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" The people were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such things, and maddened with excess of grief and perplexity, they tore their hair and beat the walls and pavement of the church with their heads and hands, blaspheming the Lord and His saints,... "
Handbook of English Cathedrals: Canterbury, Peterborough, Durham, Salisbury ... - Page 48
by Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer - 1893 - 483 pages
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A History of Ecclesiastical Architecture in England

George Ayliffe Poole - Church architecture - 1848 - 415 pages
...ashes, reduced to a dreary wilderness, and laid open to all the injuries of the weather. " The people were astonished that the ALMIGHTY should suffer such...the LORD and His saints, the patrons of the church; and many, both of laity and monks, would rather have laid down their lives than that the church should...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 92

David Masson, Sir George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1905
...by the burning of the choir of the cathedral in 1174. The people were astonished [says the writer] that the Almighty should suffer such things, and maddened...the Lord and His Saints, the patrons of the church. And many, both of the city and the monks, would rather have laid down their lives than that the church...
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A handbook for travellers in Kent and Sussex [by R.J. King].

Richard John King - 1863
...burnt down. " The people," says Gervase, himself a monk of Ch. Ch., and an eye-witness of the fire, " were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such...their hair, and beat the walls and pavement of the ch. with their hands and heads, blaspheming the Lord and his saints, the patrons of his Church," —...
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A History of the English Church from Its Foundation to the Reign of Queen Mary

Mary Charlotte Stapley - England - 1875 - 493 pages
...the calamity. After describing in eloquent terms the ruin of the Cathedral, he adds : " The people were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such...their hair, and beat the walls and pavement of the Cathedral with their heads and hands. . . . * The Choir of Conrad. Many, both of laity and monks, would...
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Handbook for Travellers in Kent ...

Kent (England) - 1877 - 276 pages
...Ch., and au eye-witness of the fire, " were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such tilings, and, maddened with excess of grief and perplexity,...their hair, and beat the walls and pavement of the ch. with their hands and heads, blaspheming the Lord and his saints, the patrons of his Church,"—...
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An Essay on the History of English Church Architecture: Prior to the ...

George Gilbert Scott - Church architecture - 1881 - 195 pages
...monumcntum vetustatis. "— Pereg. Relig. ergo. "" Ib., p. 32. Gervase goes on to add, " The people were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such...with excess of grief and perplexity, they tore their lii'ir and beat the walls and pavement of the church with their Of the subsequent rebuilding, Gervase...
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Anglo-Norman period

Walter Farquhar Hook - Bishops - 1884
...professor. and, maddened with excess of grief and perplexity, they CHAP. tore their hair, and beat the walla and pavement of the church with their heads and hands,...the Lord and his saints, the patrons of the church. Many 1184. both of laity and monks would rather have laid down their lives, than that the church should...
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The Dover road

Charles George Harper - Dover Road - 1895 - 363 pages
...and clergy alike " were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such things, and, maddened with grief and perplexity, they tore their hair and beat...the Lord and His saints, the patrons of the church." This fury of rage and perplexity overpast, however, the strenuous folk of those times began the work...
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The Dover road: annals of an ancient turnpike

Charles George Harper - Dover Road - 1895 - 363 pages
...exaltation that had raised these sculptured stones and tall towers was wasted. People and clergy alike " were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such things, and, maddened with grief and perplexity, they tore their hair and beat the walls and pavement of the church with their...
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Selections from the Sources of English History: Being a ..., Part 1832

Charles William Colby - Great Britain - 1899 - 325 pages
...ashes, reduced to a dreary wilderness, and laid open to all the injuries of the weather. The people were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such...the Lord and His saints, the patrons of the church ; and many, both of laity and monks, .would rather have laid down their lives than that the church...
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