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His constant fortitude unbroke liy Time, ll sessing much taste for the fine arts,
Gallery and other institutions.
Southill-House is built in a richHer champion, he acquires a deathless fame. I ly wooded inclosed park, and is emHe pleads humanity's neglected cause,
l bellished with a fine sheet of wa. And wins from after-ages sure applause ! ter of about eight acres, which, In the billiard-room is a valuable
when viewed from the mansion, procollection of Garrard's models of
duces, with the surrounding plantacattle; and in the library are portraits
| tions, a very fine effect. of several of the chief clerks in the
The annexed View was taken
|| from the shrubbery, being consibrewery of the late Mr. Whitbread's
dered by our artist as more interfather; also his own portrait, over
esting than a distant one, which the fire-place, which has the fol
would not, from the surrounding lowing motto:
|| foliage, exhibit so much of the build“Nobis hæc otia fecit.”
ing. Southill-House not only posMany of the rooms are also de- sesses many attractions from the corated with basso-relievos by the beauty of its situation in a rich ferabove-named artist, and paintings of tile country, but the hand of art has Live Game by Gilpin. In Lady Eli- | been liberally encouraged to render zabeth Whitbread's gallery are se. this estate in every respect one of veral valuable prints, models, &c. || the most desirable residences in the well deserving attention.
kingdom. On the lamented death of the late li For the above particulars, and the Samuel Whitbread, the Southill es drawing of the mansion, we are intate devolved to his eldest son, the debted to Mr. F.W. L. Stockdale. present proprietor, a gentleman pos- ||
THE SEAT OF JOSEPH DAVIE BASSETT, ESQ. This mansion is situated about || Master unknown, supposed to have been three miles from Ilfracombe, in one painted for an altar-piece. of the most desirable spots in the || A Fish-Market.—Rubens and Snyders. county, as it commands a very ex- | A Sea Piece. tensive sea view, including the coast
Two Portraits.—Sir Peter Lely. of South Wales, Swansea Bay,
Portrait of Colonel Warcup.-Walker, and the Mumbles Light - House.
an eminent painter in the time of Oliver The house has been recently greatly
Cromwell. enlarged and beautified. It con
A Holy Family.-Rebecca.
A Boy and Dead Game.-- Fyl. tains a number of elegant apart
A Silenus.--Vandyke. ments, which are embellished with
Fox and Herons.-Voss; a remarksome valuable paintings, the follow
clably fine specimen of that artist's ability. ing being particularly deserving of ||
The Head of a Roebuck.–Snyders. notice:
Two Pieces of Dead Game.-Wenir. Our Saviour crowned with Thorns. - Ditto ditto.--Elmer.
Head of Rembrandt, by himself. || property of this gentleman, but has Horses.-Paul Potter.
of late years been suffered to go to A Holy Family -Leonardo da Vinci. decay, and part of it is now occule
The accompanying View was ta pied by a farmer. In Risdon's time, ken from a bold promontory on the no doubt Heanton was a handsome western side of the house, which ena residence, but the lowness of its sibled the artist to introduce the sur-tuation is most probably the cause of rounding scenery. Much has been its being neglected. said by Gilpin and other eminent The estate of Watermouth and writers on the picturesque scenery of manors contiguous abound in game; the northern parts of Devonshire; and there is also a small park stockMr. Bassett has displayed much taste ied with deer. The walk hence to in expending a considerable sum to Combe-Martin is one of the most improve a spot so truly desirable as | pleasing imaginable, and to those this: indeed nothing can surpass the || whoare capable of appreciating such whole of the northern coast of De- || scenes will at all times afford a rich von, with its numerous bays and treat. To an artist the place prerocky scenery, especially about Clo- sents many fine studies for the penvelly, Ilfracombe, Combe- Martin, cil; but it may not be improper to and the far-famed Valley of Rocks mention, that the village furnishes rain the parish of Linton.
