London: what to See, and how to See it

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H.G.Clarke & Company, 1851 - 208 стор.

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Сторінка 49 - There Handel strikes the strings, the melting strain Transports the soul, and thrills through every vein ; There oft I enter, (but with cleaner shoes,) For Burlington's belov'd by every Muse.
Сторінка 50 - Even in the midst of gilded palaces. And in your towns, that prospect gives delight, Which opens round the country to our sight. Men to the good, from which they rashly fly, Return at last ; and their wild luxury Does but in vain with those true joys contend, Which nature did to mankind recommend.
Сторінка 19 - June, 1790, a victim to the perilous and benevolent attempt to ascertain the cause of, and find an efficacious remedy for, the plague. He trod an open but unfrequented path to immortality, in the ardent and unremitted exercise of Christian charity. May this tribute to his fame excite an emulation of his truly glorious achievements.
Сторінка 44 - Kent, before the middle of the 1 3th century. It afterwards devolved to the archbishop of York, whence it received the name of York-place, and continued to be the town residence of the archbishops, till purchased by Henry VIII. of Cardinal Wolsey, in 1530. At this period it became the residence of the court; but in 1697...
Сторінка 173 - 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 19 - The names of the several Chapels, beginning from the south cross, and so passing round to the north cross, are in order as follows : — 1 . St. Benedict ; 2. St. Edmund ; 3. St. Nicholas; 4. Henry VII. ; 5. St. Paul; 6. St. Edward the Confessor ; 7. St. Erasmus ; 8. Islip's Chapel, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist ; 9. St. John, St. Michael, and St. Andrew. The three last are now laid together.
Сторінка 39 - As by their choice collections may appear, Of what is rare, in land, in sea, in air ; Whilst they (as Homer's Iliad in a nut) A world of wonders in one closet shut : These famous Antiquarians, that had been Both gardeners to the Rose and...
Сторінка 173 - For that he persuaded the wealthy to put up the money for an institution under royal patronage 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 applications of Science to the common Purposes of Life.
Сторінка 169 - for the purpose of supporting and educating the children of soldiers, sailors, and marines, natives of Scotland, who have died or been disabled in the service of their country, and of indigent Scotch parents resident in London, not entitled to parochial relief.
Сторінка 30 - ... decoration of a whole city in prospect, not only to be justified, but admired. That which we have just mentioned is beyond question as perfect as human imagination can contrive or execute, and till we see it outdone, we shall hardly think it to be equalled.

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