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The Dean of Westminster, in a surplice and rich cope.
His Majesty's Band.
chains, and badges.
caps in their hands.
The Lord Chief Justice of
the Common Pleas.
The Master of the Rolls.
Privy Councillors, not Peers.
Registrar of the Order of the Garter. Knights of the Garter (not Peers) in the full Habit and Collar of the Order, their
Caps in their hands.
His Majesty's Vice-Chamberlain.
bearing the Crimson Bag with
The Standard of Hanover, borne by the Earl of Mayo.
A Herald, in his Tabard and Collar of ss. The Standard of Ireland, borne
The Standard of Scotland, borne by Lord Beresford.
by the Earl of Lauderdale. The Bishops of England and Ireland, in their Rochets, with their Caps in their hands.
Two Heralds, in their Tabards and Collars of SS.
Two Heralds, in their Tabards and Collars of ss.
The Standard of England, borne by Lord Hill,
Two Heralds, in their Tabards and Collars of SS.
The Union Standard, borne by Earl Harcourt. Marquisses, in their Robes of Estate, their Coronets in their hands. The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's Household, in his Robes of Estate, his Coronet
in his hand, attended by an officer of the Jewel-office in a scarlet mantle, with a Crown embroidered on his left shoulder, bearing a cushion, on which are placed the Ruby Ring and the Sword to be girt about the King. The Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household, in his Robes of Estate, his Coronet
in his hand. The Royal Standard, borne by the Earl of Harrington. King of Arms of the Gloucester King of Hanover King of Ionian Order of St. Michael Arms, in his Tabard, Arms, in his Tabard, and St. Geo. in his Tabard, Crown in his hand.
Crown in his hand. Crown in his hand.
Dukes, in their Robes of Estate, their Coronets in their hands. Ulster King of Arms,
Clarenceux King of Arms, Norroy King of Arms, in his Tabard, in his Tabard,
in his Tabard, Crown in his hand. Crown in his hand.
Crown in his hand. The Lord Privy Seal, in his The Lord President of the Council, Robes of Estate,
in his Robes of Estate, Coronet in his hand.
Coronet in his hand.
his Purse, and attended by his Pursebearer.
Two Serjeants at Arms.
THE REGALIA. St. Edward's Staff,
The Gold Spurs,
The Sceptre with the borne by the
borne by the
Cross, borne by the Marquis of Salisbury, Lord Calthorpe.
Marquis Wellesley. The third Sword,
The second Sword,
borne by the Earl of Galloway,
Duke of Newcastle. Duke of Northumberland.
I'wo Serjeants at Arms.
Usher of the White Rod.
Garter Principal Gentleman of London, in his of Scotland, in King of Arms, Usher of the Gown, Collar, his Tabard, car
in his Tabard, Black Rod, and Jewel, bearing rying his Crown bearing his
bearing his the City Mace. and Sceptre. Crown and Sceptre. Rod. The Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain of England, in his Robes of Estate, his Coronet
and his White Staff in his hand. His Royal Highness the Prince Leopold, in the full habit of thc Order of the Garter,
carrying, in bis right hand, his Baton, as Field Marshal, and, in his left, his Cap and Feathers; his Train borne by gentlemen. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, in his Robes of Estate, carrying, in his right
hand, his Baton, as Field Marshal, and, in his left, his Coronet; his Train borne by
gentlemen. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, in his Robes of Estate, carrying, in his right
hand, his Baton, as Field Marshal, and his Coronet in his left; and his Train borne by gentlemen. His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, in his Robes of Estate, with his Coronet in his
hand, and his Train borne by gentlemen. His Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, in his Robes of Estate, with his Coronet in
his hand, and his Train borne by gentlemen. His Royal Highness the Duke of York, in his Robes of Estate, carrying, in his right
hand, his Baton, as Field Marshal, and his Coronet in his left, and his Train borne by
gentlemen. The High Constable of Ireland,
The High Constable of Scotland, in his Robes, Coronet in his
in his Robes, Coronet in his hand, with his Staff,
hand, with his Staff.
Two Serjeants at Arms. The Deputy Earl The Sword of The Lord High Constable of England, Marshal,
in his Robes, his Coronet in his hand, with his Staff. borne by the
with his Staff; attended by a Page Duke of Dorset. carrying his Baton of Field Marshal.
Two Serjeants at Arms.
the Duke of Duke of Rutland.
in his Robes.
*Devonshire, The Patina,
The Chalice, borne by the
borne by the
borne by the Bishop of
Lord cap of estate, adorned with Lord
Peers, assisted by the Master of
the Groom of the Robes. [When the King quitted the throne to take his place in the prcccssion, bis Majesty advanced alone with a firm step, until he reached the first flight of descending steps from the platform. The King there paused for an instant, and looked around as if waiting assistance; a gentleman in a scarlet uniform advanced, and tendered it, when his Majesty,
Lord High Steward.
the Coronet of the A Gentleman carrying
with his right hand leaning upon the shoulder of this gentleman, descended the steps, and when he came upon the area of the Hall his Majesty dismissed the gentleman who had assisted him, and whose name we were unable to learn, and said, in a tone distinctly audible--" I thank you, Sir.” The King then
advanced beneath the canopy of the Barons of the Cinque Ports, and passed beyond it. The bearers of the canopy made no advance to uphold it over the King as he went forth from the Hall. His Majesty walked several yards before it, and stopped in front of the steps leading to the throne, while his pages unfolded and displayed his train.]
