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larities in the glazing; the gloss fire-man; the sorter; the painter; the colour fire-man; the gold enameller; the enamel fire-man; the burnisher.—It is to be observed, that many articles which could not be conveniently thrown, such as tureens, plates, and dishes, are made on moulds of plaister of Paris, and when dry are given to the turner, as above-mentioned. The earnings of the workmen in this manufactory, who are all paid by the piece, are very considerable; throwers and turners making about 25s. per week; dippers and glazers, 21s.; and painters from 30s. to two guineas. Pennington is the , inimitable artist who produces all those exquisite specimens of the perfection of the pencil, which the more expensive articles display.

Our visit to the cathedral was extremely interesting, from the beauty and singularity of its architecture, and from the monuments of some celebrated characters which it contains. Of this edifice, the great nave and side-ailes present a beautiful mixture of the Anglo-Norman and Gothic stiles; the two western arches, of the former—the remaining seven, (for the body of the church has nine) of the latter architecture; the capitals of the pillars supporting them are sculptured into the nicest fillagree-work, but each differing from the other in its pattern. Nothing can be more simple,