A guide to Burghley house, Northamptonshire [by T. Blore].

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John Drakard, ..., and sold by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; and Nichols and Son, London, 1815 - Antiques - 80 pages

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Page 215 - A pale Roman nose, a head of hair loaded with crowns and powdered with diamonds, a vast ruff, a vaster fardingale and a bushel of pearls are the features by which everybody knows at once the pictures of Queen Elizabeth.
Page 68 - When we had got within half a league of Moulines, at a little opening in the road leading to a thicket, I discovered poor Maria sitting under a poplar; — she was sitting with her elbow in her lap, and her head leaning on one side within her hand.
Page 217 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions . of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 79 - Prophet of truth; but his own disciples call him the Son of God. He raiseth the dead, and cureth all manner of diseases.
Page 177 - A beggar rose from his hand the patriarch of poverty ; the hump of his dwarf is impressed with dignity; his women are moulds of generation; his Infants teem with the man ; his men are a race of giants. This is the ' Terribil Via' hinted at by Augustine Caracci.
Page 212 - ... he was so exact, that the distinct species of every tree might readily be distinguished. Among several of his performances in that manner of painting, one was on the four walls of a magnificent saloon at Rome, belonging to a nobleman named Mutius, the height of th« wall being very considerable.
Page 69 - She had superadded likewise to her jacket, a pale green riband, which fell across her shoulder to the waist ; at the end of which hung her pipe. Her goat had been as faithless as her lover ; and she had got a little dog in lieu of him, which she had kept tied by a string to her girdle : as I looked at her dog, she drew him towards her with the string.
Page 256 - None ever like Rembrandt knew how to improve an accident into a beauty, or give importance to a trifle. If ever he had a master he had no followers ; Holland was not made to comprehend his power. The succeeding school...
Page 98 - The common cares that nourish life forego. Not thus did Niobe, of form divine, A parent once, whose sorrows equall'd thine...
Page 42 - Scipio appears to them, und lends in his prisoner into their presence. The Romans, as noble as they were, seemed to allow themselves a little too much triumph over the conquered; therefore, as Scipio approached, they all threw themselves on their knees, except the lover of the lady ; but Scipio, observing in him a manly sullenness, was the more inclined to favour him, and spoke to him in these words : ' It is not the manner of the Romans to use all the power they justly may: we fight not to ravage...

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