Shrines of British Saints

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Methuen & Company, 1905 - Shrines - 252 pages
 

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Page 223 - ... but also by our Injunctions commanded, that no offering or setting of lights or candles should be suffered in any church, but only to the blessed Sacrament of the altar...
Page 142 - Notwithstanding its great size it is wholly covered with plates of pure gold; yet the gold is scarce seen because it is covered with various precious stones as sapphires, balasses, diamonds, rubies and emeralds; and wherever the eye turns something more beautiful than the rest is observed; nor in addition to these natural beauties is the skill of art wanting, for in the midst of the gold are the most beautiful sculptured gems, both small and large as well...
Page 142 - ... which is set to the right of the altar. The church is rather dark, and particularly so where the shrine is placed, and when we went to see it the sun was nearly gone down, and the weather was cloudy; yet I saw that ruby as well as if I had it in my hand ; they say that it was the gift of a king of France.
Page 222 - As for shrines, capses, and reliquaries of saints so called although the most were nothing less, for as much as his Highness hath found, other idollatry or detestable superstition used thereabouts, and perceived that they were for the most part feigned things ; as the blood of Christ, so called in some place, was but a piece of red sylke, inclosed in a piece of thyck glass 39.
Page 224 - Also, that they shall take away, utterly extinct, and destroy, all shrines, covering of shrines, all tables, candlesticks, trindles or rolls of wax, pictures, paintings, and all other monuments of feigned miracles* pilgrimages, idolatry, and superstition...
Page 75 - Sanctus Yestinus, cui Gwenllian, Filia Madoc et Gryffyt ap Gwilym, optulit in oblacoem istam imaginem p. salute animarum.
Page 224 - ... for those things, and if any shrine, covering of shrine, table, monument of miracles, or other pilgrimage do there continue, to cause it to be taken away, so as there remain no memory of it ; but also that you shall take order with all the curates, and other having charge within your diocese, to do the semblable, and to see that our Injunctions be duly kept, as appertaineth, without failing, as we trust, and as you will answer for the contrary. Yeven under our signet at our town of Hull, the...
Page 109 - We, wylyng such superstitious abuses and idolatries to be taken away, command you with all convenient diligence to repayre unto the said cathedral church of Chichester and there to take down that shrine and bones of that bishop called S. Richard within the same, with all the sylver, gold, juells, and ornamentes to the same shryne belongyng, and also all other the reliques and reliquaries, with all the plate, gold, juells, ornamentes aforesaid, to be safely and surely conveighed and brought unto our...
Page 177 - ... of a smith and did break the said chest open, and when they had opened the chest, they found him lying whole, uncorrupt, with his face bare, and his beard as it had been a fortnight's growth, and all his vestments upon him as he was accustomed to say Mass, and his met wand of gold lying beside him. Then, when the goldsmith did perceive that he had broken one of his legs...
Page 81 - But almost perished But wold hold toogether. Betwithin the Stafe there was a large cup by his side but almost perished The most of Puter he was rapt in Leather and the upper part was very sound.

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