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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 History of the English Church: Overton, J. H. The English church from the ...

William Richard Wood Stephens, William Hunt - Great Britain - 1906 - 404 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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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs

London (England) - 1907 - 492 pages
...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." Hart Street would bring us back to the northern end of Kingsway (p. 217), from which electric trams,...
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Nooks and Corners of Old London

Charles Hemstreet, Marie Mumford Meinell Hemstreet - London - 1910 - 186 pages
...statue on the steeple top is a representation of George L, and inspired the lines: When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, The Protestants made him...Instead of the church, made him head of the steeple. Great Russell Street on which the British Museum borders has been the home of many well-known men....
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1910 - 650 pages
...a masterpiece of absurdity. Some' wag wrote Of it :— When Henry VIII. left the Pope in the lureh, The Protestants made him the head of the Church ;...Instead of the Church made him head of the steeple ; and yet another at the time of its erection : — No longer stand staring, My friend at Cross Charing,...
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My Own Times

Lady Dorothy Nevill - Great Britain - 1912 - 408 pages
...following epigram from Walpole : When Henry VIII 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 father of the monarch just mentioned has now, I believe, no monument, though at one time mounted...
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London

Henry Vollam Morton - London (England) - 1926 - 308 pages
...whole design, 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. St. George (Hanover Square). — Built between 1720 and 1724, from designs by John James, a pupil of...
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Arnold's Library of the Fine Arts, Volume 3

Art - 1832 - 590 pages
...rise to the following epigram : — " When Harry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch, His parliament made him the head of the church, But George's good...Instead of the church made him head of the steeple." He then entered into a minute description of the modes of decoration used by the ancient architects,...
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Hawksmoor's London Churches: Architecture and Theology

Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey, Nicholas Hawksmoor - Architecture - 2000 - 212 pages
...left the pope in the lurch His parliament made him the head of the church. But George's good subject, the Bloomsbury people, Instead of the church, made him head of the steeple. 67 Much more recently, during the 1971 campaign by irate Bloomsburyites against the proposed expansion...
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London: A Cultural History

Richard Tames - History - 2006 - 332 pages
...waspishness in favour of plain ridicule: When Henry VIII left the Pope in the lurch The Protestants made him head of the church But George's good subjects, the...Instead of the Church, made him head of the steeple. Fanny Burney (1752-1840) The diary of Fanny Burney covers an even longer time-span than John Evelyn's,...
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The London Mercury, Volume 16

Sir John Collings Squire, Rolfe Arnold Scott-James - English literature - 1927 - 720 pages
...dedicated to the figure of King George. This is the subject of Walpole's lines : When Henry the Eighth left the Pope in the lurch The Protestants made him...Instead of the Church, made him head of the Steeple. The interior of St. George's, Bloomsbury, is of great interest as being planned on two axes, which...
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