Letters Of Horace Walpole, Earl Of Orford, To Sir Horace Mann (volume 4); His Britannic Majesty's…

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byHorace Walpole

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA* MR. HORACE WALPOLE, STRAWBERRY HILL, NEAR TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX, jfurnfture, pictures, (ZCuriosities, * It has been thought desirable to append here Walpole'a own Account of Strawberry Hill, as it is so frequently mentioned in the course of these Letters, and the treasures it contained are now dispersed. This Collection, it will be recollected, was sold by public auction at Strawberry-Hill, in April, 1842. VOL. IV.--NEW SERIES. 2 11 PREFACE. It will look, I fear, a little like arrogance in a private man to give a printed description of his villa and collection, in which almost every thing is diminutive. It is not, however, intended for public sale; and originally was meant only to assist those who should visit the place. A farther view succeeded; that of exhibiting specimens of Gothic architecture, as collected from standards in cathedrals and chapel-tombs, and showing how they may be applied to chimney-pieces, ceilings, windows, balustrades, loggias, &c. The general disuse of Gothic architecture, and the decay and alterations so frequently made in churches, give prints a chance of being the sole preservatives of that style. Catalogues rauonnes of collections are very frequent in France and Holland; and it is no high degree of vanity to assume for an existing collection an illustration that is allowed to many a. temporary auction: an existing collection,--even that phrase is void of vanity. Having lived, unhappily, to see the noblest school of painting, that this kingdom beheld, transported almost out of the sight of Europe, it would be strange fascination, nay, a total insensibility to the pride of family, and to the moral reflections that wounded pride commonly feels, to expect that a paper fabric and an assemblage of curious trifles,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA* MR. HORACE WALPOLE, STRAWBERRY HILL, NEAR TWICKENHAM, MIDDLESEX, jfurnfture, pictures, (ZCuriosities, * It ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021770400X

ISBN - 13:9780217704007

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