Ancient reliques; or, Delineations of monastic, castellated, & domestic architecture, Volume 1

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Page 47 - Twas such a shifter, that if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down; For he had any time this ten years full, Dodg'd with him, betwixt Cambridge and the Bull.
Page 47 - Here lies old Hobson. Death hath broke his girt, And here, alas! hath laid him in the dirt; Or else, the ways being foul, twenty to one He's here stuck in a slough, and overthrown. 'Twas such a shifter that, if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down; For he had any time this ten years full Dodged with him betwixt Cambridge and The Bull.
Page 9 - Kingston, had I but served my God as diligently as I have served my king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 14 - ... to remain, as it was originally intended, in perpetual memory of Roger de Montgomery, earl of Shrewsbury, who was kinsman to the conqueror, and one of his chief commanders in the victorious battle of Hastings. He erected many useful buildings here, both public and private; not only fortified this town with walls, and built the castle upon the isthmus, but also the castles of Ludlow and Bridgenorth, with the monastery of YVenlock.
Page 40 - It is a blemish never to be washed off, and which cannot be enough condemned, and was a breach of the most sacred and unalterable rules of justice, which is capable of no excuse.
Page 47 - ... the east end of the church, supposed to have been erected in the time of Henry VII. ; the refectory, seventy-eight feet long and twenty-seven...
Page 47 - On the death of Henry's infant daughter, who survived him but a short time, this manor devolved to his sister's husband, Richard Nevil, afterwards created earl of Warwick, who became so eminently conspicuous for his conduct during the reigns of Henry VI.
Page 47 - All the damage was done invariably in the night ; and in the course of the winter not less than sixteen hay-ricks and two barns, one filled with corn and the other with hay, were burnt by it. It did not appear to affect anything else, and men could go into it without receiving any injury.
Page 6 - The approach to the castle is " through a thick wood, extending along the slope of a range of hills that entirely intercept any prospect to the south ; on the opposite side is a steep rocky ridge, covered with oak, so that the ruins are shut into a beautiful valley. The great gate, with the walls of the south front, the north wing of the court, or quadrangle...
Page 18 - Riiyton and Bobenhull, which he then settled upon the cathedral of Litchfield. It was also agreed, that after the deceases of the then incumbents of the two chapels, the monks should provide secular priests and other fit ministers to serve in the said chapels, and allow them a competent maintenance. The Church of St, Michael has at present one of the most beautiful steeples in Europe ; it consists of a tower, enriched with figures in canopied niches, surmounted by an octagon, which lengthens into...

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