niture are completely of the period of tins
foundation, 1573. See the identical chair for
visitors used by James T. when he was enter-
tained here. Drive 8 miles farther to Stratford-
on-Avon, seeing- Shakespeare's house and the
church where he was buried. Back to Leam-
ington by Charlecote, still owned by the
Lucy family, where Shakespeare was tried for
ling deer; a fine old hail and grand park.
Expenses, carriage and lunch, . . .20
Xoc. 6-10. â€” At Leamington; excurse to
Coventry and back, and to Stoneleigli Abbey,
Lord Leigh's, a fine combination of an ancient
and stately modern house, a beautiful Italian
garden, sloping to the river with steps to the
water ; the park remarkable for its venerable
trees, nearly as fine as Sherwood Forest ; near
the greenhouse a very fine Taxodium semper-
virens, also fine aravcarias and Cryptomeria
Japonica, 30 feet high,
Nov. 11. â€” Leave Leamington by train at 10.
reaching Worcester, with three changes, at 1.50 311 5
HEREFORD.] EXGLAXD. [green dragon.
(Star and Garter Inn) ; after lunch see catlie- Â£ s.
dral, splendidly restored; here are the tombs 311 5
of King John and Prince Arthur. Hard by the
town the battle of Worcester was fought. Bill at
Leamington, 6 days, Â£15 ; fare to Worcester, . 10 15
Nov. 12. â€” Leave Worcester at 11.25 in train,
reaching Malvern at 11.50. Taking fly, drive
through the town to Malvern Wych, seeing a
beautiful view, through a cutting in the rocks,
of the two counties â€” Herefordshire on one side
and Worcestershire on the other â€” from a
height of 1,500 feet. From here to Madresfield
Court, Earl of Beauchamp's, an interesting old
place; the house with three gables, covered
with ivy, surrounded by a moat filled with
water ; the intervening lawn beautifully planted
with choice evergreens. Taking train at 3,
reach Hereford (The Green Dragon), to dine
and sleep. Bill at Worcester, Â£2 16s. ; fare to
Hereford, Â£1 8s., 4 4
See cathedral, with fine screen.
Nov. 13. â€” Leave Hereford at 9.40, passing
Holm Lacey â€” a fine old Elizabethan mansion,
where Pope wrote his " Man of Ross " â€” to
Ross ; where, taking a fly, drive to the church,
where the "Man of Ross" is buried; then to
the ruins of Goodrich Castle, built in 600 â€”
before the conquest. Afterward to Goodrieh
Court, Sir J. P. Meyrick's, best imitation of
an ancient castle in England, with furniture to
correspond, and a splendid collection of armor.
From here at 3, by train, to Cheltenham (the 302 4
CHELTENHAM.] ENGLAND. [the tlough.
Plough), via Gloucester, at 4. The view from Â£ s.
the inn at Ross very fine. Bill at Hereford, 832 4
Â£1 10s. ; fare to Cheltenham, 15s. ; fly to
Goodrich and back, Â£1 2s., . . . .37
Nov. 14-. â€” Leave Cheltenham by train at 11
for Gloucester, where, taking a fly, drive to
Highnam Court, Mr. Gambier Parry's, cele-
brated for its pinetum, perhaps the most com-
plete in England, not excepting Dropmore.
See Mr. Parry's church, built and adorned at
his own expense, at a cost of Â£30,000, much of
the painting and emblazoning being his own
work. Back to Worcester, to the cathedral,
built in 1047, containing the monuments of
Edward II. and Robert of Normandy, son of
the Conqueror ; the east window, 87 feet high ;
the vault of the choir and the cloisters are con-
sidered the most beautiful in England. Return
to Cheltenham at 4.40. Expense, . . .12
Nov. 15. â€” At 12, drive 2 miles, to South am
House, Earl of Ellenborough's, a charming,
quaint old Elizabethan house, built in 1G28.
On the summer-house is a glass star instead of
a vane, which, in the sun, produces a very
pretty effect. Eest of the day, see the town.
Nov. 16. â€” Leave Cheltenham at 11, reaching
Bristol at 12.15, and, after half an hour's delay,
Bath at 1.30 (York House). See the town, the
park gardens, crescent, etc. Bill at Chelten-
ham, Â£12 lGs. ; fare to Bath, Â£2 3s., . . 14 19
Nov. 12. â€” Bath. Abbey Church, pump
room, etc. 351 12
batii.] ESGLAXD. [tokk house.
