London in 1853

London in 1853

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...fast decaying, and were never worth much. It was Wren's intention to have decorated the cupola with the more durable ornament of mosaic work, but in this he was overruled. Observe.--In the choir the beautiful foliage, carved by Grinling Gibbons, and over the entrance to the choir the inscription to Wren (Si monumentum requiris, circumspice), put there by Mylne, architect of Blackfriars Bridge. The organ (1694) was constructed by Bernard Schmydt, the successful candidate against Hams at the Temple. The golden gallery was gilt at the expense of the Earl of Lanesborough, the "sober Laneeborough dancing with the gout" of Pope. Addison, in Spectator No. 50, makes the Indian King suppose that St. Paul's was carved out of a rock. The Monument may be divided into two classes: --monuments to illustrious men, made additionally interesting as fine works of art, and those only interesting from the illustrious persons they are designed to commemorate. Among the works of art, Observe.--Statue of John Howard, the philanthropist, by Bacon, R.A. (cost 1300 guineas, and was the first monument erected in St. Paul's); statue of Dr. Johnson, by Bacon, R.A.; statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Flaxnlan, R.A.; kneeling figure of Bishop Heber, by Chantrey, R.A.; monument to Nelson, by Flaxman, R.A., (the hero's lost arm concealed by the union Jack of England); monument to Lord Cornwallis, opposite, by Rossi, R.A., (the Indian river gods much admired); monument to Sir Ralph Abercrombie, by Sir R. Westmacott, R.A. Among the monuments interesting from the persons they commemorate, Observe.--Monument to Sir John Moore, who fell at Corunna, (Marshal Soult stood before this monument and wept); statue of Lord Heathfield, the gallant defender of Gibraltar; monuments to...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496752
  • 9781236496751