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Shuttleworth, A. M. vicar of the parish church, and the Queen of the Guild, (the mayoress,) walked first; after them came the Countess of Derby, and Lady Charlotte Hornby; Lady Stanley, daughter of the Earl of Derby, and Lady Anne Lindsay ; Lady Susan Carpenter, and the Hon. Mrs. Cawthorne; Lady Gerrard, and Lady Hoghton ; Lady Jerningham, and Lady Fitzgerald. Several other baronets' ladies, and the residue of the other ladies followed, walking in pairs; in all nearly four hundred in number, consisting of the most noble and distinguished ladies in this and the neighbouring counties. They were superbly attired, and elegantly adorned with a profusion of the most inestimable jewels. This part of the fetę (especially the first coup d'æil, when the ladies had all got out of the Guild-hall into the street,) comprehending such a brilliant display of beauty, elegance, and fashion, deservedly attracted universal attention and admiration from all present, and thereby produced one of the grandest, most uncommon, and charming sights ever beheld in this town.
After attending the mayoress to church, and hearing divine service, the ladies paraded in the same order round the market place.
In the course of the procession, a complete steamengine in miniature, at full work, was exhibited, performing all the various evolutions of the cotton manufactory, and was attended by fourteen men, in uniform dresses, similar to those mentioned heretofore. This very curious, rare, and singular piece of mechanism, attracted great attention.
The spectacle of this day was, by far, the most brilliant and gratifying of the whole festival. So splendid an exhibition of female attractions has seldom been witnessed in this part of the country, indeed every possible variety of taste, elegance, and art were displayed by both sexes during the whole carnival, in costume, ornaments, and decorations. Some of the dresses worn by the ladies, on this occasion, were said to be worth more than ten thousand pounds.
Splendid assemblies were given in the Guild-hall, (tickets ten shillings and sixpence each,) which were uncommonly crowded.
Balls were also held, of which four hundred tickets were generally sold. The crowd was so great, that dancing, upon these occasions, was scarcely practicable.
theatre royal, a very elegant and convenient edifice, was well attended by large audiences, every night at double prices : a great part of the pit had been laid into boxes; notwithstanding which, scarcely a place was to be had on the most of
the nights. Great merit was due to Mr. John Stanton, the
manager, for his spirited conduct in bringing some of the first-rate performers down from London, to amuse the town at this pleasing fête. Miscellaneous concerts were performed in the evenings, where Mr. Haydn, Mr. Meredith, Mr. Hill, Mrs. Atkins, Miss Cheese, Mr. Cimador, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Yaniewitz, Madame Dussec, and Mr. Harvey, exerted their musical abilities to crowded and brilliant audiences. There was a grand masquerade ball, (tickets one guinea each,) held in the Guild-hall, where many original, singular, grotesque, and odd figures were personated, by some of the first families of distinction. Pidcock's menagerie was here, with an extensive collection of wild beasts, and foreign birds. The celebrated Mr. Ireland, the flying phenomenon, exerted himself, to the great astonishment of every beholder. . Hair-dressers, cooks, confectioners, milliners, haberdashers, &c. &c. came here in numbers, from various parts of the kingdom, during this interesting spectacle.
The prodigious concourse of visitors, especially those of the higher ranks, was such as to excite the astonishment of all the townsmen. More than two hundred carriages were daily parading the public streets.
The races began on Wednesday, and the concourse of people on Fullwood
moor, was greater than ever before remembered, and presented an interesting scene during this year's guild.
The ensuing Guild will commence on Monday the 2d of Sep
tember, 1822. Nicholas Grimshaw, Esq. Mayor.
The following is the arrangement for the entertainments :
Monday-- Morning—The Mayor's Procession.
Evening-Mayor's Ball. · Thursday-Morning-Races.
Evening-Fancy Dress Ball. Saturday—Morning-Races.
Evening-Display of Fire Works
STEWARDS OF THE RACES.
Charles Tempest, Esq. George Walmesley, Esq. Second Week:-In this week there will be a grand Musical Festival, for the benefit of the public charties of the town.
Principal Vocal Performers Madame Camporese, Miss
Goodall, Master Smith, Mr. Braham, Mr. Kellner, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Isherwood.
Principal Instrumental Performers :-Conductor, Mr. Greatořex.—Leader, Mr. Mori.-Second Violin, Mr. Cudmore. Tenors, Messrs. Hime and Clough.-Violoncellos, Messrs. Brooks, Jackson, and Sudlow.--Double Bass, Messrs. Draganetti and Hill.-Flutes, Messrs. Nicholson and Weiss.Oboes, Messrs. Hughes.-Clarionets, Messrs. Williams and Tipping.--Horns, Messrs. Tully and Leander.- Bassoons, Messrs. Godfrey and Lees.—Trumpet, Mr. Hyde.—Trombones, Messrs. Causton, Cartledge and Waddington.-Drums, Mr. Wilkinson.
Monday—Morning—Ascent of a Balloon.