Nov. 13. â€” Leave Bath at 10, in carriage, for Â£ s.
Badminton, Duke of Beaufort's, 16 miles; a 851 13
splendid house and park, with avenue 3 mil
long, from Worcester Lodge. The duke, who
is the present Nimrod of England, hunts every
day, rain or shine, through the season, keeping
40 horses for this purpose. Back to Bath, by
Codrington Hall, a fine old place. In the church
at Badminton Lord Raglan, the English Com-
mander-in-Chief in the Crimea, is buried.
Here, also, is the monument to the Marchion-
ess of Worcester, with its famous inscription,
considered the most complimentary ever com-
" Underneath this stone doth lie
As much virtue as could die ;
Which, when alive, did vigor give
To as much beauty as could live."
Carriage to Badminton and expenses, . 2 17
JSTov. 14. â€” Leave Bath at 10.00, by train, for
Chippingham; then, by fly, 5 miles to Bowo<> â– !.
Marquis of Lansdowne's, a beantiful Italian
palace and superb place, especially rich in ter-
raced gardens; a lake of 30 acres, with a fine
pinetuin, containing a Douglas fir 70-odd feet
high. Five miles beyond Bowood is Lacock
Abbey, a wonderful old place, said to be the
1 >est-preserved abbey "in residence " in England,
founded in 1229, the cloisters, kitchen, and nuns 1
kitchen being very complete. Driving 3 miles â€”
farther, you come to Oorsham IIo 54 !)
exeti:?..] ENGLAND. [the rotal.
Methuen's, a splendid house, with extraordinary Â£ *.
yew-hedges, 30 feet thick and as high; the 354 9
park planted by the celebrated Brown and the
lake made by Repton. Back to Chippingham,
then by rail to Bath to dinner. Expenses, . 1 7
Near Bath is Prior Bark, where Fielding
wrote " Tom Jones."
Nov. 15. â€” Leave Bath in train at 1.25, reach-
ing Exeter (Royal) at 2.25. Walk about the
town, seeing the old houses and the cathedral.
Bill at Bath, Â£15; Bath to Exeter, Â£4 4s., . 19 4
Nov. 10. â€” Take a fly at 10, drive one mile to
the celebrated nursery of Veitch & Co., seeing
the famous pinetum-walk, with Douglas firs,
cedars of Lebanon, Cryptomerias^ Taxodium,
etc., 30 feet high ; also splendid cypress,
Goviana, and Macrocarpa. Thence a mile in
another direction, to the nursery and pinetum
of Lucomb, Pince & Co., seeing, near the
entrance, the celebrated Lucomb (evergreen)
oak, the largest and finest in England, also the
far-famed conifer rock-walk, of a quarter of a
mile, between high, overhanging, artificial
rocks, filled with every conceivable and known
variety of evergreens, rock-plants, ferns, pam-
pas-grass, Arundos, etc. Here is the first
Wellingtonia planted in England, also the
first Thuja gigantea, the one 25x30 feet,
and the other about 12 feet high. This
collection of evergreens is, perhaps, the finest
in England. Near Exeter is Bicton, the
celebrated place of Lady Rolle. Leaving 375
EXETER.] ENGLAND. [the royal.
Exeter by train at 2.30, reach Torquay (the Â£ s.
Royal) at 3.10. Bill at Exeter, Â£2 10s.; fare 37.")
to Torquay, Â£1 Cs., 3 Hi
Nov. 17. â€” Torquay for three weeks ; one
parlor and three fine chambers, with board for
four persons in private apartment, Â£10 5s. a
Nov. 18. â€” At 10, taking a fly, drive to Babbi-
comb, Anstey's Cove, Bishopthorp, "Watcomb,
the seat of the late Mr. Brunei; the grounds
beautifully laid out on a hill-side, and the val-
ley exquisitely arranged with the most orna-
mental and rare trees and shrubs, even the
cedar of Goa and Yucca alc&folia standing out
Nov. 19. â€” After lunch, drive to Berry Pome-
roy Castle, a fine old ruin, charmingly draped
Nov. 20. â€” Leave Torquay in train at 10.15
for Dawlish, 12 miles; then, by fly, 2 miles to
Luscomb, beautiful house and grounds ; then -1
miles to Mamhead. To an American, Mam-
head is one of the most instructive places in
England, as being sufficiently small and com-
pact enough to be within the reach of an Amer-
ican ownership. The ornamental grounds,
only seven acres, were kept in exquisite order
(in I860) by two men. Here are the finest
Abies morinda, probably, in the country, GO
feet high, and very pendulous; also a mass of
rhododendrons, 25 feet high and 150 feet in
circumference, the earliest already in bloom, 378 16
pat.] EXGLAXD. [the rotal.
