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which the Waterloo Barracks are erected. The Train of Artillery was on the ground floor of that building, and contained some extraordinary engines of war, immense numbers of cannon of the most curious shapes, taken from different parts of the world, and many pieces of singular manufacture, cast in this country. Some of those articles, preserved from the fire, are now deposited in the White Tower and the Horse Armoury.
THE JEWEL OFFICE. Here are preserved all the coronation regalia, including the new imperial crown, and other emblems of royalty, used by the sovereigns of England at their coronation, the cost of which has been upwards of three millions of money. The crown worn by her present Majesty cost ONE MILLION STERLING.
THE CHAPEL Perhaps the most interesting spot in the ancient fortress is the Tower Chapel, erected in the reign of Edward I. Who is there that has ever entered that narrow portal, through which so many of the headless dead have been carried in their bloody shrouds to their last home, without feelings of the deepest emotion ? What turbulent. passions, what fair forms, rest calmly beneath our feet! Here, for a time, rested the headless trunk of Sir Thomas More. In front of the altar sleep the two ill-fated wives of Henry VIII.-Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard; between them, in the same grave with his turbulent and ambitious brother, Lord Seymour, of Sudley; and side by side with his powerful rival, Lord Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, sleeps the Protector Somerset. Here also lies the wise and powerful minister of Henry VIII., Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex. History fails to trace the burial-place of Lady Jane Grey, or of her ambitious
father, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, who was executed a few days after his accomplished daughter. It is certain that her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, who was beheaded on the same day with her, lies in the Tower Chapel ; it is not, therefore, improbable that Lady Jane and her turbulent father were laid in the same grave.
Here also lie the remains of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, the favourite of Queen Elizabeth; and under the communion-table reposes the unfortunate James, Duke of Monmouth. Lastly, here lie buried more than one of the devoted men who lost their lives in the cause of the Stuarts. In one grave were interred the Lords Balmerino, Kilmarnock, and Simon Lord Lovatt.
The Tower, being a state prison, is under the government of the Duke of Wellington, who is Constable, and has under him a Lieutenant, Deputy Lieutenant, Tower Major, and other officers. The garrison is composed o. a detachment of the Guards.
Open daily (Sundays excepted), from ten till four. Warders accompany parties every half-hour. Admission to the Armouries, 6d.; to the Jewel Office, 6d. Descriptive Guide, 6d. The Tower Parade is open to visitors on Sundays without charge.
With walls majestic, courted by the wave,
A nation's haven for a nation's brave."
There are few spots so replete with glorious recollections as Greenwich-the resting-place of science and of national prowess on the deep ocean. From hence we date the longitude of a commercial world, among which the British empire. 'extends interrninable, beneath art unsetting sun.
The Hospital is a noble and majestic edifice, founded in 1694, by King William III and Queen Mary, for invalid seamen, and consists of four grand edifices, de tached from each other, yet forming a very entire and beautiful plan, especially when viewed from the river, to which the main front is opposite. These buildings, which are respectively denominated King Charles's; Queen Anne's, King William's, and Queen Mary's, are disposed in the following manner: King Charles's and Queen Anne's buildings are situated to the north, or next to the river, from which they are separated by a spacious terrace, eight hundred and sixty-five feet in length; they have a grand area or square between them, two hundred and seventy-three feet wide, with a fine statue of George II., by Rysbrach, in the centre. Beyond to the south, stands the two other piles, having an interval between them considerably less than the grand square, being but one hundred and fifteen feet wide; the effect of this is to occasion: an apparent connexion between these portions of the edifice as seen from the river.
The present establishment of Greenwich Hospital consists of a master and governor, a lieutenant-governor, four captains, and eight lieutenants, with a variety of officers of the hospital, two thousand seven hundred and ten pensioners, one hundred and sixty-eight nurses, and thirty-two thousand out-pensioners. The number of persons residing within the walls, including officers, &c., amounts to nearly three thousand five hundred.
The Great or Painted Hall is approached by a noble flight of steps. The dimensions of this truly regal apartment is one hundred and six feet long, fifty-six feet wide, and fifty feet high. Viewed from the steps, the scene is grand and inspiring; the eye takes in the painted ceiling (the work of Sir James Thornhill,