An Historical Description of Westminster Abbey, Its Monuments and Curiosities: Designed Chiefly as a Guide to Strangers

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A.K. Newman, 1827 - 198 pages
 

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Page 92 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherits, shall dissolve ; And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind ! we are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Page 123 - The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, and blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 84 - Do pious marble ! let thy readers know, What they, and what their children owe To Drayton's name, whose sacred dust, We recommend unto thy trust : Protect his memory and preserve his story : Remain a lasting monument of his glory : And when thy ruins shall disclaim To be the treasurer of his name, His name that cannot fade shall be An everlasting monument to tbee.
Page 93 - Peace to thy gentle shade, and endless rest ; Blest in thy genius, in thy love too blest ! And blest, that timely from our scene remov'd, Thy soul enjoys the liberty it lov'd.
Page iv - When I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind. When I read the several dates of the tombs, of some that died yesterday, and some six hundred years ago, I consider that great day when we shall all of us be contemporaries, and make our appearance together.
Page 105 - Wide o'er this breathing world, a Garrick came. Though sunk in death the forms the Poet drew, The Actor's genius bade them breathe anew ; Though, like the bard himself, in night they lay, Immortal Garrick call'd them back to day : And till ETERNITY with power sublime. Shall mark the mortal hour of hoary TIME, SHAKSPEARE and GARRICK like twin stars shall shine, And earth irradiate with a beam divine. It would be an insult to my readers...
Page 106 - Henry III, Ed-ward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Ed-ward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary...
Page 172 - Malcom, Land, rediv. INSCRIPTION ON A MONUMENT ALLUDED TO IN THE SKETCH Here lyes the Loyal Duke of Newcastle, and his Duchess his second wife, by whom he had no issue. Her name was Margaret Lucas, youngest sister to the Lord Lucas of Colchester, a noble family ; for all the brothers were valiant, and all the sisters virtuous.
Page 118 - Sacred to the memory of Major John Andre, who, raised by his merit, at an early period of life, to the rank of Adjutant-General of the British forces in America, and, employed in an important but hazardous enterprise, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his King and Country...
Page 111 - The inscription is answerable to the monument: for instead of celebrating the many remarkable actions he had performed in the service of his country, it acquaints us only with the manner of his death, in which it was impossible for him to reap any honour.

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