Mannington and the Walpoles, earls of Orford

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The Fine art society, 1894 - Reference - 42 pages
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Page 24 - Think we all these are for himself? no more Than his fine wife, alas! or finer whore. For what has Virro painted, built, and planted ? Only to show how many tastes he wanted. What brought Sir Visto's ill-got wealth to waste ? Some demon whisper'd, 'Visto! have a taste.
Page 38 - Sir — I am surprised and annoyed by the contents of your letter — surprised, because my well-known character should have exempted me from such an application; and annoyed, because it compels me to have even this communication with you. 'I have long been addicted to the gaming table; I have lately taken to the turf; I fear I frequently blaspheme; but I have never distributed religious tracts. All this was...
Page 31 - The beating heart of the young enthusiast throbbed 30 with a new emotion ; every impulse of indignation and horror stirred within him ; and it seemed that there had come to him a call from heaven to take up the work which had been so cruelly cut short, and to follow that path which Campion had trodden.
Page 24 - ... and commenced a new kind of chase, with " breast-high" alacrity. The novelty of this scene was rich beyond description ; in vain did his lordship exert all his charioteering skill ; in vain did his well-trained grooms energetically endeavour to ride before them ; reins, trammels, and the weight of the carriage, were of no effect, for they went with the celerity of a whirlwind ; and this modern Phaeton, in the midst of his electrical vibrations of fear, bid fair to experience the fate of his namesake.
Page 24 - The novelty of this scene was rich beyond description ; in vain did his lordship exert all his charioteering skill ; in vain did his well-trained grooms energetically endeavour to ride before them ; reins, trammels, and the weight of the carriage, were of no effect, for they went with the celerity of a whirlwind ; and this modern Phaeton, in the midst of his electrical vibrations of fear, bid fair to experience the fate of his namesake. Luckily, however, his lordship had been accustomed to drive...
Page 21 - ... that rose above your head, and which were crowned by a line of pyramidal yews. A bowling-green was all the lawn admitted in those times, a circular lake the extent of magnificence.
Page 21 - ... the road ; but, unfortunately, as he was one day driving to New-Market, their ears were saluted with the cry of a pack of hounds, which, soon after crossing the road in the rear, caught scent of the " four in hand," and commenced a new kind of chase with " breast-high
Page 38 - Surprised, because my well-known character should have exempted me from such an application; and annoyed because it compels me to have even this communication with you. ' I have long been addicted to the gaming table. I have lately taken to the Turf. I fear I frequently blaspheme. But I have never distributed religious tracts. All this was known to you and to your society.
Page 26 - On Tuesday, July 23, 1717, in the day-time, to the astonishment of those who were present, first, one single oak, with the roots and ground about it, was seen to subside and sink into the earth ; and not long after, at about forty yards...

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