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eleven o'clock, on the Brighton Hills; and the South Gloucester, the North Hants, and Nottingham Militia, were formed into a line ; the South Gloucester took the right of the line, and the North Hants the left. They marched in slow and quick time, the bands playing ; then formed into close columns ; and at half-past one were dismissed. There was no company present, it being preparatory to a grand review, which will soon take place, at which his Royal Highness the Duke of York is expected to be present. The ground was very slippery; Earl Berkeley and Major Whatley received each a fall from his horse, but received no other injury than the left knee of their pantaloons being torn.
The Steyne has been very dull to-day : we have not been gratified with the presence of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough are expected here in a few days ; their house is getting in readiness.for their reception. The Earl and Countess of Clermont arrived at four o'clock this after­noon from London. The Earl of Barrymore will entertan a select party to dinner this evening.
The sporting Mr Clark is still here; he has taken lodgings in George Street, and on going up to view the ante-chamber got jammed in the staircase, which is very narrow, and it was with much difficulty he could be extricated, to the great amusement of his brother sportsmen.
The play this night is, by desire of Mrs Cooper, The Honeymoon, with the ballet of The Savage; and, for the first time, The Weathercock; and to-morrow, by desire of Colonel Fane and the officers of the 1st Begiment of Dragoon Guards, will be performed, The School for Scandal, The Drunkard, and The Liar.
At six o'clock His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales walked on the Steyne, in company with Sir John Lade, the Earl of Barrymore, and Mr Crampton, who
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