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in her carriage; the Earl of Barrymore, on horseback, accompanied by Mr Crampton ; the Earl and Countess of Berkeley, on horseback; and Sir John and Lady Lade took an airing towards the Downs; Mrs Fitzherbert, in her barouche and pair, went towards Rottingdean; the Honourable Miss Seymour, attended by her governess, walked along the Marine Parade. Miss Johnson is rather better this morning. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales was among the numerous inquirers after her health. Lord Thurlow went to the New Baths at three o'clock. His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex is expected here after the Prince's birthday, on which day great rejoicings are expected. Miss Brunton, as "Juliana," in The Honeymoon, last night received very great applause, and Mr J. Brunton, as " Tristram Fickle," in The Weathercock, kept the house in bursts of laughter. Mrs and Miss Meade sat in the Prince's box. Earl Craven, Colonel Seaiie, Mr and Mrs Pigou, Mr and Mrs Calvert, and Mr and Mrs Darley were among the company. There have been several donkey parties. The Duke and Duchess of St. Albans are gone to London. The Prince gives a grand dinner, at the Pavilion, this day, to the Duke and Duchess De Castries, the Earl and Countess Berkeley, the Earl and Countess of Barry-more, Lady E. Best, Colonel Lee, and General and Lady Charlotte Lennox. The company before dinner' walked on the lawn of the Pavilion.
Brighton, August 9, 1808.
The town this morning was enlivened by the arrival of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's Dragoons, the Sussex, the North Gloucester, and the Cheshire, who pitched their tents on Church Hill. His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, Lord Charles Somerset, and all the Staff Officers, repaired to Church Hill by eight o'clock in the morning, to view the ground for the encampment; after
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