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

W. Alexander, 1818

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Página 76 - Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard I, John, Henry III, Ed-ward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II, Henry IV...
Página 87 - Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour ? What though we wade in wealth, or soar in fame ? Earth's highest station ends in, " Here he lies," And " Dust to dust
Página 103 - It is placed upon an elegant enriched marble pedestal, six feet high, with scrolls at the angles, and on the frieze of which are introduced the emblems of Wisdom, Fortitude, and Eternity. Sir George is represented leaning upon a pillar, holding in his right hand a scroll, on which is written : " The Petition of the Freeholders of the County of York.
Página 42 - The employments of your Alcuinus in his retreat are suited to his humble sphere ; but they are neither inglorious nor unprofitable. I spend my time in the halls of St. Martin, in teaching some of the noble youths under my care the intricacies of grammar, and inspiring them with a taste for the learning of the ancients; in describing to others the order and revolutions of those shining orbs which adorn the azure vault of heaven; and in explaining to others the mysteries of divine wisdom, which are...
Página 29 - The outside to the river is faced with a very small saxum quadratum, of about four inches thick, and laid in levels like our modern brickwork. The length of the stones is not observed, but they are as they fell out in hewing. From the foundation twenty courses of these small squared stones are laid, and over them five courses of Roman bricks. These bricks are placed, some lengthwise, some endwise in the walls, and were called lateres diatoni...
Página 232 - Ionic order, one hundred and fifty feet in length, and fortyfive in breadth. The entrance into it, is by a portico of six columns, thirty feet in height; over . which are placed the king's arms, an elegant statue of justice, and other emblematic figures.
Página 42 - ... exciting the emperor to the love and encouragement of learning, and in the collection of MSS. for its dissemination. His efforts spread it through France, and his reputation contributed much to establish it in Europe. After the enjoyment of imperial affection and confidence to a degree which literature has never experienced in any other instance, he retired to the abbey of Saint Martin, at Tours, where he died in 804.
Página 43 - I enjoyed in my native country, through the expence and care of my great master Egbert. May it therefore please your majesty, animated with the most ardent love of learning, to permit me to send some of our young gentlemen into England, to procure for us those books which we want, and transplant the flowers of Britain, into France, that their fragrance may no longer be confined to York, but may perfume the palaces of Tours.
Página 269 - It does not appear that this street was first used as a market-place by any official regulation ; but we find that in 1671, Mr. Marmaduke Rawden, a merchant of London, who was born in this city, amongst other benefactions to his native place, devoted four hundred pounds to the erection of a cross, at the end of All Saints' church, for the accommodation of the public.
Página 104 - His Life was an Ornament and Blessing To the Age in which he lived; And., after his death, his Memory Will continue to be beneficial to mankind, By holding forth an example of Pure and unaffected Virtue, Most worthy of Imitation, To the latest Posterity.