i:i November. Although the park is only 70 Â£ s.
the groups and masses are so beauti- 378 16
ful]y and artistically disposed, and the ground
so undulating, and with such distant views of
the sea and the river Exe, thai it looks as if it
might contain a thousand acres. The old
church, with its magnificent old yew-tree, is
quite the finest in rural beauty in the south of
England. Back to Torquay to dine. Expenses, 2 7
Bill at Torquay, three weeks, and sundries, . 53 15
Dec. 13. â€” Leave Torquay by train at 11, reach-
ing Exeter at 12.30 and Salisbury at 4.15
(White Hart). Walk to the cathedral. Tor-
quay to Salisbury, 5 16
Dec. 14. â€” After seeing cathedral and bishop's
palace, with pretty gardens, take carriage at 11
for old Sarum and Stonehenge, 9 miles across
Salisbury Plain. Back by Wilton House, Earl
of Pembroke's. See the splendid Vandyck-
room, with perhaps the finest and largest
sized pictures of this master to be found any-
where in one collection, most of them likenesses
of the Pembroke family. In the gardens are
' the cedars of Lebanon planted by Sir Philip
Sidney, it being at Wilton House he wrote his
' ; Acadia." Near by is the church built by
Lord Herbert of Lea, at a cost of Â£80,000.
Back to Salisbury to dine. Expenses, . 1 15
Dec. 15. â€” Leave Salisbury in train at 10 for
Tisbury, 17 miles, where, taking a fly, drive to
Wardour Castle, Earl of Arundel's, a fine house,
with a very grand hall. Walk across the park 442 9
eALisJur.v.] EXGLAXD. [white hart.
to old Wardour Castle, a splendid ruin, magnifi- Â£ s.
cently clothed ill ivy, and with the most superb 442
cedars in England, except those at Warwick.
Here Lady Blanche Arundel defended the cas-
tle for a fortnight, with a handful of men,
against one thousand Parliament troops. From
here, drive across the country to Fonthill, at
present belonging to the Marquis of Westmin-
ster, once the celebrated residence of the eccen-
tric Beckford, the talented author of" Vathek,"
the most gorgeous of Eastern stories. There
are, however, no remains of the original Font-
hill Abbey of Mr, Beckford's time, except a
portion of the great tower; and to one not
interested in Mr. Beckford's history and the
extraordinary circumstances connected with
the building of the abbey, this visit might be
omitted. Back to Salisbury by G. Expenses :
fare to Tisbury, 18s.; carriage, 18s., . . 1 1G
Dec. 16. â€” See cathedral again, the chapter-
house being particularly fine. Leave Salisbury
at 2.15, reaching Winchester (The George) at
3.33. Bill at Salisbury, three days, Â£0 2s.;
Salisbury to Winchester, Â£1 4s., . . , 10 G
Dec. IT. â€” Winchester. See cathedral and
Winchester school, etc.
Dec. 18. â€” Leave Winchester at 10.12 by train,
reaching Basingstoke at 11, where, taking a
fly, drive G miles to Strathfieldsaye, the Duke
of Wellington's, a flat place, with a pretty
river running through the lawn; a very plain
yellow-stone house of two stories, simply fur- 464 11
wiNcnEPTEn.] ENGLAND. [the geoege.
nished, with the same patterned carpet over Â£ s.
the whole house, most of the- chambers and 454 11
si lino of the parlors being papered with engrav-
ings pasted on the walls. There is an avenue
of yews hero very good, and an interesting
enclosure, where Copenhagen, the horse which
the duke rode at the "battle of "Waterloo, is
buried ; the place generally of little pretension.
Dark to Winchester at 3. Expenses, . .20
Dec. 19. â€” Bill at "Winchester, four days, . 3 10
Leave "Winchester by express train at 10.12,
reaching London (Maurigy Hotel, Regent Street)
at 12.9. "Winchester to London, . . .26
This trip, of about four months, of which three
weeks were passed at Torquay and some two weeks
at other places, might be accomplished in two months
and a half; and in summer, with longer days, in pro-
portionally shorter time. The expenses put down are
simply those of hotels, carriages, and railroads. The
author's actual expenses for extras, sundries, amuse-
ments, etc., were, for the period, Â£712.
