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have arrived; ancl His Royal Highness the Duke of Orleans, and Dennis Bowles Daley, Esq., M.P., for Galway, are expected to-morrow. Lord Keith is also expected from "the Downs " with several men-of-war, in honour of the Prince's birth-day.
At the Parish Church, this morning, while the banns were publishing between a young couple, the father of the lady, a Sergeant in the South Gloucester Militia, forbade the banns, the fair candidate to enter the Hymeneal Temple being only sixteen years old.
Brighton, August 13, 1806.
The Grand Ball at the Castle Tavern last night was one of the most splendid which was ever witnessed; never was seen a greater assemblage of beauty and fashion, and the arrangements were in the greatest style of elegance and splendour; the tables were laid out for four hundred persons, and abounded with every delicacy; the wines were excellent, and the whole conferred the greatest credit on the managers. By ten o'clock the Castle Tavern was surrounded with spectators, and carriages from the adjacent neighbourhood began to arrive. At eleven o'clock His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of York, Kent, Cambridge, Sussex, and their suite, entered the Ball Room. Amongst the company present were—
The Duke of Argyle, the Duke of Orleans, the Duke and Duchess De Castries, the Marquis of Headfort, the Marquis and Marchioness of Downshire, the Marchioness of Clanricarde, the Earl and Countes* Berkeley, Lord Dursley, Earl and Countess of Kenmare, Earl Moira, Earl and Countess Barrymore, and Countess Lauderdale, Viscount and Viscountess Gage. Ladies—E. Best, Charlotte Lennox, Honeywood, Smith, and Daly. Lords—Erskine, Arthur Somerset, and Petersham. Generals—Hulse, Lennox, and White. Colonels—Kington, Lee, Gould, Fane, Smith, and Savary. Majors—Bloomfield, Watley, and Onley. The Hon. Mrs Walpole. Mesdames—Fitzherbert and E. Palmer. Masters— Pott and Brown. Messrs.—Sheridan, Walsh Porter, Alexander Davison, Goldsmid, andE. Palmer. The Misses Goldsmid, Smith, and Metcalf. J
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