The ecclesiastical architecture of Scotland from the earliest Christian times to the seventeenth century, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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D. Douglas, 1897 - Architecture
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Page 617 - Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Page vi - Scotland during the latter half of the fifteenth and the first half of the sixteenth centuries, and it is certainly surprising to find some exceptionally good work in a few structures of that period.
Page 269 - In 1413 there were not less than 15,653 pilgrims of all nations, and the offerings were equal to 1422 merks. In 1430, James I , King of Scotland, being a good man, who loved the Church, built the Abbey of the Holy Cross at Edinburgh, and took the Chapel at Fairknowe under his protection, added much to it by the building of houses for the reception of pilgrims, called it the White Chapel, where he often went, and made it a dependant on his own Abbey of the Holy Cross.
Page 151 - When looked at from a strictly architectural point of view, the design may be considered faulty in many respects, much of the detail being extremely rude and debased, while as regards construction many of the principles wrought out during the development of Gothic architecture are ignored. But notwithstanding these faults, the profusion of design so abundantly shown everywhere, and the exuberant fancy of the architect, strike the visitor who sees Rosslyn for the first time with an astonishment which...
Page 223 - JANE, daughter of Patrick Lord Hepburne, widow of this Lord George, after his decease, " Biggit the forewark of Seton above the "zet, and also she biggit the northomoss yll of the college kirk of " Seton, and took down the yll biggit be Dame Katherine Sinclair, " on the south side of it, the said college kirk, because the syde of it " stood to the syde of the kirk, to mack it a parfecte and a proper " cornet and a cross kirk, and biggit up the steeple, as ye see it now, " to ane grit hight, swa that...
Page 151 - The church, so far as erected, is in perfect preservation, and is a charming portion of an incomplete design. It is, in some respects, the most remarkable piece of architecture in Scotland ; and had the church been finished in the same spirit as that in which it has been so far carried out, it would have gone far to have realised a poet's dream in stone. When looked at from a strictly architectural point of view, the design may be considered faulty in many respects, much of the detail being extremely...
Page 48 - ... and to the brethren present and future professing a religious that is, a monastic life-; and he takes under his protection and that of Saint Peter the aforesaid monastery of Saint Columba, in order that the monastic order which has been instituted in that place, according to God and the rule of Saint Benedict, may be preserved inviolate in all time to come, and he confirms to them the place itself in which the said monastery is situated, with its pertinents, consisting of churches, island,...
Page 527 - They have a very pretty church where the hammermen and other tradesmen have several seats mounted above the rest, the gentlemen below the tradesmen in the ground seats; the women sit in the high end of the church, with us the choir, there is one neat vaulted porch in it, my Lord Bucplewgh's...
Page 105 - Know all, who are, or shall be, me to have given and -consigned, and by this my present Charter to have confirmed, to Henry Bald, that land in my burgh of Perth, which James, the...

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