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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Volume 12, No. 321, July 5, 1828 by Various
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THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION.

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[NO. 321.] SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1828. [PRICE 2d.]

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EATON HALL, CHESHIRE,

_The Seat of the Rt. Hon. Earl Grosvenor_.

[Illustration]

This mansion is a princely specimen of Gothic architecture; and is in
every respect calculated for the residence of its noble possessor, whose
taste and munificence in patronizing the Fine Arts are well known to our
readers. Nevertheless, it is worthy of special remark, that not only is
the name of GROSVENOR conspicuous in this patronage, but his lordship
has further evinced his love of art in the construction of one of the
most splendid buildings in the whole empire,--the present mansion having
been completed within a few years.[1] Here the noble founder seems to
have realized all that the ingenious Sir Henry Wotton considered
requisite for a man's "house and home--the theatre of his hospitality,
the seat of self-fruition, a kind of PRIVATE PRINCEDOM; nay, to the
possessors thereof, an epitome of the whole world."

[1] At this moment, Earl Grosvenor has in progress a splendid
gallery for the reception of his superb collection of pictures,
adjoining his town mansion, in Grosvenor-street. This is one of