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" ... a perspective glass. When you shut the doors of this grotto, it becomes, on the instant, from a luminous room, a camera obscura ; on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods, and boats, are forming a moving picture, in their visible... "
The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ... - Page 309
by Alexander Pope - 1812
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Up the River from Westminster to Windsor: A Panorama in Pen and Ink

Thames Valley (England) - 1876 - 72 pages
...from a luminous room, a camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods and boats are forming a moving picture in their visible radiations," etc. Pliny's description of his villa seems to be more excellent fooling than this. And yet it was...
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The Tiber and the Thames: Their Associations, Past and Present

England - 1876 - 100 pages
...from a luminous room, a camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods and boats are forming a moving picture in their visible radiations," etc. The rheumatics seize us as we think upon it. Was it not damp enough above ground for the shivering...
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The Book of the Thames: From Its Rise to Its Fall

Mrs. S. C. Hall - Thames River (England) - 1877 - 460 pages
...instant, from a luminous room, a camera-obscura, on the wall of which all the objects on the river, hills, woods, and boats, are forming a moving picture in...angular forms; and in the ceiling is a star of the same materials, at which when a lamp of orbicular figure, of thin alabaster, is hung in the middle, a thousand...
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Belford's Monthly Magazine: A Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 2

1877
...from a luminous room, a camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods and boats are forming a moving picture in their visible radiations," etc. The rheumatics seize us as we think upon it. Was it not damp enough above ground for the shivering...
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The St. James's Magazine and United Empire Review, Volume 35

1879
...from a luminous room a camera -obscnra, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills^ woods, and boats, are forming a moving picture, in their visible radiations." Besides this prose description, Pope has left another in verse — " Thou who shall stop, where Thames'...
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Girls and their ways, by one who knows them

Girls - 1881
...from a luminous room, a camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects on the river, hills, woods, and boats, are forming a moving picture in...it up, it affords you a very different scene. It is furnished with shells interspersed with 84 ' TH* EGER1AN GROT? pieces of looking-glass in angular forms...
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English Letters and Letter Writers of the Eighteenth Century: With ...

Howard Williams, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope - Authors, English - 1886 - 552 pages
...room a camera nlscura ; on the walls of which all objects of the river—hills, woods, and boats—are forming a moving picture in their visible radiations...looking-glass in angular forms; and, in the ceiling in a star of the same material, at which, when a lamp (of an orbicular figure of thin ulabastar) is...
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The Praise of Gardens: An Epitome of the Literature of the Garden-art with ...

Albert Forbes Sieveking - Gardening - 1899 - 423 pages
...from a luminous room, a Camera obscura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods and boats are forming a moving picture in their...angular forms ; and in the ceiling is a star of the seats, — one towards the river, of smooth stones, full of light, and open ; the other towards the...
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Transactions, Volume 1

East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society - Hertfordshire (England) - 1901
...from a luminous roof, a camera obscura ; on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods, and boats are forming a moving picture in their...shells, interspersed with pieces of looking-glass in regular forms, and in the ceiling is a star of the same material, at which when a lamp (of an orbicular...
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Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2

Francis Whiting Halsey - Europe - 1914
...from a luminous room, a camera obseura, on the walls of which all the objects of the river, hills, woods, and boats are forming a moving picture, in...visible radiations; and when you have a mind to light it less, it affords you a very different scene. It is finished with shells, interspersed with lookingglass...
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