The Companion to St. Paul's Cathedral: Containing a Description of the Various Objects Worthy Attention, and Its History: to which is Added, a Brief Historical Sketch of the Ancient Church, Carefully Compiled from the Writings of Dugdale, Stowe, Malcolm, and Others

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1869 - 82 pages
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Page 24 - Thou art gone to the grave, but we will not deplore thee, Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb ; The Saviour has passed through its portals before thee, And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the gloom.
Page 23 - Hospitals, improved upon the suggestion of his wisdom, bear testimony to the soiidity of his judgment, and to the estimation in which he was held. In every part of the civilized world, which he traversed to reduce the sum of human misery, from the throne to the dungeon, his name was mentioned with respect, gratitude, and admiration.
Page 23 - This extraordinary man had the fortune to be honoured, whilst living, In the manner which his virtues deserved: He received the thanks Of both houses of the British and Irish Parliaments For his eminent services rendered to his country and to mankind.
Page 43 - That an humble Address be presented to his majesty, that he will be graciously pleased to direct that there be laid before this house...
Page 24 - Thou art gone to the grave! but we will not deplore thee, Whose God was thy Ransom, thy Guardian, and • Guide ; He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee, And death has no sting, for the Saviour has died.
Page 30 - The panel above contains a tabular monument, by the late Mr. C. Manning, to Captain Hardinge. It represents an Indian warrior, bearing the victorious British standard, seated by the side of a sarcophagus, while fame recumbent on its base displays her wreath over the hero's name. NATIONAL. To GEO. N. HARDINGE, Esa.
Page 24 - DD LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA, This Monument was erected by those who loved and admired him. His character exhibited a rare union of fervent zeal with universal tolerance, of brilliant talent with sober judgment, And was especially distinguished by Christian humility which no applause could disturb, no success abate. He cheerfully resigned prospects of eminence at home, in order to become the chief missionary of Christianity in the East, and having in the short space of three years visited the greater...
Page 34 - The next, curiosity shewn is the flight of steps called the Geometrical Stairs, the construction of which is so ingenious, that they hang, as it were, together without any visible support. It is supposed that they were intended for a private way to the Library. In proceeding to the Model-room, it is necessary to pass the great West window. Here the mind is struck by the grandeur of the vista. The view is terminated by the altar at the extremity of the choir. The fine model which Sir Christopher Wren...
Page 27 - History, deposits a branch of palm in the lap of Britannia. Erected at the public expense to the memory of Admiral EARL HOWE, in testimony of the general sense of his great and meritorious services. In the course of a long and distinguished life, and in particular for the benefit derived to his country, by the brilliant victory which he obtained over the French fleet, off Ushant, 1st June, 1794. He was born 19th March, 1726, and died 5th August, 1799, in his 74th year.
Page 32 - Netherlands, in 1793 and 9-1 : in the West Indies in 1796 and 97 ; and in Holland in 1799 ; in the last of which, the distinguished gallantry and ability with which he effected his landing on the Dutch Coast, established his position in the face of a powerful enemy, and secured the command of the principal fort and arsenal of the Dutch Republic, were acknowledged and honoured by the thanks of both Houses of Parliament. Sir Ralph Abercromby expired on board the Foudroyant the 28th of March, 1801,...

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