An Historical Account of the Curiosities of London and Westminster ...

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Newbery and Carnan, 1769 - Cathedrals - 80 pages
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Page 112 - Thee I revisit safe, And feel thy sovran vital lamp ; but thou Revisit'st not these eyes, that roll in vain To find thy piercing ray, and find no dawn ; So thick a drop serene hath quenched their orbs, Or dim suffusion veiled.
Page 150 - Poets' lays, Due to his merit, and brave thirst of praise. Living, great Nature fear'd he might outvie Her works ; and dying, fears herself may die.
Page 118 - OF manners gentle, of affections mild ; In wit, a man ; simplicity a child : With native humour temp'ring virtuous rage, Form'd to delight at once, and lash the age: Above temptation in a low estate, And uncorrupted ev'n among the great : A safe companion, and an easy friend, Unblam'd thro
Page 146 - Statefman, yet friend to truth ! of foul fincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear ! Who broke no promife, ferv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who loft no friend ; Ennobled by himfelf, by all approv'd, Prais'd, wept, and honour'd, by the Mufe he lov'd.
Page 32 - Matthew is diftinguifhed by an Angel, St. Mark by a Lion, St. Luke by an Ox, and St. John by an Eagle.
Page 41 - But the next morning, waking out of a good sleep, though he was exceedingly perplexed with the lively representation of all particulars to his memory, he was willing...
Page 173 - This Duchess was a wise, witty, and learned lady, which her many Bookes do well testify : she was a most virtuous, and loving and careful wife, and was with her lord all the time of his banishment and miseries, and when he came home, never parted from him in his solitary retirements.
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Page 40 - Amongst the rest there was one, which was upon a better foundation of credit than' usually such discourses are founded upon. There was an officer in the king's wardrobe in Windsor castle, of a good reputation for honesty and discretion, and then about the age of fifty years, or more. This man had, in his youth, been bred in a school, in the parish where sir George Villiers, the father of the duke, lived, and had been much cherished and obliged, in that season of his age, by the said sir George, whom...

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