The masquerade at Brighton on Wednesday night, proved not to be so attractive to the gay and fashionable circles at that place as might have been expected for the number of masks did not exceed 120. The Prince of Wales and the Stadtholder were in black dominos. His Royal Highness wore no mask, but the Stadtholder occasioned to use one. Among a variety of characters that were attempted only a few deserved notice, these were a Fine lady, an Old Maid, an Opelia, an Harlequin and a Carter.
From The Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 1795