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The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics (1824) (14594599790)

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The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics (1824) (14594599790)

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Identifier: repositoryofarts324acke (find matches)
Title: The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics
Year: 1809 (1800s)
Authors: Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
Subjects: Fashion Art, Decorative
Publisher: London : Published by R. Ackermann ... Sherwood & Co. and Walker & Co. ... and Simpkin & Marshall ...
Contributing Library: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation



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oughhe had the good fortune to raise ma-ny edifices on an extensive scale, theyare costly withoutgrandeur, and largewithout sublimity. The heavinessthat pervades the buildings erectedby him gave rise to the well-knowncouplet: Lie heavy on him, Earlh! for heLaid many a heavy load on thee. Still it is generally admitted, that liesucceeded more than any other archi-tect in forming a general whole, which,when viewed at a distance, possessesa magnificent and imposing effect.This mainly results from the tower-ing elevations and bold projectionsin which he so much delighted. The present specimen, thoughsmall, possesses all those characteris-tics: it was built by Sir John for thewidow of Lord Mahon*. The plea-sure-grounds and garden are laid outwith great taste; the whole exhibit-ing a snug and comfortable appear-ance. It was purchased by thepresent noble proprietor of Mrs.Colborne, relict of F. Colborne,Esq. * Lord Mahon fought a duel with theDuke of Hamilton, which proved fatalto them both.
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127 THE CONFESSIONS OF A RAMBLER.No. VI. I have said that Mr. Mortimersarrival was the signal for our removalfrom Smiths hotel to the house of afriend of his, Mr. Brown, a mer-chant, whose family consisted of him-self, a wife, two daughters, and ason, with an establishment of threefemale and two male slaves. Wefound our host and hostess hospi-table, well-disposed people; theirdaughters showy and rather agree-able girls; and the son quite a cox-comb. Compared with the sameclass in England, this family wasmany degrees behindhand in civili-zation; the extent of the daughtersaccomplishments was reading andwriting, the latter without much at-tention either to orthography or gram-mar, and a very superficial knowledgeof music. They had been taught todance; but their movements bore agreater resemblance to the oscillationsof an elephant, than to the elegantmotions of a votary of Terpsichore.Of music they knew nothing, andtheir native wood-notes wild, astheir fond mother termed the soundswhich

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