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are very wide, and in most of them. There remains here a crucifixionthere is a clear stream ruoning along stone, large as life, with a' hand as the side of the footpath, which is coming out of the clouds over its well paved with flat stones. Tbere head : it is very perfect, as il escaped are two very long streets, which inter- unnoticed by the fanatical reformers, sect each other, and there are many who did much damage in other parts excellent houses and shops. The of the Church. Reached Southampmarket-place is upcommonly large ton about five. . Touk lodgings in and spacious, surrounded with beau- the High-street, aod staid in this eletiful houses, and a noble town-ball. gant place five days;, during this On a market day there is no conve- time i was much and often amused vience of cover, but every thing for

with the views of the water from the sale is exhibited under stalls, as in a gravel walk which leads to the ferry, country fair. The environs of Salis. and with the deep bed of the canal, bury are extremely pleasaut. From the now forming, and the tunnel uoder, neig bouring hills, you command a round above a mile. Dr. Hill, the fine prospect of the city; and in the minister of Holyrood Church, shewed valley the walks are very agreeable me every obliging attention, and led round it; particularly one by the vil. me to the chapel of God's House. lage of Harnham, where the main lo. Southampton I met with much river, the Avon, flows in.

painted glass in a large window of a June 27, which was a very five decent house; which I was obligingly day, I took a chaise to Old Sarum. permitted to examine at my leisure : The remains of its ancient grandeur it was in Beugle-street. are inconceivably majestic, though July 8. Left Southampton at nine : there are neither walls or bouse dined at Havant; reached Chichester standing on the towering and deso- soon after two. lo the course of the lated mount. From thcoce to Wil journey had a full and pleasant view ton: walked over the noble house, of the harbour, shipping, and town of which, though abounding in scenes Portsmouth, with a very near view of ancient and modern art, did not of the Castle of Portchester. After please me like the noble scenes of resting awhile at Chichester, went nature, exhibited from and round to the Cathedral, and staid service, the Paladian bridge. After tea walk- and then visited the repository of the ed over Wilton, which is a small and Duke of Richmond's family, the dodecent place the carpet manufac. mus ultima very improperly so called. turers had left work. At one of the lo the evening walked over this eleChurches in Salisbury, where I al- gant city, and aloug the very pleasing tended prayers on a Wednesday, the walk, formed and gravelled, round a clerk read the first lesson, and also great part of the old walls, and shaded read aloud the list of sick persons to by most majestic trees. be prayed for. One thing more 1 July 10. After breakfast had the observed in the city with concern, pleasing sight of the West Kent Miwhich is, the extreme poverty of the litia marching in, and saw the cerelower sort of people; ihe children of mopy of the colours delivered in at the poor, great boys and girls, run the balcony of the inn, while the about streets in a very uncomfortable loyal and animating air of God Save state of wretcheduess, and know not the King was played. At twelve left the luxury of shoes and stockings. Chichester in a stage for Brighton, Fashions Travel slowly among the where I arrived at half-past six. middling sort of people: I saw many After tea, walked along the shore, farmers wives alid daughters attend. and about this beautiful place. ing the markets, both hore and at July 11. Speot much of this day Gloucester, smart women, in dresses in the promenade grove, an elegant that were smart and fashionable in

and rural scene. Kent at least seven years ago.

July 12. Left Brighthelmstone July 3. Left Salisbury about ten; about ten : to Lewes ; walked over dived at Rumsey; the Church there the bridge, and turning to the left, is a wonderful building, the height of under the high cliffs, had a fine view the ailes, the grandeur of the antique of the town from the meadows. In arches rising high one above another, the afternoon, to the ruins of the and the mixture of the Saxon and castle. Gothic style, is strikingly remarkable. July 13.

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1819.) Staunton Harold Church described.

113 nine, and reached Tunbridge Wells The above inscription is on a tablet about one. In the way thither had of white marble ; over which are the & most extensive view from Crow.

arms of Shirley impaling. Okesver, borough Common. At the Wells, with their crests, carved in stone ; walked half an hour on the Paotiles, and on each side a large figure of an charmed with the orchestra, espe- angel. cially the harp. At Maidstone in the It being told the Usurping Powers evening.

then reigning, that Sir Robert Shire July 14. Dined at Lenham: to ley had built a Church, they directed Ashford : evening walk to the bath, an Order in Council to him to fit out and to the barracks.

a Ship, saying, “ He that could afford July 15. Arrived safe and well to build a Church, could no doubt, afat Wye, between ten and eleven, ford also to equip a Ship.” And thus after a most pleasing and delight be ayd other good men were endeaful excursion. Thank God!

voured to be frighted from doing any

works of piety. Mr. URBAN,

July 31. Sir Robert Shirley + died in the Vith this communication you Tower, after being seven times im

of Plate II.) of the beautiful Church life (bis 28th year), Nov. 6, 1656, not of Staunton Harold, co. Leicester, without suspicion of poison ; and at

! ; which was built by Sir Robert Shir. his death, a fuperal sermon Jey, Bart. in the time of the Civil preached, from Luke vii. 5. He War. The circumstance is thus, re, loved our Country, and huth built corded by Mr. Staveley, in his “ His, us a Synagogue. tory of Churches :"

