The fifth anthem sung, Psalm The fixth anthem fung, Pralm 1xxiv. ver. 9. and Palm xviii. cxlvii. ver. 12. - Isaiah xxxii. ver. 51, Behold O God our defender, ver. 1.

Pfalm xlviii, v.7: and look upon the face of thime anoint. Pfalm xxi.

ver. 23•

Praise the ed. Great prosperity givest thou LORD O Ferufalem, &c.-unto thy king, and twilt Jheru loving the archbihop presented the bible, kindness to Ibine anointed for ever and pronounced the benediction; more. Hallelujah.

and his majesty killed the bihops, The fpurs were then presented, kneeling before him. and his majesty girt with the sword,

Whilit Te Deum was singing, which was afterwards offered and his majesty was enthroned ; whereredeemed. His majesty was in- upon the bilhops performed their vested with the armill, the purple homage, and then the temporal robe and orb, and afterwards the lords ; first, his royal highness the ring was put on the fourth finger duke of York, and his royal high. of his majesty's right hand by the ness the duke of Cumberland, each archbishop, and the orb was re- for him felf. Then the duke of turned to the altar.

Devonshire, lord chamberlain, proThe marquis of Rockingham, nounced the words of the homage deputy to the duke of Norfolk, as for all the dukes; the marquifs of lord of the manor of Workfop, Rockingham, for the marquisses; presented a right hand glove to his earl Talbot, lord high keward, for majesty, who, putting it on, re. the earls ; viscount Say and Sele, ceived, from the arch bilhop the for the viscounts; and lord Henly, Scepter with the cross, and after. lord high chancellor, for the barons; wards the scepter with the dove, every peer likewife taking off his into his left hand; and the mar- coronet, touching the king's crown, quis afterwards supported his ma and killed his lett cheek. jesty's right hand, as occasion re During the homage, his majesty quired.

delivered the fcepter, with the cross, The king fitting in king Ed. to the marquis of Rockingham, ward's chair, the archbishop then (officiating as lord of the manor of fet the crown on the king's head, Workfop) to hold. about half an hour after 3 o'clock, In the mean time, medals of his at the fight whereof the people majesty and the queen, were thrown with loud and repeated fhouts, about by the treasurer of the house cried God save the King, the trum- hold. pets founded, and by a signal given, The coronation of his majesty ihe guns in the park were fired in being finished, che queen removed an initant: toe peers, put on their from her seat on the south fide the coronets; the dokes of Normandy area, to a chair placed before the and Aquitaine their hats ; the altar, and was anointed, (four ladies bishops, knights of the Bath, and holding a pall over. her majefty) judges their caps ; and the kings and afterwards invested with the of arms their crownsi

ring, and crowned by the archbihop : upon which the peeresies


[ocr errors]


put on their coronets. . The arch- wine, and a mark of gold; the bishop then delivered the scepter queen also made her offerings into her right hand, and the ivory. The archbishop thien proceeded in rod into her left hand..

the administration of the holy fa. Whilst the medals * were scato Crament: tered, and the homage performed. The coronation office being per: the eighth anthem was sung, as a formed, the king and queen retonclusion of the king's coronation, tired into king Edward's chapel The Lord is arisen, &c. Pfalm lxxxiv. and standing before the altary took ver, 11. Pfalm xx, vet. 6; mente of their crowns, and delivered them Psalm xxi. ver. 7, 8.-Pfalm !xxxv. with their scepters to the arch ver; 6. - Pfalm lxxii. vers 18, 19. bishop, who said them before the And at the end of this anthem, the altar there. drums beat, the trumpets founded, The king withdrew himself into and the people shouted, God save his traverse prepared for him upon king George the third. Long live the western wall of that chapel, king George. May the king live the queen in the mean while te for ever.

paling herself in her chair . Then the choir sung the ninth The king was difrabed in his anthem, from Pfalm xiv. ver. 1, traverse of his royal robe of state, 10, 14, 15, 16. inteinen Pfalm. xlv. and again arrayed with his

, robe of ver. 11, 19-Pfalm çxlvii, ver. 12, purple velvet:

Isaiah xlix, ver, 23. My heart When the king came forth, the is irditing, &c.

queen arose, and they both food Then the archbishop begun the before the altar, and ihe archbishop offertory. Let your light so shine, &c. set the crowns of itate provided for after which the choir sung, - Let the king and queen to wear during my prayer come up into thiy presence as the rest of the folemnity upon their incenfé, and let the lifting up of my heads, giving the scepter with the hands be as an evening facrifice, cross into the king's right hand, Whilft this was finging, the king and the orb with the cross into his made his offerings of bread and left; as also the scepter with the

(2) 2



[ocr errors]





to on one side of the king's diivet medals is tris : buất, and these words, GEORGIVS

M, BRIT:: P-R. ET HIB. REXF. and on the reverse, PA T, Ř I AB O'VANTI. To bis : country triumphing, with Britannia holding, a crown over his head, thie

, king firting, and

the infcription,

cci xi. There were four hundred Hilver medils" alio of che


Sithtown into the scaffoldings, and amday the populace on one side he is represented at half dength and in the exergue are these words, Charlotte DG. M. Br. Fr, Hiber, 4 Regira. On the bither side ja the device, being her majesty at full cagth, and over her a Graph

a , head" Guæfituin Meritis; * By mérit obtained;" and the incriptionCoron. XX Sept. 17611

cross into the queen's right hand, The second course was then fervi and she ivory rod into her left.The ed up in the same order as the firit. archbishop and bishops divested The several services, which had themselves of their copes, and pro. been allowed by the court of claims, ceeded in their usual habits.