(For Three Persons. â€” Five Weeks.)
April 8. â€” Leave London at 12, reaching Â£ s.
Rochester (The Bull) at 1.15. After lunch take
a cab; drive to Cobham House, Earl of Darn-
ley's â€” splendid woods and park. Back by
Gad's-hill House, residence of Charles Dickein.
Scene of the celebrated robbery of Falstaff, in
Henry IV., by Prince Hal. Fare, ... 15
April 9. â€” Visit cathedral. Around the town.
Seeing Eastgate House â€” very quaint and ornate ;
also the old castle said to have been built by
Julius Caesar. At 12 take train for Canterbury,
arriving at 1 (The Fountain). After lunch,
take train for Margate, and then by fly, 4 miles,
to Ramsgate ; the former much the finest as a
marine residence. Back to Canterbury at 7,
to dine. Bill at Rochester, Â£1 14s. ; fare and
cab, Â£1 10s., 3 4
April 10. â€” Visit the cathedral; truly mag-
nificent, especially the exterior, which is ! feet 3 10
TUXBRIDGE WILLS.] EXGLAXD. [THE CAVEELET.
longer than York Minster, though not as wide. Â£ s.
Seeing inside the nave, the Bpot where Thomas- 8 19
tt-Becket was slain in reign of Henry II., in
1160; also the tomb and monument, in brass,
of Edward the Black Prince; -with the original
shield, coat-of-mail, and helmet with leopard
crest, worn by the prince at the battle of
Crcssy, in 1350. After that, to St. Martin's, the
first Christian church, founded in 187 by some
Christians of the Roman army. Queen Bertha,
the first Christian queen, was baptized here, in
the same font they now use ; and St. Augustin
preached here. Erasmus, in visiting this cathe-
dral in 1510, said: "Gold was the meanest
thing to be seen. All shone and glittered with
precious stones of extraordinary magnitude,
some larger than the egg of a goose." After
lunch, at 1, leave Canterbury, one of the
quaintest of old towns, by train; reaching Tun-
bridge TVells, to tea. A lovely spot, and a
ch arming hotel in a lawn (The Caverley). Bill
at Canterbury, Â£2 2s.; to Tunbridge, Â£1 10s., . 3 12
Both the Bull, at Rochester, and the Foun-
tain, at Canterbury, are very comfortable, old-
April 11. â€” Take train at 12 to Tunbridge, 5
miles ; then drive by fly, 8 miles, to Knolle, the
ancient seat of the Dukes of Dorset; now occu-
pied by Countess Amherst. A grand old place,
celebrated even in the time of the Conqueror â€”
quite as old as Iladdon ; and the state apart â€¢
ments in perfect preservation. The fire-dogs 7 11
TCXE7.IDGE WELLS.] EXGLAND. [the caverley.
very handsome â€” those in King James's bed- Â£ s.
room of solid silver; the bed-cover of cloth-of- 7 11
gold, in scarlet tissue, cost Â£8,000 ; the mirrors,
dressing-table, sconces, etc., like the fire-dogs,
being of solid silver; the walls in tapestry cost-
ing Â£20,000. The pictures very interesting â€”
many Knellers, Lelys, and the original of Sir
Joshua Reynolds's "Gypsy Girl." Knolle has
belonged to, and been inhabited at various
periods by, Archbishop Cranmer, the Earl of
Leicester, the Earl of Warwick, and many
others. It is one of the oldest inhabited hous
in England which retains its ancient furniture.
The park is truly magnificent, 8 miles in circum-
ference, with majestic trees; the Duchess's walk
being very fine. Back to Tunbridge, to dine.
April 12. â€” At Tunbridge. Seeing the town.
Nothing can well be prettier than the situation
of the Caverley Inn, or better kept â€” in a charm-
ing lawn, like a private place.
April 13. â€” At 10, taking a carriage, drive 5
miles, to Penshurst, the ancient seat of the Syd-
ney family, and where Sir Philip Sydney was
born, in 1554. In the park is the oak planted
at his birth, to which Pen Jonson alludes as
" That tall tree, too, which of a nut was set
At his great birth, where all the Muses met.''
