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over the park of Newton St. Lo In the fourteenth century. The estate continued in the family of St. Lo till the reign of Richard II. and then passed, through female branches, by marriage, successively into those of Lords Botreaux, Hungerford, and Huntingdon. It became vested in the present possessor in right of his wife, the daughter of the late William Langton, esq; who added, on that occasion, the family name of his lady to his own.

As we passed the handsome Gothic church of this agreeably-situated village, we looked (according to my accustomed practice) into the holy structure, in order to survey the memorials of the more noble dead, who here enjoy the last distinctions which rank and riches can command interment within the fane, and costly monuments spread upon its walls. On casting our eyes over these memorials of extinguished consequence, we were struck forcibly with the absurdity of Latin epitaphs, which occur here in a greater number than usual. Nothing, indeed, can be more inconsistent than enveloping those communications, which are intended for the information of the many, in a language understood only by the few. Commodore Trunnion's dying request has always struck me not only as admirably characteristic of this celebrated commander, but also as a