Picturesque Views on the River Thames: From Its Source in Gloucestershire to the Nore, with Observations on the Public Buildings and Other Works of Art in Its Vicinity, Volume 1
T. and J. Egerton, 1792 - Thames River (England) - 467 pages
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Page 204 - With tape-ty'd curtains never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies — alas ! how chang'd from him. That life of pleasure, and that soul of whim...
Page 178 - Henry) ; on which the king laid on lustily, not disgracing one of that place, for whom he was mistaken. Well fare thy heart, quoth the abbot ; and here in a cup of sack, I remember the health of his grace your master. I would give an hundred pounds, on the condition I could feed so heartily on beef, as you do.
Page 102 - The Merry Old Song of the All Soult' Mallard. " Griffin, bustard, turkey, capon, Let other hungry mortals gape on ; And on their bones their stomach fall hard, But let All Souls
Page 118 - Some figures monstrous and mis-shap'd appear, Consider'd singly, or beheld too near, Which, but proportion'd to their light, or place, Due distance reconciles to form and grace. A prudent chief not always must display 175 His pow'rs, in equal ranks, and fair array, But with th' occasion and the place comply, Conceal his force, nay seem sometimes to fly.
Page 200 - This is owing to you ; for you put it into my head by the question you put to me at Chalfont ; which before I had not thought of.
Page xii - One clear, unchang'd, and univerfal light, Life, force, and beauty muft to all impart, At once the fource, and end, and teft of art. Art from that fund each juft fupply provides, Works without fhow, and without pomp prefides :. 75 In fome fair body thus th' informing foul With fpirits feeds, with vigour fills the whole, Each motion guides, and ev'ry nerve fuftains ; Itfelf unfeen, but in th
Page 183 - Extinct Baronetage.") Would'st thou (Reader) draw to life The perfect copy of a wife, Read on, and then redeem from shame, That lost, that honourable name. This dust was once in spirit a Jael, Rebecca in grace, in heart an Abigail, In works a Dorcas, to the Church a Hannah, And to her spouse Susanna. Prudently simple, providently warie, To the world a Martha, and to Heaven a Marie. In " Wit Restored,
Page 178 - Tower, kept close prisoner, fed for a short time with bread and water. Yet not so empty his body of food as his mind was filled with fears, creating many suspicions to himself, when and how he had incurred the king's displeasure. At last a...