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Page 169 - BELL (Sir Charles). The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression, as Connected with the Fine Arts.
Page 46 - Whereas we have no doubt but that in all Churches within the realm of England convenient and decent tables are provided and placed for the celebration of the holy Communion, we appoint, that the same tables shall from time to time be kept and repaired in sufficient and seemly manner, and covered, iu time of Divine Service with a carpet of silk or other decent stuff...
Page 27 - ... haply the weaker sex (beside the avoiding modern inconveniences) might be heightened to a higher perfection than hitherto hath been attained. That sharpness of their wits, and suddenness of their conceits, which their enemies must allow unto them, might by education be improved into a judicious solidity ; and that adorned with arts which now they want, not because they cannot learn, but are not taught them.
Page 79 - When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.
Page 46 - Communion is to be administered : at which time the same shall be placed in so good sort within the Church or Chancel, as thereby the Minister may be more conveniently heard of the Communicants in his Prayer and Ministration, and the Communicants also more conveniently, and in more number, may communicate with the said Minister...
Page 21 - And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side. 36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
Page 14 - ... parlours were hung with altar-cloths, their tables and beds covered with copes, instead of carpets and coverlets; and many made carousing cups of the sacred chalices, as once Belshazzar celebrated his drunken feast in the sanctified vessels of the temple. It was a sorry house, and not worth the naming, which had not somewhat of this furniture in it, though it were only a fair large cushion, made of a cope, or altar-cloth, to adorn their windows, or make their chairs appear to have somewhat in...
Page 139 - ... and the four hoofs, as having the sentences of the four Evangelists. By this also Christ is figured, who was the sacrifice for us: and therefore the ox is painted on the left side, because the death of Christ was the trouble of the Apostles. Concerning this, and how Blessed Mark is depicted, in the seventh part. But John hath the figure of the Eagle: because, soaring to the utmost height, he saith, "In the beginning was the word.
Page 17 - It has been observed as a circumstance full of meaning, that no man knows the names of the architects of our cathedrals. They left no record of their names upon the fabrics, as if they would have nothing there that could suggest any other idea than the glory of that God to whom the edifices were devoted for perpetual and solemn worship; nothing to mingle a meaner association with the profound sense of His presence ; or as if, in the joy of having built Him an house, there was no want left unfulfilled,...

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