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are finely laid out: bat alas! this was not his chin, might have been well calculated the time of year for perceiving their for the part of Don Ferolos Whiskeranbeauties. The gallery contains some dos. The music was that to which a bear of the best paintings both of old and would dance: and what little wit there modern masters.
One in particular was, seemed not ill fitted for a company struck me in gring along : Swindlers which might be supposed would witness drawing out a Card. There are many such a spectacle. One man sung a song beautiful Vieirs in Switzerland. llere betwixt the play and the farce, in the 400 is to be scen a fine portrait of the character of a cake-setler: each verse celebrated lord Scafford on horseback; ended with the genteel burthen of "All and another picture representing three my eye and Bitty Martin.” One, and one kings, all said to be of the Stafford only, of the stanzas remains in my memory: fan ily. Visitors are also shewn a room, called Queen Anne's room, where there
“ The ladies they like bride-cake, is a table and mirror-frame, both of solid If they say they don't like the men,
And of this l'm sure and sartain, silver.
It's all my eye and Betty Martin !" Regretting that the opportunity of remaining in the gallery was so extremely
The next morning I arose before light, short, I pushed on to Wentworth House, and reached Worksop to break fast. the nobre palace of earl Fitzwilliam, and At the end of the town, which is quite arrived in iime to get a good view of the uninteresting, a lodge indicates the paintings. These are most valuable, entrance to Worksop, Manor, a seat of being the elite of all the best masters. the Norfolk family.' It is a inuch more The chief of them are as follows: Jason magnificent mansion than the ridiculous killing the Dragon, by Salvator Rosa; piece of mock-antique Arundel Castle Cupid Sleeping, by Guido; a Magdalen, in its repaired state, to which the preby Titian; Bacchus, by sir Joshua Rey sent duke gives the preference as a resinolds; Madona and Child, by Raphael: dence. The front is three hundred feet tivere are likewise several good pictures in length, not quite so noble as that of by Ostade, Teniers, and Domenichino. Went-vorth House. In the centre is a In other apartments are portraits of portico of six columns of the Corinthian Charles I. and his queen Henrietta; of order, surmounted by a pediment which arcbhishup Laud; and of the celebrated is crowned with statues
. The park is lord Stafford dictating to his Secretary. "about eight miles in circumference. In a large ball-room there are bronze
Within, the furniture, portraits, and gures of the Apollo Belvidere; the other decorations, are all in the old style: Venus de Medicis; the Autinous; and a hangings and beds of crimson damask, Contemplating Philosopher, and two and of sky-blue velvet; the history of Dying Gladiators. Over the ball door Joseph in rapestry of Brussels, and rich are saspended a surprisingly broad pair Indian scenery in that of the Gobelins. of elk's horns, brought from lord Fitz. There is a fine allegorical fresco painting william's Irish estates. Within this of the Arts and Sciences, in a gallery, by noble mansion it will give every visitor Le Breuger; a beautiful portrait of a pleasure to see an elegant and comforta. duchess of Milan: many fine paintings, ble chapel: as well to hear that prayers are chiefly, by Vandyke; the chief of which performed here every evening, when the is Cain slaying Abel: and in a word, family are at home. "The chief object of all the blood of all the lJowards, preserved attention in the grounds, is an elegant in the veins of the proprietors of its diffemausoleum to the memory of the rent portions, who frown along the marquis of Rockingham. The inscrip- deserted galleries, some in armour, some tion is good, but too long: an inscription, in whiskers; and those of a still later like an epitaph, should be of such date, in their large wigs, and square shoes. dimensions as that he who runs may
Welbeck, my next object, a seat and read.
residence of the duke of Portland, stands By the time I entered Rotherham it about five miles from Worksop Manor. was quite dark; so that I had just time It is a poor shabby old place; but within, to take a hasty dinner, and fill up my the seat of elegance and hospitality. i day's pleasure by going to the play. A was received most courteously by a strolling party were performing some housekeeper, who regretted her inability wretched piece, by desire of the Tickbill to conduct me through the house, the volunteers. The chief character, by the family being at home, and all the rooms txo brushes which ran from bis ears to occupied. My curiosity was conse.