The Church, dedicated to the Holy “ Sir Robert Shirley pulled down an

Trinity, consists of a beautiful emold ruinous Church at Staunton Harold, battled tower in which are six good and in place thereof, at his own charges, bells, inscribed “ Sir Robert Shirley, built a new one, complete for the work founder, 1653'); a nave apd two manship, plentiful and honourable for ailes, separated by three arches; over the furniture, ornaments and endowment; which are clerestory windows; and a but most admirable for the time wherein

very handsome chancel, parted from the same was undertaken and finished;

the nave by elegant wrought-iron it being when the roofs of our Cathedrals were generally pulled down, and the foun- gates, on which are the family arms, dation of all other Churches undermined:

supporters, and coronet. The ceil. the time and manner of which work is ing is painted ; and the ascent to the set forth by an inscription over tke en

altar is by three steps of bluish martrance thus:

ble. The chancel is paved with mar• In the yeare 1653,

ble. The furniture of the Church is when all things sacred were throughout ge purple velvet, with rich gold fringe Nation

and embroidery The communion. either demolisht or profaned, plate, which is gilt, remarkably fine, Sir Robert SHIRLEY, Barronet, antient, and costly, was given to the founded this Church ;

Church by Sir Robert Shirley, the whose singular praise it is, founder. The organ is the production to have done the best things in ye worst

of the celebrated Schmidt, and is extimes,

tremely sweet-toned and melodious. and hoped them in the most calamitous. The Righteous shall be had in everlasting scendant of Sir Robert Shirley, is the

Earl Ferrers, the immediate de. remembrance.' By which benificence the devout Founder, sole proprietor of the Lordship of both heir and ancestor of hereditary de- Stauntou Harold. The park contains votion and loyalty, hath not only built a about 150 acres of land, and has in Church, but in his example and memory, it about 100 head of remarkably fine bath left a sermon to be preached there, deer. A fine sheet of water of about to all posterity, of piety towards God, and

25 acres runs through the park. The charity towards man ; whilst himself is

mansion-house, one of the largest and gone, we doubt pot, to take his place in the Church triumphant above."

f His Portrait, and a full account of * Staunton Harold was at that time an him and of his noble family, are given in asylum for several distressed Divines. vol. III. of “ History of Leicestershire.” GENT. MAG. July, 1819.

most taken down, and the mansion of a * See Part I. private gentleman occupies the site.

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most elegant displays of modern ar- every person versed in the early
chitecture in the county of Leicester, history of our country, I presume a
is a light and elegant square build- brief account of thein may not be
ing, backed by a fine wood, in con- upinteresting.
trast with a wild heath at a due dis- The first of these places, though
tance, and a variety of delightful no doubt much decayed, has still
scenery surrounds it. A full descrip- several advantages.
tion of this noble edifice, and of the It enjoys a pure salubrious air, is
portraits and curiosities contained in very agreeably situated upon the
it, may be found in Nichols's “History banks of the Vienne, a few miles
of Leicestershire ;' in the progress before its junction with the Loire,
of which work the Author acknow.' and upon the verge of a large forest
ledges much material assistance from abounding with game. The town
the present noble owner of Staunton itself, bowever, bas, strictly speak-
Harold. Yours, &c.

M. ing, little to recommend it; the

churches and all the public buildEtching from Mr. Ctennell's Picture ings are inconsiderable, and the

of the decisive Charge of the Life. streets, as in most old, and almost Guards at Waterloo.

alt French towns, are narrow, crookMr. URBAN,

June 18. ed, dirty, and ill-paved ; two bridges
IT.
Twill be in the recollection of meeting together upon an islet in

most of your readers, that a short the stream, so as to form one long time since, proposals were issued for irregular pile of fourleen arches, publishing by subscription, a print cross the Vienne, but though of con

a from the above subject, under the siderable apliquity, there is nothing direction of a Comunittee of Artists

remarkable in the appearance; the and amateurs, for the benefit of the starlings on the side where they meet Painter's infant children.

the current are pointed, and consiThe friends of humanity and the derably advanced ; while those on arts are, it is presumed, already suffi. the olher are square, and have cieotly acquainted with ihe calamitous scarcely any projection, a style which history of this family, to render it up- spuits the uniformity, though it may necessary to repeat what has been so have saved materials, and diminished ably and correctly stated by the Com- the expence. Chinoo owed its former mittee, who have generously under- consequence, and perhaps its existtaken the publication *. Although ence, to its castle, which stands upon much has been done by friends, inuch a rock, overlooking and command. yet remains to do, to accomplish the ing the town and adjacent county. object of providing for three little The origin of this building is lost in destitutes ; and as their main reliance remote antiquity, but it was a port is on this print as a work of art, it of great importance from the earliest is not without much anxiety that they times; when perfect, it must have look forward to its publication. To

been a poble structure, and, properly those who are not aware of its pro. defended, might, before th

in vengress it must be gratifying to know tion of artillery, have “laughed a that the exertions of the engraver șiege to scorn. It was, neverthehave kept pace with the wishes of the less, through famine, or other means, Committee, Mr. Bromley having al. taken and retaken several times by ready produced an admirable Etching the various contending parties prefrom this splendid composition, proofs vious to the final expulsion of the of which are now in the hands of the English from Anjou and Touraine. subscribers; and that the plate is pro- Heurs II. died in this castle in 1189, ceeding towards a finish with as of chagrin and melancholy, in conmuch rapidity, as the nature of the sequence of the repeated rebellious work and the greatest care can pos

of his own children, avd Richard sibly admit. J.BRITTON, Hon. Sec. Ceur de Lion, after being mortally

wounded at the siege of Chalus, Mr. URBAN, Tours, July 3.

breathed his last in the town in 1199. H TAVING in a late excursion vi. The house in which this event had

sited the towns of Chinon place became afterwards a common and Foutevrault, names familiar to inn, called the Boule d'or. It is now

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