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ARTS, LITERATURE, FASHIONS,
THE THIRD SERIES
MARCH 1, 1824.
VIEWS OF COUNTRY-SEATS.
ST. LEONARD'S HILL, THE SEAT OF EARL HARCOURT. The very fine situation of this ele- || ent importance to be fit for the occagant abode must be seen to be ap- | sional residence of Wm. Pitt, Earl preciated. It stands on the brow of of Chatham, who took great delight a commanding and finely wooded hill, in retiring for a short time to this in the immediate vicinity of Windsor beautiful spot, when he was secretary Forest, and surrounded by an im- at war. It came into the possession mense extent of the richest country. of the Countess-Dowager of Walde
Our View of the House is from grave, afterwards Duchess of Glouthe Lawn, shewing in the distance cester, who added so considerably to Windsor Castle, which is seen to the old building as to render it truly most advantage from this spot, and comfortable. A colonnade extends forms, with Eton College, a principal from the conservatory in front of the feature in this noble scene, which breakfast-room and hall to the main extends across the rich uplands of building, forming a pleasing connecBuckinghamshire, and embraces tion, enriched with columns and deMiddlesex and Surrey. The house corations in the Roman Doric order, is very irregular in its construction, which, with its treillage, the variety which is generally the result of fre- || of plants and flowering shrubs that quent additions. The site was for- grace the entrance, and its irregumerly occupied by a gamekeeper's larity of surface, produce an effect lodge only, but it became of suffici- || in the highest degree elegant, pleasVol. III. No. XV.