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V E N U S.
DRYDEN, from Lucretius.
On one fide a Bust of CATO, of Utica,
J. J. ROUSSEAU,
Bk. BOOTHBY, Esq.
PRI O. R.
See yonder what a change is made!.
And that of beauty, are but one ;
Both fade at evening, pale and gone.
• The U RN,'
Sacred to the memory of Frances Poole, Viscountess Palmerston,
Here shall our ling'ring footsteps oft be found,
Here too the thoughtless and the young may tread,
0! if kind pity steal on virtue's eye,
Ge. S". Harcourt, and the Hon. Eliz. Vernon, Vice, and Victrs. Nuneham, erected this urn in the year 1771. Wm. Whitehead, Esq. Poet Laureat, wrote the Verses,
On the right side of the Garden,
is a Buft of LOCKE,
The CONSERVATORY, Fifty feet by fifteen, is planted with bergamot, ced. rati, limoncelli, and orange trees of various kinds and fizes. In summer, the front, fides, and roof of the building are entirely removed, and the trees appear 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 diferent forts of jeffamines.
The Statue of HEBE terminates the principal glade, and fronts the temple of Flora : it is backed by a large clump of thrubs, which forms a collection of all such ever-greens as flourish in the open air. On the pedeftral of the ftatue are the following verses :
Hebe, from thy cup divine,
WM. WHITEHEAD, Esq. THE
House and Gardens at STOW,
The SEAT of Th
Ion. the Earl TEMPLE.
Grand Flight of Steps, designed by Signor Borra, A ornamented with Balustrades, leads us to
The SALOON, W H ICH is a grand Apartment hung with
MV Tapestry, representing the Functions of the Cavalry. The Dimensions 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 PICTURES are
The H A L L. Dia T HIS is a spacious Room, 36 Feet by 22 and i 1 half, designed and painted by Kent. It's Cieling 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 Re. lievo, the Story of which is Darius's Tent: Here are also eleven Marble Bufts, properly disposed, and a Statue of Narcisus.
The DINING ROOM
Two large Landscapes, by Orizonti.
A Dancing at the Duke of Mantua's Marriage, by
A Landscape, by Claude Lorrain. "
A Bed. Chamber, with two, Drefling Rooms.,
[ Apartment are rich Crimson ; and over the Chimney is a full length Portrait of the late Countess of Dorset.
In the first Drefling Room, a piece of Still Life over the Chimney.
In the Second, a fine Cabinet, and over the Chimney, Prince Henry, at full length.
The Grand. STAIR CASE.
and enriched with three Cieling-pieces, painted by Sclater, viz.
1. Justice and Peace.