Handbook to the cathedrals of England, Volume 2

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J.Murray, 1861 - Architecture
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Page 464 - My Lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there : I do beseech you send for some of them.
Page 369 - Under the same canopy were seen both the youthful sovereigns. Cardinal Wolsey was directly in front; on the right and left were the proud nobles of Spain and England; the streets were lined with clergy, all in full ecclesiastical costume. They lighted off their horses at the west door of the cathedral; Warham was there to receive them. Together they said their devotions— doubtless before the shrine.
Page 478 - one of the worthiest men that ever the English hierarchy did enjoy,' was the third primate of the Protestant Church of England after the Reformation, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, upon whose death the Archbishop was afraid lest King James should make alterations in the government and Liturgy of the church ; and his death was accelerated by this anxiety.
Page 364 - Grim, vehemently remonstrating, threw his arms around him to aid his efforts. In the scuffle Becket fastened upon Tracy, shook him by his coat of mail, and exerting his great strength, flung him down on the pavement.
Page 490 - Tenison, bishop of Lincoln, who had been exemplary in every station of his life, had restored a neglected large diocese to some discipline and good order, and had before, in the office of a parochial minister, done as much good as, perhaps, was possible for any one man to do.
Page 466 - He spoke both gracefully and weightily ; he was eminently skilled in the law, had a vast understanding, and a prodigious memory ; and those excellent talents with which nature had furnished him, were improved by study and experience.
Page 399 - Britain, as I have said several times, was to him almost an unknown island. Probably he thought it might be about the size of Sicily or Sardinia, the only large islands he had ever seen, and that twenty-four bishoprics would be sufficient.
Page 468 - His only relaxation was pleasant reading, or discoursing with a man of learning. Although he had bishops, dukes, and earls at his table, his dinners never lasted above an hour. He appeared in splendid robes becoming his station ; but his tastes were exceedingly simple. He rarely suffered wine to touch his lips ; and when he was turned of seventy, his usual beverage was small beer, which he drank very sparingly. But while he himself abstained from almost everything at table, yet so cheerful was his...
Page 479 - I find them so curiously penned, so full of branches and circumstances, that I think the inquisition of Spain used not so many questions to comprehend and to trap their priests.
Page 461 - ... extent, would have rendered all property insecure. The university of Oxford, in their vindication of the archbishop's character from the imputations cast upon it by the emissaries of the pope, justly observed, that' Chichele stood in the sanctuary of God as a firm wall, which neither heresy could shake, nor simony undermine ; that he was the darling of the people, and the foster parent of the clergy d .' He was indeed, in more respects than one, a benefactor to the university.

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