Aunt Elinor's lectures on Architecture

Front Cover
Rivington, 1843 - Architecture - 146 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 128 - A lingering votary, the vaulted dome, Where the tall shafts, that mount in massy pride, Their mingling branches shoot from side to side ; Where...
Page 127 - Ah, stay thy treacherous hand ; forbear to trace Those faultless forms of elegance and grace ! Ah, cease to spread the bright transparent mass, With Titian's pencil, o'er the speaking glass : Nor steal, by strokes of art, with truth combin'd...
Page 21 - Each answering each in home's soft sympathies, Sisters and brothers. At the Altar sighs Parental fondness, and with anxious hand Tenders its offering of young vows and prayers. The same and not the same, go where I will, The vision beams ! ten thousand shrines, all one. Dear fertile soil ! what foreign culture bears Such fruit ? And I through distant climes may run My weary round, yet miss thy likeness still.
Page 142 - There with pearls the gates are dight Upon that holy mountain ; And thither come, both day and night, Who in the Living Fountain Have washed their robes from earthly stain, And borne below Christ's lowly chain. By the hand of the Unknown The Living Stones...
Page 7 - Wherein this weary heart hath rest; What years the birds of God have found Along thy walls their sacred nest : The storm, the blast, the tempest shock, Have beat upon those walls in vain; She stands, — a daughter of the rock, — The changeless God's eternal fane.
Page 102 - Here CHRIST, of His own Blood Himself the Chalice gives, And feeds His own with Angels' Food On which the spirit lives. For guilty souls that pine Sure mercies here abound, And healing grace with oil and wine, For every secret wound.
Page 91 - ... the arches spring across, making two of four or five lights, and the centre belonging to each. The heads of windows, instead of being filled with flowing ramifications, have slender mullions running from the heads of the lights, between each principal mullion, and these have small transoms till the window is divided into a series of small panels; and the heads being arched, are trefoiled or cinquefoiled. Sometimes these small mullions are crossed over each other in small arches ; leaving minute...
Page 48 - a plain face of parapet, slightly projecting from the wall, is frequently used as a C., and a row of blocks is often placed under it, sometimes plain, sometimes molded or carved into heads and other ornaments, when it is called a corbel table.
Page 128 - From bliss long felt unwillingly we part: Ah, spare the weakness of a lover's heart! Chase not the phantoms of my fairy dream, Phantoms that shrink at Reason's painful gleam!
Page 12 - The divine order and economy of the one,', he says, ' seemed to be emblematically set forth by the just, plain, and* majestic architecture of the other. And as the one consists of a great variety of parts united in the same regular design, according to the truest art and most exact pro...

Bibliographic information