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No. 443.)

[Price 2d. Funeral of King George the fourth.

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Our last No. (442, described the Ce. tice to Windsor and its visiters, that the
remonial of the Royal Body Lying-in- preparations for the last ceremony were
State in “ the King's Drawing Room,”. all but completed. Thus the deep-toned
in Windsor Castle. From this apartó iron tongues of the bells, and the roar
ment a platform was constructed pre- of the guns wakened thousands to a day
cisely in the same manner as that used of melancholy; and their associated
at the funeral of His Majesty George sounds reminded us of some of the effects
the Third-being formed of deal tin-' so beautifully attributed by Sir William
ber, about 15 feet wide, and covered Temple to the power of music - for
over with weather-boarding. The roof bells and guns are known “ to raise joy
or ceiling was covered with black cloth, and grief; to give pleasure and pain ;
and the supporters, and the floor to coinpose disturbed thoughts ; to assist
ing covered with the same material, and heighten devotion itself."'
while a light festoon of black cloth T he visiters to the Lying - in- State
fringed the whole of the roof from end began to pour into the town at an early
to end. The platform reached from hour, and the road from the High-street
the State Apartment across the Lower of Windsor to the Castle gates was filled
Court to the door of St. George's with a dark moving mass of persons.
Chapel, whence it was extended down The road from London thither was a
the south aisle and up the naive, pa- full tide of busy life; whilst thousands
rallel with the floor of the choir. from the towns and villages round Wind-

As we have restricted our details of sor halted thus far on their pilgrimage
the Lying-in-Stute to one day, so we to the tomb of royalty. The town itself:
shall confine ourselves at present, to the bore anything but a first import of
day of the Funeral, Thursday, July 15.' gloom : as the day advanced, the whirl
To describe all the preliminary arrange- of carriages, and the to-and-fro anxiety
ments would occupy too many of our of the people, almost induced one to
columns, and as they have appeared in disregard the mournful bells and guns ;
the public journals, day by day since the but the dark, and, contrasted with the
death of his Majesty, it would be rather weather, unseasonable, dresses of the
tedious to repeat them. All we sha]] crowds, soon brought us back to the
therefore attempt will be such a narra-, recollection of the sad event which they
tive of the splendid ceremony as may had assembled to witness. *
hereafter be referred to as an event of The King and Queen' reached Frog-


* One of the accounts says, “As the day adof artillery, with twelve nine-pounders,

vanced the crowd increased, and before noon, arrived from Woolwich, and bivouacked

the good town of Windsor felt all the profit and

some of the discomfort, of ten or twelve thou. under the trees of the Long Walk. Atsand people squeezed into a place not capable four o'clock on Thursday morning, of comfortably accommodating as many bunthey commenced firing, and continued to

dreds. White-plumed field officers and their

aids-du-camp, paupers, and professional pickfire

pockets, heralds, and pursuivants in their gorAt the same hour the bells in St. geous tabards, Gentlemen Pensioners, in all tho George's

pride of gold lace and black crape, and the Chapel, and' in Windsor

sable-clad inultitude of “the middle class " Church began to toll, and thus gave no mixed up in admirable confusion.



more soon after mid-day, and dined there carried up. The crowd now grew more at four o'clock en famille.

indifferent than impatient, and some of At six o'clock a body of cavalry began them, by their conversation, evinced a to line the streets leading to the Castle, levity of feeling which was neither keeping a space clear for the con- creditable to their heads nor their hearts. venience of those who had tickets of Still, the general expression was any admission to the funeral. At the same thing but that of sorrow, and throughout time, the individuals who had tickets for the ceremony, the same coldness (to the Chapel and the Lower Court began speak impartially) must be regarded as to arrive in great numbers. Abont this a sign of the times, and may remind us, time " the Etonians', marched in a that « what the present generation have sort of procession from the College to gained in head, they have lost in heart." the Chapel, accompanied by their mas- At length, rather before it grew dark, ters and tutors.

