[Q. Anne's Triumphant Faringdon Ward within. coming to S. Pauls.]172

[Q. Anne's Triumphant Faringdon Ward within. coming to S. Pauls.]

Upon a like Occasion of solemn Thanksgiving, did Queen Anne lately come triumphantly to St. Pauls, Sept. 7. 1704, Namely, upon the mighty Victory obtained against the French and Bavarians in Germany, under the Conduct of the Duke of Marlborough. Then this was the Order of the Cavalcade.

Queen Anne's triumphant coming to St. Paul's. Anno 1704.

All the Lords and Privy Councellors that were in and about the Town, met about Eight in the Morning in the Council Chamber at St. James's; the Knights of the most Noble Order of the Garter, wearing the Collars of the said Order. And having been marshalled by the Officers of Arms, proceeded about 10 a Clock, in their Coaches with six Horses each, towards St. Paul's Church.

Her Majesty came afterwards, attended in the following manner.

First, the Knight Marshal, with his Men on Horseback.

Then the Equeries, and Gentlemen Ushers to his Royal Highness, in his Leading Coach.

One Equery, two Pages of Honour, and the Gentlemen Ushers in waiting, in Her Majesty's Leading Coach.

Then the Women of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty, in another of Her Majesty's Coaches.

The Maids of Honour in another.

The Lords of his Royal Highnesses Bedchamber, in his Body-Coach.

Four Ladies of Her Majesty's Bedchamber, viz. the Dutchess of Somerset, the Marchioness of Hartington, the Lady Henrietta Godolphin, and the Countess of Abingdon, in the travailing Body-Coach.

The Duke of Somerset, Master of the Horse, with the Duke of Ormond, the Captain of the Guards in waiting, in Her Majesty's Body-Chariot; each drawn by six Horses.

A Detachment of the Horse Grenadiers.

Her Majesty's Footmen.

After them the Yeomen of the Guard, on Foot; some before, and some on each side of Her Majesty's Coach.

Then Her MAJESTY with his Royal Highness, the Dutchess of Marlborough, Groom of the Stole, and the Lady Fretcheville, being the Lady of the Bedchamber in waiting, in the Coach of State, drawn by eight Horses.

Her Majesty's First Troop of Horse Guards closed the Procession.

The Streets through which Her Majesty passed, were lined from St. James's as far as Temple Bar, by the Militia of Westminster. From thence to St. Pauls, they were railed and hung with blue Cloth; the City Trained-Bands lining both sides. And upon Scaffolds erected for that purpose, were placed the several Companies in their Gowns, with their respective Flags, Streamers, and Musick. A Batallion of each of Her Majesty's Regiments of Foot Guards made a Lane from the West Entrance into the Church, to the Door of the Choir. The Balconies and the Windows of the Houses were hung with Carpets, and rich Tapistry, and crowded with great numbers of Spectators.

At Temple Bar Her Majesty was met by the Lord Maior, in a Gown of Crimson Velvet; and the Aldermen and Sheriffs in their Scarlet Gowns, being all on Horse-back. The Lord Maior alighted, made a short Speech to Her Majesty, and surrendred to Her the City Sword. Which she was pleased to return to him again. And he carried it before Her Majesty to the Church, the Aldermen and Sheriffs riding before him.

Her Majesty being come to St. Pauls, was met at the West Door, at her alighting out of the Coach, by the great Officers of State, the Nobility and Privy Councellors: Who from thence proceeded to the Choir in the following Order.

First, two Officers of Arms.

Then the Privy Councellors who were not Peers; Two and two.

Five Officers of Arms.

The Peers Temporal and Spiritual; Two and Two.

Norroy King at Arms.

The great Officers of State; viz. the Lord Privy Seal, Lord President, Lord Treasurer, Lord Keeper, the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Serjeants of Arms, with their Maces, and Garter King of Arms.

The Duke of Richmond with the Sword of State.

Her MAJESTY, led by his Royal Highness; and followed by the Dutchess of Marlborough and the Lady Fretcheville.

The Earl of Kent, Lord Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household; and the Right Honourable the Vice-Chamberlain, attending near Her Majesty's Person.

The Duke of Ormond, Captain of the Guard, and the Duke of St. Albans, at the Head of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, closed the Procession.

Her MAJESTY and his Royal Highness being entred into the Choir, seated themselves in two armed Chairs, on a Throne, without a Canopy, erected at the West end thereof, opposite to the Altar.

Behind Her Majesty, were Stools for two of the Ladies of the Bedchamber, and the great Officers in waiting, attending Her Majesty and his Royal Highness.

The Peers and Privy-Councellors were placed on the North side of the Choir.

The Ladies of the Bedchamber, in the Stalls on the South side.

The Maids of Honour, and Her Majesty's Bedchamber Women, below them.

The Peeresses were placed at the West end of the middle Gallery.

The Foreign Ministers, with their Ladies, filled the Places prepared for them in the middle Gallery, on the same side with the Peers.

The Lord Maior, Aldermen, and Sheriffs Ladies, were seated at the East end of that Gallery.

The Lord Maior and Aldermen, at the East end of the South side.

The Members of the Honourable House of Commons that were in Town, filled the upper Gallery on the North side.

The Ladies, and other Persons of Quality that attended at this Solemnity, filled the rest of the Galleries.

The Dean and Prebendaries sat within the Rails of the Altar, except such as officiated in reading of Prayers.

The Reverend Dr. Sherlock, Dean of the Church, preached.

The Lord Maior and Aldermen, understanding some Days before, that they were not to sit in the Places where they were accustomed to sit, were disgusted; till they were informed that whatsoever Church the Queen resorted to, it was her Chappel: And her great Officers were first to be provided of convenient Places, proper to their Quality and Dignity, before all others.