The English connoisseur: containing an account of whatever is curious in painting, sculpture, &c. In the palaces and seats of the nobility and principal gentry of England, both in town and country ..., Volume 1

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Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766 - Art

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Page 152 - Be sure your bosoms be serene ; Devoid of hate, devoid of strife, Devoid of all that poisons life : And much it 'vails you in their place, To graft the love of human race.
Page 66 - And bring all heav'n before mine eyes. And may at laft my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mofly cell, Where I may fit and rightly fpell 170 Of every ftar that heav'n doth mew, And every herb that fips the dew ; Till old experience do attain To fomething like prophetic ftrain.
Page 173 - This seat is placed upon a steep bank on the edge of the valley, from which the eye is here drawn down into the flat below, by the light that glimmers in front, and by the sound of various cascades, by which the winding stream is agreeably broken. Opposite to this seat the ground rises again in an easy concave to a kind of dripping fountain, where a small rill trickles down a rude...
Page 26 - Obtained over the French and Bavarians, Near the Village of Blenheim, , On the Banks of the Danube...
Page 169 - Hence mounting once more to the right through this dark umbrageous walk, we enter at once upon a lightfome high natural terrace, whence the eye is thrown over all the fcenes...
Page 26 - Marlborough, and his heirs, in recompence of the many illuftrious victories obtained under his command againft the French and Bavarian armies; particularly at Blenheim. The grant of the Crown, and the...
Page 27 - ... Bavarians, Near the Village of Blenheim, On the Banks of the Danube, By JOHN DUKE OF...
Page 177 - Venus, Venus here retir'd, My fober vows I pay : Not her on Paphian plains admir'd The bold, the pert, the gay. Not her, whofe amorous leer prevail'd To bribe the Phrygian boy ; Not he.r who, clad in armour fail'd, To fave difaft'rous Troy. Frefh rifing from the foamy tide, She every bofom warms ; While half withdrawn fhe feems to hide, And half reveals, her charms. Learn hence, ye boaftful fons of tafte, Who plan the rural fhade ; Learn hence to ftmn the vicious wafte Of pomp, at large difplay'd.
Page 165 - ... between the trunks of high overshadowing oaks and beeches ; beyond which the winding line of trees is continued down the valley to the right. To the left, at a distance, the top of Clent hill appears, and the house upon a swell, amidst trees and bushes.
Page 161 - The bloflbm buds, the fountain flows ; " Lo ! to crown thy healthful board, " All that milk and fruits afford.

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