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which, in some measure, may account for the late numerous arrivals.
Last night the elegantes, attracted by the serenity of the weather, and the beams of the moon, which played beautifully bright on the undulating ocean, promenaded the Steyne to a very late hour. The calmness of to-day, and the dulcet notes of the military bands, bid fair to hold out a similar invitation for the present evening. The Jerusalem ponies have been in high requisition all the morning; not only the young Misses, but the valetudi­narians of the hardier sex seem to consider it no degradation to take their airings on those patient quadrupeds.
The South Gloucester Militia have just returned from their exercising ground, having had a field day. Colonel Wall, who commands the regiment in the absence of Earl Berkeley, fell from his horse, but happily sustained no injury by the accident.
Hamlet and The Waterman are announced (by par­ticular desire) for to-morrow evening. Mrs Fitzherbert patronises Miss Lamb's Concert at the Old Ship the same night. The Green Man had lately the honour of supping at the house of that lady, and, by his eccentricities, afforded the party much amusement.
Bbighton, Oct. 19, 1806.
The rides and promenades have been unusually crowded for several days past. The uncommon fineness of the weather induces the elegantes to display their pretty persons, regardless of old Boreas, to whose blustering rudeness we are sometimes indebted for an accidental display of a graceful leg and a well-turned ankle. The arrivals still continue to be very numerous, and nearly in proportion to the number of departures. Mrs. Fitzherbert and her little protege (Miss Seymour) are
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