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The Knight Marshal's Men on horseback,
two and two.

The Knight Marshal, or his Deputy, on horseback.
The King's Kettle-drums.
The Drum-major.

Serjeants at Arms

with their Maces,


The King's Trumpets, two and two.
The Serjeant Trumpet with his


Pursuivants of Arms uncovered,
two and two.

Heralds of Arms, as before.
Kings of Arms, as before.

The PRINCE in his Coach.


with their Maces, Serjeants at Arms

Gentleman Usher The Lord-mayor Garter King

of the Black- of London in his

of Arms, or

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Yeomen of

the guard,

The KING in his Coach.


Footmen, the guard,

Yeomen of

His Majesty's Horse-guards as before,
to close the proceeding.

Thus the KING is to pass from St. Margaret'shill (after the Recorder has made his speech, and the Lord Mayor received the City sword from his Majesty) to his Royal-palace of St. James's.

The Trained-bands of Southwark, by order of the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, are to line the way from Kent-street end, to the foot of Londonbridge.

Three regiments of the City Trained-bands are to make a guard from the Bridge to the Stocksmarket,

The several Companies of London, with their Ensigns, are to line the streets on both sides, from the Stocks-market to St. Paul's Churchyard; at the East-end whereof, the Children of Christ's-hospital are to stand, and one of the King's boys makes a speech to his Majesty. And the other three regiments of the City Trainedbands are to guard the way from St. Paul's Church-yard to Temple-bar. From Templebar, the Steward, High-bailiff, and Burgesses of Westminster, in their gowns, attended by all the Constables and Beadles with their re


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spective staves: and the High-bailiff's officers, with their ensigns of office, are to line the way and next to them the Militia of Westminster make a guard, leaving a space between them and his Majesty's Foot-guards (who line the way from St. James's into the Strand) for the Artillery-company to draw up in. Against St. Alban's-street in the Pall-mall, the Sheriffs' officers and Lord Mayor's officers are to make a stand on the right-hand.

Those who have served, or fined for Sheriffs or Aldermen of London, are to make their stand between the passages into St. James's-square. The Sheriffs and Aldermen make their stand towards the upper-end of the Pall-mall, on the right-hand leading to St. James's-gate. The Nobility, and others who go in their coaches, are to alight at St. James's-gate; and the coaches to pass by St. James's Meuse into St. James's-park, and go out again at the upper gate by Hyde-park.

The Knight-marshal's men, kettle-drums, trumpets, and serjeant-trumpet, are to make a stand on the right-hand side from the end of the Pall-mall, by the Gloucester-tavern.

The Officers of arms and Serjeants at arms are to pass on to the second gate-way, and there alight.

The Lord-mayor, with Garter, and the Gentleman-usher of the Black-rod, are to attend his


Majesty into St. James's, to the foot of the stairs leading up to the Guard-chamber; where they alight, and the Lord Mayor humbly takes his leave of his Majesty.

During the whole proceeding from St. Margaret's

hill, the Conduits at Stocks-market and other parts of the City are to run with wine as usual. And the great guns at the Tower are to be twice discharged: first, at his Majesty's taking coach at Greenwich; and secondly, after his passing over London-bridge. And at his Ma-` jesty's arrival at his Royal Palace, the footguards in the Park fire three volleys, and the cannon in the Park are to be discharged."

Such was the eagerness evinced on this occasion, that seats were erected in every situation where it was possible the King could be seen, and the balconies in Cheapside, Cornhill, &c. were let for 20 and 30 guineas each. It must, however, be acknowledged to have been a superb spectable, to grace which the publick provided prudently and amply. Coaches, carts, &c. were forbid to enter the streets, and those were lined by six regiments of Trained bands; the Conduits ran with wine; the Charity-children, assembled on a vast range of seats, sung Hymns; the Livery Companies exhibited their persons and costume; and a number of aged gentlemen, whose hairs were silvered by time, determined to invite others


to join them in white camblet cloaks, and seated on white horses to form part of the procession; but some unforeseen obstacles intervening, they were compelled to substitute a stand at the Eastend of St. Paul's, erected over another appointed for a boy from Christ's-hospital to pronounce an oration to the King, where a considerable number appeared to shew their loyalty.-One of the newspapers of the day observes, that the weather was uncommonly fine, and that the cavalcade of the procession and volunteers reached from Greenwich to St. Paul's. Exclusive of the usual evening demonstrations of joy, a fire-work was exhibited in St. Paul's church-yard, representing two flaming dragons on one side, and on the other the Crown accompanied by the motto, "Floreat Civitas." Cockades of ribband, and ribbands decorated with mottos and devices in gold and silver, were very generally worn on this occasion, and at the subsequent Coronation; previous to which, the Envoys of Sicily and Venice had a warm dispute on precedency in the box prepared for the Ambassadors in Westminster-hall; this the Marshal of the Ceremonies adroitly parried, by declaring all precedency ceased in the box. Every description of utensils and table-linen were purloined from Westminster-hall, as at the preceding Coronation.

Dreadful accidents occurred during the procession, by the fall of over-loaded scaffolds in Old Palace

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