Flemish Relics: Architectural, Legendary, and Pictorial, as Connected with Public Buildings in Belgium
This book of Flemish art highlights the architectural, legendary and pictorial works associated with the public buildings in Belgium.
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Abbey Abbey of Villers Abbot aisles ancient Antwerp appears arcade arches architecture Baldwin beautiful Belfry Belgium beneath bishop Brabant Bruges Brussels building Burgundy buried buttresses carved cathedral century chancel chapels Charles Charles the Bold Childeric Chlodomir Chlotaire choir church of St clerestory Clito Clotildis Clovis Count of Flanders cross crown daughter death decorated died Duke east end edifice Emperor England famous feet Flemish France French front gable Ghent Godfrey de Bouillon Gothic hand Henry holy honour Hotel Hubert Van Eyck hundred interior king lady latter Lord Lorraine Louis Louvain married Mechlin Memlinc monks nave Nicholas noble Normandy originally painted parapet Philip photograph picture picturesque piers prince prison province relics Robert Romanesque roof Rubens saint Schayes shafts side spire statues stone style Thierri of Alsace Tournay tower town tracery transept triforium triptych Ursula vaulting Villers Virgin walls William William Clito wrought Ypres
Page 6 - For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Page 7 - Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace. First let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain; And when at length the cruel war shall cease, On hard conditions may he buy his peace; Nor let him then enjoy supreme command, But fall untimely by some hostile hand, And lie unburied on the barren sand.
Page 7 - Yet let a race untamed, and haughty foes, His peaceful entrance with dire arms oppose ; Oppressed with numbers in th' unequal field, His men discouraged and himself expelled, Let him for succour sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects and his...
Page 7 - Oxford during the civil wars, went one day to see the public library, where he was shewn, among other books, a Virgil, nobly printed, and exquisitely bound. The Lord Falkland, to divert the King, would have his majesty make a trial of his fortune by the Sortes Virgiliarut, which every body knows was an usual kind of augury some ages past.
Page 7 - O Pallas ! thou hast fail'd thy plighted word, To fight with caution, not to tempt the sword : I warn'd thee, but in vain ; for well I knew What perils youthful ardour would pursue ; That boiling blood would carry thee too far, Young as thou wert in dangers, raw to war ! O curst essay of arms, disastrous doom, Prelude of bloody fields and fights to come ! ' " a This anecdote has been repeated by different writers, but on the sole authority of Dr.
Page 93 - Formerly known and highly honoured in painting; this all -was shortly after turned to nothing. It was in the year of the Lord one thousand four hundred and twenty-six, on the eighteenth day of September, that I rendered up my soul to God, in sufferings. Pray God for me, ye who love art, that I may attain to His sight. Flee sin ; turn to the best [objects] : for you must follow me at last.
Page 7 - Falkland observing it, would likewise try his own fortune in the same manner, hoping he might fall upon some passage that could have no relation to his case, and thereby divert the king's thoughts from any impression the other might...
Page 7 - Oppress'd with numbers in th' unequal field, His men discouraged and himself expell'd, Let him for succour sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace, First let him see his friends in battle slain, And their untimely fate lament in vain...
Page 93 - Take warning from me, ye who walk over me. I was as you are, but am now buried dead beneath you. Thus it appears that neither art nor medicine availed me. Art, honour, wisdom, power, affluence, are spared not when death comes. I was called Hubert Van Eyck; I am now food for worms. Formerly known and highly honoured in painting ; this all was shortly after turned to nothing. It was in the year of the Lord one thousand...