The Royal Windsor Guide,with a Brief Account of Eton,Virgina Water and the Surrounding Neighbourhood

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J.B.Brown, 1841 - 76 pages
 

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Page 29 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 18 - Here hills and vales, the woodland and the plain, Here earth and water seem to strive again ; Not chaos-like together crush'd and bruis'd, But, as the world, harmoniously confus'd : Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree.
Page 41 - It would be foreign to the purpose of the present work to give a detailed history of the College of St. George. It was incorporated by Edward III. soon after the institution of the Order of the Garter, and was endowed...
Page 22 - Servant to the late Princess Amelia, And this tablet to be erected In testimony of His grateful sense of The faithful service And attachment of An amiable young woman To his beloved daughter, Whom she survived only three months ; She died the 19th of February, 1811, Aged 31 years.
Page 52 - Wyatville ; in form, it is a flat Gothic arch, and the ribs or mouldings which divide its compartments spring from corbels on the walls. The entire ceiling is divided into thirteen bays, each of which is subdivided into twentyfour smaller ones ; and these contain each two shields, emblazoned with the armorial bearings of all the Knights of the Garter, from the institution of the Order down to the present time, a lapse of nearly 500 years.
Page 37 - In the xxxiiid year of his age. This Monument was erected by the officers of the Regiment, In which he had served more than fifteen years, In testimony of their high veneration. for His distinguished military merit, And of their sincere regret for the Loss of a companion, So long endeared to their affections by his Amiable manners and private virtues.
Page 26 - ... sword, mantle, helmet, and crest of each knight ; above these is the banner on which are his armorial bearings, and at the back of the seat an engraved brass plate records his name, style, and titles. The stall of the sovereign is distinguished by a canopy and curtains of purple velvet, embroidered with gold fringe ; on the pedestals of the stalls the life of our Saviour is represented in rich carved work, and on those under the organ gallery are the adventures of St.
Page 37 - Buile was born at Geneva, and died at Windsor Castle on the 30th of October, 1818, aged 82. His remains are deposited in this cathedral. The adjoining one is to the memory of Lieutenant-colonel John Walwyn Beattie, KCB, and major in the 7th Royal Fusileers, who died at Windsor, July 2nd, 1823.
Page 17 - Elizabeth, in the formation of a terrace on the north side of the Castle. This noble promenade (which was subsequently enlarged by Charles II. and carried round the east and part of the south fronts) is 1870 feet in length ; it is crowned with a rampart of freestone, and commands a finely varied and extensive prospect. On the north side the view comprises the counties of Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Oxford, and Middlesex, including Eton College, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Stoke Park, the river Thames, and several...
Page 29 - When the Ear heard her then it blessed her, and when the Eye saw her it gave witness to her : because she delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of Him that was ready to perish came upon her ; and she caused the widow's Heart to sing for Joy.

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