Collections Illustrative of the Geology, History, Antiquities, and Associations, of Camberwell, and the Neighbourhood

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author, 1841 - Camberwell (London, England) - 255 pages
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Page 164 - Full on this casement shone the wintry moon, And threw warm gules on Madeline's fair breast, As down she knelt for heaven's grace and boon; Rose-bloom fell on her hands, together prest, And on her silver cross soft amethyst, And on her hair a glory, like a saint: She seem'da splendid angel, newly drest, Save wings, for heaven: Porphyro grew faint: She knelt, so pure a thing, so free from mortal taint.
Page 85 - Give glory to the Lord your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
Page 214 - So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ; While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 85 - And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication, and upon her forehead was a name written ; MYSTERY ; BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Page 48 - Inquisition were distinct from the servi and villani, and seem to be those of a less servile condition, who had a bord or cottage with a small parcel of land allowed to them, on condition they should supply the lord with poultry and eggs, and other small provisions for his board and entertainment.
Page x - Britain's isle, no matter where, An ancient pile of building stands ; The Huntingdons and Hattons there Employ'd the power of fairy hands To raise the ceiling's fretted height, Each pannel in achievements clothing, Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages, that lead to nothing.
Page 85 - London were still more dreadfully alarmed by the shock of an earthquake, which shook all the houses with such violence, that the furniture rocked on the floors, the pewter and porcelain rattled on the shelves, the...
Page 20 - And now, in open blossom spread, Stretched like green anthers many a seeking head. And arborets of jointed stone were there, And plants of fibres fine as silkworm's thread; Yea, beautiful as Mermaid's golden hair Upon the waves dispread. Others that, like the broad banana growing, Raised their long, wrinkled leaves of purple hue, Like streamers wide outflowing.
Page 20 - Wood-Nymphs lie With languid limbs, in summer's sultry hours. Here, too, were living flowers, Which, like a bud compacted, Their purple cups contracted, And now, in open blossom spread, Stretched like green anthers many a seeking head. And arborets of jointed stone were there, And plants of fibres tine as silkworm's thread ; VOL.
Page 179 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.

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