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happily managed, as, at a small distance, to be absolute deceptions. Among them, a portrait of Vandyck was so successfully imitated, that it actually appeared, across the room, to be an undoubted work of that great master.

Some years have passed away since, at a very advanced age, they left the world which they had adorned, Lady Aylesbury was the survivor.




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HENLEY is a market and a corporate town, beautifully situated in the county of Oxford. The Thames flows before it, and a fine amphitheatre of woody hills rises behind it. Doctor Plot, the historian of Oxfordshire, represents it as the most ancient town in that county. That learned antiquary forms the derivation of its name from Hen old, and Ley place. He also supposes it to have been the capital of the Ancahites, who revolted to Cæsar, as mentioned in the Commentaries, Bell. Gall. I. 5. It was also called Hanleganz and Hanneburg, in the ancient records of the corporation. Doctor Gale considers it to be the Calleva or Galleva Attrebatum of Antoninus, and Celeba of Ravennas, on account of a Roman road, running directly from Spinæ or Spene hither, and the Roman coins found about it. He supposes also, that the Attrebates of Ptolemy and Antoninus were the same with the Ancalites of the Romans.

Camden, who flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, relates that, in his time, the inhabitants of this place were principally supported by carrying wood to London in boats, and bringing back corn. It then had a wooden bridge, which was supposed to have succeeded a very antient one of stone, whose foundations Leland mentions as visible in shallow seasons. The latter has been supposed by some antiquaries to be the bridge over which, according to Dion Cassius, the Romans passed in pursuit of the Britons, who swam across a lower part of the river; though this fact is contested; and some have insisted that Essex was the scene of this flight of the British forces from the legions of Rome.

The corporation of this town consists of a Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses. The church is large, with a lofty tower of beautiful proportions, which is a distinguished and predominating object to the surrounding country. Here is

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