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construction. We shall bricily de- ters, windows with a pediment in the scribe each plate, as they pass in the centre and square-headed on each publications, and then, by way of side niches towards the angles. conclusion, give a summary of the Third story ; -Composite columns and whole display necessary to mark the pilasters, three grand united windows, standard of architecture in Charles's centre one circular-headed,balustrade reign, and to evince the extraordinary in the dado, and niches on each side; genius of his servant Jones.

compartmenled parapet ; balls set on Plute I. Colin Campbell's selt. Gege- the terminating lincs. Above, ri.es ral Plan. Contains six couris; "all the a circular cupola, with Consposite compartments are disposed for state or columns and pilasters, round-headed conveniency, thuse to the River being windows to first tier, square-headed to most proper forthe suinner season, and second ditto; parapet, on which are those to the West, or Park, for winter, statucs; a dome is then, carried up, having the South-west sup." All the finishing with a plain circular lantheri forms are either squares or oblongs, and obelisk. exceptiog the circular stair-cases in The whole line of elevation exhi. the buildings at each angle of the four bits the utmost regularity and bar. fronts. The principal froot is towards mony of parts. the Park; dimensiou 725 feet, of Platelll. Front towards theThames. which the Banqueting room, and a In thirteen divisions. Centrical disin

room right and left of cen- vision, two stories; first ditto, arch trical mass, make a part. The apart. way, Doric columns, viches and comments of estate and offices are finely partineuts: second story, Ioniccodisposed, and on the most enlarged lumns, circular-headed window in the scale, bearing in our eyes the relative centre, square ditto on each side: proportions of the Banqueting room. balustrade dado. Pilasters and coin. The Thames front is likewise 725 feet. partments are then carried up; in the The frouts towards Westminster and centre compartment, statues support. Charing Cross, about 615 feet cach. ing a shield: pediment, in which is a

Plate 11. Front next the Park. In crown supported by angels in the seven divisions: centre ditto, two clouds; statues on each side the peditier of columos lonic and Composite ment. Second division, right and in three divisions; three arched en-left; plain windows with pedestals, trances; three windows above, with balustrade parapet with balls. Third columos and pilasters : heads with division right and left. First story; , swaggs of fruit under the general en- Doric columns and pilasters, plain tablature; pediment with a gudiron dado and wiudows.

Second story, shield and statues upon it. Succeed. Jonic columns and pilasters; three ing divisions right and left; rustic united windows, the centre one circubasement, the two stories above plain, lar headed ; balustrade dado. Above, with a block entablature dividing Composite columns and pilasters: pethem. A second block entablature, diment, compartients with basso-rewith a blocking course, and balls set lievo's. Statues on the pediment and at distances over each pier between parapet. Fourth division right and the windows. The still succeeding left ; continuation of second division. divisions, right and left, give the Fifih division, right and left; pearly Banqueting room, &c. basement rusti. similar to first division. Sixth divicated ; second and third story (carried sion, right and left ; further continua. up internally in one neight)two tièrs of tion of second division. Seventh diIonic and Composite columns and pi- yision, or angle, right and left; three lasters; pedestals withbalusters support stories. First story; Doric columns the windows of second story, which and pilasters, plain windows. Second have pointed and circular pediments story; Ionic columns and pilasters; alternately. Windows to third story windows, centre one, circular-headed; square-headed ; grounds to each story the others with pointed and circular rusticated. Heads and swaggs of fruit pediments alternately. Balusters in and flowers under upper entablature, the dado. Third story; nearly simifinishes with a balustrade : statues on lar to the second dillo; balustrade pa. ditto. Concluding or angle division, rapet: small perforated cupola's at the right and left, basement custicated; angles. In the centre rises the great second story lonic columns and pilas- cupola, seen in the preceding front.

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These elevations increase in deco- story; Ionic columns and pilasters : rations, and in a greater portion of three Venetian windows, circular heads divisions.

with reclining statues: niches with Plate IV. Front towards Charing statues : balustrade dado. Third Cross. Seven divisious. Centre di- story: Composite coluinns and pilasvision, with the secoud and third ditto, ters, circular-headed Venetiap window right and left in the first story, one in the centre, square-headed ditto on general arcade of the Doric order. each side: niches with statues ; balusIn the second story, taking the centre trade dado. Fourth story; Doric. division, and the third ditto right and

