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Page 221 - The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined; Thou wouldst have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the osier wand In many a freakish knot had twined; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Page 302 - Gothic Ornaments illustrative of Prior Birde's Oratory, in the Abbey Church, Bath.
Page 152 - His palaces here, even those which remain unfinished, display a taste chastened by the study of ancient art. Their beauty originates in the design, and is never superinduced by ornament* Their elevations enchant you , not by the length and altitude , nor by the materials and sculpture, but by the Consummate felicity of their proportions , by the harmonious distribution of solid and void , by that happy. something between flat...
Page 361 - Dry rot is a misnomer. This disease in timber ought to be designated a decomposition of wood by its own internal juices, which have become vitiated for want of a free circulation of air.
Page 486 - Next, a pleasant prospect is to be respected. A medley view, such as of water and land at Greenwich, best entertains the eyes, refreshing the wearied beholder with exchange of objects. Yet I know a more profitable prospect, where the owner can only see his own land round about.
Page 297 - The curious result is a style in which the horizontal and vertical lines equally predominate, and which, while it wants alike the lateral extension and repose of the Grecian, and the lofty upward tendency and pyramidal majesty of the Gothic, is yet replete with many an interesting and valuable architectural lesson.
Page 460 - The appearances of the children thus detained by sickness indicated a marked difference in their condition as to health." One of the evils of ignorance is, that we often sin and suffer the punishment, without being aware that we are sinning, and that it is in our power to escape the suffering by avoiding the sin.
Page 488 - ... thee up till it hath cost thee something to confute them. The spirit of building first possessed people after the flood, which then caused the confusion of languages, and since of the estate of many a man.
Page 237 - The mode in which the application of the solution takes place, is in a tank similar to the model on the table. They are constructed of different dimensions, from 20 to 80 feet in length, 6 to 10 in breadth, and 3 to 8 in depth. The timber to be prepared is placed in the tank, and secured by a cross beam to prevent its rising to the surface. — The wood being thus secured, the solution is then admitted from the cistern above, and for a time all remains perfectly still.