The book of the Axe (Google eBook)

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Page 80 - Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Page 140 - I must not leave the truth unstated, that it is again no question of expediency or feeling whether we shall preserve the buildings of past times or not. We have no right whatever to touch them. They are not ours, They belong partly to those who built them, and partly to all the generations of mankind who are to follow us.
Page 172 - Franchise and liberty are used as synonymous terms; and their definition is (v) a royal privilege, or branch of the king's prerogative, subsisting in the hands of a subject.
Page 235 - Last came, and last did go The pilot of the Galilean lake; Two massy keys he bore of metals twain (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain) ; He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake: 'How well could I have spared for thee, young swain, Enow of such, as for their bellies' sake Creep and intrude and climb into the fold!
Page 139 - Neither by the public, nor by those who have the care of public monuments, is the true meaning of the word restoration understood. It means the most total destruction which a building can suffer...
Page 889 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 172 - It is likewise a franchise for a number of persons to be incorporated and subsist as a body politic, with a power to maintain perpetual succession and do other corporate acts ; and each individual member of such a corporation is also said to have a franchise or freedom.
Page 417 - I judge this to be true, and utter it with heaviness, that neither the Britons, under the Romans and Saxons, nor yet the English people under the Danes and Normans, had ever such damage of their learned monuments, as we have seen in our time.
Page 139 - Do not let us deceive ourselves in this important matter ; it is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have above insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, never can be recalled.
Page 613 - The spinsters and the knitters in the sun, And the free maids that weave their thread with bones, Do use to chant it ; it is silly sooth, And dallies with the innocence of love, Like the old age.

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