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of the lava, which was running the middle of the same night is in two streams down the fide of the utmost confusion. The ex. the mountain, till eleven o'clock. plosions of the volcano occafioned I had only a peasant of the moun- so violent a concussion of the air, tain with me, and was making my that the door of the king's room at remarks, when, on a sudden, about Portici was burst open, and one mid-day the great eruption hap- door in the palace, though locked, pened about a quarter of a mile was forced open; and what is from me; at first it was only like more wonderful, the like happened a fountain of liquid fire which in many parts of Naples itself. sprung up many feet in the air, The mountain for three days made then a torrent burst out with a this noise by fits, which lasted five most horrid noise, and came 10- or fix hours each time, and then wards us. I took off my coat to was perfectly quiet : we did not lighten myself, and gave it to the see the sun clear almost the whole peasant, and we thought proper week, and the ashes fell in quanto run three miles without itop- tities at Naples, so as to cover the ping. By this time the noise had houses and it reets an inch deep or greatly increased, and the ashes
'Tis really wonderful to caused almost a total darkness, and think of the quantity of matter as the earth shook I thought pro
that came out of the mountain in per to retire ftill further, and upon so short a time, for on Thursday returning home I perceived ano- the lavas ceased running, and if I ther lava towards the Torre del had not examined them myfelf, Annonciata, which in less than fince, I could not have believed two hours flowed four miles. Our it: from the place where I saw villa fhook so much, and the smell the mountain burst, to the point of sulphur was so strong, that I where the lava stopped near Porthought proper to return to Na. tici, is to be sure seven miles, and ples; and indeed the fright of the five miles of this is travelled in family was so great ihat it was im. two hours, the very road I came poslible to remain at the villa. down; notwithstanding which, in
The king's palace, though not some places the torrent is iwo so near the mountain as our villa, milcs broad, and the lava 40 feet is ftill within reach of layas, there high: it took its course through being no less than seven, one upon an immense water channel that is another, under the palace. I about 400 feet deep, and actually thought it right to acquaint the filled it up in some places. Stones court of the impending danger, and of a moit enormous fize were advised the Marquis Tanucci to thrown up from the mouth of the persuade his Sicilian Majefty to volcano, near a mile high, I beremove to Naples directly ; but, lieve, and fell at least half a mile for what reason I know not, my from it: in short, it is imposible to advice was not followed ; and the describe fo glorious and horrid a consequence was, the lava coming scene; for whilst this was going within a mile , and a half of the on, Naples was crowded with palace, and the thunder of the processions, women with their hair mountain increasing, the whole loose and bare feet, full of every court was obliged to remove in fuperftition. The prisoners killed
their gaoler, and attempted to break as his Royal Highness had exout. The cardinal archbishop's pired, the prince of Monaco told gate was burnt down, because he his officers and servants that he would not bring out St. Januarius; muft then acknowledge the rank and when he was brought out on of his unfortunate guest, by such Thursday, a mob of an incredible respect and honours as he was able number of people loaded the faint in that situation to pay to his mewith abuse for suffering the moun. mory; that he had ordered a cantain to frighten them fo: their non to be fired every half hour till expressions were-You are a pretty
the body should be deposited on faint protector indeed! you yellow- board the thip, and the chambre faced fellow ! (for the filver in ardent to be prepared for the lywhich the faint's head is incafed, ing in ftate, according to the is very much tarnished), and when cuitom of that country, with his the noise of the mountain ceased, body-guard to attend, and a guard they, fell upon their faces, and from the regiment. Accordingly thanked him for the miracle, and the preparations were made in the returned to the cathedral singing largest apartment of the palace, his praises, and telling him how hung with black ; a high canopy handsome he was,
One man's in the middle of black and silver, faith in the saint was so great, with a representation of a coffin of that, at the head of the procession, the fame, upon fix ftages or steps when he
