The Portfolio: Monographs on Artistic Subjects..., Випуски 40 – 43

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Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Seeley, 1899

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Сторінка 14 - THE lowest, and at the same time the most expeditious, court of justice known to the law of England...
Сторінка 62 - Europe, as not long before repaired by the late king) now rent in pieces, flakes of vast stone split asunder, and nothing remaining entire but the inscription in the architrave, showing by whom it was built, which had not one letter of it defaced.
Сторінка 62 - ... carts, &c., carrying out to the fields, which for many miles were strewed with moveables of all sorts, and tents erecting to shelter both people and what goods they could get away.
Сторінка 62 - ... demolition beyond all expression for several miles about the country. At my return I was infinitely concerned to find that goodly church St. Paul's now a sad ruin, and that beautiful portico (for structure comparable to any in Europe, as not long before...
Сторінка 63 - This Tower is a citadel to defend or command the city; a royal palace for assemblies or treaties; a prison of state for the most dangerous offenders; the only place of coinage for all England at this time ; the armoury for warlike provision ; the treasury of the ornaments and jewels of the crown; and general conserver of the most records of the king's courts of justice at Westminster.
Сторінка 14 - For whan ther any riding was in Chepe, Out of the shoppe thider wold he lepe, And til that he had all the sight ysein, And danced wel, he wold not come agein; And gadred him a meinie of his sort, To hoppe and sing, and maken swiche disport: And ther they setten steven for to mete To plaien at the dis in swiche a strete.
Сторінка 8 - Spain's rod, Rome's ruin, Netherlands relief, Heaven's gem, Earth's joy, World's wonder, Nature's chief, Britain's blessing, England's splendour, Religion's nurse, and Faith's defender.
Сторінка 62 - Stationers, and carried thither for safety, they were all consum'd, burning for a weeke following. It is also observable that the lead over the altar at the East end was untouch'd, and among the divers monuments, the body of one Bishop remain'd intire.
Сторінка 62 - ... but crying out and lamentation, running about like distracted creatures, without at all attempting to save even their goods : such a strange consternation there was upon them...
Сторінка 62 - God grant mine eyes may never behold the like, who now saw above 10,000 houses all in one flame ! The noise and cracking and thunder of the impetuous flames, the shrieking of women and children, the hurry of people, the fall of towers, houses, and churches, was like a hideous storm; and the air all about so hot and inflamed, that at the last one was not able to approach it, so that they were forced to stand still, and let the flames burn on, which they did, for near two miles in length and one in...

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