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quite lifeless, his body bearing much the appearance of those who are killed by lightning. 5.—A shocking accident occurred at the house of Messrs. Wynn and Co. stationers, Paternosterrow. A scaffolding had been erected in front of the house, which is very old, for the purpose of effecting certain repairs. Two men were employed on the highest part of it, raising up lead, from a cart which stood in the street, when a considerable portion of the parapet wall gave way, and fell to the ground, together with the whole of the scaffolding. The two, men who were above were killed on the spot; a third, who was in the cart, was so severely wounded, either by the brick-work or the scaffoldingpoles, that, we understand, he died in the course of the evening; and a fourth was seriously injured. It is supposed, that the accident was occasioned by the weight of the lead, which the men were raising to the roof of the house. 7. — The following: most atrocious robbery was committed at Greenwich, and information was given of it on Monday afternoon at the Public-office, Bowstreet:-Mrs. Walding, the wife of a gentleman's coachman, occupies the house, No. 12, Alfred'sbuildings, Greenwich, the next house to which is uninhabited. On Saturday she was in the dwelling alone, and at eleven o'clock in the morning a man, dressed rather shabby genteel, knocked at the door, and asked her if the next house was to let, as he wished to look at it. She said it was, but she had not the key, and was about to shut the door, when he rushed in, and
seizing her by the throat, said
“he was come for money, and money he must have.” She escaped from him, and ran up stairs, intending to give an alarm at the window, but he followed closely, and just as she reached the landing-place he knocked her down with some heavy instrument, and swore, if she made any noise, he would murder her. He then tore out her ear-rings, cutting both her ears through in doing it, and beat her about the head until she was senseless, She continued in that state, as she believes, for more than an hour, and when she recovered her senses she with difficulty procured assistance from a neighbour, and it was found that the ruffian had broken every lock in the house, and had stolen 40l. in bank notes, a watch, and a considerable quantity of wearing apparel. The husband of the woman gave information of the robbery, and added that his wife was not expected to recover the effect of her wounds. A very accurate description was given of the robber, who, it is hoped, will not long escape the punishment he so richly merits. ll.—Mr. Jeffery, butcher, of Chailey, near Lewes, last week, killed a heifer, weighing only sixty-two stone, whose heart was of a very uncommon size, and that without the least appearance of enlargement from disease. It measured twenty-seven inches and a half in circumference, and when trimmed up ready for the spit, weighed twelve pounds. The ordinary weight of the heart of such an animal is from three to four pounds. The heifer when killed was in perfect health, and in good condition. Coronation Every preparation having been made, to invest the ceremonial of the Coronation of George IV. with the grandeur befitting so important an occasion, a considerable interest was necessarily excited in the public mind; which, however, owing to the division of opinion on the subject of the queen, did not exhibit that crowded urgency to witness, and that enthusiastic ardor to celebrate, the great solemnity, which must otherwise have been fully manifested. The church-yard of St. Margaret's parish, and all the adjacent ground belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, were covered with pavilions and galleries, to which the price of admission declined, as the period of celebration approached; so thatmany who raised scaffoldings in the front of their houses, with a view to turn them to account, sustained considerable loss. The platform on which the procession was to move extended from the great north door of Westminster-hall, to what is called the Sanctuary, or to the west door of the abbey: the weather had become settled, the sun rose in unclouded majesty, nor was it possible to select a day more favourable for any national commemoration or rejoicing. The morning was ushered in by the sound of bells, and the discharge of rockets. Before three o'clock the lines of carriages were formed at Charing-cross on the one hand, and at Millbank on the other. Those who were to join in the pro
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cession, and those who were repairing to seats in the abbey or the hall certainly betrayed no symptoms of inactivity. At the early hourjustmentioned, judges, peers, bishops, commanders(military and naval,) accompanied by their wives and daughters in the richest attire, were on their gradual progress to the scene of splendour. The foremost, indeed, reached the doors before they were opened; and many were, in consequence, rendered stationary for a considerable time. Several, tempted by the fineness of the weather, alighted from their vehicles and proceeded forward on foot. Even ladies bedecked with jewels were seen escaping through thestreets from the tedium of confinement and detention in their coaches. Many peers had procured lodgings in the neighbourhood, and had thus acquired the means of assuming and throwing off with all practicable speed the trappings and ornaments of their respective rank or functions. From any elevated point in the circle of this vicinity a very diversified panoramic view might now be enjoyed, and the scene increased in effect as the business of the day advanced. Palaceyard was occupied by strong parties of patrol, and by detachments of horse-guards; it was a general holiday; the shops remained shut, and every ordinary occupation was suspended. At intervals minute guns were fired from a man of war brig, anchored on the Thames, and the preparations for
