The Ball was opened by Lord Petersham and the beautiful Miss Goldsmid. The ladies were most elegantly dressed. The prevailing costume was silver tissue, and the head dresses folded in the Grecian style. The Marchioness of Clanricarde wore a pearl tiara, with a diamond cornet comb. The Misses Goldsmid also wore a profusion of diamonds. The comb, with the Prince's plume, and the motto, Ieh Dien, was universal.
Mr Brookrnan displayed uncommon taste in his arrangement of the ladies' head dresses.
At two o'clock His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, his Royal Brothers, and the whole Prince's party, returned to the Pavilion, where much mirth and good humour continued until a late hour this morning. The remainder of the company sat down to supper, and did not separate until five o'clock.
Lord Erskine left Brighton at half-past twelve last night, for London.
At seven o'clock this morning Admiral Lord Keith, with two 74 gun ships, hove in sight, but could not make way, the weather being unfavourable. His Lordship came on shore at eleven o'clock, and dines this day at the Pavilion. The wind has blown so very hard towards the shore, that the ships could not come near enough for a full view of them to be obtained; his Lordship came ashore in a cutter.
It has rained the entire night, and this morning is most unfavourable for the Grand Review at the Devil's Dyke.
Six o'clock p.m.
At ten o'clock the troops consisting of the Royal Horse Artillery, the King's Dragoon Guards, the Carabineers, and 4th Dragoons, began to move towards the ground; and by half-past twelve were formed. At half-past one His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales,