British Monachism: Or, Manners and Customs of the Monks and Nuns of England

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M.A. Nattali, 1843 - Great Britain - 451 pages
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Page 419 - Tempe's vale, her native maids, Amidst the festal sounding shades, To some unwearied minstrel dancing, While, as his flying fingers kissed the strings, Love framed with Mirth a gay fantastic round : Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound ; And he, amidst his frolic play, As if he would the charming air repay, Shook thousand odours from his dewy wings.
Page 430 - COMPANION to the BOOK of COMMON PRAYER, of the United Church of England and Ireland.
Page 2 - ... have always the utmost abhorrence and detestation of such excesses, which their experience tells them are so immediately fatal to people of their condition. The disorder and extravagance of several years, on the contrary, will not always ruin a man of fashion, and people of that rank are very apt to consider the power of indulging in some degree of excess as one of the advantages of their fortune, and the liberty of doing so without censure or reproach, as one of the privileges which belong to...
Page 1 - In every civilised society, in every society where the distinction of ranks has once been completely established, there have been always two different schemes or systems of morality current at the same time; of which the one may be called the strict or austere; the other the liberal, or, if you will, the loose system. The former is generally admired and revered by the common people: the latter ь commonly more esteemed and adopted by what are called people of fashion.
Page 324 - When mad people were brought to be dipped in the saint's pool, it was necessary to perform certain ceremonies, in which there was a mixture of Druidism and Popery. After remaining all night in the chapel, bound with ropes, the bell was set upon their head with great solemnity. It was the popular opinion that, if stolen, it would extricate itself out of the thief s hands, and return home, ringing all the way. For some years past this bell has been locked up, to prevent its being used for superstitious...
Page 1 - The vices of levity are always ruinous to the common people, and a single week's thoughtlessness and dissipation is often sufficient to undo a poor workman for ever, and to drive him, through despair, upon committing the most enormous crimes. The wiser and better sort...
Page 50 - Sepulchre, well guilt with fine gold, and a civer thereto; an image of God Almighty rising out of the same Sepulchre, •with all the ordinance that longeth thereto; that is to say, a lath made of timber and iron work thereto.
Page 1 - ... provided they are not accompanied with gross indecency, and do not lead to falsehood and injustice, are generally treated with a good deal of indulgence, and are easily either excused or pardoned altogether. In the austere system, on the contrary, those excesses are regarded with the utmost abhorrence and detestation.
Page 300 - ... matter — and the surgeon separating the head from the body, because the coffin had been made too short ! He stood for a moment motionless in amazement, and filled with...
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