His Majesty was followed by them. Captain of the Yeomen
Gold Stick of the Life Captain of the Band of the Guard, in his
Guards in waiting,
of Gentlemen Pene robes of estate,
in his robes,
sioners, in his robes coronet in his
coronet in his
of estate, coronet in hand.
The Private Solicitors to his Majesty.
His Majesty's Pages, in full state liveries.
His Majesty's Footmen, in full state liveries. Exons of the Yeomen of
Yeomen of the
Exons of the Yeomen of
Clerk of the Cheque to the Yeomen of the Guard.
to the Gentlemen Pensioners. Yeomen of the Guard closed the Procession. The Procession from the Hall to the Abbey. || several parts of this splendid Procession, -At 35 minutes before eleven, the clan- conveyed to the mind an idea of all that gour of the trumpets gave notice that the was brilliant in feudał grandeur, and superb procession was moving from Westminster | in chivalry, and was finely set off by the Hall; and very soon afterwards, Miss | venerable piles of Gothic architecture which Fellowes, the King's Herb-woman, attended commenced and terminated the line of its by her six maids, were seen scattering march. The galleries, too, which covered Howers on the blue cloth with which the the fronts of houses in the adjoining streets, centre of the platform was carpeted. Miss being many of them richly decorated, and Fellowes and her maids appeared to have filled with spectators elegantly dressed, and studied their parts very attentively. Ophelia chiefly females, reminded us of the days of herself could not have dealt out the gar- jousts and tournaments, and the grace
and den's sweets with finer theatrical effect liveliness of such fascinating shows. The than the modern Flora displayed.---While excitement also which pervaded the whole the Procession was moving slowly along multitude, and the acclamations which the platform towards the Abbey, we had rent the air from innumerable voices, gave an opportunity of witnessing from the bat- a living interest to that ceremonial on tlements the combined effect of all the which heraldry seemed to have expended circumstances connected with that part of all its invention. the ceremony below. Being able to com- But when the eye was carried to some mand nearly the whole length of the little distance above, groups were seen platform, we saw the regal pomp which covering the tops of houses which comgraced it, winding along under the most manded only a distant view, while the picturesque aspect that it could possibly steady brightness of the day threw over the present. The solemn order, the variegated metropolis and surrounding country that costume, and the excessive richness of the air of summer cheerfulness which was so
completely in unison with the vivacity of accurate calculation upon their powers of the scene. The River formed a noble | endurance, for in the seats opposite the feature in this view, covered as it was with western gate of the Abbey, the only persons decorated vessels, from which the eye that who sunk under the heat of the weather, or traversed the whole prospect, rested in the inconvenience of early rising, were two repose on the woods of Kensington. To | gentlemen, who were removed in a faintview this great city and its surrounding ing state. country, under circumstances of greater The form of the Procession issuing from and more diversified attractions, would be the Abbey was precisely the same as we impossible; and rarely does it happen that have already described, except only that on such an elaborate exhibition of human | its return the Aldermen wore their hats, grandeur is. so aided by accident as the Judges their coifs, the Peers their coromake it doubtful whether it was more nets, and his majesty his Crown. As the brilliant in its design, or auspicious in its Procession proceeded, the Marquis of Louexecution.
donderry, who walked alone, again caught During the Procession, the Marquis of the attention of the spectators, and was Londonderry, whose commanding figure greeted with loud cheering and clapping of attracted general notice, was loudly and hands. His lordship frequently showed his repeatedly cheered as he passed along; the acknowledgments for the compliments thus Noble Marquis bowed, and seemed highly paid him. gratified at receiving this mark of public As the canopy approached, every eye attention. But it would be difficult to was again on the stretch to catch a glimpse describe arlequately the enthusiasın with of the King, and every hand was uplifted which the appearance of his Majesty was
to manifest satisfaction at his presence. hailed by all classes. The Ladies and Gen- His majesty appeared in good health, but tlemen in the booths stood up, the Gentle- rather fatigued from the length of the ceremen uncovered (as were the populace who mony, and the great heat of the day. stood between the booths and the platform,) The Procession re-entered the Hall about and nothing was heard from the many || four o'clock, immediately after which those thousands of persons present, but one persons who occupied the seats near the unanimous expression of esteem and vene- | Abbey, immediately withdrew. ration. His Majesty appeared to feel deeply THE CEREMONIES IN THE ABBEY. sensible of this mark of devotion and attach- On the arrival of the Procession in the ment on the part of his people, and ex- || Abbey, the Herb-woman and her maids pressed his satisfaction by bowing repeatedly with the Serjeant Porter, remained at the to those persons who were more immedi- entrance within the great West door, and ately within his view.
