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in peculiar grace : a little further it drops into a solitary glen-rude, irregalar and gloomy.; the bench in the midst of it looks up the hollow filled with trees, some old, fome with exposed roots, others dead; but the most friking part of this amusing scene, is the several trick+ ling rills which find their course down the iteep shelving fides, fhaded by thin coppice wood and large ashes. The obfcurity and the foothing note of these dribbling currents, mark it for contemplaz tion: one knows not when to leave it ; the novelty pleaseś, and pleasure flow's from its retired and peaceful bowers.

On the back of this shady feat appear the following verfes :

Liber jacere modo sub antiquæ ilice

Modo in tenaci gramine :
Labunter altis interiin rivis aquæ

Quæruntur in sylvis aves;
Fontesque lymphis obftrepunt manantibus
Somnus quod invitet leves.

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Now on the verdant grass beneath the shade
Of antient oaks, our wearied limbs are laid:
While in full streams the waters glide along,
And birds in woods pour forth the plaintive song:
Now by some fountain, murm'ring as it flows,
Devoid of care indulge in soft repose.

ANON.

Striking through this sequestered glen, , the path rises up its opposite fide, and winds among variety of noble trees, interspersed on the lawn, to

The ROTUNDA,

an exceeding handsome building, standing on a rising swell : here the eye fastens on the same delicious vista, back to the before-mentioned alcove, but totally differs from the appearance it has at that building. Instead of the cascades which gush from the different reservoirs unseen in the vale, and give the scene there such

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charms, from hence those stilt transparent reservoirs are visible in the midst of the avenue ; chese, and the alcove which terminates the view, afford a fine lustre to its embosomed fides, and compleat the beautiful picture.

This building seems to be erected merely as an object to adorn the vista, no other point being remarkable ; indeed, when we turn our eyes upon the wild art of the park, which from hence is taken in, it serves as a contrast to the magni, ficence and beauty of its corresponding parts; and from a bench just behind, 'a inost delightful view tooks full upon it, taking in a handsome Gothic fear, the Clent hill, the ruin, and the woods.

The: walk from this graceful dome winds in a wild careless manner, among ftraggling trees and deep glens, ragged, rude, and steep, into a large body of

lawn,

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lawn, where å fmall bench under an oak gives a picturefque view of the wood, and takes in the Ruin, most romanticły, over its branching arms: a little farther the path ranges close by the pałe of the park, through a formal avenue of elms, by the neat vicarage house, the noble wood always in sight, and remarkably great, to

THOMSON'S SEAT,

elegantly built in an octangular form, and his Lordship, who loved and did every thing in his power to shew his friendship to the poet, erected this temple to his memory, thus infcribed,

INGENIO IMMORTALI
JACOBI THOMSON;
POETÆ SUBLIMIS;

VIRI BONI;
EDICULAM HANC, IN SECESSU, QUEM
VIRUS DILEXIT,

POST

POST MORTEM EJUS CONSTRUCTAM

DICAT DEDICATQUE
GEORGIAS LYTTELTON.

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To the immortal genius
Of J AMES THOMSON,

A fublime poet ;

A good man ;
This temple (built after his death) in that recess
Which when living he delighted in,

Is erected and dedicated,
By GEORGE LYTTELTON.

The view from this charming recess, which gives beauty to so many others in the park, very juftly claims the attention of the spectator, and was the favourite spot of the above-mentioned gentleinan. The gently floping lawn expands itself and falls into the deep darkened grove, rising in all its pride up the declivity of the oppofite hill; where, in the midst, Pope's building over the vivid foliage of

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