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honours, and created Duke of Devonshire 1694. He died 1707, when this inscription was put on his monument:

"WILLIELMUS DUX DEVON, bonorum Principum
fidelis subditus, inimicus et invisus tyrannis."

The Ball-Room is singularly magnificent; green and gold ornaments, and painted pannels, fitted up Joubert. The ceiling of the Billiard-Room is painted by Thornhill. The Dressing-Room to the best Bedchamber has the Duchess's small but beautiful collection of spars and fossils; amongst the latter of which we remarked a superlatively fine and perfect cast of the maize, or Indian corn. In the Chintz Bedchamber, a portrait of Rachael second Duchess of Devonshire, the daughter of William Lord Russel, and her four children, three girls and a boy; and two nameless portraits. In the adjoining closet, an Earl of Devonshire in the costume of the sixteenth century. In the dressing-room to the State Bedchamber is a good Sleeping Shepherd, by Gennaro; and the Flight into Egypt, by Hannibal Carracci.

The first Drawing-Room contains John first Duke of Rutland; obiit 17 10, ætat. 72.—'William first Earl of Devonshire; ob. 1625. This picture is ascribed to My tens, but considered by Mr. Wal-