The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq; With Notes and Illustrations Volume 6

The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq; With Notes and Illustrations Volume 6

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...that we should never be over eager for any thing, either in our pursuits, or our prayers; least what we endeavour to ask too violently for our interest, should be granted us by Providence, only in order to our ruin. The bas-reliefs and little squares above, are all episodical paintings of the same story: and the largeness of the whole has admitted of a sure remedy against any decay of the colours from saltpetre in the wall, by making another of oak laths four inches within it, and so primed over like a picture. From a wide landing-place on the stair's head, a great double door opens into an apartment of the same dimensions with that below, only three foot higher: notwithstanding which, it would appear too low, if the higher saloon had not been divided from it. The first room of this floor has within it a closet of original pictures, which yet are not so entertaining as the delightful prospect from the windows. Out of the second room a pair of great doors give entrance into the saloon, which is thirty-five foot high, thirty-six broad, and forty-five long. In the midst of its roof a round picture of Gentileschi, eighteen foot in diameter, represents the muses playing in consort to Apollo, lying along on a cloud to hear them. The rest of the room is adorned with paintings relating to arts and sciences; and underneath divers original pictures hang all in good lights, by the help of an upper row of windows, which drown the glaring. Much of this seems appertaining to parade, and therefore I am glad to leave it to describe the rest, which is all for conveniency. As first, a covered passage from the kitchen without doors; and another down to the cellars, and all the offices within. Near this a large and lightsome back-stairs leads up to such an entry...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655664X
  • 9781236556646