The pilgrims of Walsingham or Tales of the middle ages

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Page 275 - ... storming, the attendants laughing, the bishop puffing and blowing, and the knight rubbing his gouty foot, and uttering doleful lamentations for the gold and jewels with which he had so unwittingly adorned and dowered the bride. CHAPTER XIV As ye came from the holy land Of blessed Walsinghame, Oh met ye not with my true love, As by the way ye came ? — Old Ballad.
Page 281 - These formed a square of fifty-four paces on all its sides ; and were supported by pointed arches, resting on octangular columns. The refectory was a large and lofty building, seventy-eight feet in length, and twenty-seven in breadth. But the chief beauty and glory of Walsingham priory, was the Chapel dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin. This chapel was a separate building from the church, and distinct also from the chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, with which it is confounded by the...
Page 254 - I can for myself, &c. and especially for that ye do so much for Our Lady's House of Walsingham, which I trust verily ye do the rather for the great Love that ye deem I have thereto ; for truly if I be drawn to any worship or welfare, and discharge of mine Enemies' danger, I ascribe it unto Our Lady.
Page 95 - O, state of nature, fail together in me, Since thy best props are warp'd ! So, which way, now ? The best way is the next way to a grave : Each errant step, beside, is torment. Lo, The moon is down, the crickets chirp, the screech owl Calls in the dawn ; all offices are done Save what I fail in : but the point is this ; — An end, and that is all.
Page 253 - Cecily, the promised bride of the King of Scots, afterwards married to Viscount Welles. Halle adds after "fayre": " firste wedded to the Vicounte Welles, after to one Kyne, and lived not in great wealthe." See below, 115. 1 6. 12. Brigette became a nun in a convent at Dartford. The convent at Dartford was founded, in honour of St Mary and St Margaret, by King Edward III. See Dugdale, Monasticon, II. 357. Halle has "at Sion " before
Page 93 - With gentle slopes and hills between : These fertile plains, that softened vale, Were once the birthright of the Gael. The stranger came with iron hand, And from our fathers rent the land. Where dwell we now ! See rudely swell Crag over crag, and fell o'er fell. Ask we...
Page 281 - Walsinsjham, guided, as the vulgar believed, by the Galaxias,or Milky Way, which they supposed to have been placed in the heavens by Providence, to point out the particular residence of the Virgin. Hence this starry course was generally, in ancient times, called the Walsingham Way. The crowd of inferior devotees was immense; for whoever, says...
Page 161 - Ammans sonne, as you shall understand, Who having lost his horse of good account That by mishap was slipt out of his hand, He followd him in hope...
Page 281 - The manor, town, and priory, now belong to Henry Lee Warner, esq., who has built a mansion here on the site of the priory. The extent and magnificence of the buildings of Walsingham priory, were commensurate with the dignity and opulence of the establishment. The priory church was a grand and very spacious structure, consisting of a nave, two side aisles, a choir, a chapel dedicated to St. Mary, and a great tower in the centre of the church. William of Worcester, who visited this place some time...
Page 325 - The King looked over his left shoulder, And a grim look looked he, And said, 'Earl Marshal, but for my oath, Then hanged shouldst thou be.

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