Description Of The Abbeys Of Melrose And Old Melrose; With Their Traditions by John BowerDescription Of The Abbeys Of Melrose And Old Melrose; With Their Traditions by John Bower

Description Of The Abbeys Of Melrose And Old Melrose; With Their Traditions

byJohn Bower

Paperback | February 7, 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.1827 Excerpt: ... head of Edward King of England, and on the reverse London Civitas; the author has one of our own coins, found nigh the building, having on one side Alexander's head looking to the cross, with the inscription of Alexander around; on the other Scotorum Rex, and four mullets, with a cross betwixt the four, in the centre of the coin. Also was found an abbot's ring, in one of the gardens 1810, having a rude inscription upon it; on the one side is t. f). S. and on the other iHflarg. I am in possession of another coin, that was found two years ago, with an inscription around it, in blac-k letters, ffial iWarg, &tar of ffie&ben, JWot&er of ffioti. Having given a full description of what remains in the outer part of the building, I now proceed to the interior, and shall begin at the west, in the same manner as I did with the outer part of the building, advancing regularly through it. Now, through this way-worn Gothic porch I lead, Where loosened stones hang threatening over head And here, with a reverential awe, Was the beholder struck, who entering saw The body of the church extended wide, With rows of lofty columns on each side; By triple range of spacious lights illumed, Superbly arched extended all around. The crusted walls, with living sculpture graced, And statues all in beauteous order placed; Those walls which sainted imagery decored; Idols by superstitious monks adored; The tinged pavement, with each silent tomb, The lofty roof, the still more lofty dome; And, when the view no farther could extend, The holy altar at the farther end. The grand prospective, how well formed to raise The soul to heaven upon the wings of praise! Great in idea! words can not extol The strength, the august grandeur of the whole. Alas! how is the glorious scene reversed; Behold it ...
Title:Description Of The Abbeys Of Melrose And Old Melrose; With Their TraditionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217704638

ISBN - 13:9780217704632

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