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the collection of Lord Kingsland, at Dublin. A Moonlight on the Water, a perfect Picture of Vander Neer. At the other end of the Room, two other large Landfcapes, by Van Artois, the Figures in one of them by Teniers, from the collection of Mr. Bagnols.

Under them the three following Pictures : The Holy Family, by le Sueur, very fine. Louis the Fourteenth on Horseback, attended by his Court; the Prince de Condé, on a dark grey Horse ; Monsieur de Turenne on a dun one, immediately behind the King, by Vander Meulen; an Entertainment on the Texel, with English and Dutch Yachts, a capital Vander Velt.

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THE STATE BEDCHAMBER, 32 feet 4 by 20 feet 6, and 14 feet 4 inches high, hung

with crimson Velvet, and the following Pictures :

Over the Chimney-piece, which was designed by Stuart, Simon Lord Harcourt, Lord High Chancellor, (afterwards Viscount) only fon of Sir Philip, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Lettice, daughter and co-heiress of Henry Knollis, Esq. wife to William fourth Lord Paget, by Marc Garrard. Anne, daughter of William fourth Lord Paget, wife to Sir Simon Harcourt, married secondly to Sir Wm. Waller, by Mrs. Beale. Simon, only son of Simon first Lord. Vifcount Harcourt, painted at Paris, by Le Bel; it belonged to Mr. Prior. The Right Hon. Sir Simon Harcourt, eldest son of Robert; he was Governor of Dublin in the year 1642, and was killed at the fiege of Carrick-Main in 1643, by

Mirevelt. Simon Earl Harcourt, in the Robes of the • Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Head by Hunter of

Dublin, the Drapery and Back-ground by Doughty. Rebecca, daughter and heiress of Charles Le Brass, Esq. of Pipwell Abbey in Northamptonshire, by Mary, daughter and co-heiress.of Sir Samuel Moyer, Bart, wife to Simon Earl Harcourt, in the Coronation Robes, by Knapton. Frances, daughter of Gcofry Vere, fourth


son of John Earl of Oxford, wife to Robert Harcourt. Robert Harcourt, eldeft 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.--Alfo 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 inftances known of Ladies wear, ing the Insignia of that Order, viz. that of Conftance, 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, Ea:) 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 Hong Horace Walpole: it came from Weston (Mr. Shel. don's); the Dress is remarkable. Over the other Door, Sir Robert Harcourt; fon 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 Vefa at Tivoli; ditto of the Amphitheatre


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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 Tempefta of Genoa ; Ruins, with a View of Rome, by ditto ; King James I. by Marc Garrard; a Woman on Horseback, with feveral Figures and Animals, by Watteau ; a Battle, by Wyck; Michael, son of Sir Walter Parcourt: 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, Efq. 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. fon of Robert and Isabel, who brought the Manor of Stanton into the Harcourt Family. Simon Harcourt (afterwards Vircount 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 Botes tort, 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, Efq. 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 Bof. worth ; Knight of the Bath, 1495, and Banneret 1497: From his Tomb at Stanton-Harcourt. Sir Samuel Moyer, Bart: by Riley; good. A Landscape, by Ermels; a present 'from 'Sir Jn. Blaquiere. Dogs, dead Game, &c. by Snyder; á 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; Penelope, F


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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 Loor, 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 dimensions, and various, shapes, and a Gravel-Walk leads round it to the different Buildings and Busts, on which are the follow. ing Inscriptions :

At the Entrance, under the Pediment of a Doric Gate, is inscribed the following Sentence from J. J. Rousseau (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 Bust 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 fondry Floure
That castin up ful gode savoure.

CHAUCER. Turning to the right a Buft of COWLEY, with the following Inscription :

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

His life he to his doctrine brought,
And in a Garden's fhade, 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 Butts of Cato of Utica, and of Jean Jacques Rousseau, with the follow. ing Inscription :

A ce nom saint, et augüfte, tout ami de la vertu
Doit mettre le front dans la poulliere, et honorer
En silence la memoire du plus grand des hommes.

Say, is thy hóneft 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 Petrifaclions, 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 :

Mafing Meditation most affects
The pensive fecrecy of desert Cell;

And Wisdoin's felf
Oft seeks to sweet retired Solitude,
Where with her belt nurse, Contemplation,
She plumes her Feathers, and lets grow her Wings,
That in the various Buttle of Refort

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

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