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Page xxxi - Ireland is formed in order to examine, preserve, and illustrate all Ancient Monuments of the History, Manners, Customs and Arts of our Forefathers.
Page 14 - Moreover you have added a lofty temple, in which continual day remains, without night," (to wit,) "a sparkling tower that reflects from heaven the first rays of the rising sun. It has five compartments pierced by open windows, and on all four sides as many ways are open. The lofty peaks of the tower are capped with pointed roofs, and are adorned with various and sinuous vaults, curved with well-skilled contrivance." " Above these stands a rod with golden balls, and at the top a mighty golden cock...
Page 19 - Rufus had been buried under it (in medio chori) seven years before ; and many thought, according to the old chroniclers, " that the fall of the tower was a judgment for his sins, since it was a grievous wrong to bury in that sacred place one who all his life had been profane and sensual, and who died without the Christian vaticum.
Page 6 - This window, when compared with the surrounding ones, exhibits most strikingly the characteristic features of the time. It is superior to the other glass paintings in the fulness and arrangement of its colours, but it is less brilliant, owing to the greater depth of the shading, to which the increased roundness of the figures is owing. In point of execution, I apprehend that it is as nearly perfect as painted glass can be. In it the shadows have attained their proper limit. Deeper shadows would have...
Page 63 - Jovius is, for various reasons, not likely to have been himself at Winchester during the visit of the Emperor in 1522, yet his account is probably correct ; for the Table had certainly been repaired not long before that year ; as we learn from the entry in the foreign accounts of Henry VIII., of 661. 16s. lid. for the repair of the "aula regis infra castrum de Wynchestre et le Round Tabyll ibidem.
Page 1 - Cathedral, namely, to bring together all the recorded evidence that belongs to the building, excluding historical matter that relates only to the see or district; to examine the building itself for the purpose of investigating the mode of its construction, and the successive changes and additions that have been made to it ; and lastly, to compare the recorded evidence with the structural evidence as much as possible.
Page xxxiv - I trust that you will find some person connected with the locality in which you may decide to meet, to take the office, and under whom I shall be very happy, if I can be of any use as Vice-President, to act in that capacity.