The Duke of Wellington was thrown from his horse on
Friday last, opposite Chesterfield House. The Morning Post gives the following genteel account of the accident- " The Duke was rifling a spirited horse; and at the corner of Tylney Street, in South Audley Street, he came in contact with a hired rehiele celled a fie ; when it is supposed that the shaft touched the knee of the Duke's right leg, and the horse starting, his Grace fell with great violence to the ground. Assist- ance being at hand, the Duke was enabled to walk, but with great difficulty, into the Park at the Stanhope Gate ; and he proceeded as far as his own garden- gate; but the pain and exhaustion prevented his proceeding further without help. His Grace was assisted by his own servants into Ansley House. Ors entering the first apartment, the Duke felt something snap iii his knee; and, after staggering to a couch, he desired Mn-. flume to be sent for. On the arrival of Dr. Hume, leeches were plentifully applied. On Saturday morning, we learnt that the Duke had passed a very restless night, complaiued much af pains in his back and loins, and was otherwise much enfeebled. " Apsley House; Suaday noon.—Ilis Grace is rather better ; he Cats now bead his knee."
On Monday, the Post added- " We understand that a contraction hail taken place in the limb. which hap- pily had given way to the treatment recommended by Sir Astley Cooper. The Duke had had rather a restless night, but the pain in the back aud loins had abated."
The Duke has since recovered almost entirely from the effects of this accident. It is only a wonder that he has not yet broken his neck : he is constantly tumbling, owing to his wretched horsemanship.