Handbook to the Cathedrals of England. Western Division, Parts 1-2

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Murray, 1903 - Cathedrals - 351 pages
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Page 217 - He married my sisters with five pound, or twenty nobles apiece, so that he brought them up in godliness and fear of God. He kept hospitality for his poor neighbours, and some alms he gave to the poor. And all this he did...
Page 216 - My father was a yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep; and my mother milked thirty kine.
Page 221 - Trinity," in answer to some parts of Locke's Essay. [AD 1699 — 1717.] WILLIAM LLOYD, translated from Lichfield. In 1680 he had been consecrated to the see of St. Asaph, and was one of the seven bishops sent to the Tower by James II. He...
Page 56 - He was a man of vigorous faculties, a mind fervid and vehement supplied by incessant and unlimited inquiry, with wonderful extent and variety of knowledge, which yet had not oppressed his imagination nor clouded his perspicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught, together with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the scholar, the reasoner, and...
Page 55 - where," says Fuller, " he got by his restraint what he could never have got by his liberty, namely, of one reputed Popish to become for a short time popular, as the only confessor suffering for not subscribing the Canons'.
Page 222 - Puritans," under the title of, " A Vindication of the Government, Doctrine, and Worship of the Church of England, established in the reign of queen Elizabeth :" of which the late bishop Hallifax said, " a better vindication of the reformed church of England, I never read.
Page 284 - Lichfield enjoyed a sad pre-eminence during the civil war, — "... when fanatic Brooke The fair cathedral spoiled and took ; Though thanks to heaven and good St. Chad, A guerdon meet the spoiler had.
Page 269 - Nothing but this principle, that they are liable to insanity equally at least with private persons, can account for the major part of those transactions of which we read in history.
Page vii - Then came the fire on the upper part of the steeple, and burned all the monastery, and all the treasures that were there within, except a few books and three mass-robes.
Page 57 - ... impatience of opposition disposed him to treat his adversaries with such contemptuous superiority as made his readers commonly his enemies, and excited against the advocate the wishes of some who favoured the cause. He seems to have adopted the Roman Emperor's determination, oderint dum metuant', he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade.

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