Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire: The hundreds of the High Peak and Wirksworth. 1877 (Google eBook)

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Palmer and Edmunds, 1877 - Church architecture - 612 pages
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Page 393 - Those joyous hours are past away ; And many a heart, that then was gay, Within the tomb now darkly dwells, And hears no more those evening bells. And so 'twill be when I am gone ; That tuneful peal will still ring on, While other bards shall walk these dells, And sing your praise, sweet evening bells ! SHOULD THOSE FOND HOPES.
Page 44 - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, And the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Page 73 - I did not only deface the tabernacles and places where they did stand, but also did take away crutches, shirts, and shifts, with wax offered, being things that allure and entice the ignorant to the said offering ; also giving the keepers of both places orders that no more offerings should be made in those places till the king's pleasure, and your Lordship's be further known in that behalf.
Page 473 - Tower Hill, towards Aldgate, being a long continual street, amongst other smaller buildings in that row, there was sometime an abbey of nuns of the order of St. Clare, called the Minories, founded by Edmond, Earl of Lancaster, Leicester, and Derby, brother to King Edward III...
Page 73 - I may be ascertained again at your pleasure, and I shall not fail to execute your Lordship's commandments to the utmost of my little wit and power. And my Lord, as touching the opinion of the people and the fond trust they did put in those images, and the vanity of the things, this bearer can tell your Lordship better at large than I can write, for he was with me at the doing of all this, and in all places, as knoweth good Jesus, whom ever have your Lordship in his precious keeping.
Page 239 - The penalty thereof to the ringers pay. First, when you do into the bellhouse come, Look if the ringers have convenient room, For if you do be an hindrance unto them, Fourpence you forfeit unto these gentlemen. Next if you do here intend to ring, With hat or spur do not touch a string ; For if you do, your forfeit is for that. Just fourpence down to pay, or lose your hat. If you a bell turn over, without delay Fourpence unto the ringers you must pay ; Or if you strike, misscall, or do abuse, You...
Page 228 - The men of the village are still, as they were in the novel, engaged in the manufacture of needles. "The church of Hathersage, dedicated to St. Michael, is not only one of the most picturesquely situated churches of Derbyshire, but is also one of the best examples of ecclesiastical architecture which the county possesses Its general design and most of its features connect the present church with the first half of the fourteenth century, when the Decorated style prevailed.
Page 303 - Christ is to me as life on earth, and death to me is gaine Because I trust through him alone salvation to obtaine.
Page 303 - I wish in Southwarke call'd where it doth ly Saint Mary Overis to Oxford then who did him Send into that Colledge right And there 14 years did him find...
Page 42 - Possessed of deep sonorous tone, This belfry king sits on his throne; And when the merry bells go round, Adds to and mellows every sound. So in a just and well-pois"d state, Where all degrees possess due weight. One greater power, one greater tone, Is ceded to improve their own.

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