A companion in a visit to Netley abbey [by J. Bullar]. To which is annexed, Netley abbey; an elegy: by G. Keate

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T. Baker, 1818 - 76
 

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Strona 52 - Compared with this, how poor religion's pride, In all the pomp of method and of art, When men display to congregations wide Devotion's every grace...
Strona 52 - Then kneeling down, to Heaven's Eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays: Hope "springs exulting on triumphant wing," That thus they all shall meet in future days: There, ever bask in uncreated rays, No more to sigh, or shed the bitter tear, Together hymning their Creator's praise, In such society, yet still more dear; While circling time moves round in an eternal sphere...
Strona 19 - In days of old here Ampthill's towers were seen, The mournful refuge of an injured queen. Here flow'd her pure, but unavailing tears; Here blinded zeal sustain'd her sinking years. Yet freedom hence her radiant banners waved, And love avenged a realm by priests enslaved. From Catherine's wrongs a nation's bliss was spread, And Luther's light from Henry's lawless bed.
Strona 48 - At one o'clock, None, or, the ninth hour, was sung in the choir, as were vespers, at three. At five they met in the refectory to partake of a slender supper, consisting chiefly, both as to victuals and drink, of what was saved out of the meal at noon, except on fasting days, when nothing, or next to nothing, was allowed to be taken. The intermediate spaces were occupied with...
Strona 21 - March, 1538-9, he was advanced to the dignity of a Baron, by the title of Lord St.
Strona 49 - ... reading or with manual labour. After the evening refection, a spiritual conference or collation was held until the office called complin began, towards the end of which the gates of the monastery were closed, that the porter might come into the church for the benediction at seven o'clock, when all retired to their respective dormitories, which were long galleries, containing as many beds as could be ranged in them, separated from each other by thin boards or curtains.
Strona 53 - Whilst the infidel mocks at the superstitions of the vulgar, insults over their credulous fears, their childish errors, or fantastic rites, it does not occur to him to observe, that the most preposterous device by which the weakest devotee ever believed he was securing the happiness of a future life, is more rational than unconcern about it. Upon this subject, nothing is so absurd as indifference; no folly...
Strona 47 - ... and such admonitions and corrections as the prior or abbot might think necessary were not withheld. Thence they proceeded again to the church to assist at the early mass, which being ended, an hour and a half was allowed for exercise or study. At eight they again met in the choir to perform other services, which held them till near ten, at which time they proceeded to the refectory to dine. The monks waited on each other, and no conversation was allowed but on days of festival: dinner being ended,...
Strona 17 - Robert de Vere, and Walter de Burgh. The latter is stated to have given property in the county of Lincoln, which he held of the king in capite by the service of presenting to him a hat, lined with sindon, a kind of fine linen, and a pair of gilt spurs f. It has been supposed that Richard Foxe, Bishop of Winchester from 1502 to 1528, was one of the latest benefactors.
Strona 63 - Asylum guards the fated brow ! No more shall Charity, with sparkling eyes And smiles of Welcome, wide unfold the door,. Where Pity...

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