flambeaux were distributed among the At seven o'clock, the King, escorted soldiers, (one to every fourth man,) and by a party of the Life Guards and the lighted, so as to increase the effect of Horse Guards Blue, proceeded in state the contrast, between their martial unito the Castle ; the detachment of the forms and the black cloth around them, 9th Lancers, who escorted their Ma- the soldiers not being in mourning; the jesties from the Queen's Lodge, at officers, however, had crape round their Bushy, lining the road in extended files, arms and scarves over their shoulders. from Frogmore Lodge to the entrance The time appointed for the procesby George the Fourth's Gate. His sion to commence was nine o'clock; but Majesty's carriage was drawn by six of half an hour before that period, the prethe black state horses, driven by his late parations being completed, the slow and Majesty's state coachman.

wailing sounds of the trumpets and The Queen did not, as it had been kettle-drums announced the movement announced she would, accompany his of the train. At the same moment two Majesty. The King wore a plain suit of rockets were let off from one of the mourning.

castle towers as a signal to the artillery About the same hour, a battalion of in the Long Walk which then comthe Foot Guards was marched into the menced firing minute guns, and conLower Court, and placed in close file tinued till another rocket announced that along the sides within the platform. The the ceremony was concluded. From the strangers were allowed to stand close to moment the trumpets and drums began, the platform on the outside. There every voice was hushed. A band of were no horsemen, as was the case at trumpets and drums was stationed at the funeral of George the Third, except that part of the platform which enters a few of the Horse Guards, who were the lower court. They played “the placed at distant intervals outside the Dead March in Saul,' and continued line occupied by the spectators; and playing until the procession had adthey did not in any way ircommode vanced to the place where they were those who came to witness the cortege. stationed.

Meanwhile the Procession was mar- All eyes were now directed to the shalling in St. George's Hall.

upper part of the platform, and all was After the soldiers had flanked the breathless expectation. In a few platform, they grounded arms, and minutes the glittering dress of the leaned pensively on them, waiting for knights-marshals' men and of the milithe procession. During this time the tary band, as they moved slowly forward, machine in which the royal corpse was came into view. The music approachto be conveyed to the tomb, passed up ed, and became “ deeper and deeper the platform, and gave us an opportunity still.” The procession then moved of noticing that it was a strong but light across the platform to St. George's frame of wood, like a small cart, placed Chapel, in the following order :-on low castors. The purple canopy also that was to be borne over the coffin, was

(See the Engraving. *)

* The annexed is the official account of the Ceremony, from the Second Supplement to the London Gazette of Friday, July 16. It is dated" Earl Marshal's Office, July 19, 1830." It dif. fers, in some particulars, from our Engraving ; but from the evidence of our own observation, we are disposed to think the Official Programme in accordance with the intended order rather than that in which the procession actually moved; and we believe this to be the concurrent testimony of all who witnessed the pageaut, and have subsequently examined the official description. In the annexed Engraving, The Platform would only have tended to confuse the train, and is accordingly omittted ; anu for

T ous still more obvious, the files of Guards are not inticducid.

His late Majesty's Band of Music.
Trumpets and Kettle Drums, and Drums and Fifes of the Foot Guards.

Drums and Fifes of the Royal Household.
• Trumpets and Kettle Drums of the Royal Household.
Knight-Marshal's Men, with black Staves.

Knight-Marshal's Officers.
The Deputy Knight-Marshal-- George Head, Esq.

· Naval Poor Knights of Windsor.
Military Poor Knights of Windsor.

Pages of His Majesty :- Terrel, William Ball, Edward Blake, Thomas Robinson, John Elphick, John Mordett, William Shoemack, John Macfarland, and Samuel Jemmitt, Esqrs."

Pages of His late Majesty :-
William Loades, Samuel Dessulles, Benjamin Percy, George Downes, Thomas

Messenger, Augustus Frederick Girding, John Tayler, Samuel Brown, John
Hulse, John Dobell, Thomas Bachelor, Hugh Kinnaird, and John Whiting,
· Apothecary to His Majesty:- Apothecary to His late Majesty: 1
David Davis, Esq.

