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staircase which leads to the Bodleian Library and the Picture Gallery, near the entrance of which a person is in attendance, from nine till four, in summer, and from ten till three, in winter, to shew them to strangers.

THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY; or, the public Library of the University, which retains the name of its principal Founder, consists of three large rooms united, forming the figure of a Roman H. Another room near these, contains the valuable collection of topographical and other works, lately bequeathed to the University by that learned antiquary, Mr. Gough. Below the Library, on the same staircase, is an apartment called the AUCTARIUM, fitted up in 1788, for the reception of classical manuscripts, early printed classics, &c. In an adjoining room there is a very fine collection of oriental manuscripts. Strangers fond of the study of bibliography, may, through the introduction of a Master of Arts, or any gentleman well known in the University, derive what information they may wish for relative to the curious contents of this invaluable Library, from the Librarian, or Sub-Librarians.

All Members of the University, who have taken a degree, are admitted to study in the Library; no books are suffered to be taken from thence. Literary characters, either natives or foreigners, are also allowed, on being properly recommended, to read, and take what extracts they please from the books in this collection. The following Pictures are in this Library :Sir Thomas Bodley

Mr. Selden Dr. James

Dr. Pococke Dr. Rouse

Archbishop Usher Dr. Barlow

Father Courayer Dr. Lockey

Dr. Hicks, S.T.P. Dr. Ilyde

Humphrey Wanley Dr. Hudson

Edward Lye Rev. Mr. Bowles

A head of King Charles I. Sir Kenelin Digby

King James I. Bishop Andrewes

King Charles I. and his Queen Hugo Grotius

Henry Prince of Wales Galileo

Princess Elizabeth Palatine Father Paul

King Charles II. when a boy Sir Thomas More

A fine Bust of Sir Thomas Erasmus

Bodley Buchart

A fine Bust of Charles I.

Close to the green door, through which we enter the Bodleian Library, is the

O PICTURE GALLERY, which contains portraits of the Founders, by Sonmans; of Benefactors and Chancellors, and of several of the English Poets, by Holbein, Sir G. Kneller, Mark Garrett, Hudson, Phelps, Sir P. Lely, Jarvis, Sir J. Reynolds, West, &c.; a beautiful portrait of Mary Queen of Scots, supposed to be an original, (presented to the University, with other excellent portraits, by William Fletcher, Esq. Alderman of the City of Oxford, who gave also the rich, old painted glass, which decorates the windows opposite the statue of the Earl of Pembroke); portraits of Charles XII. of Sweden, Frederick I..of Prussia ; of Handel, an original, by Hud son, the only one that Handel ever sat to; King Charles II., and Queen Catharine, by Sir P. Lely; James Duke of York and his Duchess, by the same Artist; Duns Scotus, by Spagnoletto; Grotius, by Rembrandt; Erasmus, by Holbein; Locke, by Gibson ; Sir Philip Sydney, burnt in wood by Dr. Griffith, Master of University College ; an original of Martin Luther; Isaac Fuller, the painter, by himself; Sir Godfrey Kneller, by himself; the Earl of Strafford, by Vandyke; Laurence, Ear? of Rochester, by Sir P. Lely: Dr. Wallis, & very fine full length, by Sir G. Kneller; the late Duke of Portland, by West; and many other very good portraits. This Gallery contains, besides portraits, several paintings, on various subjects, by different artists, among which are the following the School of Athens, a celebrated painting, supposed to be the work of Julio Romano; the Death of General Wolfe, by Penny; the seven Vices, painted on copper, by Schalkens; our Saviour's first appearance to his Disciples after his resurrection, by Jordaens, of Antwerp; Moses striking the Rock, by the same Artist; the Marquis of Granby relieving the sick Soldier, by Penny; a fine Claude; very fine and correct copies of Raphael's celebrated Cartoons (seven in number) presented to the University by the late Duke of Marlborough, which are at present on the north side of the gallery, where they stand in the following order ;-Christ's Charge to his

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