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lighted by the grandeur and diversity of the fire The upper and lower pictures on each side works during two hours, the period of their con are connected in subjects, those beneath being tinuance, without intermission. Some of the Il sequels to those above; they are illustrative of most splendid and heantiful were seen to ascend he origin and effects of war the deliverance of from near the Royal Booth. When the appear. Europe from tyrapyy--the restoration of the ance of the fire works seemed to slacken, the can Bourbons by the aid of the allies--the retaro of non again began to roar in the neighbourhood of reace, and its happy consequences and the the temple. Many guns were then fired in triumph of Britain under the government of the quick and terrific succession. A cloud of smoke
Pripce Regent. was soon formed, so as completely to envelope On the first side, Strife, as described by the the temple, hiding it wholly from the eyes of the ancient poets, is represented as expelled from spectators. The volumes of smoke and flame || heaven, and sent to excite dissensions among gave a complete image of " the dire hot breath of
mnen. Jupiter is seen (accompanied by other war” rolling along with terrific but pleasing | "livinities) dismissing her from above, and the grandeur.
inhabitants of the earth are flying, terrified at The chief fault of the amusement, how. her approach. ever, was its insufferable length, in con
The lower picture represents the effects of her sequence of the wearisome repetition of descent. On one side, the Cyclops are forging the same fire-works. Whatsoever is not the
implements of war-Mars, in his car, driven by object of reason, and sanctioned by its high || Bellona, and hurried on by the Furies, is overordinances, cannot bear to be seen often.
turning all before him. In the back grond are In the mean time, most unfortunately, the seer towns on fire, and a desolated plain. In beautiful Chinese edifice on the bridge, from front are, Charity flying in dismay–Trath and which many of the grandest fire-works were dis Justice quitting the earth-and Hope lingering charged, and which presented so fine an appear. || behind. ance, by some accident took fire. At first it was
The second side represents Europe struggling supposed that the building was not really affect
with Tyranny. He is tearing off her diadem, ed, but the violence of the flames, and the de
and trampling on her balance:-at his feet, scent of lighted fragments of wood into the water beneath, soon removed all doubt. The engines among emblems of Religion, Justice, &c. Liberty
lies prostrate-Wisdom brandishing the fulmen, were brought to bear upon it so promptly, that
is descending to the rescue of Europe. the bridge was saved from destruction, even after part of it had taken fire. After the Pagoda bad
In the picture beneath, the genius of France is been burning for a considerable time it suddenly restoring the sceptre to the dynasty of the Bourgave way, and the part from the third pyramid || bons, personified by a female seated on a throne, story to the top, fell blazing with a tremendous
in a regal inantle, ornamented with fleur de lis. crash into the water. The engines having been
On one side of her Britannia, Spain, and Portuready on the spot, and brought to bear with great gal, and on the other Russia, Prussia, Austria, promptness and effect, soon succeeded in extin and Sweden, are witnessing the event with deguishing the remainder. We regret to say, that light :- a groupe of subjects behind are expresstwo persons were understood to have been severe
ing their joy and homage, and Genii are descendJy injured; both of whom are since dead.
ing with emblems of Peace, Plenty, Justice,
Honour, Liberty, igion, &c. At one end of THE TEMPLE OF CONCORD. the composition, Strength is driving out Anarchy, Short description of the allegorical Transparent | is inscribing on a shield the names of the great
Fraud, and Rebellion at the other end, Victory Paintings, designed and executed by Messrs. Howard, Stothard, Smirke, Woodforde, Dawe, Commanders of the allied powers, and Fame is Hilton, &c. forming part of the decorations of sounding her trumpet.
