An Historical and Architectural Essay Relating to Redcliffe Church, Bristol: Illustrated with Plans, Views, and Architectural Details : Including an Account of the Monuments, and Anecdotes of the Eminent Persons Interred Within Its Walls, Also, and Essay on the Life and Character of Thomas Chatterton

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, J. Taylor, and the author, 1813 - 72 páginas
 

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Página ix - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins...
Página 69 - I made search for another copy, but unsuccessfully. Unwilling such a beauteous piece should be lost, I have made bold to apply to you : several gentlemen of learn iug, who have seen it, join with me in praising it.
Página 52 - And yet poor Edwin was no vulgar boy, Deep thought oft seem'd to fix his infant eye. Dainties he heeded not, nor gaude, nor toy, Save one short pipe of rudest minstrelsy...
Página 69 - SIR, — I take this method to acquaint you that I can procure copies of several ancient poems ; and an interlude, perhaps the oldest dramatic piece extant, wrote by one Rowley, a priest in Bristol, who lived in the reigns of Henry the Vlth, and Edward the IVth.
Página 46 - Sepulchre, well gilt with fine gold, and a civer thereto ; an image of God Almighty rising out of the same Sepulchre, with all the ordinance that longeth thereto ; that is to say, a lath made of timber and iron work thereto. Item, thereto longeth Heven made of timber and stained cloths.
Página 46 - Three pair of angels' wings ; four angels, made of timber, and well painted. Item. The Father, the crown and visage; the ball, with a 'cross upon it, well gilt with fine gold. Item. The Holy Ghost coming out of heaven into the sepulchre. Item. Longeth to the angels, four chevelers.
Página 70 - The whole contains about one thousand lines. If it should not suit you, I should be obliged to you if you would calculate the expenses of printing it, as I will endeavour to publish it by subscription on my own account. " To Mr. James Dodsley, Bookseller, Pall Mall, London.
Página 69 - Having intelligence that the tragedy of ¿Ella was in being, after a long and laborious search I was so happy as to attain a sight of it.
Página 46 - longeth Heaven, made of timber and stain'd clothes. Item, Hell made of timber, and iron-work thereto, with Divels to the number of 13. Item, 4 Knights armed, keeping the sepulchre, with their weapons in their hands ; that is to say, 2 axes and 2 spears, with 2 paves. Item, 4 payr of Angels' wings for 4 Angels, made of timber and well painted.

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