A Description of the City, College and Cathedral of Winchester ...: Illustrated with ... Particulars, Collected from a Manuscript of Anthony Wood ... [and] the College and Cathedral Registers ...

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Baldwin, 1750 - Winchester (England) - 108 pages
 

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Page 66 - Ah fields belov'd in vain, Where once my carelefs childhood ftray'd, A ftranger yet to pain ! I feel the gales, that from ye blow, A momentary blifs beftow, As...
Page 94 - destroyed throughout the church, except the beautiful ' window over the altar, exhibiting the portraits of...
Page 84 - ... ile and tower which remain of h to this day.. * The nave of the church had been for fome time * in a bad condition. Bifhop Edyngdon under' -took to repair it in the latter part of his time, * and by his will ordered his executors to finifh * what he had begun. And whether in purfuance ' of his defign, and by his benefaftion, or other...
Page 84 - Tower weft ward, and to rebuild it both in a ftronger and more magnificent Manner. This great Work he undertook in the Year 1394, and entered upon it the Beginning of the next Year, upon the following Conditions...
Page 67 - SAY, Father THAMEs (for thou haft feen Full many a fprightly race, Difporting on thy margent green, The paths of pleafure trace) Who foremoft now delight to cleave...
Page 9 - Jovius, who wrote above two hundred years ago, relates, that it was fhewn to the emperor Charles V. and that at that time many marks of its antiquity had been deftroyed, the names of the knights written afrefh, and the whole newly repaired.
Page 10 - Winchefter, fays, tournaments being often held here before the court and parliament, this table might probably have been ufed, on thofe occafions, for entertaining the combatants; which, on that account, was properly infcribed with the names of Arthur's knights; either in commemoration of that prince, who was the reputed founder and patron of tilts and tournaments ; or becaufe he was fuppofed to have dbblifhcd thefe martial fports at Winchefter.
Page 84 - ... between him, and the prior, and convent, who acquit the Bishop of all obligation to it, and acknowledge it as proceeding from his mere liberality, and zeal for the honour of God...
Page 87 - Conformation of thofe Pillars againft which it refted to the new Defign, but at the fame Time concealed the Irregularity : In...
Page 91 - On the top of each wall are placed three ftirines or chefts, beautifully carved, painted, and gilded, with a crown on each, in which are depofited the bones of feveral of the Weft Saxon kings, bifhops, and fome later princes, who had been originally buried behind the altar, or in different parts of the church. Thefe remains were thus carefully colledted and depofited by bifhop Fox, AD 15z5.

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