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to which we may very fairly apply the remarks of Winckleman. " His attitude speaks celestial grandeur; the elegant shape and turn of his; limbs seem to have been formed under a climate blessed with Elysian plains. His youth is the flower of eternal spring; a flower as incapable of acquiring, as it is of losing, any thing; perfect, tender, and sweet. Here we see nothing common to humanity; no nerves, no veins; a divine air diffuses itself over the surface of the figure."

Bust of Pallas; antique. The head of white marble, the remaining part of Egyptian alabaster; deep yellow, and transparent.—Medallion of antique porphyry; Hercules contending with the Lyrnæan Lion.—Bacchus and a young Satyr. The god carries the emblematical poculum; his figure is graceful and elegant; the face animated.—An immense antique sarcophagus of veined marble, grey and white, capable of containing two hundred and fourteen gallons. Admirably preserved; the mouldings being as fine and sharp as if just chiselled. Its supporters are four lion's feet; and its ornaments four lions' faces.—A bust by Nollekens, the late Mr. Weddell; a countenance full of benevolence, mildness, humanity, and taste.—The small head of a dog, very fine; a copy from the great work of the celebrated Myron.—A Stork with a Serpent in