On the third side, Peace is seen in the clouds the Temple erected in the Green Park.
with her olive branch; Time looks at her with By this time the guns had ceased firing, and transport, and the Earth hails her returu. the temple began to appear, not only from the Beneath is represented her reign, or the resmoke of the guns having disappeared to a con turn of the golden age. She is surrounded by siderable degree, but from the extraordinary | Plenty, the rural Deities, Agriculture, Commerce, change in its own appearance. It now presented the Arts, Minerva, and the Muses. an appearance of astonishing grandeur and The fourth side displays a colossal statue of brilliancy as the Temple of Peace. So inagnifi- | the Prince Regent crowned by Victory Disorder cent was the spectacle presented to the eye, that is chained by Force to the pedestal-Truth and it was received with an immediate and universal Justice are returning on earth and Britannia is burst of applause. The whole fabric was so com looking up to heaven with gratitude for the bless. pletely illuminated as to appear a building of |ings of his governinent. fire, but having, at the same time, the pedestal, Below is the triumph of Britain.Britannia is pillars, and all the other parts distinctly and in a car of state, accompanied by Neptune with accurately visible, with all the decorations. his trident, and Mars displaying the British:
standard-Fame and Victory attend upon her any thing approaching to an adequate descripshe is preceded by Prudence, Temperance, Jus tion. The naval display commenced by an action tice, and Fortitude, and followed by the Arts, l between two British and two American frigates. Coinmerce, Industry, and the Domestic Virtues. || The first broadside was bardly fired when ample
The Royal Booth and the adjoining' gallery testimony was borne to the propriety of choosing were illuminated by the names of the officers of such a spectacle for the gratification of Englishthe army, in vivid letters, formed by lamps.
men. No sooner was the first shot heard, than The effect was graud in every part of this exten the general anxiety for the honour of our trident sive arrangement, and creditable to the taste of was so great, that the shows and boribs poured those who conceived and executed it.
out their myriads, who rúshed upon the shores
of the Serpentine, to cheer our brave tars with HYDE PARK.
their presence, and share the honour of the naval Hyde Park, without the advantages of pago-flag. Porter at once lost all the unbounded indas or fortresses, was not withont its share of fluence of its nature and its name. Romeo ranted attraction; its extent of view, the openness of and Juliet whived to spectators who possessed the scene, and consonant coolness of the air,
no faculty but motion, and who knew no anxiety would of themselves have made it a refuge from but seeing the battle. Even the balloon, with all the deep and close sultriness of the other Parks.
its silks and flags, its cars and gases, failed to But if it had neither tower por temple, it had
rivet its admirers, and of poor Mr. Sadler it might booths in profusion, and (never to be forgotten) | fairly be said that it was all up with him, even the wide and peopled magnificence of the Ser
before he ascended from the earth-for the fight pentine. The booths had, since Sunday, (July | had begun. The Yankee frigates lay at anchor, 29,) been growiug in ali their dimensions with the English of course were no sooner under sail surprising variety and rapidity. Nothing could
than they made all possible haste to be with them; be more luxuriant, various, and finely disdainful the English had no sooner weighed anchor than of regularity, than their whole growth. In Mil- they felt the effect of a fine top-gallant breeze ton's phrase,
from the west, and under close reefed topsails « Nature revels here, in all her virgin fancies,
they came down upon the enemy most gallantly.
The action was commenced by a broadside from « Wild without art or rule-enormous bliss.”
the English vessel, the moment she got alongside Booths round, square, triangular, and polygo- the enemy, which was quickly returned; the nal, waving with flags of all nations; ensigns former then luffed, passed under the stern of the fabricated of those habiliinents which once en
Yankee, and 'raked her as she passed; then joyed other honours on the forms of female love-ranging on her starboard beam, she poured in a liness and manly vigour; dilapidated petticoats, second broadside, and a desperate cannonade was pantaloons with a single leg, old sheets glittering commenced, and kept up for a considerable time, with the insignia of the Regent, and fac-similes from both vessels. The second frigate followed of the illustrious Wellington, covered the ground the noble example set by the first; the fight confor many an acre.
tinued till great damage was of course sustained But all senses had been consulted. To those by both sides, when the matter was decided, as whose eye or ear holds precedence of their
such contests usually are, by boarding: the fri.
