A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany

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Стр. 143 - Blazed battlement and pinnet high, Blazed every rose-carved buttress fair, So still they blaze, when fate is nigh The lordly line of high St. Clair.
Стр. 423 - Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, " If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that is humble might hope for it here...
Стр. 448 - If the Bayeux Tapestry be not history of the first class, it is perhaps something better. It exhibits genuine traits, elsewhere sought in vain, of the costume and manners of that age which, of all others, if we except the period of the Reformation, ought to be the most interesting to us ; that age which gave us a new race of monarchs, brmging with them new landholders. new laws, and almost a new language.
Стр. 198 - Hearne) a person of a very strange, prying, and inquisitive genius, in the matter of books, as may appear from many libraries ; there being books, chiefly in old English, almost in every library, that have belonged to him, with his name upon them.
Стр. 317 - ... previous care is taken to have it placed on a hard and level plat A quantity of barley in the sheaf is then laid in a circular train to be trampled upon by horses. Sometimes three or four horses are ridden round upon the barley by boys ; at other times a man stands in the centre of the circle, and with the reins in one hand, and a whip in the other, drives two or three pairs of young horses round upon the barley; whilst another person is employed with a rake to turn the barley, and expose it...
Стр. 117 - Flower-garden, is before this western front ; so that it has some little breathing room in which to expand its beauties to the wondering eyes of the beholder. In my poor judgment, this western front has very few elevations comparable with it — including even those of Lincoln and York. The ornaments...
Стр. 343 - ... pillars — running from bottom to top, which are to be seen in the Abbey of Jumieges. The capitals of these long pillars are comparatively of modern date. To the left on entrance, within a side chapel, is the burial place of Matilda, the wife of the Conqueror. The tombstone attesting her interment is undoubtedly of the time. Generally speaking, the interior is cold, and dull of effect. The side chapels, of which not fewer than sixteen encircle the choir, have the discordant accompaniments of...
Стр. 269 - Perceiving we were anxious to gain information, they flocked around us — and from one man, in particular, I obtained exact intelligence about the havoc which had been committed during the Revolution upon the abbey. The roof had been battered down for the sake of the lead — to make bullets ; the pews, altars, and iron-work, had been converted into other destructive purposes of warfare; and the great bell had been sold to some speculators in a cannonfoundery at Rouen. The revolutionary mania had...
Стр. 353 - The intervals between each of these rows are filled up with a kind of tessellated pavement, the middle whereof represents a maze or labyrinth, about ten feet in diameter, and so artfully contrived that were we to suppose a man following all the intricate meanders of its volutes, he could not travel less than a mile before he got from one end to the other.
Стр. 142 - ... whole of the lofty wooden spire — the fruits of the liberality of the excellent men of whom such honorable mention has been made. Considering that this spire is very lofty, and composed of wood, it is surprising that it has not been destroyed by tempest or by lightning. Leaving the cathedral, you pass a beautifully sculptured fountain, of the early time of Francis I., which stands at the corner of the street, to the right; and which, from its central situation, is visited the livelong day for...

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