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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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Anecdotes of painting in England. [Abridged. Followed by] A catalogue of ...

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1879
...the ceiling of the corner drawing-room are beyond measure massive, and the ground apartment is rather a diminutive catacomb, than a library in a northern...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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London Society, Volume 35

1879
...: He told me,' remarked Mr. Forrest, 'he wanted to have a quiet look at the house Lord Hervey said was " too small to inhabit and too large to hang to one's watch." Chiswick is more truly classic ground to him than you can well imagine. He is in the spirit today,...
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880
...Devonshire a little earthly paradise. The house, notwithstanding Lord Hervey's sarcasm (who said that it was " too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch"), is a worthy monument of the genius and taste of the noble architect. Nowhere in the vicinity of London...
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The prince of Wales's garden-party, and other stories

Charlotte Eliza L. Riddell - 1882
..." He told me," remarked Mr. Forrest, " he wanted to have a quiet look at the house Lord Hervey said was " too small to inhabit and too large to hang to one's watch." Chiswick is more truly classic ground to him than you can well imagine. He is in the spirit to-day,...
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My Reminiscences, Volume 1

Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower - 1883
...house is well known. After seeing it when much smaller than it is at present, he said, ' The house is too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch.' My Lord Hervey, not content with this criticism of Lord Burlington's villa, imitated Martial's lines...
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Horace Walpole: A Memoir; with an Appendix of Books Printed at the ...

Austin Dobson - 1890 - 333 pages
...and Chiswick House, (now the Marquis of Bute's), that famous structure of Kent which Lord Hervey said was ' too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch,' was the residence of Richard, Earl of Burlington. Claremont ' kept so jim ' [neat], was the seat of...
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Horace Walpole A Memoir

Austin Dobson - 1890
...and Chiswick House, (now the Marquis of Bute's), that famous structure of Kent which Lord Hervey said was ' too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch,' was the residence of Richard, Earl of Burlington. Claremont ' kept so jim ' [neat], was the seat of...
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Records and Reminiscences: Selected from "My Reminiscences" and "Old Diaries"

Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower - 1903 - 624 pages
...house is well known. After seeing it when much smaller than it is at present, he said, " The house is too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch." My Lord Hervey, not content with this criticism of Lord Burlington's villa, imitated Martial's lines,...
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Society in the Country House

Thomas Hay Sweet Escott - 1907 - 511 pages
...away the duc ? Hurry, fly after him, bring him back. Though I die to the world, I live for him." " Too small to inhabit and too large to hang to one's watch," was Hervey's well-known description of another among royalty's riverain homes, not less interesting...
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Highways and Byways in Middlesex

Walter Jerrold - 1909 - 400 pages
...was pulled down by the Earl of Burlington, who built a Palladian villa which Lord Hervey described as too small to inhabit, and too large to hang to one's watch ! That of which Lord Hervey made fun, Horace Walpole declared to be " more worth seeing than many fragments...
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