Some Observations on the Domestic Architecture of the Middle Ages: From the Third Edition of the "Glossary of Architecture."..

author and John Henry Parker, 1840 - 16 pagina's

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Pagina 12 - Proud names, who once the reins of empire held ; In arms who triumph'd ; or in arts excell'd ; Chiefs, grac'd with scars, and prodigal of blood ; Stern patriots, who for sacred freedom stood ; Just men, by whom impartial laws were given ; And saints, who taught and led the way to heaven ; Ne'er to these chambers, where the mighty rest, Since their foundation came a nobler guest ; Nor e'er was to the bowers of bliss convey'd A fairer spirit or more welcome shade. In what new region, to the just assign'd,...
Pagina 42 - He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees, was known to bring it to an excellent work ; 7 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes and hammers.
Pagina 9 - There is no antidote against the opium of time, which temporally considereth all things : our fathers find their graves in our short memories, and sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors.
Pagina 33 - ... collection to enable the parishioners to rebuild it; but with no success, till Mr. Herbert undertook it; and he, by his own, and the contribution of many of his kindred, and other noble friends, undertook the re-edification of it; and made it so much his whole business, that he became restless till he saw it finished...
Pagina 7 - Most of them recorded nothing else of the buried person, but that he was born upon one day, and died upon another; the whole history of his life being comprehended in those two circumstances that are common to all mankind. I could not but look upon these registers of existence, whether of brass or marble, as a kind of satire upon the departed persons ; who had left no other memorial of them, but that they were born, and that they died.
Pagina 24 - Spires the black pine, while through the naked street, Once haunt of tradeful merchants, springs the grass : Here columns heap'd on prostrate columns, torn From their firm base, increase the mouldering mass. Far as the sight can pierce, appear the spoils Of sunk magnificence ! a blended scene Of moles, fanes, arches, domes, and palaces, Where, with his brother Horror, Ruin sits.
Pagina 9 - To be content that times to come should only know there was such a man, not caring whether they knew more of him, was a frigid ambition in Cardan : disparaging his horoscopal inclination and judgment of himself, who cares to subsist like Hippocrates...
Pagina 43 - I laboured nothing more than that the external public worship of God, too much slighted in most parts of the kingdom, might be preserved, and that with as much decency and uniformity as might be; being still of opinion that Unity cannot long continue in the Church when Uniformity is shut out at the church door.
Pagina 6 - The sensations of pious cheerfulness, which attend the celebration of the Sabbath-day in rural places, are profitably chastised by the sight of the Graves of Kindred and Friends, gathered together in that general Home towards which the thoughtful yet happy Spectators themselves are journeying.
Pagina 10 - Your fathers' bones, and could not keep them sure? And will you trust deceitful stones fair laid, And think they will be to your honour truer? No, no, unsparing time will proudly send A warrant unto wrath that with one frown Will all these mock'ries of...

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