London and Its Environs: Including Excursions to Brighton, the Isle of Wight, Etc. : Handbook for Travellers

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K. Baedeker, 1879 - 366 páginas
 

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Página 256 - We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
Página 116 - Let him that is a true-born gentleman, And stands upon the honour of his birth, If he suppose that I have pleaded truth, From off this brier pluck a white rose with me. Som. Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer, But dare maintain the party of the truth, Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me.
Página 106 - Death is there associated, not, as in Westminster Abbey and St Paul's, with genius and virtue, with public veneration and with imperishable renown; not, as in our humblest churches and churchyards, with everything that is most endearing in social and domestic charities; but with whatever is darkest in human nature and in human destiny, with the savage triumph of implacable enemies, with the inconstancy, the ingratitude, the cowardice of friends, with all the miseries of fallen greatness and of blighted...
Página 182 - Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it, with what more you may think proper.
Página 196 - Laud be to God ! — even there my life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem ; Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land. — But bear me to that chamber ; there I'll lie ; In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.
Página 116 - Will I upon thy party wear this rose : And here I prophesy ; — This brawl to-day Grown to this faction, in the Temple garden, Shall send, between the red rose and the white, A thousand souls to death and deadly night.
Página 297 - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too...
Página 198 - Punjaub during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 and Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869 , erected in 1882 by his fellow-subjects, British and Indian. — To the right, opposite, is the bronze statue of Sir John Franklin, by Noble, erected by Parliament 'to the great arctic navigator and his brave companions who sacrificed their lives in completing the discovery of the North West Passage AD 1847-48'.
Página 140 - His tendency to the fantastic and grand led him to select the picture with the elephant carrying the candelabra; while his ardent imagination, ever directed to the dramatic, would not be restrained within the limits of the original. Instead of a harmless sheep, which, in Mantegna, is walking by the side of the foremost elephant, Rubens has introduced a lion and a lioness (or rather a tiger) growling angrily at the elephant. Nor is the elephant more peacefully disposed, but, with an expression of...
Página 148 - The transition from death to life is expressed in Lazarus with wonderful spirit, and at the same time with perfect fidelity to Scripture. The grave-clothes, by which his face is thrown into deep shade, vividly excite the idea of the night of the grave, which but just before enveloped him ; the eye looking eagerly from...

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