Stonyhurst College; Its Past and Present an Account of Its History, Architecture, Treasures, Curiosities, Etc

Stonyhurst College; Its Past and Present an Account of Its History, Architecture, Treasures, Curiosities, Etc

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...painting by Giulio Cesare Procaccino (16th century) of our Saviour in death, with two female attendants, and surmounted by a finely-wrought ivory crucifix; a curious walking-stick, of box-wood, carved most elaborately and oddly, with a pen-knife, by an East Lancashire doctor, who must, one is tempted to fancy, have had more patience than patients to have enabled him to get through the work; a gold ring of the Langton family, massive and in good order, found near Hoghton Tower, by a man whilst ploughing there, in 1840. The ring bears on its seal the name "Langton," and on its inner side the motto "De bon cuer." But we are, perhaps, getting prolix in this chapter, certainly very heterogeneous; that, however, is caused rather by the "order of things" than through any eccentricity of ours. 64 PALESTINE RELICS, NEWTON'S APPLE TREE, SNUFF BOXES. CHAPTER VII. STILL amongst curiosities and treasures, which are so numerous that we must adhere to the plan previously laid down--pick out the principal ones; for if we made an attempt to describe " everything," we should never get the business finished, and that would be rather awkward. Here, then, we have--a small wooden box, containing 12 apartments, in which are stones from the holy places in Palestine; next, chips from one of the oldest cedars of Lebanon, and from a tree in the Garden of Olives; a morsel of the apple-tree which Sir Isaac Newton was looking at when he discovered the law of gravitation, at Woolsthorpe; a piece of the robe of Roger II., King of Sicily in the 12th century; a real old-fashioned Scotch snuff-box, made out of the end of a bullock's horn, accompanied with a little spoon to lift up the titillating powder, and a brush to clear off any that...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547403
  • 9781236547408