The playfellow, Volum 3

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Charles Knight & Company, 1841
 

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Pàgina 319 - THE ILLUSTRATED COMMENTARY ON THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. Chiefly Explanatory of the Manners and Customs mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures ; and also of the History, Geography, Natural History, and Antiquities ; being a republication of the Notes of the " Pictorial Bible," of a size which will range with the authorised editions of the Sacretl Text.
Pàgina 322 - I pray you, let us satisfy our eyes With the memorials, and the things of fame, That do renown this city.' IT was an afternoon walk for the stranger who thus desired to ' see the reliques' of some ancient Dalmatian town, whose Roman monuments covered a few acres. But London ! in what time shall we visit her
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Pàgina 2 - ... practice of retiring hither ; and their little dwellings stood empty, to be gradually overgrown with green moss and lank weeds, which no hand cleared away. At last a Dutchman, having seen what wonders were done in his own country by good draining, thought he could render this district fit to be inhabited and cultivated : and he made a bargain with the king about it.
Pàgina 2 - B into the ground, and made a swamp of it — a swamp of many miles round the hilly part of the Isle of Axholme. This swamp was long a very dismal place. Fish, and water-birds, and rats inhabited it : and here and there stood the hut of a fowler ; or a peat-stack raised by people who lived on the hills round, and who obtained their fuel from the peat-lands in the swamp. There were also, sprinkled over the district, a few very small houses — cells belonging to the Abbey of St. Mary, at York. To...
Pàgina 322 - ... of looking at the Present through the Past, and at the Past through the Present, requires that our Work shall be wholly different from any which has preceded it. It will neither be a ' Survey ' of London, nor a ' History ' of London. Its arrangement will neither be topographical nor chronological. It will not travel ' with tedious steps and slow...
Pàgina 2 - ... raised by people who lived on the hills round, and who obtained their fuel from the peat-lands in the swamp. There were also, sprinkled over the district, a few very small houses — cells belonging to the Abbey of St. Mary, at York. To these cells some of the monks from St. Mary's had been fond of retiring, in old...
Pàgina 322 - ... the proposed work. We shall publish a Weekly Sheet, devoted, for the most part, to some portion of the great total of London which shall be complete in itself. This subject must necessarily be of no abstract nature — no mere disquisition upon remote and lifeless matters — but something which can be seen, and thus copied for the reader's eye, or made more intelligible by the graphic art. OUR LONDON WILL BE PICTORIAL.
Pàgina 322 - The several artists of eminence who will be engaged upon this undertaking will labour upon a well-defined principle — that of uniting to the imaginative power the strictest fidelity in every detail of Architecture and Costume. In the same spirit will the writers work. The time is past when it was thought that what was accurate could not be amusing ; and in the great subject before us, whether in its modern...

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