The English Connoisseur: Containing an Account of Whatever is Curious in Painting, Sculpture, &c. in the Palaces and Seats of the Nobility and Principal Gentry of England, Both in Town and Country. ...

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L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766 - Art


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Page 67 - As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies, And bring all Heaven before mine eyes. And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell, Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew, Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Page 162 - The bloflbm buds, the fountain flows ; " Lo ! to crown thy healthful board, " All that milk and fruits afford.
Page 175 - Tho' lovely foft thy murmurs are, " Thy waters lovely cool and fair. " Flow, gentle ftream, nor let the vain " Thy fmall unfully'd ftores difdain: " Nor let the penfive fage repine, " Whofe latent courfe refembles thine.
Page 27 - Duke, are fully fpecified on the pedeftal of a ftately column, 130 feet in height, on the top of which is a ftatue of the Duke, fituated in the grand avenue. On one fide is the following Infcription, fuppofed to be written by the late Lord Bolinglroke.
Page 157 - Other cascades may possibly have the advantage of a greater descent, and a larger torrent, but a more wild and romantic appearance of water, and at the same time strictly natural, is what I never saw in any place whatever.
Page 170 - HENCE we proceed to the (N 31) ruftic building before-mentioned, a flight and unexpenfive edifice, formed of rough unhewn ftone, commonly called here the Temple of Pan ; having a trophy of the Tibia and Syrinx, and this infcription over the entrance, Pan primus calamosceraconjungere plures Edocuit ; Pan curat oves, oviumque magiftros.
Page 28 - Acquired an Influence Which no Rank, no Authority can give, Nor any Force, but that of...
Page 178 - And while the fight unveils a part. " Let fancy paint the reft. " Let coy referve with coft unite " To grace your wood cr field ; " No ray obtrufive pall the fight, " In aught you paint, or build.
Page 178 - O Venus, Venus here retir'd, My fober vows I pay : Not her on Paphian plains admir'd The bold, the pert, the gay. Not her, whofe amorous leer prevail'd To bribe the Phrygian boy ; Not he.r who, clad in armour fail'd, To fave difaft'rous Troy. Frefh rifing from the foamy tide, She every bofom warms ; While half withdrawn fhe feems to hide, And half reveals, her charms.
Page 167 - Owen scene, with a group of houses on the slope behind, and the horizon well fringed with the wood. Now winding a few paces round the margin of the water, we come to another small bench, which presents the former scene somewhat varied, with the addition of a whited village among trees upon a hill.

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