A Concise History of the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, in Wells;: To which is Added, an Abridgment of the Lives of the Bishops and Deans of the Church; and a Catalogue of the Monuments and Antiquities Contained in the Same

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W.J. Quartley, 1814 - 108 pages
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Page 105 - And oh ! my sisters, peaceful be your rest, ** Once more reposing on a father's breast ; " You, whom he lov'd whose notes so soft, so clear " Would sometimes wildly float upon his ear, " As the soft lyre he touch'd with mournful grace ft And Recollection's tear bedew'd his face.
Page 36 - North entrance, are two Busts, supposed to represent the heads of King Ina and Bishop Robert. In an old Chapel of the Northern Transept is a curious old specimen of the art of clock-making; it is a Dial, constructed by Peter Lightfoot, a Monk of Glastonbury, about the year 1325, of complicated design and ingenious execution. On its face the changes of the moon, and other •* astronomical particulars, are represented : an horizontal frame-work, on the summit of the Dial, exhibits, by the aid of machinery,...
Page 104 - To breathe with truth the tributary line ; The Mem'ry of departed worth to save. And snatch the fading laurel from the grave. And oh ! my Sisters, peaceful be your Rest Once more reposing on a Father's breast, You whom he...
Page 63 - II. : when Henry IV. came to the Throne he was restored to his Bishopric. In 1406, he conducted Philippa of Lancaster, the King's daughter, into Denmark, to be married to Eric, King of that country; for which services he was translated to the See of York, December 1, AD 1407. « 36. NICHOLAS BUBWITH, (x) Bishop of London, afterwards of Salisbury, and Treasurer of England, AD 1401, succeeded to this See AD 1408 : he was a great benefactor to the Church, and contributed largely towards the building...
Page 40 - ... with a profusion of images beautifully carved in niches or recesses, the vaults of which are supported by elegant slender pillars of polished Purbeck* marble. At the top are the twelve Apostles, below them are the hierarchs, and one whole line of the breadth of the portail is occupied by a grotesque representation of the Resurrection in small figures, wherein are expressed all the various attitudes of the resuscitated bodies emerging from their earthly mansions. The larger figures which adorn...
Page 7 - AP 728. Thirty-eight years after, in 766, Kinewulf, successor to Sigibert in the West Saxon territories, gave, for the support of the Clergy here established, (who at first were only four in number,) eleven Manses, or Farms, situate near the River Welve, and contigious to the Valley of Asancumb.* The whole ecclesiastical government of the Wes,t Saxons was, in the first instance, under the sole jurisdiction of the Bishop of Dorchester, and afterwards under the Bishop of Winchester, whose diocese being...
Page 102 - At the north end of the east aisle of the North Transept is an altar tomb, with a canopy over it, to the memory of Thos. Cornish. On the border of the altar table the following inscription remains, part being broken off: f . '« obiit supradictus Dn» Thomas Tinensis Epus " tertio die mensis Julii Anno Dn> 1513.
Page 83 - Transept, under a neat canop}', is the monument of Bishop William de Marchia. Upon the Altar-Table lies his effigy, attired ,in his episcopal habit ; his right hand is in the attitude of giving the blessing ; his left sustains a crosier : over his head is a double cushion supported by angels, and at his feet a cropped long tailed dog. Adjoining this, under an ornamented arch, is the Monument of Viscountess de Lisle,* which has the...
Page 6 - Ina, a pious and judicious Prince, descended from Cerdiccas, the 12th King of the West Saxons, returning from the conquest of the West, founded here a Collegiate Church, which he dedicated to the honour of St. Andrew the Apostle. This King, after having reigned 37 years, left his kingdom, and went with his Queen Ethelburga to Rome ; living there the remainder of his life, (not more than a year,) after a severe monastic manner : he died AD 728.
Page 69 - Henry VIII. an Act of Parliament passed for settling the right of election of the Bishops of this See ; •whereby the Dean and Chapter of Wells, being made one sole Chapter, were vested with that power.

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