The history and antiquities of Bath Abbey church: including biographical anecdotes of the most distinguished persons interred in that edifice: with an essay on epithaphs, in which its principal monumental inscriptions are recorded

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Printed for the author, 1825 - Architecture - 220 pages

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Page 105 - The mould was made on purpose for the mind : And she would lose, if, at the latter day, One atom could be...
Page 93 - For what we know must be and is as common As any the most vulgar thing to sense, Why should we in our peevish opposition Take it to heart ? Fie! 'tis a fault to Heaven, A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, To reason most absurd ; whose rommon theme Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried, From the first corse till he that died to-day, "This must be so.
Page 7 - He built Kaerbadus, now Bath, and made hot baths in it for the benefit of the public, which he dedicated to the goddess Minerva; in whose temple he kept fires that never went out nor consumed to ashes, but as soon as they began to decay were turned into balls of stone.
Page 118 - Beatus ille qui sibi imperiosus! If social virtues make remembrance dear, Or manners pure on decent rule depend; To His remains consign one grateful tear, Of youth the Guardian, and of all the Friend. Now sleeps Dominion; here no Beauty flows. Nor more avails the festive scene to grace. Beneath that hand which no discernment shows, Untaught to honour, or distinguish place.
Page 105 - As through a crystal case the figured hours are seen. And heaven did this transparent veil provide, Because she had no guilty thought to hide. All white a virgin-saint, she sought the skies, For marriage, though it sullies not, it dyes.
Page 137 - Nash represents man in the mass, Made up of wrong and right; Sometimes a knave, sometimes an ass, Now blunt and now polite. "The picture plac'd the busts between. Adds to the thought much strength Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly's at full length.
Page 141 - has turn'd the nation's brain ; But eyes will open, and to Church again !' — Thou great Infallible, forbear to roar, Thy bulls and errors are rever'd no more ; When Doctrines meet with general approbation, It is not Heresy but Reformation.
Page 66 - ... feet from east to west, and 120 feet from north to south. But although it is stated, both by Whitaker and Warner ^[, that a western wing has been discovered,
Page 106 - Cold is that hand, which living was stretch'd forth, At friendship's call, to succour modest worth. Here lies James Quin — deign reader to be taught, Whate'er thy strength of body, force of thought, In Nature's happiest mould, however cast, To...
Page 131 - ... wrote the following elegiac lines to his memory : " Weep, oh ! ye Wits, who ever laugh'd before, Thicknesse, your favourite Thicknesse, jokes no more, No more his Attic salt, his Roman fire. The social band delighted shall admire. Hush'd be all harmony, except the strain That 's taught in mournful numbers to complain How he, who sounds celestial could combine, Was snatch'd from earth in heavenly choir to shine. Ye Poets, sweet companions of his youth, Quit all your fables, and adorn the truth...

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