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ters, centre ornamented left, where are columns and pilasters of scroll compartment; square windows the Ionic order, runs a series of win- on each side, with scroll jambs, having: dows, with pointed and circular pedi- open pediments, pointed and circular ments alternately: each of these divi- alternately. Above, a large circular sions in their centrical window, give open pediment, with gudiron shield, three openings, a form since much containiag the royal arms. Balus. in practice under the appellation, trade parapet with statues, both stand“ Venetian Window." Balustrade da- ing and reclined. Second division do. General balustrade parapet, with right and left. Three stories: first balls, statues, &c. Second division, story; the arcade, Doric pilasters. right and left; in the centre an Second ditto, lonic pilasters; winenlarged window, and smaller ones dows with pointed and circular pedion each side. Circular pediment ments alternately. Third ditto, Doric above, with a cartouche shield and dwarf pilasters; windows with pointed reclining statues. Balustrade dado, and circular pediments alternately ; with statues. Over this pediment, scroll jambs; balustrade para pet with plain pilasters and compartments with balls. Fourth division, right and basso-relievos: then rises a second or left; a continuation of second ditto. principal pediment; basso-relievo in The centrical portion, however, asthe lympanum; statues on the top of sumes additional decorations by the the pediment. Pourth, or angle di- introduction of Doric and lonic cuvision, right and left, repetition of lumus: open pediment, having vases ditto in preceding plate. Plain en- and reclining statues. Within ditto tablatures between each story. open pediment, a large pedestaleosues,

This design is much diversified with scroll terms and heads, inclosing from the others described, and shews a scroll-formed compartment. These a secondary idea in point of grandeur; ternis support a circular pedinent, the arcade is noble, and has a happy and scroll parapet, statues, &c. Third effect.

and fiíth, or angle divisions, come in Plale V. Fronts taken through the section, and present two tier of apart. three principal courts, the line bear- ments; but little or no decorations ing from the direction of Charing appear. The cupolas at the angles Cross to Westminster: the aspect to as before.

Belween each slory, a the West. Nive divisions. General general plain entablature. arcade to centre division; and to see In these uprights, the highest magcoud and fourth diito, right and nificence is manifested, particularly left. Centre division; four stories. in the centre division of the centre First story; three arches of the arcade court. Doric colomns and pilasters: niches Conclusion of Colin Campbell's sett. and statues on each side. Second

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LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
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A Historical View of the Domestic Sir Philip WARWICK's Memoirs of the Economy of Great Britain and Ireland, Reign of Charles I. with a Continuation with a Comparative Estimate of their tu the Restoration of Charles II. in an Efficient Strength, currected and contievo volume, from the original edition, nued to 1812. By GEO. CHALMERS, Esq. with annotations by an eminent literary A small impression, with a new His. character.

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Royal and Noble Authors.

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REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. 35. Tales, by the Rev. George Crabbe, assist him to bear, but it would not LL.B. 8vo. pp. 398. Hatchard. enable bim to escape, the mortification ΤΙΤΗ peculiar pleasure we again

he must encounter from censures, which, meet this accurate Delineator though he may be unwilling to admit, of human nature, for such he may in. yet he finds himself -unable to confute;

as well as from advice, which, at the same disputably and pre-eminently be de

time that he cannot bút approve, he is dominated. To the perusal of the compelled to reject.—Reproof and ad. former publications of Mr. Crabbe vice, it is probable, every Author will (vol. LXXVII. 1033; LXXVIII. 59 ; receive, if we except those who merit so LXXX. i. 445, 548, 633) WA

sat down

much of the former, that the latter is with that justifiable partiality which contemptuously denied them; now, of arises from old and intimate friendship; these, reproof, though it may cause more but our opinion of their merits was temporary uneasiness, will in many cases not the less sincerely given, and has create less difficulty, since errors may be been confirmed by the concurring corrected when opportunity occurs; but testimony of the most respectable of advice, I repeat, may be of such nature, our Brother Journalists, and by the that it will be painful to reject, and yet unequivocal testimony of numerous

impossible to follow it; and in this presuccessive Editions; a circumstance

dicament I conceive myself to be placed, which the Author thus gratefully, get from authority which neither inclination

There has been recommended to me, and modestly, acknowledges :

or prudence leads me to resist, in any “ That the appearance of the present

new work I might undertake, an unity of Volume before the Publick is occasioned subject, and that arrangement of my maby a favourable reception of the former terials which connects the whole, and. two, I hesitate not to acknowledge : ber gives additional interest to every part; cause,

while the confession may be re- in fact, if not an Épic Poem, strictly so garded as some proof of gratitude, or at denominated, yet such composition as least of attention from an Author to his would possess a regular succession of Readers, it ought not to be considered events, and a catastrophe to which every as an indication of vanity. It is unques- incident should be subservient, and which tionably very pleasant to be assured that every character, in a greater or less de our labours are well received; but, never- gree, should conspire to accomplish." theless, this must not be taken for a just and full criterion of their merit: publi- ferring the plan he has now adopted,

After assigning his reasons for precations of great intrinsic value have been met with so much coolness, that a

