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To the Memory of
SIGNIOR FIDO,
An Italian of good Extraction ;

Who came into England,
Not to bite us, like moft of his Countrymen,

But to gain an honest Livelihood ;
He hunted not after Fame,

Yet acquired it;
Regardless of the Praise of his Friends,

But most sensible of their Love.

Tho' he liv'd amongst the Great,
He neither learnt nor flatter'd any Vice.

He was no Bigot,
Tho' he doubted of none of the XXXIX Articles.

And, if to follow Nature
And to respect the Laws of Society,

Be Philosophy,
He was a perfect Philosopher;

A faithful Friend,
An agreeable Companion,

A loving Husband,
Distinguish'd by a numerous Offspring,
All which he lived to fee take good Courses.

In his old Age he retir'd ·
To the House of a Clergyman in the Country,

Where he finished his earthly Race,
And died an Honour and an Example to the whole

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R E A D E R,
This Stone is guiltless of Flattery,
For he to whom it is inscrib'd
Was not a Man,

But a

GREY-HOU N-D. Ibe TEMPLE dedicated to Venus, with this Inscription,

VENERI HORTENSI. It is a square Building, with circular Arches and Wings, designed by Mr. Kent; the Inside is adorned with

Paintings,

Paintings, by Mr. Sclater, taken from Spenser's FAIRY Queen.--The Lady is the fair Hellinore. The Pannel in the Ceiling is adorned with a naked Venus. Upon the Frize is the following Motto from Catullus.

Nunc amet qui nondum amavit;

Quique amavit, nunc amet.
Let him love now, who never loy'd before :
Let him who always lov’d, now love the more.

The late QUEEN's Statue
Is erected on four Ionic Columns.-On the Pedestal is
this Inscription :
DivÆ CAROLINÆ. To the Divine CAROLINE.

Two Pavilions. One of them is made use of as a Dwelling-House ; the other stands in the Garden ; the space between forms a Gateway, designed by Kent, which is the Entrance into the Park. -From hence there is a noble View of a Bridge with a fine serpentine River, and a Road, terminated by two Lodges, which form a grand Approach from Oxfordshire to the Park and House.

ST. AUGUSTINE's Cave, is a Cell formed of Moss and Roots of Trees interwoven ; this is situated in a retired Thicket. In this Cave is a Straw Couch, a Wooden Chair, three Windows or Holes, over which is the following Inscription in Monkish Latin Verse.

Cur gaudes, Satana, muliebrem sumere formam? Non facies voti casti me rumpere normam.

Heus fugite in cellam; pulchram vitate puellam; Nam radix mortis fuit olim fæmina in hortis.

Satan, why, deck'd in female Charms,
Doft thou attack

my

Heart?
My vow is proof against thy Arms,

'Gainst all thy Wiles and Art.
Ah! Hermits flee into your Cells,

Nor Beauty's Poison feed on,
-The Root of Death (as Story tells)

Was Woman firft in Eden.
TNE TEMPLE OF BACCHUS, a stuccoed Building, the

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infide adorned with the Revels of Bacchus, painted by Nollikins.

Nelson's Seat, with a Doric Portico. In it are the following Inscriptions describing the Paintings.

On the Right-Hand :

Ultra Uphratem et Tigrim
usque ad Oceanum propagata ditione,
Orbis Terrarum Imperium Romæ adsignat optimus

Princeps,
cui fuper advolat Vietoria
Laurigerum fertum hinc inde

utraque manu extendens
comitantibus Pietate et Abundantia.

In Arcu Conftantini. That is, “ Beyond Euphrates and Tigris, having extended his dominion even to the Ocean, the most excellent Prince assigns the Empire of the World to Rome : Above whom flies Victory, extending a Laurel Wreath on either side, with both Hands, attended by Piety and Plenty,

In the Arch of Conftantine,"
On the Left:
Poft Obitum L. Veri,
in imperio cum Marco confortis,

Roma
integram orbis Terrarum
poteftatem ei et in eo contulit.

In Capitolio. That is, “ After the death of Lucius Verus, associate in the Empire with Marcus, Roine conferred on him the entire command of the whole Earth.

In the Capitol.The Equestrian STATUE of King George the First in complete Armour, opposite the north front of the House, with this Inscription from Virgil :

In medio mihi Cæfar erit.
Et viridi in Campo Signum de Marmore ponam
Propter Aquam

COBHAM.

Thu

Thus translated : 6t. Full in the midft shall Cæsar's Form divine ** Aufpicious stand, the Godhead of the Shrine. " And near the stream a Marble Statue rear.""

The STATUE of His late MAJESTY, raised on a Co. rinthian. Pillar, with this Infcription:

Georgio Augusto.
That is, « To George Augustus."
Dido's Cave, a retired dark Building, with this
Inscription from Virgil:

Speluncam Dido, dux et Trojanus, eandem
Deveniunt.

Thus translated :
" To the safe covert of one Cavern came

“ The Trojan Leader, and the Tyrian Dame." THE ROTUNDO is raised upon Ionic Pillars, and is ornamented with a Statue of Bacchus : the Building by Sir John Vanbrugh, altered by Borra.

From hence we pass into the Parterre, where, on the right-hand, we have the Prospect of the Corinthian Arch (mentioned before), and on the left, the House.

In the ażjoining Wood,

A Doric Arch, standing on an Eminence, accompanied with the Statues of Apollo and the Nine Muses, forms an Entrance into a very pleafing Scene.

Through the Arch is seen the Palladian Bridge, and a Castle on the opposite Hill.

The Temple of ANCIENT VIRTUe, is a Rotunda of the Ionic order, by Mr. Kent'; on the Outside, over each Door, is this Motto:

Priscæ Virtuti. To Ancient Virtue. And in four Niches within, are the Statues of Lyo curgus, Socrates, Homer, and. Epaminondas.

CAPTAIN GRENVILLE's MONUMENT, being a Naval Column erected by the late Lord COBHAM, in honour of Captain GRENVILLE, upon the top of which Heroic Poetry holds in her Hand a Scrolt, with

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Heroic Deeds alone

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Theme,
Upon the Plinth and on the Pedestal are the follow-
ing Inscriptions :
DIGNUM LAUDE VIRUM MUSA VET

AT MORI.
The Muse forbids Heroic Worth to die.

Sororis fuæ Filio,
THOMÆ GRENVILLE,

Qui navis Præfectus regiæ,
Ducente claffem Britannicam Georgio Anson,
Dum contra Gallos fortiffimè pugnaret,
Dilaceratæ navis ingenti fragmine

Femore graviter percusso,
Perire, dixit moribundus, omnino fatias effe,
Quam inertiæ reum in judicio fifti;

Columnam hanc roftratam
Laudans & mærens posuit

COBHAM.
Insigne virtutis, eheu! rarifimæ

Exemplum habes;

Ex quo discas,
Quid virum præfe&turâ militari ornatum

Deceat.

M.DCC.XLVII.
That is,.“ To the Son of his Sister, Thomas Gren.
ville, who being Captain of one of his Majesty's Ships,
under the command of Admiral Anson, while he va.
liantly fought against the French, and was mortally
wounded in the Thigh, declaring in his last Moments,
that it was better to suffer, than to be tried for Cowar.
dice, COBHAM, expresling at once his approbation and
regret, erected this roftrated Column. This is, alas!
an example of courage too seldom found, from whence
we may learn how it becomes a Commander to behave."

From this Column we have a moft beautiful View
of the British Worthies, of the Temple of Ancienc
Virtue, and of the Elysian Fields.
Here we cross the Serpentine River, over the Shell-

BRIDGE,

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