Paris in Old and Present Times: With Especial Reference to Changes in Its Architecture and Topography

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Page 116 - Huge halls, long galleries, spacious chambers, joined By no quite lawful marriage of the arts, Might shock a connoisseur ; but, when combined, Form'da whole which, irregular in parts, Yet left a grand impression on the mind...
Page 331 - Edition. 6s., cloth. OXFORD. Chapters by A. LANG. With many Illustrations by A. BRUNET-DEBAINES, H. TOUSSAINT, and R. KENT THOMAS. 6s., cloth. CAMBRIDGE. By JW CLARK, MA With many Illustrations by A. BRUNET-DEBAINES and H. TOUSSAINT. 6s., cloth. WINDSOR. By WJ LOFTIE, dedicated...
Page 332 - Review. *ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENGINEERING. By LF VERNON HARCOURT. With many Illustrations. ' We hope this book will find its way into the hands of all young engineers. All the information has been carefully gathered from all the best sources, and is therefore perfectly accurate.
Page 207 - ... Beneath the dome is the tomb of Napoleon, one of the grandest and most fascinating objects in that beautiful city. A lofty dome, supported by massive pillars perforated with narrow arched passages, and faced with Corinthian columns and pilasters. A marble floor of extraordinary richness and beauty; all round the base of the dome a stair of six marble steps descending to the circular space under it, and in the midst of this space a great opening or well, with a diameter of more than seventy feet,...
Page 69 - Last, the sight's self, the sermon's text, The three men who did most abhor Their life in Paris yesterday, So killed themselves : and now, enthroned Each on Ids copper couch, they lay Fronting me, waiting to be owned.
Page 207 - Soufflot's work, his rich pediment, and the massive plain walls on each side as margin, we have in the Invalides a poor little pediment reduced to still more complete insignificance by the obtrusive windows, etc., on each side of it.
Page 332 - THE LIBERATION OF ITALY. By EDWARD DICEY. With Portraits on Copper. THE REFOUNDING OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE. With Portraits on Copper. THE EXPLORATION OF AFRICA. With Portraits on Copper. THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA. With Portraits on Copper. THE OPENING OF JAPAN. With Illustrations. Other Volumes will follow. LONDON : SEELEY & CO., LIMITED, ESSEX STREET, STRAND.
Page 331 - With many Illustrations by A. BRUNET-DEBAINES, H. TOUSSAINT, and R. KENT THOMAS. 6s., cloth. CAMBRIDGE. By JW CLARK, MA With many Illustrations by A. BRUNET-DEBAINES and H. TOUSSAINT. 6s., cloth. WINDSOR. By WJ LOFTIE, dedicated by permission to Her Majesty the Queen. With many Illustrations.
Page 279 - Opera so as to give its site the utmost possible importance. As the houses in these streets are all of them lofty and many of them magnificent, the Opera itself required both size and richness to hold its own in a situation that would have been dangerous to a feeble or even a modest architectural performance. The Opera was compelled to assert itself strongly, and if it had merits they must be of a showy and visible kind, — rather those of the sunflower than those of the lily of the valley.
Page 332 - THE WAR IN THE CRIMEA. By General Sir EDWARD HAMLEY, KCB With Five Maps and Plans, and Four Portraits on Copper, namely : — THE EMPEROR NICHOLAS.

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