Saturday, March 2, 1833
COURT AND FASHIONABLE LIFE
— The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will entertain a distinguished party at Gloucester House on Monday next.
— The Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury have issued cards for a party on the 9th inst.
— Sir Michael and Lady Shaw Stewart have issued cards for a grand dinner party on Saturday the 9th inst., at their residence on Carlton-terrace.
— Sir Robert Peel will give his next Banquet this evening, in Privy Gardens, to Prince Talleyrand and the Duchess de Dino, Count Pozzo di Borgo, and other distinguished fashionables.
— The Hon. Henry Edward Fox, son of Lord Holland, has arrived at Rome from England. Mr Fox is likely to make some stay abroad, having been appointed Secretary of Legation at the Court of Turin.
— Prince Talleyrand was prevented, by a sprained ancle, from attending the Drawing-room on Monday.
— Lord Frederick Fitzclarence has resigned the Lieutenancy of the Tower, and Sir John Wood has been appointed in his room.
— Count Matuschevitz is about to break up his establishments in Curzon street and at Melton, having been appointed to the diplomacy at Dresden. His Excellency is expected to take his departure for St Petersburg in the course of the month, after a sojourn in this country of three years, during which period he has held the diplomatic rank of Russian Minister Extraordinary.
— The Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria honoured Covent Garden theatre with their presence on Wednesday evening, to witness the performance of the new dramatic Oratorio of The Israelite in Egypt, or The Passage of the Red Sea.
— The Duke of Cumberland and the Princess Sophia visited their Majesties on Thursday.
— The Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria walked and drove in Hyde Park on Thursday morning.
— Prince George of Cambridge viewed Mr Burford’s Panoramas of Milan and Stilling on Tuesday.
— The Marquis of Douro has returned to Apsley House from Dover.
— The Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury gives her second grand assembly on the 7th inst.
— The Earl of Tankerville will entertain a select circle at dinner on Sunday in Grosvenor square.
— The Speaker of the House of Commons will give his third Parliamentary dinner to-day to a party of ultra-Reform Members, comprising Messrs Hume, O’Connell, Major Beauclerk, &c.
— The Gazette of Tuesday announces that the King has been pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood upon the following Gentlemen, viz. Lieutenant-General Frederick Augustus Weatherall, of Castlebar, Great Ealing, Middlesex, Military Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order; Lieutenant-General David Latimer Tinling Widdrington, Military Knight Commander of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order; Colonel John Boscawcn Savage, of the Royal Marines, Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, and Military Knight Commander of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order; and Henry Ellis, Esq. Principal Librarian of the British Museum, Companion of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order.
— The same Gazette announces the appointment of Lieutenant-General John Sullivan Wood, to the office of Lieutenant of his Majesty’s Tower of London, vice Colonel Lord Frederick Fitzclarencc.
— On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland gave a grand dinner at their residence in the Green Park.
— The Earl of Aberdeen gave a sumptuous dinner on Saturday last at Argyll House to the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert and Lady Peel, the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Lord and Lady Stuart de Rothsay, Baron de Neumann, Baron and Baroness Zuylen, the Earl of Rosslyn, Sir Richard Vyvyan, Bart., Mr Sidney Herbert, Count Pozzo di Borgo, and Sir Robert Wilson.
— The Duke of Bedford has arrived in Belgrave square from Woburn Abbey.
— On the preceding day the Noble Earl entertained the Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury, Lord and Lady Grantham and Miss Robinson, Lord and Lady Lyndhurst, Lord Villiers, Lord and Lady Stonnont, Lord Castlereagh, Mr William Bankes, Lord Redesdale, Lord Grimston, and Mr Harris.
— On the same day Admiral Sir Charles Ogle gave an elegant dinner to a party of Naval Officers, &c. at his house in Eaton square.
— The Right Hon. E. G. Stanley gave a second grand dinner on Carlton terrace on Saturday; and, in the evening, Mrs Stanley had a card party.
