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Sir James. 1675–1734, English baroque painter. He is best known for decorating the Painted Hall, Greenwich Hospital (1708–27) and the interior of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral (1715–17)
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  • Could it be that Barbara had dragged Mrs. thornhill from her bed?

  • I'm only here for over night, now, and I'm going down to Mrs. thornhill's.

  • Mr thornhill came with a couple of friends, his chaplain, and feeder.

    The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
  • Most of the settlers in thornhill were well, in spite of the cold, except Mrs Kemp.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mr. thornhill wants to sell them—an old client of mine, thornhill.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He promised to inquire into the matter, and to see what could be done with old thornhill.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • However, what did it matter what Miss thornhill thought of him or his position?

    A Man of Two Countries Alice Harriman
  • Mr Horne was then working in the Nith valley, being stationed at thornhill.

    James Geikie Marion I. Newbigin
  • thornhill, watching developments, was anything but displeased.

  • “I have a bit of good news for you, child,” said thornhill that evening.

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