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VOL. I.

ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.

Its site-Ethelbert founds the first Cathedral-burnt-Bishop Maurice com-

mences the second building—its dimensions, &c.—comparative sizes of
Canterbury, York, and Salisbury Cathedrals—singular use of the spire-
Pardon Church-yard-Paul's Cross-its use William Dugdale-bell-tower
- folk-motes-Paternoster Row-steeple re-built—the Cathedral partly des-
troyed by lightning-repaired by voluntary subscription-mis-use of the bell
tower—disorderly exterior-steeple used as a warehouse-oven constructed
in a buttress--Laud originates a second subscription, and employs Inigo
Jones to repair the Cathedral-much injured during the Commonwealth-
a third subscription and repairs by Sir J. Denham-Sir Christopher Wren-
the first Lottery drawn-the Cathedral burnt in the Fire of London-great
loss of the Stationers in St. Faith's crypt-royal commission for rebuilding
the Cathedral—Wren's various designs—the new building commenced 1675

RESURGAM”-ancient cemetery discovered—Wren's remuneration-
disadvantage of a board of direction literary attacks on Wren-description
of the present Cathedral-paintings by Thornhill--comparison of St. Peter's
and St. Paul's ecclesiastical decorations Monuments-dome-crypt-

measurement and cost of the present Cathedral-stairs foot-money.
Views. Three of the exterior, two of the interior, and three of Monuments.

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S THE GREAT, SMITHFIELD.

Ancient priory of St. Bartholomew founded by Rahere-his life-singular

fracas--scholastic disputations--Bartholomew fair--Court of Piepowder-
Canonbury_description of the church-painting on the walls—“purga-

tory ”-monuments—remains of the priory.
Views. One of the exterior, two of the interior.

ST. SEPULCHRE'S, SKINNER STREET.

Early history-rebuilt in 15th century-Chancellor Popham-Chantry—the

church nearly destroyed by fire of 1666-rebuilt by Wren 1670-repaired
1790—recently new roofed-fitness necessary in a design-Popham's porch
-description of the church-sounding-board-organ-monuments-Captain
John Smith's epitaph-Dowe's legacy--dimensions of the church-im-
provement in the neighbourhood-Smithfield—John Rogers-Joan Bocher

-Pye-corner-Camden-Lamb's conduit-Newgate.
Views. One exterior, and two interior.

ST. PETER'S IN THE TOWER.

Altered state of society-site of the tower—its early history referred to by

Shakspeare--memorable events—William Foxley-original church-des-
cription of the present building-hermitage-remarkable persons buried
here—Sir Thomas More, Anna Boleyn, Catherine Howard, Thomas Crom-

well, &c.—Captain Blood.
Views, One exterior, two interior.

THE TEMPLE.

Chivalry-Empress Helena---origin of the Crusades-Knights Templars-

their feud with the Knights Hospitallers-Philip le Bel persecutes them-
Pope Clement abolishes the order, 1312—various proprietors of the Temple
-Round churches-Heraclius and Henry II—first indulgence-date of the
Temple Church-church of the Holy Sepulchre-relics-round church at
Little Maplestead_description of the Temple church-cross-legged figures
-works of the middle ages more regarded now than formerly—incongruous
fittings-supposed tomb of Heraclius—the pall and crosier-treasure kept
in the Temple-monuments—Plowden-Selden-size of the church-remarks

on architectural restorations.
Views. Three exterior, four interior.

ALL-HALLOWS' BARKING.

Seething Lane-first church of “ All Saints "--earliest record of All-Hallows',

Barking~King Edward's vision—“Our Lady" of Barking-King Richard's
College-Dr. Layfield's popish innovations-explosion of gunpowder-
infant wonderfully preserved-angel worship-description of the church-
funeral brasses--commission of defacement-Howard, Earl of Surrey-

Archbishop Laud-Bishop Fisher-church bells.
Views. One exterior, two interior.

Early history-Salter's chapel-fracas by two priests~no church for 20 years

-rebuilt by Wren-description-Lawrence Saunders- endowed lecture-
incongruous ornaments-Wren excusable-John Milton-Bread Market

sub-vian pavement.
View of exterior.

Origin of its designation-various owners of the patronage-description of the

church-late repairs-painted ceilings-monuments—Sir Andrew Riccard-

the plague of London-Whittington's palace.
Views. One exterior, one interior.

Monachism-first recorded hermit-much good effected by the monks-St.

Anthony-date of the church-rebuilt 1399 and again 1513—burnt 1666—
rebuilt by Wren 1682-St. Antholin's annexed to the parish of St. John

Baptist-present building described—the spire.
View of exterior.

Prejudiced history-Dunstan-Glastonbury Abbey-date of the church-

burnt by the great fire-rebuilt by Wren-old foundation discovered—the
spire not original-pointed architecture not understood by Wren-St. Dun-
stan's and St. Nicholas Newcastle compared—the nave rebuilt 1817—the

church described-porch.
Views. One exterior, two interior.

ST. MARY'S, ALDERMANBURY.

Aldermanbury-early date of the church-change of patronage-rebuilt in

15th century—again in 1677 by Wren-description-Judge Jefferys.
View of exterior.

ST. DUNSTAN'S IN THE WEST.

Fleet Street an ancient place of traffic-sports in the streets of London-Game

preserved in Westminster-early history of the church-change of patro-
nage-escaped the fire-description of the old church-clock figures-statue
of Queen Elizabeth-sale of the materials, &c.-present building com-
menced 1831-described-stained glass window-monuments-St. Dunstan's
compared with St. George's, Ramsgate-want of a knowledge of art amongst

artificers-Tyndale-Donne-Romaine.
Views. Two exterior, one interior.

ST. MICHAEL'S, CORNHILL.

Early history-advowson–Fabian, the chronicler-the church burnt in the

great fire-rebuilt by Wren—its form irregular-story in connection with
the old tower-description of the present tower-different in style from body

of the church.
View of exterior.

ST. ALBAN'S, WOOD STREET.

Origin of its designation-Verulamium-date of the church-singular epi-

taph-rebuilt by Inigo Jones—destroyed by the great fire-rebuilt by
Wren-advowson-St. James' Hospital now St. James' Palace-descrip-

tion of the church--pulpit hour-glasses.
Views. One exterior, one interior.

ST. MICHAEL'S, WOOD STREET.

Decree of Richard I. against wooden houses-advowson-body of James IV.

of Scotland-church destroyed in 1666-rebuilt by Wren 1675—description

-ancient books.
View of exterior.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S, WATLING STREET.

St. Augustine--policy of Gregory I.-early history of the church-Augus-

tine's order-rebuilt after the fire of 1666, by Wren-parish united to St.

Faith's.
VIEW of exterior.

ST. GILES' CRIPPLEGATE.

Churchyards-Cripple-gate-St. Giles-Queen Matilda—the church burnt 1545

-rebuilt-description of present edifice-monuments—John Fox-John

Speed—John Milton-the neighbourhood—the Fortune theatre-Moorfields.
VIEW of exterior.

ST. BENE'T'S, PAUL'S WHARF.

St. Benedict and his order-Diceto's survey—earliest record of the church-

Inigo Jones buried here--state of architecture in England during his time-

St. Bene’t’s burnt-rebuilt by Wren-description.
View of exterior.

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