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and splendour, displaying the royal engaged in cheerful conversation with arms emblazoned in gold. Before several noblemen by whom he was atthe throne stood a square table, co- tended. vered with cloth of blue and gold. On entering the Abbey, his Majesty Other parts of the Hall were fitted up was seated in the chair of state, when, in a style of corresponding magnifi- after an anthem had been sung, cence, and appropriated to the distin- the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, guished personages who were present together with the Lord Chancellor, on the occasion. But for a full detail the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, of the manner in which they entered, the Lord High Constable, and Deputy and the order in which they took their Earl Marshal, preceded by Deputy seats, we must refer to the account Garter, moved to the east side of the now preparing for the press.
theatre, where the Archbishop made About ten o'clock the Duke of Wel- the recognition, and repeated the lington entered the platform from be- same at the south, west, and north hind the throne, and announced the sides of the theatre; during which his approach of his Majesty. Lord Gwy- Majesty was standing, and turned dyr entered immediately after. The towards the people on the side on King then appeared, his train being which the recognition was made. supported by eight noblemen. The The words were, “I here present instant his Majesty stepped into the unto you King George the Fourth, throne, the whole company rose up, the undoubted King of this realm; and the band in the Gothic orchestra | wherefore all you who are come this struck op“ God save the King.” His day to do your homage, are you willMajesty was dressed in full robes, of ing to do the same ?” The reply great size and richness, and wore a through the Hall was, with loud aphat or cap of Spanish shape, with a plause, in the affirmative, with “God spreading plume of white ostrich fea- save King George the Fourth.” His thers, which encircled the rim, and was Majesty being seated, the Bible, the surmounted by a heron's plume. The chalice, and the patina, were carried King wore his hair in thick falling to, and placed upon, the altar, by the curls over his forehead, and it fell be- Bishops who had borne them in the hind his head in a similar manner. | procession. He took his seat with an air of majes. The two Officers of the Wardrobe ty, and appeared for some moments then spread a rich cloth of gold, and oppressed by the imposing solemnity laid a cushion of the same for his of the scene, which for the first time Majesty to kneel on, at the steps of met his eye. He then, with great af- | the altar. The Archbishop of Canterfability, turned and bowed to the bury put on his cope, and the Bishops peers who stood on each side.
| were also vested in their copes. After some time had elapsed, and The King, attended by the two Bithe ceremonies in the Hall had been shops, his supporters, the Dean of performed, the grand procession be Westminster, and the Noblemen beargan to move towards Westminster ing the regalia and the four swords, Abbey. In this, his Majesty was pre- / then passed to the altar; where his ceded by Prince Leopold, the Dukes Majesty, uncovered, and kneeling of Sussex and Clarence, Lord Hill, upon the cushion, made his first offerbearing the standard of England; the ing of a pall or altar-cloth of gold ; it Marquis of Londonderry, and others, was delivered by the Lord Chamberlain whose appearance at first excited a to the Deputy Lord Great Chamberconsiderable degree of attention. At lain, and by his Lordship to the King, length, when his Majesty was seen who delivered it to the Archbishop of moving under a canopy of state at a Canterbury, by whom it was placed distance, all other objects became of on the altar. The Treasurer of the minor importance. The canopy was Household then delivered an ingot composed of the richest cloth of gold, of gold, of one pound weight, being and was supported over his head by the second offering, to the deputy sixteen Barons of the Cinque Ports. Lord Great Chamberlain, who having At this time, his Majesty looked pale, I presented the same to the King, his and seemed either dejected or fa- Majesty delivered it to the Archbitigued; but on his return, his spirits shop, to be by him put into the oblaappeared to be recruited, as he was tion basin. His Majesty continui
Opening of the Prince's Dock, Liverpool. 772 to kneel, the prayer, “O God, who Mr. Underwood, of the Haymarket, dwellest in the high and holy place,” supplied the immense quantity of was said by the Archbishop. At the cutlery, which amounted to 8,000 conclusion of this prayer, the King knives and 8,000 forks, 650 pairs of rose, and was conducted to the chair carvers, 12 dozen of corkscrews. of state on the south side of the area. Mr. Sloper, of Pall Mall, furnished the The regalia, except the swords, were table linen, &c. consisting of 250 yards delivered by the several Noblemen of elegant damask table-cloths for the who bore the same, to the Archbishop, Hall, 1,100 ditto for the various rooms, and by his Grace to the Dean of West-170 dozen of damask napkins, 100 minster, to be laid on the altar:/ dozen of napkins for waiters' knifethe noblemen then returned to their cloths.--Mr. Hutchins, of Pall Mall, places.
