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WARWICK CASTLE,

BEAUCHAMP CHAPEL,
KENILWORTH CASTLE, GUY'S CLIFF,

STONELEIGH ABBEY,
CHARLECOTE HALL, STRATFORD, COOMBE ABBEY,

AND ALL OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY HENRY T. COOKE, LOCAL PRINT AND
BOOKSELLER, HIGH STREET (NBXT DOOR TO THE BANK), AND

SOLD FOR HIM, BY PERMISSION, AT THE CASTLE LODGE.
ALSO AT THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS IN WARWICK AND LEAMINGTON.

MDCCCLI.

کے ایک

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

w!'?) 1863

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PREFACE.

THE rapid sale of the former editions of this little work is a most convincing proof that the editor was not deceived in presuming that an authentic Guide to Warwick Castle and the “ Lions” in its neighbourhood would be acceptable to persons visiting those interesting places : a wish to show his patrons he values their favours, has induced him very materially to enlarge the work-his principal effort has been to place before his readers a plain and useful Guide. Warwick Castle needs not the adventitious aid of panegyric to recommend it to tourists: it stands a lone but proud monument of baronial grandeur-a connecting chain between ourselves and those that have passed “adown the gulph of time;" it is ever approached with anticipations of pleasure, and its princely halls and time-worn battlements left with “ lingering fond regret."

Kenilworth bears about it the wizard's spell; Scott has left his charm around its ivy crowned remains; and the Rev. W. Drake, to whose pen the description is owing, has not allowed it to lose a single charm in his hands. Guy's Cliff! the very name brings back the witchery of youth, and a visit to its charming groves and haunts confirms that witchery. Stoneleigh leads us back to the days of monkish indolence, monkish talent, and monkish devotion; it recalls the era of

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