Nelsons' guide to the environs of London
Nelson, 1858 - 48 pages
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Page 26 - our astronomical observer" at a salary of £100 per annum, his duty being "forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 24 - Joachim— are scien on the left breast, as Nelson habitually wore them ; which disproves the story that he purposely adorned himself with his decorations on going into battle ! The course of the fatal ball is shown by a hole over the left shoulder, and part of the^paulette is torn away ; which agrees with Dr.
Page 40 - ... the colonnade, leading from the railway station to the wings, gives a total length of 3,476 feet, or nearly three-quarters of a mile of ground covered with a transparent roof of glass. The...
Page 15 - ... Elizabeth; here James I. held his court and famous meeting of controversialists; here Charles I. was immured as a state prisoner, and took leave of his children; here was celebrated the marriage of Cromwell's daughter and Lord Falconberg; here Charles II. sojourned occasionally with his dissolute courtiers; here lived William and Mary after the revolution of 1688; and here, till the reign of George II., royal courts were sometimes held.
Page 24 - Nelson habitually wore them ; which disproves the story that he purposely adorned himself with his decorations on going into battle ! The course of the fatal ball is shown by a hole over the left shoulder, and part of the epaulette is torn away ; which agrees with Dr. Sir William Beattie's account of Lord Nelson's death, and with the fact that pieces of the bullion and pad of the epaulette adhered to the ball, which is now in Her Majesty's possession. The coat and waistcoat are stained in several...
Page 15 - Edward VI. was born; here were held the masques, mummeries, and tournaments of Philip and Mary, and Elizabeth; here James I. held his court and famous meeting of controversialists; here Charles I. was immured as a state prisoner, and took leave of his children; here was celebrated the marriage of Cromwell's daughter and Lord Falconberg; here Charles II.
Page 40 - These throw fine shadows, and take away from the continuous surface of plain glass walls : whilst the whole general arrangement of the exterior — the roofs of the side aisles rising step-like to the circular roof of the nave, — the interposition of low square towers at the junction of the nave and transepts, — the open galleries towards the garden front, the long wings stretching forth on either side, produce a play of light and shade, and break the building into parts, which, without in any...
Page 40 - Behind the tunnel, and still towards the west, the declivity of the ground is met by means of brick piers of the heights necessary to raise the foundation pieces of the columns to the level at which they rest on the summit of the hill. The building consists, above the basement floor, of a grand central nave, two side aisles, two main galleries, three transepts, and two wings.
Page 24 - It is related that, in consequence of the length of time he had to lie on his back painting the ceiling, the artist could never afterwards sit upright. In the smaller apartment are shown several models of...
Page 13 - ... serve as patterns for tapestry; they were painted about the year 1520, and the tapestry was executed at the famous manufactory at ARRAS, in Flanders ; the subjects are — the death of Ananias — Elymas the sorcerer — the lame man restored by Peter and John — the miraculous draught of fishes — Paul and Barnabas at Lystra — Paul preaching at Athens — Christ's charge to Peter. The ante-room- the portrait gallery— the Queen's staircase — the Queen's guard chamber — the ante-room...