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son of John Earl of Oxford, wife to Robert Harcourt, Robert Harcourt, eldest son of Sir Walter; he was the principal Adventurer with Sir Walter Raleigh, in his voyage to Guiana, and at his own expense built and fitted out three Ships for that Expedition. Over one of the Doors, Sir Philip Harcourt, eldett son of Sir Simon, by Gogain, from a Miniature by Mrs. Beale. Over the other Door, Ann his wife, daughter of Sir William Waller, by Lady Ann Finch.-Also a Copy from Mrs. Beale, by the same hand.

THE DRESSING-ROOM. Over the Chimney, a Turkish Army on its march, by Wyck; View of the Cascade of Terni, by Ori. zonti; a Stag attacked by Dogs, by Oudry. Over one Door, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron, and widow of Sir William Atherton, wife to Sir Robert Harcourt, Knight of the Garter, as represented on her Tomb at Stanton-Harcourt, with the Garter and its Motto, above the Elbow of her left Arm. There are but two other similar instances known of Ladies wearing the Insignia of that Order, viz. that of Constance, daughter of John Holland E. of Huntingdon and D. of Exeter, first married to Tho. Mowbray, D. of Norfolk, and secondly to Sir John Gray, Knight of the Garter, (temp. Hen. V.) and Earl of Tankerville, on her Tomb, (now defaced) in the Church of St. Katherine, near the Tower;-and that of Alice, daughter of Sir Thomas Chaucer, and wife to William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, (temp. Hen. VI.) on her Tomb in the Church of Ewelm. Sir Francis Walfingham. Giles Bruges, third Lord Chandos, a present from the Hon. Horace Walpole: it came from Westoi: (Mr, Sheldon's); the Dress is remarkable. Over the other Door, Sir Robert Harcourt, son of Thomas and Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Franciss. Nicholas Fuller, a noted Counsellor and Champion of the Puritans; he died in prison, 1619. Two small Sea Pieces; a View of the Temple of Vefta at Tivoli; ditto of the Amphitheatre

at Rome, by Gaspar Occhiali; a Cupid in Crayons, by Miss Read; a present from her. An old Man's Head, ditto, by Lutterel ; a Sea-port, by Tempesta of Genoa ; Ruins, with a View of Rome, by ditto; King James I. by Marc Garrard; a Woman on Horseback, with several Figures and Animals, by Watteau ; á Battle, dy Wyck ; Michael, son of Sir Walter Harcourt : he commanded one of his brother Robert's Ships in Sir W. Raleigh's Expedition. A Nymph and Satyr, after Jordaens; Mr. Addison in Crayons; John Sotherton, Baron of the Exchequer; -Joliffe, Esq. by Peter Lely; Architecture, with Figures, by Viviani ; Dogs attacking a Boar, by Oudry.

SECOND DRESSING-ROOM. Over the Chimney, Mary, daughter of Sir Wm. Waller. William de Harcourt, Knt. son of Robert and Isabel, who brought the Manor of Stanton into the Harcourt Family. Simon Harcourt (afterwards Vifcount and Earl), only son of the Hon. Simon Harcourt, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Maud, daughter of John Lord Grey, of Rotherfield, and widow of John Lord Botetort, wife to Thomas de Harcourt, Knt. fon of Sir William and Johanna, daughter of Richard Ld. Grey, of Codnon. Obt. 17th of Richard II. From her Tomb at Stanton-Harcourt. Rebecca, daughter of Joliffe, Esq. wife to Sir Samuel Moyer. A Sea-port, with Figures-Italian. Robert Harcourt, Knight, son of Sir John and Ann, daughter of Sir John Norris : he was Standard-bearer to King Henry VII. at the Battle of Bos. worth ; Knight of the Bath, 1495, and Banneret 1497From his Tomb at Stanton-Harcourt. Sir Samue£ Moyer, Bart. by Riley; good. A Landscape, by Ermels; a present from Sir Jn. Blaquiere. Dogs, dead Game, &c. by Snyder; a Landscape-- Italian; two Landscapes, by Wooton ; that on the left very good. Christ and St John, after Rubens, by one of his Scholars. Three small Drawings in Oil, School of Rubens. A View in Ireland, by Deane; Penelo e,


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after Angelica; a favourite Dog, by Falconet; Mary, daughter of Richard Spencer of Derbyshire, Esq. wife to Wm. Jennings, Esq. of Long Wittenham, Berks. A Head, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Over the Door, Frederick, second son of Sir Simon Harcourt.

