The Old Court Suburb; Or, Memorials of Kensington, Regal, Critical, and Anecdotical, Том 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1855

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Страница 195 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Страница 41 - I will not attempt with profane hands to tear the sacred veil of the sanctuary; I am disposed, with the inhabitants of Attica, to erect an altar to the unknown god of our political idolatry, and will be content to worship him in clouds and darkness.
Страница 48 - The Lord of all, himself through all diffused, Sustains, and is the life of all that lives. Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
Страница 310 - O'er my dim eyeballs glance the sudden tears? . How sweet were once thy prospects fresh and fair, Thy sloping walks, and unpolluted air! How sweet the glooms beneath thy aged trees, Thy noontide shadow, and thy evening breeze!
Страница 26 - Ah happy hills, ah pleasing shade, Ah fields belov'd in vain, Where once my careless childhood stray'd, A stranger yet to pain! I feel the gales, that from ye blow, A momentary bliss bestow, As waving fresh their gladsome wing, My weary soul they seem to soothe, And redolent of joy and youth, To breathe a second spring.
Страница 22 - the road between this place and London is grown so infamously bad that we live here in the same solitude as we would do if cast on a rock in the middle of the ocean ; and all the Londoners tell us that there is between them and us an impassable gulf of mud.
Страница 310 - O'er my dim eye-balls glance the sudden tears ! How sweet were once thy prospects, fresh and fair, Thy sloping walks and unpolluted air ! How sweet the glooms beneath...
Страница 127 - ... singularly so for its style of building, and looking as if it must have been the work of Vanbrugh ; one of whose edifices will be noticed further on. It is just in his " Nononsense" style ; what his opponents called " heavy," but very sensible and to the purpose ; built for duration. It is only one story high, and looks as if it had been made for some rich old bachelor who chose to live alone, but liked to have everything about him strong and safe.
Страница 310 - it must be owned, did not shine during his occupation of Holland House. He married, and was not happy ; he was made Secretary of State, and was not a good one ; he was in Parliament, and could not speak in it ; he quarrelled with, and even treated contemptuously, his old friend and associate, Steele, who declined to return the injury. Yet there, in Holland House, he lived and wrote, nevertheless, with a literary glory about his name, which never can desert the place; and to Holland House, while he...
Страница 311 - It must have been very pleasing to Addison to befriend Milton's daughter ; for he had been the first to popularize the great poet by his critiques on " Paradise Lost," in the