The architectural antiquities of Great Britain, Volume 1

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Page 37 - ... every stripling of twelve years of age or upward, to be true to the king and his heirs, kings of England.
Page 36 - Constantine ; the cross glittered on their helmets, was engraved on their shields, was interwoven into their banners ; and the consecrated emblems which adorned the person of the emperor himself, were distinguished only by richer materials, and more exquisite workmanship.
Page 41 - A large column in the centre, running through the roof, and termi1nated with a naked figure ; clustered columns at each angle, with odd capitals, bases, &c. and gables with pinnacles of unusual shape, all unite to constitute this one of the eccentricities of ancient building. From the time of the Norman conquest, to the dissolution of the English monasteries, the varied and pro'gressive styles of architecture are satisfactorily defined, and a very general...
Page 14 - ... afore specifyed; The foreseid John Wastell to provide and fynde at his cost and charge not only as moche good sufficient and hable ston of Hampole quarryes in Yorkshere as shall suffise for the performance of the seid two porches, but also as moche good sufficient and hable ston of Weldon quarryes, as shall suffise for the performyng of all the seid chapels and batelments, together with lyme, sand, scaffoldyng...
Page 37 - About the midst of this churchyard is a pulpit cross of timber, mounted upon steps of stone, and covered with lead, in which are sermons preached by learned divines every Sunday in the forenoon, the very antiquity of which cross is to me unknown.
Page 37 - ... youth of twelve years of age or upward, to be true to the king and his heirs kings of England. In the same year Henry III.
Page 37 - Gospel, the common people, who were not easily to be got off from their superstitious reverence for these stones, might pay a kind of justifiable adoration to them when thus appropriated to the uses of Christian memorials by the sign of the cross.
Page 37 - ... had halted in the way to interment. It was a common practice for mendicants to station themselves by the side of these crosses and beg alms in the name of Jesus.

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