appetite, ample indulgence was offered in the heredi- gates ran alongside, a few of our sailors jumped tary wit of Punch and his wife, and the higher in a moment, and the Union Jack was hoisted
on board the Americans, the decks were cleared and more solemn attractions of Messrs. Scowton's,
Thus Richardson's, and Gyngell's Theatres, which
over the stripes and stars of Jonathan,
ended the first part of the engagement, and so were constructed by their respective owners with
much a matter of conrse was the result, that the an expedition that might put many a pronder spectators did not allow their exultation to exhiarchitect to shame. In short, they were ready bit itself in a single cheer. for the reception and amusement of their guests by the time their guests were ready for them, | naval matters this is not the case: to such an ex
The English are a reasonable people, but in which is more than can be said of some of the more magnificent edifices,
tent is this exception carried, that even our
sailors are not contented with the wonders they THE NAUMACHIA.
perform, but are ever on the watch for new and
unheard-of perils and unparaʼleled triumphs. These amusements, varied and attractive as
The thousands who loaded the shores of the Serthey appear, now compelled to yield pentine appeared to be actuated by this feeling: the palm of public attention to the more
not content with the glory of the day, they hetensive and attractive show with which the trayed a most ardent avidity for new victories world was destined to be delighted. At six the cause was obvious. A French fleet of six o'clock the Naumachia, or great sea-fight, began. sail of the line (the Admiral's ship a three-decker) Of this engagement, which in future history will lay at anchor, a British feet of equal force was in doubtless take the name of the Battle of the Pa- || sight-it did not require the spirit of prophecy cific, or the Pacific Battle, we despair of giving to foresee the consequences.
A singular circumstance occurred, owing to seen whirling about with great rapidity on the some unknown cause; the English feet did not surface of the water, imitating the rotatory moattack with its usual alacrity. Conjecture was tion of a mill wheel. In a few seconds there is busy, and some rash spirits even went the length an addition of a very beautiful fountain, which, of imagining jealousies among the superior offi- || after displaying its elegant spoutings for some cers. Confidence never deserted the people, who time, bursts forth with a loud report, into a va. waited two hours with the most exemplary pa- riety of what are called water snakes. These, tience, being convinced, whatever might cause after fying into the air, descend again into the the delay, that when once the British feet was water, into which they immerge for a second or alongside the enemy, jealousy, and even mutiny, two, and then rise at the distance of two feet, and would be forgotten, and that the devil himself keep thus continually bounding in all directions, would not prevent the crews from doing their || and, after various immersions, they at last expire duty. At eight o'clock P. M. three topsails were in a loud explosion. With these the exhibition loosened as a signal for sailing, and anchors were in Hyde Park terminated. weighed, the fleet was under way, and with a steady breeze they came into action in a most
THE FAIR. majestic manner, the van ship giving each of The fair was continued until Tuesday, Aug. 9, the enemy's vessels a broadside as she passed to previous to which an order had been sent for its the sternmost, and receiving the broadside of discontinuance; it was discovered, however, that the whole line in return. The six English ships | the order from the Secretary of State's Office had now ranged themselves close to the enemy in not been duly enforced throughout the Parks; line, the two Admirals' ships engaged, and a this was productive of another order from Lord quick heavy cannonade commenced, which lasted | Sidmouth, and at an early hour Sir Nathaniel 45 minutes and 26 seconds. When it ceased, all Conant, the Chief Magistrate of Bow-street Pothe enemy's ships appeared dismasted, and one lice Office, attended by a few officers, proceeded of the English fleet lost her main-mast, and a through the Parks, and requested that all keepers second was so much cut up in her bull and rigging of taverns, booths, &c. would immediately cause that she was unequal to pursuit; two of the a removal of their booths, tents, marquees, &c. French ships, in consequence, got away, and This order, although made on former occasions, ran on shore. The other four were taken pos was received with much disapprobation, particu. session of, but not until they were mere bulls. | larly by those who had laid in a great stock of The point left to be achieved was to destroy the provisions under an impression that they would two ships ashore; for this purpose two fire ships be permitted to sell until Friday, the 12th. were fitted up, and being set on fire, were towed About two o'clock it was considered indispensable down to the vessels aground, to which they soon
