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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 365, April 11, 1829 offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of literature and entertainment in the early 19th century. The variety of content in this volume is impressive, covering everything from poetry and fiction to historical anecdotes and news articles.

One of the standout pieces in this volume is a detailed account of a recent archaeological discovery, shedding light on the ancient civilizations that once thrived on our planet. The inclusion of such informative and thought-provoking articles sets this publication apart from more frivolous forms of entertainment.

The prose throughout the volume is eloquent and engaging, making it a pleasure to read from start to finish. The writers have a keen eye for detail and a talent for bringing their subjects to life, whether they are describing a scene of natural beauty or recounting a thrilling adventure.

Overall, The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 365, April 11, 1829 is a captivating read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, literature, or culture. With its diverse range of content and high quality of writing, this publication is sure to delight readers of all ages.

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VOL. XIII, No. 365.] SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 1829. [PRICE. 2d.


[Illustration: OLD SOMERSET HOUSE.]

The Engraving on the annexed page is, perhaps, one of the greatest antiquarian treasures it has for some time been our good fortune to introduce to the readers of the MIRROR. It represents the original SOMERSET HOUSE, which derived its name from Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, maternal uncle to Edward VI., and Protector of the realm during most of the reign of that youthful sovereign. The time at which this nobleman commenced his magnificent palace (called Somerset House ) has been generally faxed at the year 1549; but that he had a residence on this spot still earlier, is evident from two of his own letters, as well as from his "cofferer's" account, which states that from April 1, 1548, to October 7, 1551, "the entire cost of Somerset House, up to that period, amounted to 10,091l. 9s. 2d." By comparing this sum with the value of money in the present day, we may form some idea of the splendour of the Protector's palace, as well as from Stow, who, in his "Survaie," second edition, published in 1603, styles it "a large and beautiful house, but yet unfinished." The architect is supposed to have been John of Padua, who came to England in the reign of Henry VIII... Continue reading book >>

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