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Pace |No.

PACE xxxi. 1. Frontispiece.

XXXIV. 20. View of Stratton-Park . . 187 2. View of Saltram. ... 1

21. - - the Vine . . . . 188 3. St. Pierre ;. . 2

22. Ladies' Ilead-Dresses . . 243 4. Ladies' Promenade Dress . 61

23. --- Evening Dress . . ib. 5. - - Evening Dress , . ib.

24. A Bookcase . . . . . . 247 6. A Camp Bedstead . ..

25. Muslin Pattern. 7. Muslin Patterns.

XXV. 26. View of Stoneham-Park . 249 XXXII. 8. View of Southill-House . 63

27, --- the Grange . . . 250 9. Watermouth. . 64

28. Ladies' Garden Costume . 305 10. Ladies' Morning Dress . 119

--- Evening Dress . . ib. 11. - Dinner Dress . . ib.

30. Episcopal Chair-Drawing12. A Gothic Lantern ... 123

Room Chair – Table for a 13. Muslin Pattern.

Boudoir .... .. 307

31. Muslin Pattern. XXXIII. 14. View of Hackwood-Park. 125 | XXXVI. 32. View of Avington ... 311 15. Broadlands . . 126

33. - Worthy-House .312 16. Ladies' Morning Dress and

34. Ladies' Morning Dress . . 360 Child's Dress . . . . . 178

35. --- Evening Dress . . 361 17. Ladies' Evening Dress . . 179

36, Sofa for a Drawiog-Room 18. An Ornamental Air-Stove . 182

in the Gothic Style ... 363 19. Muslin Pattern.

37. Muslin Pattern.

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Manufactures, &c.


Vol. VI.

DECEMBER 1, 1825.



This elegant and favourite resi- The mansion is constructed chiefly dence of the Duke of Buckingham's with brick and stone dressings. The occupies a retired situation about | front is divided into three compart. four miles north-east from the city ments; the centre is adorned by a of Winchester. It stands at some | handsome Doric portico of four codistance from the great road to | lumns, having statues on the apex Southampton, in a beautiful and se- and angles of the pediment. While cluded valley, watered by a branch in the possession of the late Duke of of the Itchin, a small transparent | Chandos, his grace, being much atstream, which the taste and ingenuity | tached to this seat, contemplated of its former possessor, the last Duke the addition of corresponding wings of Chandos, converted into a fine || to the house, intending it to be his piece of water directly in front of principal country residence; but his the mansion. The park, four miles sudden and unexpected death in in circumference, diversified in its || 1789 prevented the execution of his surface, and planted with much judg- || splendid designs. ment, contains many fine old timber- | Earl Temple, on succeeding to the trees. It has the peculiar advantage property and estate, made very conof its cultivated and beautiful scenery | siderable improvements to the house; being most pleasingly contrasted with || but no material addition has yet been the bold and open downs, the heights carried into effect. All the principal of which nearly environ the inclosures apartments are fitted up with a deof the park.

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rank of the possessor, and are adorn- || royal demesne granted by King Eded with a superb collection of paint gar in the year 961 to the priory of ings of the old masters, formed en- | St. Swithin at Winchester, the metirely under the superintendence of tropolis of the West Saxons. It the present duke. Many of these continued in the possession of that gems were purchased from the monastery until the dissolution, when Besborough and Orleans galleries. it became the property of the family Amongst the most conspicuous for || of Clerk. In the reign of Elizabeth value and excellence are the follow- it was in the possession of Thomas, ing: The Centurion Cornelius, by || the son of Sir Giles Brydges, Knt. Rembrandt; Shipping and Build-brother of the first Lord Chandos: ings, Claude; his own Portrait, Ra- from him the estate lineally descendphael; a Family Head, Rubens; Pored to George Rodney Brydges, Esq. traits of Sir John Brydges, the first || who died in 1751, and left his large Lord Chandos of that family, and estates, of which Avington formed a Erasmus, Holbein; Venus teaching | part, to James third Duke of ChanCupid, Correggio; the Virgin and dos, who married the sister of Sir Christ, Guido; the Holy Family, Richard Gamon, Bart. M. P. for Albert Durer; the Angel departing Winchester, and had an only child, from Tobit and his Family, Rem- | Anna Eliza, to whom the present brandt; besides many other equally | Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, valuable productions of the art. then Earl Temple, was married in

This manor in early deeds is called || 1796. Abyngton, and was a part of the ||

from Tobit and many other equally then Earl Temp


THE SEAT OF ADMIRAL SIR CHARLES OGLE, BART. This beautiful rural residence has immediately leads to the grand stairbeen lately constructed for the pre-case. sent proprietor, under the superin- The view from the house includes tendence of Robert Smirke, Esq. an extensive range of undulated counwhose design for the mansion pos- | try, St. Catherine's and Magdalen sesses every necessary convenience, Hill, places of considerable note as combined with a display of taste and connected with the most interesting judgment, which reflect great credit period of our early history. Winupon the architect.

| chester is seen in the distance, with The building is of modern archi a distinct view of the cathedral and tecture, consisting of a centre or college, the towers of which rise conprincipal part, with two wings, sur-spicuously above the surrounding mounted by balustrades, which give buildings. considerable effect to the centre The palace of Charles, built by building. A suite of apartments, of Sir Christopher Wren, is also in great convenience of arrangement view; it is now used as a barrack, and of noble proportion, are con- and was the place of confinement for nected with a spacious hall, which French prisoners during the late war.

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