Brown's Stranger's Handbook and Illustrated Guide to Salisbury Cathedral: Being a Full Historical and Descriptive Account of the Building and Monuments

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Brown and Company, 1882 - Church buildings - 91 pages

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Page 44 - Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. The glorious company of the apostles praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee. The noble army of martyrs praise thee.
Page 68 - O Almighty God, who out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast ordained strength, and madest infants to glorify thee by their deaths ; Mortify and kill all vices in us, and so strengthen us by thy grace, that by the innocency of our lives, and constancy of our faith even unto death, we may glorify thy holy Name ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 1 - As many days as in one year there be, So many windows in one church we see ; As many marble pillars there appear, As there are hours throughout the fleeting year ; As many gates as moons one year do view : Strange tale to tell, yet not more strange than true.
Page 15 - the best general view of a cathedral to be had in England, displaying the various portions of this interesting building to the greatest advantage.
Page 77 - Here are also interred, John, Duke of Somerset, who died June, 1675, and the Lady Elizabeth Seymour, wife of Charles, Duke of Somerset, who died in December, 1722.
Page 27 - Whether in religious, civil, or domestic life, we find that the Sheep is bound up with the Jewish nation in a way that would seem almost incomprehensible, did we not recall the light which the New Testament throws upon the Old, and the many allusions to the coming Messiah under the figure of the Lamb that taketh away the sins of the world.
Page 17 - They dreamt not of a perishable home Who thus could build...
Page 53 - Within the chapter-house, starting from the quatrefoil above the entrance, as a centre, " run first a series of heads, representing the 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 spandrils of the arcade running below the windows, is the history of man, from the Creation to the delivery of the Ten...
Page 37 - Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, we should do all to the glory of our Lord.
Page 72 - Three monuments by Flaxman, two of which are in the Gothic taste, prove that he was superior to most English sculptors in knowledge of the architectonic style. There is nothing extraordinary in the design ; but the workmanship is good, and there is real feeling in the heads.

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