The cathedral churches of England and Wales: their history, architecture and monuments (Google eBook)

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E. Stanford, 1892 - Cathedrals - 263 pages
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Page 61 - 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.
Page 238 - HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF WELLS, as illustrating the History of the Cathedral Churches of the Old Foundation. Crown 8vo.
Page 140 - Fitz-Eustace' care A pierced and mangled body bare To moated Lichfield's lofty pile ; And there, beneath the southern aisle, A tomb, with Gothic sculpture fair, Did long Lord Marmion's image bear. (Now vainly for its site you look ; 'Twas leveled, when fanatic Brook The fair cathedral stormed and took; But, thanks to heaven and good Saint Chad, A guerdon meet the spoiler had...
Page 219 - But the Minster most admirable; as big, I think, and handsomer than Westminster : and a most large Close about it, and houses for the Officers thereof, and a fine palace for the Bishop.
Page 180 - The character born by these different monasteries is thus given in an old rhyme. Ramsay, the rich of gold and fee, Thorney, the flower of many a fair tree, Croyland, the courteous of their meat and drink, Spalding, the gluttons, as all men do think, Peterborough the proud. Sautrey, by the way, That old abbey, Gave more alms in one day than all they.
Page 31 - Azure, an episcopal staff in pale argent, ensigned with a cross patie or, surmounted by a pall of the second edged and fringed of the third, charged with four crosses formee fitchee sable.
Page 239 - ... and every aspect fair, majestic, eloquent with deep and sacred symbolism. Remaining for a few moments on the Cathedral Green, a wide area of exquisitely smooth turf, bounded on the south and west by fine old lime trees, let us look around upon that group of buildings pronounced by the late Professor Freeman " the finest collection of domestic buildings surrounding a Cathedral church to be seen anywhere."* To the north is the Deanery, built by Dean Gunthorpe, who entertained within its walls no...
Page 183 - SCARLETT'S picture stand on hie; But at your feet here doth his body lye. His gravestone doth his age and death-time shew, Elis office by heis token [s] you may know. Second to none for strength and sturdy lymm, A scare-babe mighty voice, with visage grim ; He had inter'd two queenes within this place, And this townes householders in his life's space Twice over; but at length his own time came What he for others did, for him the same Was done : no doubt his soule doth live for aye, In heaven, though...
Page 104 - CHICHESTER : az., a Prester John sitting on a tombstone, in his left hand a mound, his right extended, all or, with a linen mitre on his head, and in his mouth a sword ppr.
Page 210 - Oh ye, who pass into the House of the Lord, into the House of Prayer, pray for your fellow-servant, that he may find mercy in the day of the Lord.

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