A Description or Breife Declaration of All the Ancient Monuments, Rites, and Customes Belonginge or Beinge Within the Monastical Church of Durham Before the Suppression; Written in 1593 Volume 15

A Description or Breife Declaration of All the Ancient Monuments, Rites, and Customes Belonginge or Beinge Within the Monastical Church of Durham Before the Suppression; Written in 1593 Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...largely and finely edged with silver, double gilt, and a fair basin and ewer of latten, the ewer pourtrayed like a man on horse-back, as he had been riding or hunting, which served the Sub-Prior to wash at the foresaid table, where he sate as chief. Dav. And within the said Frater House the Prior and the whole Convent of Monks held their great feast of Saint Cuthbert in Lent, having their meat served out of the dresserwindow of the great Kitchen into the Frater House, and their drink out of the great cellar. Dzw. And in the east end, being the hiest part of the Frater house, and adjoyninge to the Deanes house, was taiken downe by Deane Whittingham the hie roufe of lead, and enclosed it to his house and use, and maid it a fiatt roufe of lead, whereby the said Deane Whittingham gayned at the leaste xx" by taikeing downe the said hie roufe of leade. Also in the said east end of the Frater House stoode a fair table with a decent skrene of wainscott over it, being keapt all the rest of the yeare for the master of the Novicies and the Novicies to dyn and sup in. having their meat served in to them at a dresser window from the Great Kitchen and there drink out of the Great Cellar. Dav. At which tyme the master observed this holsome and godlie order for the contynewallie instructing of ther youth in vertew and lerning, that is, one of the Novicies, at the election and appoyntment of the master, dyd reade summe parte of the Old and New Testamment, in Latten, in dynner tyme, having a convenyent place at the southe end of the hie table with in a faire glasse wyndowe, invyroned with iron, and certaine steppes of stone with iron rayles of th'one syde to goe up to it, and to support an iron deske there placed, upon which laie the Holie...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981634
  • 9781236981639