Yorkshire English History by James Goodeve MiallYorkshire English History by James Goodeve Miall

Yorkshire English History

byJames Goodeve Miall

Paperback | February 8, 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.1865 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. MONKISH CHRISTIANITY. 1K031 A.D. 642 TO A.D. 785. "They told how, in their convent-cell A Saxon princess once did dwell, The lovely Edelfled; And how, of thousand snakes, each one Was changed into a coil of stone, Where holy Hilda prayed; Themselves, within their holy bound, Their stony folds had often found." Mawhon. The name of Hilda has been always conspicuous in the catalogue of saints, and is worthy of being transferred with honour to the calendar of the Church of England. It is inseparably associated with a magnificent early English monastery, situated at the mouth of the river Esk, and renowned in the middle ages as the nursery of learning and piety. The Church, parts of which are still standing, was erected soon after the Conquest, and though its tower and considerable portions of its choir have disappeared, the great Eastern front remains--a noble specimen of Ecclesiastical architecture, compelling admiration by its dignified simplicity. The position of Whitby Abbey differs from that usually chosen for monastic establishments. St. Basil and St. Benedict preferred high situations. "Bernardus valles, juga sed Benedictus amabat." It was, however, under these conditions, admirably placed. Nothing, certainly, can be more beautiful than the aspect of Whitby as viewed from the sea. It exhibits a small, but capital harbour, deeply shut in by lofty cliffs. A mass of new and handsome structures occupies the Northern cliff, and accommodates numerous visitors in the summer season. The town of Whitby proper settles itself in the hollow, or climbs up the steepness of the opposite bank, where the parish church is reached by numerous steps; whilst on the top of the Southern cliff rises what remains of the majestic Abbey, a noble object from every direct...
Title:Yorkshire English HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217150527

ISBN - 13:9780217150521