The dean read the remainder of the to considerable hazard. burial service.
The whole of the main avenue and The burial service being concluded, Sir more open spaces of the town were lined George Nayler, Garter King of Arms, thickly with foot-soldiers; most of them proclaimed his Royal Highness's styles bearing torches, and standing “ easily, as follows:
(according to the military phrase,) wait“ Thus it has pleased Almighty God ing until the funeral should arrive; addto take out of this transitory life unto his ing rather to the seeming disorder by divine mercy, the late most illustrious their irregular appearance, which was not Prince Frederick of Brunswick Lünen so much like that of troops upon parade, burgh, duke of York and Albany, earl of as of men just marched into a town, and Ulster, of the most Noble Order of the halting to be distributed into quarters. Garter, and knight of the most Honour: All the place was thronged with people able Military Order of the Bath, brother of the lower class on foot, nine in ten of of his most excellent Majesty George the them strangers, and a great proportion Fourth, by the grace of God of the united mechanics from London, who had walkkingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland, ed in advance of the procession all the king, defender of the faith, whom God way, with very little chance (in Windbless and preserve with long life, health, sor) of obtaining food or lodging. Carand honour, and all worldly happiness. riages too were pouring in, from six to
The lord chamberlain then broke his eight o'clock, in every direction ; some wand of office.
from the west, as far as from Maiden. The “ Dead March in Saul” was not head and Reading, by the road from Salt performed on the organ as on previous Hill and Slough ; others, who had outoccasions.
stripped the London cavalcade, by FrogThe chief mourner, and the other dis. more and Datchet; and great numbers, tinguished persons of the procession, then from town, who had gone round to slowly retired
Slough and Langley Marsh, to avoid the The choir being partially clear, the crowd, entering in the opposite direction, spectators within the chapel were admitted through Upstone and Eton. Every other to a view of the coffin. It was very near
moment almost, the streets being narrow, the surface of the descent, and was with these vehicles were either stopping up the out any covering, excepting the coronet way entirely, or meeting and endangerand baton, which were placed across it on ing each other ; and, through the whole cushions. The inscription-plate was very
crush and press, the Life Guardson large, and was most beautifully engraved. duty and police constables were riding There was a total absence of military about, giving directions to the strangers, music during the whole course of the pro- which were judicious enough probably cession. On former occasions a royal in themselves, and intelligible to those funeral was rerdered particularly solemn who had originally devised them; but of by the low wailing dirge and mournful which the persons to whom they were roll.
thus suddenly delivered, could not un. The whole ceremony was over by half. derstand a point. Nothing could exceed past ten o'clock.
the confusion and dismay of a great num. Saturday was observed throughout Eng- ber of individuals, who had come in carland as a day of general ‘mourning. riages from London and other places, on Business every where was suspended, and the speculation of seeing the funeral pass the churches were opened as on a Sabbath from their vehicles, and having no ticket day.
or credential to be present at the ceremony, or any domicile to retreat to in
the town-these persons were driven to It is hardly possible for any person, not and fro alniost at the discretion of the & spectator, to form a conception of the crowd, or of the guards who directed the. scene which Windsor presented at, and clearing of the ground. The soldiers, for, nearly two hours previous tu, he en neither knew nor could tell any more, trance of the funeral procession In the than 6 that carriages could not stop, in streets through which it was tu pass, the streets ;” and those who even attempt every apartment of the houses, from the ed to stop, were so assailed by the cries roofs to the basements, was filled with of others who were behind them (and lights and company; and, in despite of whom they impeded,) and by the impor. the severity of the weather, many of the tunities of constables, whose business it windows, early in the evening, were open, was to show them to the place of their and filled with females, wrapped up as destination, when they had any, that they
lost all power of judgment, and could display, not merely exciting, but almost give no directions to the postilions or amounting to terrific. coachmen who drove them, but were an About nine o'clock, the cortege, which xious only to be out of the way. Some had latterly proceeded at a very slow pace, parties of foreigners who had come thus entered Windsor, and turning up Castle unprovided, were placed in a situation Street, proceeded in the direction of its which would have been laughable if it journey's end, the Chapel. In the ear. had been less distressing; and the gen. lier part of its progress, the procession tleman who acted as spokesman to one, had excited some disappointment in the on being pressed by twenty dragoons at minds of the people, who expected to once, to say where he wanted to go to; have found it more gorgeous, and attend. answered candidly, “ that he had not ex ed by a stronger military guard ; but, pected to be asked, and did not know.” from this point, passing across the Castle Several vehicles, in this way, were car Yard, and under the antique arches, to ried away, by entering into lines of the chapel gate, the whole show—taken coaches which were going to places to in combination with the ancient and which the first had no access; and the beautiful edifice to which it was proceed. only possible course was to “ move for. ing, and the circumstances under which ward,” instantly; for a tremendous line it had assembled—formed a striking and was pressing in the rear, and to halt or an impressive coup d'oeil. turn round was equally impracticable. In a short time, the chapel was cleared, Many persons so situated offered any terms the soldiers were in their ranks and defor admission to houses which the funeral parting, the carriages were rattling haswould pass, but without success; and the tily homewards, and the crowd of Wind. greater part, being unable either to ob. with the exception of only a few tain accommodation or escape, were lock. Stragglers, had disappeared. Within an. ed up in places from which they could see other hour, the streets were as silent as nothing until the ceremony was over. As on an ordinary occasion; the lights were the evening advanced, these instances of all extinguished, and a fall of snow had difficulty increased. Fresh multitudes obliterated even the footsteps of the numcontinued to throng into the town, and
bers who had crowded the town so lately the cruwd and confusion consequently to before. The pageant, and the confusion become more unmanageable; until at attendant upon it, had passed away for length, just as the head of the column ever; it was but an event now in men's preceding the funeral carriages became recollections like the existence of the visible in the town, as it approached from noble and regretted individual in whose the eastward, the general rush of the peo.
