imposing effect. Independent of a wide pavement, a broad carriage-road, and a fine lawn in front, enclosed with iron rails, it has also a capacious gravel-walk for foot passengers. The Crescent-Fields, declining towards the Avon, with the addition of some charming subscription grounds, tastefully laid out, and in high cultivation, with its delightful surrounding scenery, view of the City, and commanding prospect of the opposite hills, render the tout ensemble eminently fascinating. The above superb assemblage of private residences may be pronounced without an equal in the kingdom; but notwithstanding the spectator is almost momentarily lost in admiration with the beauty of their form, it appears, they have not escaped the rigid test of architectural criticism, and some degrees of fault have been found with the upper parts of the buildings. The ROYAL CRESCENT was built after the design of Mr. Wood, jun. to whom Bath is much indebted for his indefatigable exertions and classic taste. No lodgings, it appears, are to be obtained in the CRESCENT; and it is often difficult to procure houses. At all times it is an attractive promenade for the visitors of Bath; but in the season, of a Sunday, it is also crowded with fashionables of every rank; and with the addition of the splendid barouche, dashing curricle, elegant tandem, gentlemen on horseback, &c. the ROYAL CRESCENT strongly reminds the spectator of HydePark, Rotten-Row, and Kensington-Gardens, when adorned with all their brilliancy of company. The smart trading inhabitants of the City, and numerously neatly-apparelled pretty females, (notwithstanding they have not had the good luck to have been born gentlewomen, here enjoy their leisure hour, participating in the pleasures which this delightful promenade affords them, and from which walk, No fashionable RULES can exclude their presence,) add not a little to the interest of the lively scene :

What is Bon Ton ? Old dowagers dress'd, painted, patch'd, and carlidThis is Bon Ton, and this we call the World ! or True," says my lord, « and thou, my only son, Whate'er your faults, ne'er sin against Bon Ton !" Each have their purlieus too, are modish each, In stated districts, wigs as well as speech :« Ah! I loves life, and all the joys it yields," Says Madam Fussock, warm from Spitalfields. “ Bon Ton's the space 'twixt Saturday and Monday, And riding in a one-horse chair o' Sunday !" Such is Bon Ton! and walk this city through, In building, scribbling, fighting, and virtú, And various other shapes, 'twill rise to view.


On quitting the ROYAL CRESCENT, the visitor will soon pass through Brock-Street to the CIRCUS. Bennet-Street leads to Belmont-Row; and, upon passing the Belvidere, Upper CamdenPlace is, at length, obtained: where, perhaps, some little refreshment and rest will not only prove extremely acceptable to the traveller, but enable him to recapitulate the various objects he has been delighted with throughout the whole of this ELEVATED WALK.




From the LIBRARIES, in Milsom-Street, pass by Edgar

Buildings, through George-Street, into Gay-Street,
and the Circus. From Brock-Street, pass by the
ROYAL CRESCENT, Marlborough - Buildings, to
Weston-Gate. Pass Sion-Hill, (House of Pro-
TECTION,) on the Road, and Moravian Burying-
Ground. The Village of Weston, (NATIONAL
School, the CHURCH, and BURYING-GROUND).
The WATERFALL. Return through Barton's
Fields to Nile-Street and Norfolk-Crescent.

Whether thou art wont to rove
By Parade, or ORANGE Grove,
Or to breathe a purer air
In the Circus or the SQUARE :
Wheresoever be thy path,
Tell, O tell, the joys of Batx.

When the weather invites, a walk to the neat and pretty village of Weston cannot fail in affording gratification and delight to every visitor of Bath; and, in the spring part of the season, it may be viewed as a grand promenade, and is well frequented by most of the fashionable company in the City. It is not only attractive from the shortness of its distance, which does not exceed a mile and a half, but it should also seem,

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that the road to this interesting village being on level ground, accounts for its proving such an agreeable and pleasant walk to the quality, as scarcely any other situation in or about Bath, but the visitor has to experience the labour and fatigue of an ascent. After participating in the fashionable bustle in Milsom-Street, the perusal of the newspapers, conversation, &c. at the Libraries, time enough is left, previous to dinner, to enjoy this little elegant tour. On quitting Milsom - Street, pass Edgar-Buildings, and turning to the left, George-Street leads to GayStreet, and the Circus soon appears. It is true, that some fastidious judges of architecture have found fault with the dull uniformity (as they term it) of this place; but to those persons who are not blessed with scientific vision, or having to boast of a microscopic eye to search for nothing else but blemishes and defects, which might almost be said to be completely out of sight, the CIRCUS will be found well worthy the observation of every man of taste, and admirer of elegant mansions. Indeed, let the visitor go through the CIRCUS as often as he will, it is almost impossible to pass such a fine range of buildings with indifference; nay more, without being impressed with their beauty and grandeur. Brock-Street is soon hurried through, till the ROYAL CRESCENT again demands the attention and admiration of the spectator. Of this, too, it might be observed, that even in Italy its excellence could not be forgotten. On the right, Marlborough-Buildings leads up to Weston-Gate, when the visitor turns on his left into the road. The prospect is now enchanting on



all sides, to the right of which are numerous elevations, the high Common, Sion-House, WinifredHouse, &c. the ascent to which is gained by a pleasing field. At the bottom of Sion-Hill is the HOUSE OF PROTECTION, established in 1805, for the benefit of young females when dismissed from school or destitute of friends; the number being limited to twelve, and none admitted under thirteen. Lady Isabella King is the Patroness, assisted by eight Lady Governesses; three gentlemen also as Guardians; and a Treasurer. The governesses take it in turn to visit the house daily, from 12 till 2, to hear the girls read, &c. they are likewise taught sewing, washing, and every thing necessary to qualify them as good servants. One of the governesses also attends on a Sunday to teach them their religious duties. No girl can be admitted without bringing with her a proper change of clothes ; also a good character, and the certainty of her distressed situation. It is supported by subscriptions ; and its benefits are confined to the inhabitants of Bath. On continuing along the road the prospect on the left of which is extensive and pleasing; and the Burying-Ground, with a small house attached to it, belonging to the sect of Moravians is here situated. On passing through two fields on the right of the road, the visitor arrives at the Village of Weston. The houses are all built of freestone ; and this little retreat, which is occupied by numerous laundresses, has altogether a superior appearance. The Village,” in unison with “ the National School,is a plain neat building ; the boys are educated on the one side, and the girls on the other.

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