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28 wide adjoining altar altar-tomb Amy Smith ancient annos vixisset Archbishop Archbishop of Canterbury Avon Bard Baron of Clopton bellicorvm Bishops of Worcester Boaden bones bust bwried Carew carved cavse chancel Chandos picture chapel Clopton family Corinthian columns Countess of Totness Dean Balsall decease depicted in Plate derive their surname died Droeshout's dvst Earl of Totness Edward Edward III entablature erected figure foelicissimae following inscriptions Font formerly head Heere lyeth interred Hibernia illustrious Jacobo John de Stratford likewise Lord Totness Magnæ marble memory monument Munster nave niches Nonsvch north wall º º ºº ornamented Poet's grave pointed arch probably Queen rebuilt represented in armour represented in Plate Richard Hill Right Hoble ſae sculptured Shakspeare Shakspeare's Sir Hugh Clopton south aisle Stratford Church Stratford-upon-Avon style supported by Corinthian Thomas Balsall Thomas Stanton tomb Totnes tower transept vixit annos waiting gentlewoman Warwick WARWICKSHIRE Wheler William Clopton
Page 11 - HABET. STAY PASSENGER, WHY GOEST THOV BY so FAST, READ, IF THOV CANST, WHOM ENVIOVS DEATH HATH PLAST WITHIN THIS MONVMENT, SHAKSPEARE, WITH WHOME QVICK NATVRE DIDE ; WHOSE NAME DOTH DECK YS. TOMBE FAR MORE THEN COST ; SITH ALL YT. HE HATH WRITT LEAVES LIVING ART BVT PAGE TO SERVE HIS WITT. OBIIT ANO. DOI. 1616. ^ETATIS 53. DIE 23 AP.
Page 12 - The first remark that occurs on viewing this bust is, that it presents our bard in the act of composition, and in his gayest mood. The vis comica so brightens his countenance, that it is hardly a stretch of fancy, to suppose him in the actual creation of Falstaff himself. Very sure I am, that the figure must long have continued a source of infinite delight to those, who had enjoyed his convivial qualities. Among this circle, it is nearly...
Page 10 - The eyes were of a light hazel, and the hair and beard auburn. The dress consisted of a scarlet doublet, over which was a loose black gown without sleeves. The lower part of the cushion before him was of a crimson colour, and the upper part green, with gilt tassels.
Page 9 - In the south wall, near the altar, are three simular niches, conjoined, in which are placed the concessus, or seats, for the priests officiating at mass; and immediately adjoining them is the piscina. These objects are all shewn in the Plate. On each side of the chancel is a range of stalls belonging to the ancient choir, remarkable for the grotesque carvings which ornament the lower part of each seat. " Erected against the north wall, within the communion rail, is a curious altar-tomb of alabaster,...
Page 12 - The contour of the head is well given. The lips are very carefully carved ; but the eyes appear to me to be of a very poor character : the curves of the lids have no grace — the eyes themselves have no protecting prominences of bone, and the whole of this important feature is 31 tame and superficial.
Page 10 - We may then, without any further impediment, proceed to the more agreeable portion of our labors, — the notice of our Author's works. The armorial bearings of the Shakspeare family are, or rather were, — Or, on a bend sable, a tilting spear of the first, point upwards, headed argent. Crest, A falcon displayed, argent, supporting a spear in pale, or.