A description of the Royal Hospital for Seamen, at Greenwich: with a short account of the present establishment of officers, pensioners, out-pensioners, nurses, and boys. With a list of the directors

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Published by the Chaplains, 1797 - History - 56 pages
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Page 27 - And gathered them out of the lands, From the east and from the west : From the north and from the south.
Page 27 - For the law was given by Mofes, but grace and truth came by Jefus Chrift.
Page 9 - William's building contains the great hall, vestibule, and dome, designed and erected by Sir Christopher Wren. The tambour of the dome is formed by a circle of columns duplicated, of the Composite order, with four projecting groups of columns at the quoins. The attic above is a circle without breaks, covered with the dome, and terminated with a turret. In the tympanum of the...
Page 34 - The middle of the aisle, and the space round the organ gallery, are paved with black and white marble, in golochi, frets, and other ornaments ; having, in the centre, an anchor and seaman's compass.
Page 33 - Paul shaking into the fire the viper that had fastened on his hand, the brethren who accompanied him, his friend the centurion, and a band of Roman soldiers with their proper insignia. The figures above...
Page 30 - From this rifes the curved ceiling, which is divided into compartments, and enriched with foliage, golochi, &c. in the antique ftyle.
Page 20 - Just beneath, is Time, bringing Truth to light; near which is a figure of Architecture, holding a large drawing of part of the Hospital, with the cupola, and pointing up to the royal founders, attended by the little genii of her art. Beneath her is...
Page 45 - ... were on, I can boldly affirm that all that could possibly be done has been done. As to the loss we have sustained, let it be placed to the account of the necessity I was under of running all risks to break this strong force of the enemy. Had we had but two hours more daylight, the whole had been totally destroyed or taken ; for we were almost up with their van when night overtook us.
Page 19 - Over the Queen's head is Concord, with the fasces ; at her feet two doves, denoting mutual concord and innocent agreement, with Cupid holding the King's sceptre, while he is presenting Peace with the lamb and olive branch, and Liberty, expressed by the Athenian cap, to Europe, who, laying her crowns at his feet, receives them with an air of respect and gratitude.
Page 20 - Calumny, with other vices, •which seem to fall to the earth, the place of their more natural abode. " Over the royal pavilion is...

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