History and Description of the Ancient City of York: The strangers' guide

W. Alexander, 1818

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Página 85 - Candlemas, the choir is illuminated at every service by seven large branches, besides a wax candle fixed at every other stall These, with two large tapers for the altar, are all the lights commonly made use of. But on the vigils of particular holy days the four grand dignitaries of the church have each a branch of seven candles placed before them at their stalls.
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