The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 6

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Joseph Shackell, 1831 - Great Britain
 

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Page 137 - ... higher than another, in proportion as they approach the centre. A spectator, who has not heard this account of it, would think this circular mount was not only a real one, but that it had been actually scooped out of that hollow space which I have before mentioned. I never yet met with any one, who has walked in this garden, who was not struck with that part of it which I have here mentioned.
Page 314 - So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.
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Page 136 - It must have been a fine genius for gardening that could have thought of forming such an unsightly hollow into so beautiful an area...
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