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with spectators. The Steyne was crowded until eleven o'clock, in expectation of the Prince's arrival. The Colonnade before Donaldson's Library was filled with Ladies, who seemed to take a lively interest in the bets ; Sancho, the favourite; 5 to 4 on him. In the afternoon the report of his illness gained ground, and produced 7 to 4 against him. The celebrated Buckle, who is to ride Sancho, was on the Steyne, and did not appear in "tip-top" spirits.
Robert Potts, Esq., and family and Mrs Wilgrasse arrived yesterday at their elegant house on the Marine Parade. Dr. Wilgrasse is expected this day. The Heir at Law and Three Weeks after Marriage were performed last night, by desire of Mrs G. Torrane.
At two o'clock this morning His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales arrived at the Pavilion; and since five the town is in a bustle, preparing for Lewes. It is said, the match will take place at twelve o'clock. At the Castle Tavern, last night, bets ran even.
Brighton, July 81, 180G.
The Steyne, last night, was fuller than at any preceding time this season. Mr Mellish, Mr Burke, Mr Derby, and Mr Crampton laid bets on leaping over handkerchiefs, rails, &c. Mr Crampton was the hero ; but much as he excelled, it was nothing to the leap he made at Harrogate, from the ball-room into the very high orchestra. Mr Hawke made a match to run a given distance with Mr Mellish, giving Mr Mellish five yards, and Mr Hawke won. There were many matches between boys, supported by gentlemen. The Earl and Countess Berkeley, the Earl and Countess of Barrymore, and Sir John and Lady Lade, were among the spectators. The entertainments at the Theatre to-night are, The Heir at Law, the wonderful Richer on the Tight Rope, and The Turnpike Gate.
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