Mr Monkey scampered along the side of the Palace to the East Gardens, where he had a look at the strangely shaped yew trees and a wide path full of fountains. Then he turned to look at the east front, which is another bit designed by Wren. The relief on the pediment shows Hercules triumphing over envy, and is the work of the wonderfully named Caius Gabriel Cibber.
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