The Way of Saint James, Volume 2

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1920 - Cathedrals
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Page 425 - Truly, my Satan, thou art but a dunce, And dost not know the garment from the man ; Every harlot was a virgin once, Nor canst thou ever change Kate into Nan, Tho...
Page 160 - ... vibración sonora, de los olvidos la hora; que después de la velada que pasó cada difunto en una sala enlutada y con la familia junto en dolorosa actitud mientras la luz de los cirios alumbraba...
Page 348 - The— knights— are— dust.— Their— good— swords— rust.— Their— souls— are— with— the— saints —we— trust.
Page 304 - Thin, thin the pleasant human noises grow; And faint the city gleams; Rare the lone pastoral huts: marvel not thou! The solemn peaks but to the stars are known, But to the stars, and the cold lunar beams: Alone the sun arises, and alone Spring the great streams.
Page 28 - As to this article, we saw the hands of the said queen bare at three sundry times that we kissed her said hands, whereby we perceived the said queen to be right fair handed, and, according unto her personage, they be somewhat fully and soft and fair and clean skinned. 14. Item, to note her fingers, whether they be long or short, small or great, broad or narrow before. As to this article, the fingers of the said queen be right fair and small, and of a meetly length and breadth before, according unto...
Page 125 - Ferdinand the Great is said to have rested himself, in visits, from his splendour and state, sharing in the choir offices, putting on the black habit and eating at the silent table; once, when he had carelessly, reaching out a hand, knocked off his glass and broken it, he replaced it with a golden cup set with precious stones. 9 In the eleventh century it was very rich, perhaps the greatest power in Spain; the centre and source of French influence, the agent and the sign, at once, of the triumph...
Page 431 - This work is all granite, and though not unspotted by yellow lichen, very sharp, sheltered by the porch from weather. There can be no question of modern tampering, for since the end, at latest, of the fifteenth century, the application of humour to religion has been discouraged in Spain. My friend AR Giles reports winged cats on the capitals Cats in one of the early Pisan churches of Sardinia. The work of the church belongs to the twelfth century, and, strong and skillful, betrays an uncommon personality....
Page 430 - Mary of the Sar and S. Faith of Conques, filled with a design of interlaces and rosettes that centre on a human face brutally simplified, like the gingerbread man's, a mere disc with two round holes for eyes and two straight lines for nose and mouth. I had seen a pair of these faces only two days before on the confines of Leon, freshly carved on the granite jambs of a new house. Later, I saw one on a corncrib. Parera publishes, from the east, in S.
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Page 125 - Then Almanzor came. The Becerro Gotica of Sahagun records, under date of 28 November, 988: "Campaign of Almanzor this year, how he destroyed the city of Leon and the monasteries that lay in his path.