supplied the whole of the glass for The Litany was next read by two the tables, &c. which were very exBishops, vested in copes, and kneel-tensive, and were as follows: 600 ing at a faldstool above the steps of quart decanters, 1,800 pint decanters, the theatre, on the middle of the east 5,000 wine glasses, 2,400 tumblers, side thereof. His Grace the Arch- 700 salts and spoons, 90 sets of casbishop of York then ascended the ters, 1,400 carofts. coronation pulpit on the north side of the aisle, and delivered a sermon of about twenty minutes' length. The OPENING OF THE PRINCE'S DOCK, text selected for the occasion was
LIVERPOOL. 2d of Sam. chap. xxiii. verses 3 & 4. The sermon, delivered with graceful- The opening of this dock was one of ness and dignity, stated with impar- the most splendid events which the tiality the various duties both of King inhabitants of the large and commercial and Subject. It was calculated to town of Liverpool have been called to conciliate all parties, having no more witness for many years. The dock tendency to flatter royalty in the ex- itself is 500 yards in length, and 106 ercise of its perogative, than to en- in breadth. It was begun in 1811, courage licentiousness in the people, and finished early in 1821 ; but the
Of the various ceremonies which opening, for the admission of ships, took place, respecting the Anointing, was judiciously reserved for the day Investing with the Supertunica, the of his Majesty's coronation. Spurs, the Sword, the Offering of the The morning of Thursday, the 19th Sword, the Investing with the Mantle instant, the day appointed for the ceand Armil, the Orb, the Ring, the lebration of this event, was ushered Sceptre, the Crowning, the Holy in by the ringing of bells, the disBible, the Inthronization, the Ho charge of cannon, and the display of mage, the Banquet, the Champion, numerous flags. Nearly all the shops and the Proclamation of the Styles, were shut, and the streets were crowdour limits will not permit us to enter ed at an early hour with various deinto any details. For these and other scriptions of persons, preparing for particulars connected with this august | the grand procession which afterevent, we must refer to the work towards took place. which we have already alluded in this Between nine and ten o'clock, the article, and which will speedily ap- different societies intending to join pear. We shall therefore conclude in the procession, met at their rethis general outline with a statement spective houses of resort, and proof facts, which can scarcely fail to ceeded in detached bodies towards arrest the attention of the reader. the dock, from whence they took their
The timber work of the Abbey, | departure to parade the principal Westminster Hall, the Platform, and streets. About eleven o'clock all apthe Barriers, &c. was 60,000 square peared on the ground, forming, on the feet, and 1,500 loads. The timber margin of that extensive body of waused in erecting the Theatres and ter, a broad and compact belt, the Stages, indirectly connected with the length of which amounted to 1,500 Coronation, has been estimated at / feet. 80,000 square feet. The Matting used ! On this occasion, the tradesmen and on account of the Coronation was mechanics of the town, united wito 14,000 yards.
the light-horse, and some compa
Opening of the Prince's Dock, Liverpool.
774 cor............maroroccoorcare conversacrorooroorsooooooooooooooorrroooooooooooooorrorossor nies of a regular regiment stationed/tions, so that the dock presented a in this quarter, accompanied by a moving spectacle of boats and vessels, mass of population, estimated at filled with individuals, who seemed to 80,000, to gaze upon this grand recep- be in the full enjoyment of earthly tacle, and to enjoy in anticipation the happiness. wealth of every climate, that, by the Gratified with the view which the enterprising spirit of its merchants, dock afforded, the procession began and the daring intrepidity of its sea- to move from its margin, passing men, should hereafter enter the port, through Water-street, Dale-street, and enrich its shores. Such feelings Shaw's-brow, Islington, Norton-street, as these contemplations were calcu- Seymour-street, Russel-street, Clalated to excite, can neither be de-rence-street, Rodney-street, Dukelineated by description, nor realized street, Slater - street, Bold-street, by sympathy.
