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THE ACCOUNT OF THE OFFICIAL PROGRESS OF HIS GRACE HENRY THE FIRST DUKE OF BEAUFORT
(Lord President of the Council in Wales and Lord Warden of the Marches)
THROUGH WALES IN 1684.
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words of Sir William Fraser, “I found myself in
a room, the remembrance of which will live so CONTENTS.-No 154.
long as the English language. It is 120 feet long, NOTES :- The Waterloo Ball, 441-Ballads of the West of 54 broad, and about 13 feet high ; the floor smooth England, 442–Robert Burton, 443– Battle of Agincourt enough to be danced on to-night.”
l Surnames, 444 - Verses on Fly-leal - Literary Parallel Kissing-Erratum-Egyptian Hierograms, 445–Walsingham Sir William tells us that this room answers preand the ' Arcana Aulica'—Epigram--Bleisho – Programme, cisely to the description given to him by the lady
who had been present at the ball; that it is immeQUERIES :-Cheese-making. Book of Martyrs, 446-Heraldic diately in the rear of the Duke of Richmond's - The Cross Roads '-"Nièce à la mode de Bretagne"“There's a difference I ween"-Klaus Groth's Lecture in house ; that it stands in the Rue de la Blanch. London-Thos. Dray-- Musical Taste in Birds-Workmen's isserie ; and that in 1815 it belonged to a coachEclogues-Amsterdam Bourse, 447–Bradford Family-Tennyson's J. 8. – Parkin-Liquid Gas –Archbishops of Yorkbuilder. We are further told that this room is Thomas Lawson — Infants never Laugh - Harvest Horn-capable of holding at least four hundred persons. Wyddelin - Mercury - Society of Kabbalists - Alope':
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p. 13, we are told that the Duchess of Richmond's
house was No. 9, Rue des Cendres, Boulevard THE WATERLOO BALL.
Botanique, near the Porte de Cologne. Thus it On Aug. 25 there appeared in the Times a letter, will be seen that we are in possession of corroborwritten by Sir William Fraser, which is worthy of ative evidence, gathered from fields wide apart. attention. Sir_William tells us that, some time But, as might have been expected, grave objections before leaving England, he conversed with a lady were raised against Sir William Fraser's theory, who danced with his father at the Duchess of and, among others, Lord De Ros wrote to the Richmond's ball in June, 1815. From the de- Times to say that his mother, who was present at scriptions given by that lady, Sir William was the Waterloo Ball, assured him that the room in induced to search for the Duke of Richmond's which the ball took place was on the ground floor, house in the Rue de la Blanchisserie at Brussels. and that its size did not by any means correspond After considerable trouble the site of that house with the dimensions of the room which Sir William was found in the Rue des Cendres. It is now Fraser has discovered -a fact which, Lord De Ros covered by a large hospital, one of whose wings says, is further proved by a ground-plan of the formed part of the duke's house. After examining Duke of Richmond's house in the possession of the garden behind this wing in vain for traces of a Lady De Ros. ball-room, Sir William observed, above the wall I think that a moment's consideration will of the hospital, the roof of a high building, which minimize the value of that ground-plan as evihe was told is the brewery of the Rue de la Blanch- dence. Here is no question of the size of the isserie. Oo inquiry at the brewery the proprietor Duke of Richmond's rooms. The ball was held said that he knew nothing anent a ball-room, and in a room belonging to a coach-builder adjacent on being further questioned as to how this brewery to the family residence. All the ground-plans in came into his possession, said that his father had Brussels would not throw light beyond their own purchased it from a coach-builder of the name of immediate spheres. I take it that the coachVan Asch. Here, then, was a clue. “Had the builder lent his room ; that a covering was made coach-builder a depôt ?” inquired the visitor. to connect it with the Duke of Richmond's house ; “ Yes; a very large one. It is now my granary." and that, for one night only, the two edifices were Thereupon Sir William and the proprietor mounted practically joined. to the first floor of this granary, where, in the On Sept. 25 Dr. James Martin, of Woodview,