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whole moved towards the Admiraliy, of 48 seamen belonging to the Victory, where a clear andextensive area was kepi, and 48 pensioners from Greenwich hosby parties of the military, horse a la cost; pital, arrived in cars in St James's park, and the whole entired, in a sulenin to take their appointed stations in the pace, the Admiralty 320; when the procession. At same time, a numerous body was conveyed to the apartment detachment of the royal arullery at on the left of the Great Hall, called the Woolwich, with their field-pieces, marchCaptain's room, which was lighted with ed over Westminsier bridge to St James's forty-six wax lights fitted in scoices, Park, where they took post on the right and, on each side the cotiin, were six of the troops previously assembled, concandles. On the top or the cefin ele sisting of the 21st, 31st, and 7 oth regiplaced the coronet and cushion, The ments infantry. The 92d, or Duke of Rev. Mr Scott, chaplain of the Victory, Gordon's Highlanders, a corps which who has sat up every night with the particularly signalized itself in Egypt, corpse, since it has lain in state, re under Sir Ralph Abercrombie, drew up mained with it the whole of the night

in Westminster road, facing Mount sow, in the Admiralty.

and soon after followed the royal artile The Lord Mayor, Corporation, &c. lery. In St James's Park were two badid not land at Whitehall-stairs, but talions of foot guards, four squadrons proceeded in their barges tu Palace yard of life guards, the roth, or Prince of stairs, where ihey landed, and returned Wales's light dragoons, 14th and 17th. in their carriages to the city. The By ten o'clock, all the volunteer boats of the River Fencibles, and others corps within the bills of mortality had of the procession, except the city bar

taken the stations allotted to them; and ges, returned in order with the tide so well was this part of the business niadown stream, firing minute guns the naged, that no vacancy was left between wbole way; and, by six o'clock, the any corps.

The volunteer musters street's were quite clear of the popu. were particularly strong on this occalace.

sion, and amounted to upwards of 20,000.

Along with four regiments of regulars, PROCESSION TO ST Paul's. they formed a double line on both sides

all the way from the Admiralty to the Thursday, Jan. 9.

Cathedral. The Duke of Sussex was at Long before day light the whole me. the head of the Loyal North Britons, tropolis might be said to be in motion. stationed near Bedford street in the Carriages were driving in every direc. Strand. All the Standards were hung tion with families of the first distinction; with black crape, the officers and men and groupes of men, women, and chil. wearing the same round their left arms. dren of every class and description, felt Before nine o'clock, according to noso much interest in the scene, that they tification from the Herald's office, the flocked together from every quarter, for carriages of the nobility and gentry many miles round London, hoping to who were to join the procession, were have at least a glance of the wonderful assembled in St James's Park, and duly spectacle. In the principal streets thro' marshalled according to the established which the procession was to pass, the order of precedency. The dress ordercrowd was beyond calculation. The ed to be worn, was mourning, without day dawned (and continued through. weepers, and with mourning swords ; out) bright and cheering, when all the the Knights of the several orders to tops of the houses, and every window wear their respective collars, and the from the Admiralty to St Paul's, were naval and military officers in their full instantly filled with spectators. A pa- uniforms, with crape round their arms viour, one Johnson, had undertaken to and hats.

clean the streets, and gravel them all At half past ten, the procession began over in 24 hours; and by the assistance

to move from the front of the Admiralof a vast number of labourers, so well ty, in the following order :did he conduct the business, that the Herculean task was completely accom His Royal Highness the Duke of York, plished before nine in the morning. with his Marshal's Staff, led the line. About eight o'clock, a detachment Three squadrons of 10th dragoons.

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Trumpets.
The band playing “ Rule Britannia," Blue Mantle Pursuivant of Arms (alone
drums muffled.

in a inourning coach) habited as
92d Regiment, in echelons-a consider-

Rouge Croix.
able depth between each-Colours The Guidon borne in front of a mourn-
with Egypt on them, hung with crape ing coach, in which were a Captain
-band playing muffled.

of the Royal Navy (Capt. Durham)
The Buffs-drums mutiled, playing the supported by two Lieutenants, dres.
dead march in Saul.

sed as those who bear and support the
Rest of the 19th Regiment, Officers all standard.
with Black Scarfs-Colours in crape.

Servants of the deceased, in mourning,
The 21st Regiment.

in a mourning coach.
Rest of the roth Dragoons-Officers on Officers of his Majesty's Wardrobe, in
horseback, with black cloaks-Trum-

mourning coaches.
pets sounding at intervals.

Trumpets.
14th Dragoons.--17th Dragoons. Rouge Dragon, Pursuivant of Arms (a-

ad dragoons, or Scots Greys. lone, in a mourning coach), habited
Trumpets preceding them sounding a as blue Mantle.
dead march.

