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of the Chureh above the Trees in the opposite Boundary.

Who made the whole internal World his own,
And few'd confess'd to Reason's purged Eye,

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

THE TEMPLE OF FLORA. The design taken from a Doric 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 Ariosto:

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

Cantando fe ne giano i Roslignoli.
A Bust of FAUNUS on one side of the Temple.

Faunus would oft, as Horace sings,
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 Thould change again,
And here for ever fix his reign?

A Bust of PAN on the other side.

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



BUST OF VENUS. Thee, Goddess, thee the Clouds and Tempests fear, And at thy pleasing presence disappear: For thee the Land in fragrant Flow'rs is drefs’d.

DRYDEN, from Lucretius.

Lucido Dio,
Per cui l'April fiorisce.

METASTASIO, THE BOWER, Is a square Building, twelve feet by ten, the Ceiling is coved, and the whole painted green: the Front is covered with a Treillage of the same colour, against which are planted Roses, Woodbines, Jessamines, and several kinds of Creepers, and appears like three 'Arches cut through the Shrubbery, within is a Cast of Cupid and Psyche from the Antique, and on a Tablet above the centre Arch are inscribed the following Verses..

Fair Quiet, have I found thee here,
With Innocence, thy fifter dear!
Miftaken long, I sought thee then,
In busy Companies of Men ;
Your facred Plants, at length I know,
Will only in Retirement grow.
Society is all but rude,
To this delicious Solitude,
Where all the Flowers and Trees do close
To weave the Garland of Repose.


See, Friend, in some few fleeting Hours,

See yonder what a change is made!
Ah me! the blooming pride of May,

And that of Beauty are but one;
At Morn, both flourish, bright and gay,
Both fade at Evening, pale and gone.


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Placed on an Altar, encircled with Cypreffes, ftands
within a Recess in the Shrubbery that surrounds the
Garden. The Bank that rises behind is planted with
Flowers, and, a Weeping Willow, large Weymouth
Pines, and other Evergreens, form the back Ground.

To the Memory of FRANCES POOLE,

Viscountess Palmerston.
Here shall our ling'ring Footsteps oft be found,
This is her Shrine, and consecrates the Ground.
Here living sweets around her Altar rise,
And breathe perpetual Incense to the Skies.
Here to the thoughtless and the young may tread,
Who fhun the drearier Mansions of the Dead ;
May here be taught what worth the World has known.
Her Wit, her Sense, her Virtues were her own;
To her peculiar--and for ever loft
To those who knew, and therefore lov'd her most.

O ! if kind Pity steal on Virtue's Eye,
Check not the Tear, nor Atop the ufeful Sigh ;
From soft Humanity's ingenuous Flaine
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rise to emulate her Fame, And some faint Image of her worth restore, When those who now lam ent her are no more.

George Simon Harcourt, and the Hon. Elizabeth Vernon, Viscount and Viscountess Nuneham, erected this Urn in the year 1771, and William Whitehead, Esq. Poet-Laureat, wrote the Verses.

The CONSERVATORY, 50 feet by 15, is planted with Bergamont, Cedrati, Limoncelli, and Orange-Trees, of various kinds and sizes. In Summer, the Front, Sides, and Roof of the Building are entirely removed, and the Trees appear to stand in the natural Ground; the back Wall is covered with a Treillage, against which are planted Lemon, Citron, and Pomegranate Trees, intermixed with all the different sorts of Jeframines.


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THE STATUE OF HEBE Terminates the principal Glade, and fronts the Temple of Flora. On the Pedestal are the following Verses :

Hebe, from thy cup divine,
Shed, O fhed, nectareous Dews,
Here o'er Nature's living fhrine,
Th’immortal drops diffuse :
Here while ev'ry bloom's display'd,
Shining fair in vernal pride,
Catch the colours ere they fade,

And check the green Blood's ebbing tide,

Till Youth eternal like thine own prevail, Safe from the night's damp wing or day's insidious gale,


THE CHURCH Is a beautiful Building of the Ionic order, in the Qyle of an aniique Temple: it was, erected in the year 1764, at the fole expense of Sinon Earl of Harcourt, who gave the original Design, which afterwards received a small alteration from Mr. Stuart.

The principal Portico, which consists of fix Columns, has no communication with the Church, but ferves for a feat in the Garden ; the public Entrance is on the op- : pofite fide, and that to the Family Closet through the semicircular Portico, at the west end. The inside has been furnished and decorated by the present Earl, The Altar-piece, which represents the Parable of the good Samaritan, was designed and painted by Mr. Mafon.

The Piece of Tapestry at the west end (which is framed like a Picture) represents the Chiefs of the twelve Tribes of Israel at the Passover,

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Lions on the Pedestals, lands us to the Portico, from whence we enter

Which is a grand apartment, hung with Tapestry, ree
presenting the Functions of the Cavalry. The dimen,
fions of this Room are 43 feet by 22: the Furniture is
Crimson, ornamented with two' marble Bufts, a rich
Cabinet and fine China Jars.

The Pixtures are,
A Land!cape; a Flower-piece; a Fruit-piece.

Is a spacious room, 36 feet by 22 and an half; de-
figned and painted by Kent. Its Ceiling is enriched
with the Signs of the Zodiac ; and the Walls are adorned
with Feftoons of Flowers, &c.

Over the Chimney is a curious Piece of Alto-Relievo, the Story of which is Darius's Tent: here are also eleven marble Busts, properly disposed; and a Statue of Narcissus.

Is a well-proportioned apartment, 30 feet by 21, in

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