Papers Read at the Royal Institute of British Architects

The Institute, 1863

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Página 7 - I expect neither profit nor general fame by my writings," says Coleridge, in the preface to his poems ; " and I consider myself as having been amply repaid without either. Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has soothed my afflictions ; it has multiplied and refined my enjoyments ; it has endeared solitude, and it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and the beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.
Página 9 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the squares on the whole line, and on one of the parts, are equal to twice the rectangle contained by the whole and that part, together with the square on the other part. Let the straight line AB be divided into any two parts in the point C. Then the squares on AB, BC shall be equal to twice the rectangle AB, BC, together with the square on A C.
Página xvii - On the Egyptian Obelisks in Rome, and Monoliths, as Ornaments of Great Cities ; read at the Ordinary General Meeting of the Royal Institute of British Architects, May 31. 1858, by the Rev. Richard Burgess, BD Followed by remarks on the application of the Entasis to the Obelisk, by John Bell, Esq. Together with discussions upon the whole subject by members of the Institute.
Página 136 - DAY set on Norham's castled steep, And Tweed's fair river, broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone : The battled towers, the donjon keep, The loophole grates, where captives weep, 5 The flanking walls that round it sweep, In yellow lustre shone.
Página 125 - ... visited the rooms, and, in short, made a careful examination of the whole place ; but so perfect was every street, every house, every room, that I almost fancied I was in a dream, wandering alone in this city of the dead, seeing all perfect, yet not hearing a sound.
Página 20 - ... réglés par le Code civil, et ceux qui peuvent réclamer des servitudes résultant des titres mêmes du propriétaire ou d'autres actes dans lesquels il serait intervenu, sinon il restera seul chargé envers eux des indemnités que ces derniers pourront réclamer.
Página 9 - To draw a straight line at right angles to a given straight line, from a given point in the same.
Página 139 - There can be little doubt that King Henry III., during his sojourns in France, became enamoured of this arrangement, which in its perfected form he may have seen in course of being carried out at Amiens, Beauvais, Rheims, and elsewhere. It would naturally strike him as well suited to the reconstruction of the eastern portion of a church already possessing an apse with a continuous surrounding aisle. Whether this project had been formed when the Lady-chapel was built in 1220, it is impossible to ascertain....
Página 9 - Triangles upon equal bases, and between the same parallels, are equal to one another.
Página 125 - The houses were some of them very large, consisting usually of three rooms on the ground floor, and two on the first story, the stairs being formed of large stones built into the house-walls, and leading up outside. The doors were, as usual, of Jer. xlviii. stone : sometimes there were folding-doors, and some of them were highly ornamented.

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