The Antiquities of England and Wales, Volume 1

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1773-6/ 4 vols/ 218


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Page 116 - They were zealots in their religion ; and wherever they conquered (which was with amazing rapidity) erected mosques and caravanseras in haste, which obliged them to fall into another way of building ; for they built their mosques round, .disliking .the Christian form of a cross. The old quarries, whence the ancients took their large blocks of marble for whole columns and architraves, were neglected; and they thought both impertinent. Their carriage was by camels ; therefore their buildings were fitted...
Page 18 - presently deposit your hundred pounds in gold, or else no going hence all the days of your life.
Page 125 - Several cathedral and collegiate churches of the first sort are yet remaining, either in whole or in part ; of which this was the original : when the Saxon kings became...
Page 126 - ... admire the ingenuity of the contrivance. This too will account for the contrary qualities in what I call the Saxon architecture.
Page 125 - You shall have sometimes fair houses so full of glass that one cannot tell where to become to be out of the sun or cold.
Page 131 - ... belonged to it ; with the value of the whole together in the time of King Edward as well as when granted by King William, and at the time of this furvey ; alfo whether it was capable of improvement, or of being advanced in its value. They were likewife directed to return the tenants of every degree, the quantity of land...
Page 126 - When the Goths had conquered Spain, and the genial warmth of the climate, and the religion of the old inhabitants...
Page 126 - ... a Gothic Cathedral ; or ever entered one of the larger and more elegant edifices of this kind, but it represented to his imagination an avenue of trees. And this alone is what can be truly called the Gothic style of building.
Page 17 - Henry) ; on which the king laid on lustily, not disgracing one of that place, for whom he was mistaken. Well fare thy heart, quoth the abbot ; and here in a cup of sack, I remember the health of his grace your master. I would give an hundred pounds, on the condition I could feed so heartily on beef, as you do.
Page 3 - ... grew to fuch a pitch, that, according to William of Newbury, " there were in England as many kings, or rather tyrants, as lords of caftles •" and Matthew Paris ftiles them, very nefts of devils, and dens of thieves.