Church-street, Lord-street, and CasOn that side the dock which was tle-street. From any given point, it next the Mersey, upwards of 150 flags took above an hour in passing, and were seen at once, waving in the air ; was the largest and most splendid that while on the land side, every eminence was ever seen in Liverpool. was crowded with spectators, com- At the head of this procession rode posed of all those ranks which can di- a champion, completely clad in a coat versify a large and wealthy town. To of mail, made of polished brass, havenliven the scene, the various bands, ing his face covered with a visor. His and instruments of music attached to appearance bearing a strong resemthe different bodies, charmed the ear blance to the knights of old, excited with melodious sounds. The river a considerable degree of interest. partook of the common gaiety. Ves- About twenty-five companies or bands sels of different dimensions, manned marching in succession, exbibited with sailors neatly dressed in the some devices or insignia emblematic costume of their profession, with flags of their various professions. streaming in the breeze, were in con 1 The festivities and hospitalities of tinual motion waiting the coming tide. the day, corresponded with the re
About twelve o'clock, the gates were markable occasion; and it was not opened, and several boats entered, until night had “ darkened the street, to fix ropes for the assistance of such when wander forth the sons of Belial, vessels as were about to enter the flown with insolence and wine," that dock. On the opening of the gates, / any thing like political feeling and party a salute was fired froin a king's cut- spirit began to manifest itself. This, ter, near Woodside, and a royal 'salute however, amounted to nothing more from some artillery planted on the than idle vociferation. In every other north pier. :
respect the greatest harmony preShortly after one o'clock, the May, vailed ; and we have not learnt, that a Liverpool-built West Indiaman, en-1 among the many thousands who astered the dock, amidst the repeated sembled, any serious accident haphuzzas of the admiring multitude, and .pened. a salute of nineteen guns. The Majestic, steam-ship, immediately followed, and proceeded to the extremity Death of Buonaparte.-The demise of the dock. Two pilot boats followed of this extraordinary man, is one of the Majestic, and these were succeed the most interesting events to the naed by the Eastham steam-packet. The tions of Europe, that has occurred for next that entered, was the Martha, a many years." He died on the 5th of fine American ship. Her yards were May, 1821, and, after lying in state two manned by gentlemen, and many ele- days, was buried with high military gantly dressed ladies ornamented her honours, in a romantic valley, near a quarter deck. On the top of her main place called Hut's Gate. This is a royal-mast, was perched a sailor, who spot which he had previously selected thus trium phantly rode into the dock, for his interment, in case he terminated amidst the plaudits of the gazing spec. his life in St. Helena. The comtators. The Etna, the Mersey, and plaint of which he died, is said to be the Runcorn steam-packets, also en- that which terminated the life of his tered, together with flats, row boats, father, a cancer in the chest. and forry boats of various descrip-! « The paths of glory lead but to the grave."
Whale FISHERY.-Sir W. Con- lat. 74.40. long. 14. W.; amongst ice greve having, at his own expense, and fish.—Sir Wm. Congreve will, no sent out some of his rockets on board doubt, rejoice, nay leap mast high, of the Fame whaler, Captain Scoresby, l on hearing that the advantages to the under the idea that they might be ren- nation are likely to be very great, on dered extremely important in the account of his rocket being employed whale fisheries; the following brief in killing the whale; it succeeds beyond communication of the success of the expectation. The results will be exexperiment, just received, cannot but plained on the arrival of his be interesting to the public :-“ Ship “ Most obedient humble servant, Fame, all well, 24th of June, 1821, |
“ Wm. SCORESBY."
COMMERCIAL REPORT, LIVERPOOL, JULY 25, 1821. SINCE the publication of our last, no circumstance has occurred, to produce any change of moment in our market; the demands for the home trade are steady and regular, while the export trade continues extremely depressed : indeed we hardly remember so much inactivity to have pervaded our port, as has latterly been the case ; a continued series of easterly winds has prevented arrivals, until within these last few days past. Vessels are now pouring in from every quarter, and we hope we may see a very good Autumnal trade.