the Drums and Trumpets filed off to their The wholc Procession had entered the gallery over the entrance door. Thc Choirs Abbey at a quarter past eleven, and here of the Chapel Royal and of Westminster surely nothing could equal the splendour immediately proceeded, with his Niajesty's of the whole scene. The fineness of the Band, to the organ gallery; and, on his day had attracted thousands of beautiful || Majesty's entering the Abley, the Choir and elegantly-dressed females to the nu- commenced singing the Anthem : “ I was merous boxes and galleries, which had been glad when they said unto me, We will go fitted up in every quarter from which it into the House of the Lord.” was possible ta obtain a view of the pro- The Peers and Peeresses at the same cession ; and before four o'clock a great time took their seats to the right and left portion of the seats were occupied. Indeed of the Coronation Chair. the ladies appeared to have consented to The Prebendaries, and Dean of Westsuffer the greatest inconveniences rather | minster, filed off to the left, at about the than lose an opportunity of witnessing this middle of the nave, and there awaited the splendid spectacle; and apparently with an King's coming into the church; when they
again fell into the procession next before during which, his Majesty was standing, the Kings of Arms, who preceded the and turned towards the people, on the side Great Officers.
on which the Recognition was made; the That part of the procession preceding the people replying to this demand with loud Knights Commanders of the Bath, Knights || and repeated acclamations of “ God save Grand Crosses of the said Order, and their || King George the Fourth ;” and at the last Officers, the Clerks of the Privy Council in Recognition, the trumpets sounded and the ordinary, the Privy Counsellors, the Register drums beat. of the Garter, Vice Chamberlain, Comp- His Majesty was then scated; and the troller and Treasurer of his Majesty's House Bible, the Chalice, and Patina, were carried hold, and Peers, were then conducted to to, and placed upon, the Altar by the their seats by the Officers of Arms. Bishops who had borne them in the Pro
The Prebendaries of Westminster went cession. to their places near the Altar; the Serjeants The two Officers of the Wardrobe then at Arms to their places near the Theatre. | spread rich cloth of gold, and laid a The Standards were delivered by the hearers cushion of the same for his Majesty to of them to pages at the entrance of the kneel upon, at the steps of the Altar. The Choir, and resuined and borne in the return. | Archbishop of Canterbury put on his cope, The Princes of the Blood Royal were con- and the Bishops, who were to sing the Liducted to their seats as Peers. The Prince tany, were also vested in their copes. Leopold to the royal box. The Barons of The Offering - The King, attended by the the Cinque Ports bearing the Canopy, and two Bishops, his supporters, the Dean of the Gentlemen Pensioners, remained at the Westminster, and the Noblemen bearing entrance of the Choir.
the regalia and the four swords, passed 10 The King, ascending the Theatre, passed the Altar; where his Majesty uncovered, on the South side of the Throne to his and kneeling upon the cushion, made his Chair of State on the East side thereof, first offering of a pall or altar-cloth of gold: opposite to the Altar, and after his private it was delivered by the Lord Chamberlain devotion (kneeling down upon the fald- to the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, stool,) took his seat, the two Bishops, his and by his Lordship to the King, who supporters, standing on each side, the Noble- delivered it to the Archbishop of Cantermen bearing the four swords on his right || bury, by whom it was placed on the Altar. hand, the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain | The Treasurer of the Household then and the Lord High Constable on his left; | delivered an ingot of gold, of one pound the Great Officers of State, the Deputy weight, being the second offering, to the Earl Marshal, the Dean of Westminster, Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, who the Noblemen hearing the Regalia, Train | having presented the same to the King, bearers, with Deputy Garter, the Lord Lyon, his iviajesty delivered it to the Archbishop, the Lord Mayor of London, and Black Rod, || to be by him put into the oblation basin. standing about the King's Chair. At this | Ilis Majesty continuing to kneel, the
prayer time the spectacle in the Abbey was in the “O God who dwellest in the high and holy highest degree imposing and magnificent. place,” was said by the Archbishop. At
The Recognition.-Upon the conclusion the conclusion of this prayer, the King of the Anthem, the Lord Archbishop of rose, and was conducted to the Chair of Canterbury, together with the Lord Chan State, on the South side of the area. The cellor, the Deputy Lord Great Chamberluin, regalia, except the swords, were delivered the Lord High Constable, and Deputy Earl || by the several noblemen who bore the Marshal, preceded by the Deputy Garter, same to the Archbishop, and by his Grace moved to the East side of the Theatre, to the Dean of Westminister, to be laid on where the Archbishop made the Recogni- the Altar: the noblemen then returned w tion, and repeated the same at the South- | their piaces. West and North sides of the Theatre ; The Service. The Litany was then read No. 151.– Vol. XXIV.