The Dublin University Review Volume 2

The Dublin University Review Volume 2

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...so universal in large churches.' Even in this he was impatiently wrong. The very evidence from which he was quoting, Readings Map of 1761, if patiently looked at, showed the slype not in this unusual position but in the more 'universal' one on the south side of the ' Exchange '--and what he called the slype was the staircase and door, clearly shown, which led from the dormitories to the church. ' It is interesting, ' he adds, with some self-satisfaction, speaking of this old plan, 'to find these arrangements still visible to an eye accustomed to examine the plans of Cathedral churches in the midst of what, to an ordinary eye, would appear to be the most confused jumble of walls and buildings.' And yet he propounds no plan of what was so stated to be visible. He states that the buildings had been removed, and even with an excavation open before his eyes adjoining the recent discoveries, with the old staircase disclosed, and the massive masonry of the Chapter-house wall visible, he is preoccupied with the theory he has laid down, and strangely indifferent to any signs which would vary it. He finds in the south aisle that doorway usual in the 'universal' plan of Cathedrals on the north or south side as the case may be, which leads to the eastern avenue of the cloisters, and steps descending from it. Even the most familiarly remembered plan of Westminster might at once suggest this. All Mr. Street, however, had to say of this door was that it 'led to a building outside the aisle, and thence by a flight of steps down to the Crypt by another archway in the west wall of the transept.' A remembrance of the 'universal' plan might suggest that there was no such...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738128
  • 9781236738127