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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1842 edition. Excerpt: ...Magistrates, who had shortly before
arrived from Dupplin Castle, drove up, as well as the whole other
Members of Council, in carriages, to the Barrier. The carriages in
which the Magistrates sat were very highly decorated. The arms of
the Burgh were beautifully gilt on the panels, and the whole
appearance of the carriages was very elegant. Immediately on
alighting, the Magistrates and Council arranged themselves behind
the Barrier--the Magistrates in front, and the Lord Provost in the
centre of THE QUEEN'S ARRIVAL AT THE BARRIER. 123 the line. The
City-Chamberlain, David Duncan, Esq. attired in Court dress, and
supported on either side by the City-Clerks, stood in the centre,
betwixt the Magistrates and Council, carrying the Keys of the Burgh
on a cushion of crimson velvet. The Town-Officers, bearing their
halberts, were placed in front of the Magistrates and Council; the
Barrier-Gate was then thrown open; and in this attitude the civic
authorities awaited the approach of the Queen. The members of the
Presbytery of Perth occupied their station on the platform assigned
to them on the left-hand side of the Barrier. The reverend
gentlemen were attired in their robes and bands, and were headed by
Dr. Thomson, of the Middle Church, who wore a cocked hat, as being,
formerly, Moderator of the Assembly. A few minutes before six
o'clock, a renewed canonading on Moncrieff Hill, and the repeated
discharge of artillery from Bellwood, the beautiful and picturesque
residence of Mr. Turnbull, notified her Majesty's departure from
Dupplin Castle; and the City Bells were then set a-ringing. In a
very brief time thereafter, the Royal cortege came in view of the
Barrier; the pace was slackened to a walk; and the Royal party came
slowly on, amid the deafening...
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