• John Nussey, Esq.
Surgeons to His late Majesty's Household :-
Sir Samuel Gaskoin. John Phillips, Esq. John O'Reilly, Esq.
The Curate of Windsor :-

The Vicar of Windsor :-
The Reverend Moore.

The Reverend Isaac Gossett,
Gentlemen Ushers Quarterly Waiters to His late Majesty :--
John Strachan, Esq. Robert Brown, Esq. William Lewis, Esq.

Pages of Honour to His late Majesty :-
William Henry Hervey Bathurst, Esq. Frederick Hamilton, Esq.

Arthur Somerset, Esq.
Grooms of the Privy Chamber to His late Majesty :-
Richard Powell, Esq.

William Chapman Fowle, Esq.
Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter to His late Majesty,

- George Hamilton Seymour, Esq. Surgeon to the Person of His late Majesty: Sergeant-Surgeon to His late Majesty : Benjamin Collins Brodie, Esq.

Sir Astley Paston Cooper, Bart. · Physicians in Ordinary to His late Majesty:Henry Southey, M.D. Sir M. Tierney, Bart. Sir /. Halford, Bart. K.C.H.

Household Chaplain to His late Majesty :

The Rev. Dr. Blomberg.
Equerry to His Royal Highness the Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg : ,

Sir Henry Seaton.
Equerries to His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester :-
Captain Stephens." Sir Howard Douglass, Bart. Lt.-Col. Edmund Currey.

Equerries to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge : · Col. Sir Henry Cooke, K.C.H. Col. Keat. Sir W. Davison, K.H.

Lt.-Gen. Joseph Fuller, G.C.H.
Equerries to His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex :-
Charles Tennyson, Esq. M.P., Hon. Edward Gore, Capt. Dillon, Col. Wildman,

Capt. Starke, Sir George Denys, Bart.
Equerries to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland. •

Those present bore the Train of his Royal Highness.

Equerries to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent:-
Sir John Conroy, K.C.H. Lieutenant-General F. A. Wetheral.

Aides-de-Camp to His late Majesty :-
Col. H. Wyndham.

Col. Lord Šaltoun, C.B.
Col. F. W. Trench. .

Col. W. K. Elphinstone, C.B.
Col, the Marquess of Tweedale, K.T., Col. T. Downman, C.B.

Col. Lord Downes, K.C.B.
Col. R. H. Dick, C.B.

Col. L. Greenwell, C.B. Col. Sir George Scovell, K.C.B. Col. J. T. Jones, C.B. Col. Sir John Hervey, K.C.H., C.B. Col. Sir Charles Broke Vere, K.C.B. Col. Sir A. Dickson, K.C.B., K.C.H. Col. Charles Wade Thornton, K.H. Col. Edward Gibbs, c.B.

Col. Willoughby Cotton, K.C.H., C.B. Quartermaster-General of the Forces, Adjutant-General of the Forces, Gen. Sir J. Willoughby Gordon, Bart. Lieut.-Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor, K.C.B., G.C.H.


Equerries to His late Majesty :Mujor-Gen. Sir George Quentin, K.C.H., Major-Gen. Sir A. Barnard, K.C.B., E. H. Delme Radcliffe, Esq., Lt.-Gen. Sir R. Bolton, G.C.H., Lt.-Gen. Bayly.

Clerk-Marshal and First Equerry to His late Majesty :

Lieut.-Gen. Sir T. Francis Hammond, G.C.H. Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber to His late Majesty-J. Russell, Esq.

Grooms of the Bed Chamber to His late Majesty :H. Hope, Esq., the Hon. J. R. Townshend, Lieut.-Gen. Sir W. Houston. K.C.B.,

G.C.H., Lieut.-Gen. Sir W. Lumley, K.C.B., Gen. the Right Hon. Sir. W. Keppel, G.C.B., the Hon. G. C. Weld Forester, Col. T. Armstrong, Col. J.

