abbot afterwards Allington Castle ancient annum antiquity appears architecture Beauchief Abbey bishop bridge Brinkburn Priory building built canons Castle centre chancel chapel circular arches Clare CLARE CASTLE CLARE PRIORY cloisters College columns considerable consists cross crown dedicated to St dissolution door duke earl east end Edward Edward III elegant Elizabeth entrance erected feet Font formerly founded founder friers granted Grimsby ground hall Harrow heir Henry VIII honour Hospital inhabitants John king land length likewise LINCLUDEN lord manor Mary miles monastery monks monument mouldings nave nearly Norman architecture north side Oakhampton ornamented parish Pelynt pillars pointed arch possessions present principal Priory queen reign of Henry remains Richard river Robert roof ruins Saxon sculpture Shalfleet situated stands stone style supported Thomas tomb Topographical Cabinet tower town transept views walls WENLOCK PRIORY west end William William Sorrel WORCESTER CATHEDRAL Wyff
Page 11 - Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages, that lead to nothing. Full oft within the spacious walls, When he had fifty winters o'er him, My grave Lord-Keeper led the brawls ; The seals and maces danc'd before him. His bushy beard, and shoe-strings green, His high-crown'd hat and satin doublet, Mov'd the stout heart of England's Queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
Page 1 - The perjured monk suborn'd infernal shrieks And fiends to snatch at the departing soul With hellish emulation : if a friend, High o'er his roof exultant angels tune Their golden lyres, and waft him to the skies.
Page 7 - Wyat, the younger, being deprived of his estates and life for treason against queen Mary, this castle and manor became vested in the crown, and were granted on lease by Elizabeth, to John Astley, Esq. master of her jewels.
Page 8 - Shepphcrde, guardians of our said chancery, to purchase the said place of the said William in the market by exchange, to hold of us and of our heirs on the terms aforesaid, without being in danger of any encroachment to them and their successors from us or our heirs on the aforesaid purchase. " Given in our Castle of Clare the fifteenth day of May, in the year of the reign of our lord the king Edward the Third, after the Conquest.
Page 4 - Kent, and, with some little interruption about the period of the Conquest, and during the Protectorate, has continued in their possession till the present time. These...
Page 11 - Pennant, seem to have possessed the powers of persuasion equal to these poor friars. They raised vast sums for their buildings among the rich, and there were few of their admirers when they came to die who did not console themselves with the thoughts of lying within their expiating walls ; and if they were particularly wicked, thought themselves secure against the assault of the devil, if their corpse was wrapped in the habit and cowl of a friar.
Page 8 - Park extends through a circumference of nine miles, and is beautifully diversified with hill and dale, as well as various plantations, which range in fine sweeping masses over the inequalities of the ground. The prospects from different parts are exceedingly fine ; and one view, looking back from the south, possesses extraordinary grandeur. Immediately below the eye is the rich vale animated by the meandering current of the silver Derwent ; more distant is the house, with a fine back-ground of wood,...