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Yarmouth is not so fashionably attended as Southampton, Brighthelmstone, or even Margate or Ramsgate; but those who go with a good appetite
get themselves gratified at a much less expence than at either of the other places, and many of the summer visitors of this town are neighbours composed mostly of that description, who go more for an hour of relaxation, to look about them, and to gratify their stomachs with the viands of the table than swill themselves with the briny water of the ocean.
This town, from its traffic and maritime intercourse, like Southampton and Scarborough, is more independent of the company that go there than Brighton, Margate, or Ramsgate; not a new-fangled place, built
by by greedy and insatiable swallows for a season, who live on the giddy summer-flies from London and its vicinity.
The lodgings are more easy acquired, and rents more moderate than the other mercenary places in question; and provisions of every
kind are to be had at a much cheaper rate, at any time of the day, without being obliged to scramble for them.
There is a theatre here generally well attended, belonging to Mr. Brunton, Manager of the Norwich company, which, next to those of London, Bath, and York, stands in a more respectable light than most other theatres in England.
The Assembly-room is not of the first order, either in respect to its elegance or the company that attend it, and there is no other structure of consequence, unless it be the Customhouse.
The church has a whimsical twisted spire, slated, or leaded, from the bottom to the top, resembling an inverted cornucopia, and, as it has a good fat living attached to it, conveys no bad idea, being more the symbol of plenty than of piety.
Yarmouth, through Colchester, Ipswich, Woodbridge, &c. is one hundred and twenty-three miles from London, which is the nearest road; should you go through Chelmsford, Bury St. Edmund's, and Norwich, it
is one hundred and twenty - eight miles.
At Bury St. Edmunds, which is called, in point of air and situation, the Montpellier of England, the traveller, should he have a veneration for antiquity, Gothic architecture, or monastic history, will be gratified were he to stop at this place.
The two churches which were built, and at this time stand upon one extensive and consecrated piece of ground, are both handsome and venerable edifices, but that of St. Mary's is uncommoaly so; the taper Gothic lofty columns, which support the roof, are scarcely to be equalled in symmetry and beauty in any other church in this island; the roof was made in France,
and put together after it was brought into this country.
It has altogether a very light and elegant effect, and is ever kept in good repair; the ancient monuments are numerous, and many of them spacious; the armorials, for the most part, are richly blazoned.
The pulpit and the desk are an expensive piece of workmanship, built of the best mahogany, and of a more than usual size.
The church.yard comprises many acres of ground, and the grave-stones are multifarious to a great degree.
Many striking vestiges of antiquity surround this burying place, particu