Ancient Stone Crosses of England

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Virtue, Spalding, 1875 - 159 Seiten
 

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Seite 92 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Seite 40 - Where raged the war, a dark red tide Was curdling in the streamlet blue. Where shall she turn ! behold her mark A little fountain cell, Where water, clear as diamond spark, In a stone basin fell. Above, some half-worn letters say, Drink, weary pilgrim, drink, and pray For the kind soul of Sibyl Grey, Who built this cross and well.
Seite 137 - Market-Place in the year 1753 ; hoping, that such record may serve as a salutary warning against the danger of impiously invoking Divine Vengeance, or of calling on the Holy Name of GOD to conceal the devices of Falsehood and Fraud.
Seite 137 - On Thursday the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce, of Potterne, in this county, agreed with three other women to buy a sack of wheat in the market, each paying her due proportion towards the same; one of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount; Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share; and said, She wished she might drop down dead, if she had not. She rashly repeated this...
Seite 129 - At every spot where two roads met, on every marketplace, on the green of every large village which had furnished Monmouth with soldiers, ironed corpses clattering in the wind, or heads and quarters stuck on poles, poisoned the air, and made the traveller sick with horror. In many parishes the peasantry could not assemble in the house of God without seeing the ghastly face of a neighbour grinning at them over the porch.
Seite 137 - ... due proportion towards the same. One of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount. Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share, and said, 'She wished she might drop down dead if she had not.' She rashly repeated this awful wish ; when, to the consternation and terror of the surrounding multitude, she instantly fell down and expired, having the money concealed in her hand.
Seite 31 - UNDONE, undone the lawyers are, They wander about the towne, * Thames is her? used for water in geneial. Nor can find the way to Westminster, Now Charing Cross is downe : At the end of the Strand they make a stand, Swearing they are at a loss, And chaffing say, that's not the way, They must go by Charing Cross...
Seite 8 - AB these structures were incorporated with or surmounted by a crucifix, the term cross was so indelibly associated with them that it survived the religions character of the fabrics. 'The general intent of market-crosses was to excite public homage to the religion of Christ crucified, and to inspire men with a sense of morality and piety amidst the ordinary transactions of life.
Seite 88 - Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi...
Seite 127 - There shall be no more praise of Moab : in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation.

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