English and Welsh cathedrals

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Little, Brown, 1912 - 370 Seiten
 

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Seite 63 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel by divine command With rising tempests shakes a guilty land, Such as of late o'er pale Britannia past, Calm and serene he drives the furious blast ; And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind, and directs the storm.
Seite 12 - ... we had a mind to build it with a noble cupola, a forme of church-building not as yet known in England, but of wonderfull grace : for this purpose we offer'd to bring in a plan and estimate, which, after much contest, was at last assented to, and that we should nominate a Committee of able workmen to examine the present foundation.
Seite 106 - He was called a bishop, but he was a man of vast pomp and of great boldness and audacity. Neglecting the pure and simple way of life belonging to the •christian religion, he gave himself up to military affairs and secular pomp, showing, whenever he appeared in court, so vast a band of followers that all men marvelled
Seite 46 - O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day ! K.
Seite 20 - He knew very well that under the layer of pot-earth, there was no other good ground till he came to the low-water mark of the Thames, at least forty feet lower; his artificers proposed to him to pile, which he refused; for, though piles may last for ever when always in water, otherwise London Bridge would fall, yet, if they are driven through dry sand, though sometimes...
Seite 239 - ... sitting on their knees to lean and rest on, in the time of their devout offerings and fervent prayers to God and Holy S.
Seite 321 - ... destroyed, and the absence of windows in this part of the aisle is thus accounted for. XV. We come now to the reconstruction of the five easternmost bays on the south side of the nave. This was begun by Abbot Hugh of Eversden (1308—1326), toward the end of whose time, in 1323, we are told that " while the mass of the Virgin was in celebration, many men and women being present, suddenly two great columns on the south side of the church fell to the ground with a great noise and crash. In an hour...
Seite 136 - Sodor and Man." The full title of the see at the present day is " Bishop of the Isle of Man, of Sodor, of Sodor and Man, and of Sodor of Man," which accentuates the application of the name Sodor to Peel Island.
Seite 25 - Subtus conditur hujus ecclesiae et urbis conditor Ch. Wren qui vixit annos ultra nonaginta, non sibi sed bono publico. Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice.
Seite 246 - ... tyme. This was there exercise every daie. All there pewes or carrells was all fynely wainscotted and verie close, all but the forepart, which had carved wourke that gave light in at ther carrell doures of wainscott. And in every carrell was a deske to lye there bookes on. And the carrells was no greater then from one stanchell of the wyndowe to another.

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