Handbook of English Cathedrals: Canterbury, Peterborough, Durham, Salisbury, Lichfield, Lincoln, Ely, Wells, Winchester, Gloucester, York, London

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Century Company, 1893 - Cathedrals - 483 pages

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Page 263 - Proud Prelate, — You know what you were before I made you what you are now. If you do not immediately comply with my request. I will unfrock you, by God.
Page 229 - Some prophet of that day said: "The Avon to the Severn runs, The Severn to the sea, And Wickliffe's dust shall spread abroad, Wide as the waters be.
Page 449 - ... a kind of still roar or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and afoot.
Page 49 - And the master, perceiving that he derived no benefit from the physicians, gave up the work, and crossing the sea, returned to his home in France. And another succeeded him in the charge of the works ; William by name, English by nation, small in body, but in workmanship of many kinds acute and honest.
Page 452 - Gothic form, and of a style with the rest of the structure, which I would strictly adhere to throughout the whole intention. To deviate from the old form would be to run into a disagreeable mixture, which no person of a good taste could relish.
Page 132 - ... lying whole, uncorrupt, with his face bare, and his beard as of a fortnight's growth, and all the vestments about him, as he was accustomed to say mass, and his met wand of gold lying by him.
Page 48 - 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, the patrons of the church...
Page 126 - ... and influence. His high birth gave him a natural claim to power, and he possessed every popular and splendid quality which could command obedience or excite admiration. His courage and constancy were shown in the service of his sovereign. His liberality knew no bounds ; and he regarded no expense, however enormous, when placed in competition with any object of pleasure or magnificence.
Page 381 - They were perfectly practical and most ingenious men ; the.y worked experimentally ; if their buildings were strong enough there they stood ; if they were too strong they also stood ; but if they were too weak they gave way, and they put props and built the next stronger. That was their science, and very good practical science it was, but in many cases they imperilled their work and gave trouble to future restorers.
Page 126 - Surrounded by his officers of state, or marching at the head of his troops, in peace or in war, he appeared as the military chief of a powerful and independent franchise. The court of Durham exhibited all the appendages of royalty : nobles addressed the palatine sovereign kneeling, and, instead of menial servants, knights waited in his presence-chamber, and at his table, bareheaded and standing.

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