illuminating illuminating the public offices were renewed with ardor. Soon after three o'clock we observed a few ladies and gentlemen, in court costume, trippin on foot across Bridge-street an towards Westminster-hall. At that time few were to be seen in the booths, and along the royal platform the guards lay slumbering with little apparent comfort. Before four o'clock the line of coaches was full on the eastern side of the division from Parliament-street to Charing-cross; on the other side it extended only to the HorseGuards. The Queen.—A considerable crowd assembled about her majesty's house, in South Audleystreet, soon after four o'clock. As soon as it was ascertained that her majesty's coach was making ready in the yard, the crowd, both in South Audleystreet and in Hill-street, became very great. The wall opposite to her majesty's house in Hillstreet was soon covered with spectators, who announced to the crowd below each successive step of preparation. “The horses are
to;” “every thing is quite ready;"
“ the queen has entered the coach,"—were the gradual communications, and they were received with the loudest cheers. Lady Anne Hamilton arrived a few minutes before five, and was most cordially and respectfully greeted. Soon after five, the gate was thrown open, and a shout was raised—“The queen 1" “The queen!” The queen immediately appeared in her coach of state, drawn by six bays. Lady Hood and lady Anne Hamilton sat opposite to her majesty. Lord Hood followed in his
own carriage. Her majesty looked extraordinarily well; and acknowledged, with great dignity and composure, the gratulations of the people on each side of her coach. The course taken was, through Great Stanhope-street, Park-lane, Hyde-park-corner, the Green-park, St. James's-park, Birdcage-walk, and by Storey'sgate, along Prince's-street, to Dean's-yard—a way, it must be observed, the least likely to attract notice, or to gather crowds. The crowd accumulated immensely along this line; the soldiers every where presented arms with the utmost promptitude and respect; and a thousand voices kept up a constant cry of “The queen,” “The queen for ever.” The coup d'ail from the road along the Green-park, was the most striking which can be imagined; the whole space presented one mass of well-dressed males and females hurrying with every possible rapidity to accompany the queen, and shouting their attachment and admiration. The two torrents that poured along the south side of the park and the eastern end occasioned the greatest conflux at Storey's-gate. As soon as the queen's arrival was known in the scene of the king's coronation, shouts of— “ The queen,” at once arose from all the booths, and hats and handkerchiefs were every where waved in token of respect. As soon as her majesty came in sight of the coronation platform and Westminster-abbey, she stopped for a few moments, apparently uncertain what course to take, as she had hitherto met with no obstruction, and yet had received nothing like an invitation to approach.
At this moment the feelings of the spectators were wound up to a pitch of the most intense curiosity and most painful anxiety. The persons who immediately surrounded her carriage knew no bounds in expressing their enthusiastic attachment, while many of those in the galleries, apprehensive of the consequences of the experiment which she was making, could not restrain their fears and alarms. In the mean time great confusion seemed to prevail among the officers and soldiers on and near the platform; the former giving orders and retracting them, and the latter running to their arms, uncertain whether they should salute her by presenting them or not. Astonishment, hurry, and doubt, seemed to agitate the whole multitude assembled either to witness or compose the ensuing pageant. She alighted from her carriage and proceeded on foot, leaning on the arm of lord Hood, and accompanied by the faithful companions of her affliction, lady Hood and lady Anne Hamilton, to demand admission. The approach of the queen towards the hall-door produced a considerable sensation within : there was an immediate rush to the door, which was closed amidst much confusion. The officer on guard (we believe
colonel M'Kinnon) was imme-.
diately summoned to the spot, and asked her majesty for her ticket. She replied that she had none, and as queen of England needed none: he professed his sorrow, but said he must obey orders, and that his orders were to see that no person whatever should be admitted without a ticket. Her majesty then retired.
