will not in the lead hurt, as they will be conscious that they do not deserve them,

Make trenches round your marquee in camp, to carry off tho water, and to prevent the stray-horses from coming near enough to tread upon your tent-cords. The larger and deeper they are, the better ; that such as stumble into them in the night, may break their legs, which will be a useful warning to the other horses.

To the QUARTER-MASTER SER JEANT. Remember this maxim, that every thing may be converted into profit. This was fully exemplified by one of your calling ; who, being entrusted with the delivery of candles, used to dip them in hot water, in order to wash them clean ; whereby he paid himself for his trouble, by sweating off a considerable quantity of tallow, which he sold to the chandler.

In making up blank cartridges for reviews and field-days, do not fill them too full, as they might stick in going down the barrel of the piece, and so retard the firing. Besides, too much powder might cause it to burst, and thereby kill or maim the Iord knows how many men. And it is surely much better that you should sell a little powder to the grocer, or to the boys who wish to shew their loyalty on his majesty's birth-night, than to have it burned in waste, or perhaps to do mischief to one's friends.

As you are undertaker-general in the regiment, take particular care, when a foldier dies, to fee the external offices of his funeral performed with decency. If any young furgeon should want a body for anatomical purposes, you may safely answer it to your conscience to furnish him. To be cut up and quartered is the least a man can expect, who enlists into the army ; and, after he is dead, it is ten to one he will know nothing of the matter. It will lighten the burthen of the supporters, who have fatigue enough without that of carrying dead bodies; and whether you bury a corpfe or an empty coffin, it is the same thing to the regiment, and to the parfon, provided the latter has his fee.

When your regiment is on the march, and you are sent to require the conftables to prefs waggons, be sure to charge for a warrant. If you have none, it is no matter ; for you know you might have had one. And if you mould allow ihe wag. goner to reckon a mile or two more than the real distance, or, on weighing the baggage, permit them to charge a hundred or two more than the real weight, the share you may get of the money will be but the just perquifites of your office.

In delivering out the small mounting, at the annual cloathing, it is very hard if you cannot get an old shirt or two, or two or three pair of hoes and flockings. It is but robbing the colonel, who makes no scruple to rob the whole regiment.

When in camp you will receive pick-axes, lhovels, rakes, Spades, and other tools from the artillery. These you may let out at so much per week to the labouring men in the neighboura hood ; and should they be damaged or broken, you can produce evidence that it was done in working,

An ACCOUNT of the COMPANY asembled at the DRAWINGRoom at St. James's, and of the BALL that succeeded it, on

Saturday, January 18, 1783, being her Majesty's Birth Day.. A BOUT three o'clock in the afternoon, the throng of car:

A riages at St. James's was very great. Among the nobility and gentry who visited at court, were the foreign ministers and their ladies, and most of the great officers of itate; the duke and ducchess of Chandos, duke and dutchess of Athol, duke and dutchess of Beaufort, duke and dutchess of Argyle, duke and dutchess of Richmond, duke and dutchess of Hamilton, duke and dutchess of Gordon, dowager dutchess of Ancaster, the lord Chancellor, the marquisses of Carmarthen, Lothian, and Graham ; lord and lady Bagot, lord Petre, lord and lady Dartry, lord Cholmondely, lord North, lord Mansfield, lord and lady Pembroke, lord and lady Stormont, lord and lady Grantham, lord Keppel, general Conway, lord and lady Shel. barne, lord Effingham, lord and lady Weymouth, lord George Cavendish, lord and lady Loughborough, lord and lady Gower, lord and lady Hopetoun, lord and lady Rivers, lord De Ferrers, lord and lady Ferrers, lord Chatham, lord and lady Milburne, lord Cornwallis, lord and lady Glendore, lord and lady Maitland, lord and lady Cavan, lord Parker, lord Buckinghamshire, lady Dorothy Thompson, lord and lady Lewilham, lady Dartmouth, lady Clifford, lord and lady Bathurst, lord Sackville and Miss Sackville, lord and lady Chewton, lady Elizabeth Walde. grave, lord and lady Sefton, lord Mountituart and lady Bute, lord and lady Charles Spencer, lord and lady Cathcart, generals Patterson and Ward, general Freytag and his lady, the bishops of Winchester, Bangor, Salisbury, Gloucester, Bristol, London, Peterborough, St. David's, Chester, Lincoln, Bach and Welig and Landaff; Mr. Burke, Mr. Fox, Sir George and lady Yonge, Mr. and Mrs. Townshend, Sir Joseph Yorke, Sir SaVOL, I. 5.


muel Fludyer, governor Wentworth and his lady, Mr. Beck. ford, &c. &c. &c.

The drawing-room was exceedingly brilliant.--Her majesty appeared in a white striped velvet, trimmed with the same colour ; was perfectly well dressed, but not shewy.—The king was dressed in white, with a rose-coloured fattin waistcoat.

The princess royal was in a white and silver tissue, with a small running figure across in lemon.colour filk, which had a very pretty effect : the trimming was unusually rich, and con. fifted of white crape, beautifully embroidered in gold spots and coloured sprigs, variously ornamented with gold taffels, foil, jewels, spangles, &c. &c. The different parts of the drapery were edged with fine oftrich feathers, instead of fringe. The princess Augusta wore the same pattern tissues as her fifter ; but the small running figure across was Burgundy, instead of lemoncolour ; and though trimmed in a quite different file from the princess royal's, was much admired for its peculiar beauty.