The sales of Cotton were last week on a very limited scale, and are comprised in about 3600 packages, as under:1318 Bags Upland, from 9 d. to 11 d.
50 Mina Geraes, 10d. 305 Orleans, 9 d. to 12d.
204 Demerara, 11d. to 13 d. 40 Tennessee, 9 d.
10 West India, 9d. 190 Sea Islands, 14 d. to 20d.
131 Carthagenas, 73d. 176 Pernams, 13d.
70 Surat, 7 d. to 7 d. 410 Bahias, 11 d. to 12 d.
313 Bengal, 6 d to 6 d. 340 Maranhams, 12 d. to 12 d.
The market is very steady, and the prevailing opinion seems in favour of further improvement, grounded on the short supply received this year, whilst the consumption is on the increase. 870 bags of Cotton, imported from Peru direct, were offered by public sale on the 20th, but withdrawn, as no higher a price than 8 d. per Ib. was offered.
The public sales of British Plantation Sugars have gone off without much change in price; however, brown qualities may be reckoned something lower; the demand is fair though not lively. Coffee is a shade lower; yet the continental markets are particularly brisk for this article. Good ordinary Jamaica Coffee has sold here at 117s. per cwt. Pimento rules at 8d. the imports of this article are now abundant. Still have we to record a great dulness in Spirits : 200 puncheons of Jamaica Rum have been sold to a dealer at about 2s. per gallon, for 16 O. P. an unprecedented low price; common Leewards will not command more than 1s. 4d. to 1s, 5d. per gallon. Geneva is offered at 1s. 8d, to ls. 9d. per gallon, without tempting purchasers. Carolina Rice finds a regular demand at from 13s. to 18s. per cwt.
In Hides, nothing of moment has occurred; the market is steady ; several arrivals from Buenos Ayres will be in course of sale very speedily. The supply of Ashes is very conslderable; the attention of purchasers has been chiefly directed to Montreal Pots, at 345., and United States Pearls, at 40s. 6d. to 41s. per cwt. Dyewoods, generally, are in little request; a parcel of Nicaragua Woods has been sold at £36. per ton; and holders now demand £40. per ton; this article must maintain its value so long as Brasil Wood is unattainable. Dutch and German Oak Bark arrive here to some extent, and find ready sale by their cheapness; the former, at £7.6s. to £7. 158., and the latter, at £6. per ton of 240010 Brimstone sells at £23. 58. to £29. 58. per ton. A parcel of Sicily Shumac, to arrive, ad been sold at 20s. per owt. Naval Stores support their prices; however, a large lo very ordinary Turpentine, from New York, sold at lls. to 11s. 3d. per cwt. Commo American Tar, at 138. 9d. per barrel. Swedish Tar will not fetch above 17s. per bari The consnmers of Tar seem willing purchasers, their stocks being low; but the dealers Tar reluotantly meet the sellers. Spirits of Turpentine are saleable at 64s. per cwt.. Om Oil fetches £70. per ton. Accounts from Greenland við Bremen, bring very promising accounts of the success in that branch of the fishery, which rather unsettles the marke Whale Oil. Pale Seal Oil has been sold at £25. per ton. Tallow finds purchasers at to 50s. for Y. C. Hemp is scarce, and early arrivals will sell well: the best price was per ton. Irish Flax has experienced some demand, and a corresponding improveme price. Fine Timber goes off steadily. Good Hard Wood and Elm are wanted. D would also meet with ready sale.
Grain. Our Corn market does not exhibit symptoms of much energy; the supp! Wheat from Ireland rather exceed the immediate demand. Oats are scarce, and there la has been evinced a desire to speculate in Spring Corn, in consequence of the late una able parching weather. American Flour in Bond, goes off rather at higher prices ; ! tendance at yesterday's market was extremely thin, and very little business was done.
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LONDON : PRINTED AT THE CAXTON PRESS, BY H. FISHER.