that the Magistrates should again remind them" communicated that fatal element which so in of the Royal order; accordingly Mr. Bicknell, stantaneously operates a transmutation in all in
the deputy Ranger of the Park, Sir Nathaniel flammable matter : and here we must drop our
Conant, and Mr. Sketchley, attended by a de. serious style, and declare, in a far different spirit, || tachment of Police officers, proceeded to Hyde that we never witnessed a spectacle more impos- Park, and after much persuasion, all the people ingly grand. Four vessels on fire on shore, with
were prevailed upon to disperse in the greatest every circumstance which attends national con
order and decorum. flagrations on a more extended scale. A large expanse of brilliant light on the water, a huge BURNING THE PARK RAILING. column of flame, crowned by pillars of smoke, We are sorry to state, that at ten o'clock on the red and radiant reflection of the flames, dif
Friday night, Aug. 12, a mob collected in the fused over ten thousand countenances, together | Green Park, composed, perhaps, of all the diswith the explosion of magazines, the falling of orderly characters in London. Acting in the masts, and exposure of ribs and timbers enveloped | spirit of mischief, they pulled down the fence in flames, formed a combination little inferior in || outside the Temple inclosure, and made a bonfire. grandeur to the scene of which it was but mi. In consequence of the immense number of per· micrý; the beholder had only to imagine himself sons collected, the sentries found it impossible to at a few miles distance, and the spectacle was
oppose their depredations. It was not deemed real: for a painter the effect was sublime. In
necessary to resort to a proper force in order to the space of an hour the fire had reached the compel them to desist, as in all probability many water's edge.
with their lives would have paid for their misSoon after this, the fire-works began; but the conduct, had they been treated as rioters. Find: superior splendour of the expiring heet eclipsed, ing a forbearance, they went on with impunity, for a long time, every thing that could be pro- | and piled up the railings until a volume of fame duced by pyrotechnic ingenuity. Even after arose, which alarmed the metropolis at its eastern wards Hyde Park presented a phenomenon, no extremity. Many supposed a number of houses where else to be seen, namely, the Water Rockets. were on fire, and the engines drove through the They commence with a report, which draws the | Park, under a belief that St. James's Palace was attention of the spectators to them; they are then in fames, The multitude, with a disregard to
propriety, proceeded until they had burnt nearly || from clemency,-intent on the public good. On all the fences; sentry boxes and branches of the attic, in the middle of the back front, Georgio trees were thrown in the flames, and considerable || II. Regi opt. auctori salutis, libertatis vindici, funapprehensions were entertained for the fate of || datori quietis, patri patrie.—To the guardian of the Temple, which was menaced, with the other our safety, the assertor of our liberty, the estarange of the building bearing the name of the blisher of our tranquillity, the most gracious Military Offices: At two o'clock the Temple Sovereign, and father of his people, George the remained safe, surrounded by sentinels, and, we Second. The statues which adorned it were 23, believe, the mischief done does not extend be viz.-On the first half pace of the great stair-case
yond the destruction of the timber wbich formed on the right hand, was Time; on the left, Isis; 1 ihe railway. It was three o'clock in the morning each reclining on an urn. In the centre of the
before the populace were driven out of the Green | temple, seated on an altar, was the Goddess of Bli Park by the constables and military. They were Peace, holding an olive branch, and supported
expelled three several times, and as often return on the right by Neptune, and on the left by Mars. ed to the charge, particularly on the side of Pics || These five in Plaster of Paris. In front, four
cadilly. Several are in custody. The military statues, viz.-Justice, Temperance, Fortitude, t behaved with great moderation. Several persons || Prudence. On the right end, Religion, Con
were cut and hurt, but no lives were lost. The stancy, Honour, Clemency. In the back front, military were pelted with sticks and brick-bats. | Faithfulness, Vigilance. On the attic, above the
The remains of the burned timber that consti- | cornice in the front, Jupiter, Ceres, Diana, In tuted the exterior paling, are piled up in a heap || Apollo. In the back front, at the angles, Mer. es within the enclosure, immediately surrounding cury and Minerva. Si the Temple, neither of which have sustained any The pictures in front were 18, each painted * injury. The scene has attracted a large con double; they appeared at first as basso relievos ; course of spectators,
and after the fire-works they were removed by machinery, and discovered pictures representing
the same subject in colours. The great picture DESCRIPTION OF THE FETE FOR THE
over the cornice in the centre, was twenty-six PEACE OF AIX-LA-CHAPELLE.
