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and he expressed a wish that his lordship would take occasion to hear him. A few Sabbaths after, the marquis invited the clergyman referred to to officiate in the Chapel of the Hall, and was so much pleased with his services that he made him his private chaplain. The marquis is understood to be a sincere friend to religion, and is distinguished for his philanthropic spirit. I was struck with the affectionate mention of his name by all of his servants with whom I conversed.
The great apartments are on the east front, and look out upon the gardens. They consist of a state bedchamber, with suites of dressing-rooms; dining and billiard rooms; a music saloon; two drawingrooms, and a library. They contain paintings of great value by the old masters, and portraits of the most distinguished of the Grosvenor family, from Hugh Lupus to the marquis and his lady. There are several fine scripture pieces in the drawing-room, by West.
One of the drawing-rooms is in blue and silver, and the other in crimson and gold. The state bedstead is a rich piece of work of carved oak, with hangings of blue and silver, and is an exact model of the portico of which I have spoken. From the ceiling of each room hangs a superb crystal chandelier, and immense pier-glasses reflect from either side the splendour of the whole.
The library and Chapel, however, interested me more than all the rest. The former is the most
beautiful room I ever saw. Here
everything that curiosity and literary taste can desire. If I were condemned to remain for ten years in a single apartment, and were permitted to choose that apartment myself, I would select this. Everything is chaste and classic. The south windows command a view of some of the richest landscapes of England, from the woody parks and gardens around, to the Welch mountains in the distance; and from the east front a sweet prospect opens, with a broad terrace gently descending to the Dee. I will not attempt to describe the gardens; they are too much like the magical visions that come to us in dreams.
As we left this scene of enchantment, it seemed to us strange that its noble possessor could exchange the quiet shades, the cool fountains, and balmy breezes of Eaton Hall, for the heated air, the dissipated scenes, and the eternal din of London.
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