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formed, by Wilson.—A little St. John, highly finished, the hands particularly fine, copied from Guercino, by B.le Jeune.—Madona and Child, by Rubens, the child laughing, animated, fleshy, and grand colouring.—In this room, also, we have the following portraits:

Judge Lyttelton, a picture pronounced by Mr. Granger to be a copy from the painted glass in the Middle-Temple hall, representing this great lawyer, whose name was held in such high veneration by the members of the Middle-Temple, that when one of his descendants applied for chambers within the house, it was resolved nem. con. by the benchers, he should be admitted without fine or the customary fees, in testimony of the great respect due from the whole society to the name of Lyttelton. Obiit 1481.

Lord Keeper Lyttelton, who, like his ancestor, was well skilled in the laws of the land, but too much inclined to meddle with the troubled politics of the day. On the recommendation of Archbishop Laud and Lord Strafford, he was raised to the high legal offices which he filled, for the purpose of furthering the wishes of Charles I.; and to the peerage, in order that he might serve the cause of that unfortunate nobleman; but at the commencement of Strafford's trial, he waved his privilege of