THE FLOWER-GARDEN. This small spot contains only about an acre and a Quarter ; but from the irregularity of its form, the inequality of the ground, and the disposition of the trees, in appears of considerable extent: the boundary is concealed by a deep plantation of Shrubs, which unites with the surrounding Forest Trees that stand in the Park. The Garden is laid out in patches of Flowers and clumps of Shrubs, of unequal dimenfions, and va. rious shapes, and a Gravel-Walk leads round. different Buildings and Busts, on which are the following Inscriptions :

At the Entrance, under the Pediment of a Doric Gate, is inscribed the following Sentence from J. J. Roussean (in allusion to the Flowers):

« Si l'Auteur de la Nature est grand dans les grandes “ choses, il est très-grand dans les petites." Fronting the Gate is a Buft of FLORA on a Therm

Here springs the Violet all newe,
And fresh Perwinke riche of hewe;
And Flouris yalowe, white, and rede
Such plenti grew ther ner in mede :
· Full gai is all the Grounde, and queint

And poudrid, as Men had it peint,
With many a fresh and fordry Floure
That caftin up ful gode savoure.

CHAUCER. Turning to the right 2 Bust of COWLEY, with the following Inscription :

When Epicurus to the World had taught,
That Pleasure was the chiefest good,

His life he to his doctrine brought, "And in a Garden's shade, that sovereign good he fought.



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In a more wild and retired part of the Walk (with a high Shrubbery on either side of it), which leads through detached Trees to the Grotto, are Bults of Cato of Utica, and of Jean Jacques Rousseau, with the following Inscription :

A ce nom faint, et auguste, tout ami de la vertu
Doit mettre le front dans la poussiere, et honorer,
En filence la memoire du plus grand des hommes.

Say, is thy honest Heart to Virtue warm!
Can Genius animate thy feeling Breast !
Approach, behold this venerable Form,
'Tis Rousseau ; let thy Bosom speak the rest.

Is composed of rough Stones, intermixed with Spars
and Petrifactions, to imitate a natural Cavern, and the
Front partially concealed by Ivy and a variety of Rock.
Plants: In one corner of the Grotto on a piece of white
Marble of an irregular form are inscribed these Verses,
from the Comus of Milton

Musing Meditation most affects
The pensive secrecy of desert Cell;

And Wisdom's self
Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude,
Where with her best nurse, Contemplation,
She plumes her Feathers, and lets grow her Wings,
That in the various Buftle of Resort

Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. Proceeding through a continuation of the same Shrubbery (which appears to grow on rocky ground) after having passed the Buft of Locke, you look over the widest part of the Garden, and see the Dome



of the Church above the Trees in the opposite Boun. dary.

L O C K E.
Who made the whole internal World his own,
And shew'd confessid to Reason's purged Eye,

That Nature's first beft Gift was Liberty. (The first line is from Thompson ; part of the fecond, and the whole of the third, from Mason).

THE TEMPLE OF FLORA. The design taken from a Daric Portico at Athens : in the centre of the back Wall is a Medallion of Flora, from the Antique, in white Marble, and under it this Inscription from Ariofto :

Vaghi boschetti di soavi Allori,
Di Palme, e d'ameniffime Mortelle,
Cedri, et Aranci, c'havean frutti e fiori,
Contefti in varie forme e tutte belle,
Facean riparo a i fervidi calori
Di giorni eftivi con lor fpefle ombrelle :
E tra quei rami con sicuri voli,

Cantando se ne giano i Rossignoli.
A Buft of FAUNUS on one fide of the Temple.

Faunus would oft, as Horace fings,
Delighted with his rural seats,
Forsake Arcadia's groves and springs,
For soft Lueretile's retreats.
'Twas Beauty charm’d, what wonder then,
Enamour'd of a fairer scene,
The changeful God should change again,
And here for ever fix his reign ?

A Buft of PAN on the other side,

Here universal Pan,
Knit with the Graces, and the Hours in Dance,
Leads on th' eternal Spring.



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