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" The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct vegetable forms, with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. "
The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 290
1837
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the quarterly reviiew

JOHN MURRAY - 1836
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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The Quarterly Review.VOL.LV. december,1835 & February,1836

The Quarterly Review.VOL.LV. december,1835 & February,1836 - 1836
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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Report of the Special Committee: Appointed by the Last Legislature to Report ...

Ohio. General Assembly - Geological surveys - 1836 - 18 pages
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful ..., Volume 7

Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge - 1837
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapeslry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, flung in wild irregular profusion over every...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Henry Reeve, Harold Cox - 1837
...beauteous profusion of ex' tinct vegetable forms by which the galleries are overhung. ' The roof is covered with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched ' with...profusion over every portion of its surface.' . . . ' The ' spectator feels himself transported, as if by enchantment, into ' the forests of another world. He...
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The Wonders of Geology; Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena ...

Gideon Algernon Mantell - Geology - 1839
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...tapestry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, . * Silurian System, p. 100. VOL. ir. RR flung in wild irregular profusion over every portion of its...
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Geological sketches, and history of the ancient earth

Maria Hack - Geology - 1839 - 401 pages
...just that effect on Dr. Buckland, when he beheld the roofs of those galleries appearing like canopies of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, flung in wild, irregular confusion over every part of the surface-. He says, and you may readily suppose it, the effect is heightened...
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The Farmers' Register, Volume 7

Edmund Ruffin - Agriculture - 1839
...living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison with the beautious profusion of extinct vegetable forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are over-hung. The roof is covered as with i\ canopy of gorgeous tapeslry, enriched with...
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 3

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1840
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...in wild, irregular profusion over every portion of iti surface. The effect ia heightened by the contrast of the coal-blick colour of these vegetables...
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The certainties of geology

William Sidney Gibson - 1840
...The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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