Metropolitan Improvements; Or London in the Nineteenth Century: Displayed in a Series of Engravings...

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Jones and Company, 1828 - 172 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 114 - Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed You can send a boy to college but you can't make him think.
Σελίδα 25 - I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, Which melts like kisses from a female mouth, And sounds as if it should be writ on satin, With syllables which breathe of the sweet South, And gentle liquids gliding all so pat in, That not a single accent seems uncouth, Like our harsh northern whistling, grunting guttural, Which we're obliged to hiss, and spit, and sputter all.
Σελίδα 105 - Inigo Jones, the king's chief architect. Of the principal reformers of taste among the learned and noble men of this period, the great LORD CHANCELLOR BACON stands in the foremost rank ; and his published opinions on architecture and gardening, are decisive proofs of the correctness of his taste. His maxim, that houses are built to live in and not to look on, should never be forgotten by the domestic architect ; and his description of a palace, in opposition to such huge buildings as the Vatican,...
Σελίδα 103 - And sometimes he would say thus to them: 'Gentlemen, at London you are like ships in a sea, which show like nothing; but in your country villages you are like ships in a river, which look like great things.'"* He was not content with reproof and exhortation.
Σελίδα 33 - Every man's proper mansion house and home, being the theatre of his hospitality, the seat of self-fruition, the comfortablest part of his own life, the noblest of his son's inheritance, a kind of private princedom; nay, to the possessors thereof, an epitome of the whole world, may well deserve by these attributes according to the degree of the master, to be decently and delightfully adorned.
Σελίδα 18 - Money in premature Mortgages, the sale of improved Ground Rents, and by numerous other devices, by which their Clients make an advantageous use of their money, and the Attorneys create to themselves a lucrative business from the Agreements, Assignments, Leases, Mortgages, Bonds, and other Instruments of Law, which become necessary throughout such complicated and intricate transactions.
Σελίδα 129 - ... parlour, an armoury, a printing office, and private apartments for the residence of officers and servants of the establishment. The principal apartments are on the ground floor, and there is no upper story over the chief offices, which are all lighted from above. In the basement story are numerous rooms, and fire-proof vaults for the conservation of bullion, coin, notes, bills and other securities. THE TEMPLE CHURCH AS RESTORED. This ancient and very beautiful church was founded by the Knights...
Σελίδα 17 - Nash, to whom the public are beholden for the most picturesque improvements that ever were bestowed upon their metropolis, in each of his reports to the commissioners of His Majesty's woods and forests, that we cannot do better than to extract a few of the more important passages. This eminent architect says, that " the artificial causes of the extension of the town...
Σελίδα 131 - In consequence of defects in its construction, which threatened a downfal to a considerable portion of the building, the long room was shored up, the front next the river taken down, and the present river front, which differs much from the preceding elevation, was erected in its stead by Mr. Smirke. The south or river front is four hundred and eighty-eight feet in length, and the east and west fronts, or depth of the building, are each one hundred and seven feet. These three fronts are faced with...
Σελίδα 14 - During the stoppage of the buildings in Cavendish Square, a new chapel and market-place were projected, not only as an inducement for the builders to proceed, but also for the inhabitants of the square and new street. The designs were made by James Gibbs, the architect of the beautiful church of St. Martin in the fields. They were both completed in 1724, but the market-place was not opened for business till 1732, in consequence of the opposition of Lord Craven, who feared that it would abridge the...

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