Winkles's Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales: The Drawings Made from Sketches Taken Expressly for this Work, with Historical and Descriptive Accounts, Volume 1

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Page i - The divine order and economy of the one, seemed to be emblematically set forth by the just, plain, and majestic architecture of the other. And as the one consists of a great variety of parts united in the same regular design, according to the truest art, and most exact proportion, so the other contains a decent subordination of members, various sacred institutions, sublime doctrines, and solid precepts of morality digested into the same design, and with an admirable concurrence tending to one view,...
Page 10 - As many days as in one year there be, So many windows in this church we see; As many marble pillars here appear As there are hours throughout the fleeting year; As many gates as moons one year does view — Strange tale to tell! yet not more strange than true.
Page 67 - The library of the deceased archbishop, consisting of about 3000 books, she gave entirely to the public use of this church :—a rare example that so great care to advance learning should lodge in a woman's breast; but it was the less wonder in her, because herself was of kin to so much learning.
Page 135 - Winchester in several important particulars, not only in the arrangement and general design, but in the actual number of the niches...
Page 40 - Crown. Christ's-church Gate, the principal avenue from the city to the precincts of the Cathedral, was erected in the early part of the reign of Henry VIII., and is a singularly fine specimen of enriched Tudor architecture. The spandrils of both the large and small arches of the gatehouse are charged with the arms of Cardinal Morton, of Archbishop Warham, and...
Page 85 - ... though the outline is probably correct. It is at Wells, that the lover of the arts, and the admirer of the zeal and disinterestedness of the prelates of the middle ages, will be most impressed with respect for Bishop Beckington ; but whilst viewing the effects of his munificence, will he be able to refrain from asking himself, why it is that the successors of those great men have so rarely imitated them ? Will his respect for the established order of things be sufficient to repress the reflection,...
Page 67 - Archbishop Matthew appears to have been a man of great wit (including perhaps the punning rage of the time), of a sweet disposition, very bountiful and learned, and as a divine, most exemplarily conscientious and indefatigable both in preaching, and other duties. Preferment never once induced him to desist from preaching, and there was scarcely a pulpit in the dioceses of Durham or York, in which he had not appeared. No imputation, says Mr. Lodge, remains on his memory, except the alienation of ^York...
Page 138 - The bishop was also unbounded in his charities to the poor ; at the same time exercising hospitality and promoting the trade of the city by a large establishment which he kept up at Wolvesley castle, his household consisting of two hundred and twenty servants.
Page 114 - How, if on Swithin's feast the welkin lours, And every penthouse streams with hasty showers, Twice twenty days shall clouds their fleeces drain, And wash the pavements with incessant rain.
Page xvi - Edward, place this privilege, or charter, with my own hand, upon the altar of St. Peter; and leading the prelate Leofric by the right arm, and my Queen Eaditha leading him by the left, do place him in the episcopal chair, my dukes and noble cousins, with my chaplains, being present19.

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