An historical and descriptive account of the collegiate church of Wolverhampton

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T. Simpson, 1836 - Wolverhampton (England) - 294 pages

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Page 11 - Hundreds of broad-headed, shortstemmed, wide-branched oaks, which had witnessed perhaps the stately march of the Roman soldiery, flung their gnarled arms over a thick carpet of the most delicious greensward ; in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams of the sinking sun...
Page 159 - He rushed, in the sound of his arms, like the terrible spirit of Loda, when he comes in the roar of a thousand storms, and scatters battles from his eyes. He sits on a cloud over Lochlin's seas. His mighty hand is on his sword. Winds lift his flaming locks! The waning moon half lights his dreadful face. His features, blended in darkness, arise to view. So terrible was Cuthullin in the day of his fame.
Page 32 - I fear thou work'st treason against my crown." "My liege," quo' the abbot, "I would it were...
Page 152 - O whaten a mountain is yon," she said, " All so dreary wi' frost and snow ?" " O yon is the mountain of hell," he cried,
Page 92 - And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
Page 154 - But in our childhood our mother's maids have so terrified us with an ugly Devil having horns on his head, fire in his mouth, and a tail in his breech, eyes like a basin, fangs like a dog, claws like a bear, a skin like a Nigger, and a voice roaring like a lion,8 whereby we start and are afraid when we hear one cry 'Boo...
Page 94 - Here the housekeepers met and were merry, and gave their charity. The young people were there too, and had dancing, bowling, shooting at butts, &c., the ancients sitting gravely by, and looking on.
Page 27 - England was immediately filled with these fortresses, which the noblemen garrisoned either with their vassals, or with licentious soldiers, who flocked to them from all quarters. Unbounded rapine was exercised...
Page 104 - ... hunted a cat with hounds throughout the church, delighting themselves in the echo from the goodly vaulted roof: and to add to their wickedness, brought a calf into it, wrapped him in linen, carried it to the font, sprinkled it with water, and gave it a name in scorn and derision of that holy sacrament of baptism.
Page 135 - is invariably affirmed and believed by all, that as they strove to force their way in by violence, the Fire, which burst from the foundations of the temple, met and stopped them, and one part it burnt and destroyed, and another it desperately maimed, leaving them a living monument of God's commination and wrath against sinners.

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