North Wales; Including Its Scenery, Antiquities, Customs, and Some Sketches of Its Natural History Volume 2

North Wales; Including Its Scenery, Antiquities, Customs, and Some Sketches of Its Natural History 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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...church of Holy Cross, or the abbey. The bones of St. Wenefred, when they were removed from Denbighihire to Shrewsbury, are said to have been first, for 'a time, deposited in this church.--In the churchyard, but now almost obliterated, is an inscription to the memory of William White, a quarter-master of horse, in the reign of William III.: In Irish wars 1 sought for England's g'ory; Let no man scoff at telling of this story. I saw great Schomberg fall, likewise the brave St. Ruth, And here I come to die, not there in my youth. Through dangers great I have pass'd many a storm, Die we all must, as sure as we are born. St. Alkmuntfs church is remarkable for its handsome spire. It contains an east window of stained glass, the workmanship of Eginton of Birmingham. This was put Ud in the year 1795, and, as I was informed, informed, cost about two hundred pounds. Its execution was infinitely superior to any thing that I had before seen in glass. A figure representing Faith is in the attitude of kneeling on a cross. Her arms are extended towards a crown, which appears from the clouds; and the countenance bears an interesting expression-of mingled adoration and wisdom. "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life," is the motto. The lights appeared to me well disposed, and the drapery good. The colours are so managed as to prevent any glaring effect from the passage of light through a transparent medium;' a fault too often observable in paintings on glass. This church is said to have been founded by the heroine Elfleda, the daughter of king Alfred. The body of the building is modern, but the tower and spire appear of considerable antiquity. In the year 1621, about four yards of the top of the spire were taken down, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942280
  • 9781236942289