Agnes De Tracy; A Tale Of The Times Of S. Thomas Of Canterbury by John Mason NealeAgnes De Tracy; A Tale Of The Times Of S. Thomas Of Canterbury by John Mason Neale

Agnes De Tracy; A Tale Of The Times Of S. Thomas Of Canterbury

byJohn Mason Neale

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. High Mass was said in the Priory church; and the Archbishop, bearing in his hand the blessed Sacrament, descended from the Altar. That day he had chosen, as knowing the grand contest to which he was to be called, to officiate in his most precious vestments. The rich jewelled sandals, the thick gold fringes of the silken tunic and dalmatic, the green velvet chasuble, wrought round the collar with rubies, and inwrought with many an the and ma of small pearls; the fringed ends of the stole appearing between the tunic and dalmatic; the maniple studded with gems, the pall fastened on to the chasuble with golden pins, and symbolising the archiepiscopal dignity of the wearer,--made at Rome of the finest wool, from lambs shorn on S. Agnes' day, and blessed by the Pope himself; the golden mitre, and rich gloves; these were the armour which he then put on. The scene and the spectators were well worthy of the drama about to be acted before them. The King and the Nobles were assembled in the great hall at Northampton; the Bishops in their glorious vestments, the Barons and Knights had taken their seats; esquires and retainers were in waiting; and all eyes were turned to the door where the Archbishop was expected to make his entrance. Word was in the meanwhile brought of the manner in which he was advancing; of the robes which he wore, as a Bishop who had just been celebrating the Holy Mysteries, and of the Host which he carried in his hand. Astonished and indignant that the Primate ventured thus to approach his tribunal, the King arose, and commanded the Bishops and Barons to accompany him into an inner room. Here a fearful scene of turbulence and clamour ensued: the King denouncing the Primate as a traitor; the Barons demanding his immediate punishment,-...
Title:Agnes De Tracy; A Tale Of The Times Of S. Thomas Of CanterburyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217167799

ISBN - 13:9780217167796