Cathedral Antiquities: Canterbury, by W. Woolnoth. 1816 [substituted in this copy for Britton's Canterbury.] York. 1819

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John Britton
Longman, 1816

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Page 145 - ... that all appeals in spiritual causes should be carried from the archdeacon to the bishop, from the bishop to the primate, from him to the king; and should be carried no farther without the king's consent...
Page 27 - The laity partook of no religious rite, except baptism to newborn infants, and the communion to the dying : the dead were not interred in consecrated ground : they were thrown into ditches, or buried in common fields ; and their obsequies were not attended with prayers or any hallowed ceremony. Marriage was celebrated in the churchyards...
Page 30 - Illic invenies veterum vestigia Patrum, Quidquid habet pro se Latio Romanus in orbe, Graecia vel quidquid transmisit clara Latinis : Hebraicus vel quod populus bibit imbre superno, Africa lucifluo vel quidquid lumine sparsit. Quod pater Hieronymus quod sensit Hilarius, atque Ambrosius Praesul, simul Augustinus, et ipse Sanctus Athanasius, quod Orosius edit avitus : Quidquid Gregorius summus docet, et Leo Papa : Basilius quidquid, Fulgentius atque coruscant, Cassiodorus item, Chrysostomus atque...
Page 27 - The nation was of a sudden deprived of all exterior exercise of its religion: the altars were despoiled of their ornaments: the crosses, the relics, the images, the statues of the saints were laid on the ground; and as if the air itself were profaned, and might pollute them by its contact, the priests carefully covered them up, even from their own approach and veneration. The use of bells entirely ceased in all the churches: the bells...
Page 19 - Moreover, in the same summer, that is of the sixth year, the outer wall round the chapel of St. Thomas, begun before the winter, was elevated as far as the turning of the vault. But the master had begun a tower at the eastern part outside the circuit of the wall as it were, the lower vault of which was completed before the winter. The chapel of the Holy Trinity above mentioned was then levelled to the ground ; this had...
Page 135 - Dunstan, he gave a short reply, which ended with these remarkable words: "I confess that I am unwilling that you should conquer. I commit the cause of the church to the decision of Christ.
Page 82 - An accurate DESCRIPTION and HISTORY of the METROPOLITAN and CATHEDRAL CHURCHES of CANTERBURY and YORK, from their first Foundation to the present Year. Illustrated with One hundred and seventeen Copper-plates, consisting of different Views, Plans, Monuments, Antiquities, Arms, &c. LONDON: Printed for W. Sandby, Bookseller, in Fleet Street; and sold by J. Hildyard, Bookseller, in York. MDCCLV. Folio. See "KENT,
Page 6 - ... the barbarous Scottish tribes into the Roman provinces. The first of these was built by Agricola, AD 79, nearly in the situation of the Rampart of Hadrian and wall of Severus, hereafter to be described: But in AD 81. Agricola built a line of very strong forts, advanced considerably North, from the Firth of Forth, on the East, to the Firth of Clyde, on the Western coast of Scotland. These, however, appear to have been insufficient to restrain the progress of the barbarians after the departure...
Page 33 - ... shone and glittered with the rarest and most precious jewels, of an extraordinary bigness; some were larger than, the egg of a goose.
Page 40 - The commissioners fell presently to work on the great idolatrous window, standing on the left hand as you go up into the choir ; for which window some affirm many thousand pounds have been offered by outlandish papists. In that window was now the picture of...

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