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Сторінка 85 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion ; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Сторінка 86 - When I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.
Сторінка 129 - Near this place lies Abraham Cowley, " the Pindar, Horace, and Virgil of England ; and the delight, " ornament, and admiration of his age...
Сторінка 209 - Paul's, should be rebuilt from their foundations, with all magnificence; that the bridges, gates, and prisons should be new made, the sewers cleansed, the streets made straight and regular, such as were steep levelled, and those too narrow made wider, markets and shambles removed to separate places. They also enacted, that every house should be built with...
Сторінка 209 - ... beyond the space of seven years. Moreover, care was taken by law to prevent all suits about their bounds. Also, anniversary prayers were enjoined ;* and to perpetuate the memory hereof to posterity, they caused this column to be erected. The work was carried on with diligence, and London is restored ; but whether with greater speed or beauty may be made a question. Three years' time saw that finished which was supposed to be the business of an age.
Сторінка 215 - British empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.
Сторінка 278 - ... feelings of awe and solemnity so much in unison with the sacred character of the edifice. The other windows, with the exception of that above the altar, which will be described in the account of the choir, are of minor importance in point of size and attraction. The east window, in the south aisle, represents the Angel appearing unto the Shepherds with the Annunciation of the Nativity, and the western one depicts the Birth of the Redeemer. The subject of the west window, in the north aisle, is...
Сторінка 131 - It was made by order of the magistrates of Dort, in Holland, and designed by them as a present to Henry VII. but that monarch dying before it was finished, it was set up in Waltham Abbey, where it remained till the dissolution of that monastery, when it was removed to New-Hall, in Essex, then in possession of General Monk, and by him preserved during the civil wars. Some years ago, John...
Сторінка 261 - ... settlement. The building consists of a large quadrangle, one side of which is occupied by a spacious hall, in which is a picture by Holbein, representing the presentation of the charter of the hospital to the corporation of London by king Edward, and some other paintings.
Сторінка 115 - English, setting forth the descent of this gentleman, who is buried in a coffin of lead, at the foot of the pillar to which it is fixed. He was lineally descended from Sir George Herbert, of Swansea, iu Glamorganshire, first Sheriff of that county after the union of the principality of Wales, in 1542. He died September 18, 1715, aged 23, leaving one son, Thomas, then two years old.

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