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Page 30 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 60 - As many days as in one year there be, So many windows in one church we see ; As many marble pillars there appear, As there are hours throughout the fleeting year ; As many gates as moons one year do view : Strange tale to tell, yet not more strange than true.
Page 25 - That the influence of the Crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:
Page 61 - In the statutes of the archiépiscopal cathedral of Tulles, given in the year 1497, it is said, that during the celebration of the festival of the boy-bishop, " MORALITIES were presented, and shews of MIRACLES, with farces and other sports, but compatible with decorum.
Page 48 - Ailes; as for the vault of the Navis, both sides are equally supported, and propped up from the spreading by the Bows or flying Buttresses, which rise from the outward Walls of the...
Page 78 - Nymph of the grot, these sacred springs I keep : And to the murmur of these waters sleep : Ah spare my slumbers, gently tread the cave, And drink in silence, or in silence lave.
Page 48 - Ailes, they are indeed supported on the outside by the buttresses, but inwardly they have no other stay but the pillars themselves, which (as they are usually proportioned) if they stood alone without the weight above, could not resist the spreading of the Ailes one minute. True indeed, the great load above the walls and vaults of the Navis, should seem to confirm the pillars in their perpendicular station, that there should be no need of the butment inward; but experience hath...
Page 68 - Carnarvan; before them Lady MARY, Daughter of George Duke of Buckingham, and Wife to Charles Lord Herbert-, and above in the Clouds are two Sons and a Daughter who died young.
Page 47 - ... taken down, in order to be re-edified in the new taste ; or had additions patched to them of this mode of architecture. The present cathedral church of Salisbury was begun early in this reign, and finished in the year 1258. It is entirely in the Gothic style, and, according to Sir -Christopher Wren, may be justly accounted one of the best patterns of architecture of the age in which it was built. Its excellency is undoubtedly in a great measure owing to its being constructed on one plan ; whence...