The History of Belvoir Castle: From the Norman Conquest to the Nineteenth Century: Accompanied by a Description of the Present Castle, and Critical Notes of the Paintings,tapestry, Statuary, &c., with which it is Enriched

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R. Tyas, 1841 - Belvoir Castle - 410 pages
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Page 340 - With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise ; which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain...
Page 208 - Painters of history," said he, " make the dead live, and do not begin to live themselves till they are dead. I paint the living, and they make me live...
Page 209 - If ever this nation should produce genius sufficient to acquire to us the honourable distinction of an English School, the name of Gainsborough will be transmitted to posterity, in the history of the Art, among the very first of that rising name.
Page 204 - Without any fixed complaint, his mental faculties unimpaired, his cheerfulness uneclipsed, and with looks serene and benevolent, he expired llth March, 1820, in the eighty-second year of his age. He was buried beside Reynolds, Opie, and Barry, in St. Paul's Cathedral. The pall was borne by noblemen, ambassadors, and academicians ; his two sons and grandson were chief mourners ; and sixty coaches brought up the splendid procession.
Page 291 - If any one saith, that the sacraments of the New Law were not all instituted by Jesus Christ, our Lord; or, that they are more, or less, than seven, to wit, Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Order, and Matrimony; or even that any one of these seven is not truly and properly a sacrament; let him be anathema.
Page 309 - His first wife was a handsome woman, of whom he had been very fond ; there is a print of him and her : he had a son by her, for whom he bought a place in the Six Clerks office, and a daughter, who died a little before he retired to Lambeth.
Page 276 - Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.
Page 311 - She studied art, too, under her new instructor ; and with such success, that almost the first time she was seen in public, she was pointed out as the lady who had painted some of the most lovely miniatures in the Royal Academy Exhibition. Her reputation was made at once ; nothing was talked of but the great youth and the great talent of Mrs. Cosway ; and one-half of the carriages which stopped at her husband's door, contained sitters ambitious of the honours of her pencil.
Page 358 - Bells were a great object of superstition among our ancestors. Each of them was represented to have its peculiar name and virtues, and many are said to have retained great affection for the churches to which they belonged, and where they were consecrated. When a bell was removed from its original and...
Page 64 - Apprehended and carried to Lincoln Jail, after due Examination before sufficient Justices and discreet Magistrates. Joan Flower before her Conviction called for bread and butter, and wished it might never go through her if she were guilty of the Matter she was Accused of; and upon mumbling of it in her Mouth she never spoke more, but fell down and Died, as she was carried to Lincoln Jail, being extremely tormented both in Soul and Body, and was Buried at Ancaster.

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