Greek and Gothic: Progress and Decay in the Three Arts of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting (Google eBook)

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W. Smith, 1881 - Architecture - 388 pages
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Page 276 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper ; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
Page 33 - Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove : that is covered with silver wings, and her feathers like gold.
Page 275 - O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
Page 288 - Church-painting, at the end of the fourth and beginning of the fifth century...
Page 223 - It is that strange disquietude of the Gothic spirit that is its greatness ; that, restlessness of the dreaming mind, that wanders hither and thither among the niches, and flickers feverishly around the pinnacles, and frets and fades in labyrinthine knots and shadows along wall and roof, and yet is not satisfied, nor shall be satisfied.
Page 250 - And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace ; where were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black marble.
Page 238 - When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
Page 277 - Make me to understand the way of thy commandments ; and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Page 334 - Constance. For a time it seemed as if the course of the world's history was to be changed, as if the older Celtic race that Roman and German had swept before them had turned to the moral conquest of their conquerors, as if Celtic and not Latin Christianity was to mould the destinies of the churches of the West.
Page 259 - ... that it may please him, of his gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of his elect, and to hasten his kingdom...

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