A New Description of York, Containing Some Account of Its Antiquities, Public Buildings, &c. Particularly the Cathedral

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Side 39 - Great God, what do I see and hear ? The end of things created ! The Judge of mankind doth appear On clouds of glory seated. Beneath his cross I view the day, When heaven and earth shall pass away, And thus prepare to meet Him.
Side 39 - GREAT God, what do I see and hear! The end of things created ! The Judge of mankind doth appear, On clouds of glory seated ! The trumpet sounds ; the graves restore The dead which they contained before : Prepare, my soul, to meet Him...
Side 19 - The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined; Thou wouldst have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the osier wand In many a freakish knot had twined; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Side 94 - Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
Side 36 - Gothick, in its most improved state. The extremely beautiful effect of large masses of architecture by moonlight, may be considered as a kind of optical deception, and nearly the same as that produced by statuary when strongly illuminated. Thus seen, the tower of this cathedral acquires a degree of lightness, so superior to that which it shows under the meridian sun, that it no longer appears to be of human construction.
Side 48 - ... to Bootham Bar ; from thence to Monk Bar ten towers, and to Layerthorpe Postern four towers; for some distance the deep waters of the Foss defended this part of the city without the walls ; and from thence to Walmgate Bar three towers ; then Fishergate Bar, walled up in the time of Henry VII., and three towers, the last a postern ; from which by a bridge over the Foss, to the Castle, and the ruins of five towers, were all that remained of it. On the west side of the river was...
Side 103 - ... and that not with a knife, but by being chafed with a sharp stone. It was also ascertained that the window was opened from the interior ; and a bunch of matches, burnt at both ends, was found among the rubbish, and afterwards a pair of shoemaker's pincers. The matches were found under the rubbish of the burnt organ ; the pincers on the stool of the window out of which the knotted rope was suspended. The fact was also proved that several anonymous letters had been sent to the vergers ; and also...
Side 8 - Public and private buildings fell in one common ruin. The priests were murdered on the altars ; the bishop with his flock perished by fire and sword, without any distinction, no one daring to give their scattered bodies an honourable burial.
Side 48 - Ouse ; but that part which is on the east side is twice as large as that on the west. The great tower at Lendal had a chain of iron to cast over the river, then another tower, and so on to Bootham Bar; from thence to Monk Bar ten towers, and to Layerthorpe Postern [since removed] four towers.
Side 52 - ... a human skeleton entire, with the teeth complete, supposed to be the remains of a Roman lady, and to have been deposited there from 1400 to 1700 years. Near the skull lay a small glass phial, or lachrymatory, with fragments of another phial, the inside of which appeared to have been silver.

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