Topographical and Statistical Description of the County of Devon;: Containing an Account of Its Situation, Extent, ...

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Printed, by assignment from the executors of the late C. Cooke, for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones - Devon (England) - 316 pages
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Page 244 - Here Reynolds is laid, and, to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind : His pencil was striking, resistless and grand; His manners were gentle, complying and bland ; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart : To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering, When they judg'd without skill he was still hard of hearing; When they talk'd of their Raphaels, Corregios and stuff, He shifted his trumpet, * and only took snuff.
Page 312 - Danmonii Orientales Illustres ; or the Worthies of Devon. A Work wherein the Lives and Fortunes of the most famous Divines, Statesmen, Swordsmen, Physicians, Writers, and other eminent Persons, Natives of that most noble Province...
Page 75 - the uniformity of the structure, as it at present stands, seems to prove beyond a doubt, that the whole (as the uniform tradition of different writers has delivered down to us) was the fruit of one great design , and its singular elegance does as much honour to the taste as its noble size does to the munificence of the founder.
Page 259 - ... some of whose marble clavils were so delicately fine, that they would reflect an object true and lively from a great distance. Notwithstanding which it is now demolished, and all this glory lyeth in the dust, buried in its own ruins ; there being nothing standing but a few broken walls, which seem to mourn their own approaching funerals.
Page 244 - Colouring was evidently his first excellence, to which all others were more or less sacrificed; and though in splendor and brilliancy he was exceeded by Rubens, and Paul Veronese, in force and depth by Titian and Rembrandt, and in freshness and truth by Velasquez and Vandyck, yet, perhaps, he possessed a...
Page 177 - ... of the workmen, the immense fires, and above all, the yellow glare thrown on every thing by the flames shining through the dismal columns of smoke that continually fill the building, form together a most terrific picture.
Page 259 - ... curiously engraven, was of great cost and value. Many other of the rooms were well adorned with mouldings and fret-work, some of whose marble clavils were so delicately fine, that they would reflect an object true and lively from a great distance.
Page 181 - The ships are moored by large chains of iron sixty fathoms long, consisting of 120 links, and having at each end a large anchor. The chains are stretched across the harbour, and the anchors sunk in the mud. In the middle of each chain is a large iron ring and a swivel, to which are attached two thick cables, called bridles, sufficiently long to be taken on board the ship to be moored. These bridles, when not in use, are constantly sunk, a small cable...
Page 40 - Members to Parliament, viz. two for the county, and two for each of the following...
Page 242 - But what most strongly confirmed him in his love of the art, was Richardson's Treatise on Painting ; the perusal of which so delighted and inflamed his mind, that Raffaelle appeared to him superior to the most illustrious names of ancient or modern time ; a notion which he loved to indulge all the rest of his life.

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