The Cathedral Church of Worcester; A Description of the Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See

The Cathedral Church of Worcester; A Description of the Fabric and a Brief History of the Episcopal See

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...The Choir-Stalls were erected in 1379, and have been restored by Messrs. Farmer & Brindley; the chief feature about them is a very fine set of miserere seats, which are of great value and interest. The choir furniture was re-arranged and canopy work added in 1551; but these carvings survived both this operation and the dangers of the Civil War; "but, "in the early part of the present century, Mr. St. John, the then "Treasurer to the Dean and Chapter, caused the greater portion "of the carvings to be removed, and fixed them as a cornice "to a compo screen which he had erected beneath the organ, "and which separated the choir from the nave. Here they "remained till the year 1865, when the screen was removed "and the carvings carefully preserved by the architect (the late "Mr. Perkins) until the restoration of the old stalls enabled him "to reinstate them in their original positions." In number they are thirty-seven, and represent the following subjects: --1. An old man stirring a pot over a fire. 2. Man playing a flute. 3. Crowned lion between two masks. 4. Angel playing a viol beneath a canopy, with similar masks. 5. Cloaked knight with dagger, holding rose bushes: supporters, birds. 6. Butcher killing an ox. 7. The Circumcision. 8. A boar. 9. Christ visiting the Temple as a child. 10. A female scribe writing, and feeding a bird: supporters, a man hunting rabbits, and a boy picking fruit. 11. A sower. 12. Two knights tilting--one of their squires falls down in a fright, while the other blows a trumpet. 13. Angel playing a lute. 14. Huntsman, or perhaps a herald, sounding a horn: supporters, double-headed eagles. 15. Knight, with heraldic Aldis. "Carvings and Sculptures of Worcester...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549597
  • 9781236549594