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The noblemen and gentlemen ap- distance the same symphony; the mipointed to form a part of the proces- nute guns joined their mournful dission assembled at St George’s-hall at cord;
and the bands of the Coldstream 7 o'clock, and were then marshalled in struck up the Dead March. This the order of procession by George was repeated several times before the Nayler. At the same hour his Royal procession came into the lower yard Highness the Duke of York, who ap- at all ; at last, it burst upon the public peared to be deeply affected, took his view, and as it passed along the dense seat at the head of the coffin as chief line of spectators, created on every mourner, attended by his supporters, side a most striking and imposing ef. where his Royal Highness remained fect. As the coffin arrived near them, until 9. At 9 o'clock the symphony every individual was uncovered, and to the Dead March in Saul reverbera. remained so, as a last mark of respect ted as from a distance through the to the Sovereign whom he had so Castle walls, and shortly afterwards much loved and respected whilst lithe procession began to move from the ving. state apartments towards St George's The procession moved in the folchapel. Again, after a short interval, lowing order :the trumpets sounded as from a short
Knight Marshal's Men, two and two, with black Staves.
Poor Knights of Windsor.
Pages of His late Majesty.
Surgeons to his
Surgeons to His
Pages of Honour to His Majesty.
Sergeant Surgeons to His Majesty.
Physicians to His Majesty.
Physicians to His late Majesty.
Equerries to His Majesty.
Clerk Marshal and First Equerry,
Grooms of the Bedchamber to His Majesty.
Master of the Robes to His Majesty.
The Lord Chief Baron.
The Master of the Rolls.
Treasurer of the King's
Eldest Sons of Viscounts.
The Archbishop of York.
The Lord Chancellor.
Norroy King of Arms.
Lords of his Majesty's Bedchamber.
Master of the Horse
to His Majesty.
borne, on a purple velvet cushion, A Gentleman
THE IMPERIAL CROWN Supporter: 3d Gentleman Usher of the United Kingdom,
2d Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter to borne on a purple velvet cushion, Daily Waiter to His Majesty. by Clarencieux King of Arms.
His Majesty. The Secretary of the The Lord Steward of
The Master of His Lord Steward.
His Majesty's Household. Majesty's Household.
The Lord Chamberlain A Gentleman Usher.
of His Majesty's Household. A Gentleman Usher. Five Gentlemen Pensioners
Five Gentlemen Pensioners with axes reversed.
with axes reversed,
Supporters of the Canopy, The Royal Body, Supporterse fees Canopy,
Five Peers. Supporters of the Pall,
Supporters of the Pall, Three Dukes.
Three Dukes. Covered with a fine Holland Sheet and a Purple Velvet Pall, adorned with Ten Escutcheons of the Imperial Arms, carried by Ten Yeomen
of the Guard, under a Canopy of Purple Velvet. First Gentleman
Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter Garter Principal King of
Usher of the to His Majesty.
by Two Peers, assisted by the Vice-Chamberlain
of His Majesty's Household.
Sixteen Peers, Assistants to the Chief Mourner.
PRINCES OF THE BLOOD Royal,
respective Households of their Royal Highnesses.
Persone of His late Majesty. Master of the Household Groom of the Stole Vice Chamberlain to His to His late Majesty on to His late Majesty
late Majesty on the the Windsor Establish
on the Windsor
His late Majesty's Trustees.
Equerries to His late Majesty.
