Yorkshire legends and traditions by Thomas ParkinsonYorkshire legends and traditions by Thomas Parkinson

Yorkshire legends and traditions

byThomas Parkinson

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1888. Excerpt: ... William, Prior of the Brothers Regular at Kirkham, who, seeing that the archbishop had many in his company, and but few horses to carry them, offered him his own, only adding that he 'was sorry that it had been bred a draught-horse, and that its paces were somewhat rough. I would gladly offer you a better,' said he, ' if I had one, but if you will be contented to take the best I have, it may go with you.' 'I accept it most willingly,' said the prelate, 'because you say that it is worth little.' Turning then to his attendants, he said, 'Saddle me the horse, for it is a seasonable present, and it is likely to serve me long.' When saddled, he mounted it, and though at first he found its pace rough, after a little time, by a marvellous change, the motion became pleasant, and as gentle an amble as he could desire. And that no word that he had spoken might fall to the ground, the same animal never failed him for more than eight years. And what made the miracle more apparent was, that from iron-gray the horse began to grow white, so that not long after you could not find a horse more perfectly white than this had become. The Abbey Of Meaux Or Melsa. Among the monks of Fountains, in the middle of the twelfth century, there was a certain Adam de Fountains, skilled in the architecture of the period, and with a strong passion for what we, in our degenerate days, should call 'bricks and mortar.' William le Gros, Earl of Albemarle, employed him in the erection of Vaudrey Abbey, in Lincolnshire. This nobleman happened one day to remark to his architect, that once he had vowed to make a pilgrimage to the Holy City, but his obesity, and his now increasing age, had prevented him from performing it. Adam promptly suggested that if he would build another Cistercian monaster...
Title:Yorkshire legends and traditionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217656617

ISBN - 13:9780217656610