The party went to the door of the duchy of Lancaster behind the champion's stable, and had the door shut in their faces. They then turned round, and leaving the royal carriage behind, proceeded to demand admission at another entrance. The same intense sensation of interest and the same applause mixed with partial disapprobation continued to follow her. When she arrived nearly at the other extremity of the platform— that which was opposite to the central pavilion—her further progress was arrested by a file of about a dozen soldiers, who were suddenly ordered to form across the platform. Her majesty then quitted it, and went straight on to the House of Lords on foot, there to repeat the same request, and with the same success. In about twenty minutes she returned, and having ordered the top of her carriage to be taken down, rode off, amid the astonishment and acclamations of the people. We subjoin the following account from the Courier of her majesty's reception at the door of Westminster-abbey: “Lord Hood having desired admission for her majesty, the door-keepers drew across the entrance, and requested to see the tickets. Lord Hood.—“I present you your queen; surely it is not necessary for her to have a ticket.” Door-keeper.—“Our orders are to admit no person without a peer's ticket.” Lord Hood."—This is your queen: she is entitled to admission without such a form.” The queen, smiling, but still in sound some agitation—“Yes, I am your queen, will you admit me?" Door-keeper—“My orders are specific, and I feel myself bound to obey them.” The queen laughed. Lord Hood.—“I have a ticket.” Door-keeper.—“Then my lord, we will let you pass upon producing it.” Lord Hood now drew from his pocket a peer's ticket for one person; the original name in whose favour it was drawn was erased, and the name of “Wellington” substituted. Door-keeper.—“This will let one person pass, but no more." Lord Hood.—“Will your majesty go in alone?” Her majesty at first assented, but did not persevere. Lord Hood.—“Am I to understand that you refuse her majesty admission?” Door-keeper.—“We only act in conformity with our orders.” Her majesty again laughed. Lord Hood.—“Then you refuse the queen admission ?” A door-keeper of a superior order then came forward, and was asked by lord Hood whether any preparations had been made for her majesty 2 He answered respectfully in the negative. Lord Hood.—“Will your majesty enter the abbey without your ladies?” Her majesty declined. Lord Hood then said. that her majesty had better retire to her carriage. It was clear no provision had been made for her accommodation. Her majesty assented. Some persons within the porch of the abbey laughed, and utterred some expressions of disrespect.
Lord Hood.—“We expected to have met at least with the conduct of gentlemen. Such conduct is neither manly nor mannerly.” Her majesty then retired, leaning on lord Hood's arm, and followed by lady Hood and lady Hamilton. She was preceded by constables back to the platform, over which she returned, entered her carriage, and was driven off amidst reiterated shouts of mingled applause and disapprobation.” Her majesty returned through Pall-mall, St. James's-street, and Piccadilly, followed all along by a great concourse of people. In St. James's-street the water had previously created abundance of mud, and this material the crowd bestowed upon some public offices which were prepared for an illumination. During the whole course of her majesty's progress no accident occurred. It was not so with other coaches which passed near the queen's house. The usual route was to pass by Dean-street into Park-lane; the duke of Montrose and his eldest son the marquis of Graham, however, proceeded in front of the queen's house to Great Stanhopestreet. After their carriage had passed, we heard a loud scream from a boy who was rolled on the street. He was carried away b a man on his shoulder, his hand streaming with blood, and three of his fingers hanging by fragments of the skin. We understood that the accident was occasioned by an empty coach returning and driving against the post to which the boy clung, in order to avoid coming into contact with . the noble duke's carriage. Westminster