An Essay Towards a History of Hexham ... Illustrating Its Ancient and Its Present State , Civil and Ecclesiastical Economy, Antiquities and Statistics: With Descriptive Sketches of the Scenery and Natural History of the Neighbourhood

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W. Davison, 1823 - Hexham (England) - 246 pages

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Page 65 - Showed many a prophet, and many a saint, Whose image on the glass was dyed ; Full in the midst, his Cross of Red Triumphant Michael barndished, And trampled the Apostate's pride. The moon-beam kissed the holy pane, And threw on the pavement a bloody stain.
Page 126 - ... aisles and porches, which by incommunicable art were distinguished with walls and spires above and below. Various and most curious galleries leading backwards and forwards artfully communicated with every part of the building. In these spires and galleries innumerable multitudes might stand around the body of the church, and yet remain unseen by those within. Oratories, as secret as they were beautiful, were with diligence and caution erected in these towers and porches ; and in them were fair...
Page 195 - Dec. 1746. The best of friends takes his leave of you, he has made his will ; he is resigned. To-morrow is the day — love his memory — let his friends join with you in prayer — 'tis no misfortune to die prepared — let's love our enemies and pray for them.
Page 88 - The large bells now used in Churches, are said to have been invented by Paulinus, bishop of Nola in Campania, about the year 400.
Page 101 - ... Normandy and weavers of Flanders, with a little courage and good fortune, soon became in England great men, illustrious barons; and their names, base or obscure on one side of the Channel, were noble and glorious on the other.
Page 22 - Oats, 2000 quarters. Barley, 1000 ditto. | Rye, 1500 ditto. There is something peculiar in the measures which may be worthy of notice. Wheat and Rye: 2 Winchester bushels = 1 Hexham bushel. Oats and Barley : 2i Winchester bushels = 1 Hexham bushel. There are two Printing Offices in Hexham, where...
Page 179 - The state of society at this period is too evident from the vicinity of the freebooters of Hexham Forest, and from the fact that a spectacle like that which succeeded the battle of Hexham has found no place in the traditions of the people. No legend points out the scene of action, and historians differ so widely, that it is yet a pertinent question — where was the battle of Hexham fought...
Page 191 - ... arches and a pier fell together, and in half an hour, the structure was a heap of ruins, only two arches remaining, and these fell in the evening. This bridge was called Mr. Errington's bridge ; it consisted of nine arches. From the materials of the former bridge, <£"3,000. were obtained, and £ 5,000. more were furnished by the county. Notwithstanding all these misfortunes, a fourth attempt was made, and the present bridge built, under the direction of Mr. Mylne, the last arch of which was...
Page 129 - No noise arises from her squares or streets, no roads lead to her gates from the east or from the west ; from the north or from the south, except a few paths winding among the rocks, on which you meet half-naked Arabs, some camel-drivers from Damascus...
Page 111 - Hexham,' expresses the opinion that, ' it was intended to represent an officer of justice, with his staff and plume, his feet bared and manacled, to show that within the bounds of sanctuary he dared not move towards his design and that there his authority availed him not.

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