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94 A sleeping Cupid, 2 feet 5 inches high. The Lizard
be a device for the name of the sculptor, unless allegorical. 95 A Sarcophagus, 2 feet 3 inches by 1 foot. 96 A basso relievo Roman repaft, 2 feet by i foot 7. 97 - A Trunk of a woman, 2 feet high. 98 Soldiers fighting, 1.foot 11 inches by 2 foot 3. 99 Soldiers fighting, 3 feet u by i foot
3. 100 A Trunk of a young man, 1 foot 11. 101 The triumph of Amphytrion, 2 feet by 2 feet 102 A Trunk of a woman sitting, i foot 3 inches high. 103 The taking of Troy, 7 feet by ii inches,
The figures executed with amazing expression, 104 Boys embracing, 2 feet 3 inches by 1 foot 6. , 105 The Herculean games, 2 feet 3 inches by 2 feet.
106 Boys, 2 feet by i foot. 107 A Woman and a Child sitting in a square nich, i foot 9 inches by 1
7 108 A Roman Monument with three Bufts, 3 feet 1.o
inches by 2 feet 3. 109 Part of a Roman Monument. 110 Ditto. In Buft of a Roman Head. 112 Bult of a Roman Head. 113 A Roman Buft. 114 A Buft of Fauna. 115 A ditto of Fauns. 116 The Bust of a
young 117. A ditto of Diana. 18 Ditto of a Grecian. 119 Ditto of a Woman cloathed. 120 Ditto of a Philosopher. 121 Philosophy, a Bust. 122 A Bust of Niobe. 123 Ditto of one of her Sons. 124 Ditto of Venus de Medicis. 125 Ditto of a Woman cloathed. 126. A Bust cloathed, wants the Head.
130 A Buft naked, hiead wanting..
1637, Ætat. 17.
THE THEATRE.. The Front of this Building is opposite to the Divinity School, adorned with Corinthian Pillars, and the Statues of Archbishop Sheldon and the Duke of Ormond. It hath a flat roof, composed of short pieces of Timber, continued to a great breadth, without Archwork or Pillar to support them, being sustained only by the side walls and their own texture, though from Side wall to Side-wall it is 80 feet over one way, and 70 the other.
When properly filled, the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor being seated in the center of the femicircular part, the Noblemen and Doctors on his right and left hand, the Proctors and Curators in their Robes, the Masters of Arts, Batchelors, and Under-Graduats, in their respective habits and places, together with Strangers of both sexes, it makes a most auguft appearance.
On the North Side is the Statue of: Charles II.. Within it is adorned with Paintings, viz. the Portraits, at full length, of the Founder Archbishop Sheldon, the Duke of Ormond, and Sir Christopher Wren, the Architect. Likewise a curious Čieling by Streater ; of which the following is a DESCRIPTION..
« In Imitation of the Theatres of the ancient Greeks and Romans, which were too large to be covered with lead or tile, fo this, by the Painting of the flat roof within, is represented open; and as they stretched a cordage, from pilaster to pilaster, upon which they ftrained a covering of cloth, to protect the people from the injuries of the weather, so here is a Cord-moulding gilded, that reaches cross the house, both in length and breadth, which supporteth a great reddish Drapery, supposed to have covered the roof, but now furled up by the Genii round about the house, towards the wall which discovereth the open air, and maketh way for the Descent of the Arts and Sciences, that are congregated in a circle of clouds, to whose assembly Truth descends, as being solicited and implored by them all.
For joy of this festival some other Genii sport about the clouds, with their Feftoons of flowers and lau. rels, and prepare their Garlands of laurels and roses, viz. Honour and Pleasure, for the great lovers and ftudents of those arts : And that this assembly might be perfectly happy, their great enemies and disturbers, Envy, Rapine, and Brutality, are by the Genii of their opposite virtues,' viz. Prudence, Fortitude, and Eloquence, driven from the fociety, and thrown down head-long from the clouds : The 'report of the assembly of the one, and the expulfion of the other, being proclaimed through the open and serene air, by some other of the Genii, who blowing their antick Trumpets, divide themfelves into the several quarters of the world.
