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Funeral of the late Duke of Dork. In No. 235 of the MIRROR, we ina be dispelled, the coup d'ail was singutroduced engravings of the lying-in-state, larly picturesque. Eight o'clock was the and interior of the royal vault, with co- hour appointed for the procession to take pious details of the arrangements for the place, and Mr. Bailey, the royal underinterment of his late royal highness, and taker, was in attendance, to see the body promised to give in an early number of removed to the hearse from the apartment our publication every particular connected where it had lain in state. with the afflicting event. The last to The official persons belonging to the kens of respect and affection were paid lord chamberlain's office were also preto the deceased prince last Saturday, sent; and at seven o'clock a detachment ! (January 20,) and in order to convey a of the 2nd regiment of life guards entercorrect idea of the mournful pageant which ed the court-yard of the palace, the accompanied the corpse from St. James's officers having their helmets covered with Palace to W'indsor, our artist was em crape, which fell over the shoulder in ployed to sketch the order of procession; graceful folds. The standard was also we, therefore, refer our readers to the fine covered with crape, and both the officers half-sheet engraving annexed, as it proves and men had their swords reversed. that the artist was eminently successful in Along the whole line of St. James'shis efforts to preserve a correct representa- street and Piccadilly, piquets of the 17th tion of the sombre scene. The following lancers were stationed, and their princi. notice of the funeral solemnities is princi. pal duty was to prevent carriages or carts pally extracted from the columns of the from approaching till after the procession Morning Herald and Times; the former should have passed. A large body of journal thus commences :
the police, under the direction of Mr.
Lee, the high-constable, co-operated with A prince without pride, a man without guile, the military in preserving order, but so
To the last unchanging, warm, sincere, decorous and respectful was the conduct For Worth he had ever a hand and smile, of the multitude on the solemn occasion, And for Misery ever his purse and tear. that there seemed little or no necessity
for coercion. The windows and balconies Saturday being the day appointed for on each side of St. James's-street were conveying the remains of the late duke crowded with persons who had stationed of York to the royal mausoleum at themselves there from an early hour, and Windsor, all the necessary arrangements in the vast concourse of spectators we were made with the greatest order and re observed a great number of ladies, all gularity. So deep was the interest which elegantly attired in deep mourning. Se the mournful event excited in the public veral of the balconies were covered with mind, that at the early hour of six in the black drapery, tastefully festooned, and morning, immense crowds were seen pro- exhibiting devices, eniblematical of the ceeding
towards St. James's Palace, from rank of the illustrious deceased. By eight all parts of the metropolis, and many o'clock, the congregated assemblage in. persons despairing of finding access in creased to an astonishing degree, and that, quarter, hurried on to Hyde Park thousands were still hastening towards corner,
or Knightsbridge, where they St. James's-street, with the most anxious waited the arrival of the procession. impatience. A few minutes before eight, Every building in the vicinity of the the coffin was carefully placed in the palace presented on its summit numerous hearse, and at eight, precisely, the progroups of spectators, all dressed in black, cession moved on in the following order, and, as the mist of the morning began to agreeably to the official programme :VOL.IX.
the drums muffled.
Yeomen of the guard on foot, with black staves.
den, and Cooley, of his late royal highness's household. A mourning coach, drawn by four horses, conveying the pages of his laté royal
highness, Messrs. Ude, Batchelor, Yonard, and Marriane, A mourning coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the medical attendants and private chaplain of his late royal highness, sir Henry Halford, sir Astley Cooper
sir James M.Grigor, and the Rev. W. Deakins. A mourning coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the secretaries of his late royal
highness, lieutenant colonel George Disbrowe, and major Thomas Maling. A mourning coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the aides-de-camp of his late
royal highness, sir Henry Cooke, colonel Armstrong, the honourable G. Anson,
and colonel Russell. A mourning coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the equerries of his late royal
highness, and the assistants to the adjutant-general and quartermaster-general, the honourable colonel Upton, Mr. Culling Smith, general D'Aquilar, and colonel
Freeth. A mourning coach, drawn by six horses, conveying garter, principal king at arms,
and gentlemen assistants, major-general sir Henry Torrens, sir Willoughby Gordon, major M‘Donald, and sir Ř. Jackson. The state carriage of his late royal highness, drawn by six horses, conveying Claren.
cieux, king at arms, (Ralph Bigland, esq.) with the coronet of his laté royal highness, attended by two gentlemen ushers to the king as supporters.
