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Page 159 - Wished yourselves unmarried again ; Or, in a twelvemonth and a day, Repented not in thought any way ; But continued true and in desire, As when you joined hands in holy quire. If to these conditions, without all fear, Of your own accord you will freely swear, A...
Page 169 - Norman, and Gothic styles of architecture ; yet, notwithstanding the dissimilarity of its parts, when considered as a whole, it must unquestionably be regarded as a very magnificent structure. The north and south transepts, which are the oldest parts of the cathedral, were erected in the reigns of William Rufus and Henry I.
Page 208 - Rebecca, in chiaro oscuro; forming the last of the series of paintings of the life of our Saviour which surround the chapel. The middle of the aisle, and the space round the organ gallery, are paved with black and white marble, in golochi, frets, and other ornaments ; having, in the centre, an anchor and seaman's compass.
Page 156 - September, 1784, the above gentlemen, with proper assistants, entered the church for that purpose, to be directed to the identical spot by a secret history. After digging some time they found a stone coffin, and, on opening the same, discovered the entire skeleton of that great and pious prince, together with most part of his steel armour, the remainder of which had probably been corroded by rust and length of time. After satisfying their curiosity, the coffin was closed, as well as the grave, that...
Page 301 - ... designed for the preservation of the foundation piles. These contracted the space between the piers so greatly, as to occasion, at the retreat of every tide, a fall of five feet, or a number of temporary cataracts, which, since the foundation of the Bridge, have occasioned the loss of many thousand lives.
Page 161 - From all the neighbouring points of view, its appearance is unique and striking; its public edifices exhibiting a degree of magnificence unexpected at a distance so remote from the metropolis; and its situation and figure being so peculiar as to have occasioned its being emphatically denominated the
Page 191 - ... of which the waves have formed an opening resembling a picturesque arch. The views of this part of the coast, from the sea, are extremely fine. The cliffs are the resort and breeding-places of innumerable multitudes of marine birds, whose various notes, mixed with the solemn roar of the waves, that rush into the caverns, and break among the rocks beneath, produce a most singular, yet not unpleasing concert. The prospect from the light-house, on the highest point of the Freshwater cliffs, is extremely...
Page 205 - We have traces of a royal residence at this place, as early as the year 1300, when Edward I. made an offering of seven shillings at each of the holy crosses in the chapel of the Virgin Mary, and the Prince made an offering of half that sum.