when opened, emits a fine fpicy odour. Io gardens have been many years taken down, a word, there are so many antinne busts, and haw-haws substituted in their place, by Greek and Roman masters, such a col which open a boundless view to the counlection of wonders both in sculpture and try all round. Here is also a magnificent painting, that nothing can exceed ihem in bridge over the river in these gardens, and beauty, nothing be more furprizing than reckoned their principal ornament. From the number of them. Among the busts 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, exactly The Logcio, or Banquetting house, in resembling that in the Capitol at Rome. the box ling-green, has an Ionic arcade, We omitted to mention one curiofity, with pilaiters beautifully rusticated, and en- which is thewn in this magpificerit ftruca riched wi b niches and statues, belides a ture, namely, a collection of bead-pieces, row of antique bustos of the top. Here, coats oi mail, and other armour, for both is also a grotto, whose front is curiously horse 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, pick-named Black Jack, Ionic order, and their capitals of white which lie wore when be besieged and took maible, and decorated with fine ballo re- Boulogne in France, where he commanded bevos brought from Florende.

under the king. Besides there, there are: In the garden are two rustic Ionic doors, twelve other suits of armour, remarkable fronting each other two ways. The stables, for their wolkmanship; but the rest, about and other offices, with the curious rustica hundred in number, are only for comgite, and the columns froiled on each Gde, mon horfemen, on the fable-bridge, are all beauties in The late earl eoriched his feat with a their kind, and finely dispored. The gar- well-cholen library, and a colle&tion of me.. dens, as well as the .canal, are sed from dals, antiques, and other curiofuies, which the rivers Nidder and Willy, whicı here thewed the jusiness and elegance of bis join their freams,

raste, who was one of the greatest virtuo' Among several pieces of antiquity in ros and antiquarians of the age. It is said, the two courts before the houle, there is a' his lordthip liad some thought of erecting a noble column of porphyry, with a marble Stone henge in miniature, as it was supporftatue of Venus, on the top of it, above 30 ed to be in its original glory, according to feet high; it is of excellent workmanship, Dr. Stukeley, on the hill in his garden. and came originally from Alexandria, Had this been finihed, is 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.

the admiration of foreigners as well as na. The gardeos extend on the south-side of tives ; for every one that views that ftu. the house, beyond the river, and have a pendous piece of an'iquity in its 'ruins, view of the remarkable Down called $1. would with delight contemplate it, as it is. Jitbury plaio, leading to Shaftbury, The supposed to have appeared in its fourithe old walls that formerly surrounded there ing state.

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Youth in its prime like the sweet spring. “Where Critics, Itrict examiners, are

When all things (mile, yet ignorant of cares. " To try each piece by that nice Nandard,
But soon to busy manhood youth gives


“ And what to public use may be apply?d,
And wint'ry are rebs both of ev'ry grace. " Is jpftly saved, what faulty, thrown afide.
For yooth's a flow's that quicklyfadesaway, · Hence, 'tis the Poet's duty to dispense
Swift as tbe blushing core in beauteous May. “ Each, various vein of humour, wit, or
And as the yellow sheaves of ripen'd grain,


In barveft fall before the lab'ring (wain, "Not miser-like, to his own hoard con-
Ex'n fo, bis strength decay'a, 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 resolve, he to your sterling store
Great Leader of the mpoths propitious be ; Presents a specimen of untry'd ore;
With yirgin-white mark ev'ry paling hour! If any worth it bears, affay'd by you,
Bat not that fablid Janus we implore, His private talent is the public due ;
Whofe bospitable roof did entertain And thould it not disgrace your brilliant
Old Satarp banith'd from his Cretan reign;'
(Who taught him in return to till the earth, Give it your tamp, and let the metal pass.
And give the golden grain of wheat its'
* birth)

EPILOGUE. Spoken by Miss WilrORD,
O Lord, our Maker and Preserver, we i in the Character of Lady Louisa. -
With humble adoration worship thee;.
And thank thee for thy mercy and thy carei I Had an Epilogue to speak to-night;
In keeping us from danger the pat year. But I'm so hurried, pur in such a l
May ev'ry coming hour record thy praise ; .


Agd ev'ry day our gcatiude ericrease. " Deyce take me!--if I han't forgot it

But whatsoever lot thou shalt allign, To see my name in first night's play.bill
Be Wildom's portion and rich Vriue's


A character quire new, in time quite finted;
With Fortune's smiles or frowns I can dira An Epilogue, besides, to get by heart, '.:

'Tis most unmerciful, too long a part .
Bat O preserve the White of Innocence! But they lo' coax'd and wheedled me to
Then whenroever, whether foon or late,


I moult the feathers of this mortal state, Left I Mould fret-ar fretting spoils onc's
With youth renew'd, I, eagle-like, mall That in obedience to the kind command,

A fuppliani to your favour here I ftand;
To triumph there where Vir:ue never dies. And hope, instead of what had been pre-


PROLOGUE O ebe Double Mistake, Some nonsense of my own may now be
Spoken by Mr. SMITH.

Well I have had a great escape, I own,

· From being made the jeft of all the town ;
To lead attention thro' five acts of prore, For from the Couri-end I could claim no
Where to foft notes-no tuneful couplet , pity,

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 industry is suited ill with pride.
The attempt how bowd! the labour how re. Eut, to' dive.t your censure, let me
Thus I addrefs'd our Bard, who quick


A folly more compleat, a City-heaul .
With honest diffidence and modeft pride: What contrast can there be so strong in
“ If I hould fail, 1 thall not think it shame

“ To miss, what few have gain'd, the As English plainnefs apeirg Petit maitre!

Wreath of Fame. . And yet poor I, by mifling fuch a lover,
" This spot I deem the public treasury, May wait, till all my dancing days are
" Where wits, rare ccios, for general fer.

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