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built, was purchased by the University in the year 1427, and was soon begun, but intermitted, till by the piety of Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, it was carried on and completed. It is esteemed a moft excellent piece of Gothic architecture, being well proportioned, and finished in high taste, especially its roof. The Duke, over the Divinity School, erected the Library, which he furnihed with many choice volumes he procured from Italy in the years 1440 and 1443, besides confiderable additions at his death, three years after.
In the year 1597 Sir Thomas Bodley repaired the old Library of Humphrey Duke of Gloucester, and in 1599 fitted it for the reception of Books. An additional eastern gallery was begun by him in the year 1610, and another gallery on the west, projected by him, was erected afterwards. He furnished the Library with such books as he could procure from all parts of the world.
Sir Thomas Bodley died Jan. 28. 1612, having provided Salaries for the Officers, and keeping the Library in repair. He also left Statutes for the government of it, which were confirmed in Convocation.
This Library has been prodigiously increased by many large and valuable collections of Greek and Oriental Manuscripts as well as choice and ufeful Bookss the principal Benefactors to which have been the Earl of Pembroke, Archbishop Laud (to whom alone it is indebted for its inestimable Oriental Manuscripts) Sir Thomas Roe, Sir Kenelm Digby, General Fairfax, Dr. Mursall, Dr, Barlow, Dr. Rawlinson, Mr. Saint Arnand, Mr. Godwin, and large annual Purchases of modern Books at the expense of the University,
The Library, and the Picture Gallery, may be féen from eight in the morning to two; and in the afternoon from three to five. In the Winter only 'till three in the afternoon,
The ARUNDEL MARBLES are now placed to advantage in a large apartment on the north fide of the Schools.
In the Logic and Moral Philosophy. School is the Collection of Marbles, Statues, . Bustos, &c. which were many years at Easton, the seat of the Earl of Pomfret, and were presented to the University by the late Countess of Pomfret.
A CATALOGUE OF THE POMFRET STATUES, BUSTOS, MARBLES, &c.. as they stand numbered in their present Repository.
STATUE of a Grecian Lady, 7 feet high,
wants both arms. 2 A ditto of Archimedes, 7 feet 2 inches high, wants
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3 A ditto of a Roman Emperor, 7 feet high, wants one
arm and the nose. Perhaps modern. 4 A ditto of Minerva, 9 feet high. 5. A ditto of a Roman Emperor, 7 feet high, wants one
arm. Perhaps modern. 6 A ditto of Cicero in the proper habit, 6 feet 9 inches
high. The Drapery very masterly. He has the Sudarium in the right, and the Scroll in the left hand. The Character of the Countenance Settled Indignation,
in which be seerns preparing to speak. 7 A ditto of a Grecian Lady, 7 feet high; wants arms.
The drapery falling over the right leg is finely conducted. 8 A Column from the Temple of Apollo at Delphossz
with the Capital and Base, and an Apolla placed
at the Top, 24. feet 6 inches high. 9 A Statue of Sabina, 6 feet 9 inches high. 30. A Venus de Medicis. II A square Roman Altar, 1 fopt 2 inches, by 1 foot
12 Terminus of Pan, 5 feet 7 inches high, wants an
13 A Statue of Minerva, 5 feet high, wants an arm and
the nose. 14 A Circular Roman Altar, 2 feet 4 inches high. 15 A Statue of a Woman, 6 feet high, wants arms and
part of the nose. 16 A Venus clothed, 17 A Circular Roman Altar, 2 feet 4
inches high. 18 A Statue of Clio fitting, 4 feet 6 inches high, wants
one arm and hand. 19 A Circular-Roman Altar, 2 feet 4 inches high. 20 A Statue of a Young Dacian, 4 feet 3 inches high.
-Perhaps Paris. It is of great antiquity. 21 A Roman Altar, 2 feet
inches high. 22 A Statue of Antinous, 5 feet 6 inches high, wants a
finger of the right hand. 23 A Grecian Lady, 4 feet 8 inches high, wants an arm. 24 A Statue of Jupiter and Leda, 3 feet 10 inches high,
wants arms. 25 An Antique Capital, i foot 6 inches, by 2 feet,
wants a corner.. 26 A Circular Pedestal finely ornamented with Heads, and Feftoons of Fruit, 3 feet by one foot 3
inches diameter. 27. A Statue of Scipio Africanus, or Demosthenes, 7
feet high. The drapery in a very bold Pyle: It is probably of fome Orator ; the right hand being laid
on the breast in a perjuajve poffure. 28 A ditto of a Woman clothed, 3 feet 8 inches, wants
a head. 29 A trunk of a Woman, 2 feet i inch high. 30 A Boy with his Finger in his Mouth, 2 feet 5 inches
high. 31 A Statue of Jupiter fitting, 3 feet high, want's a hand. 32 A ditto of a Woman, 3 feet
inches high. 33 The Trunk of a Woman,. 2 feet i inch high. 34 Germanicus's Tomb, 7 feet by i foot 8.
