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winding through an extensive plantation to a mag- nificent bridge of one arch, built by the late Ear! of Warwick, over the Avon. That, however, in which we were, still detained us. It stretches a mile in length, was disposed entirely by his Lord- ship about twenty years ago, and may dispute the palm of taste with any example of picturesque improvement. Descending towards the river, the walk opens upon a lawn, where we have the grand- est association possible of beautiful objects; the green-house, its shrubs, and velvet turf to the left; beyond it a mass of wood, its dark line broken by proud towers and spires. Further on, a member of the castle rising high above the Avon, which (lows at its foot, broken into a cascade; and more stiil to tile right, a gently-rising wooded hank, and fertile distance. Crossing the bottom oi the lawn, we readied the pavillion, where a magical change

place in the picture; a solemn scene, beauti-

r.ily harmonizing with serious sentiment and still-

soul. The fore ground >s now shut up by a

pe oi trees, whilst to the right the eye is led

along a reach of the river, finished b) the cascade,

m - to maki its fall beneath theG. >th" ircb

of an ancient ruined bridge, who.e battlum m ; are

destroyed, and its neglected head overgrown with

s . To the riuht, also, the ey. is pr eluded

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