honour it had been ordained. ple in that direction, with the crash of vebicles, and the clamours of those who drove them or attempted to keep them in order; the rapid flinging up and down The extraordinary beauty of the eight lattices, and window sashes; the flashing black horses (the king's property) which of the lamps of those carriages which drew the hearse excited general admirawere privileged to pass forward, as they tion. They were driven by his majesty's darted through the dark streets to the principal coachman, six-in-hand, with a places of their destination ; the hoarse postilion to the first pair. But it is a roar of the general multitude ; the tramp- curious circumstance that the funeral ling of so many horses, the constantly horses (hired) employed on the occasion, tolling of bells; the discharge of the were not at all equal in quality to many half-minute guns in the park ; the crowd which are seen every day at private fune. of females at the windows of the houses, rals, but some of them even of a poor and seen distinctly as in day light, by the shabby description. Unless there existed lights within ; and the blazing of the some reason for this choice, it injured the torches, reflected upon the arms and effect of the procession ; and there seems breastplates of the horse soldiers, and to have been some other slight points in rather assisted, than otherwise, by an ex the arrangement, which, by management, tremely dark and heavy character of might have been improved. night; this scene passing within the towrs, added to the appearance of a fresh body of carriages and cavalry, with their funeral trappings, plumes, escutcheons, Printed and Pubiished by J. LIMBIRD, 143, and similar paraphernalia and all with Strand, (near Somerset-House,) and cold by all torches in the distance formed a general Newomen and Booksellers.
LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION.
· No. 247.
The last illness of his late Royal Highness the
Duke of York The following narrative minutely details Brompton Park, the residence of Mr. the progress of the Duke of York's ill. Greenwood, who kindly lent it to him, ness, between the 9th of June, 1826, and and upon that day be sent for me, and the 5th of January, 1827 :
told me that lie had been unwell for some The interest excited by the situation of weeks, and that he did not think that he the late Duke of York, and by every cir- gained ground. That he did not feel cumstance connected with his long, pain. alarmed, and that he had perfect confi. ful, and lingering illness, from its com dence in the attention given to his case, mencement until the fatal hour which and the skill of his medical advisers. closed his valuable existence, has been so But that he knew that they might entergreat, and the general feeling which it tain apprehensions, which they would produced, has caused so many particulars consider it their professional duty not to to be circulated and received by the pub- communicate to their patients, and he lic as authentic, for which there either was might therefore remain ignorant of that no foundation, or at least very imperfect which ought not to be concealed from foundation, that I have, upon due consi. him, and which he trusted he should deration, been induced to draw up from learn without apprehension, although he minutes taken during this distressing and did not deny that he should learn it with trying period of my attendance upon his regret. That there were duties to be perRoyal Highness, a statement, not of the formed, and arrangements to be made progress of the disease, or of the treat- which ought not to be deferred to the last ment pursued, but of such circumstances moment; and he felt that it was due to and facts as will shew the condition of his his character and station, to his comfort, Royal Highness's mind under this awful and even to his feelings on this subject, visitation of Providence ; will do justice that he should not be taken by surprise to the exemplary resolution and pious re upon so serious an occasion. He consi. signation with which he met and subunit- dered it probable that the physicians ted to it; and will satisfy his attached would be less reserved with me than with friends that his Royal Highness was, in him, and he charged me, if I should every point of view, deserving of the learn from them directly, or should have respect and of the affection which have so reason to draw such inference from any strongly marked their sentiments towards expression that might drop from them, him, and of the deep grief and regret that his situation had become one of danwhich his death has occasioned in their ger, not to withhold such knowledge from minds, and in those of the respectable and him. He appealed to me upon this occawell-thinking individuals of every class in sion for an act of friendship, he would
add, for the discharge of a duty, which The state of his Royal Highness's he claimed from the person who had been health had, for some time, appeared far with him, and enjoyed his confidence from satisfactory, and had occasioned during so many years; he called upon more or less uneasiness to those about me to promise that I would perform it him; but the first indications of serious whenever the period should arrive to indisposition, such as to produce alarm, which he alluded; and he desired that I were upon his Royal Highness's return would bear in mind, that he wished me from Ascot to his residence in Audley- to deal by him as he was certain I should square, on the 9th of June, 1826 ; and desire, under similar circumstances, to be Mr. Macgregor, who then saw him, urged dealt with. him immediately to send for Sir Henry I made the promise without hesitation, Halford.
and it was received with a warm expresFrom that period his Royal Highness sion of thanks, and an affectionate prescontinued more or less an invalid, and
sure of the hand. was occasionally confined to his house. This was repeated in allusion to what
Upon the 24th of June, his Royal had passed at a later period of the day, Highness removed for change of air to when he got into his carriage to go to