I liked the simple, wild grandeur of the palisades.
I could not resist the sight of the grandeur and glory with which he has covered France.
But soon the partial or total conquest of the Spanish inheritance proved the grandeur of his beginnings and the meanness of his end.
The style of the XIIth Dynasty may be summed up as clean, highly-finished work, strong in facial detail; but with neither the grandeur of the IVth nor the vivacity of the XVIIIth Dynasty.
The grandeur of Thebes was a vulgar grandeur.
With the capture of the city by the Mongols, under Hulagu (Hulaku), the grandson of Jenghiz Khan, in 1258, and the extinction of the Abbasid caliphate of Bagdad, its importance as the religious centre of Islam passed away, and it ceased to be a city of the first rank, although the glamour of its former grandeur still clung to it, so that even to-day in Turkish official documents it is called the "glorious city."
After these outrages it was practically rebuilt on a scale of grandeur that made it the most magnificent example of church architecture in the north.
Of these structures indeed some have survived to the present day in a sufficiently perfect state to bear witness to the grandeur and beauty of the old architecture of Herat.
Of the grandeur of the church itself, however, there can be no question: it is the finest portion of the whole Escorial, and, according to Fergusson, deserves to rank as one of the great Renaissance churches of Europe.
Apart from this variety, and from the historic interest of such places as Braga, Bussaco, Cintra, Coimbra, or Torres Vedras, the attractiveness of the country is due to its colouring, and not to grandeur of form.
1357, and is celebrated for the grandeur of its porch and cornice and the delicate stalactite vaulting which adorns them.
He alone--with his ideal of glory and grandeur developed in Italy and Egypt, his insane self-adulation, his boldness in crime and frankness in lying--he alone could justify what had to be done.
Two of the tower piers and a part of one arch give some indication of the grandeur of the building.
These defiles are declared to be superior in grandeur to anything of the kind in the Alps.
of mountain, lake, plateau and forest, which for scenic grandeur is almost unequalled in any other part of the United States.
The forms are now poor, though not lacking in grandeur, and the details are not as well adjusted as before, with a want of mastery of the most suitable decoration.
While the figure of Samuel grows in grandeur, the disastrous fate of Saul invited explanation, which is found in his previous acts of disobedience (I Sam.
Scafell and Scafell Pike (3162 and 3210 ft.), at the head of Wastwater, and Helvellyn (3118), at the head of Ullswater, are the loftiest amongst many summits the grandeur of whose outlines is not to be estimated by their moderate height.
His "grandeur in social function" was unequalled and his interests were very wide.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
grandeur of the North Sea coast.
The power and grandeur of these nocturnal concerts is inconceivably striking and pleasing to the hunter's ear."
To Thoreau this Concord country contained all of beauty and even grandeur that was necessary to the worshipper of nature: he once journeyed to Canada; he went west on one occasion; he sailed and explored a few rivers; for the rest, he haunted Concord and its neighbourhood as faithfully as the stork does its ancestral nest.
The picturesque appearance of the village, with its quays and little harbour, and the grandeur of the cliffs and moorland scenery towards Land's End, make Newlyn an attractive spot.
The Peak District of the north, on the other hand, though inferior in grandeur to the mountainous Lake District, presents some of the finest hill scenery in England, deriving a special beauty from the richly wooded glens and valleys, such as those of Castleton, Glossop, Dovedale and Millersdale.
The Jurjura range, forming the background of the plains between Algiers and Bougie, extends through the district of Kabylia, with which for grandeur of scenery no other part of Algeria can compare.
Despite the ravages of war and internal disturbances it still preserves some memorials of its early grandeur, notably its fine cathedral.
He speaks of its wealth, commerce, grandeur and magnificence - of the mildness of the climate, the beauty of the gardens, the sweet, clear and salubrious springs, the flowing streams, and the pleasant clack of the watermills.
In grandeur of conception, comprehensiveness of treatment, and breadth of learning, this apology surpasses all other similar works of antiquity.
The most important of the firs, in an economic sense, is the Norway spruce (Picea excelsa), so well known in British plantations, though rarely attaining there the gigantic height and grandeur of form it often displays in its native woods.
The grandeur and antiquity of the empire and the vicissitudes through which it passed, their long series of wars and the magnificent monuments erected by their ancient sovereigns, could not fail to leave numerous traces in the memory of so imaginative a people as the Persians.
Wealth accumulated to such a degree that Simon the son of Oniah was enabled practically to rebuild the Temple, and to maintain its services with a grandeur of ritual which they had probably never known before.
