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scription also states," the French forces in Asia were withstood and repulsed; the commerce of Great Britain preserved, by the defence of Madras. The battle of Wandewash, Three superb capitals taken. Arcot, Pondicherry, the Manilla and Phillipine islands. The generous treatment of a vanquished enemy-exhibiting an illustrious example of true fortitude and moderation worthy of being transmitted to the latest posterity--thạt future generations may know humanity is the characteristic of British conquerors! These conquests were obtained from 1759 to 1762.” To the right of the house is another monument, with a lofty pillar, bearing the following inscription :
" GULIELMO Pitt, Comiti de Chatham,
Hoc Amicitiæ privatæ Testimonium,
Posuit Gulielmus Draper.”
A few minutes bring the visitor to SIONHOUSE, or the UPPER HOT WELL; it is an elegant erection, and also contains a most excellent library. At this house resides Miss SHARPles and her brother, (George,) portrait-painters in crayons, whose talents for brilliancy of colouring, softness of touch, and accuracy of likeness, are deservedly the theme of all the fashionable visitors and judges of painting. The same young lady is equally attractive in historical subjects and delightful landscape scenery. The Prince of Wales's Crescent is a handsome range of houses, but the Mall, for beauty of situa
tion, may be said to take the lead in Clifton. Rodney and Saville Places, Richmond-Terrace, Boyce's Buildings, York and Prince's, &c. are all worthy of inspection. The Royal YorkCrescent can boast of a terrace equal to any -street in London ; added to Beaufort, Paragon, Trafalgar, Buildings, and Windsor-Terrace, commanding views of the river, render this watering-place a most desirable retreat. It is impossible to pass over the fine architectural appearance of the Mangeon-Hotel, (the daughter of Mrs. M. a short time since, made her debút at Drury-Lane-Theatre, as a pupil, and under the auspices of Mrs. Mountain, with much success,) which, for its extensive establishment and accommodation, is equal to any hotel in the kingdom. The Church at Clifton is neat but small, near to which is the mansion of Gabriel Goldney, Esq. so attractive from its celebrated curious grotto ; the entrance to which, from its great variety of beautiful and scarce shells, its fine roof, and rich Mosaic pavements, together with its stream of water in gentle rills, contrived to fill a reservoir for gold and silver fish, captivates the spectator; it is also enriched with metallic ores, petrifactions, Bristol stones, &c. A subterraneous passage is connected with the grotto, which leads to a terrace-walk, from which are seen some interesting landscapes.
On quitting Clifton, the most preferable road to return to Bristol is to cross Brandon-Hill, which is about 250 feet, in perpendicular height, from its base. From this hill is a fine
panoramic view of all the city; and from its summit Oliver Cromwell, it appears, battered the Cathedral and town.
College-Green and the Docks, if time permit, are well worthy of observation. In Clare-Street, the Exchange, Post-Office, and Council-House, are equally important. On turning down HighStreet, the traveller will pass over BristolBridge, built of Portland-stone, which is an elegant structure of three arches. Then, through Temple-Street, and cross the iron bridge, when the visitor will soon regain his vehicle. The return to Bath will also furnish bim with a variety of rich prospects for his contemplation.
WALK (OR EXCURSION) XIII.
A sail down the Avon through the Majestic Rocks of St.
Vincent to PILL. Cross the River to Weeks's Hotel, in Gloucestershire. (Ferry, 1d.) WALK to Pen Pole, through the Village of Shirehampton, the Park of LORD DE CLIFFORD's to King's Weston Hill and Tavern. A VISIT TO LORD DE CLIFFORD'S HOUSE AND CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS BY THE OLD MASTERS. RETURN to BRISTOL' over Durdham Downs, pass the Black Boy in the main Road, the King's Parade, Tyndall's Park, Berkeley-Square, through ParkStreet to College-Green, cross the Docks up
ClareStreet to the Bush Tavern, where Stages are always in readiness to convey the Traveller to Bath.
SHOULD the traveller feel inclined to prolong his stay at Clifton for one evening, in order to enjoy the salubrious breezes from an early aquatic excursion in the morning, on the Avon, to the little sea-port of Pill, about the distance of six miles, and that, too, at the trifling expense of SIXPENCE, (vessels and boats always passing from Bristol); also to partake of one of the most extensive and delightful prospects in the kingdom, at Pen Pole; and from thence to WALK through the fine grounds, witnessing the picturesque scenery with which the Park of LORD DE CLIFFORD so fertilely abounds: likewise to view the fine mansion of his Lordship, and his
unique collection of Paintings, considered in point of talent and value as the third private collection in England, from the pencils of the following great painters, VANDYCK, POUSSIN, TENIERS, CLAUDE LORRAIN, MICHAEL ANGELO, GUIDO, GUERCINO, VANBLOOM, CANALOTTI, RUBENS, &c. &c. The time so employed must be considered, by every intelligent mind, as well devoted to the combined advantages of pleasure and instruction.
The sail from Rownham Tavern (the Ferry) is truly delightful. The effect is sublime. Encompassed, as it were, on each side by the majestic rocks of St. Vincent, appearing like a huge cavern rent asunder. The numerous market-boats, sloops, brigs, Indiamen, &c. continually passing to and from Bristol; the men employed in blowing up the rocks; the footpassengers promenading up and down alongside of the river; the green bills in front, trees, &c. with the charming variety which the windings of the Avon offers to the enraptured eyes of the spectator, affords contemplation of the most extensive and enlightened description. The passage becomes rather rough as Hongroad is approached, at which place a large clustre of fine trees, on the left, are much admired. Pill is at length made, which has a convenient bay for shipping; and the packets for Cork, Waterford, &c. sail from this port. It is full of public-houses, among which the Waterloo-Inn, Red Lion, and Duke of Wellington, are the most conspicuous. Near the river it has something like the appearance of Wapping; but, at its extremity, towards the country, it possesses the