Penshurst, like Knolle, was of importance be-
fore the Conquest; and, after being in posses-
sion of several noble families, was presented by
Edward IV. to Sir William Sydney in L549, 8 1G
TI-NHRIDGE WELLS.] ENGLAND. [THE CAVERLEY.
after the battle of Hodden Field. The young Â£ s.
Duke of Gloucester and his sister the Princess 8 1G
Elizabeth, the children of Charles I., remained
a year here, under charge of the Countess of
Leicester, who was the mother of the " Sacha-
rissa" of the poet Waller, and a beautiful avenue
in the park is named from her " the Sacharissa
Walk." Penshurst was also the birthplace of
Algernon Sydney, beheaded in the Tower in
1G83. The mansion, like that of Ivnolle, en-
closes two courts. The fine old baronial hall
is 5-i feet wide, by 38 long, and 62 high ; having
a raised dais at the end, and three antique table3
for the servitors below. The fire was in the
centre of the hall, on an immense set of double
bars on high dogs of iron, rudely carved; the
smoke ascending through some flumes in the
ceiling. The most interesting apartments at
Penshurst are the rooms occupied by Queen
Elizabeth, where the furniture, bed, dressing-
table, and toilet arrangements, remain precisely
as during the queen's visit â€” even to her ink-
stand and card-table, embroidered by her own
hand. In the gallery is a bridle once used by
the Earl of Leicester. The park was once G
miles in extent, but is now much reduced.
From Penshurst drive by same carriage \%
miles to Redleaf, seat of William Wells, and
so celebrated by Loudon, in his magazine,
30 to 40 years ago. The place is still admir-
ably kept up, and looks precisely as it does
in Mr. Loudon's illustrations. The flower- 8 1G
st. Leonard's.] ENGLAND. [victoria.
garden in diamond beds, edged with tile, is Â£ s.
the same â€” even the rustic houses are un- 8 10
changed. The ornamental grounds are in as
exquisite order and as beautiful as it is possible
to conceive ; about twelve acres, kept by nine
men, two of whom have worked here for fifty
years. At end of the lawn, separated by a wire
fence, is a beautiful rolling park of many hun-
dred acres; and immediately near the rockery
is a charming lake. The collection of trees,
though not as large as many others, are much
more interesting from their size; being the first
ever introduced into England. There are here
two Deodar cedars, 58 and 65 feet high, which
had quite assumed the character and habit of
cedars of Lebanon ; a Cunningliamia sinensis,
25 feet high, with a stem 5 feet in circumfer-
ence ; a Cryptomeria, 30 feet; a Douglas fir, 70 ;
an Abies morinda, G5; and a superb Mensie-
sii, 70. There is also, among a great many other
very rare plants, a Pinus ponderosa, the largest
in England, 80 feet high, raised from a seed
sent Mr. "Wells in a letter from the lamented
Douglas, and taken by him from a cone shot
down by his rifle. The collection of rhododen-
drons was very fine, especially the Sikkins in
the house. Back to Tunbridge, to dinner, at 4 ;
where, taking train at 5.30, reach St. Leonard's
at G.20 (Victoria Hotel). Expenses at Tun-
bridge, and carriage, 9 IS
April 13. â€” St. Leonard's. Walk about the
town and on the Esplanade, 3 miles long, the IS 1-1
Portsmouth.] ENGLAND. [the doltoix.
finest in Europe. Leave St. Leonard's at 1, Â£ s.
reaching Brighton at 8. (Bedford Hotel.) Bill 18 14
al St. Leonard's, Â£2 3s.; to Brighton, 17s., . 3
April 14. â€” At Brighton. "Walk about the
town and on the Esplanade; see the Pavilion,
built 1 Â»y George IV., in the Oriental style â€” some
of the rooms, the banquet ing-hall, and music-
room, being most extraordinary.
j ipril 15. â€” Leave Brighton by train, at 11, for
Ford Station, in 40 minutes; where, by fly, in
15 minutes, to Arundel Castle â€” Duke of Nor-
folk's â€” a portion built by Alfred the Great, be-
fore the Norman Conquest, being 1,200 years
old. In the keep is a subterranean passage, 5
miles long, to Emberley Castle. Here is a beau-
tiful funebral cypress. The dairy is very pretty
and complete, 25 cows being milked by two
men and a boy, and the milk and butter cared
for by one woman and a girl. Lunch at Ford
Station, and at 2.20 by train to Chichester in
20 minutes. (The Dolphin.) Taking a fly,
drive 3 miles, to Goodwood, the Duke of Rich-
mond's; an uninteresting house outside, but
with some fine rooms and pictures; a most ex-
tensive park and race-course; some old cedars
and evergreen-oaks. Back to Chichester, to
dine,, at 6. Bill at Brighton, Â£9 10s. ; fare to
Chichester, Â£1 6s., 10 16
April 10. â€” Leave Chichester at 11, reaching
Portsmouth at 11.40. Taking a fly, drive round
the town, as also Portsea and Southsea; seeing
the dock-yard, where 9,000 men are employed, 32 10
9IIAXKLIX.] ENGLAND, [daisii hotel.
and seeing the Victory, on board of which Lord Â£ *.
