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A Drejstng-Room.

HANGINGS of Yellow Silk Damask, trim-
med with Silver; with the following Paintingj:
Joan of Arc, over the Chimney.
Sir Thomas Temple.
Lady Hester Temple.

A Bed-Chamhtr.

THE Hangings, Bed, Chairs and Ornaments of
Yellow Damask, the fame as in the Dressing-
Room; with Paintings of,

The Representation of the Holy Lamb.
A Flower Piece.

Two Landscapes, one over each Door.

A Drejsing-Room.

GREEN Damaslc, trimmed with Goto, with tha following Paintings. A Picture over the Chimney, by Ttemtirant. Two Saints, St. Laurence, and St. Stephen, one ovet each Door.

On one Side, OreJes ordering melted Gold to be poured into the Mouth of Crajfus.

On the other, two Pieces of Ruins, and a Landscape* with Dancing Satyrs, by Paul Brill.

The Rape of H/Jen, by Theseus.

The Return of Chryfeis to her Father, both by Primaticcio.

A Bed-Chamber.

GREEN Damask Bed, Hangings and Chain trimmed with Gold.

Paintincs.

1. An Original Portrait of Oliver Cromwell, i. A Silenus.

3. A Portrait of Colonel Stanyan.1

A Dr*/A DreJJing-Room.

THE Paintings in this Room are,
A Portrait of Rutens's Wife, over one Door, by
Rubens.

Over the other, a Knight of the Bath, by Vandyke.
Cymon and Iphigenia.

The STATE APARTMENTS.

the State Gallery,

Is 70 Feet 9 Inches, by 25 Feet long, and 22 Feet

high;

WITH two Marble Chimney Pieces of Sietmat Sec. The Cieling sinely ornamented with Paintings and Gilding, by Sclater. Two sine large

Marble Tables, with two large Pier-Glasses. The

Walls are adorned with curious-Pieces of Tapestry, viz. 1. The Triumph of Diana, z. The Triumph of Mars.

3. The Triumph of Venus.

4. The Triumph of Bacchus.

5. The Triumph of Ceres.

The Piers are adorned with Trophies.' Two Chimnies, the upper Parts of which are adorned with Gilding and Carving.

1. Representing Mercury conducting Tragic and Comic Poetry to the Hill of Parnajsus.

2. A Goddess conducting Learning to Truth.

the State Drejsmg-Room

Is 24 Feet 8 Inches, by 30 Feet, and 19 Feet 4
Inches high;

HUNG with Blue Damask, and Chairs and Window Curtains of the fame. The Doors and Cieling ing are sinely ornamented with Carving and Gilding. The Paintings are,

A sine Portrait of the late Lord Cobham, by Sir God' frey Knellcr. . ,

Four Conversation Pieces, by Francisco Cipfo.

Venus binding the Eyes of a Cupid, and the Graces offering Tribute.

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The State Bed-Chamber.

Is 56 Feet 8 Inches, by 25 Feet 10 Inches, and 18 Feet 8 Inches high.

THE Bed and Cieling by Signor Borra; and Pillars of the Corinthian Order: The whole sinely carved and gilt.

A Madona from the School of Rubens. A Picture over the Chimney. A very Curious Chimney-piece of White Marble, designed by Signor Borra. Two Marble Tables. Two sine large Pier Glasses.

1he State Closet.

HUNG with Blue Damask, sinely ornamented with Carving and Gilding. Out of which we go into a Colonade, where is a beautiful View of the Gardens and the Country. The Passage is ornamented with Marble Busts;

There is also a grand Stair-case, adorned with Paintings of the Four Seasons. The Cieling represents

the Rising Sun, by Phœbus in his Car.

The G A R D E N S.

TH E Spectator will hare an Idea of what he is to expect in these unrivalled Gardens, where

Art Art and Nature are so excellently blended, by the sol. lowing Lines.

With Envy stung, and Emulation sir'd,
Nature and Art, each separately aspir'd
To guide the Pleasures of th' admiring Few
In Objects great, or beautiful, or new.

Nature the Forest plants, extends the Plain,
Paints the Blue Hill, and spreads the glassy Main:
Here length'ned Views allow the Eye to range;
More bounded Prospects there the Landslcip change.
Art bids; and, lo? obedient Cities rise,
And glittering Spires shom upwards to the Skies:
Its pompous Bulk the splendid Palace rears,
And each gay Order on its Front appears.

Separate these Rivals thus aspire to Fame, But each misguided, lost her purpos'd Aim. All cry aloud, when Nature's Works appear, What vast Extravagance, what Wildness here! Nor pleas'd with Art alone, each Eye can see Stisfness in her, and trim Formality.

Basfled in each Attempt, at Length they cease Their sierce Dispute, and knit in Leagues of Peace j Determin'd with associate Powers to shew « One Matchless Effort of their Force at Stow. X

The World, astonish'd, as the Labour grew, Exclaims, "What cannot Art and Nature do 1" The Southern entrance of the Gardens is formed by two Pavillions of the Dork order, designed by Sir John Fantrugb. They are adorned with Rough masterly Paintings, by NellHint. The Stories are from Pastor fido.

The sirst striking Object is an OBELISC, near 70 Feet high, designed for a Jet d'Eau, and placed in the Middle of a large Octagon Piece Of Water. At some Distance we perceive two Rivers, which are at

* Act if, Scene 3,—.Act ill, Scene it

last

:: last united, and enter the Octagon in one stream. Over one of these isaPAlLADiAN Bridge. From this point a Gothic Edisice dedicated to Liberty, 70 feet in height, appears on the top of a hill. On the left is an Ægvptian Pyramid. Here we have a Prospect of a natural Cascade, falling from the last mentioned OcTagon, in three distinct meets, into an extensive Lake'." One of them passes through the arch of an ArtifiCial Ruin, covered with ever-greens. « But it is time to drop this general and collective dev ; tail, and proceed to give a circumstantial and distinct display of each remarkable Particular, as it severally and successively presents itself, in our progress through the Gardens.

The HERMITAGE, built of rough stone and agree-" ably situated in a rising Wood, on the banks of the Lake.

The Statues of CAIN and ABEL, which are sinely executed.

The TEMPLE of VENUS, with the Inscription, Veneri Hortensi; i.e. "To tbe Garden feaus." It ,. was designed by Kent; and is painted with the story of ', Hellenore and Malbecco *, by Scleter. It is adorned, i in the front, with the busts of Nero, Vespasian, Cleopatra, and Faustina. Over the freeze is the following motto alluding to the painting, from a Poem ascribed j to Catullus.

it Nunc amet, qui nunquam amavit; \

f. Quique amavit, nunc amet.

» Thus translated by Parnell.

Let him love now, who never lovM before;

Let him who ever lov'd, now love the more.

The BELVIDERE, or Gibbes's Building. Under.' neath is an Ice-House.

The ROMAN BOXERS, admirably copied. .' • Spentei't Fairy Queen, B. Ill, C. j,

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