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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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London Scenes and London People: Anecdotes, Reminiscences, and Sketches of ...

William Harvey - 1864 - 412 pages
...and architect, has a family vault in this church. You remember the epitaph once proposed for him:— "Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee," Dr. Croly, the rector, is a very remarkable man. Though more than eighty years of age, he still officiates...
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Court and Society from Elizabeth to Anne, Volume 2

William Drogo Montagu Duke of Manchester, Duke of Manchester - 1864 - 466 pages
...fellow long since forgotten — had the malice and the luck to launch against him an immortal couplet : Lie heavy on him earth ! For he Laid many a heavy load on thee. Dr. Evans was a poor dog : 'furious madman' were the CHAP. words in which Gray described him in a letter...
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London and Its Environs

Findlay Muirhead - 1918 - 692 pages
...In the vaults lies Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726), the playwright and architect of Blenheim Palace (" Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee "). In Lothbury, on the N. side of the Bank, is the church of St. Margaret (PI. B 63, IV ; open daily...
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The North Riding of Yorkshire

William Jayns Weston - 1919 - 180 pages
...Vanbrugh, in Queen Anne's reign, and is one of the massive structures that gave rise to the epitaph on him, Lie heavy on him, Earth; for he Laid many a heavy load on thee. Castle Howard, a famous show-place four miles west of Malton, also was planned by him. The imposing...
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The Economic Foundations of Peace: Or, World-partnership as the Truer Basis ...

James Louis Garvin - 1919 - 608 pages
...oppressive incubus, by all means let us bury DORA in the spirit of the epitaph proposed for Vanbrugh:— " Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee." Nobody wants the coupon for its own sake. Nobody wants for their own sakes anything in the food restrictions,...
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The North Riding of Yorkshire

Joseph Ernest Morris - 1920 - 516 pages
...passion for size amounting to megalomania," a characteristic satirised in the famous epitaph : — " Lie heavy on him earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee." The writer has endeavoured — but endeavoured unsuccessfully — to visit Castle Howard on three several...
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Winchester: Its History, Buildings and People

Winchester College. Archaeological Society - 1921 - 272 pages
...Blenheim nor Castle Howard, vast as they are, is there a single comfortable room. * His epitaph ran — Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee ! The Adams brothers, who gave their name to Cb* JWams. the part of London where their graceful mantelpieces...
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The Renaissance of Roman Architecture: England

Sir Thomas Graham Jackson - 1922 - 328 pages
...well-known epigram, erroneously as it seems atbrugh's ar- . , , <-. . r chitecture triDUted tO Swift , Lie heavy on him earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee conveys the popular impression produced by Vanbrugh's work. Though it can hardly be called beautiful,...
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Aspects and Impressions

Edmund Gosse - 1922 - 322 pages
...Acton never recovered. Of George Eliot might have been repeated Swift's epitaph on Sir John Vanbrugh : Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee. It was the fatal error of George Eliot, so admirable, so elevated, so disinterested, that for the last...
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The Churches of the City of London

Herbert Reynolds - 1922 - 270 pages
...remains had been deposited in the church a certain Dr. Evans thus referred to Vanbrugh's massive style : 'Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee.' Sir Joshua Reynolds, however, took a different view, and declared that his critics failed to appreciate...
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