quently only gratified by the view of a modate 150 guests, is hung round with Gothic library, which is not yet finished. appropriate paintings of fish and fruits, This place was formerly a religious house by the best masters in each of these deof the Augustine friars. The park con- partments. Every thing reflects the tains many old trees, particularly the highest credit on the taste displayed in celebrated Greendale oak, with a road the accommodations and cut through the trunk, and bearing one found in this delightful retreat. branch, which alone indicates its being The last of the dukeries is Thoresby, still in life.
formerly a seat of the duke of Kingston, From Welbeck I rode on to Clumber, but now possessed by Mr. Pierrepoint, and was there repaid for my late disap- There are no paintings of any consepointment, the family having fortunately quence in this mapsion; and ihe only left the house to go to London only the object worthy of notice is a marble sa. preceding day, and all the rich furniture loon with beautiful columns, a tessellated being still uncovered. Clumber combines pavement, and lamps in candelabras. magnificence and comfort, more than Having thus made good use of my time any noblemau's mansion in England. by conipleting, in one winter's day, the The whole house is richly carpeted; the tour of these four seats, I rode forward railings of the stair-cases curiouslywrought to Ollerton, where I was annoyed for and gilt in the shapes of crowns, with the rest of the evening, by riders boasttassels hanging down between them from ing of their horses, their employers, and cords twisted in knots and festoons. All their consequence at inns. the bed rooms are decorated with superb The next morning I breakfasıed at furniture; beds in the form of tenis and Newark, which stands on an island pavilions, curtains twisted in graceful formed by two branches of the Trent, foldings, large portable mirrors, ceilings which re-unite their streams a little below elegantly finished, Turkey carpetings, it. The castle was built by King Stephen; inlaid cabinets, and time-pieces mounted and here King John-died. Near Newark with classical taste. There is a library, is found a kind of stone, which forms a a music-room, and an elegant chapel composition used as a substitute for with windows of stained glass. From stucco.work. My next stage was Granto the duchess's dressing-roon is seen a fine ham, from which place I rode forward view of the sheet of water terminated by to Belvoir Castle; but, unfortunately, a bridge, which forms one of the summer on arriving there in the dark, I found beauties of the place. The duke's pri- the whole of the inn occupied by vate study is as complete a boúidoir as servants belonging to the gentlemen s'ja can well be imagined. In this princely sitors of the duke of Rutland : I found abode the writer of romance might it necessary to go round two miles before enrich his fancy, and the poet imagine I could reach an inn. To add to my himself wandering through an enchanted misfortunes I lost my way; and not unpalace: nor are nobler specimens of the til I had wandered about in the sno'n, arts here wanting. It would be tedious leading my horse for a couple of hours, to enumerate the paintings of the best did I reach the little comforçable hos ancient and modern artists which adorn pitable inn of Knipton. the walls of Clumber : there are an Ora- Early next morning I walked to the tor, by Rembrandt; two small pieces, re. castle, which stands proudly on a compresenting Wild Scenes with Shepherds, manding eminence, from which the flat by Salvator Rosa; a Lion and Wild Boar, country is distinctly Seen extending many by Rubens; and Two Boys, by Gainsbo- miles. Great improvements are carrying rough: all admirable pictures. In the on, but the new rooms are paltry: when collection are paintings by Vandyke, compared internally, as the residence of Canaletti, Rubens, Battoni, Sneyders, peers, Clumber is a palace-Belvoir a Old John, Wouverman, Teniers, Claude, pig-sty. The collection of paintings is and Van Huysum. Of the latter may be small, but very choice: here is a ting observed a Flower Piece, with a dew-drop Peter denying Christ, by M. Angelo; exquisitely resting on a tulip-leaf. One and other master-pieces, by Salvator Rosa room is adorned with seven paintings in and Lucca Giordano; nor must. I omit water colors, brought from the ruins of the original design of ihe window in New Herculaneum. In the chapel there is College, the work of sir Joshua Reynolds, a Dead Christ and Mary, after Raphael. A full-length portrait of Henry VIII. by The larger dining-room, a magnificent Hans Holbein, is said to be extreinely apartment, which could easily accom- yaluable.