The prince of Wales was in a cardinal blue velvet, richly embroidered with silver down the seams. His royal highness wore his hair in two curls on a fide ; and as it was not dressed so low as it usually is, certainly added much to the grace of his form.

Among the ladies moft diftinguished in this brilliant assembly, were lady Shelburne, whole dress was uncommonly superb ; the ladies Waldegrave, lady Ilchester, lady Aylesford, Miss Thynne, &c. Lady Sefton discovered great taste in her choice of dress, and was perfectly happy in the ornamental ears of corn of the trimming, which formed, with the other decoration of her apparel, a most beautiful tout ensemble. Lady Pembroke was particularly well dressed, being in a white sarcin, with a gold spot and wave across. The countess of Hopetoun shone superior in the beauty and richness of the laces the wore, Lady Aug. Campbell appeared in a white taffity, ornamented with feftoons of ar. tificial fowers. Lady Aylesford's dress was much admired for the embroidery of it, which is said to be of her own work. The dowager lady Aylesford was in the fashionable Elliott fire colour, beautifully trimmed. Lady Elizabeth Henley appeared in a beautiful rose - coloured fattin, with a white petticoat, trimmed with gauze, and a painted border, intermixed with an elegant foil of the same colour, the whole forming an elegant fimplicity. Mrs. Dalling, the lady of general Dalling, was remarked for the richnefs of her dress, being white and gold, the trimming of which had a most pleasing effect. The ladies dresses were in general of white ; fome Veftris blue, Carmelite, and Craupaud; with the last new colours, the Corbeau, and


Les Boulets-rouges.—There was scarcely a lady's head-dress in the assembly, which was not distinguished by a Panache, though they varied much in the magnitude of the plume.

The gentlemen mostly appeared in dark colours. The duke of Cumberland had on a deep ruby velvet, embroidered with gold, and white fattin waistcoat. The duke of Manchester, a Carbeaz velvet, with white cuffs, spangled with filver, and a white fattin embroidered waistcoat. Lord Lewisham wore a deep Carmelite, richly embroidered. The marquis of Gra. ham had on a peach-coloured velvet and filver. Lord Southampton, a rich fuit of veivet, of a Carmelite colour, with rich embroidery. The Hon. Mr. North was in a dress of cardinal blue, and a white waistcoat, &c. &c.

From the unfavourableness of the day, few new carriages were at St. James's, but new hammer-cloths and liveries out of number, Among the new equipages, was an elegant vis a vis gilt carriage, belonging to lord George Cavendish. The marquis of Carmarthen, a vis a vis, Corbeau pannels, and gilt frame. Colonel St. Leger launched a moft elegant chariot ; as did also Sir Samuel Fludyer. Lord Cholmondeley went to court in a handsome coach, finished fince his arrival from France.

Early in the evening, the company in the ball-room were very numerous. From the place being well lighted up, the ladies appeared to the greatest advantage : their elegant dresses, the profufion of diamonds they wore, and above all, their supreme beauty, produced the most brilliant display that ever adorned a court. Soon after their majesties, the princess Royal, and princess Augufta, had entered, the minuets commenced. The prince of Wales danced the two first, with the princess Royal and princess Augufta, the latter of whom had never graced the court ball before : after which, minuets were continued in the following order : Duke of Cumberland,

S Lady Augusta Campbell,

! | Lady Frances Finch. Marquis of Graham,

5 Lady Shelburne,

; Lady Aylesford.

's Lady Hor. Waldegrave, Lord Lewisham,

I Lady - Waldegrave. Minuets were also danced by the Hon. Mr. North, lord Par. ker, Mr. Geo. Pitt, colonel St. Leger, Mr. West, Mr. Smith, Ms. Chartres, &c. &c. the Hon. Mifs Thynne, Miss Elliken, , 2


Miss Cooper, Mifs Hobart, Miss Boscawen, Miss Bridgeman, &c. &c. The minuets being ended, the country dances began. The couples which stood up were as follow :

The prince of Wales, Princess Royal.
Duke of Cumberland, Princess Augufta.
Colonel St. Leger, Lady Aug. Campbell.
Marquis of Graham, Lady Frances Finch.
Mr. George Pitt, . Lady Hor. Walpole,
Mr. Smich, .

Miss Bridgemans Mr. Chartres, . Mifs Cooper.' The marquis of Graham, and his partner, went down two dances only : the other couples continued 'till the ball ended, which was about a quarter past eleven ; when their majesties, and the two princesses, with their attendants, retired. The prince of Wales and duke of Cumberland remained a considerable time after ; but, immediately on their taking leave, the company departed at a much earlier hour than usual, on account of the day. It was observed of the prince of Wales, that he was the most elegant dancer among the gentlemen, The princesses also danced with a grace that drew every eye with ad. miration upon them. His majesty continued for the greatest part of the evening in conversation with the earl of Shelburne, lord Grantham, the earl of Carlisle, and the chancellor of the exchequer ; and appeared in high spirits.

The lord mayor, in compliment to the day, caused the man. fion-house to be illuminated in a stile of elegance, superior toc every decoration of the kind for many years. In the centre of the portico, in front, was placed a crown, over a cypher of G. R. richly embellished with small lamps of different shades and forms ; on each side feftoons and lozenges of barrel and globe lamps, of various colours: the height of the whole full twelve feet, and the width extending from one column to ano.. ther.


during the Year 1782. O NE year makes but an imperceptible change in our oa

tional religion ; and as it is not an object of general con. çern, any changes that may happen, are but little attended to

The great man's religion lies in his ticle, his horse, or his. whore. He puts faith in the minister for the time being, and


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