Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham, ... Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and Also a Separate Plan of Each Building, ...

Front Cover
John Rivington; B. Seeley in Buckingham; and T. Hodgkinson at Stowe, 1766 - 44 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

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 23 - 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 17 - Great he neither learnt nor flatter'd any Vice. He was no Bigot, Tho' he doubted of none of the 39 Articles.
Page 25 - Sir WALTER RALEIGH, a valiant Soldier, and an able Statefman ; who endeavouring to roufe the Spirit of his Mafter, for the Honour of his Country, againft the Ambition of Spain, fell a Sacrifice to the Influence of that Court, whofe Arms he had vanquiflied, and whofe Defigns he oppofed.
Page 23 - Pholofophers, underftood the Powers of the Human Mind, the Nature, End, and Bounds of Civil Government; and with equal Courage and Sagacity, refuted the flavifh Syftems of ufurped Authority over the Rights, the Confciences, or the Reafon of Mankind.
Page 17 - Tho' he doubted of none of the 39 Articles. And, if to follow Nature, and to refpecl the Laws of Society, be Philofophy, he was a perfect Philofopher; a faithful Friend, an agreeable Companion, a loving Hufband, diftinguifh'd by a numerous Offspring, all which he lived to fee take good Courfes.
Page 17 - Where he finifli'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, But a GREY-HOUND. The SHELL-BRIDGE. The CHINESE HOUSE "Hands on a large Piece-of '
Page 22 - Britain e'er deplor'd A Lofs, like that thefe plaintive Lays record ; Such fpotlefs Honour, fuch ingenuous Truth, Such ripen'd Wifdom in the Bloom of Youth ! So mild, fo gentle, fo compos'da Mind, To fuch Heroic Warmth and Courage join'd ! He too, like...
Page 25 - Queen ELIZABETH, who confounded the Projects, and deftroyed the Power that threatened to opprefs the Liberties of Europe ; fhook off the Yoke of Ecclefiaftical Tyranny ; reftored Religion from the Corruptions of Popery; and by a wife, a moderate, and a popular Government, gave Wealth, Security, and Refpect to England. King WILLIAM III. •who, by his Virtue and Conftancy...
Page 22 - ... ingenuous truth, Such ripen'd wisdom in the bloom of youth! So mild, so gentle, so compos'da mind, To such heroic warmth and courage join'd ! He too, like SIDNEY, nurs'd in learning's arms, For nobler war forsook her peaceful charms; Like him, possess'd of every pleasing art, The secret wish of every virgin's heart; Like him, cut off in youthful glory's pride, He, unrepining for his country dy'd.

Bibliographic information