The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Wells: illustrated by a series of engravings, of views, elevations, plans and details of the architecture of that edifice; including biographical anecdotes of the bishops of the see of Bath and Wells. L.P.

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F.&J. Rivington, 1847 - 154 pages
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Page 58 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, "I see the matter against me how it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 144 - AN ESSAY TOWARDS DEDUCING A REGULAR SUCCESSION OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL DIGNITARIES IN EACH CATHEDRAL, COLLEGIATE CHURCH OR CHAPEL, (NOW IN BEING,) In those parts of Great Britain called ENGLAND AND WALES, FROM THE FIRST ERECTION THEREOF TO...
Page 76 - He was no sooner invested with these livings, than he put the parsonage houses in repair, and gave 12 poor persons a regular allowance ; and the same conduct he is said to have pursued during all his subsequent preferments. In 1617 he accompanied King James to Scotland, on his ill-timed expedition for the purpose of uniting the two kingdoms into one...
Page 128 - On the south side of the outer court or baUium, as it may be named, are the walls of a grand and spacious hall, which was about one hundred and twenty feet in length by seventy feet in width, and was built by Bishop Burnell in the reign of Edward I. It was enlightened by tall and finely formed windows, had a music gallery at one end, and staircase turrets at the angles. Near it are the remains of a once beautiful chapel, supposed to have been built by Joceline de Wells. Bishop Erghum fortified, enlarged,...
Page 16 - Athelelm to Wells ; Aidulf to Crediton in Devonshire : also to other provinces he appointed two bishops ; to the South- Saxons, Bernegus, a very proper person ; and to the Mercians, Cenulph, whose see was at Dorchester, in Oxfordshire. All this the pope established, in such wise, that he who should invalidate this decree should be damned everlastingly.
Page 54 - Adrian a high character for his uncommon learning, his exquisite judgment in 'the choice of the properest words, and the truly classical style of his writings ; in which he was the first, says that author, since the age of Cicero, who revived the purity of the Latin language, and taught men to draw their knowlege from the sources of the best and most learned authors.
Page 70 - ... can, (as they call it,) which is to reade well, to conster well, and to sing well ; in which last he hath good judgement, and I have heard good music of voyces in his house.
Page 30 - Bath, as in modern times, but that in future they should take their names from both churches, and be called Bishops of BATH and WELLS ; that the monks of Bath and the canons of Wells should, on a vacancy of the See, appoint an equal number of delegates, by whose united votes the Bishop should be chosen, (the Dean of Wells being the returning officer) ; that the Bishop elect should be enthroned in both churches, but first at Bath ; that both their communities should form the Bishop's Chapter, and...
Page 63 - I speak now only of the spoil made under this bishop, scarce were five years past after Bath's ruins ; but as fast went the axes and hammers to work at Wells. The goodly hall covered with lead (because the...
Page 6 - Pilton, or in their chapels, or islands, unless he be specially invited by the abbat or brethren of that place. But if he come upon such invitation, he shall take nothing to himself of the things of the church, nor of the offerings ; knowing that he has two mansions appointed him in two several places out of this church's possessions, one in...

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