The Banner of the deceased as a Knight
Horse Artillery

of the Bath, borne in front of a
With Guns and Tumbrills.

mourning coach, in which were a Cap. The civil procession immediately

tain of the Royal Navy (Capt. Rocommenced in the following order:

tieram) supported by two Litute.

nants, dressed as those who support
Marshal's men, on foot, to clear the the Guidon.
way. :

Officers who attended the body while it
Messenger of the College of Arms, in a lay in state at Greenwich, in mourn-

mourning cloak, with a badge of the ing coaches.
College on his shoulder, his stafftipp.d (Ilere followed the private persons in
with silver, and furled with sarsnet, the procession, according to their
Six Conductors, in mourning, cloaks, precedency, from Knights Bachelors

with black staves headed with Vis to the Prince of Wales, the juniors
counts coronets.

always going first.)
Forty-eight pensioners from Greenwich A Herald (alone in a mourning coach)
• Hospital, two and two, in mourning-

habited as the other Officers of Arms.
cloaks, with badges of the crests of The Great Banner, born in front of a
the deceased on the shoulders, and mourning coach, in which
black staves in their hands.

Captain Moorsom, and two Lieute-
Forty eight seamen ofoliis Majesty's nants, as with the other banners.
ship the Victory, two and two, in Gauntlet and Spurs, Helmet and Crest,
their ordinary dress, with black neck Target Sword, and Surcoat, in front
handkerchiefs and stockings, and of four nourning coaches, in which
capes in their hats.

were Heralds, habited as before, Watermen of the deceased, in black A mourning coach, in which the Corocoats with their badges.

net of the deceased, on a black velvet Drums and Fifes.-Drum Major. cushion, was borne by Clarencieux

Trumpets,-Serjeant Trumpeter. I King of Arms, habited as before, and Rouge Croix, Pursuivant of Arms (alone attended by two Gentlemen Ushers.

in a mourning coach), in close mourn. The Six Lieutenants of the Royal Navy,
ing, with his tabard over his cloak, habited as before, bearing the ban-
black silk scarf, hatband and gloves. nerolls, in two mourning coaches.
The Standard borne in front of a mourn The six Admirals, in like habits, bear.

ing coach, in which were a Captain ing the canopy, in two mourning
of the Royal Navy, supported by coaches.
two Lieutenants, in their full uniform The four Admirals, in like habits, sup-
coats, with black cloth waistcoats, porting the Pall, in a mourning coach.
breeches, and stockings, and crapé (These were the same as in the procese
round their arms and hats.

sion from Greenwich.)

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THE BODY,

Dukes-Norfolk, Earl Marshal; De. Covered with a black velvet Pall,

vonshire, St Alban's, and Montrose. adorned with sıx Escutcheons, un.

Marquisses of Douglas and Blandford. der a Canopy, and placed on a

Earls-Dartmouth, Lord Chamoer. Funeral Çar, decorated wit Es.

lain of his Majesky's Household; Buck. cutcheons, Banncrolis, and Em

inghamshire, Scarborough, Leicester, blematical Devices,the Cardrawn

Cowper, Suitosk, Portsmuth, Winchel. by six led horses.

sea, Moira, Westmcath, Fife, Besborough, Garter Principal King of Arms (in a

Clancaiiy, Darnley, and two more.,

Loid Archiba d Hamilton. mourning coach), habited as the other Officers of Arms, with his Sceptre, at

Viscounts---Sidmouth, Gosford, Chet. tended by two Gentlemen Ushers.

wynd, Hawarden, Melville, Hampden, The Chief Mourner, Admiral Sir Peter Sycrey, and thiee others.

Eidest Sons of Earis-Lord Ossulston, Parker, Bart. (as Admiral of the Fleet), in a long mourning cloak, with

Viscount Castle eagh, Viscount Kirkhis two Su-porters, Admirais Lord wall, and Lord Delvin. Hood and Radstock, and his Train:

Younger suns of Marquisses-Lord bearer, Hon. Capt. Blackwood, all in Henry Petiy, Lord Henry Moore, Bishop mourning cloaks, over their full uni of Exeter. form coats, black waistcoats, breech.

Barons -- Lord Hawkesbury, Mul. es, and stockings, crape round their grave, Hutchinson, Holland, De Bla.

quiere, Aston, and four others. arıs and hats.

Eldest Sons of Viscounts-Hon. Hen. Six assistant mourners, Vice-Admirals

Caldwell, Hamilton, Nugent, Bligii, ry Hood, and Hon. Thomas Knox. Sir Roger Curtis , and Sir C. M. Poie, Bennet, Hon. Col Fermor, and Hon.

