English Cathedrals: Canterbury, Peterborough, Durham, Salisbury, Lichfield, Lincoln, Ely, Wells, Winchester, Gloucester, York, London

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Century Company, 1892 - Cathedrals - 396 pages
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Page 216 - PROUD PRELATE, — You know what you were before I made you what you are ; if you do not immediately comply with my request, by God I will unfrock you.— ELIZABETH.
Page 189 - Some prophet of that day said: "The Avon to the Severn runs, The Severn to the sea, And Wickliffe's dust shall spread abroad, Wide as the waters be.
Page 364 - ... a kind of still roar or loud whisper. It is the great exchange of all discourse, and no business whatsoever but is here stirring and afoot.
Page 366 - Gothic form, and of a style with the rest of the structure, which I would strictly adhere to throughout the whole intention. To deviate from the old form would be to run into a disagreeable mixture, which no person of a good taste could relish.
Page 102 - ... lying whole, uncorrupt, with his face bare, and his beard as of a fortnight's growth, and all the vestments about him, as he was accustomed to say mass, and his met wand of gold lying by him.
Page 99 - Even the great king Edward was moved to fear or envy by his wealth and power and, perhaps, ambition. But Edward II. took him back into favor, and he remained bishop and prince till his death. He spent much on buildings as well as in every other way, yet he left greater riches behind than any of his forerunners ; and despite his extravagance and pomp he is described as an active, industrious, and singularly temperate man. It is impossible here to hint at even the most remarkable bishops who filled...
Page 369 - In fine, it is the opinion of all men, that we can proceed no farther at the west end. What we are to do next is the present deliberation, in which you are so absolutely and indispensably necessary to us that we can do nothing, resolve on nothing without you.
Page 387 - Underneath is laid the builder of this church and city, Christopher Wren, who lived more than ninety years, not for himself, but for the public good. Reader, if you seek his monument, look around...
Page 33 - The people were astonished that the Almighty should suffer such things, and maddened with excess of grief and perplexity, they tore their hair and beat the walls and pavement of the church with their heads and hands, blaspheming the Lord and His saints, the patrons of the church...
Page 123 - ... only. Yet the enormous spring of the Salisbury steeple does not crush or overwhelm the church, thanks to those widespreading limbs which on all four sides sustain its far vertical lines. In fact, no better church than Salisbury could be fancied as a base for one of the greatest spires in the world. Its successive portions so build themselves up toward the centre that we feel it would be incomplete did a less imposing pinnacle surmount it. The beauty of this church is the beauty of grace, not...

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