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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 139
1826
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A London Mosaic

Walter Lionel George - 1921 - 133 pages
...Rome, 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.' Now stucco is an unfairly scorned material; it produces a pleasantly smooth surface, which weathers...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 34

1826
...was for building renown'd, And o~ marble he left what of brick he had found ; But is not our Nash, too, a very great master? — He finds us all brick...tawdry veil, the design, it is said, of a- female hand. Though London has no quarries of her own, she has a command of shipping, capable, at moderate...
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