Younger Sons of Earls_Hon. (in two mourning coaches) in mourni

Alexander Muriay. ing cloaks as before. Norioy King of Arms, (in a mourning

Eldest Sons of Barons-Hon. Augus. coach) habited as the other Officers

tus Cavendish Bradshaw. of Arms.

Privy Councillors-Right Hon. Wil. The Banner of Emblems, in front of a

liam Windham, Sir William Scott, Knt. mourning coach, in which were Capt. and George Tierney. T. M. Hardy, and two Lieutenants

Younger Sons of Barons--Hon. Cha. of the Royal Navy, as with the other James Fox, Richard Ryder, and ChrisBanners.

topher Hely Hutchinson. Relations of the Deceased in mourning Relations of the Deceased. coaches.

Earl Nelson, Viscount Merton, Tho. Officers of the Navy and Army, accord- mas Bolton, Esq. Geo. Matcham, Esq.

ing to their respective ranks, the Se. Thomas Bolton, jun. Esq. Geo. Mat. niors nearest the Body.

cham, jun. Esq. T. French Berney, Esq. The servants, who' aitended the carria. Rev. Robert Rolfe, Hon. G. Walpole,

ges in the Procession, in mourning, Hon. H. Walpole. or with silk or crape hatbands and The following is a general view of their gloves.

Numbers. Some of the Royal Dukes carriages Peers, Peers' Sons, and Privy-Coun. were filled with Equerries or Officers cillors, 51. Baronets, 17. Knights of belonging to the Household, others the Bath, 2. Law Officers, 2. Serwere empty; the Prince of Wales had jeatns at Law, 2. Knights Batchelors, 5. two carriages in his place in the pro Officers of the Household of the decession ; the first carried Mr Sheridan ceased, &c. 20. Divines, 57. Esquires, and some other Gentlemen belonging to

Naval officers, 164. Tothe establishment of the Prince ; in the tal, 529. Jast the Prince himself was seated, with When the procession came to Temthe Duke of Clarence on his left, the ple-bar, the gates were shut; they were, Earl Moira and another nobleman in however, presently opened, and the the front.-Before the Princes of the Lord Mayor, mounted on horseback, Blood were seen the following persons; and bare-headed, took his place in the The Lord President of the Council. line immediately after the Prince of

Wales.

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Wales. The Sword of State was carried in the Choir. The Officers of the Navy
before his Lordship, and his immediate and Army, who followed in the pro-
attendants were all uncovered. The cession, remained in the body of the
Court of Aldermen followed in carriages, church.
and thus by slow degrees the cavalcade The carpet and cushion (on which
attained the front of the Cathedral about the trophies were afterwards deposited)
three o'clock. Inside of the rails, some were laid by the Gentleman Usher, on
time was consumed in arranging the or• a table placed near the grave, and be.
der of procession up the great steps, pur. hind the place to be occupied by the
suant to the pubiished regulations. At Chief Mourner.
length every thing being settled, and The coronet and cushion, borne by
each mourner in his proper situation, Clarencieux King of Arms, were laid on
the procession ascended the steps at a the body, and the canopy borne over it.
slow and solemn pace.

The bearers of the bannerolls stood near
The six Conductors, forty-eight pen-

those of the banners. sioners from Greenwich Hospital, and On the entrance of the body into the forty-eight Seamen of the Victory, as. church, Dr Croft's burial service was cended the steps, divided, and ranged performed until it arrived in the chirir. on each side, without the great west The voices, to the number of 88; 26 of door; the rest of the Procession entered them boys, then sung, I am the Resurthe Church, and divided on either side rection," without the organ. The effect according to their ranks; those who of this solemn and sublime music, exhad proceeded first remaining nearest ceeds all description ; it was sung most the door. The Officers of Arms, and correctly in time, by a number of prin. the Bearers of the Banners, with their cipal singers. Supporters, entered the Choir, and This part of the service was finished stood within, near the door ; and, as just as they had got' under the organ there was not sufficient space in the loft. The funeral service then comChoir to admit a large portion of the menced by the Bishop of Lincoln (Dean procession, the Nobility, Great Officers of St Paul's,) within the choir, w

which of State, Dukes of the Blood Royal, occupied near an hour; after which, and his Royal Highness the. Prince of as the corpse was carrying to the grave, Wales, only proceeded into the Choir, the Gentlemen of the Choir went up to with those who had especial duties in a temporary orchestra, erected in the the solemnity. Near the entrance of front of the organ, where they performthe Church, the Dean and Prebendaries, ed a new Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, attended by the Choir, fell into the pro- composed for the occasion by Mr Attcession immediately after the Great wood, Dr Greene's funeral anthem Banner, and before the Heralds who was then sung. The organ afterwards bore the trophies.

