Stowe, a Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable George Grenville Nugent Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham: One of the Four Tellers of His Majesty's Exchequer : Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and Also a Separate Plan of the House, and of Each Building, with Perspective Views of the Same
B. Seeley. Sold also by Messrs. Fielding and Walker ... London; and Mr. Hodgkinson ... at Stowe, 1780 - 39 pages
A new edition, with all the alterations and improvements ... Buckingham: Printed and sold by B. Seeley. Sold also by Messrs. Fielding and Walker ... London; and Mr. Hodgkinson ... at Stowe, MDCCLXXX . Ill. include "prints drawn in perspective by B. Seeley ... also a plan of the house and offices, and plans of the buildings in the gardens" by W. Fairchild. Dedication signed: B. Seeley. Internal plates matching text numbered I-XI.
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Page 22 - John Milton : whose sublime and unbounded genius equalled a subject that carried him beyond the limits of the world. 'William Shakespeare: whose excellent genius opened to him the whole heart of man, all the mines of fancy, all the stores of Nature ; and gave him power, beyond all other writers, to move, astonish, and delight mankind.
Page 23 - SIR ISAAC NEWTON, whom the God of Nature made to comprehend his Works ; and from fimple Principles, to difcover the Laws never known before, and to explain the Appearance never underftood, of this ftupendous Univerfe.
Page 24 - SIR WALTER RALEIGH, A valiant Soldier, and an able Statesman ; who endeavouring to rouse the spirit of his master, for the honour of his country, against the ambition of Spain, fell a sacrifice to the influence of that court, whose arms he had vanquished, and whose designs he opposed.
Page 7 - Country, where he finifh'd his earthly Race, And died an Honour and an Example to the whole Species, Reader, This Stone is guiltlefs of Flattery, for he to whom it is infcrib'd was not a Man, •
Page 24 - ... the strength of his country, by reducing the interest of the national debt; which he proposed to the House of Commons in the year 1737, and, with the assistance of Government, carried into effect in the year 1750, on terms of equal justice to Particulars and to the State; notwithstanding all the impediments which private interest could oppose to public spirit.
Page 22 - Alexander Pope: who, uniting the correctness of judgment to the fire of genius, by the melody and power of his numbers, gave sweetness to sense, and grace to philosophy. He employed the pointed brilliancy of wit, to chastise the vices, and the eloquence of poetry, to exalt the virtues of human nature ; and, being without a rival in his own age, imitated and translated, with a spirit equal to the originals, the best poets of antiquity.
Page 24 - Wales, the Terror of Europe, the Delight of England; who preferved, unaltered in the Height of Glory and Fortune, his natural Gentlenefs and Modefty.
Page 4 - FIDO, An Italian of good Extraction ; Who came into England, Not to bite us, like moft of his Countrymen, But to gain an honefl Livelihood, He hunted not after Fame, Yet acquired it; Regardlefs of the Praife of his Friends, But moft fenfible of their Love. Tho' he liv'd amongft the Great, He neither learnt nor flatter'd any Vice.
Page 22 - ALEXANDER POPE, Who uniting the correctness of judgment to the fire of Genius, by the melody and power of his numbers, gave sweetness to sense, and grace to philosophy. He employed the pointed brilliancy of wit to chastise the vices, and the eloquence of poetry to exalt the virtues...