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ensuing week, on a visit to His Royal Brother. The Duke is a great favourite here, his good nature and suavity of manners endear him to every person, and the Prince never is so happy as when he is with him. The coaches have come down to-day, loaded with com­pany within and without.
Brighton, August 4, 1806.
The Steyne, this evening, is crowded with company The Duke and Duchess De Castries, the Countess of Barrymore, Mrs Fitzherbert, and Miss Seymour, walked for an hour at the front of Donaldson's Library together. The Countess of Jersey, the Earl and Countess of Kenmare, the Earl and Countess Berkeley, Lady F. Osborne, Lady Charlotte Lennox, Sir John and Lady Lade, were amongst the company that graced the Steyne. The prevailing dress was the Gipsey-hat, and pink, lilac, and white mantles ; brown parasols, trimmed with white lace; some of the first-rate elegantes wore dove-coloured stockings and shoes. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales had a large party at the Pavilion this evening, including most of the Nobility here. The Ball at the Castle Tavern was not crowded.
Brighton, August 5, 1806.
Miss Johnston, who has been indisposed for some days, was so much worse yesterday, that Dr. Blane was sent for express, and arrived at twelve o'clock last night; the fever is said to have taken a favourable turn, and that there are some hopes of her recovery. This morning is extremely fine ; numerous parties are going on the water. The Gallant gun-brig is again come to anchor.
Numerous donkey parties are gone towards the Downs and Rotfmgdean.
Earl Craven, Earl Berkeley, General Lennox, Major Whatley, and several other Field Officers arrived, at
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