The stranger's guide to Hampton-court palace and gardens

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Стр. 58 - Awake, my St. John! leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot; Or garden tempting with forbidden fruit.
Стр. 43 - He surpassed all modern painters, because he possessed more of the excellent parts of painting than any other : and it is believed that he equalled the ancients, excepting only that he designed not naked bodies with so much learning as Michael Angelo ; but his gusto of design is purer, and much better. He painted not with so good, so full, and so graceful a manner as Correggio : nor has he any thing of the contrast...
Стр. 27 - Hes teares in sylence, and my sighes unknowne, Are all the physicke that my harmes redresse. My onely...
Стр. 7 - Lord's friends, to make preparation ; also they sent for all the expert cookes and cunnyng persons in the art of cookerie which were within London or elsewhere, that might be gotten to beautify this noble feast ; the purveiors provided, and my Lord's friends sent in such provision as one would wonder to have seen. The cookes wrought both day and night with suttleties and many crafty devices, where lacked neither gold, silver, nor other costly thing meet for their purpose...
Стр. 9 - Anon came up the second course with so many dishes, subtleties, and curious devices, which were above a hundred in number, of so goodly proportion and costly, that I suppose the Frenchmen never saw the like.
Стр. 8 - ... in the chimney, and all other things necessary for the furniture of so noble a feast Now was all things in a readiness, and supper time at hand.
Стр. 7 - The cookes wrought both day and night with suttleties and many craftie devices, where lacked neither gold, silver, nor other costly thing meet for their purpose ; the yeomen and groomes of the wardrobe were busied in hanging of the chambers, and furnishing the same with beds of silk and other furniture in every degree ; then my Lord Cardinall sent me (Mr.
Стр. 56 - ... arrive at the fountain and oval basin, which contains some very fine gold and silver fish, and have a full view of the east front with its embellishments. After passing the Palace, we come to the Royal Tennis-court, said to be the finest in England. On passing the Tennis-court, we come to a door which leads into what is called the Wilderness, a space of ground that was planted with trees and shrubs by King William III., so as to hide the buildings and irregularities of the northern side of the...
Стр. 8 - ... readiness, and supper tyme at hand, the principal officers caused the trumpetters to blow to warne to supper ; the officers discreetly went and conducted these noblemen from their chambers, into the chambers where they should suppe, and caused them there to sit downe, and that done, their service came up in such abundance...
Стр. 26 - A pale Roman nose, a head of hair loaded with crowns, and powdered with diamonds, a vast ruff, a vaster fardingale, and a bushel of pearls, are the features by which everybody knows at once the pictures of Elizabeth.

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