London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of the Metropolis of Great-Britain: Including Sketches of Its Environs, and a Topographical Account of the Most Remarkable Places in the Above County, Volume 4
W. Wilson, 1816
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Page 398 - A small Euphrates through the piece is roll'd, And little finches wave their wings in gold. Two delightful roads, that you would call dusty, supply me continually with coaches and chaises : barges as solemn as barons of the exchequer move under my window ; Richmond Hill and Ham Walks bound my prospect; but, thank God ! the Thames is between me and the Duchess of Queensberry. Dowagers as plenty as flounders inhabit all around, and Pope's ghost is just now skimming under my window by a most poetical...
Page 393 - River passing suddenly and vanishing, as thro' a Perspective Glass. When you shut the Doors of this Grotto, it becomes on the instant, from a luminous Room, a Camera obscura ; on the Walls of which all the objects of the River, Hills, Woods, and Boats, are forming a moving Picture in their visible Radiations: And when you have a mind to light it up, it affords you a very different Scene: it is finished with Shells interspersed with...
Page 683 - Mr. Mickle, the translator of " The Lusiad," and I, went to visit him at this place a few days afterwards. He was not at home ; but having a curiosity to see his apartment, we went in, and found curious scraps of descriptions of animals, scrawled upon the wall with a black lead pencil.
Page 619 - I can answer that (for one whole day) we have had nothing for dinner but mutton-broth, beans and bacon, and a barndoor fowl. Now his lordship is run after his cart, I have a moment left to myself to tell you, that I overheard him yesterday agree with a painter for 200/. to paint his country-hall with trophies of rakes, spades, prongs, &C., and other ornaments, merely to countenance his calling this place a farm...
Page 340 - In this situation, as I could not conquer nature, I submitted entirely to" her, and she made as great fool of me as she had ever done of any woman whatsoever : under pretence of giving me leave to enjoy, she drew me in to suffer the company of my little ones, during eight hours ; and I doubt not whether, in that time, I did not undergo more than in all my distemper.
Page 765 - Januarye, 1599, and in the two and fortyth yeare of the reigne of our fovereigne ladie Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of England, Fraunce and Ireland, defender of the fayth, &c.
Page 618 - I now hold the pen for my Lord Bolingbroke, who is reading your letter between two hay-cocks; but his -attention is somewhat diverted, by casting his eyes on the clouds, not in the admiration of what you say, but for fear of a shower...
Page 394 - Shines a broad mirror through the shadowy cave : Where lingering drops from mineral roofs distil, And pointed crystals break the sparkling rill Unpolish'd gems no ray on pride bestow, And latent metals innocently glow : Approach. Great Nature studiously behold ! And eye the mine without a wish for gold. Approach ; but awful ! lo ! the ^Egerian grot Where, nobly pensive, St.