A Book For A Rainy Day; Or, Recollections Of The Events Of The Last Sixty-six Years

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJohn Thomas Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tayne,* whose name the school retained until its final demolition in 1791 j at which period I remember seeing the large stone balls taken from the brick piers of the gates. Of this house, when a school, I recollect a miserably executed plate by Roberts, probably for some magazine; there is also a quarto plate displaying a knowledge in perspective, engraved by G. T. Parkyns, from a drawing by J. C. Barrow; but the most interesting, and I must consider the most correct, are four drawings made by Michael Angelo Rooker, formerly in my possession, but now in the illustrated copy of Pennant's London in the British Museum. These have enabled me to insert the following description of a few parts of the mansion. The first drawing is a view of the principal and original front of the palace, or manor-house, with other buildings open to the * Mr. Fountayne had one son, afterwards Dean of York, and three daughters, viz., Mrs. Hargrave, Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Metz. Mrs. Hargrave was lately living ; she was the wife of Counsellor Hargrave, and was esteemed a great beauty. Another daughter of Monsieur De la Place married the Rev. Mr. Dyer, brother to the author of " Grongar Hill," to whose nephew, Mr. Dyer the printseller, I am obliged for some parts of the above information. play-ground; it was immediately within the wall on the east side of the road, then standing upon the site of the present Devonshire Mews. This house consisted of an immense body and two wings, a projecting porch in the front, and an enormously deep dormer roof, supported by numerous cantalivers, in the centre of which there was within a very bold pediment, a shield surmounted by foliage with labels below it. The second drawing exhibits the back, or garden front, which consisted of a flat face with a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tayne,* whose name the school retained until its final demolition in 1791 j at which period I remember seeing the large ston...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217147364

ISBN - 13:9780217147361

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