began to play a solemn dirge, composed The Prince remained in the Choir a. for the occasion by Mr Attwood, as bout half an hour, and then returned to the body moved from the choir to the wards the western door, to join the grave. procession when the corpse should ar. After the dirge was finished, the bu. rive. In this quarter his Royal High. rial service, composed by Dr Croft and ness remained bare-headed for nearly Henry Purcel, was sung by the gentlehalf an hour, when the corpse entered men over the grave, as well as by those about a quarter past three. The body in the orchestra. The whole concluded was borne into the church and choir by, with a selection from Handel's Funeral eight seamen of the Victory, followed Anthem, which was extremely grand and by the Chief Mourner and two Admirals appropriate. Indeed every thing was his supporters ; the pall supported by conducted with such regularity and prefour Admirals, and the canopy by six. cision, as to confer equal honour on

The Chief Mourner, and his two those who planned and those who exesupporters, were seated on chairs at the cuted it. head of the body, and the six assistant During the service in the choir, the Mourners, and four Supporters of the dome of the cathedral was lighted up by Pall, on stools on each side. The rela 160 brilliant patent lamps, suspended tions of the deceased also sat near them upon an ingeniously contrived frame Jan. 1806.

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from the centre of the dome, which pro The Funeral Car was, to use (and not duced a very striking effect. While the improperly) a nautical expression, from last service was performing at the grave, stein to stern, nearly twelve feet in the chief mourner stood at the head of length, resembling the hull of the Victhe coifin, surrounded by the assistant tory man of war--the name of that ship mourners, the Prince of Wales, and his being inscribed in its proper place ; the royal brothers, on the right, and Earl word “ Trafalgar” on each side, and Nelson, with the other relations of the “ Nile" on its head, which was formed deceased, on the lett. The nobility and by a figure of the Goddess of Victory, those who had places in the procession Ón the deck were raised three plat. stood behind round the dome.

forms, one over the other, on the upper And now commenced the most im. of which was placed the splendid coffin pressive, the most awful and affecting with the body, which has been already part of the whole ceremony: the coffin accurately described, partly covered by a was uncovered, and the coronet placed magnificent velvet pall, over which rose upon it; the moment was approaching a must tastefully constructed canopy, to that was to consign to his last home the an elevation of above twenty feet from mortal remains of a consummate hero; the ground, surmounted by rich plumes the degree of light was sufficient to give of black feathers. The canopy was supeffect to the splendour and magnificence ported at the corners by four palm-trees, of the scene, but not to afford a distinct the stems silver, an the foliage of view of its actual limits, so that the burnished gold. On the entablature on mind insensibly was impressed with that each side was the appropriate motto of image of sublimity which belongs to in- the arms of Lord Nelson,-—" Palmam finity.

qui meruit, ferat," over which was some At thirty-three minutes past five, the elegant silver scroll work, in the Greek coffin was lowered into the grave, whi taste. The car was drawn by six led ther it was followed by the regrets of all horses, in funer I trappings. that witnessed the affecting scene. E We have now only to remark on this very bosom heaved with unfeigned emo extraordinary occasion, the wonderful tions of sorrow and gratitude; and if order and regularity which were unithat moment were to be the last, every formly preserved throughout the whole soul of the 10,000, that were present, of this interesting ceremony. The arwould be willing and sincere witnesses rangement in every department had to the merits of the departed Hero. Oh! been planned with so much judgement, immortal NELSON! If it were possible in regard to practicability, that with the for thy spirit to hover over the place exception of such unavoidable obstrucwhere thy remains are deposited, what tions as the presence of so·large an asbliss ecstatic must thou not have enjoy- semblage of persons must necessarily ed in the contemplation of the tribute of create, no confusion or inconvenience feeling and respect paid to thy memory ensued, nor was any impedimení enby all descriptions of thy fellow-sub- countered, and to the honour of the jects!

country be it said, that of all the public Garter King of Arms then proclaimed exhibitions that ever drew together so the style, and the Comptroller, Treasu vast a concourse of all classes, ages and rer, and Steward of the deceased, break sexes, did ever less of riot, disorder, or ing their staves, gave the pieces to Gar- tumult, occur. In St Paul's, though the ter, who threw them into the grave. number exceeded 10,000, the utmost

The standard, banners, bannerolls, and decorum uniformly prevailed. We latrophies, were then deposited on the table ment to state, that on the first day, se, behind the Chief Mourner'; and the pro veral melancholy accidents happened on cession being arranged by the officers of the water. A boat was run down off arms, returned. The whole assembly then Lambeth, when three men were unforgradually withdrew from thescene, deep- tunately drowned; and a young woman ly penetrated with the feelings which with a child in her arms, fell off a lighter the awful ceremony was calculated to near the Temple, and both shared the inspire.

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