Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 28/52)

[picture: 527.---The Western Entrance, Interior, St. Bartholomew's church.]

527.—The Western Entrance, Interior, St. Bartholomew’s church.

There can be no doubt that we have the original walls, pillars, and arches of the twelfth century; the massive, grand, and simple style of the whole tells truly through the date of their erection. (p.139) [more...] [$]

[picture: 528.---Prior Rahere's Tomb.]

528.—Prior Rahere’s Tomb.

An elaborate gothick tomb in St. Bartholomew’s Priory. [more...] [$]

[picture: 565.---Canterbury Cathedral, South Side.]

565.—Canterbury Cathedral, South Side.

“Look at Canterbury. How many changes of architectural taste are not there visible; how many different periods of are history may not be there traced: yet is the effect anywhere discordant?—Oh, he were indeed presumptious who should say so. Is it not rather in the highest degree grand and impressive, conveying at once to the mind that sense of sublime [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 566,---Cathedral Precinct Gateway.]

566,—Cathedral Precinct Gateway.

Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral precinct. [more...] [$]

[picture: 567.---Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral.]

567.—Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral.

“[...] an ancient chair in the chapel of the Holy Trinity, formed also of grey marble, in pieces, which is used for the enthronization of the Archbishops of the See, and which, sayeth tradition, was the ancient regal seat of the Saxon kings of Kent, who may have given it to the Cathedral as an emblem of their pious submission to Him who was then first [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 568.---Capital and base, S.E. Transept, Canterbury]

568.—Capital and base, S.E. Transept, Canterbury

A column, or stone pillar, in Canterbury Cathedral. [$]

[picture: 569.---Staircase in the Conventual Buildings, Canterbury]

569.—Staircase in the Conventual Buildings, Canterbury

“Look at Canterbury [Cathedral]. How many changes of architectural taste are not there visible; how many different periods of architectural history may not there be traced: yet is the effect anywhere discordant?—Oh, he were indeed presumptious who should say so. Is it not rather in the highest degree grand and impressive, conveying at once to the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 574.---Lincoln Cathedral.]

574.—Lincoln Cathedral.

The individual images of Lincoln Cathedral are not called out in the text. This engraving shows an overall view of this Early English style cathedral. [more...] [$]


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