35 Two Capitals with Beasts Heads, 2 feet 3 inches high. 36 An Ægyptian Chair, 2 feet 5 by 1 foot 8.- Belong
ing to a Priest of lfs and Ofiris. 37 A Stone carved with a Claw at the End, 2 feet 7 by
2. feet 6. 38 A Statue of a Roman Consul, 7 feet high, wants one
hand, and fingers of the other. 39 A ditto of a Woman, 4 feet high, wants the head. 40 A ditto of Flora, 3 feet 10 inches, 41 A ditto of Hercules, 4 feet high, wants hands. 42 A.ditto of Diana, 4 feet 8 inches high, wants arms, 43 A ditto of Hymen leaning on his Torch, 5 feet 6
inches high. 44 A ditta of Venus-half naked, 4.feet high. 45 A Circular Altar, 2 feet 6 inches high. 46 A Statue of Melpomene fitting, 4 feet high.-Per
haps it is Agrippina, in the Character of Melpomene. 47 A Circular Roman Altar, 2 feet 10 inches high. 48 A Grecian Lady, 4 feet 8 inches high, wants arms.. 49 A Circular Roman Altar, 2 feet 8 inches high. 50 A Statue of Camilla, 6. feet 5 inches high. 51 A ditto of a Grecian Philosopher, 5 feet high, wants
the right arm. 52 A Circular Roman Altar, 2 feet 2 inches high. 53 A Statue of Caius Marius, 6 feet highi - It has a no-
ble serverity. 54 A Statue of Bacchus naked, 4 feet 2 inches high.
A delicate piece of sculpture. The hand is added: with much address by Guelphi, from whom are all
the modern additions. 5; A Circular Roman Altar, 2 feet 2 inches high. 56 A Statue of Julia, 6 feet 9 inches high,wants the Arms... 57 A Roman Fathom, 6 feet 10 inches by 2 feet. :58 A Sphynx, 5 feet 8 inches long, 59 A ditto, somewhat less. 60 A Sacrifice, 2 feet 3 by 2 feet: 61 A Baffo Relievo of a Dacian's Sacrifice; z- feet by z:
62. Part of a Sacrifice, i foot 8 inches by, i foot 2.
63. A naked Trunk of an Hermaphrodite. 64 Ballo Relievo, 1 Foot 10 inches by i foot 3. 65 Basso Relievo of a Shepherd, 2 feet by 11 inches. 66 A Bacchanalian, 2 feet 3 inches by 2 feet. 67. A Woman's Head, ı foot 6 inches high, wants the
Nose. 68 The Trunk of a Man, 2 feet 2 inches. 69 A Trunk of a Woman sitting, 2 feet 1 inches. 70 A Consular 'Trunk, 5 feet 6 inches high. 71 A Trunk of a Woman sitting, 2 feet 7 inches. 72 A Buft of a Roman, i foot 6 inches high, wants the
Nofe.. 73 The Head of a Man, I foot high, wants the Nose. 74 A Trunk of Venus naked, ı foot 10 inches high. 75 An Old Man's Head. 76 A Man's Head, 10 inches high, wants the Nose. 77 Part of a Head and Neck, 1 foot 6 inches high. 78 An Old Man's Head 79 A Statue of a young Satyr, 2 Feet 6 inches high.. 80 A naked Trunk of a Man, 2 feet 6 inches high. 81 Beasts devouring Men. - It is the pedestal of a Table,
Scylla and Charybdis are represented devouring Maria
ners, whose attitudes are extremely fine.' 82 A Trunk of a Woman, 2 feet 8 inches high. 83 Part of a Man's foot. 84 A naked Trunk of a Man, 2 feet 6 inches high. 85 Part of two Malks, 2 feet 5 inches by 1 foot 9. 86 A Lion, 3 feet 10 inches long. 87 An alabaiter Urn, 2 feet 8 inches high. 88 A Sarcophagus, 5 feet 2 inches by one foot 6. 89 Statue of Judith, 4 feet 6 inches high. 96 A ditto of Hercules choaking a lion.- Few figures
have greater spirit. On the rock adjoining feem's to have been the figure of a woman, perhaps of a muse
finging the atchievement to her harp. 91 A Sarcophagus with boys, 4 feet by 1 foot 4. 92 A Sea-lion, 3 f. 6 inches long, 2 feet 4 inches high. 93 Dogs and a Boar, 2 feet long.