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Hither and Thither; a Collection of Comments on Books and Bookish Matters
John 1835-1916 Thomson
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Hither and Thither: A Collection of Comments on Books and Bookish Matters
No preview available - 2016
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Page 68 - Piranesi is perceived, but this time standing on the very brink of the abyss. Again elevate your eye, and a still more aerial flight of stairs...
Page 67 - Many years ago, when I was looking over Piranesi's Antiquities of Rome, Mr. Coleridge, who was standing by, described to me a set of plates by that artist, called his Dreams...
Page 84 - LET dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For 'tis their nature too. But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise ; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.
Page 256 - To you I owe, that crowds of boys Worry me with eternal noise ; Straws laid across, my pace retard, The horse-shoe's nail'd, (each threshold's guard,) The stunted broom the wenches hide, For fear that I should up and ride ! They stick with pins my bleeding seat, And bid me show my secret teat.
Page 276 - Why woltestow suffre hym on thy day to dye ? O Gaufred, deere maister soverayn, That, whan thy worthy kyng Richard was slayn With...
Page 34 - It is a faithful and often minute record of the establishment of a religious community, of its progress in forming an ample revenue, of its struggles to maintain its acquisitions, and of its relations to the governing institutions of the country.
Page 68 - Piranesi busy on his aspiring labours: and so on, until the unfinished stairs and Piranesi both are lost in the upper gloom of the hall.
Page 85 - Gift, or the book of books for children, adorned with cuts, and designed as a present for every little boy who would become a great man, and ride upon a fine horse ; and to every little girl who would become a great woman, and ride in a lord-mayor's gilt coach.