Highways And Byways In Oxford And The Cotswolds by Herbert Arthur EvansHighways And Byways In Oxford And The Cotswolds by Herbert Arthur Evans

Highways And Byways In Oxford And The Cotswolds

byHerbert Arthur Evans

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the right as we leave the church and the market hall in the centre of the High Street. For pure craftsmanship in stone masonry it would be hard to find anything finer than these noble Almshouses, and they bear emphatic witness to the truth that however humble the edifice, it need never be either flimsy in construction or paltry in design. These benefactions would alone suffice to immortalise his memory, but it is also fitting that his bodily likeness should be preserved by the magnificent monument in this chapel erected by his widow. There they lie in marble for all time, himself and his wife, attired in coronets and robes of state, the central figures of a striking scene. For on their right in the act of stepping forth from the open doors of a marble sepulchre are two strange shapes hand in hand, their limbs wrapped in flowing shrouds and their heads crowned with coronets. These are Juliana daughter of Baptist Hicks, and her husband Edward Lord Noel, who succeeded his father-in-law as second Viscount Campden: the scene depicted is that of the Resurrection, my Lord gracefully handing his lady from the tomb. From them descends the present Earl of Gainsborough. There are also marble busts of their daughter Penelope Noel, a " most beautiful and virtuous lady" to whose memory Milton's friend, Alexander Gill, dedicated an elegy, and of their son's first wife Lady Anne Noel, daughter of the Earl of Denbigh. Sir Baptist Hicks was the youngest son of a Gloucestershire man, who had set up business as a mercer in London. His shop was at the sign of the White Bear in Cheapside, and when Baptist succeeded to the business he made money so fast that he was able to advance large sums to King James, and the Scottish nobles who frequented the Court. In this...
Title:Highways And Byways In Oxford And The CotswoldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021722136X

ISBN - 13:9780217221368

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