Leicester square; its associations and its worthies. With a sketch of Hunter's scientific character and works, by R. Owen
1874 - 495 pages
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Page 215 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 236 - To eat Westphalia ham in a morning; ride over hedges and ditches on borrowed hacks; come home in the heat of the day with a fever, and (what is worse a hundred times) with a red mark on the forehead from an uneasy hat; all this may qualify them to make excellent wives for fox-hunters, and bear abundance of ruddycomplexioned children.
Page 29 - In 1616 he was made a knight of the bath at the creation of Charles prince of Wales. In...
Page 26 - Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 284 - But though it gave somewhat more scope for the fancy, it was still but a less kind of drudgery; and as I could not bring myself to act like some of my brethren, and make it a sort of manufactory to be carried on by the help of backgrounds and drapery painters, it was not sufficiently profitable to pay the expenses my family required.
Page 200 - His carriage then was very meek, sedate, and humble, never seemingly angry, of profound thought, his countenance mild, pleasant, and comely.
Page 286 - I have endeavoured to treat my subjects as a dramatic writer ; my picture is my stage, and men and women my players, who, by means of certain actions and gestures, are to exhibit a dumb show.
Page 237 - As soon as they can wipe off the sweat of the day, they must simper an hour and catch cold in the Princess's apartment ; from thence (as Shakspeare has it) to dinner, with what appetite they may ; and after that, till midnight, work, walk, or think, which they please.
Page 183 - He has a most unaffected modesty, and does scarcely bear the acknowledgments that all the world pay him : he descends to an easy equality with those with whom he converses ; and seems to assume nothing to himself, while he reasons with others...
Page 319 - Are aptly join'd; where parts on parts depend, Each made for each, as bodies for their soul, So as to form one true and perfect whole; Where a plain story to the eye is told, Which we conceive the moment we behold, — Hogarth unrivall'd stands, and shall engage Unrivall'd praise to the most distant age.