From the flanks of Lebanon, especially from the heights which lie to the north of the Qasimiyeh or IKasimiya (Litany) River, the traveller looks down upon some of the finest landscape in the world; in general features the scenery is not unlike that of the Italian Riviera, but surpasses it in grandeur and a peculiar depth of colouring.
of The grandeur of this attempt is perhaps unequalled in sophy.
The day before yesterday it was 'Napoleon, France, bravoure'; yesterday, 'Alexandre, Russie, grandeur.'
In the earlier chansons de geste he is invariably a majestic figure and represents within limitations the grandeur of the historic Charles.
The higher poetical imagination had appeared only in Ennius, and had been called forth in him by sympathy with the grandeur of the national life and the great personal qualities of its representative men.
They are written in the Doric dialect, with epic licences; the metre is dactylico-trochaic. Brief as they are, they show us what Longinus meant by calling Stesichorus "most like Homer"; they are full of epic grandeur, and have a stately sublimity that reminds us of Pindar.
The scenery on some of these tributaries is almost as beautiful as that of the Snake, though lacking the grandeur of its greater scale.
His plans for remodelling Europe had a certain generosity and grandeur; but internal difficulties forced him into endless manoeuvre and temporization, which led to his ruin.
The Romanesque churches, still reminiscent of antique models, had preserved all the simplicity of the ancient basilicas with much more than their grandeur; but the taste for religious symbolism which culminated in the 13th century, and the imaginative genius of the northern peoples, transformed them into the marvellous dreams in stone of the " Gothic " period.
The foregoing views of the sacred, though starting from distinct conceptions, converge in a single complex notion, as may be seen from the many-sided sense borne by such a term as wakan, which may stand not only for " mystery," but also for " power, sacred, ancient, grandeur, animate, immortal " (W J McGee, 15th Report of U.
To the outside it presents a heavy buttressed wall, with little of either grandeur or grace.
The city proper retains much of its ancient grandeur, despite the tendency to modernize streets and private houses.
But apart from its early date it has no special interest, and is wholly wanting in the external architectural decorations that give such grandeur of character to similar edifices in other instances.
In the scene on the walls of Troy, in the third book of the Iliad, after Helen has pointed out Agamemnon, Ulysses and Ajax in answer to Priam's 1 " As a poet Homer must be acknowledged to excel Shakespeare in the truth, the harmony, the sustained grandeur, the satisfying completeness of his images " (Shelley, Essays, &c., i.
It was in a 4th of July oration on " The True Grandeur of Nations," delivered in Boston in 1845, that he first found himself.
On the west the only two rivers of importance are the Buller and the Grey, the former justly famous for the grandeur of its gorges.
Timur is here displayed as a stoutish, long-bodied man, below the middle-height, in age and feature not unlike the first portrait, but with thicker and more straggling hair, and distincter, though not more agreeable character in the facial expression, yet not a sign of power, genius, or any elements of grandeur or celebrity.
Sometimes in plain narrative the lecturer would be specially awkward, while in abstruse passages he seemed specially at home, rose into a natural eloquence, and carried away the hearer by the grandeur of his diction.
The general colouring, a faded brown, is somewhat dreary, but the mountain heights and promontories of the west display some grandeur of outline.
The Poem of the Cid is but a fragment of 3744 lines, written in a barbarous style, in rugged assonant rhymes, and a rude Alexandrine measure, but it glows with the pure fire of poetry, and is full of a noble simplicity and a true epical grandeur, invaluable as a living picture of the age.
This new departure reached its climax in the Tokugawa mausolea of Yedo and NikkO, which are enriched by the possession of the most splendid applications of lacquer decoration the world has ever seen, nor is it likely that anything of comparable beauty and grandeur will be again produced in the same line.
Grouped together on the council of affairs, they managed to control the policy of the common council, with its too mixed and too independent membership. They successfully strove to separate the grandeur and superexcellence of the king from the rest of the nation; to isolate the nobility amid the seductions of a court lavish in promises of favor and high office; and to win over the bourgeoisie by the buying and selling and afterwards by the hereditary transmission of offices.
The accounts of the palaces of the native kings must be taken with some reserve, from the tendency to use descriptive terms not actually untrue, but which convey erroneous ideas taken from European architecture; thus what are called columns of porphyry and jasper supporting marble balconies might perhaps be better described as piers carrying slabs, while the apartments and terraces must have been more remarkable for number and extent than architectural grandeur, being but low one-storied buildings.
Her pink shorts were slung below a belly that topped her husband's in grandeur.
