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6 Shall no his genius life's short date prolong?
(Pure as the ether of its kindred sky ;)
And beam in vivid flashes from his eye?
Has met, alas ! the universal doom;
Were his, and only left him at the tomb.
Thy rays, like beams divine, no venom knew,
Of the keen darts thy matchless satire threw,
Nor o'er thy various talents drop the tear ;
A lost companion, and a friend sincere."
Pass by London-Terrace, near to which is Camden-Street, Nelson and Margaret Places, and Walcot-Parade ; at the end of which descend a flight of steps, cross the road, return on the right a short distance, and a passage to “the FERRY” offers itself on the left. The relief then from the busy hum of trade is enjoyed in the prospect of trees, water, &c. On crossing the Avon, the view is quite romantic all along the sides of the river, and the trees are seen dropping into the water. The ferry-boat, called “The INDUSTRY,” has a flat broad bottom, commodious and very safe; and for which accommodation one penny is paid. The Avon is narrow, and a rope is fixed to the trees from one side to the other, by which the ferryman pulls himself and his company over. Upon landing and turning to the right, a small walk presents itself with several pleasing gardens, and the eye is not one instant at a loss for subjects, the variety being so great. The town of Bath, the Abbey, churches, lofty edifices, &c. occupying the mind of the contemplative pedestrian till he arrives at Henrietta-Street, where the door of some friend may, perhaps, invite him to rest himself from this pleasant and highly diversified walk.
From Upper Camden-Place to Lansdown-Road, Mount
Pleasant, pass Spencer's Bell Vue and Lansdown-
UPPER CAMDEN-PLACE commands for miles a most interesting, extensive, and picturesque prospect. This fine high terrace, which is a delightful place of residence, possesses a broad pavement, a carriage-road in front of it, and enclosed with iron-rails to render it perfectly safe. To the left of which is seen the handsome buildings on the London-Road, that give such an elegant appearance to the entrance of Bath. The bigh hills in front of Camden-Place; PryorPark at a distance on the right; a pleasing view of Sydney-Gardens and the New Church at Bathwick; the houses beneath, with Walcot Church and Chapel; added to other numerous objects which crowd upon the eye, form a panoramic view so rich' and extensive, as only to be
seen to gain admiration from the beholder. The winding of the Avon, and the venerable Abbey in perspective, tend to increase the beauty of the scene. The sloping of the houses also add to the effect. Turning to the right is the Lansdown-Road, opposite to which is the Belvidere-Hotel, leaving Mount-Pleasant on the left. Pass Spencer's Bell Vue, and on the right is Lansdown-Grove; contiguous to which is Lansdown-Place, East and West, and the Crescent, which is considered the highest situation in Bath. It has a fine pavement, carriage-road, iron-rails, lamps, &c. and a green plot for walking upon in the front of it. The Crescent is a noble pile of building; and its extraordinary elevation is the admiration of every spectator, and which completely overlooks the City. By comparison, it is like looking down from the top of St. Paul's Cathedral into the streets of London. All Saints' Chapel is seen rising in the declivity, or grove, beneath the Crescent, and which is no trifling addition to this handsome range of houses. This chapel is a most elegant structure, and was built by a subscription of gentlemen, in the Gothic style, from a plan of Mr. Palmer, the architect, and was opened in 1794. The interior of which is very pleasing and attractive. In length it is 64 feet, and in breadth 46; exclusive of four recesses,
with fire-place in each. It has a light oval gallery, which is supported by eight slender pillars, that also ascend to the roof. The central part of the ceiling, which is likewise oval, rises six feet higher than that over the gallery, and is decorated with rich stucco ornaments. Above the gallery are twelve large windows, upon which
are the heads of the Apostles painted, and enriched with variegated glass. A transparent painting of the Lord's Supper also decorates the window over the altar. Mr. Baker was the designer of all these ornaments. Contiguous to the Crescent is Somerset-Place, also a very elegant circular range of buildings, with a grass plot, &c. in the front of it. Descending from this lofty situation by Somerset-House the new row of very fine residences, called CavendishCrescent appears, which has also its small grass promenade attached to it. Pass by St. Winifred's Cottage to Cavendish-Place, which has to boast of virandas and balconies to most of the houses. Turning on the left is Park-Place, and on the right Upper Park-Street, which leads into St. James's Square. At every step the visitor takes, nothing but elegance meets his eye; and proceeding in a straight line the Square is left, Marlborough-Street is passed, and at the bottom of Marlborough-Buildings, (a long range of respectable habitations, the very acme and grandeur of all Bath is now obtained, namely, the ROYAL CRESCENT,
How many varied joys delight
And make their moments pleasant :
And dash along the CRESCENT. The above CRESCENT, consisting of thirty houses, is of an elliptical form, with a single order of Ionic pillars, supporting the superior cornice. The fronts of the houses, which terminate each end of the CRESCENT, have an