The cathedral churches of England: their architecture, history and antiquities ; with bibliography, itinerary and glossary ; a practical handbook for students and travellers (Google eBook)

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Duffield, 1910 - Cathedrals - 593 pages
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Page 395 - Westminster Abbey. To connect his memory with the scenes in which his earliest and his latest years were passed, and with the associations of Rochester Cathedral and its neighbourhood which extended over all his life, this Tablet, with the sanction of the Dean and Chapter, is placed by his Executors."] THE HOLLY-TREE INN.
Page 390 - Changes of glorious light from moving boughs, songs of birds, scents from gardens, woods, and fields or, rather, from the one great garden of the whole cultivated island in its yielding time penetrate into the Cathedral, subdue its earthy odour, and preach the Resurrection and the Life.
Page 308 - But when this province also received the word of truth, by the preaching of Mellitus, King Ethelbert built the church of St. Paul, in the city of London, where he and his successors should have their episcopal see.
Page 308 - IN the year of our Lord 604, Augustine, archbishop of Britain, ordained two bishops, viz. Mellitus and Justus ; Mellitus to preach to the province of the East- Saxons, who are divided from Kent by the river Thames, and border on the Eastern sea. Their metropolis is the city of London, which, is situated on the bank of the aforesaid river, and is the mart of many nations resorting to it by sea and land. At that time...
Page 510 - As much time as possible should be given to the study of the beautiful woodwork.
Page 84 - In the sixteenth century, windows were erected not so much to the glory of God as to the glorification of the donor, who claimed a prominent or else the very central place for himself.
Page 436 - ... various conditions of life at the time the edifice was constructed. Thus we see the shaven monk, the in and out-door costume of the fine lady, the nun, the merchant, the sailor, the countryman, and many others. Then, above these, and filling in the...
Page 568 - Diocletian, and from which the poison escaped in the shape of a serpent or fiend; St. Matthew, as an Apostle, a spear; St. Matthias, an axe; St. Paul, often represented with the Twelve, the sword of his . beheading; St. Peter, the keys; St. Philip, a spear, or cross, or sometimes a basket with loaves in allusion to the feeding of the multitude; St. Simon, a saw; St. Thaddeus or Jude, a halbert; St. Thomas, a spear or lance. ARCHANGELS are often represented crowned, sometimes with crosses on their...
Page 331 - Nicholas *, in the midst of the town; a long, fair, and high church, having a stately high stone steeple, with many pinnacles ; a stately stone...

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