A Walk in and about the City of Canterbury: With Many Observations Not Hitherto Described in Any Other Publication. The Third Edition. By W. Gostling, ...

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Simmons and Kirkby, 1779 - 325 pages
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Page 250 - was builded about a man's height, all of stone, then upwards of timber plain, within which was a chest of iron, containing the bones of Thomas Becket, scull and all, with the wound of his death, and the piece cut out of his scull laid in the same wound.
Page 29 - Thomas (whose ruins are, or were lately, all there) had over the door at the west end of it a handsome old arch which the archbishop's lessee took down some years ago, to make a portal to his own dwelling-house at St. Thomas'shill ; but that being sold and rebuilt, the Rev.
Page 113 - ... design ; which was to pull down the east end of Lanfranc's church, with a small chapel of the Holy Trinity adjoining, to erect a most magnificent one instead of it, equally lofty with the roof of the church, and add to that another building in honour of the new object of their devotion. And in this they acted very prudently, for while they were thus employed, votaries continued to bring their oblations in abundance, and St.
Page 105 - August 23, these two kings came to Canterbury, with a great train of nobility of both nations, and were received by the archbishop and his comprovincials, the prior and convent, with great honour and unspeakable joy. " The oblations of gold and silver, made by the French, were incredible. The king came in manner and habit of a pilgrim ; was conducted to the ^tomb of St. Thomas, in solemn procession, where he offered...
Page 142 - ... hall, be gathered together into dishes or vessels, fit for that purpose, and be carried all of them to the Almonry, and there be disposed of to no other use, but of pure alms only.
Page 264 - Coventry, commissioned by the pope for that purpose, which was delivered to him with this form. " To the honour of Almighty God and the blessed Virgin Mary, the holy apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, our lord Pope Alexander VI. the holy Roman church, and also of the holy church of Canterbury committed to their charge, we give you, in the pall, taken from the body of St. Peter, a full authority for the exercise of your archiepiscopal function, with the liberty of wearing this honourable distinction...
Page 115 - a coffin of wood which covered a coffin of gold was drawn up by ropes, and then an invaluable treasure was discovered : gold was the meanest thing to be seen there ; all shone and glittered with the rarest and most precious jewels of an extraordinary size, some were larger than the egg of a goose...
Page 334 - Mufic the fierceft grief can charm, And fate's fevereft rage difarm : Mufic can foften pain to eafe, And make defpair and madnefs pleafe : Our joys below it can improve, And antedate the blifs above. This the divine Cecilia found, And to her maker's praife confin'd the found. When the full organ joins the tuneful quire, Th...
Page 35 - ... had turned that road aside to Longport, in order to secure that burying-place within their own enclosure. A common footway lay through it for many years, even till Mr. Somner's memory ; but the great gate of the cemetery towards the town, is lately turned into a dwelling-house, and that which came into the road near St. Martin's walled up.
Page 160 - ... past refused to admit the claim of either, this 70 per annum has been totally sunk, as they allege a failure in their estate. This being asserted, we must believe such to be the case, although most estates in the neighbourhood of London have greatly increased in value within that period ; yet how they are empowered to load one branch of Mr. Colfe's charity with the whole failure, does not appear; or why the schools of Christ's Hospital and Canterbury have not an equal right to share his liberality...

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