The procession from the grand in anxious expectation towards the porch to the south door of St George's spot by which it was to enter. In a Chapel afforded to thousands of specta- few minutes the van entered the aisle, tors a scene of funereal grandeur, at consisting of the Poor Knights, folonce the most solemn and picturesque. lowed by the Pages ; and then by slow The long train of distinguished per. degrees, the whole body moved forsonages, habited in their mournful ward in the order described in the cecostumes, relieved only by the occa- remonial. It is impossible to conceive sional parti-coloured magnificence of a more striking, a more deeply impresheralds, was rendered quite visible to sive spectacle, than that which now the beholders by the lights of the presented itself. All that is distin. torches borne by the soldiery, who guished in rank or station, judges, gelined on each side the temporary way. nerals, bishops, privycouncillors, peers, The evening was dark, but the torch. were seen in silent march accompanylights produced the finest imaginable ing to the tomb the corpse of a mighty effect.
monarch, so lately the fountain of ho. nours, but now a mere memento of the
fragility of all earthly grandeur. In At half past seven a detachment of addition to the solemnity induced by the First or Grenadier Guards were this general reflection, every heart marched into the middle of the aisle, seemed to feel personally a particular and took their stand on each side of grief at the loss of a friend and father. the railed way, through which the ge. Among the distinguished persons of neral procession was to pass. At opposition who had come to pay their eight o'clock their arms and standards homage to the memory of their venewere reversed, and every second man rable Sovereign, were the Duke of was supplied with a large wax taper Bedford, Earl Grey, the Earl of Laulighted. A whole hour now elapsed, derdale ; and it was gratifying to see which was not marked by any incident that those who differed in all points of except the sound of the solemn firing politics, agreed in one thing-that all of the minute guns. At nine o'clock the respect which individuals have it a mournful flourish of trumpets, but in their power to bestow should be faintly heard in the aisle, announced paid to him who had so long adorned that the procession had begun to move, The kingly office with “mild wisdom” and every eye was immediately fixed and undeviating worth. As the procession moved slowly along, we were Royal, of St James and St George's able to observe the several Dukes who chapel; Mr Knyvett presided at the had been appointed to bear the pall; organ, and displayed at once the proand, unless our eyes deceived us, we foundest science and the finest taste ; saw the Dukes of Wellington, Buc- nothing could exceed the precision, the cleuch, Newcastle, Dorset, Northum- delicacy, the majesty of his execution. berland, and Athol. The canopy over And he was worthily assisted. Messrs the coffin was borne by Marquises, Vaughan, W. Knyvett, J. B. Sale, and among whom we perceived the Mar- Marshall, sang with a solemn sweetquises of Stafford, Buckingham, and ness that divested the mind of all subCholmondeley. Almost immediately lunary thoughts, and filled it with pibefore the coffin, a most imposing ef. ous musings. After Kent's anthem of fect was produced by the array of na- “ Hear my prayer," the choir pernional banners, carried by different formed that sublime piece, “ I heard a noblemen. The Union Banner was voice from Heaven." At the conclucarried by Lord Grenville, St George's sion of the service, and previous to the Banner by Lord Howard of Effing- last collect and blessing, the funeral ham, the grand Royal Banner by Lord anthem,composedby Handel for Queen Hill, the Banner of Scotland by Lord Caroline, was sung by the full band. Clinton, the Banner of Ireland by (we One portion, in which the voices of believe) Lord Headfort, and the Ban- boys alone were employed, was a masners of Hanover and Brunswick by terpiece of delicious enchanting har. two noblemen whose persons we could mony. not distinguish. As soon as the cof. When this anthem was finished, the fin appeared round the corner of the Dean read the prayer which accompaaisle, the singers of the different choirs, nies the lowering of the body into the who were followed by the Dean of grave ; and it is impossible to describe Windsor, struck up the solemn service the thrilling awe of every bosom as of “ I know that my Redeemer liveth.” the throwing of the dust resounded This beautiful anthem lasted till the from the royal coffin. This awe was corpse was carried into the chapel and still further heightened to those in the placed on the tressels. Immediately chapel, from whose eyes the coffin had