cial and agricultural persons be deemed admissible to the institution.

To parents, it will afford a desirable opportunity of a weekly rational recreation for their sons; by thus early expanding their minds, it may contribute considerably to their future respectability in society.

In consequence of the above public invitation, à first meeting took place on January 8th, 1816, which was numerously attended, and the utility of the plan met with such general approbation, that near one hundred persons became members, and agreed to the following resolutions:-

1st,—That the meetings of the society be on every Monday evening during the year, excepting the months of June, July, August, and September, at half-past seven, and to close at half-past nine.

2d,—The first part of the evening, not exceeding one bour, to be appropriated to the communication, from any of its members, of different interesting subjects connected with the objects of the society, and of proposals relative to experiments desired to be tried, The remaining part of the evening to be devoted to the reading and discussion of any paper presented to the society, or of any communication relative to literature, experimental philosophy, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, mechanics, &c. from any of its members.

3d,~That each member shall be entitled to introduce each evening a lady, or a young gentleman, under sixteen years of age ; or may be permitted to introduce a friend, if not under the above condition, so that the said friend shall not be introduced more than twice in the same session.-No person, not a member, can be admitted without a card signed by the member by whom he is introduced.

4th,—That all members of this society are free to all the lectures delivered by Dr. Wilkinson, in the Kingston Lecture-Room.

5th, After the first meeting of the society, each person subsequently admitted a member must be recommended by two subscribers to the institution.

6th, -That there be three presidents, a secretary, and experimentalist.

7th,—Each subscriber to pay, on his admission, two guineas and five shillings, and the same sum annually.

8th,- Visitors to Bath may be admitted as members for three months, upon being properly introduced, and paying one guinea and five shillings.

PT Ladies and gentlemen disposed to become members, are requested to have their names entered in the society's subscription-book, at the Kingston Pump-room.

The session is from the first Monday in October to the last Monday in May.—The subscription of each member to be dated from the period of the name being entered on the book.

Since the short commencement of this literary institution, not only has much amusement been derived from the talents of its members, but also much practical good has been obtained from the various improvements pointed out in chemistry, mechanics, &c. from their exertions.

To the right is Kingston-Buildings, in which stands the Post-Office, where, perhaps, the anxiety to receive letters, the pleasure of perusing them, and the necessity of taking refreshment, will hasten the return of the visitor through Milsom-Street to the YORK-HOTEL, when he will doubtless be perfectly satisfied with this day's walk, and the interesting objects which have laid claim to his attention.




From the South-Wing of Sydney-Place through Dar

lington-Street, pass Church-Street, (New CHURCH
OF St. Mary BATHWICK). After a short dis-
tance on the New Road to Widcombe, turn down on
the right and pass Waterloo-Gardens. A Walk
alongside of the Avon to the Ferry. Cross the
River to the South PARADE, through Duke-
Street, to the North PARADE. Pass Pierrepoint-
Street, to the OLD ROOMS; from thence through
Orange-Grove, Church-Street, into York-Street

Cross Stall-Street,
through Bath-Street, to the Bath ANTIQUITIES.
Return home by the FERRY, through Darlington-
Street, to Sydney-Place.

PRESUMING the visitor to have taken up his residence at the south wing of Sydney-Place, it is not improper to remark, that none of the admired buildings in Bath reflect greater credit upon the talents of the various architects than this part of the city and its adjoining streets, which have to boast of great beauty of elevation, and conveniency of erection. Sydney-Place, produced under the design and superintendence of Mr. Pinch, is a inost admirable specimen of modern architecture, and the uniformity which may be formed of Bath-stone. The above houses are all the production from one quarry,

in which not the least flaw or variety of colour can be discovered: they also form, as it were, one compact building, and the spectator feels impressed with its pleasing appearance. The pavement before the houses is unusually broad; a carriage-road also divides it from Sydney. Gardens, and upon the whole it is a desirable residence. On turning to the left, through Darlington-Street, the new church of St. Mary, at Bathwick, bursts upon the spectator with a most interesting effect, more especially from the cream-coloured freshness of the free stone. It is built after the modern Gothic style. The extent of the building is 126 feet by 60; and, the tower is 100 feet high, containing eight bells. The windows on each side illumine the lower aisle and the gallery; but a range of windows are made still higher, on a new principle, on the side, to throw in the light, instead of windows upon the top in the form of a skylight. The battlements are five feet from the church; and, the four pinnacles, at the corner of the tower, are fifteen feet higher. The moulds for the church were cut by John Turby, a native of Bath. The ceiling is of the most beautiful description. The ground was given by the Earl of Darlington. The first stone of this church was laid on Thursday, September 1, 1814, bearing the following curious inscription:

Glory to God in the highest--on earth Peace. The most sanguinary conflict ever recorded in the annals of History had ceased, and the downfall of Napoleon, the Despot of France, had taken place, when the Nations of Europe became united in the bond of Peace. At such a joyful period, and on the 1st day of September, in the year

of our Lord 1814, the foundation-stone of Bathwick New
Church, dedicated to Saint Paul, was laid.
The Right Hon. Harry Earl of Darlington, Lord of the Manor.
The Right Rev. Richard, Lord Bishop of the Diocese.

The Rev. Peter Gunning, Rector.
Mr. Jeremy Wilsher, Mr. Edward Tucker, Churchwardens.

COMMITTEE. Edward Atkinson, Esq.

Mr. Thomas Gibbons. Edward Barlow, M.D. J. Leaper Newton, Esq. Mr. James Christie.

Mr. Robert Offer. Mr. Thomas Cottell.

Mr. William Price. Mr. George Evill.

John Rye, Esq. Wyndham Goodden, Esq. Mr. William Wilsher. Mr. James Goodridge.

Mr. Janies Goodridge—Mr. W. Price, Building-Surveyors. Mr. Walter Harris, Builder.—Mr. J. Pinch, Architect. Mr. Samuel Evill, Conscripsit.-W. Gingell, Sculpsit.

The removal of the OLD CHURCH of Bathwick, which was in a most ruinous state, and also from the vast and increasing population of this extensive parish was found to be much too small, the erection of the above new elegant structure upon its ruins, not only tends to give an additional air of importance to the situation of Great Pulteney-Street, but to render satisfaction and comfort to all its piously-disposed inhabitants. From the very liberal subscriptions which have been received towards its erection, it is supposed, scarcely any additional rates will be levied upon the parishioners.

On quitting Bathwick Church the visitor proceeds along the New Road to Widcombe, in the middle of which, a path on the right, through the fields, leads to the FERRY. The venerable abbey is here seen to much advantage, and the elevated buildings on the other side of the City also add to the prospect. Pass Waterloo-Gardens, to view which, threepence is charged for an ad

« VorigeDoorgaan »