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Seite 20 - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," as a proof that the Coliseum was entire, when seen by the Anglo-Saxon pilgrims at the end of the seventh, or the beginning of the eighth century.
Seite 75 - ... the quality or standing of the families which are to occupy them. The superstructure is then produced, by arranging, inside of this circular excavation, firmly fixed in the ground and resting against the bank, a barrier or wall of timbers, some eight or nine inches in diameter, of equal height (about six feet) placed on end, and resting against each other, supported by a formidable embankment of earth raised against them outside ; then, resting upon the tops of these timbers or piles, are others...
Seite 20 - ... stranger walking in the courts is at a loss where to turn, seeing on all sides doors open to him without any certain path. He stands with wondering eyes, fascinated with the fine roofs of the intricate structure, until some experienced guide conducts him to the portals of the farthest vestibule. Here, marvelling, he crosses himself, and knows not how to quit, so dazzling is the construction, and so brilliant the variety of the fabric that sustains this ancient church, which that devout father...
Seite 75 - Their village has a most novel appearance to the eye of a stranger ; their lodges are closely grouped together, leaving but just room enough for walking and riding between them...
Seite 20 - Moreover you have added a lofty temple, in which continual day remains, without night," (to wit,)" a sparkling tower that reflects from heaven the first rays of the rising sun. It has five compartments pierced by open windows, and on all four sides as many ways are open. The lofty peaks of the tower are capped with pointed roofs, and are adorned with various and sinuous vaults, curved with well-skilled contrivance." " Above these stands a rod with golden balls, and at the top a mighty golden cock...
Seite 20 - I shall pass overk. 1"Moreover you have added a lofty temple, in which continual day remains, without night," (to wit,) "a sparkling tower that reflects from heaven the first rays of the rising sun. It has five compartments pierced by open windows, and on all four sides as many ways are open. The lofty peaks of the tower are capped with pointed roofs, and are adorned with various and pinuous vaults, curved with well-skilled contrivance.
Seite 44 - College Chapel at Cambridge, looking like tables upside down, with their four legs in the air ! What ! it will be said, have not beasts four legs ? Yes, but legs of different shapes, and with a head between them.
Seite 68 - The three benevolent tribes of the Island of Britain. The first was the stock of the Cymry, who came with Hu Gadarn, into the Island of Britain ; for He would not have lands by fighting and contention, but of equity, and in peace. The second...
Seite 68 - Cymry, without weapon, without assault. The first was the tribe of the Caledonians, in the North. The second was the Gwyddelian Race, which are now in Alban (Scotland.) The third were the men of the Galedin, who came in their naked ships (canoes) into the Isle of Wight, when their country was drowned, and had lands assigned them by the Race of the Cymry.
Seite 20 - Romano" also. Wolstan, in his metrical description of Winchester Cathedral, as re-edified by the Bishops Athelwold and Alphage, about the year 980, says : " He repaired the courts of this old temple with lofty walls and new roofs, and strengthened it on the north and south sides with solid aisles and various arches; he added also many chapels, with sacred altars, which distract attention from the threshold of the church, so that...

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