English Cathedrals Illustrated

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Newnes, 1899 - 314 pages

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Page 236 - Await alike the inevitable hour ; The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye proud, impute to these the fault, ' If memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise, Where through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault The pealing anthem swells the note of praise.
Page 45 - Surrounded by his officers of state, or marching at the head of his troops, in peace or in war, he appeared as the military chief of a powerful and independent franchise. The court of Durham exhibited all the appendages of royalty : nobles addressed the palatine sovereign kneeling, and, instead of menial servants, knights waited in his presence-chamber, and at his table, bareheaded and standing.
Page 167 - ... whom the destruction of so much of the old glass at Salisbury is attributed. In the upper lights of the east window of the south transept is some Early English glass. At Oxford cathedral, in the Latin chapel, are three complete 14th century windows, and there is an interesting piece of work in the window at the west end of the north aisle of the nave painted by the younger Van Linge Jonah and his gourd. In the south choir aisle is a reminiscence of the dissolution of the monastic houses in...
Page 55 - ... left shoulder, as the badge of St. Cuthbert, whose girth or peace he had claimed. When thirty-seven days had elapsed, if no pardon could be obtained, the malefactor, after certain ceremonies before the shrine, solemnly abjured his native land for ever, and was straightway, by the agency of the intervening parish-constable, conveyed to the coast, bearing in his hand a white wooden cross, and was sent out of the kingdom by the first ship which sailed after his arrival.
Page 123 - But chose the tribe of Judah, even the hill of Sion, which he loved. 70 And there he built his temple on high, and laid the foundation of it like the ground which he hath made continually.
Page 169 - Easter, with the aforesaid bishop, and a silver dish full of dainties before him, and they were just ready to bless the bread, the servant whom he had appointed to relieve the poor, came in on a sudden, and told the king, that a great multitude of needy persons from all parts were sitting in the streets begging some alms of the king ; he immediately ordered the meat set before him to be carried to the poor, and the dish to be cut in pieces and divided among them.
Page 114 - March 2d, 1643, Lord Brooke, a General of the Parliament Forces preparing to Besiege the Close of Lichfield, then garrisoned For King Charles the First, Received his deathwound on the spot Beneath this Inscription, By a shot in the forehead from Mr. Dyott, a gentleman who had placed himself on the Battlements of the great steeple, to annoy the Besiegers.
Page iv - ... but you have the dream and aspiration of the bishop, who designed it; of all his clergy, who took an interest in it; of the master mason, who was skilled in construction ; of the carver, the painter, the glazier, of the host of men who, each in his own craft, knew all that had been done before them, and had spent their lives in struggling to surpass the works of their forefathers.
Page iv - the accumulated thought of all the men who had occupied themselves with building during the preceding centuries . . . but you have the dream and aspiration of the bishop, who designed it, of all his clergy, who took an interest in it, of the...
Page 78 - Time and space will alike prevent my referring to all the good work this famous prelate effected in his cathedral, nor is there occasion for me to do so whilst the works of Oliver and Freeman remain. Both priests of the Holy Catholic Church, but belonging to diverse branches, they met...

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