The Picture of London, for 1803: Being a Correct Guide to All the Curiosities, Amusements, Exhibitions, Public Establishments, and Remarkable Objects, in and Near London; with a Collection of Appropriate Tables. For the Use of Strangers, Foreigners, and All Persons who are Not Intimately Acquainted with British Metropolis

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Lewis & Company, 1802 - London (England) - 420 pages
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Page 290 - Heavens ! what a goodly prospect spreads around, Of hills, and dales, and woods, and lawns, and spires, And glittering towns, and gilded streams, till all The stretching landscape into smoke decays...
Page 432 - An Explanation of the elementary Characters of the Chinese ; with an Analysis of their ancient Symbols and Hieroglyphics.
Page 111 - ... in Christ's Hospital; — examine the masters of the king's ships ; appoint pilots for the Thames ; — erect lighthouses and sea-marks ; — grant...
Page 45 - There are two side aisles lower than ihe nave, in a just proportion, and which certainly unite with the other parts of the edifice, to produce a very harmonious effect. The choir is one of the most beautiful in Europe. It is divided from the western part of the great aisle, by a pair of noble iron gates, and terminates at the east by an elegant altar of white marble *. On the north and south it is enclosed by handsome stalls, in the gothic style. The floor is of marble flags, alternately black and...
Page 82 - Normans, to secure the allegiance of his subjects ; although it appears, that the Romans had a fort on this spot. The Tower is governed by the constable of the Tower, who, at coronations and other state ceremonies, has the custody of the regalia. The principal entrance...
Page 261 - Charingcross, in which the commanding grace of the figure, and exquisite form of the horse, are striking to the most unpractised eye.
Page 48 - Gothic architecture in the world. On its site formerly stood a chapel, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and also a tavern, distinguished by the sign of the White Rose. Henry, resolving to erect a superb mausoleum for himself and his family, pulled down the old chapel and tavern ; and on the llth of...
Page 109 - But Letters, whether for Town or Country, may be put in at either of the Two Principal Offices Three Quarters of an Hour later for each Dispatch.
Page 160 - ... an opportunity offers of placing them in a reputable service, or of procuring them the means of obtaining an honest livelihood. No young woman, who has behaved well during her stay in tho house, is discharged unprovided for.
Page 134 - This excellent combination of the works of art is terminated above, in the segment between the great cornice and ceiling, by a painting of the Ascension, designed by West, and executed by Rebecca, in chiaro oscuro; forming the last of the series of paintings of the life of our Saviour which surround the chapel.

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