were performed ; and his majefty The four swords being borne be was pleased, after dinner, to confore the king, and the heralds again fer the honour of highthood upon putting the rest of the procesion in John Bridge, Esq; standard-bearer, order, they went out of the church and Owen Jones, Esg; senior gen. at the west door, in the same man-, tleman of the band of gentlemen ner that they came in, saving that pensioners, and Charles Townley, the peers who brought any of the Efq; Clarencieux king of arms. regalia that were left in the church, A little before their majefties returned not as they came, imme- procession began, proceeded that of diately before the king, but were her royal highness the princess ranked in their places according to dowager of Wales, from the house their degrees or confecrations. of lords, across Old-palace-yard,

Their majesties retired into the on a platform erected for that purcourt of wards till dinner was rea; pole on the south cross of Westmindy; and then fitting in their chairs fter-abbey. This platform was of itate, the first course, was brought covered with blue bays, and an up with the usual ceremony, his awning over head in case of rain. royal highness the duke of York, Her royal highness was led by the and his royal highress the duke of hand by his royal highness prince Cumberland fitting at the end of William Henry, drest in white and the table on his majesty's right hand, silver. Her train which was of and her royal highness the princess filk, was but short, and therefore Augusta, at the other end of the not borne by any person; and her table, on the queen's left hand. Be- hair flowed down her shoulders in fore the second course the champi. hanging curls. She had no cap, on was brought up between the but only a circlet of diamonds. high constable and earl marshal, The rest of the princes and prin. followed by four pages, and pre- cesses, her highness's children, folceded by the herald, who pro. lowed in the following order. nounced the challenge, the cham His royal hignels prince Henry pion's two efquires with his lance Frederick, also in white and sil. and target, two ferjeants at arms, ver, handing his sister the princess the knight marthal going before to Louisa-Anne, drest in a flip with clear the passage.

hanging fleeves. Then Immediately after the return of His royal bighness prince Fredethe champion. Garter king ofarms, rick William, likewise in white and attended by the rest of the heralds, silver, handing his youngest fifter proclaimed his majelly's ftyle in the princess Caroline Matilda, dreft Latin, French and English, three also in a flip with hanging fleeves. feveral times: first, upon the top Both the young princesses had of the lep: rear the table; next, in their hair combed upwards, which the iniddle of the hall; and lastiy, was contrived to lie flat at the back ar the bottom of the ball.

of their heads in an elegant tafte,


the country,

The other persons who made up faction, on hearing that no matethe remainder of this procession, rial accident had happened among were those who had not a right to the spectators at his coronation. walk with their majelties.

The person who undertook the The procesfon was closed by the awning over the stage on which three Mahometan ambaffadors, then the coronation procesion past, had at our court, in the proper dresses 500 l. and cook the chance wheof their country, having their tur ther the cloth covering would be bans, of fine mullin, on their heads, wanted or not. and long gowns of flowered and laced filk; their fcabards were crim- By way of supplement to the forefon, and in each of them were in going account, we add the folclosed a dagger and a poinard.

lozing letter from a gentleman They carried no sabres, nor had

in London, to his friend in any thing about their necks.

as it contains some As this procession was preceded particulars omitted in that relaonly by a drum, it did not alarm tion, the populace waiting to see the king

SIR, and queen, otherwise some distur As the friendship of Mr. Rolles, bance might have happened.

who had procured me a pass-ticket, L. Ligonier, as commanding of as they call it, enabled me to be ficer of the guard on duty, had a present both in the hall and the absmall tent fixed on the left side of bey; and as I had a fine view of the platform in Old-palace-yard, the procession out of doors, from a where he paid his falute to their one pair of stairs room, which your majesties, as they passed in proces- neighbour, Sir Edward, had hired fion; 2800 of the foot-guards were at the small price of one hundred on duty all the time.

guineas, on purpose to oblige his A number of failors all clean acquaintance. I will endeavour to dressed, came to the platform and give you as minute an account as I inlifted on Itanding there to see the can of all the particulars omitted proceflion, which had like to have in the public papers. First then conoccasioned a quarrel between them ceive to yourself the fronts of the and the soldiers; but the com. houses in all the streets, that could manding officer, to prevent a di. command the least point of view, fturbance, ordered that they should · lined with scaffolding, like so many remain there, provided they would galleries or boxes, raised one above be quiet; which they punctually another to the very roofs. These complied with; but when the king' were covered with carpets and passed by, they could contain them- cloths of different colours, which selves no longer, the boatswain be- presented a pleasant variety to the gan with his call, and the sailors eye; and if you consider the brilgave three loud chears, with which liant appearance of the spectators his majesiy appeared highly de- who were seated in them (many lighted.

being richly dreft) you will eafily His majesty, soon after his ar-' imagine that this was no indifferent rival at St. James's on Tuesday part of the show. The mob underevening, expresied very great fatis neath made a pretty contralt to the



[graphic][subsumed][subsumed][merged small]
« 前へ次へ »