An historical account of the curiosities of London and Westminster [by D. Henry].

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Сторінка 126 - ... thus titled — Divinity, Chronology, Optics, and Phil : Prin : Math : and pointing to a scroll supported by winged cherubs. Over him is a large globe, projecting from a pyramid behind, whereon is delineated the course of the comet in 1680, with the signs, constellations, and planets. On the globe sits the figure of Astronomy, with her book closed.
Сторінка 121 - Her name was Margaret Lucas, youngest sister to the Lord Lucas of Colchester, a noble family ; for all the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters virtuous.
Сторінка 111 - His titles he not only deserved, but adorned; his virtues are manifest in his good works, which had never dazzled the public eye, if they had not been too bright to be concealed ; and as to his fame...
Сторінка 42 - Time, gradually raising her up : at her side is a woman touching her with one hand, whilst a winged sceptre in the other directs her to regard the goddesses in the clouds ; one with a cornucopia, denoting Plenty ; the other with a palm branch, the emblem of Peace. At her feet is a bee-hire, showing, that by industry and application the greatest misfortunes are to be overcome.
Сторінка 92 - The Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, by an Order of the Great and General Court, bearing Date Feb. 1, 1759, caused this Monument to be erected to the Memory of George Augustus, Lord Viscount Howe, Brigadier...
Сторінка 30 - PAUL'S CONVERSION, carved by Mr. liird, in relief, on the pediment of the principal front; for this he received 650/. ; the majestic figure of St. Paul on the apex of the pediment, with St. Peter on his right, and St. James on his left...
Сторінка 43 - In the year of Christ, 1666, the 2d day of September, eastward from hence, at the distance of 202 feet, the height of this column, a terrible fire broke out about midnight; which, driven on by a strong wind, not only wasted the adjacent parts, but also very remote places, with incredible noise and fury. It consumed eightynine churches, the city gates, Guildhall, many public structures, hospitals, schools, libraries, a vast number of stately edifices...
Сторінка 121 - This Duchess was a wise, witty, and learned lady, which her many Bookes do well testify : she was a most virtuous, and loving and careful wife, and was with her lord all the time of his banishment and miseries, and when he came home, never parted from him in his solitary retirements.
Сторінка 87 - man, Edward, Earl' of Sandwich, to whom he had the honour ' to be related, and whose heroic virtues he was ambitious to ' imitate. He was the eldest son of John Creed, of Oundell, ' Esq., and Elizabeth, his wife, only daughter of Sir Gilbert ' Pickering, Bart., of Titmarsh, in Northamptonshire.
Сторінка 119 - Chagre ; and at Carthagena conquered as far as naval force could carry victory. After these services he retired without place or title,' from the exercise of public to the enjoyment of private virtue.

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