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Page 73 - PABVA), and calling to mind De Foe's account of the service :— " And now the chapel's silver bell you hear, That summons you to all the pride of prayer : Light quirks of music, broken and uneven, Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heaven. On painted ceilings you devoutly
Page 428 - A Smaller History of France. FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SECOND EMPIRE, 1852. Edited by WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D. "With Woodcuts. 16mo. Handbook for all England and Wales. ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED AND CONDENSED INTO ONE VOLUME. Post 8vo.
Page 139 - As to the return of his health and vigour, were you here, you might inquire of his hay-makers ; but as to his temperance, I can answer that (for one whole day) we have had nothing for dinner but mutton-broth, beans and bacon, and a barndoor fowl. Now his lordship is run after
Page 145 - Diary. in my now ruined garden at Sayes Court, (thanks to the Czar of Muscovy,) at any time of the year, glittering with its armed and varnished leaves ; the taller standards at orderly distances, blushing with their natural coral ? It mocks the rudest assaults of the weather, beasts, or hedge-breakers— Et
Page 430 - Quarterly Review," with additional matter. 8vo. The Life and Times of Titian. WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS FAMILY, CHIEFLY FROM NEW AND UNPUBLISHED RECORDS. By JA CROWE, and GB CAVALCASELLE. Authors of the "History of Painting in North Italy." With Portrait and many Illustrations. 2 vols.
Page 116 - Lodge. Apart from its associations, Cooper's Hill well deserves a visit. The view from it is one of the loveliest in the neighbourhood of London. It commands the Thames, Runnimede, Windsor Castle, and St. Paul's Cathedral. " My eye descending from the Hill, surveys Where Thames among the wanton valleys strays.
Page 66 - always dreaming out their old stories to the winds, And as they bow their hoary tops relate, In murm'ring sounds, the dark decrees of fate ; While visions, as poetic eyes avow, Cling to each leaf, and swarm on every bough. At the foot of one of these squats me I (it
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Page 290 - The poem has no touch of local colour, unless indeed his strolls on the Heath may have suggested the lines— " The needy traveller, serene and gay, Walks the wild heath, and sings his toils away." " For the gratification of posterity let it be recorded, that the house so