feet by ten. It represented his Majesty giving
Peace to Britannia, The attendants on Peace As it may be interesting to many readers to know what passed at the great exhibitions on the were Plenty, Riches, Felicity, Trade, and Com. rejoicings for the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, we
merce. The attendants on Britannia were Liber. have subjoined some of the particulars of what ty, Agriculture, and the Arts and Sciences. was done on that occasion, particularly a descrip
On the right of this, below the entablature, was tion of the edifice then constructed in the Green a picture of fifteen feet by eight, representing Hi Park for the display of the fire-works. It was the return of Neptune riding on the ocean, in a
placed 500 feet from his Majesty's library, and car drawn by sea horses; his right hand held a represented a magnificent Doric temple, from trident, and bis left supported a globe; he was which extended two wings terminated by pa
conducted by the Genins of Peace, and attended vilions.
by tritons, sea-nymphs, &c. Companion to this This machine was 114 feet high, to the top of
on the left of the central arch, was the return of his Majesty's arms, and 410 feet long. It was de- || Mars; he was seated on a car, drawn by three signed by Servandoni. The ornaments were all || lions, the arms of England, and was conducted in relief, with frets, gildings, lustres, artificial by Fame, with an olive branch, who proclaimed flowers, inscriptions, statues, allegorical pictures, the peace. The car was followed by the army. &c. The inscriptions were as follow:-On the
On each side of these two last pictures was a fes. pedestal of peace, in the centre Pax Rediviva, an. toon of arms and military instruments. The me. MDCCXLVIII-Peace restored in the year 1748. dallion on the right hand was Britannia joining In the frieze over the centre arch, Georgius II.
hands with France; the legend Concordia redax. Rex; which appeared transparent during the Exergne, Britt. Gall.-Concord renewed Bri.
whole performance of the fire-works. On the || tain, France. Below this was the figure of poft left side of the machine Redintegrada Europæ | Liberty. On the left was a medallion represent
pace, securitate fæderum stabilita commercio fe-ing Britannia joining hands with Spain; the liciter restituto, sub auspiciis opt. princ. lætatur. s. || legend Salus mutur. Exergue,Britt. Hisp.--M1P. Q.B.-To give peace to Europe, to secure the tual benefit-Britannia, Spain. Below this was faith of treaties, to restore and enlarge commerce,
the figure of Plenty. is the auspicious work of a British King, the The following pictures were not rendered triumph of a British people. On the right side | transparent, viz.—The Genii of Peace, burning of the machine, Hinc principem bello accinget, heaps of arms on each end of the machine. At libertati devota, fortitudo. Illinc pacificum osten the right end were two medallions; one of Au. dit, saluti omnium consulens elementia.A Prince gustus; the other of Antoninus Pius. At the left never disposed to engage in war but from a for end two medallions; one of Vespasian, the other titudo mared to liberty. Ever studious of peace of Trajan. Underneath two Genii, ou each side
of a son,
a globe, one sitting with a book in his hand, the venor-square. After dipper Lord and Lady other standing, holding parchments with seals, Manners retired in their carriage to their lodg. pendant, &c.
ing, at Thomas's Hotel, Berkley-square. On DISPOSITION OF THE FIRE-WORK.-After a entering into the drawing-room her Ladysbip grand overture of warlike instruments, composed ordered a bottle of soda water, which she drank, by Handel, a signal was given for the commence and retired to her bed-room ; as soon as she ment of the fire-work, which opened with a royal reached the side of her bed, her Ladyship dropsalute of 101 brass ordnauce, viz.—71 6-pounders, || ped down and instantly expired. Her Ladyship 30 12-pounders, and 10 24-pounders. When
was observed to make a hearty dinner, and seemed the salute ended, the fire-works began.
apparently in high health and spirits. His Lord. ship is inconsolable for his loss.