after the coffin followed the Duke of slowly and gradually disappeared,withYork as chief mourner ; his Royal out hands, and as if it had been mysHighness had the appearance of deep teriously withdrawn by some supernaand unaffected sorrow. Next him went tural power. Sir Isaac Heard then the Duke of Clarence, the Duke of read the titles of his late Majesty, but Sussex, the Duke of Glocester, and in a voice less firm than usual. This Prince Leopold. The fine manly tremulousness was, however, the effect aspect of the latter, imbued as it is of grief rather than of age. with seriousness and suffering, made a vice being concluded, Mr Knyvett great impression on the spectators. played a solemn voluntary, and the As soon as the procession was com- procession returned nearly in the orpletely arranged in the chapel, the der in which it came. Dean of Windsor, assisted on this oc- Thousands were afterwards admitted casion by the Archbishop of Canter- into the chapel, to see the coffin and bury, commenced the service. The its splendid paraphernalia, as it lay in psalms were then chaunted by the full- the tomb. Thus ended the most awful est choir we ever heard ; it consisted and magnificent ceremony which any of the principal voices of the Chapel British subject now living ever witness
ed in this country ; a ceremony, not secured immediately. Journal des Demerely adorned with all those append- bats. ages of grandeur which belong as mat- Farther Postscript.-The hopes of ter of course to all royal funerals, but the physicians have, unhappily, proved rendered sublime by the voluntary and fallacious. His Royal Highness exheartfelt homage of countless thou. pired at six o'clock the next mornsands of affectionate subjects, who had ing.--Ibid. thronged to the last obsequies of their King, not from the idle curiosity of
(From the Gazette de France.) seeing a grand exhibition, but to shed
It was half past eleven o'clock, the a last tear over the
spectacle was nearly terminated. The and friend.
Duke de Berri had given his hand to 14th.- Paris. Twelve o'clock at his august spouse to ascend the car. night (Sunday.)-A frightful crime riage, when an assassin rushed forhas this night filled the capital with ward, overthrew M. de Beaufremont, alarm and consternation. His Royal aide.de-camp to his Royal Highness, Highness the Duke de Berri had at- and strongly embracing the Prince tended the representations of the opera with his left arm, he plunged into his with his august Duchess. At half right side a double-edged poniard, past eleven o'clock, a few minutes be- which penetrated four inches in depth. fore the conclusion of the ballet, the The Prince uttered an exclamation. Prince and Princess left the house, At his cry, the aides-de-camp of his and were preparing to enter their car- Royal Highness surrounded him, but riage. A man-a monster, watched he had fallen, exclaiming, “ I am as. this moment. He approached the sassinated !” Madame the Duchess de Duke, who gave his arm to the Duch- Berri rushed out of the carriage with ess, and stabbed him in the right side the Countess de Bethizy, who was in with a pointed instrument, which is attendance on her. It was this lady commonly called a carlet or tire-pointe. who first perceived that the fatal wea. The blood gushed out instantly, and pon was in the wound, and who drew the unfortunate Princess, whose situa. it out. The blood gushed out in such tion we shall not attempt to describe, abundance that she was covered with was covered with it. The Prince was it, as was also the Princess herself. carried into one of the rooms of the The Prince was conveyed to the ball Administration, where some profes- of administration of the opera, where sional gentlemen, who had not yet left skilful surgeons inspected the frightthe theatre, hastened to his assistance. ful wound. The Prince was insensiOn seeing the wound, they declared ble, and fears were entertained, from that it was not mortal. A few mi- the change of his features, that the nutes after, Monsieur, and the Duke wound was mortal. The unfortunate and Duchess of Angouleme, arrived. Princess testified at once the most proIt will easily be conceived, that under found grief and the liveliest energy; the first impression of so terrible an She instantly threw off her attire, and event, it is our duty to confine our- devoted herself to the most painful and selves to a simple relation of facts; affecting cares. A stranger to every and our profound sorrow will serve as thing surrounding her, she assisted the an apology for any disorder which may professional men, lavished the tenderappear in our statement.
august spouse, The assassin is a man between thirty- and her sweet accents were the first six and forty years of age. He was that the Prince heard on returning to