A Key to English Antiquities: With Special Reference to the Sheffield and Rotherham District

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W. Townsend, 1897 - England - 331 pages
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Page 314 - Boston when it was evacuated by the British troops, and was entered by the American army.
Page 72 - Roman empire, will bear comparison with the 13th century in Europe, whether we look to the extent of the buildings executed, their wonderful variety and constructive elegance, the daring imagination that conceived them, or the power of poetry and of lofty religious feelings that is expressed in every feature and in every part of them.
Page 146 - Kings, whose tombs were regarded no more than the tombs of all other inferior persons : for to what end should they stand, when the Church over them was not spared for their cause), and all things of price either spoiled, carped away, or defaced to the uttermost.
Page 146 - It would have pitied any heart to see what tearing up of the lead there was, and plucking up of boards, and throwing down of the sparres; and when the lead was torn off and cast down into the Church, and the tombs in the Church all broken (for in most Abbeys were divers noble men and women, yea and in some Abbeys Kings, whose tombs were regarded no more than the tombs of all other inferior persons : for to what end should...
Page 311 - Durham, on the weste syde, towards the water, the Terrer of the house being master thereof as one appoynted to geve intertaynment to all staits, both noble, gentle, and what degree soever that came thither as strangers, ther intertaynment not being inferior to any place in Ingland, both for the goodness of ther diett, the sweete and daintie furneture of there lodgings, and generally all things necessarie for traveillers.
Page 168 - ... was to make the world believe that to pray to the Saints, to pray for the dead, to worship Christ's Body in the Blessed Sacrament, was nothing but plain superstition and idolatry. Then should you have seen in the place where Christ's precious Body was reposed over the altar, and instead of Christ His crucifix, the arms of a mortal king set up on high with a dog and a lion, which a man might well call the abomination of desolation standing in the temple, that Daniel speaketh of.
Page 155 - The chapter opened with the martyrology, and with those parts of the service now attached to the office of prime. Then followed the commemoration of the faithful departed, and, in some cases, a sermon; after which a portion of St. Benedict's rule was read. Then each brother, who had in the slightest way transgressed the rule, came forward and confessed it aloud before the whole convent. He rose from his seat and threw back his cowl that all might see his face, then he muffled up his face and head,...
Page 192 - Ф stones of this character, even when they recognise that they are of priceless value from their great age, the skill of their design and execution, and the fact that no other nation of Europe has such memorials, are disposed to argue that what has lasted so well for ten or eleven hundred years will stand the weather for any number of years more. They forget that the fragments have been carefully preserved in the soil...
Page 195 - Gosforth cross, a combination of the Christian and the Teutonic religious beliefs, the Christian tree of life, and the pagan messenger of the gods in its topmost branches. No one who knows the magnificent cross at...
Page 97 - Richard, duke of York, who was slain at the battle of Wakefield, in 1459.

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