By far the greater part of the high plateau district is drained by the Colorado river and its branches, the most important of which are the Green, Grand and San Juan, portions of whose courses lie in canyons of remarkable grandeur.
Climatic agencies have smoothed and modified everything rugged or abrupt, until an impression of gentle undulation rather than of grandeur is suggested.
Of the special regard which Henry seemed to have conceived for him Latimer took advantage to pen the famous letter on the free circulation of the Bible, an address remarkable, not only for what Froude justly calls " its almost unexampled grandeur," but for its striking repudiation of the aid of temporal weapons to defend the faith, "for God," he says, "will not have it defended by man or man's power, but by His Word only, by which He hath evermore defended it, and that by a way far above man's power and reason."
In the number and height of its vertical falls and in the massive grandeur of El Capitan and Half Dome rocks Yosemite is unrivalled.
Here we see Christ standing forth in solitary grandeur, looking with the eyes of another world on a society which is blindly hastening to its dissolution.
" The perfection and grandeur of the master-works of Greek and Roman literature must be the intellectual bath, the secular baptism, which gives the first and unfading tone and tincture of taste and science."
The Histoire de la delivrance de l'eglise chretienne par l'emp. Constantin, et de la grandeur et souverainetetemporelle donnee d l'eglise romaine par les rois de France (1630) gave great offence at Rome, and a Declaration (1654), directed against faults in the administration of the Oratory, was strictly suppressed.
He had the style of his subjects; the amplitude, the weightiness, the laboriousness, the sense, the high flight, the grandeur, proper to a man dealing with imperial themes, with the fortunes of great societies, with the sacredness of law, the freedom of nations, the justice of rulers.
His erudition was large but ill-digested; his knowledge of the ancient authors, if extensive, was superficial; his style was vulgar; he had no brilliancy of imagination, no pungency of epigram, no grandeur of rhetoric. Therefore he has left nothing to posterity which the world would not very willingly let die.
All the former commercial grandeur of Chandernagore has now passed away, and at present it is little more than a quiet suburb of Calcutta, without any external trade.
The view from the summit overlooking Table Bay is also one of much grandeur.
Even after the lapse of so great a time the city is still in its glory, and as seen from the river it presents a scene of great picturesqueness and grandeur.
To the south of this, also on the Tigris, is the serai or palace of the Turkish governor, distinguished rather for extent than grandeur.
She built for him, in Halicarnassus, a very magnificent tomb, called the Mausoleum, which was one of the seven wonders of the world, and from which the name mausoleum was afterwards given to all tombs remarkable for their grandeur.
During the long tyranny of Dionysius the city grew greatly in size, population and grandeur.
It contains two churches and a monastery, the Kasa Kilissa, famous for its antiquity and architectural grandeur.
In the gth century, after the capital had been established at KiOto, the palace of the sovereigns and the mansions of ministers and nobles were built on a scale of unprecedented grandeur.
And, though he cannot unroll before us the page of heroic action with the power and majesty of Homer, yet by the sympathy with which he realizes the idea of Rome, and by the power with which he has used the details of tradition, of local scenes, of religious usage, to embody it, he has built up in the form of an epic poem the most enduring and the most artistically constructed monument of national grandeur.
the river traverses the lake of St Point and passes Pontarlier; thenceforth its course lies chiefly through wooded gorges of great grandeur.
The general aspect of the county is mountainous, and the scenery is marked by beauty and grandeur.
if not quite, forgotten in cosmic and moral grandeur.
The city used to be the extensive, splendid and opulent capital of an independent sovereignty of the same name, but now retains only the vestiges of its former grandeur.
In the 18th century it passed through the hands of various proprietors and was ultimately shorn of much of its original size and grandeur.
The scenery of Dharmsala is of peculiar grandeur.
The "age of small factions" was now succeeded by an age of great principles, and selfish ties of mere families and persons were transformed into a union resting on common conviction and patriotic aims. It was Burke who did more than any one else to give to the Opposition, under the first half of the reign of George III., this stamp of elevation and grandeur.
So that during this reign of frivolity and passion, so bold in conception and so poor in execution, the thinkers contributed still further to mark the contrast between grandeur of plan and mediocrity of result.
After Tilsit, however (July 1807), instead of trying to reconcile Peace of Europe to his grandeur, Napoleon had but one thought:
The real grandeur of Averroes is seen in his resolute prosecution of the standpoint of science in matters of this world, and in his recognition that religion is not a branch of knowledge to be reduced to propositions and systems of dogma, but a personal and inward power, an individual truth which stands, distinct from, but not contradictory to, the universalities of scientific law.
