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To the Memory of
Who came into England,
But to gain an honest Livelihood ;
Yet acquired it;
But most sensible of their Love.
Tho' he liv'd amongst the Great,
He was no Bigot,
And, if to follow Nature
A faithful Friend,
A loving Husband,
In his old Age he retir'd ·
Where he finished his earthly Race,
R E A D E R,
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, 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.
The late QUEEN's Statue
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,
'Gainst all thy Wiles and Art.
Nor Beauty's Poison feed on,
Was Woman firft in Eden.
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
utraque manu extendens
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,"
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.
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:
Speluncam Dido, dux et Trojanus, eandem
Thus translated :
“ 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
Non nifi Grandia canto.
Sororis fuæ Filio,
Qui navis Præfectus regiæ,
Femore graviter percusso,
Columnam hanc roftratam
Ex quo discas,
From this Column we have a moft beautiful View