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" When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, The Protestants made him the head of the Church ; But George's good subjects, the Bloomsbury people, Instead of the church, made him head of the steeple. "
Demosthenes - Page 361
by Demosthenes - 1859 - 572 pages
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A Dictionary of Artists of the English School: Painters, Sculptors ...

Samuel Redgrave - Artists - 1878 - 497 pages
...piece of originality, surely — which gave rise to a contemporary epigram : 'When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch The Protestants made him...Instead- of the Church, made him head of the steeple.' He also built the library and quadrangle at Queen's College. Oxford; the towers and quadrangle of All...
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London ...: Illustrated by ... Bird's-eye Views of the Principal Streets ...

1887 - 374 pages
...rise to this epigram — "When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, He ruled over England as head of the Church ; But George's good subjects, the...Instead of the Church made him head of the Steeple." This church stands in the unusual position of north and south. In Bloomsbury Square is a Statue of...
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Bloomsbury and St. Gile's: Past and Present

George Clinch - Bloomsbury (London, England) - 1890 - 354 pages
...idea, were satirically alluded to in the following contemporary epigram : — " When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch The Protestants made him...Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple." It is but fair to say that, save for the steeple, St. George's Church is a handsome building. Hawksmoor...
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London Church Staves: With Some Notes on Their Surroundings

Mrs. Mary Thorpe, Charlotte Thorpe - Christian antiquities - 1895 - 180 pages
...same raillery : " When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, The people of England made him ' Head of the Church '; But George's good subjects,...Instead of the Church, made him ' Head of the Steeple. '' The staff-head is valuable as being a copy of the noted spire when first erected, for upon this...
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The Home Counties Magazine: Devoted to the Topography of London ..., Volume 12

William John Hardy - Berkshire (England) - 1910 - 472 pages
...Photographs by T. \V. Hill. J When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, He ruled over England as Head of the Church, But George's good subjects, the...Instead of the Church made him head of the steeple. The two other statues of George I have been removed, one, a fine doubly-gilt figure, the work of Van...
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The Archaeological Journal, Volume 57

Archaeology - 1900 - 472 pages
...left the Pope in the lurch, His subjects made him the head of the Church, But George's good folks, the Bloomsbury people, Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple." Originally orders of knighthood were also religious societies in the middle ages, examples of which...
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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London, Its Public Buildings, Leading ...

London (England) - 1901 - 400 pages
...rise to the epigram : — "When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, He ruled over England, as head of the Church ; But George's good subjects, the...Instead of the church, made him head of the steeple." At the north-west corner of the square, is the local habitation of the Pharmaceutical Society ; and...
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St. Giles of the Lepers

Edward Codrington William Grey - Bloomsbury (London, England) - 1905 - 252 pages
...hugged by the royal supporters." It also gave occasion for this epigram : — When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, The Protestants made him...Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple. Not long afterwards, too, the following lines appeared in a sixpenny children's book, alluding to Charles...
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The Thackeray Country

Lewis Saul Benjamin, Lewis Melville - Literary landmarks - 1905 - 344 pages
...inspired the following lines : " When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, He ruled over England a head of the Church ; But George's good subjects, the...Instead of the Church, made him Head of the Steeple." Next to Bedford House was Montague House in Great Russell Street, which in 1759 was opened as the British...
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The English Church, from the Accession of George I. to the End of the ...

John Henry Overton, Frederic Relton - Church and state - 1906 - 448 pages
...George's, Bloomsbury, where it stands to this day, and gave rise to the epigram : When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, The Protestants made him...Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple. This steeple figures in the background of Hogarth's "Gin Lane." Nor was it a happy thought, in 1726,...
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