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other saddle horses, with doors opening into the area beneath the Dome; and twenty-three for coach-horses, opening into a square yard of the eastern wing. The western wing, not yet finished, will comprise a spacious riding house, with appropriate apartments; and the whole, when completed, will form the grandest pile of buildings, for equestrian accommodation, in Europe.
Mr Thunder is erecting an elegant Music Room, for the exhibition of his improved pianofortes, and for the performance of concerts, &c. The situation is the most eligible that could have been chosen, being near the New Inn,* in North Street.
This night the entertainments at the Theatre are for the benefit of Mr J. Brunton, under the patronage of the Duchess of Marlborough. His own merits would procure him a bumper, but the patronage of her Grace will insure him all the adjacent nobility ; so that we expect not only a crowded but brilliant audience. The performances are, The Wife of Two Husbands, the dance of Goody Tivo Shoes, and Catherine and Petruchio. Miss Brunton plays the high-spirited "Kate;" "Petruchio" may, with great truth, call her his bonny " Kate." Powell, at Lewes, has very wisely engaged her for his benefit; also Mr J. Brunton, Mr Murray, and Mr Bennet. George Barnwell will be performed at Lewes, to-night, for the joint benefit of Mr and Mrs Dormer, and Mr and Mrs Whaley.
Brighton, Oct. 2, 180G.
Notwithstanding the season is so far advanced, this town is fuller of company now than it has been at any period during the summer. Houses are so scarce that several families have been compelled to go away for want of accommodation. The Prince is expected here daily,
* Now the Clarence Hotel, of which Mr Thomas Rose is the much-respected owner and proprietor, and the Music Room named was erected on the ground whereon the present model lodging-houses stand.
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