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Recorder of London, eight barons pell, sir John Doyle, sir George of the Cinque-ports, sir John Murray, sir Richard Browning, Borlase Warren, sir A. Clarke, sir George Townsend, sir C. Morsir James Saumarez, sir Richard rice Pole, sir W. H. Clinton, sir John Strachan, sir Alexander Gordon Drummond, sir Geo. Forrester, sir Brent Spencer, Cockburn, sir Thomas Foley. lord William Bentinck, sir Gal. During this scene the ladies braith Lowry, sir Henry Calvert, and gentlemen from the galleries sir Thomas Maitland, sir Henry promenaded up and down beJohnson, sir B. Tarlton, sir G. tween the tables, and occasionally Hewitt, sir Hildebrand Oakes. partook of the refreshments which
were so abundantly supplied. On the outside of the Table.
At twenty minutes to five The archbishop of York, the o'clock, the lord great chamberbishop of Bangor, the bishops of lain directed the hall to be cleared, St. David's, St. Asaph, Chester, preparatory to Orford, Landaff, Ossory, Cloyne,
THE BANQUET. and Limerick.
Viscount Palmerstone, earl His majesty's dinner being Yarmouth, lord Charles Bentinck, ready, garter king at arms sumlord Binning, the right hon. the moned the necessary officers to Speaker, the right hon. Henry prepare to serve it up.. The rePierpoint, the right hon. Charles quisite arrangements being made, Bathurst, sir Evan Nepean, the his majesty came from his retir. right hon. Nicholas Vansittart, ing room, still wearing the crown; sir John Nicholl, sir Thomas and the moment lie again showed Plomer, the right hon. Sturges himself, he was received with Bourne, sir Richard Richards, reiterated shouts of applause. chief baron of the exchequer; His majesty now seated himself the right hon. John Becket, sir on his throne with infinite grace, John Leach, sir Robert Dallas, his train-bearers throwing the chief justice of the Common train of his robe over the back : Pleas; sir Samuel Shepherd, sir and he then delivered his orb George Ousley, sir John Bayley, to the duke of Devonshire, and sir George Holroyd, sir George the sceptre to the duke of NorWood, sir Wm. Garrow, Alder- folk. Every one now looked men sir Claudius S. Hunter, with the greatest anxiety down George Scholey, esq. sir Wm. the hall, in the anticipation of Domville, Samuel Birch, esq. seeing the lord high constable, Matthew Wood, esq. Christopher the lord high steward, the Smith, esq. John Atkins, esq. marquis of Anglesea, and the George Bridges, esq. Christopher earl marshal, enter on horseback Magnay, esq. Wm. Heygate, esq. with the first course. Previous sir Robert Albion Cox, the to this the knights grand crosses, sheriffs of London, the eight as well as the knights of the barons of the Cinque-ports, sir Bath, had been summoned to the Samuel Achmuty, sir Henry Wel- hall, and at length the proceslesley, sir Edward Paget, sirsion approached in the following George Nugent, sir William Kep- order :
The First Course was then served in the following order :
Six Attendants on the Clerk Comptroller.
Two Clerks of the Kitchen, in Black Gowns. The Clerk Comptroller, in a Velvet Gown trimmed with Silver
Lace. Three Clerks of the Board of Green Cloth, in scarlet mantles.
The Secretary of the Board of Green Cloth.
The Master of his Majesty's Household.
The Treasurer of
Four Serjeants at Arms, with their Maces.
caparisoned : The Deputy Earl Mar- The Lord High The Lord High shal of England, bearing Steward with his Constable, with the Earl Marshal's Staff, White Staff, his the Constable's and his Coronet on his Coronet on his Staff, and his Head, attended by a Head.
Coronet on bis Page.
by two Pages. Four Serjeants at Arms, with their Maces. Gentlemen Pensioners, bearing the Dishes of Meat.
