Durham, Chester, Manchester

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John Murray, 1869 - Cathedrals - 237 pages
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Page 414 - April 1662, he was admitted master of Trinity college, Cambridge; and, in August resigned his rectory of St. Christopher's, and prebend of Sarum. In 1667 he was admitted a fellow...
Page 348 - And what ails thee, or troubles thee ?• — hast thou not men and women, and attendants sufficient ?' ' Yea,' quoth she, ' and more than enough ; I say to one, go...
Page 352 - Upon the accession of his royal pupil to the throne, he was first appointed cofferer, then treasurer of the wardrobe, archdeacon of Northampton, prebendary of Lincoln, Sarum, and Lichfield, keeper of the privy seal, dean of Wales, and, last of all, bishop of Durham.
Page 363 - Durham. It is scarcely possible to speak in adequate terms of bishop Morton's prudence, generosity, and moderation, in exercising the rights and employing the revenues of his opulent see. Temperate, or even rigidly abstemious himself, he exercised a noble hospitality towards others, and a perpetual charity " to poor scholars, strangers, and travellers.
Page 244 - The culprit upon knocking at the ring affixed to the north door was admitted without delay, and after confessing his crime, with every minute circumstance connected with it, the whole of which was committed to writing in the presence of witnesses, a bell in the Galilee tower ringing all the while to give notice to the town...
Page 296 - Feretory, having six very fine sounding silver bells fasten'd to the said rope ; which, at the drawing up of the cover, made such a goodly sound that it stirred all the people's hearts that were within the church to repair unto it, and to make their prayers to God, and that holy man St. Cuthbert ; and that the beholders might see the glory and ornaments thereof.
Page 357 - ... to the bishopric of Durham from Bath and Wells. Whilst bishop of Bath he was one of the sponsors for prince Henry, afterwards Henry VIII. From the see of Rome he had the title of apostolical legate in the realm of Scotland ; he was also secretary of state. From the time of bishop Fox's promotion to Durham the whole management of the north, and of the Scottish border, was committed to his charge. He was translated to the see of Winchester on the 6th of October 1501. — Ibid. 1495 (Dec. 16). —...
Page 413 - He was no great read man ; but one of much and deepe thinking, and of a working head ; and a prudent man as well as ingeniose. He was one of Seth, lord bishop of Sarum's most intimate friends.
Page 349 - ... England, fortified Berwick with a wall and fosse, and on the 24th of August, he received the homage of the Scottish nobility before an English Parliament, summoned for that purpose. The bishop of Durham attended his sovereign in all the pomp and splendour of a Palatine prince ; 26 standard bearers of his own household, and 140 knights, formed his train, and 1000 foot and 500 horse marched under the consecrated banner of St. Cuthbert, which was born by Henry de Horncastre, a monk of Durham.
Page 371 - It would be a melancholy thing in the close of life, to have no reflections to entertain one's self with, but that one had spent the revenues of the Bishopric of Durham, in a sumptuous course of living, and enriched one's friends with the promotions of it, instead of having really set one's self to do good, and promote worthy men...

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