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MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

No. 364.]

FEBRUARY 1, 1822.

[1 of Vol. 53.

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.

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obliged us to seek a lodging at a small
house probably about two leagues from
Capacho, at which latter place we ar-
rived the following morning at an early
hour. We found the temperature of
Capacho, as before, very cool and agree-
able, and partook of some potatoes
grown in the neighbourhood.
chief object of our attention here was
the Lancasterian school which the Padre
Sebastian Mora, had, with infinite cre-
dit to himself, lately established. We
found about twenty boys learning read-
ing and writing, in both of which the
greater part of them had made consi-

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