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" Coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, flung in wild irregular profusion over every portion of its surface. "
Importance of Practical Education and Useful Knowledge: Being a Selection ... - Page 249
by Edward Everett - 1840 - 419 pages
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Report of the Special Committee: Appointed by the Last Legislature to Report ...

Ohio. General Assembly - 1836 - 174 pages
...Bucklanq, in speaking of the splendid exhibitions of fossil plants in the coal mines of Bohemia, says; " The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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The Quarterly Review, Volumes 55-56

1836 - 1184 pages
...witnessed is that of the coal mines of Bohemia. The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 56

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1836 - 610 pages
...witnessed is that of the coal mines of Bohemia. The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 56

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1836 - 606 pages
...witnessed is that of the coal mines of Bohemia. The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison...forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons...
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The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 7

1837
...says, ' The finest example I have ever witnessed is that of the coal-mines of Bohemia just mentioned. The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon...overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapeslry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, flung in wild irregular profusion over every...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837 - 608 pages
...coal mines of Bohemia he observed the finest examples of distinctly preserved vegetable remains. ' The most elaborate ' imitations of living foliage...bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of ex' tinct vegetable forms by which the galleries are overhung. ' The roof is covered with a canopy...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumes 7-8

1837 - 1040 pages
...says, ' The finest example I have ever witnessed is that of the coal-mines of Bohemia just mentioned. The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear na comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct vegetable forms with which the galleries of these...
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The wonders of geology; or, A familiar exposition of geological phenomena ...

Gideon Algernon Mantell - 1839 - 444 pages
...will describe them in his own eloquent language. " The most elaborate imitations of living foliage on the painted ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison...tapestry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, * Silurian System, p. 100. flung in wild irregular profusion over every portion of its surface. The...
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The Farmers' Register, Volume 7

Edmund Ruffin - 1839 - 830 pages
...will be continually bringing to light." In giving an account of the coal mines in" Bohemia he says, "the most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon...ceilings of Italian palaces, bear no comparison with the beautious profusion of extinct vegetable forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal mines...
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A brief survey of physical and fossil geology, 2 lectures

Frederick John Francis - 1839 - 204 pages
...were embellished. " The most elaborate imitations," he says in a passage no less elegant than just, " of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian...comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct vegetableforms with which the galleries of these instructive coal-mines are overhung. The roof is covered...
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