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April ARTISTS back to Tobermoray Bought at Charles Bought at Christie's Bought at Rome Braekeleer the elder C. R. Leslie Charles Meigh collection of Charles Constant Wauters Daniel Huntington Dresden Porcelain Enamel English Porcelain Eugene Verboeckhoven Executed to order exhibited February Ferd Gentleman George Morland George Washington Gilbert Stuart Group of Flowers Hague Henry Inman Iona J. M. W. Turner J. P. Beaumont John Constable John Fisher Sheafe John Steell John Wesley Jarvis June 21 Kirkcudbright London Major George Colomb March Metropolitan Fair Munich Porcelain Murillo October Painted about 1813 Painted to order Paris Paul Potter Philip Hone picture by Paul Portrait of George Portrait of John Presented by John Presented by Robert Purchased in 1876 Raimondo Trentanove Raphael Rembrandt Peale Robert Lenox Kennedy S. P. Avery sale of J. P. sale of Philip sale of Rembrandt Sir David Wilkie Sir Edwin Landseer Sir Joshua Reynolds Staffa SUBJECTS Wiistlich York
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 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.