Ancient Stone Crosses of England

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Virtue, Spalding, 1875 - 159 Seiten
 

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Seite 93 - 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 41 - She filled the helm and back she hied, And with surprise and joy espied A monk supporting Marmion's head ; A pious man, whom duty brought To dubious...
Seite 138 - 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 138 - 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 130 - 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 138 - ... 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 9 - 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 138 - ... of Devizes avail themselves of the stability of this building to transmit to future times the record of an awful event, which occurred in this...
Seite 89 - Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi...
Seite 32 - For fear it should fall, and kill them all, In the house, as they were sitting. They were told, god-wot, it had a plot, Which made them so...

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