Metropolitan Improvements;: Or, London in the Nineteenth Century : Displayed in a Series of Engravings of the New Buildings, Improvements, &c., by the Most Eminent Artists, from Original Drawings, Taken from the Objects Themselves Expressly for this Work

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Jones & Company ...; and sold by Simpkin and Marshall, 1827 - Architecture - 172 pages

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Page 115 - Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed You can send a boy to college but you can't make him think.
Page 63 - This is one of the most ancient wooden pulpits now remaining to us, as before the Reformation, pulpits of stone of great size were more usual. To commemorate this, the donor has caused to be carved round the base, the following inscription in large and bold characters, " EZRA THE SCRIBE STOOD UPON A PULPIT OF WOOD, WHICH HE HAD MADE FOR THE PREACHEN.
Page 33 - The study of this department of our art, convenience, particularly in domestic architecture, is one of the most useful, and at the same time, one of the most difficult parts of an architect's profession.
Page 21 - To' entice him to a throne again. If I, my friends (said he), should to you show All the delights which in these gardens grow, Tis likelier much, that you should with me stay, Than 'tis, that you should carry me away: And trust me not, my friends, if, every day, I walk not here with more delight, Than ever, after the most happy fight, In triumph to the capitol I rode, To thank the gods, and to be thought, myself, almost a god.
Page 106 - Inigo Jones, the king's chief architect. Of the principal reformers of taste among the learned and noble men of this period, the great LORD CHANCELLOR BACON stands in the foremost rank ; and his published opinions on architecture and gardening, are decisive proofs of the correctness of his taste. His maxim, that houses are built to live in and not to look on...
Page 19 - Money in premature Mortgages, the sale of improved Ground Rents, and by numerous other devices, by which their Clients make an advantageous use of their money, and the Attorneys create to themselves a lucrative business from the Agreements, Assignments, Leases, Mortgages, Bonds, and other Instruments of Law, which become necessary throughout such complicated and intricate transactions.
Page 34 - Every man's proper mansion house and home, being the theatre of his hospitality, the seat of self-fruition, the comfortablest part of his own life, the noblest of his son's inheritance, a kind of private princedom; nay, to the possessors thereof, an epitome of the whole world, may well deserve by these attributes according to the degree of the master, to be decently and delightfully adorned.
Page 19 - ... attention, than, that no defects in the constructive and substantial parts shall make their appearance while the houses are on sale ; and, it is to be feared that for want of these essentials which constitute the strength and permanency of houses, a very few years will exhibit cracked walls, swagged floors, bulged fronts, crooked roofs, leaky gutters, inadequate drains and other ills of an originally bad constitution...
Page 81 - ... figures well shaped in the first instance, they will always remain so. — Mec. Mag. The originator of this improvement is Mr. Vulliamy, the eminent horologist. Why is the Diorama so called? Because of its origin from the Greek, signifying two views, of which this exhibition consists. These pictures are painted in solid, and in transparency, arranged and lighted in a peculiar manner, so as to exhibit changes of light and shade, and a variety of natural phenomena. The means by which these changes...
Page 27 - Tis criminal to leave a sinking state, Flies to the levee, and, received with grace, Kneels, kisses hands, and shines again in place. Suburban villas, highway-side retreats, That dread the encroachment of our growing streets, Tight boxes neatly sash'd, and in a blaze With all a July sun's collected rays, Delight the citizen, who, gasping there, Breathes clouds of dust, and calls it country air.

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