The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain: Represented and Illustrated in a Series of Views, Elevations, Plans, Sections, and Details, of Various Ancient English Edifices: with Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Each, Volume 4

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1814 - Architecture

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Page 184 - Fulke Greville, servant to Queen Elizabeth, counsellor to King James, and friend to Sir Philip Sidney.
Page 84 - Scourged by the winds' eternal sway, Open to rovers fierce as they, Which could twelve hundred years withstand Winds, waves, and northern pirates
Page 11 - England j and that in the finest wise, with the best, cleanest, and strongest glasse of beyond the Sea that may be had in England, and of the finest colours of blew, yellow, red, purpure, sanguine and violet, and of all other colours that shall be most necessary, and best to make rich and embellish the matters, Images, and stories...
Page 154 - I muche notyd in the hawle of Bolton, how chimeneys were conveyed by tunnells made on the syds of the walls betwyxt the lights in the hawle, and by this means, and by no covers, is the smoke of the harthe in the hawle wonder strangely conveyed.
Page 147 - ... the fret of the vaulting, and hang streaming from the roofs. The gloom of these ancient cells, the shade and verdure of the landscape, the glittering and murmur of the stream, the lofty towers and long perspectives of the church, in the midst of a clear bright day, detained me for many hours and were the truest subjects for my glass I have yet met with any where.
Page 13 - Austen, xi. Feb. 28 H 6, doth covenant to cast and make an Image of a man armed, of fine Latten, garnished with certain ornaments, viz. with Sword and Dagger ; with a Garter ; with a Helme and Crest under his head, and at his feet a Bear musted [muzzled], and a Griffon perfectly made of the finest Latten according to patterns...
Page 176 - Prince at one time, built with as much uniformity and conveniency as any houses of later time ; and with such stately cellars ; all carried upon pillars, and architecture of freestone, carved and wrought as the like are not within this kingdom ; and also all other houses for officers answerable.
Page 11 - Glasse, he shall put in as little as shall be needfull for the shewing and setting forth of the matters, Images, and storyes. And the said Glasier shall take charge of the same Glasse, wrought and to be brought to Warwick, and set up there, in the windows of the said Chapell ; the Executors paying to the said Glasier for every foot of Glasse ii.s., and so for the whole xciJt.
Page i - Antiquity, like every other quality that attracts the notice of mankind has undoubtedly votaries that reverence it, not from reason, but from prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ; all perhaps are more willing to honour...
Page 176 - Calvinists, on a suspicion of their tendency to cherish and revive a spirit of idolatry, came into general vogue. When the queen paraded through a country town, almost every pageant was a pantheon. When she paid a visit at the house of any of her nobility, at entering the hall she was saluted by the Penates, and conducted to her privy-chamber by Mercury.

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