There are mountains rising with alpine grandeur above the snow-line, but often sheltering rich and magnificent valleys at their Surface.
Except, however, in the case of the successful attack on Tunis in 1535, and the attempt to take Algiers in 1541, his actions were not inspired by any regard for the interests of his Spanish kingdoms. He treated them simply as instruments to promote the grandeur of his house.
But the gorges of the Euphrates and Tigris, and their tributaries, cannot be surpassed in wildness and grandeur.
Hutton as "unequalled for grandeur of outline, purity of taste and radiance of total effect"; while his latest and longest, "The Dream of Gerontius," is generally recognized as the happiest effort to represent the unseen world that has been made since the time of Dante.
The judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah (which of course they believed to be under the waters of the lake, in accordance with the absurd theory first found in Josephus and still often repeated) blinded these good pilgrims to the ever-fresh beauty of this most lovely lake, whose blue and sparkling waters lie deep between rocks and precipices of unsurpassable grandeur.
Many of the older homes dating back to the last century were still owned by families with sufficient money to maintain them in at least some semblance of their prior grandeur.
By the mid-18th century larger alehouses were becoming common, while inns beside the major highways grew in grandeur in this coaching era.
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delusions of grandeur are typical of the arrogant New Labor regime.
Vince Johnson said the investigator was suffering delusions of grandeur.
The monument is surfaced in an irregular mosaic of white and near-white tiles that evoke the desolation and grandeur of the Antarctic ice.
TONY BLAIR has swanned off to Tuscany, accompanied by the massive entourage that his delusions of presidential grandeur demand.
faded grandeur, on the wrong side of the street opposite Harrods.
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flattened by the great earthquake of 1953 and little remains of its former grandeur.
grandeur of the scenery than I expected.
grandeur of a bygone era.
grandeur of the mountains is offset by the beauty of the hundreds of lochs which dot the landscape.
grandeur of the sea or call the we were off hour for first.
grandeur of the past.
grandeur of the stately building sets the scene for utter luxury.
The faded grandeur of Curzon Street Station provides an elegant backdrop to a darkly humorous work by German artist Eva Meyer Keller.
Like Wilfred, the patron of All Saints used every means at his disposal to evoke the grandeur of his imperial predecessors.
Although the works were never fully completed, it's still easy to appreciate the grandeur and scale of Nash's master plan.
Her restored Edwardian grandeur is both welcoming and inviting.
The interior combines the grandeur of a medieval castle with the comfort of the 20th century.
The rooms have been individually furnished, each reflecting the grandeur of a bygone era.
A 19th century style has mostly been retained, with its fading grandeur providing a romantic setting.
Toward the north appears the range of the Sidlaw hills, with the Grampians in the distance towering above them in majestic grandeur.
Scotland has the Grampian Range with a rugged grandeur all their own.
It stands out because of its sheer scenic grandeur.
The deep impression produced upon a sensitive mind by the silent and solemn grandeur of this mountain pass is indescribable.
Touring West End theater, ballet and opera comes to the Edwardian grandeur of His Majesty's Theater.
The epic grandeur of Amplifier comes to an end tho, and we get Open Hand.
Along with the Himalayas only the Andes offers the scale of landscape and sheer mountain grandeur.
Giuseppe Mazzini, the radical ideologue of the Risorgimento, berated tourists for seeing only ancient grandeur where they should have seen suffering.
illusions of grandeur.
The prose is elegant, incisive, yet never intrudes on the story, surprisingly intimate despite the grandeur of the theme.
The hall of the house is impressive with two marble pillars giving an instant impression of grandeur.
pretensions of grandeur - simply great food at great prices.
pulls into a secluded driveway and stumbles on a mansion exuding a dilapidated grandeur.
regaled with a fresh display of architectural grandeur... .
Rather than grandeur moving you to worship as in a cathedral, here is a space where smallness and intimacy inspire a quiet reverence.
scenic grandeur of Latin America.
Brighton and Hove combine to offer Regency and Georgian grandeur, miles of Victorian seafront and social life opportunities rarely found outside central London.
Mr Slope, great as he was with embryo grandeur, still came to see the signora.
We then trek along the Wall, renovated to its original grandeur, and climb to the highest watchtower in this section.
