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FEBRUARY 1, 1822.
BILTON HALL, THE RESIDENCE OF ADDISON.
At the pleasant village of Bilton, one mile and a half from Rugby, and two miles from Dunchurch, stands the irregular but spacious mansion, once the property and residence of ADDISON. He gave £10,000 for it and the adjacent manor, furnished it, and hung it with pictures, as a lure to the Countess of Warwick, to whom he was then paying his court. His only daughter, imbecile in her understanding, lived here till 1797, when she died in her 79th year. A long walk is still called Addison's walk, and the spacious gardens retain the fashion of the age of the "Spectator." The adjoining Parish Church, and other places in the vicinity, are consecrated by the habits and presence of the once illustrious occupant.
For the Monthly Magazine. ACCOUNT of a JOURNEY from CUCUTA CARACCAS, performed in the months of August, September, and October, 1824.
HE time occupied in the preparajourney, made it nearly evening on the 17th August before we left Rosario; but having at length put every thing in readiness, and taken leave of a friend or two who accompanied us a short distance out of the town, we set forward seriously upon our march. Night however advanced rapidly upon us, and MONTHLY MAG. No. 364.
obliged us to seek a lodging at a small house probably about two leagues from Capacho, at which latter place we arrived the following morning at an early hour. We found the temperature of Capacho, as before, very cool and agreesome potatoes grown in the neighbourhood. The chief object of our attention here was the Lancasterian school which the Padre Sebastian Mora, had, with infinite credit to himself, lately established. We found about twenty boys learning reading and writing, in both of which the greater part of them had made consi