ther indifferent accommodation for The east or principal front of Wa- | travellers. During the summer seatermouth is raised on a terrace, and son, parties frequently make excurhas, with the surrounding plantations, || sions to this place, and thence to a very grand and imposing appear. the Valley of Rocks, near which ance. It is situated in the parish of || is an excellent inn. The most comBerry-Narbor, or Berryn Harbour, || mon mode of travelling is by jauntin which are the manors of East ing cars, a light cart drawn by one Hagginton and Woolscott, the pro- | horse, but far from being a comfortperty of Mr. Bassett. Heanton- | able conveyance. Court, a large quadrangular brick | For the above particulars, and the mansion, situated on the banks of drawing of the house, we are also the Taw, near Barnstaple, is also the li indebted to Mr. F. W. L. Stockdale.
VILLAGE SKETCHES NEAR PARIS.
No. VII. · Our two grandes dames are thrown || neau, and her soirées infinitely more into consternation by the arrival of brilliant than Mademoiselle Monta lady who promises to eclipse them Orgueil's, she is regarded by both both, and who has already succeed- with envy and dislike. While uned in drawing away a considerable conscious I believe of the sentiments part of their adherents. She opens she excites,' she appears to have no her doors indiscriminately to all the other object in view than that of genteel inhabitants of the village and feasting the rich and feeding the its environs; and as her dinners are poor, to each of whom her heart as good as those of Madame d’Ag- and her purse seem equally open.
As she unites the two qualities, upon This charming girl is just now, the possession of which her rivals and very justly, the idol of our vilindividually pique themselves, nei- | lage. In order that you may know ther of then has a fair pretence for wby, dear reader, I must explain to affecting to despise her: they have, you, that in Catholic countries, at the however, taken herself and her house- performance of high mass on Sunhold under their joint surveillance, days and holidays, it is the custom and comfort themselves I believe for for each of the parishioners to give the shock she has given to their em- in turn a large cake composed of pire, with the charitable hope of eggs, milk, and flour, which is called soon discovering something to find the pain beni. If the person who fault with.
gives it is a man, his wife, or some I am among the number of those other female from his house, presents whom this good lady, Madame Delit at the foot of the altar, where it mont, has drawn to her house, not is blessed by the priest, and then by her good cheer, for I am not a distributed in small pieces among gourmande, nor by the attractions of the congregation. The lady who her soirées, for I abominate soirées. has presented it goes round afterNothing is to me so tedious and dis- | wards to collect offerings for the agreeable as these truly French ex- poor. She is always handsomely athibitions, where the mind, like the tired; and if she does it for the first body, is expected to appear in full time, has in general a new dress for dress; and outward gaiety and ease the occasion, a part of which is usuare mere masks to hide the labour it ally a handsome veil flowing back costs each to furnish their quota to- over her shoulders, and bound on wards the conversation. Neither is with a garland of artificial flowers, it the qualities of the hostess herself, || Madame Delmont had signified soon for although a worthy woman, she after her arrival among us, that it is not exactly to my taste: the mag- was her intention to give the pain net, in short, is her niece, a girl of beni on the following Sunday, which fifteen, one of those singularly gifted happened to be also the birthday of creatures that one seldom meets with Nina, to whom her aunt promised to any where, and still more rarely give whatever she wished for as a among so artificial a people as the birthday gift. Nina knew that she French are. She unites English sim- || was to offer the bread, and she had plicity and sensibility to all the viva- || already heard very elaborate accity of her own country and the gay counts of the belle toilette which it sportiveness of her age. French was generally expected that the fair girls have in general too much of the offerer should exhibit. woman in their manners; and, accord- If she has a foible, it is perhaps ing to the French taste, Nina's are too great a love of dress: her aunt's too childish: with me this is her cares have been judiciously directed principal charm, and I pity those to check this failing, but at the same who can witness her innocent gam time without depriving her niece of bols without sharing in the heartfelt what fashion and custom render nemirth she seems formed at once to cessary; both prescribe a simple style feel and to inspire.
of dress for young people, but both