Amongst the most marked features of the change that has taken place since 1875 are the growth of religious and philanthropic establishments; the settlement of Jewish colonies from Bokhara, Yemen and Europe; the migration of Europeans, old Moslem families, and Jews from the city to the suburbs; the increased vegetation, due to the numerous gardens and improved methods of cultivation; the substitution of timber and red tiles for the vaulted stone roofs which were so characteristic of the old city; the striking want of beauty, grandeur, and harmony with their environment exhibited by most of the new buildings; and the introduction of wheeled transport, which, cutting into the soft limestone, has produced mud and dust to an extent previously unknown.
He says: " Si l'on considere le rbgne animal d'apres les principes que nous venons de poser, en se debarassant des prbjuges etablis sur les divisions anciennement admises, en n'ayant egard qu' a l'organisation et a la nature des animaux, et non pas a leur grandeur, a leur utilite, au plus ou morns de connaissance que nous en avons, ni a toutes les autres circonstances accessoires, on trouvera qu'il existe quatre formes principales, quatre plans generaux, si l'on peut s'exprimer ainsi, d'apres lesquels tous les animaux semblent avoir ete modeles et dont les divisions ulterieures, de quelque titre que les naturalistes les aient decorees, ne sont que des modifications assez legeres, fondees sur le developpement, ou l'addition de quelques parties qui ne changent rien a 1'essence du plan."
The sub-tropical section is important from the value of its products and interesting from the grandeur and beauty of its scenery.
He cou'd imagine admirable situations, and he could write verses of incomparable grandeur - verses that reverberate again and again in the memory, but he could not, with the patient docility of Racine, labour at proportioning the action of a tragedy strictly, at maintaining a uniform rate of interest in the course of the plot and of excellence in the fashion of the verse.
The splendid soliloquies of Medea which, as Voltaire happily says, "annoncent Corneille," the entire parts of Rodogune and Chimene, the final speech of Camille in Horace, the discovery scene of Cinna, the dialogues of Pauline and Severe in Polyeucte, the magnificentlycontrasted conception and exhibition of the best and worst forms of feminine dignity in the Cornelie of Pompee and the Cleopatre of Rodogune, the singularly fine contrast in Don Sanche d'Aragon, between the haughtiness of the Spanish nobles and the unshaken dignity of the supposed adventurer Carlos, and the characters of Aristie, Viriate and Sertorius himself, in the play named after the latter, are not to be surpassed in grandeur of thought, felicity of design or appropriateness of language.
At almost every step, the stranger is regaled with a fresh display of architectural grandeur....
Salles films this in a documentary style that captures both the intense internal conflicts and the scenic grandeur of Latin America.
Christmas weddings are often laced with opulent grandeur, so small weddings with modest yet elegant touches are a welcome alternative for couples who enjoy the season but do not want to overwhelm the occasion.
Canopy beds are often associated with an old world sort of grandeur, and may conjure up images of Victorian-themed décors or, perhaps more commonly, a young girl's bedroom done in shades of pink and white.
The four night western Caribbean cruise aboard Grandeur Of The Seas departs from Tampa, with the same itinerary.
Enchantment Of The Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas embark upon this five night cruise.
Each vessel travels to Alaska's remote southeast region and gives passengers the chance to explore the grandeur found within the state's rugged Inside Passage.
Common delusions include delusions of persecution, delusions about one's importance (sometimes called delusions of grandeur), or delusions of being controlled by others.
She values sentimentality and simplicity over grandeur.
The residents built necropolises of astonishing grandeur and beauty.
Space opera is not the marriage of soap opera to science fiction, but rather incorporates the grandeur of the "opera" such as Wagner's Ring Cycle.
They contain a rich abundance of fruit trees, especially vines, oranges, lemons and figs, and in some parts present scenes of almost Alpine grandeur.
There are still, however, some interesting remains of Courtrai's former grandeur.
It occupies a very prominent place in the history of the British conquest of India, but it has now lost its manufactures and trade and preserves only a few mosques and tombs as traces of its former grandeur.
The scenery through which they flow is often of great beauty and grandeur.
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But all these ruins fade into insignificance in comparison with the majestic grandeur of those of Timgad which are almost entirely laid bare; they are described in Timgad, une cite africaine sous l'empire romann, by R.
The prevailing feeling is a noble spaciousness both in scale and in form, an equanimity based upon knowledge and character, a grandeur of conception expressed by severely simple execution, There is nothing superfluous, nothing common, nothing trivial.
And the first feeling of most travellers who visit modern Sparta is one of disappointment with the ancient remains: it is rather the loveliness and grandeur of the situation and the fascination of Mistra, with its grass-grown streets, its decaying houses, its ruined fortress and its beautiful Byzantine churches, that remain as a lasting and cherished memory.
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