Pilgrimages to English Shrines

Pilgrimages to English Shrines

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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: ...prudence, added to u frctful temper, involved him in hopeless embarrassment, and shortened his life. i there is much of the repose of ' a country churchyard ' about it; the Thames belts it with its silver girdle, and, when we visited its sanctuary, the setting sun cast a mellow light upon the windows of the church, touching a headstone or an urn, while the shadows trembled on the undulating graves. Like all churchyards it is crowded, and, however reverently we bent our footsteps, it was impossible to avoid treading on the sof the grey stone that marks the resting-place How like the world was that silent churchyard! High and low, rich and poor, mingled together, however desirous to keep apart. The dust of the imperious Duchess of Cleveland found here a grave; while here, too, as if to contrast the pure with the impure, repose Oliver Cromwell; Holland, the actor, the fri aside his ' motley.' Can we wonder at t posterity knows him not; present fame alo t grass of the humble grave, or of one of ' the better order.' the ashes of Mary, daughter of end of David Garrick, here cast he actor's love of applause?--ne is his--the lark's song leaves no record in the air!--Lord Macartney, the famous ambassador to China--a country of which our knowledge was then almost as dim as that we have of the moon--the ambassador rests here, while a Chinese junk is absolutely moored in the very river that murmurs beside his grave. Surely the old place is worthy of a pilgrimage. Loutherbourg, the painter, found n 4------resting-place in its churchyard. Ralph, the historian and political writer, whose histories and politics are now as little read as the Dunciad which held them up to ridicule, is buried space, it is rich in epitaphs, --three...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573943
  • 9781236573940