A New Guide to Blenheim Palace, the Seat of the Duke of Marlborough

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W. Eccles, 1852 - 91 pages
 

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Page 9 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Page 75 - Oh Fortune ! how thy restless wavering state Hath fraught with cares my troubled wit, Witness this present prison, whither fate Could bear me, and the joys I quit.
Page 62 - Opinions where one alone should judge, a Division of Powers where one alone should command. The Disappointment itself did Honour to the Duke. It became the Wonder of Makind how He could do so much under those Restraints which had hindered Him from doing more.
Page 59 - Interests, directed by the Policy, supported by the Arms of that Crown, was placed on the Throne of Spain. King WILLIAM the third beheld this formidable Union of two great, and once rival, Monarchies. At the End of a Life spent in defending the Liberties of Europe, he saw them in their greatest Danger. He provided for their Security in the most effectual Manner. He took the Duke of MARLBOROUGH into his Service. Ambassador...
Page 7 - August, in every year, for ever the inheritors of his grace's honours and titles, should render at Windsor to her majesty, her heirs and successors, one standard, or colours, with three fleur-de-lis painted thereon, as an acquittance for all manner of rents, suits and services due to the crown.
Page 59 - Danger. He provided for their Security in the most effectual Manner. He took the Duke of Marlborough into his Service. " Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary " To the States General of the United Provinces, " The Duke contracted several Alliances, before the Death of King William.
Page 59 - Rcconcil'd various, and even opposite Interests; Acquired an Influence Which no Rank, no Authority can give, Nor any Force, but that of superior Virtue; Became the fixed important Centre Which united, in one common Cause, The principal States of Europe; Who, by military Knowledge, and irresistible Valour, In a long Series of uninterrupted Triumphs, Broke the Power of France, When raised the highest, when exerted the most, Rescued the Empire from Desolation, Asserted and confirmed the Liberties of...
Page 31 - THE SALOON Is a most noble room, in form a parallelogram, rising to the whole height of the building, in the same manner as, and communicating with the Great Hall. Its base is marble ; the four door-cases are also of marble, consisting of pilasters, supporting an arch with shell keystones, within which is a smaller door-way, surmounted by the arms of the first Duke of Marlborough. On the west side of the room are two chimney-pieces : over one is an antique bust of a...
Page 69 - Orange landed in 1686, he was amongst the first who went over to his Highness ; and, in the convention, voted for the vacancy of the throne, and for filling it with the Prince and Princess of Orange. After their being declared -King and Queen...
Page 66 - All was employed, nothing availed against the Resolution of such a General, against the Fury of such Troops. The Battle was bloody. The Event decisive. The Woods were pierced. The Fortifications trampled down. The Enemy fled. The Town was taken. Doway, Bethune, Aire, St. Venant, Bouchain underwent the same Fate in two succeeding Years. Their vigorous Resistance could not save them. The Army of France durst not attempt to relieve them. It seemed preserved to defend the Capital of the Monarchy. The...

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