came in sight of the of black, on each of which were mountain, he turned up his bare a row of tapers in large gold and b- to it, and said, now kiss it, silver candlesticks ; on the coffin, for here comes Genariello. I
a silver pillow with a coronet upon am sorry to say that all this is it, the sword next on the coffin, actually true : nay it would fill and then the garter, George, and many theets was I to tell you half star; on the ground, a row of what I saw last week of this fort. torches round the whole ; under The mountain is now quite calm, the canopy, behind the flage, was and I believe for the present there placed the cofin, which was made is an end of this eruption, but I as near as possible in the English do not believe all the matter is yet manner, covered with the pall: come out. I am very glad w much
on each side were two mutes, and is come out, and that Genariello behind Col. St. John, Col. Mor. did not stop it sooner; for if he rison, Commodore Spry, and Mr. had, we should surely have had an Schutz, attended the whole carthquake, and been demolished. lighting consisted of near 200 taThis last eruption has fully fatis. pers, The procession from thence fied my curiofity, and I should be to the water-fide was fixed for Sunas well satisfied if the mountain day at four o'clock in the afterwas 1oo miles from this capital. noon, according to the order here
unto fubjoined, and the chambre An acccant of the laf honours paid ardent was opened at nine o'clock
to his Royal Highness the Duke of that morning. At the setting out York, at Monaco in Italy. of the procession, a signal was N Thursday the 17th of made for the ship to fire minute. September, 1767, as soon guns till the body should be on
board; as it came out of the pa.. Highness's servants, and two more
Two by two Lieutenants.
Gentlemen his Attendants
iwo by two.
Ceremonial of the private interment of York at the Nore, on the 30th of his late Royal Higness the of October laft, his coffin, covered Duke of York and Albany, in the with fine crimson velvet, with filver royal vault in king Henry the nails and handles, and the filver VIIth's chapel.:
plate containing his titles, was
dispatched to the said place, when S soon as advice was received the corpse, inclosed in a leaden
coffin, was taken out of a very of his Royal Highness the Duke ncat wooden ene, covered likewise
Asfache sarrival of the corpse
with crimson velvet, with filver body. In which order they prolace round the borders, and put ceeded to the Jerusalem chamber into a new one made by his ma- near the house of lords. jeity's upholfterêr. A beautiful The same day the royal vault urn, covered in the same manner in Westminster Abbey was opened, as the coffin, and lined with white and at night his Highness's bowels fattin, was sent down, in which were carried into the vault, where the bowels of his Royal Highness his body was interred the evening were deposited.
following. On the second of November, the Between' nine and ten on the Mary yacht, with the corpse of his following evening, the proceffion Royal Highness the Duke of York, began from the Prince's chamber, appeared off Woolwich, and was (whither the body had been resaluted minutely whilft pafling; moved the night before,) pafling about twenty minutes after ten it through the Old Palace-yard to the arrived at Greenwichs and foon af. fouth east door of Westminster ter three was landed and put into Abbey, upon a floor railed in, cothe hearse under a royal salute of vered with black cloth, and lined the artillery." The procession then on each side with a party of the began to move towards' Weftmin- foot guards, in the following or. fter. The hearse was preceded by der : two coaches and fix, besides his Drums and trumpets founding Highness's own body coach, in a solemn march, with banners atwhich were three of the lords of tached to them, adorned with na. his bed-chamber; one of whom val trophies, the drums covered bore the urn with the embalmed with black. parts of his Royal Highness's
The Serjeant Trumpeter.
Knight Marshal's men.
Page of the Presence.
Pages of Honour.
Heralds of Arms.
The Hon. Cb. Sloane Cadogan, Esq.
Norroy King of Arms.
The coronet upon a black velvet cufhion, The Lord Chamberlain of his Majesty's borbe by Clarencieux King of Arms.
Afiftants to the Chief Mourner,
A Gentleman Usher.
Colonel St. John.
At the entrance of Westminfter the coffin was placed on treffels, Abbey, within the church, the the head towards the altar, the dean and prebendaries, attended crown and cushion being laid there. by the choir, received the body, on, and the canopy held over lit, falling into the procession next be. while the service was read by the fore Norroy king of arms, and dean of Westminster, the chief so proceeded, singing, into king mourner and his two supporters Henry the Seventh's chapel, where sitting on chairs at the head of the