Gentleman's Magazine Library: Cambridgeshire. Cheshire. Cornwall. Cumberland

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E. Stock, 1892 - England
 

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Page 201 - ... was to Padstow, whither he set forward, dressed as usual in a boy's plain short jacket, and carrying with him all proper apparatus for portrait painting. Here, among others, he painted the whole household of the ancient and respectable family of Prideaux, even to the dogs and cats of the family. He remained so long absent from home, that some uneasiness began to arise on his account, but it was dissipated by his returning, dressed in a handsome coat, with very long skirts, laced ruffles, and...
Page 37 - They shall not be ashamed in the evil time : and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
Page 289 - Pembroke, &c., for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616.
Page 30 - In the months of January, February, and March, to beguile the long evenings, they amuse themselves with exhibiting public plays, which they perform with so much elegance, such graceful action, and such command of voice, countenance, and gesture, that if Plautus, Terence, or Seneca, were to come to life again, they would admire their own pieces, and be better pleased with them than when they were performed before the people of Rome; and Euripides, Sophocles, and Aristophanes, would be disgusted at...
Page 289 - This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother...
Page 299 - The horrid projection of vast promontories, the vicinity of the clouds, the thunder of the explosions in the slate quarries, the dreadful solitude, the distance of the plain below, and the mountains heaped on mountains that were piled around us, desolate and waste, like the ruins of a world which we only had survived, excited such ideas of horror as are not to be expressed.
Page 278 - From hence I got to the Parsonage a little before sun-set, and saw in my glass a picture, that if I could transmit to you, and fix it in all the softness of its living colours, would fairly sell for a thousand pounds.
Page 38 - Underneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die; Which when alive did vigour give To as much beauty as could live.
Page 189 - ... of that land, placed for loyal and learned nurture in the palace of the King, and so called the children of his house ! Of these Morwenna was one. She grew up wise, learned, and holy, above her generation ; and it was evermore the strong desire of her soul to bring the barbarous and pagan people, among whom she dwelt, to the Christian Font. Now, so it was, that when as Morwenna had grown up to saintly womanhood, there was a King of Saxon England, nnd Ethehvolf was his noble name.

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