The Antiquities of Furness: Illustrated with Engravings

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George Ashburner, and may be had of R.S. Kirby, London-House-Yard; Messrs. Lackington, Allen and Company London; H. Mozley, Gainsborough; Wilson and Spence, York; Troughton, and Gore, Liverpool; Thompson and Sons, Manchester; Ware, Whitehaven., 1805 - 426 oldal

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350. oldal - ... he would give vent to the effusions of his fancy, and harangue in the most animated manner upon the subject of his art, with a sublimity of idea, and a peculiarity of expressive language, that was entirely his own, and in which education or reading had no share. These sallies of natural genius, clothed in natural eloquence, were perfectly original, very highly edifying, and entertaining in the extreme. They were uttered in a hurried accent, an elevated tone, and very commonly accompanied with...
68. oldal - ... with the abbot in a vestment : their names are written on labels issuing from their mouths : the abbot's name is defaced, which would have given a date to the whole. In the second partition are the figures of St. George and the dragon. In the sixth is represented St. Catharine, with the emblems of her martyrdom, the sword and wheel.
184. oldal - The grant is indeed only during the life of the corporation; which may endure for ever : but when that life is determined by the dissolution of the body politic, the grantor takes it back by reversion, as in the case of every other grant for life.
73. oldal - Mortain, providing and consulting in God's hand for the salvation of my soul and of that of my wife the Countess Matilda, and for the soul of my lord and uncle Henry, King of England and Duke of Normandy, and for the souls of all faithful people, both quick and dead, in this year of our Lord's incarnation 1 126 — seeing that the bounds of this our age are breaking and falling daily into decay — seeing, again, how all the transitory pomp of this world, with the flowers and rosy chaplets and palms...
1. oldal - The Lordship of Furness comprehends all that tract of land, with the islands included, commencing in the north at the Shire Stones, on Wrynose Hills, and descending by Elterwater into Windermere, and by the outlet of that lake, at Newby Bridge, over Leven Sands into the sea. Extending along the sea, it includes the isle of Foulney, the pile of Fouldrey, and the Isle of Walney. Beyond which, turning to the north-east, it ascends, first by the estuary of Duddon, and then by the river itself, — •...
68. oldal - The window consists of seven compartments, or partitions. In the third, fourth, and fifth, are depicted, in full proportion, the Crucifixion, with the Virgin Mary on the right, and the beloved disciple on the left side of the cross : angels are expressed receiving the sacred blood from the five precious wounds...
48. oldal - Every mesne lord and free homager, as well as the customary tenants, took an oath of fealty to the abbot, to be true to him against all men, excepting the king. Every mesne lord obeyed the summons of the abbot, or his steward, in raising his quota of armed men, and every tenant of a whole tenement furnished a man and horse of war...
68. oldal - The tower has been supported by four magnificent arches, of which only one remains entire. They rested upon four tall pillars, whereof three are finely clustered, but the fourth is of a plain unmeaning construction. The west end of the church seems to have been an additional part, intended for a belfry, to ease the main tower ; but that is as plain as the rest : had the monks even intended it, the stone would not admit of such work as has been executed at Fountains and Rievaulx Abbies.
68. oldal - ... four seats adorned with Gothic ornaments. In these the officiating priest, with his attendants, sat at intervals during the solemn service of high mass. In the middle space, where the first barons of Kendal are interred, lies a procumbent figure of a man in armour, cross-legged. The chapter-house...
72. oldal - TRANSEPT is 130 feet : the south-wall is 6 feet, and the north wall 3 feet 6 inches in thickness : the inside width of the transept is 28 feet 4 inches : the thickness of the two side walls, 8 feet 8 inches. The whole breadth of the transept is, therefore, 37 feet. The inside width of the nave is 66 feet ; and the thickness of the two side walls, 8 feet : therefore the whole width of the nave is 74 feet. The height of the side walls of the church has been about 54 feet. , The inside of the CHAPTER-HOUSE...

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