Thus far in General. More particularly, the circle of figures confift, First of Theology, with her Book of Seven Seals, imploring the assistance of Truth for the unfolding of it.
On her left-hand is the Mofaical Law veiled, with the Tables of Stone, to which the points with her Iron Rod.
On her right-hand is the Gospel, with the Cross in one hand, and a Chalice in the other. In the same division, over the Mofaical Law, is Hifto
ry, holding up her pen, as dedicating it to Truth, and an attending Genius, with several fragments of Old Writing, from which the collects her history into her books,
On the other fide, near the Gospel, is. Divine Poesy,r with her harp of David's fashion.
In the Triangle on the right-hand of the Gospel, is. also Logick, in a posture of arguing; and on the lefthand of the Mofaical Law, is Mufick, with her Antick. Lyre, having a pen in her hand, and a paper of Mufick Notes on her knee, with a Genius on her right-hand, (a little within the partition of Theology) playing on a. Flute, being the emblem of ancient music,
On the left (but within the partition for Physick) Dramatick Poëly, with a Vizard, representing Comedy, a bloody Dagger for Tragedy, and the Reed Pipe for Paftoral.
In the square, on the right side of the circle, is Law, with her Ruling Sceptre, accompanied with Records, Patents, and Evidences on the one Side, and on the other with Rhetorick : by these is an attending Genius, with the Scales of Justice, and a figure with a Palm-branch, the emblem of reward for virtuous actions ; and the Roman Fasces, the marks of Power and Punishment.
Printing, with a Case of Letters in one Hand, and a Form ready set in the other, and by her feveral sheets hanging to dry.
On the left side the circle, opposite to Tbeology, in 'n three Squares, are the Mathematical Sciences, depending on Demonftration, as the 'other on Faith, in the firft of which is Astronomy with the Celestial Globe, Geography with the Terreftial, together with three attending Ge-. nii ; having Arithmetick in the square on one hand, with a paper of figures ; Optics with the Perspective-Glass; Geometry with a pair of Compasses in her left ; and a table with Geometrical figures in it, in her right-hand. And in the square on the other hand, Architecture em
bracing the Capital of a Column, with Compaffes, and the Norina or Square lying by her, and a Workman holding another Square in one hand, and a Plumb-Line in the other.
In the midft of these squares and triangles (as defcending from above) is the figure of Truth sitting as on a cloud, in one hand holding a Palm Branch (the emblem of victory) in the other the Sun, whose brightness enlightens the whole circle of figures, and is so bright, that
it seems to hide the face of herself to the spectators below.
Over the entrance of the front of the THEATRE, are Three Figures Tumbling down ; first Envy, with her Snaky Hairs, Squint Eyes, Hag's Breaft, pale ve. nomous Complexion, strong but ugly Limbs, and riveled Skin, frighted from above by the fight of the Shield of Pallas, with the Gorgon's Head in it, against which the opposes her snaky Tresses, but her fall is so precipitous, she has no command of her arms.
Then Rapine, with her fiery Eyes, grinning Teeth, sarp Twangs, her hands imbrued in blood, holding a bloody Dagger in one hand, in the other a burning Flambeau; with these instruments threatning the dea ftruction of Learning, and all it's habitations, but the is overcome, and prevented, by a Herculean Genius, or power.
Next that is represented brutish, scoffing Ignorance, endeavouring to vilify and contemn what me understands not, which is charmed by a mercurial Genius with his Caduceus."
In the Theatre are held the Public Acts called the Comitia, and Enconia, and Lord Crewe's annual Commemoration in june or July of the Benefactors to. the University; when the Prizes adjudged to particua, ļar Performances are publickly recited.
This superb Edifice, which justly deserves to be deened one of our principal Curiosities, was built by