Getting Getting is quickly as I could more and the day afterwards being Sunday, I over a vile cross country, I arrived in got carly in the morning to Waltham Stamford, abounding in churches and Abbey, where I attended the morning antiquities, in time to run out to Bure service. Waltham Abbey stands a inile leigli, and inspect the collection before froin Waltham Cross, and to the east of the close of day. Lord Exeter's collec- the great road. Walthain Cross is one ton has been highly extolled; and it is of the inemorials of Edward I. to bus always with distrust and reluctance that queen; a beautiful Gothic structure in an individual should oppose the public high preservation. The church at Walvoice, yet I cannot aroid expressing my tham Abbey is raised on the site of the oprawon that this celebrated assortment old monastery. It was founded in 1062 is more numerous than select.
With by Harold, afterwards king of England; the exception of the wonderful Saviour's nothing now remains of it out a ya aná Head, by Carlo Dolce; a Holy Family, bridge. llere Cranmer proposa si che by Raphael; and one or two other pieces; measure of consulting the Universities on the rest are either uninteresting as to
the propriety of Henry VIN.'s ditheir subjects, or the works of second- vorce. rale nasiers. Rubens's coarse figures, The way from hence to the metropolis dancing with their heads all on a level, extends through a line of delighttil vila and having a broad light cast full in lages; and is one of the best approaches front, or Carlo Maratte's cold insipid per- to London. Enfield Highway, Scotland formances, meet the eye in every apart. Green, Edmonton, Toitusbain, Stamment.
Flere are some ceilings finely ford Hill, Stoke Newington, Dalston, parted with mythological subjects, re- Kingsland, Islington, ait ord a noble presenting Heaven and Tartarus. Among proof of the opulence and taste of the the curiosities, I observed a magnificent inhabitants of London, in presenting a state hed, and casts of the oxen of dif- succession of elegant villas, terraces, and ferent counties.
ornamental cottages. I slept at Wantford, where the inn is good, and so it ought, for the charges are enormous.
For the Monthly Magazine. My next day's journey commenced
ACCOUNT of the FEJEE ISLANDS. with an excursion to Peterborough; where I got a good and cheap breakfast. (From the Sydney Gazette and New South
Wales Advertiser.] The ancient monastery of this place was
N founded in the seventh century. It was de
O stroyed by the Danes; and being rebuilt was shortly after the arrival at the by King Édgar, continued a mitred abbey Fejtes of the favourite, Capt. Campuntil 1541, when llenry VIII. converted bell, Mr. Thomas Smith, his second oriiit into a cathedral and bishop's see : the cer, was unexpectedly made prisoner by cathedral has the finest front perhaps in the natives, with seven others of the England, next to the elevation of York ship's company, and remained nine days Muster. Near the gate is the portrait in captivity; during which interval lie of an old sexton, who buried two queens. experienced and witnessed horrors, froin The tomb of Queen Catherine, Henry his narrative of which the following VIII.'s first wife, is marked by a brass account is accurately deduced. plate. There are many figures of ab- It begins with stating, that on the 7th bots; and a curious talle, containing the of October he went from Sandal-wood names of all the abbots and bishops in Bay round to the Bay of Highlea, with chronological order. But the chief cu- three boats, in quest of Sandal-wood, one riosity is a tomb-stone lately dug up,
of which, the ship's long-boat, he comhearing date of the year 870: it is in manded; another, a whale-boat, was the form of a small bouse.
under the command of a Mr. Lockerby, I bad now nearly completed my plan formerly chief officer of the American of seeing every thing interesting on the ship, Jenny; and the third, under mad. I rode through Yaxley, where Mr. Graham, who fortunately returned there are extensive barracks; Stilton, laden to the vessel in time to escape the celebrated for its cheese; Huntingdon, calamities that fell upon the former which had forinerly fifteen churches; two, At Highlea he heard that Ballan. and stopt for the night at Godmanches- dam, the chief of the district of Buya, ter, a nile beyond this place. The next was expected with a force to make war morning any way lay through Caxton and upon the island of Taffere or Taffeia, and Royston to Wade's Mill, near Ware: that it was the intention of the Nighleans