Y Cymmrodor Volume 17

Y Cymmrodor Volume 17

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...as being very fine examples of their kind. The Chapel, nearing completion under Principal Griflith Powell (1613-20), was finished during the Principalship of Sir Eubule Thelwall (1621-30), and was consecrated by the Bishop of Oxford on the 28th May 1621. No records are extant in proof of the existence of Sacramental Plate at the time of the consecration, though vessels of some kind were probably in use shortly afterwards, for, under a rent-charge, left in 1622 by Sir Thomas Canon, a native of Haverfordwest, the sum of ten shillings was to be paid to "one of the Divines of the Colledge for a sermon to be preached at the annual distribution of the increased diett, and the Communion of the Body and Blood of our blessed Saviour shall be then and there celebrated by the Principall and Vice-Principall, and all the Fellowes, Schollars, and Students." 1 There is a tradition in the College that whoever can fairly span the Bowl at its widest part with his arms acquires the right of having it filled with punch, and then if he can perform the second feat of draining the bowl, he may walk away with it, presumably if he can walk at all.--(History of Jesus College, by E. G. Hardy.) The Bowl doubtless occupied a prominent position in the days when the feast of St. David was celebrated in the College. Whether the silver Communion Plate, if such existed, went with the secular plate to replenish the coffers of Charles the First, it is impossible to say, though the King appears to have had sufficient reverence for the sanctity of such vessels, as is to some extent proved by the existence to-day, at other Colleges at Oxford, of practically all their pre-Civil War_ Communion Plate. The general form of the Chalice, and especially its peculiarly...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819535
  • 9781236819536