12 JUNE 1830, Page 1



THE condition of his Majesty, in the opinion even of those who long held a contrary doctrine, is now admitted to be altogether hopeless. The Morning Herald, which, in the face of all evidence, had, up to last week, maintained the probability of a recovery, has reluctantly admitted that it is now no longer to be looked for. On Monday, the King was so extremely ill, that an almost instant dissolution was expected. So alarming did the symptoms ap- pear, that the medical attendants were earnest for the issuing of a second bulletin ; and it probably would have been issued, notwith- standing his Majesty's aversion to it, had not the Duke of WEL- LINGTON, who was sent for by express, ventured on his own re- sponsibility to forbid it. On Tuesday, his Majesty's singularly pwerful constitution, whose energies are not yet wholly broken down, aided by the efforts of his medical attendants, produced a rally ; and since that day, the symptoms of suffering have been f,omewirat alleviated. During his intervals of ease, the royal

maintains the utmost cheerfulness of behaviour; and if we ' may trust report, at no period of his life has he expressed more anxiety about the result of those sports which: he has been hang, in the habit of honouring with his presence, than he has done on this occasion. So powerful is the influence of the mind over the body, even in the most formidable diseases, that it is not over-fanciful to trace to the races at Ascot, and the excitation they have caused, the temporary modification of the King's illness.

During the whole of the week, the various officiaries who have peculiar duties assigned them on the demise of the Crown, have held themselves in constant readiness for the fulfilment of their last services to an affectionate and much-beloved master.


"Windsor Castle, June 6, 1830.—The King has been less embarrassed in his breathing, and his Majesty slept at intervals last night." " Windsor astle, June 7, 1830.—The King continues nearly in the same state. His Majesty passed the night under considerable embar- rassment."

"Windsor Castle, June 8, 1830.—The King passed a very distress- ing day yesterday, but his Majesty has had some refreshing sleep in the night, and is this morning a little better." " Windsor Castle, June 9, 1830.—The King continued less embar- rassed in his respiration all yesterday, and has slept at intervals in the night." "Windsor Castle, June 10, 1830.—The King has had a restless night, but in other respects continues much the same as yesterday." "Windsor Castle, June 11, 1830.—The King experienced rather less dif- ficulty in his respiration yesterday. His Majesty has had a good night." " Windsor Castle, June 12.—The King continues less embarrassed in his respiration. His Majesty has passed another good night.

(la our Latest Edition last week, an announcement of the dangerous state of the King was inserted with the Bulletins. This was a mistake of the printer. It should have appeared as a paragraph in the Postscript to the Week's News.) .