Lines, lines, lines, Lion lying and more lines

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Today we have a rare visit to the Wiltshire Collection and a shot by the lovely Elinor. Newman House, St. Stephen's Green is the subject with some great lines, lions and shadows. The "piece de resistance" is the porter resting on his laurels, or even his sweeping brush, while he chats with a colleague in the sunshine. He has clearly made a clean sweep of those steps?

Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire

Collection: Wiltshire Photographic Collection

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NLI Ref: WIL 71[10]

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    Foxglove

    • 21/Sep/2021 08:25:41

    as said on this side of the sea, the lion looks a feart and timourous beastie

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    Foxglove

    • 21/Sep/2021 08:29:07

    "home" of UCD .... from a Google search for Newman house @ at Stephens Green

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 21/Sep/2021 08:35:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foxglove He looks rightly fed up and not fed at all at all!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 21/Sep/2021 09:00:41

    The lion reminds me of Oscar Wilde; or is it the other way around?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 21/Sep/2021 09:40:58

    Who was "C. F." ?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 21/Sep/2021 09:50:42

    Possibly between 1968 and 1970 ? Mr French / Lawrence was there earlier. Window boxes, a pillar box (still there), two gents, and prominent gas lamps - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319190 [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia/51499087491/in/dateposted/]

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    suckindeesel

    • 21/Sep/2021 10:51:22

    "Palazzo-style city-mansion, built c. 1765, as the residence of Richard Chapel Whaley a notorious rake and gambler" Father of the even more notorious 'Buck'

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    Niall McAuley

    • 21/Sep/2021 12:16:23

    Streetview

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    rpgvlwqt88

    • 21/Sep/2021 14:30:24

    A link to photos of the interior www.flickr.com/photos/acme_/albums/72157719722543094

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    Foxglove

    • 21/Sep/2021 15:20:02

    Richard Chapel Whaley, like his son also had a nick-name .... "chapel-burner" whaley due to his staunch anti-Roman Catholism. His son's Wikipedia page reports a life definitely on the wild side !

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 21/Sep/2021 16:40:16

    awww, you stole all my sweeping puns.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 21/Sep/2021 21:42:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ This anti-Catholicism was why John Henry Newman couldn’t buy the house himself to become the seat of the Catholic University. Charles Bianconi (of the famous Bianconi cars) acted as a middle-man because the Whaley family would not sell the house if they knew Newman was interested. University Church stands what was the garden of no 86, as I understand it. This explains why the church door leads into a kind of passage rather than directly into the church.