As this procession approached of the duke of Wellington's the throne, his majesty seemed horse. to regard it with great satisfac- Lord Howard of Effingham tion-and indeed the magnifi- rode on the left. cence of the scene beggars all All the noble lords were atdescription. Every person stood tended by their pages and grooms up, and every eye was directed in appropriate dresses. to the ceremony. The duke of Then came twenty gentlemen Wellington rode a beautiful pensioners attired in fanciful coswhite charger, richly caparisoned, tume with ruffs, and each bearing with a plume of white feathers, a gold covered dish. surmounted with some heron's On reaching the foot of the feathers, on its head. He was platform, the horsemen stopped himself dressed in his full robes while the clerks of the kitchen, as a peer, with his constable's advanced to the royal table. The staff in his hand.
gentlemen pensioners then asThe marquis of Anglesea, ascended the platform and delivered lord high steward, rode in the their dishes to the clerks of the centre upon his golden dun, like- kitchen, by whom they were wise richly caparisoned. He wore placed on the table. his full robes, with his coronet on After a short pause, when all his head. The plume on his the members of the procession horse's head was similar to that had resumed their places, the by the
whole moved back, the horsemen the dukes of Sussex, Cambridge, backing their chargers with great and Gloucester; and on his left, precision.
the dukes of York and Clarence. The deputy lord great cham- The lord of the manor of berlain, with his majesty's cup- Wymondley, assisted bearer, the earl of Abingdon, and king's cup-bearer and his ashis assistant the earl of Verulam, sistant, then received from the preceded by the black rod, re- officer of the Jewel-house, and, ceived then from the officer of the kneeling, presented to his maJewel-house, the gilt basin and jesty, a silver-gilt cup, containewer for his majesty, and was at- ing wine; and his majesty having tended by the lord of the manor drank thereof, returned the cup of Heydon with the towel. The to him for bis fee. king rising, and delivering his The duke of Argyll, as great sceptre to the lord of the manor master of the household of Scotof Worksop, and the orb to the land, then presented a gold cup bishop standing on his left-hand, of wine ; and his majesty having the cup-bearer poured out the drunk thereof, returned the cup water on his majesty's hand, the to him for his fee. lord of the manor of Heydon
THE CHALLENGE. holding the towel. His majesty having wiped his hands, returned The way to the bottom of the the towel to the lord of the hall was now again cleared, to manor.
make room for the approach of His majesty then proceeded to the champion, Mr. Dymoke, who dinner.
was soon afterwards seen in his On the king's right hand stood full suit of armour under the the lord of the manor of Work- porch of the triumphal arch. sop holding the sceptre; next to Both his own helmet and his him on the same side, the lords horse's head were decorated with bearing the four swords : on his luxuriant plumes, the one conmajesty's left hand, the duke of taining 27 ostrich feathers, and Devonshire with the orb, and the other 16. The trappings of next to him the deputy lord great the horse were also of a splendid chamberlain, and next to him the description. duke of Rutland, bearing the The procession moved in the sceptre with the dove.
following order : On the king's right hand sat Two Trumpets with the Champion's Arms on their banners.
The Serjeant Trumpeter with his Mace on his Shoulder.
Two Serjeants at Arms with their Maces on their Shoulders. The Champion's two Esquires, in half Armour, one on the Right
Hand, bearing the Champion's Lance, the other on the Left Hand, with the Champion's Target, and the Arms of Dymoke depicted thereon.
A Herald, with a paper in his hand containing the challenge. Vol. LXIII.
The Deputy Earl
Marshal on Horseback, in his Robes and Coro
net, with the Earl Marshal's Staff in bis Hand, attended by a
The Champion on Horse
back, in a complete
with a Gauntlet in his
The Lord High Constable in his Robes and Coronet, and ColJar of his Order, on Horseback,
with the Constable's Staff, attended by two
Four Pages, richly apparelled, attendants on the Champion.