Whatley, the Hon. Augustus Cavendish Bradshaw, Gen. the Hon. E. Finch. . Master of the Robes to His late Majesty... The Earl of Mountcharles, G.C.H.

Members of the Royal Hanoverian Mission :Sir Lewis Moeller, K.C.H. (walked as Blanc Coursier King of Arms, and carried

the Crown of Hanover) The Baron Munchausen. The Lords of the Admiralty, (not Peers or Privy Councillors,) attended by John

Burrow, Esq., one of their Secretaries,
Sir George Clerk, Bart., Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Henry Hotham, K.C.B.
Solicitor General :-

Attorney General :-
Sir Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, Knt. : Sir James Scarlett, Knt.

Barons of the Exchequer,
Sir William Bolland, Knt. and Sir John Vaughan, Knt. .

Justices of the Court of Common Pleas :-
Sir John B. Bosanquet, Knt., Sir Stephen Gaselee, Knt., and Sir J. A. Park, Knt,

Justices of the Court of King's Bench :-
Sir James Parke, Knt., Sir Joseph Littledale, Knt., Sir John Bayley, Knt.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas :-
The Right Hon. Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, Knt.

The Vice-Chancellor of England:

Right Hon. Sir Launcelot Shadwell, Knt.
The Master of the Rolls—The Right Hon. Sir John Leach, Knt. ::

"The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench :

Lord Tenterden. (His Lordship walked as a Baron.) • The Comptroller of His Majesty's Household :

The Right Hon. Lord George Thomas Beresford.

The Treasurer of His late Majesty's Household:

The Right Hon. Sir William Henry Freemantle, G.C.H. Priry Councillors (ilot Peers) attended by James Buller, Esq. and Charles Caven

dish Fulke Greville, Esq., Clerks of the Council in Ordinary :The Rt. Hon. John Calcraft.

The Rt. Hon. John Wilson Croker.
The Rt. Hon. T. Peregrine Courtenay. The Rt. Hon. Sir H. Hardinge, K.C.B.
The Rt. Hon. Sir G. Murray, G.C.B. The Rt. Hon. T. Frankland Lewis.
The Rt. Hon. Sir C. Robinson, Knt. The Rt. Hon. John Charles Herries.
The Rt. Hon. Sir G. Cockburn, G.C.B. The Rt. Hon. Sir. G. Warrender, Bart.
The Rt. Hon. C. Watkin Williams Wynn. The Rt. Hon. Henry Goulburn.
The Rt. Hon. Sir S. Canning, G.C.B. The Rt. Hon. Sir John Beckett, Bart,
The Rt. Hon. W. Sturges Bourne. The Rt. Hon. William Huskisson.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Peel Bart. The Rt. Hon. Charles Arbuthnot.
The Rt. Hon. Henry Pierrepont. The Rt. Hon. Lord F. Lereson Gower.

The Right Hon. Charles Manners Sutton.
Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms-Robert Laurie, Gent.

Eldest Sons of Barons : --
The Hon. W. Pole Tylney Long Wellesley, the Hon. John Henniker, the Hon.

James Henry Legge Dutton, the Hon. John Hobart Cradock, the Hon. George Augustus Murray, the Hon. Henry Stafford Jerningham.

Eldest Sons of Viscounts : The Hon. Wellington Cotton, the Hon. G. Agar Ellia, the Hon. A. Hill Trevor. Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms- Francis Townsend, Gent.

Barons :Lord Wallace, Lord Tenterden, Lord de Tabley, Lord Bexley, Lord Ravensworth, Lord Prudhoe, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Montagu, Lord Southampton, Lord Skelmersdale, Lord Whurncliffe, Lord Farnborough, G.C.B., Lord Forester, Lord Maryborough, Lord Hill, G.C.B., Lord Henniker, Lord Grantley, Lord Elphinstone. (The remaining Barons who attended, walked in other places.)

Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms-James Pulman, Esq.

Bishops :The Lord Bishop of Gloucester ; the Lord Bishop of Carlisle ; the Lord Bishop of · Exeter ; the Lord Bishop of Salisbury, Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of

the Garter; the Lord Bishop of Rochester, Clerk of the Closet to His late Majesty; the Lord Bishop of Lincoln; the Lord Bishop of Winchester, Prelate of the Most Noble Order of the Garter; the Lord Bishop of London. Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms-William Woods, Esq.

Eldest Sons of Earls :-
Viscount Holmesdale, Viscount Grimston, Viscount Bernard, Viscount Ingestrie,

Lord Dunglas, Viscount Deerhurst, Lord Brudenell, Lord Eliot, Lord Tulla-
more, Lord Killeen, Viscount Kirkwall, Viscount Villiers, Viscount Morpeth,
Lord Burghersh, G.C.H.
Arundel Herald of Arms Extraordinary-Walter Aston Blount, Esq.

Viscounts—(The Viscounts present walked in other places.)
Eldest Sons of Marquesses—The Earl of Uxbridge and the Earl of Belfast.

York Herald-Charles George Young, Esq. Earls—The Earl of Dudley and the Earl of Wilton. (The remaining Earls who

attended walked in other places.)

* Windsor Herald— Francis Martin, Ésq. Eldest Sons of Dukes—The eldest Sons of Dukes walked as Assistants to the

Dukes who supported the Pall. Marquesses—The Marquess of Clanricarde, the Marquess of Exeter, K.G., the

Marquess of Hastings, the Marquess of Hertford, K.G., and the Marquess of
Salisbury. (The remaining Marquesses present walked in other places.)

Somerset Herald-James Cathrow Disney, Esq.
Dukes-(The Dukes present walked in other places.)

Richmond Herald-Joseph Hawker, Esq.
The Earl Marshal of England:- The Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain :
The Duke of Norfolk.

The Marquess of Cholmondeley.
The Lord Privy Seal:-

The Lord President of the Council:-
The Earl of Rosslyn, G.C.B.

The Earl Bathurst, K, G.
Chester Herald-George Martin Leake, Esq.

Archbishops :

The Archbishop of Armagh. . The Archbishop of York.

* The Lord High Chancellor :-
Lord Lyndhurst, in his full robes of office, bearing the Purse.

The Archbishop of Canterbury.
Norror King of Arms- Edmund Lodge, Esq.

.. Lords of is late Majesty's Bed Chamber, The Earl Howe, G.C.H., the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord St. Helens, G.C.H., the

Earl Amherst, Lord Strnthavon, Viscount Lake, Lord Glenlyon, K.C.H.
Captain of the Yeoman

Captain of the Honourable Band
of the Guard :-

. of Gentlemen Pensioners :-
The Earl of Macclesfield.

The Viscount Hereford:
Master of the Horse to His late Majesty—the Duke of Leeds, K.G.

BANNERS borne as follows-vize :-

THE BANNER OF HANOVER, borne by Lord Howden, G.C.B. borne by the Earl of Denbigh. THE BANNER OF IRELAND,

THE BANNER OF SCOTLAND, borne by the Earl of Tyrconnell. borne by the Earl Cathcart, K.T. THE BANNER OF ST. GEORGE,

THE UNION BANNER, borne by Lord Clinton.

borne by the Earl of Verulam. ...THE ROYAL STANDARD, . .

borne by the Earl of Errol, G.C.H. Supporter :The Royal Crown

Supporter : W. Martins, Esq.,


Capt. Meynell, R.N. Gentleman Usher borne on a Purple Velvet Cushion, Gentleman Usher Quarterly Waiter by Sir Lewis Moeller, K.C.H., act Quarterly Waiter to His Majesty. ing for Blanc Coursier King of to His Majesty.

Arms of Hanover.

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