A Winter in Tangier and Home Through Spain

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Hatchards, 1882 - Morocco - 276 pages
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Page 243 - You have built here what you, or any one, might have built anywhere else ; but you have destroyed what was unique in the world.
Page 235 - fair ruby, great like a racketball," which Queen Elizabeth showed to Mary of Scots' ambassador, Melville, and which the canny chiel wanted her to give to his mistress, and is the identical gem which now adorns the royal crown of England in the Tower. Fail not to visit the truly Arabian suite of rooms fronting the garden, and then ascend to the second story, modernised by Charles V.
Page 235 - II. of Granada, fled to Seville from the rightful heir, under promise of safe conduct from Pedro, who received, feasted, and then put his guest to death, in order to seize his treasure in jewels, under circumstances of inhospitable and mocking cruelty ; (see his Chronica, ch.
Page 275 - The author, in carrying out her purpose "to give the Gospel Story almost in full, yet in such simple language as to be readily understood by a child of four, or even less...
Page 248 - Perla," so called from Philip IV. having exclaimed when he first saw it, " This is the pearl of my pictures." " It belonged to our Charles I., and was sold with the other pictures by the tasteless Puritans and reformers. Philip IV.
Page 258 - The epitaphs, which are well worth the student's attention, challenge future kings to outdo him, and until then to cede the post of honour. Opposite kneel Philip II., Anna his fourth wife, mother of Philip III. ; Isabel his third wife ; and Maria his first, at whose side is her son Don Carlos. These statues are portraits, and the costume and heraldic decorations are very remarkable ; they are inlaid with marbles and precious stones.
Page 238 - The King of Kings will open, the King of all the earth will enter'.
Page 223 - Carrying of the Cross, the Crucifixion, the Descent from the Cross, and the Entombment.
Page 275 - Illustrations. The STORY of JESUS for LITTLE CHILDREN. By Mrs. GE MORTON, Author of * Eighty Years Ago,' &c. "The author, in carrying out her purpose "to give the Gospel Story almost in full, yet...
Page 232 - Murillo used to stand, watching, as he said, until those holy men should have finished taking down the Saviour, and before this picture he desired to be buried ; it then decorated the altar of his parish church.

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