Ten of the
horses, driven by his
reversed. (The hearse was ornamented with a profusion of black feathers.) A mourning coach, drawn by six horses, conveying the two executors named in the
will of his late royal highness, sir Herbert Taylor and colonel Stephenson. Carriage of his majesty, drawn by six horses, the coachman and footmen in deep
mourning, with scarfs and hatbands. Carriage of his royal highness the duke of Clarence, the coachman and footmen in
deep mourning, with scarfs and hatbands.
Carriage of prince Leopold, drawn by six horses. A body of life guards flanked the pro on both sides of the road, whererer a cession, and the lancers, who had previ. convenient spot offered, and, with some ously been stationed as piquets, attended few exceptions, the line of vehicles was as far as Kensington. The military, with almost uninterrupted as far as Cranfordarms reversed, moved along three abreast bridge, where the procession was to halt. at a walking pace, and constables kept the A portion of the troop of life guards way clear on each side. At half-past eight who were to relieve those that attended o'clock the procession reached Hyde the procession fron, town, took their staPark-corner, and the crowd still contie tion near Cranford-bridge soon after nued to increase, while, at the same time, eleven. It was joined in about an hour it would appear that every vehicle in after by the remaining portion, all under London and its vicinity had been called the command of captain C. Hall
. The into request for the occasion. Respecta- procession set out from Cranford-bridge ble persons of both sexes, arrayed in at four o'clock, in exactly the same order deep mourning, were seen in carriages, in which it entered. It was atter ded by gigs, and landaus, which were drawn-up a number of horsemer and footinen; but
close to the path-way, á covered way nadiers was blend of the oldest gre
as darkness approached they began to Amongst others the speaker of the house fall off. At five o'clock, about mid-way of commons 'was for some time prevented between Colnbrook and Cranford-bridge, from entering, the officers being unactorches were lighted, but so sparingly quainted with the right hon. gentleman's as almost to leave the procession in dark. person. ness. Only a few in front of the proces
ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL INTERNAL sion held torches, and the hearse was
ARRANGEMENTS. lighted by two police officers behind, and a life guardsman at each side with torches. On each side of the door of the choir à Besides these, there were not more than small opening was made in order to allow half-a-dozen flambeaux scattered through a passage to persons engaged in the arthe whole cortege
It then proceeded rangement of the ceremonial.' An open. through Colnbrook,Datchet, and Frogmore ing was made at the western extremity of to Windsor, where it arrived at a quarter the south barrier, in order to allow the past eight o'clock; and having now re procession to enter from the south aisle ceived a further accession of numbers in on the platform with convenience. The the trumpets and kettle-drums, and drums plane of the platform inclined to the choir and fifes of the royal household, all muffled, door, so as that the procession might ad, it continued to move up between the lines vance with perfect ease. The work was of the foot guards, who stood 'leaning for one of an extensive nature, and the length ward on their muskets inverted. About of the erection was 1,065 feet.” The
one man in fifteen in each line held a quantity of black cloth covering this im- lighted torch. Others of them were fur mense erection (including the porch) was
nished with torches, but they did not 9,500 yards. A gallery covered with light them, and darkness prevailed al black cloth was erected in the north aisle most everywhere. The pavement behind for the accommodation of visitors. But was now rendered impassible, particu- in every other place, standing room only larly before the market-house, by means was afforded. At the time when the of the thronging crowds who were endea public were admitted, the two barriers vouring to press forward towards the along the nave were lined on the outside royal chapel. The best order, however, by a single file of the blue horse guards, was strictly preserved. Many were heard dismounted. Every third man bore a to express aloud their disappointment at taper, this taper was a waxen one, of the meagreness of the procession itself as about three inches in length, affixed to it moved along into the court-yard. the extremity of a wooden staff, painted ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL-EXTERNAL
exactly so as to appear as a continuation
of the waxen light. The appearance of ARRANGEMENTS.
