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" Becket's shrine are thus described by Erasmus, who saw it shortly after the dissolution. In a chest or case of wood was "a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there; it shone all over, and sparkled... "
A Geographical Dictionary of England and Wales - Page 162
by William Cobbett - 1832 - 546 pages
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The Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations ..., Volume 8, Part 2

John Britton - Architecture - 1808
...wood, whkh inclosed a chest or coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there: it shone all over, and sparkled...wand, and touching every jewel with it, told the name, * ' In the Registers of this Church,' says Battely, • are copies of two letters full of the most...
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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ..., Volume 8

Thomas Hood, John Harris - Architecture - 1808
...which inclosed a chest or coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there : it shone all over, and sparkled...of an extraordinary size, some of them being larger lhan a goose's egg. When this was displayed, the Prior, who was always present, took a white wand,...
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The history and antiquities of the metropolitical church ..., Volume 1; Volume 4

John Britton - Architecture, Gothic - 1821 - 114 pages
...chest or case of wood was " a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there; it shone all over, and sparkled...size, some of them being larger than a goose's egg;" most of them were the gifts of monarchs. Stow, in his " Annals of Henry VIII." more circumstantially...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 25

Fashion - 1846
...tomb. Erasmus describes " a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there ; it shone all over, and sparkled...most rare and precious kinds, and of an extraordinary site, some of them being larger than a goose's egg." The chief other parts of the cathedral are the...
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Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of England and Wales: South

John Timbs - Historic buildings - 1872
...chest or case of wood was " a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there ; it shone all over, and sparkled...size, some of them being larger than a goose's egg — most of them being the gifts of monarchs." Stow, in his annals of Henry VIII., describes it more...
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Chautauqua Library of English History and Literature ...: The period of the ...

English literature - 1881
...chest or case of wood was "a coffin of gold, together with inestimable riches, gold being the meanest thing to be seen there; it shone all over, and sparkled...size, some of them being larger than a goose's egg — most of them being the gifts of monarchs." Stow, in his annals of Henry VIII., describes it more...
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The Architectural Review and American Builders' Journal, Volume 1

Samuel Sloan - Architecture - 1869
...or case of " wood was a coffin of gold, together with " inestimable riches, gold being the " meanest thing to be seen there ; it " shone all over, and sparkled and glit" tered with jewels of the most rare and " precious kinds, and of an extraordinary ' size, some...
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