The history of lady Godiva and Peeping Tom of Coventry, with a description of the churches, and other public building (Google eブックス)

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1880
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11 ページ - it was enriched and beautified with so much gold and silver, that the walls seemed too narrow to contain it : insomuch that Robert de Limesi, (a mercenary bishop of the diocese in the time of king William Rufus,) scraped from one beam that supported the shrines, 500 marks of silver.
17 ページ - The beauties of the steeple are so evident to the common eye, that they need no aphorism of the scientific to impress them...
38 ページ - Mortimer, earl of March. It began on the eve of St. Matthew, and continued till the day after the feast of St. Michael. The dances were not less gallantly attended than the lists ; and to avoid all painful distinctions that might have arisen from attention to precedence, the whole party banquetted at a round table ; and were, from that time, styled " The Society of the round Table.
39 ページ - Porter, tall of person, big of lim, and stearn of coountinauns, wrapt also all in silke, with a club and keiz of quantitee according, had a rough speech full of passions in meeter aptly made to the purpose...
15 ページ - ... Reformation it was levelled to the ground by order of Henry VIII., and only a fragment or two now remain. There are three antient churches, of which St. Michael's is by far the most remarkable for architectural beauty and ornament. It was originally built in 1133, in the reign of Henry I., and was given to the monks of Coventry by Ranulph earl of Chester, in the reign of Stephen. Sir Christopher Wren is said to have considered this church a masterpiece of the lighter Gothic style. The spire rises...
9 ページ - The inhabitants of this city were formerly averse from any correspondence with the military quartered within their limits. A female known to speak to a man in a scarlet coat became directly the object of town scandal. So rigidly, indeed, did the natives abstain from communication, with all who bore his majesty's military commission, that officers were here confined to the interchanges of the mess-room; and in the messroom, the term of " sending a man to Coventry," if you wish to shut him from society,...
38 ページ - The town is fortified with an entrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width.
37 ページ - Earl, joining with the Barons, was, with his eldest son, slain at the battle of Evesham ; but the castle was six months held against the King by Henry de Hastings, appointed...
45 ページ - ... sides are abundantly carved. Over the rich chimneypiece are the Queen's Arms and initials. The principal pictures ,are five very large and fine landscapes, with figures, by J. Lootens, in one of which is introduced a person drawing, probably intended for the portrait of himself. THE NORTH PARLOUR is likewise of noble proportions, and presents the same aspect as •when visited by some of the august persons whose portraits now form its most attractive ornaments. The sides are of wainscot, .and...
41 ページ - Castle his favourite residence, git fits beat!) he bequeathed it to his brother Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, for life, and...

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