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A Companion to the Leasowes, Hagley and Enville; With a Sketch of Fisherwick, the Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Donegall. to Which Is Prefixed, the Present State of Birmingham (Paperback) Loot Price: R271 Discovery Miles 2 710
A Companion to the Leasowes, Hagley and Enville; With a Sketch of Fisherwick, the Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Donegall. to...
A Companion to the Leasowes, Hagley and Enville; With a Sketch of Fisherwick, the Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Donegall. to...

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A Companion to the Leasowes, Hagley and Enville; With a Sketch of Fisherwick, the Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Donegall. to Which Is Prefixed, the Present State of Birmingham (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1789 Excerpt: ... COMPANION T O T H E. L E A S O W E S, &c. H A G L E Y. FROM the Leasowes we are invited, both by its proximity and fame, to visit the delightful park of Haglev. This favoured spot, once the retreat of the accomplished LordLYTTLETON, as well as from being so frequently visited and sung by Pope, Thomson, Hammond, &c. may beconfidered as truly classical ground.--The route thither from Hales-Owen is particularly beautiful, and would alone compensate the ride. Charmed Charmed as we must be on viewing Hagley, yet a recollection of the taste and genius of the nobleman to whom it owes its decorations, will leave little room for surprise at whatever may appear. We enter by an extensive avenue, rising imperceptibly under the lliade of limes, and other spreading trees, whose towering branches intermingling on high, exclude the noon tide heams, relieve the eye, and inspire majestic expectations.--Nor are they in the least disappointed, when at the termination of the avenue, the mansion strikes the view in full magnificence.--Our attention is arrested to survey this elegant pile, where grandeur is proved not to be incompatible with simplicity. It is situated on a gentle rise in the midst of an extensive lawn, the composition a white free-stone; the entrance at the principal front is by a double flight of steps with an elegant balustrade; at the corners rife small square turrets no fluted column or sculptured capital appear, but plainness and solidity reign throughout; while every embellishment which genius could contrive, taste select, or the pencils of the most capital masters bestow, are found found within. We shall, however, avoid entering until we have noticed the park and its environs, with the most striking external objects. On the North stand the offices and kitc...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Anonymous • Books Group
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-69108-8
Barcode: 9781151691088
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-69108-9

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