An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Town and Castle of Warwick and of the Neighbouring Spa of Leamington

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H. Sharpe, 1815 - Leamington (England) - 468 pages
 

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Page 363 - The length of his life enriched the reigns of several princes, and disgraced the last of them. A variety of knowledge proclaims the universality, a multiplicity of works the abundance, St. Paul's the greatness, of Sir Christopher's genius. The noblest temple, the largest palace, the most sumptuous hospital, in such a kingdom as Britain, are all works of the same hand. He restored London, and recorded its fall.
Page 204 - ... all unnecessary episode, and trivial ornament, either of secondary groups or architectural subdivision. In his compositions the beholder was forcibly struck by the sentiment at the first glance, the gradations and varieties of which he traced through several characters, all conceived in an elevated spirit of dignity and beauty, with a lively expression of nature in all the parts. His heads were various: the male were decided and grand ; the female lovely : his figures resembled the antique ;...
Page 261 - Methinks I should know you, and know this man; Yet I am doubtful; for I am mainly' ignorant What place this is, and all the skill I have Remembers not these garments; nor I know not Where I did lodge last night. Do not laugh at me ; For, as I am a man, I think this lady To be my child Cordelia.
Page 41 - ... months ; Fulke, who died at the age of twentytwo months and six days ; and Francis, who succeeded him. He died July 28, 1727, aged 33. FRANCIS GREVILLE succeeded his father as Lord Brooke at the age of eight years, and, as soon as he came of age, was chosen Recorder of Warwick...
Page 216 - The atrocity of the father's nature was rebated in her by the mother's sweeter inclinations; for (to take, and that no more than the character out of his own mouth) HE NEVER SPARED MAN IN HIS ANGER, NOR WOMAN IN HIS LUST.
Page 418 - He was wont to go to his native country once a year. I think I have been told that he left 200?.

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