Nelson was killed, at the battle of Trafalgar. 32 10
Cab and lunch, 12s.; bill at Chichester, â‚¬1 12s., 2 4
April IT. â€” At 1.10, by boat to Ryde, G miles,
parsing Spithead. Taking carriage after lunch
at Ryde, drive 9 miles to the beautiful little
village of Shanklin (Daish Hotel).
April 18. â€” Taking carriage, drive to Appel-
dercombe ; home by Ventnor and Bonchurch,
15 miles. Bill at Shanklin, . . . 5 10
April 20. â€” Leave Shanklin at 11 ; stopping
an hour at Sandrock Hotel, one of the most
charming of rural inns, covered with ivy ; and
later at Northcourt, Sir Henry Gordon's, with
a pretty old park of only 15 acres. Lunch at
Brixton, where there is an interesting old
church 800 years old, where the late Bishop of
Oxford was incumbent ten years, and reaching
Freshwater about 5, to dine and sleep.
April 21. â€” Leave Freshwater at 10, passing
Farringford House, the residence of Alfred
Tennyson; reaching Alum Bay at 11.30 to
lunch, after which, taking a boat, row around
the Needles, passing through the Camel's Eye
into Scratchel's Bay, under immense chalk-
cliffs, perfectly white, and 600 feet high ; into
the great cave, 296 feet long, with the over-
hanging arch, resplendent with exquisite pris-
matic colors, and covered with thousands of
birds. Returning to Alum Bay, resume car-
riage, and passing through several lovely vil
lages, including Yarmouth, and Carisbrook with 4 I 4
wi.st cowES.] EXGLAyi. [fountain.
rtle and well, to JS-ewport, whence by rail
five miles to West Cowes (Fountain). Car-
riage round the island, .....
Bill at Freshwater, . . . .
April 22. â€” Take boat across the Medina
River to East Oowes. Seeing the entrance to
Osborne, and walking through the grounds of
East Cowes Castle ; again taking boat, row
round end of the island ; a superb sea-wall
here, belonging to Mr. Bell, of BelVs Life in
London, costing Â£30,000. After landing, walk
through the town to the Esplanade and Royal
Yacht Club House, at 5 ; take steamer for
Southampton at 6. Bill at Cowes, Â£1 17; boat,
etc., 8s., 2 5
Southampton (The Dolphin).
April 23. â€” Leave Southampton by train at
11.35, reaching Oxford (The Mitre), ma Basing-
stoke and Reading, at 3.05.
April 24. â€” TTalk through the various col-
leges and their gardens â€” the avenue in Christ-
Church meadows, and Addison Water-walk, as
well as the Botanic Garden, being particularly
fine. See the rowing on the river every
April 25. â€” Taking a carriage, drive eight
miles to Blenheim â€” Duke of Marlborough's â€”
erected in 1707 from designs by Sir John Yan-
brugh. It is, perhaps, the finest private palace
in England. The suite of state apartments,
400 feet long, is very grand, and filled with
magnificent pictures by Rubens, Yandyck, Sir 51
oxford.] EXGLAXD. [the mitre.
Godfrey Kneller, Sir Joshua Reynolds, etc.; Â£ s t
that of Sarah, first Duchess of Marlborough, 51
represents her as one of the most beautiful
â– women of that period. The hall is very grand,
G7 feet high, and the library, 183 feet long, con-
taining 17,000 volumes, worth Â£60,000. The
gardens also are very fine â€” some 300 acres, of
which 150, in grass, are cut every eight days.
Fine masses of rhododendron and one mass of
Portugal laurel 320 feet in circumference ; the
artificial water here is 150 acres. In an en-
closure near the garden are shown some emeus,
a species of ostrich, which are quite domesti-
cated, breeding every year. The lien lays the