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The unusual assemblage of nobility and other persons of distinction at this place, we understand, will occasion the balls at the Castle Tavern to be kept open till Christmas.
Brighton, Deo. 26, 1808. The fashionable visitors to Brighton are as follows :—
His Grace the Duke of Leinster, Lord Viscount Boyne, Hon. Miss Hamilton, Lord R. E. H. Somerset, Viscountess Boyne, George Henskell, Esq., Josh. Hunter, Esq., and Richard Launder, Esq.
The departures include the following:—
The Hon. Mrs W. W. Pole and family, Hon. Mrs Bouverie, Hon. Mrs W. Villiers, Lady Ann Wyndham, Lord Viscount Petersham, W. Ellice» Esq., Col. Ruller and family, Hon. John Byng and family, Thomas Crookenden, Esq., Miss Lambton, and Chailes Scott Murray, Esq.
The Prince, contrary to what was lately understood, does not spend his holidays at the Pavilion. His Royal Highness is, however, expected here shortly after the ceremony of his laying the first stone of the New Theatre, at Covent Garden, for which the present weather is rather unpropitious.
On Saturday morning, at eight a.m., a large dismasted vessel was observed in the offing, towed by a man of war brig to the westward. A boat was imme­diately put off to observe the motions of the brig and her apparent prize, and to see whether she was a friend or an enemy. On the boat approaching, she found the brig to be an English vessel, and that the ship in tow was a transport, No. 177 (the Nelson, of London), which had been picked up at sea, without a soul on board, about 12 leagues south of Fairlight. It is supposed she had been captured by a French privateer, who, after plundering her, and taking out her crew, &c, had turned her adrift.
On Wednesday, as a fisherman was standing on the East Cliff, he observed a cock pheasant flying along the shore, to which he and several others immediately gave
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