A Guide to the Paintings and Sculptures Exhibited to the Public

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order of the trustees, 1882 - 32 pages
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Page 8 - Where, as to shame the temples deck'd By skill of earthly architect, Nature herself, it seem'd, would raise A Minster to her Maker's praise ! Not for a meaner use ascend Her columns, or her arches bend ; Nor of a theme less solemn tells That mighty surge that ebbs and swells, And still, between each awful pause, From the high vault an answer draws, In varied tone prolonged and high, That mocks the organ's melody.
Page 23 - As wanting due relief : No burial "this" pretty "pair" Of any man receives, Till Robin-red-breast piously Did cover them with leaves.
Page 7 - In this arduous service (of reconnaissance) on the French coast, 1805, one of our cruisers took the ground, and had to sustain the attack of the flying artillery along shore, the batteries, and the fort of Vimieox, which fired heated shot, until she could warp off at the rising tide, which set in with all the appearance of a stormy night.
Page 8 - Captain declared it doubtful about lona. Such a rainy and bad-looking night coming on, a vote was proposed to the passengers : 'lona at all hazards, or back to Tobermoray.' Majority against proceeding. To allay the displeased, the Captain promised to steam thrice round the island in the last trip. The sun getting towards the horizon, burst through the rain-cloud, angry, and for wind ; and so it proved, for we were driven for shelter into Loch Ulver, and did not get back to Tobermoray before midnight.
Page 17 - Frostie age, frostie age ! vain all thy learning ; Drowsie page, drowsie page evermore turning. Young head no lore will heed, Young heart's a reckless rover ; Young beautie, while you read — Sleeping, dreams of absent lover.
Page 6 - A Romantic Woody Landscape, with a Peasant and two Horses crossing a pool of water, and Sheep on a rising ground.
Page 16 - Her transcendent talents were not only the boast of the country, but the whole of Europe did their homage, and wherever she went she was honoured and caressed. — Percy Anecdotes. In my judgment the most accomplished of all English singers. — Boaden. The full-length of Mrs. Billington as Saint Cecilia, with a choir of angels fluttering around and making music to her voice, is now in New York, in the gallery of Colonel Lennox. This sweet singer, against the wish of her father, the famous hautboy...
Page 8 - ... to visit Staffa, and reach lona in due time ; but a strong wind and head sea prevented us making Staffa until too late to go on to lona. After scrambling over the rocks on the lee side of the island, some got into Fingal's Cave, others would not. It is not very pleasant or safe when the wave rolls right in.
Page 16 - A Boy in a Red Velvet Dress leaning forward on a Green Cushion, holding a Pen and Paper in his hand.
Page 6 - House,' at Flatford. He afterwards painted a larger picture of it, which is in Mr. Vernon's collection, and there is much said of this in the

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