the blue guards, particularly after their A WOODEN porch of considerable depth tapers had been lighted, was highly picwas constructed before the great southern turesque, for their burnished cuirasses gate of the chapel ; it was entirely co and helmets reflected the light, and devered with black cloth, and beneath it rived fresh brilliancy from their own dark was a platform leading into the chapel, costume, as well as from the gloomy which was likewise covered with black platforms over which they were placed. cloth. Into this porch, on the west and A considerable
about the south was formed ; which was likewise, at top door. Many of them stood in niches and at the back arrayed in the same ma along the side of the aisle, appearing as terial. By two o'clock on Saturday the if the hand of art had supplied those whole of the external arrangements for
to the reception of the royal body were com
At half-past seven, the pleted. Lamps were hung in different tapers in the hands of the guards were places in the porch, and in the covered again lighted. The chapel was now very way.
fully illuminated. Along the parapet of At three o'clock the subalterns' guard the organ gallery tapers were placed in from the foot guards was ordered out, * sconces. Branches were affixed to the and mounted at the porch-gate. Shortly pillars in the church also. after three Sir R. Birnie came into the The news of the near approach of the castle-yard, and ordered the officers to re procession to Windsor being conveyed to move every person whatever from the the authorities within the chapel, the purcourt-yard. The court-yard being now suivants and heralds repaired to the south cleared, the porch was open to no one aisle, where they requested those who that could not produce a ticket. Several were to join in the procession to assemble. persons of distinction were refused ad In a short time the van of the solemn promittance, the orders being peremptory. cession, the poor knights of Windsor
of the scene complete the imposing effect
made their appearance on the platform. and took their respective places in this They were in all nineteen in number. procession. The grenadier guards pre
The three first were naval knights; the septed arms. The dismounted blue remaining sixteen were dressed in the guards also presented arms, those who costume appropriate to the order, the were standing on the south side of the shining badge on the left arm being par. platform immediately turning round to ticularly conspicuous. The greater num face the coffin. The arms were afterber of this body consisted of nearly de- wards reversed. A few notes of deep crepit old men. At five minutes before and solemn prelude from the organ ushered pine o'clock the doors of the southern in the sublime composition of Croft, porch were opened, and the royal coffin which was sung in a manner quite suitbeing raised from the hearse, and placed able to its pathetic character. on the funeral car, the chief mourner, the The procession then moved forward duke of Clarence, with the dukes of along the platform into the choir, in the Sussex and Gloucester, entered the chapel, following order :
Poor knights of Windsor. Pages of their royal highnesses the duchess of Kent, princesses Augusta and Sophia
-Mr. Date, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Davis. Pages of his royal highness the duke of Gloucester, Mr. G. Richmond, Mr. J.
Moss, Mr. S. Knoble, Mr. G. Robinson, and Mr. J. Cox. Pages of his royal highness the duke of Cambridge-Mr. Eyl, Mr. Dieckstahl, Mr.
Depke, and Mr. Moor.
Pages of the King.
Pages of the Presence.
Pages of the Bedchamber.
Solicitor to his late royal highness.
Messrs. Keate, Simpson, M'Grigor. Physicians to his late royal highness Doctors Macmichael, Jones, Drever, &c.
The Corporation of Windsor. The Corporation was represented by a deputation, consisting of Mr. J. Secker, Jun. and Mr. C. Layton, Bailiffs ; Mr. Secker, Town Clerk ; Mr. Egelstone, Chamberlain ; Mr. J. Clode, Justice ; Mr. J. Voules, Mayor ; and Sir Giffin Wilson, Recorder.) The Curate of Windsor.
The Vicar of Windsor. Chaplains to his late royal highness. Chaplain-General to the Army-The Rev. Archdeacon Robert Hodson, D.D.
Secretaries to his late royal highness.
Equerries to the royal family.
Aides-de-Camp to his late royal highness.
Macdonald. Lieut.-Governor of Chelsea Hospital Governor of the Royal Military College Sir A. Hope.
-Sir E. Paget.
Equerries to the King.
Equerries to his late royal highness.
–Lord Graves, General Finch, Sir W. Keppel, Sir A. F. Barnard, &c. Master of the Robes to his Majesty-Earl of Mountcharles. Pursuivants-Rouge Croix, R. Lawrie, Esq. ; Blues Mantle, W. Woods, Esq.
F.S. A.; Rouge Dragon, F. Townsend, Esq. F.Á. A. ;
Portcullis, J. Pulman, Esq. F. S. A.