Views of the Most Interesting Collegiate and Parochial Churches in Great Britain: Northamptonshire. Oxfordshire. Shropshire. Suffolk. Surrey. Warwickshire. Wiltshire. Worcestershire

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824 - Church architecture
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Page 157 - OLYMPVS 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 J SITH ALL YT. HE HATH WRITT LEAVES LIVING ART BVT PAGE TO SERVE HIS WITT. OBIIT ANO. DOI. 1616. JETATIS 53. DIE 23 AP.
Page viii - In the same pious confidence, beside her friend and sister, here sleep the remains of Dorothy Gray, widow, the careful tender mother of many children, one of whom alone had the misfortune to survive her.
Page viii - Hark ! how the sacred calm, that breathes around, Bids every fierce tumultuous passion cease ; In still small accents whispering from the ground, A grateful earnest of eternal peace.
Page 156 - 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 159 - ... authority can be called Shakspeare, and they each of them alone possess very strong evidence of authenticity. Droeshout's print is attested by Ben Jonson and by his partners in the theatre. The Stratford monument was erected by his son-in-law, Dr. Hall, and executed probably by Thomas Stanton, who could not but know his person, and probably had some cast to work from. The Chandos picture is traced up to Taylor, the poet's Hamlet, and was no doubt painted by Burbage. The head by Cornelius Jansen...
Page 159 - Heere lyeth interred the bodye of Anne, wife of Mr. William Shakespeare, who depted. this life the 6th day of August, 1623, being of the age of 67 yeares. Vbera, tu, mater, tu lac vitamq. dedisti, Vae mihi; pro tanto munere saxa dabo ! Quam mallem, amoueat lapidem bonus Angel [us] ore, Exeat ut Christi Corpus, imago tua. Sed nil vota valent; venias cito, Christe; resurget, Clausa licet tumulo, mater, et astra petet.
Page 159 - HEERE LYETH INTERRED THE BODY OF ANNE WIFE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE WHO DEPTED THIS LIFE THE 6TH DAY OF AVGV : 1623 BEING OF THE AGE OF 67 YEARES Ubera, tu mater, tu lac, vitamq dedisti Vae mihi.
Page 155 - f clustered columns aud lofty arches support the tower, and separate the nave from the chancel, "which," says Neale, "is the most beautiful as well as the most perfect division of this church, and was erected between the years 1465 and 1491 by Thomas Balsall, DD, who then held the office of dean. It is separated from the transept by an oaken screen, which originally formed a part of the ancient rood-loft, and which was glazed in the year 1813. Five large ornamented windows...
Page 156 - 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.
Page 158 - The first remark that occurs on viewing this 30 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 certain the artist himself was to be reckoned. The performance...

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