— A grand entertainment was given on Friday evening, the 22d, at Ashburnham House, to meet his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland. The whole of the household wore their State liveries, and the tables exhibited a rich display of gold and silver services. Amongst the company present to meet his Royal Highness there .were Count Pozzo di Borgo, Earl and Countess of Jersey, Earl and Countess Stanhope, Earl and Countess Cowper, Earl and Countess of Aberdeen, Lord and Lady Stuart de Rothsay, Lord and Lady Ashley, Sir Robert and Lady Peel, Sir Henry Halford, &c.
— The Duchess de Dino, at the French embassy in Hanover square, on Friday evening, the 22ud, entertained about 150 distinguished fashionables, among whom were the Dukes of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Argyll; Count Pozzo di Borgo, the Marchioness of Stafford, Earl and Countess of Tankerville, Earl and Countess Grey and “Lady Georginna, Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdownc, Viscount Melbourne, Earl and Countess of Jersey, Lord and Lady Cowley, the Foreign Ministers and their Ladies, &c.
— Earl Grey gave a grand dinner on Sunday evening to the Foreign Ambassadors and their Ladies and a distinguished party.
— The Earl of Sefton gave a grand dinner on Sunday, at his house in Arlington street, to the Duke of Argyll, the Earl and Countess of Tankerville, Lord Auckland, Lord Ossulston, Lady Cowley, Lord Alleyn, Mr Augustus Craven, Mr Lester, C. P. Grenfell, Esq. &c.
— Lord Frederick Fitzclarence and Lord Ranelagh have visited Mr Burford, at his paintingroom, to view the forthcoming panorama of the siege of Antwerp.
— Lady Farquhar entertained a party in King street, St James’s, on Wednesday evening.
— The Duchess de Dino entertained a large party of fashionables last evening in Hanover square.
— Sir Charles and Lady Bagot entertained Count Pozzo di Borgo, Lord and Lady Cowley, Lord and Lady Burghersh, and a select party, at dinner, at their residence in Berkeley square on Tuesday. In the evening her Ladyship had a tea party, which was attended by the Duchess of Sutherland, Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford, Marquis of Douro, Countess of Glengall, and Lady E. Butler, Sir George and Miss Seymour, Sir Charles and Lady De Vaux, Lady and Miss Shelley, &c.
— We have this week the mournful task of recording the death of Lord John Townshend, which took place on Monday morning, at his marine residence on the King’s road, Brighton. His Lordship was the second son of George, first Marquis Townshend, and King George II was his sponsor. In early life he was attached to the political creed of the late Mr Fox, and, by the combination of talent, wit, and elegant literature he displayed, became remarkable among that Statesman’s associates. His-Lordship was honoured with the personal friendship of the late King and his present Majesty; and in the latter years of his life, which were spent in the bosom of his family, he paid long and frequent visits to Brighton, dividing his residence between that place and his estate of Balls Park, Hertfordshire, to which county his remains will be conveyed for interment.
— The sprained ancle of Prince Talleyrand (above) has confined him to his room during the week, and been attended with some injury to his general health. The Duchess de Dino is his constant attendant. The following are tile particulars of the accident. The venerable diplomatist had been dining with a distinguished party at Earl Stanhope’s, in Albemarle street, and he was descending the stairs to enter his carriage, holding the banisters for support, when his foot slipped, but he did not, at the moment, feel the slightest sensation of pain, and he proceeded in his carriage to the Travellers’ Club, in Pall-mall, where it was discovered that the limb was considerably swollen, and his ancle sprained, in consequence of which he was obliged to be carried to his carriage. We learn that his Excellency is recovering from the effects of the accident.
— We beg to correct two mistakes in our late account of the tableaux at Wolterton. We should have named Mr Dewes instead of Mr Dawes, and Mr instead of Mrs O’Brien.
— Lord Kinnaird is still confined to his seat at Melton with indisposition, arising from the accident which recently befel him while hunting. His Lordship, we hear, will be unable to take the field again this season.
— We understand that the Duke of Bedford has reduced many of his town rentals 25 to 30 per cent., an example worthy of imitation by other great landlords in the Metropolis. In an official report to one of the departments of Government during the last month, it is stated that the value of property in every part of London, except what are called fashionable situations, has fallen at least one-fourth, and in many instances one-third.