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" the house was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to ' one's watch,' cannot depreciate the taste that reigns in the whole. The larger court, dignified by picturesque cedars, and the classic scenery of the small court that unites the old and new... "
London, by David Hughson - Page 525
by Edward Pugh - 1809
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Domestic Architecture: Containing a History of the Science, and the ...

Richard Brown (architect.) - 1841 - 342 pages
...the Bibliothèque is rather a diminutive catacomb than a library, in a northern latitude. Yet with these blemishes, and Lord Hervey's wit, who said the...to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch, it cannot depreciate the taste that reigns throughout the whole. The larger court, dignified by picturesque...
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Rambles by Rivers: The Thames, Volumes 1-2

James Thorne - 1847
...Lord Burlington to superintend the erection of his Chiswiek villa. Lord Hervey's ban mot, that " it was too small to inhabit and too large to hang to one's watch-chain," was rendered inapplicable by a late Duke of Devonshire, .who erected two additional wings....
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includes "On modern gardening"

1849
...the ceiling of the corner drawingroom are beyond measure massive, and the ground apartment is rather a diminutive catacomb, than a library in a northern...was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to ones watch, cannot depreciate the taste that reigns in the whole. 1 The larger court, dignified by...
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Anecdotes of painting in England, with some account of the ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1849
...the ceiling of the corner drawingroom are beyond measure massive, and the ground apartment is rather a diminutive catacomb, than a library in a northern...was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one s watch, cannot depreciate the taste that reigns in the whole.1 The larger court, dignified by...
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Pilgrimages to English Shrines

Mrs. S. C. Hall - 1850
...Yicenza,) and originally consisted of the central portion only, of which Lord Hervey remarked, that ' the house was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to a watch.' Wyatt has since added to the buildings. The Duke of Devonshire at present has here a fine...
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England & Wales delineated, by T. Dugdale, assisted by W. Burnett ...

Thomas Dugdale - 1830
...his design ; and this is of such circumscribed proportions that Lord Hervey took occasion to say " the house was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch." Two wings, designed by Wyatt, were added by the late Duke of Devonshire. The central compartment is...
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Pilgrimages to English Shrines

Mrs. S. C. Hall - 1854 - 588 pages
...Vicenza,) and originally consisted of the central portion only, of which Lord Hervey remarked, that ' the house was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to a watch.' Wyatt has since added to the buildings. Tho Duke of Devonshire at present has here a fine...
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Madeline Clare; or, The important secret, Volume 2

Colburn Mayne - 1856
...and snowy arcades, and high green hedges of the classic abode of England's most princely peer. " ' Too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch,' so Lord Hervey described the house before us; yet life might pass happily here!" " It depends on whom...
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Once a Week, Volume 1; Volume 14

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1866
...the paper on the walls or the furniture of the apartment. ONCE A WEEK. [Once a Wrrk , Frt. 10, 1M. these blemishes, and Lord Hervey's wit, who said the...too large to hang to one's watch,' cannot depreciate tlio taste that reigns throughout tlio whole. The larger court dignified by picturesque cedars, and...
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Handbook to the Environs of London: Alphabetically Arranged ..., Part 1

James Thorne - 1876 - 794 pages
...strict adherence to rules and symmetry Yet these blemishes, and Lord Kerrey's wit, who said the. h&u&e was too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to...one's -watch, cannot depreciate the taste that reigns in the whole. The larger court, dignified by picturesque cedars, and the classic scenery of the small...
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