At Cheltenham, the Hon. Mrs. Lawrence WalBIRTHS.
pole, sister to the Earl of Powis. Mrs. Lloyd, of Little Pulteney-street, Golden At Brighton, in the 44th year of his age, Frassquare,
after having been married nearly | cis James Jackson, Esq. late his Majesty's Envoy twenty years.
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to In Baker-street, the lady of George Sparks, the United States of America. Esq. of a son.
Mr. Charles Dibdin, celebrated for his musical MARRIED.
talents and songs, at his honse in Camden Towa. The Marquis of Worcester, to Miss Georgiana | His songs, which were chiefly nautical, amount
to upwards of 1,200, and many of them are of Frederica Fitzroy. The ceremony was attended
very considerable merit. by the Duchess of York, the Duke of Beaufort,
Their popularity ia
the the Duke of Grafton, the Marquis of Wellesley,
navy is well known.
At Sprotsbrough, Mr. John Axe, organist of the Duke of Wellington, and various other branches of the respective families.
Whiston, near Rotherham, in his thirty-eighth On the 27th July, Lieut.-Col. Manners Sutton, 11 year. Althnugh without light from his birth, his second son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to
abilities were of a very superior kind, having had Mary, eldest daughter of the late Laver Oliver,
a correct and very superior knowledge, particuEsq.
larly of mechanics, music, &c. of which his Also, at the same time, the Rev. W. S. Gilly, I works will remain a lasting memoriałsuch as to Eliza, the second daughter; and W. Mansel, the chimes in the borough church of Hedon, in Esq. eldest son of Sir W. Mansel, Bart, to Har| Holderness, and his improvements on a great riet, the third daughter of the said Laver Oliver, number of organs and other musical instruurents. Esq.
Suddenly, Mr. Wm. Bloxam, fornierly partner
in the house of Fourdrinier and Co. StationMr. Finch Hation, eldest son of Mr. Finch Hatton, of Eastwell Park, Kent, to Lady ChårJotte Graham, eldest daughter of the Duke of
Aged eighty-eight, C. Brookley, Esq. At the Montrose.
request of the deceased, it is recorded upon his
tombstone, that he had been married ooly onee; At Kensin ton, the Earl of Cavan, to Lydia,
had never gamed or played at any game of chance; second daughter of the late Wm. Arnold, Esq. of Slatwoods in the Isle of Wight,
and had never, during his long life, been once
intoxicated, At St. George's Church, Southwark, William, only son of Mr. Josephi Sandbach, of Lower At Windsor, Mrs. Wypyard, the wife of Lieut. street, Islington, to Eleanor, third daughter of Gen, William Wynyard, after a long and pain
ful illness. R. Stanton, Esq. of Islington Green, Henry Stanton, of Hackney, Gentleman, to
At Addleston Lodge, near Weybridge, Mrs. Miss Louisa, second daughter of Richard Brad. || Hall, late of Kensington Gravel Pits, ley, Esq. of Upper George-street, Montagne
At Warminster, Mary Morgan, second daugh
ter of Mr. John Morgan, in the sixteenth year square.
of her age: her death was sydden and awful; she DIED.
had been at Bishopstrow church in the afternoon, On Friday, Aug. 5, Lord Manners, Chancellor | apparently in perfect health, and on returning of Ireland, and Lady Manners, dined with a se home was seized in her head; she was takem and lect party at the Earl of Westmoreland's, in Gros. dead in two hours.
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