A Catalogue Raisonné of the Select Collection of Engravings of an Amateur

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Thomas Wilson, 1828 - Engraving - 279 pages
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Page 127 - I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying; I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last; and what thou seest write in a book...
Page 201 - THE real origin of this very curious comic and satirical production is involved, like most fables of the kind, in considerable doubt and perplexity. The earliest printed German copy would appear to have been that of the year 1498, written in the dialect of Lower Saxony ; though there was a Dutch romance, in prose, bearing the same title, " Historic van Reynaert de Vos,
Page 26 - APTGMIAOC. Diana walking to right, holding a bow in her left hand, and an arrow in her right ; at her feet a stag. SIDE. Domitian, 8.
Page 274 - ... an Irish regiment in the service of France. Wilton, being more alert or earlier informed, escaped over the roof of the house where they lodged ; but Major was taken ; and humorously describes the pomp with which he, a diminutive individual, about five feet high, was conveyed by a troop of gendarmes to the Bastile. In this prison he remained about three months, — long enough to taste the pleasures of solitary confinement, — till the Marquis d'Argenson, the governor, finding him to be a man...
Page 40 - Rome, during the latter part of the fifteenth and the early part of the sixteenth centuries, was at the height of its power, and the depth of its corruption.
Page 202 - Alkrnar, from the Lower Saxon, composed in hexameter verse, and in modern phraseology. From the number of editions enumerated by the learned Flb'gel, in his History of Comic Literature,* the German Fox would appear to have been a singular favourite with most nations. Upwards of forty editions are mentioned, among which three were published in England, besides others which do not appear to have come within the scope of the German writer. The English prose version of 1694, from which the following...
Page 274 - Majo* was born in London, in 1719. He was, directly descended, as appears from a pedigree compiled by Mr. White, of Selborne, from that Richard Major, of Hursley, whose daughter was married to the Protector, Richard Cromwell. Major went to Paris to study engraving under Le Bas, and acquired great proficiency. Being there with Wilton, the Statuary, during the memorable battle of Culloden, it was determined to imprison the English as reprisals for the capture of an Irish regiment in the service of...

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