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when opened, emits a fine fpicy odour, In gardens have been many years taken down, a word, there are so many antinae husts, and haw-haws substituted in their place, by Greek and Roman matters, uch a col. which open a boundless view to the counlection of wonders both in fculpture and try all round. Here is also a magnificent painting, that nothing can exceed them in bridge over the tiver in these gardens, and beauty, nothing be more furprizing than reckoned their principal ornament. From the number of them. Among the burts is the garden is an easy ascent to the top of a celebrated one of the Egyptian goddess a hill in the park; on which is an equerlus, on a fine table of granite.

trian ftatue of Marcus Aurelius, exact!y The Loggio, or Banquetting house, in resembling that in the Capitol at Rome. the bouling-green, has an Ionic arcade, We omitted to mention one curiosity, with pilailers beautifully rusticated, and en- which is Mewn in this magpilicent ftruca riched wi b niches and statues, besides a ture, namely, a collection of head-pieces, row of antique bustos ors the top. Here, coats of mail, and other armour, for both is also a grotto, whose front is curiously hoi se and man; particularly those of Henry carved without, and wholly of ma ble with. VIII. Edward VI. and a rich suit of an in ; the pillars are of black marble of the Earl of Pembroke, nick-named Black Jack, Jonic order, and their capitals of white which he wore when he belieged and took maible, and decorated with fine ballo re- Boulogne in France, where he commanded l.evos brought from Florenče.

under the king. Befides there, there are: In the garden are two rwtic Ionic doors, twelve other suits of armour, remarkable fronting each other two ways. The itables, for their workmanship; but the relt, about: and other offices, with the curious ruftic a hundred in number, are only for comgite, and ihe columns fiofled on each Atle, mon heulemen, on the fable-bridge, are all beauries in The late eail enriched luis feat with a their kind, and finely dispored. The gar- well-cholen library, and a collection of me.. dens, as well as the cana', are sed from dals, an:iques, and other cu iofuies, which the rivers Nedder and Willy, whici here newed the juncss and elegance of bis join their freams,

talle, who was one of the greatest virtuoAmong several pieces of antiquity in ros and antiquarians of the age. It is said, thie two courts before the house, there is a his lordship had some thought of erecting a noble' column of porphyry, with a marble Stone henge in miniature, as it was supporItatue of Venos, on the top of it, above 30 ed to be in its original glory, according to feet ligh; it is of excellent workmanship. Dr. Stukeley, on the hill in his garden. and

came originally from Alexandria, Had this been finithed, ic would bave adda Near it is another marble statue on one ed to the curiofi'ies of Wilton, and been knee, supporting a fun-dial.

che admiration of foreigners as well as naThe gardeos extend on the south-side of tives; for every one that views that nu. the house, beyond the river, and have a pendous piece of an'iqnity in its ruins view of the remarkable Down called Sa- would wish delight contemplate it, as it is litbury plaio. leading to Shaft Bury. The supposed to have aj-peared in its fourishe old walls that formerly surrounded there ing lace.

Poetical ESSAYS for JANUARY, 1766.

On the NEW YEAR. While gently rouzid by the returning

hours, By a young Gentleman, aged Thirteen. Th'enlisening fun his genial influence pours.

How foon all things in nature do decay !

With winged speed time haftens full Now golden summer's gone, and verdans spring,

away. And au’umn too, burne on an eagie's wing. As filent rivers unperceived glide, Od win;': y Janus with his double face, To pay their tribute to the ocean's tide, Bide the swift months renew their circling Ev'n fo with stealing pace our minutes fly, race ; 'Till time ia loft in valt eternity.


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Youth in its prime like the fweet spring. “Where Critics, ftriexaminers, are



When all things (mile, yet ignorant of cares. “To try each piece by that nice standard,

But foon to busy manhood youth gives



“ And what to public use may be apply?d,

And wint'ry aze robs both of ev'ry grace. “ Is juftly saved, what faulty, thrown afide.

For youth's a flow'r that quicklyfadesaway,

« Hence, 'tis the Poet's duty to dispense

Swift as tbe blushing rose in beauteous May. “ Each various vein of humour, wit, or

And as the yellow sheaves of ripen'd grain,



la barveft fall before the lab'ring swain,

* Not miserlike, to his own hoard con-

Ev'n ko, his strength decay'd, frail man is “The smallest fpark of Nature's genuine



Like autumn leaves that wither on the « But to the Muse his grateful tribute pay,

Since then fo thort life's various race we "! And in the common mint his quota lay."


On this resulve, he to your sterling store

Great Leader of the mooths propi-ious be; Presepts a specimen of untry'd ore;

With virgin-white mark er’ry pafling hour! If any worth it bears, alfay'd by you,

Bat not that fablid Janus we implore, His private talent is the public due ;

Whose hospitable roof did entertain And mould it not disgrace your brilliant

Old Sacard banich'd from his Creran reign;'


(Who taught him in return to'till the earth, Give it your namp, and let the metal pafs.

And give the golden grain of wheat its'



O Lord, cur Maker and Preserver, we

in the Character of Lady Lovisa,

With humble adoration worship thee ;

And thatık thee for thy mercy and thy care; I Had an Epilogue to speak tonight;

In keeping us from danger the past year, But I'm so hurried, pus in such a

May ev'ry coming hour record thy paise ;



And ev'ry day our gratiiude ercrease. Deuce take me!--if I han't forgot it

But whatsoever lor thou shalt allign, To see my name in fult night's play.bill

Be Willom's portion and rich Vriue's


A charafter quire new, in time quite Ninted;

With Fortune's smiles or frowns I can diru An Epilogue, besides, to gej by heart,

pense ;

'Tis moft unmerciful, too long a part-

Bat O preserve the White of Innocence ! But they so coax'd and wheadled me to

Then whenroever, whether foon or late,



I mult the feathers of this mortal state, Left I Moull fret-ar fretting (pils onc's

With youth renew'd, I, eagle-like, Mall. That in obedience to the kind command,

A suppliani to your favour laere I Aand;

To triumph there where Vir:ue never dies. And hope, instead of what had been pre-



PROLOGUE ? ebe Double Mistake, Some nonsense of my own may now be

Spoken by Mr. SMIT#.

Well I have had a great escape, I own,

From being made the jett of all ihe town ;

To lead attention thro' five acts of profe, For írom the Courl-end I could claim no

Where to foft notes no tuneful couplet



Nor had I more to hope for from the City;

To please exh heart, each judgment, eye Such matches rarely answer either side,

and ear,

(vere! For induftry is suited ill with pride.

The attempt hon bou! the labour how se. Eut, to dive.t your censure, let me

Thus I addrefs'd our Bard, who quick



A folly more compleat, a City-heau !

With honest diffidence and modeft pride : What contrast can there be so strong in

"If I Could fail, 1 Mall not think it shame

" Tu miss, what few have gain'd, the As Englifh plainness apeirg Perie maitre!

Wreath of Fame.

And yet poor I, by missing fuch a lover,

" This spot I deem the public treasury, May wait, till all my dancing days are

"Where wils, rare coins, for general fer-


vise iye';





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