Kensington: Picturesque & Historical (Google eBook)

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Field and Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1888 - Kensington (London, England) - 293 pages
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Page 83 - The beautiful Lady Diana Rich, daughter to the Earl of Holland, as she was walking in her father's garden at Kensington, to take the fresh air before dinner, about eleven o'clock, being then very well, met with her own apparition, habit, and every thing, as in a looking-glass. About a month after, she died of the small-pox. And it is said that her sister, the Lady Isabella Thynne, saw the like of herself also, before she died. This account I had from a person of honour.
Page 99 - I cannot go, nor yet can stand, " So sore the gout have I." The duke in wrath call'd for his steeds, And fiercely drove them on ; Lord ! Lord ! how rattled then thy stones, O kingly Kensington!
Page 77 - ... nests, and not altogether without success. My man found one last night; but it proved a hen's, with fifteen eggs in it, covered with an old broody duck, which may satisfy your lordship's curiosity a little; though I am afraid the eggs will be of little use to us. This morning, I have news brought me of a nest that has abundance of little eggs, streaked with red and blue veins, that, by the description they give me, must make a very beautiful figure on a string.
Page 115 - admires " her husband when he is giving Steyne the punishment which ruins her for life. " Well," he said, " when I wrote the sentence, I slapped my fist on the table and said,
Page 156 - My Lord, I have a great respect for your taste in what you understand, but in pictures I beg leave to follow my own : I suppose you assisted the Queen with your fine advice when she was pulling my house to pieces and spoiling all my furniture : thank God, at least she has left the walls standing ! As for the Vandykes, I do not care whether they are changed or no ; but for the picture with the dirty frame over the door, and the three nasty little children, I will have them taken away, and the old...
Page 195 - Meek resignation ; pious charity: And, since this world was not the world for thee, Far from thy path removed, with partial care, Strife, glory, gain, and pleasure's flowery snare, Bade earth's temptations pass thee harmless by, And fix'd on heaven thine unreverted eye ! Oh!
Page 195 - Oh ! marked from birth, and nurtured for the skies ! In youth, with more than learning's wisdom wise ! As sainted martyrs, patient to endure ! Simple as...
Page 138 - I went to Kensington, which King William had bought of Lord Nottingham, and altered, but was yet a patched building, but with the garden, however, it is a very sweet villa, having to it the park and a straight new way through this park.
Page 264 - ... retracing our steps, we go a little beyond the bounds of the parish, and turning north and westward through pleasant Brook Green, and no less poetically-named Shepherd's Bush, return to it, and ascend Netting (originally, perhaps, Nutting) Hill. By this we arrive at Kensington Gravel-pits, which is a kind of second Kensington High Street, being to the northern boundary line of the suburb in the Uxbridge Road, what the High Street, commonly so called, is to Kensington Proper in the road to Hammersmith....
Page 78 - It begins precisely at six in the evening, and consists of a black-bird, a thrush, a robin-redbreast, and a bullfinch. There is a lark that, by way of overture, sings and mounts till she is almost out of hearing, and afterwards, falling down leisurely, drops to the ground as soon as she has ended her song. The whole is concluded by a nightingale, that has a much better voice than Mrs. Tofts, and something of the Italian manner in her divisions.

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