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Cover title: The Newton Theological Institution founded 1825 incorporated 1826. General catalogue 1826-1912 Continued by Historical catalogue of the Newton Theological Institution
The art of the exposition; personal impressions of the architecture, sculpture, mural decorations, color scheme & other aesthetic aspects of the Panama-Pacific international exposition
"Third edition, revised."
The city of domes [microform] : a walk with an architect about the courts and palaces of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition ...
"In the main, this volume consists of articles orginally published in the San Francisco bulletin." --Pref
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: manuscript in the British Museum, and a description of the ceremonies in connexion with Philip's installation as Knight of the Garter. In this account many details are given of the interior arrangements of the King's new building, but of its passages and secret chambers no vestige remains, as in Charles II.'s time and in the reign of George IV. all previous work was destroyed or altered. No other building was erected in this reign, nor did any other event of importance occur till the advent of Henry VIII., who in his first year transformed the great gate of the Lower Ward, originally built by Henry III., to its present form. The royal badges of the House of Tudor are carved over the archway. The interior was designed as a court kept' by the Clerk of the Honour and Castle, for the pleas of the forest and honours.' Local tradition perpetuates a rumour that in this court Anne Boleyn was tried and sentenced to death, and many other legends concerning the unfortunate Queen are still current. An oriel window in the Dean's Cloister is pointed out as her ' bower,' and beneath it her ghost has been said to wander, to the dismay of the sentry who till recent times was there posted nightly. Besides this gate, an]excellent view of which is obtained from the old street opposite, no new building was erected in this reign, the only work of importance being the completion of the vaulting of St. George's Chapel already mentioned. Henry was frequently at Windsor, which seems to have been his favourite palace till Hampton Court came into his possession. Here he entertained many visitors, notably the Emperor Charles V., whose parents had been the involuntary guests of his father. Here his son, the Duke of Richmond, grew up in company with the Earl of Surrey, whose poems constantly ref... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The art of the exposition : personal impressions of the architecture, sculpture, mural decorations, color scheme & other aesthetic aspects of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
"Printed ... in May and reprinted in June nineteen hundred and fifteen"--Colophon Mounted ill. on plate leaves -
This personal memoir is from 1922 and covers the life of "Whimsical Walker" who was known as "the Druy Lane Clown".Review from Footlight Notes: "How many of you have never seen a pantomime? Not many, I imagine, for the funny business between clown and pantaloon with which all proper pantomimes still conclude has always strongly appealed to the hearts of the children. I wonder if any of you have seen Whimsical Walker, the world's most famous living clown. For some years he has been appearing regularly in the pantomime at Drury Lane Theatre.""Mr. Walker was born at sea on July 5th, 1854, and first appeared before the public at Burnley as a tiny clown who emerged from a carpet bag carried by another member of the company. In 1872 he was engaged for the famous Sanger's Circus in Westminster Bridge Road, London (as a boy ''Uncle Tim'' saw and enjoyed many shows there), where a stage performance was given in addition to the circus. Mr. Walker admits that his stage efforts were so bad that he was sacked every night, but always re-engaged because of his skill in the circus. In 1874, and important period in his career, he was engaged by Charles Hengler to appear at his circus in London, where he was christened ''Whimsical Walker,'' and for fourteen winter seasons he appeared there regularly. (''Uncle Tim'' also enjoyed himself on rare occasions at Hengler's, which stood on the sit of the present Palladium.) In America Mr. Walker appeared with other circuses, including the great Barnum and Bailey shows, and was also commissioned to purchase the famous elephant Jumbo from the Zoo at a cost of £1,000.""Jumbo was an enormous success in America, many single day's takings amounting to as much as £3,000. The cast was poured into great wooden casks and sent to a bank in New York.""In 1882 Whimsical Walker opened a theatre of his own in new York with a pantomime called Three Wishes. Its success brought temporary misfortune, for the top gallery dropped a bit when filled with people, a stampede followed, and actions for damages reduced poor Mr. Walker to the clothes he wore and a few dollars. He had to borrow money to return to Liverpool, where he was again engaged by Mr. Hengler."'On boxing Day, 1882, feeling in need of a refresher, Whimsical Walker chartered a horse at 7 a.m., and started off for a gallop. Before he had travelled far, however, the horse stumbled and fell, and the clown sustained a fractuered leg, which laid him up for five months." 'In a singularly adventurous career, this is the only serious accident he has ever suffered.""On February 20th, 1886, Whimsical Walker was honoured by a Command Performance to appear with his singing donkey before her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. In commemoration of this visit the queen presented Mr. Walker with the beautiful diamond tie-pin. "In 1904 the great clown embarked for Australia for a long tour there, but on landing at Melbourne he was cabled for by Mr. Arthur Collins, of Drury Lane Theatre, and he returned immediately. The fact is that Whimsical Walker had been appearing every season in the Drury Lane harlequnade since 1890, and the reason for his sudden recall was that, owing to the death of Herbert Campbell, and the absence of Dan Leno from the cast, Mr. Collins felt that he could not possibly do without the popular clown as well."There are 19 chapters in this volume; no illustrations are included . --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: II I LEARN ABOUT MYSELF YOU will agree with me that to be in the home of a man who is dead, or supposed to be dead, and to have his wife (or his widow) believe that you are her husband, returned to her, is no ordinary experience. If the woman is of compelling loveliness the experience is no more strange perhaps; yet that circumstance certainly adds to its strength if, as in my case, you find yourself at once madly, overwhelmingly in love with her. What was I to do ? I was resolved to win her. I had tried, facetiously and feebly enough, to enlighten her. She had not believed. And there was something in her manner which assured me she would never believe. I could fly from the house, out into the street, and there lose myself; or flee from the city; but even then she would not believe. The light which had come into those sapphire eyes would be quenched by my act, and the heart that had throbbed so tumultuously against my own would be torn by unspeakable anguish. Shewould search for me, would grieve for me; and she would not believe. And I should lose her forever! Am I a villain ? Hear me to the end, and see. I had been shown to the rooms which were said to be mine. They contained everything to make for comfort. Pipes and tobacco jars, and fragrant Havanas, so old and dry that they were flaky and powdery to the touch, invited me. As I prowled curiously about, like a cat in a strange garret, I even found a little sideboard, with glasses, a case of wine and some bottles of champagne and whiskey. A glance into another room revealed fencing foils, pistols, a hammerless shotgun, and a desk of books. A cleanly disorder was everywhere, as if the owner had departed intending to return soon, and never having done so they had been kept as left with scrupulous care. I confess it...