Catalogue of the Pictures in the National Portait Gallery: January 1,1859

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W. Clowes, 1859 - Portraits - 95 pages
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Page 84 - ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE UNDERNEATH this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse: Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother: Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair, and learned, and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 90 - Seen him, uneumber'd with the venal tribe, Smile without art, and win without a bribe. Would he oblige me? let me only find, He does not think me what he thinks mankind.
Page 59 - Or WYNDHAM, just to Freedom and the Throne, The Master of our Passions, and his own.
Page 87 - Oh! had he been content to serve the crown With virtues only proper to the gown; Or had the rankness of the soil been freed...
Page 88 - Congreve had one defect, which was his entertaining too mean an idea of his first profession (that of a writer), though it was to this he owed his fame and fortune. He spoke of his works as of trifles that were beneath him; and hinted to me, in our first conversation, that I should visit him upon no other footing than that of a gentleman who led a life of plainness and simplicity.
Page 94 - OF Nelson and the North Sing the glorious day's renown, When to battle fierce came forth All the might of Denmark's crown, And her arms along the deep proudly shone; By each gun the lighted brand In a bold determined hand, And the Prince of all the land Led them on.
Page 95 - The rule which the Trustees desire to lay down to themselves in either making purchases or receiving presents, is to look to the celebrity of the person represented rather than to the merit of the artist.
Page 8 - Walter, in a white satin doublet, all embroidered with rich pearls, and a mighty rich chain of great pearls about his neck.
Page 88 - Mr. Congreve had one Defect, which was, his entertaining too mean an Idea of his first Profession, (that of a Writer) tho' 'twas to this he ow'd his Fame and Fortune. He spoke of his Works as of Trifles that were beneath him ; and hinted to me in our first Conversation, that I should visit him upon no other Foot than that of a Gentleman, who led a Life of Plainness and Simplicity. I...
Page 80 - He was not tall ; but of the lowest stature, round faced, olivaster, (like wainscott) complexion ; little eie, round, very black, full of spirit ; his haire was black as a raven, but quite white 20 yeares before he dyed.

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