Mr. Crabbe adds, writer who succeeds in obtaining some " It is manifest that while much is degree of notice, should look upon him- lost for want of unity of subject and self rather as one favoured than merito- grandeur of design, something is gained rious, as gaining a prize from Fortune, by greater variety of incident, and more and not a recompense for desert; and, minute display of character, by accuracy on the contrary, as it is well known that of description, and diversity of scene: in books of very inferior kind bave been at these narratives we pass from gay to once pushed into the strong current of grave, from lively to severe, not only popularity, and are there kept buoyant without impropriety, but with manifest by the force of the stream, the writer advantage. In one continued and conwho acquires not this adventitious help, nected Poem, the Reader is, in general, may be reckoned rather as unfortunate highly gratified or severely disappointed; than undeserving; and from these oppo- by many independent narratives, he has site considerations it follows, that a man the renovation of hope, although he has may speak of his success without in- been dissatisfied, and a prospect of recurring justly the odium of conceit, and iterated pleasure should be find himself may likewise acknowledge a disappoint- entertained. I mean not, however, to ment without an adequate cause for hu- compare these different modes of writing miliation or self-reproach. -But, were it as if I were balancing their advantages true that something of the complacency and defects before I could give preof self-approbation would insinuate itself ference to either; with me the way I into an Author's mind with the idea of take is not a matter of choice, but of success, the sensation would not be that necessity : 1 present not my Tales to the of unalloyed pleasure: it would perhaps Reader as if I had chosen the best method GENT. MAG. September, 1812.

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of ensuring his approbation, but as using and State. There have been (we trust the only means I possessed of engaging the number is much diminished) those his attention."

who have gloried in altending sedi. : In a neat disquisition on the proper tious meetings, where they have reo characteristicks of genuine Poetry, peatedly heard, well-pleased, in which it is observed, that " an Au- «

on every side, thor will find comfort in his expulsion The Church insulted, and her Priests befrom the rank and society of Poets, lied ;

[abus'd, by reflecting that men much his supe- The Laws revil'd, the Ruling Power riors were likewise shut out, and more The Land derided, and its Foes excus’d. especially when he finds also that men “ Here were Socinians, Deists, and innot much his superiors are entitled to

deed

{agreed; admission ;” and that “ the imagina. All who, as foes to England's Church, ry persons and incidents to which the But still with Creeds unlike, and some

without a Creed: Poet has given a local habitation, and a name, will make upon the concur

Here, too, fierce friends of Liberty he saw, ring feelings of the Reader, the same

Who owii'd no Prince, and who obey no impressions with those taken from There were 'Reformers of each different truth and nature, because they will

sort,

[Court; appear to be derived from that source,

Foes to the Laws, the Priestlood, and the and therefore of necessity will have a Some on their fav'rite plans alone intent, similar effect;” Mr. Crabbe observes,

Some purely angry and malevolent: " Having thus far presumed to claim The rash were proud to blame their Counfor the ensuing pages the rank and title

try's Laws; of Poetry, I attempt no inore, nor ven

The vain, to seem supporters of a cause; ture to class or compare them with any

One call for change, that he would other kinds of poetical composition;

dread to see; their place will doubtless be found for Another sigh'd for Gallic Liberty! them.-A principal view and wish of the And numbers joining with the forward Poet must be to engage the mind of his

crew,

[do." Readers; as, failing in that point, he will

For no one reason-but that numbers scarcely succeed in any other: I there- The Second Tale,“ The Parting fore willingly confess that much of

Hour," has great merit; and is in ittime and assiduity has been devoted to self a brief Epic poem. this purpose ; but, to the ambition of pleasing, no other sacrifices bave, I trust,

The Third, “ The Gentleman Far. been made, than of my own labour and mer," is a highly finished Portrait ;

Nothing will be found that mili- sufficient of itself to have established tates against the rules of propriety and the credit of our Author as a faithful goud manners, nothing that offends Painter from real Life. against the more important precepts of morality and religion; and with this ne

-3 16 Gwyn was a Farmer, whom the farose mers all,

{call; gative kind of merit, I commit my Book

Who dwelt around, the Gentleman would to the judgment and taste of the Reader,

Whether in pure humility or pride, [cide. hot being willing to provoke his vigilance by professions of accuracy, nor to

They only knew, and they would not de

133" Far dift'rent he from that dull plodsolicit his indulgence by apologies for

9 ding tribe, mistakes."

Whom it was his amusement to describe; We are then treated with XXI pae Creatures no more enliven’d than a clod, thetic “ Tales,” each unconnected But treading still as their dull fathers trod; with the other, each containing a dis- ; Who liv'd in times when not a man had tinct History complete in itself, and

(chine : in each of which will be found an in- Corn sown by Drill, or thresh'd by a Mastructive Lesson, and a salutary Moral. He was of those whose skill assigns the Ņor can the several appropriate Mot

prize

[Sties; toes prefixed to each Tale, selected For creatures fed in Pens, and Stalls, and from our great Dramatic Bard, be

And who, in places where Improvers meet

To fill the land with fatness, had a seat; passed over without applause. We recominend the First Tale,

Who in large mansions live like petty “ The Dumb Orators,” to the serious

kings, for chicken [things;

And speak of Farms but as amusing perusal of those who are so far infect

Who plans encourage, and who journals ed with the mania of Reforn, as to keep,

(sheep. endeavour the overthrow of Church And talk with Lords about a breed of

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