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of St. Alban's was prevented, by a slight indisposition, from being there. Her Grace and the Duke intend leaving Brighton to-morow.
" The Earl of Barrymore gave a grand dinner to the Earl of Darlington, Sir John Lade, Mr Hellish, and several other gentlemen. The Theatre is crowded.
" Nine o Clock.
"His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales left Brighton at half-past seven this evening, for London. It is said, in consequence of an express he received at two o'clock this day."
This state of matters relative to racing continued for some years, but the races eventually declined; in the year 1816 they were suspended, and remained in abeyance till 1819, when means were taken to resuscitate them. The Brighton Herald of July 31st, of that year, thus speaks of the same:— "The town is in the meridian blaze of gaiety; would that every town in the kingdom exhibited such emblems of joy and pleasure as Brighton. The Race Hill at this moment is covered by an immense assemblage of persons. The equipages are numerous, dazzling and elegant. The equestrians, for the most part, are all well mounted, and those on foot include a very considerable portion of respectable individuals. The scene is truly enlivening; the Duke of York, who, accompanied by Colonel Cooke and Mr Dighton, arrived here on Sunday, is among the spectators. There is also a long list of noble­men and gentlemen of sporting celebrity. The common observation is that Brighton never shone in such splendour. Those who have so spiritedly come forward to re-establish the races have now the gratification to perceive that their efforts have proved decidedly successful. The sports yesterday were exceedingly good and consisted of a sweepstakes of twenty guineas each, won by Lord
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