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" Augustus at Rome was for building renown'd, And of marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master ? — He finds us all brick and he leaves us all plaster. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 137
edited by - 1826
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 25

Abraham John Valpy - 1825 - 544 pages
...was for building rcnown'il, , And of marl ile be left what of brick lie had found : But is not our N. too, a very great master? He finds us all brick, and he leaves us all plaster ! Suetonius's words are, " Urbem neque pro mujestate imperil ornatam, excoluit adeo, lit jure sit gloriatus...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 34

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1826 - 644 pages
...was for building renown'd, And of marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master ? — He finds us all brick...edifice, now covered with a tawdry veil, the design, itis said, of a female hand. Though London has no quarries of her own, she has a command of shipping,...
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Modern London; or, London as it is [by P. Cunningham]. [10 eds. Title varies].

Peter Cunningham - 1851 - 390 pages
...Rome was or building renown'd, And of marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master ?— He finds us all brick and he leaves us all plaster." Quarterly Review far June, 1826. REGENT STREET AND WATERLOO PLACE. Polytechnic Institution.— All...
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London in 1853 ...

Peter Cunningham - 1853 - 386 pages
...was for building renown'd, And of marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master ? — He finds us all brick and he leaves us all plaster." Quarterly Review for June, 1826. All Souls', Langham-place* Nash, architect. Polytechnic Institution....
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Walks in London, Volume 2

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1894 - 388 pages
...for building renowned, And of marble he left what of brick he had found : — But is not our Nash, too, a very great master ? — He finds us all brick, and he leaves us all plaster.' 1 [From Regent Circus, Coventry Street (originally Hedge Lane, on the right) leads into Leicester Square....
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Walks in London, Volume 2

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - 1896 - 402 pages
...was for building renowned, And of marble he left what of brick he had found : But is not our Nash, too, a very great master?— He finds us all brick, and he leaves us all plaster.' < [From Regent Circus, Coventry Street (originally Hedge Lane, on the right) leads into Leicester Square....
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Jesus College

Ernest George Hardy - 1899 - 298 pages
...was for building renowned, For of marble he left what of brick he had found : But is not our Nash, too, a very great Master ? He finds us all brick and he leaves us all plaster." On the West Wall: 8. A full-length portrait of Sir Eubule Thelwall as a boy standing by his mother....
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 40

Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee - 1894 - 470 pages
...Rome was for building renown'd, For of marble he left what of brick he bad found; But is not our Nash, too. a very great master? He finds us all brick and he leaves us all plaster. Nash made great use of cast-iron in his buildings, and took out several patents for this purpose. He...
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Highways and Byways in London

Emily Constance Baird Cook - 1903 - 542 pages
...was for building renowned, And of marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master ? He finds us all brick, and he leaves us all plaster." All the great public buildings of the time shared in the classic revival. The British Museum, built...
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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs

1907 - 494 pages
...was for building renown' d, For of marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master, He finds us all brick and he leaves us all plaster ? " 170 At first the Quadrant was graced on either side by colonnades supported by fluted columns,...
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