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" Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings. "
The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ... - Page 624
by William Chauncey Fowler - 1851 - 659 pages
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The Wits and Beaux of Society, Volume 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton - 1861 - 504 pages
...emptied quarries, rather than built houses," and Dr. Evans to write this epitaph for the builder — "Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee," Sarah haggled over " seven-pence halfpenny a bushel :" Van retorted by calling her " stupid and troublesome,"...
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A New Guide to Blenheim: The Seat of the Duke of Marlborough

William Eccles (Bookseller) - 1861 - 116 pages
...and, whose real or supposed failing in this respect, gave occasion to the well-known caustic couplet, "Lie heavy on him, earth ; for he Laid many a heavy load on thee." It is to be regretted that censure should be so generally ^discriminating, and that works1 t>f merit...
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History, Opinions, and Lucubrations, of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1861 - 368 pages
...ridiculed for their ponderous hugeness. The close of Dr. Evan's epitaph upon him is well known : — " Lie heavy on him earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee." When he was made Clarencieux King-at-arms, Swift said he might now 'build houses.' The secret of this...
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London and Its Environs: A Practical Guide to the Metropolis and Its Vicinity

1862 - 460 pages
...rector. Sir John Vanbrugh, the play-writer, and architect of Blenheim (the subject of the epigram " Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee. ") was interred in the family vault under this church. ST. STEPHEN'S, Westminster, stands in Rochester...
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Black's Guide to London and Its Environs

Adam and Charles Black (Firm) - 1863 - 450 pages
...rector. Sir John Vanbrugh, the play-writer, and architect of Blenheim (the subject of the epigram " Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee.") was interred in the family vault under this church. ST. STEPHEN'S, Westminster, stands in Rochester...
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Dutton, Allen, & co.'s directory & gazetteer of the counties of Oxon, Berks ...

Dutton, Allen and co - 1863 - 704 pages
...character, which gave occasion to tiiojeu-d'etprit, composed as an epitaph for the architect — " Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee." The Duke did not live to see the completion of his palatial residence, but it was finished by the Duchess,...
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The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1862 - 880 pages
...beautiful church of St Stephen's, Waibrook, Dr Evans, alluding to Vanbrugh's massive style, wrote : • Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee.' A ZEALOUS FKIEND OF ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. On the 26th of March 1630, being Midlent Sunday, a remarkable...
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 16

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1863 - 874 pages
...William Evans, produced the well known couplet, forming the concluding lines to an epitaph on Vanbrugh : Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee. But according to Sir Joshua Reynolds, his designs have great poetic beauty as well as invention. His...
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Man; Or, The Old and New Philosophy ...

Bourchier Wrey Savile - 1863 - 338 pages
...well-known epitaph on Sir John Vanbrugh, the builder of Blenheim and other weighty erections — " Lie heavy on him, Earth ! for he Laid many a heavy load on thee " — * Compare "the look" which the old Zuluander gave isnop Coleuso, as described at Chapter IV.,...
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 16

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1863 - 898 pages
...William Evans, produced the well known couplet, forming the concluding lines to an epitaph on Vaubrugh : Lie heavy on him. Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thec. But according to Sir Joshua Reynolds, his designs have great poetic beauty as well as invention....
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