Transactions. Session Sixth, 1855-56

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W.H. Lizars, 1856 - 201 pages

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Page 162 - The gods confound the man who first found out How to distinguish hours — confound him, too Who in this place set up a sun-dial, To cut and hack my days so wretchedly Into small pieces!
Page 35 - You ascend a flight of oak stairs (carefully, for the porter-husband is polishing his way down from the top, vigorously) by the help of a banister supported by bronzed and gilt rails. Your friend's door opened, admits you to a little hall, in which, when it is shut after you, you feel as much isolated from the world as if you were standing on the mat of the private residence of the honourable Deputy of St. Vitus's. Backlane, near Camber•well Green. Little drawing-rooms, diningroom, study, nursery,...
Page 56 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 34 - At the end of a pretty tesselated passage beside the shop, there is, at the foot of the stairs, a snug little glass case or, lodge. Looking in, you •will usually see a woman in a clean cap knitting a stocking ; a gilt pendule is certain to be ticking on the chimney-piece ; and a clean bed ensconced in an alcove. This woman's husband — always dressed, in the morning, in a cap and a coarse green apron — is one of the trustworthy and serviceable class of domestic hall-keepers, or porters, for...
Page 35 - Little drawing-rooms, dining-room, study, nursery, bed-rooms, kitchen, (and a back-stair leading to it, for servants and tradesmen,) all furnished with an amount of sensible taste highly suggestive to all the Deputies in all Camberwell. And all — horrid idea ! — over a shop. Yet your friend may be an English baronet or a foreign count, with thousands a year, and with some capital horses in a stable close by.
Page 34 - ... trustworthy and serviceable class of domestic hall-keepers, or porters, for which Paris is remarkable. He polishes the stairs, polishes the banisters, polishes every thing he can lay his hands upon, and has generally polished his own manners too. He is shrewd, steady, observant, and can keep his own counsel withal. Every floor pays him a small fixed monthly stipend ; and he is the guardian genius of the whole house. You ask his wife on which floor your friend lives, and she, the portress on duty,...
Page 164 - The beneficent Being who presides over reproduction, who enjoys heavenly dominion and fourfold power, commits the atmosphere by means of Mophtha, the beneficent principle of atmospheric humidity, unto Ammon, most powerful over the lower parts of the world, who by means of an image and appropriate ceremonies, is drawn to the exercising of his power.
Page 162 - I had aught to eat. But nowadays why, even when I have, I can't fall to, unless the sun gives leave. The town's so full of these confounded dials, The greatest part of its inhabitants Shrunk up with hunger, creep along the streets.
Page 89 - ... before we proceed to treat of them, it will be proper to make a few remarks on the distinction between mere house-building, and that high character of composition in the Grecian and Roman orders which is properly styled Architecture ; for though we have now many nobly architectural houses, we are much in danger of having our public edifices debased, by a consideration of what is convenient as a house, rather than what is correct as an architectural design.
Page 24 - Mr. Denison gives the clearest and most rational account of the merits and demerits of all the distinct styles of English Architecture of any which I have yet met with."— Sishop Terrofi Address.

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