Les Delices de Windsore: Or, a Description of Windsor Castle,and the Country Adjacent, ... With Two Views of the Castle, and Other Cutts. To which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Ceremonies of Installation of a Knight of the Garter ...

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Joseph, and Thomas Pote, 1755 - 140 pages
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Page 6 - In this court are also several towers belonging to the officers of the Crown, when the Court is at Windsor, and to the officers of the Order of the Garter.
Page 31 - Bellona, f who the consort came not only to thy bed but to thy fame, she to thy triumph led one captive king,* and brought that son which did the second % bring; then didst thou found that Order (whether love or victory thy royal thoughts did...
Page 3 - The castle is divided into two courts or wards, with a large keep or round tower between, called the Middle Ward, formerly separated from the lower ward by a strong wall and drawbridge. The whole is of a large extent, and contains upwards of twelve acres of land. The upper court or ward is a spacious quadrangle, and contains on the north side the royal apartments and the chapel and hall...
Page 26 - THE KING'S AUDIENCE CHAMBER. On the cieling is represented the re-establiftiment of the Church of England at the Restoration, in the characters of England, Scotland, and Ireland, attended by Faith, Hope, Charity, and the Cardinal Virtues; Religion triumphing over Superstition and Hypocrisy, who are driven by angels from before the church.
Page 12 - Sate meeknefs, heighten'd with majeftick grace ; Such feems thy gentle height, made only proud To be the bafis of that pompous load, Than which, a nobler weight no mountain bears, But Atlas only which fupports the fpheres.
Page 10 - ... front it overlooketh a vale, lying out far and wide, garnished with corn-fields, flourishing with meadows, decked with groves on either side, and watered with the most mild and calm river Thames : behind it arise hills everywhere, neither rongh nor over- high, attired as it were with woods, and even dedicated as it were by nature to hunting and 'game.
Page 31 - At the lower end of the hall is a noble mufic gallery, fupported by flaves, larger than the life, in proper attitudes, faid to reprefent a father and his three fons, taken prifoners by the Black Prince in his wars abroad. Over this gallery on the lower compartment of the cieling is the collar of the order of the garter fully difplayed.
Page 14 - The royal apartments in the castle are on the north side, and commonly go under the name of the STAR BUILDING, from the garter and star largely displayed in gold in the middle of the building, on the outside next to the Terrace.

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