At the entrance into the hall, Lastly, they advanced to the the trumpets sounded thrice, and steps of the throne, where the the passage to the king's table herald (and those who preceded being cleared by the knight him) ascending to the middle of marshal, the herald with a loud the steps, proclaimed the chalvoice proclaimed the champion's lenge in the like manner; when challenge, in the words follow- the champion having thrown down ing:
his gauntlet, and received it “ If any person, of what de- again from the herald, made a gree soever, high or low, shall low obeisance to the king : then deny or gainsay our Sovereign the cup-bearer, having received Lord King George the Fourth, from the officer of the Jewelof the United Kingdom of Great house, a gold cup and cover Britain and Ireland, Defender of filled with wine, presented the the Faith, son and next heir to same to the king, and his majesty our Sovereign Lord King George after drinking to the champion, the Third, the last king, deceased, sent the cup-bearer to him with to be right heir to the imperial the cup. The champion (having crown of this United Kingdom, put on his gauntlet) received it, or that he ought not to enjoy the made a low obeisance to the same, here is his Champion, who king, and drank the wine ; after saith that he lieth, and is a false which, making another low obeitraitor ; being ready in person to sance to his majesty, and being combat with him, and in this accompanied as before, he left quarrel will adventure his life the hall, taking with him the cup against him on what day soever and cover as his fee. he shall be appointed."
PROCLAMATION OF THE Whereupon the champion threw
STYLES. down his gauntlet ; which, having lain a short time
the ground, Immediately after, Garter, atthe herald took it up, and de- tended by Clarenceux, Norroy, livered it again to the champion. Lyon, Ulster, and the rest of the
They then advanced to the officers of arms, proclaimed his middle of the hall, where the majesty's styles in Latin, French, ceremony was again performed in and English, three several times: the same manner.
first, upon the uppermost step of the elevated platform; next, in bumper, and proposed the health the middle of the hall; and lastly, of his most gracious majesty at the bottom of the hall; the George the Fourth, with three, officers of arms before each pro- times three. This was drank with clamation crying, “ Largesse,” in the most rapturous enthusiasm, the usual manner.
the ladies waving their handkerDinner being concluded, the chiefs, and the gentlemen relord mayor and twelve principal peatedly cheering. citizens of London, as assistants His majesty frequently bowed to the chief butler of England, to all round the hall. accompanied by the king's cup- The lord chancellor said, they bearer and assistant, presented io would have drank a subject's his majesty wine in a gold cup; health with three times three, and the king having drank thereof, and ought to have drank the returned the gold cup to the lord king's health with nine times mayor as his fee.
nine. The mayor of Oxford, with The choir of Westminster-abbey the eight other burgesses of that then sung the anthem of “ God city, as assistants to the lord save the King,” accompanied by mayor and citizens of London, the king's band; and when they as assistant to the chief butler of came to the words, “ Scatter England in the office of butler, his enemies," “ Frustrate their was then conducted to his ma- knavish tricks,” the assembled jesty, preceded by the king's cup- multitude renewed their shouts bearer, and having presented to and acclamations. His majesty the king a bowl of wine, received bowed with great condescension, the three maple cups for his fee. and immediately afterwards sig
The lord of the manor of nified his royal pleasure thus : Lyston, pursuant to his claim, “ The king thanks his peers; then brought up a charger of he drinks their health, and the wafers to his majesty's table. health of his good people."
The duke of Atholl, as lord of The peers and all present the Isle of Man, presented his bowed, and instantly afterwards majesty with two falcons.
filled the hall with their acclama. The duke of Montrose, as tions of Long live King George master of the horse to the king, the Fourth !" performed the office of serjeant The king having dined, “ Non of the silver scullery.
Nobis Domine” was sung by all The lord of the barony of Bed- the choir who were present, in a ford performed the office of al- very superior style. moner; and the office of chief The lord chancellor and several larderer was performed by the other noblemen, then had the deputy of the earl of Aber- honour of kissing his majesty's gavenny.
hand. Shortly afterwards his maDuring the performance of jesty quitted the hall; and, amid these ceremonies there were re- the plaudits of the people, repeated bursts of applause, and turned in his private carriage to exclamations of "s God bless the Carlton-house. King !"
Immediately after his majesty A noble lord then filled a had retired, there was, as is usual