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Strona 256 - I am persuaded, it was one of the causes of his troublesome reign ; for that his nobles, though they were loyal and obedient, yet did not co-operate with him, but let every man go his own way. He was not afraid of an able man, as Lewis the Eleventh was ; but contrariwise, he was served by the ablest men that were to be found; without which his affairs could not have prospered as they did.
Strona 20 - The Norman cathedral of York was built about 1080, and that of Lichfield at an uncertain date. Between 1154; — 1181 Archbishop Eoger substituted for the original chancel at York a long square-ended choir, with the aisle carried behind the end. At Lichfield, during the same period, the large chapel was built at the end of the Norman apse ; and about the beginning of the thirteenth century the whole Norman eastern termination was, as at York, replaced by a long squareended choir with the low aisles...
Strona 120 - ... cannot too strongly reprobate, whether of restoration or destruction. Take, for example, the Coverdale in Sion College Library. We find that in 1772 it was borrowed by the British Museum, in order to supply mutually-existing defects in each. Accordingly, it came back with the wood-cuts of its title-page supplied by
Strona 65 - Ihornour, her father, to hold, to them and their heirs for ever, of the chief lords of the fee, by the services therefore due, and of right accustomed...
Strona 20 - Lichfield the elongation of the eastern part was begun at the extreme east, beyond the existing choir, by the Lady-chapel, in late Decorated, under Bishop Langton, 1296 — 1321, and followed by taking down the choir, and continuing the same work on its site westward. The works at York followed in the same order, but forty or fifty years later, by first erecting the presbytery outside the existing choir, and then taking down the latter, and continuing the work of the presbytery to form the new choir....
Strona 55 - Sicut aquila provocans ad volandum pullos suos et super eos volitans expandit alas suas et assumpsit eum atque portavit in humeris SUÍS.
Strona 365 - ... but with reference also to the no less interesting processes of execution employed by the artists of those times. These processes are unhappily lost, with many secrets of a civilization which was the mother of our own, a noble inheritance of the greater part of which barbarous ages have robbed us. It must with humility be confessed, that we see at present rising as if by enchantment, from the forgotten cemeteries of Etruria and of Greece, objects in gold, of a workmanship so perfect, that not...
Strona 368 - Ytido, a little district hidden in the recesses of the Apennines far from every centre of civilization, that we found still in use some of the processes employed by the Etruscans. There yet exists, in fact, in this region of Italy, a special school of traditional jewellery, somewhat similar — not certainly in taste or elegance of design, but at least in method of workmanship — to the ancient art.
Strona 25 - Several huge stones of a pyramidal form, some of them 9 feet high, and 4 feet thick, standing in a row for near a mile, at an equal distance, which seem to have been erected in memory of some transaction there which by length of time is lost.
Strona 378 - ... singular proof of the figure and impression Mr Fox made on his first appearance as an orator. A young artist, and, I believe, a reporter of debates, a Mr Surtees, of Mainsforth, in the county of Durham, happened to be in the gallery when he first spoke. At that period, no stranger was allowed to make notes, or take any paper or note-book into the gallery for that purpose. But this gentleman, struck with the appearance of the youthful orator, tore off part of his shirt, and sketched on it, with...