A Manual for the Study of the Sepulchral Slabs and Crosses of the Middle Ages

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Parker, 1849 - 93 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 54 - At the end of the fourteenth and beginning of the fifteenth centuries, the upper part of the sides is straight, and the shape almost square. About the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century,
الصفحة 34 - An ancient writer on ritual observances, cited by Martene, says that the bodies of persons who had received sacred orders ought to be interred in the vestments worn by them at ordination ; and that on the breast of a priest ought to be placed a chalice, which, in default of such sacred vessel of pewter, should be of earthenware.
الصفحة 88 - who wandered thither in poverty and distress, and being about to perish for want, slew each other, the last survivor burying himself in one of the graves which they had prepared, and pulling the stone over left it
الصفحة 89 - chest. In it were found some small bones of a youth or female, and half a dozen shells, each about the size of the palm of the hand, by description precisely corresponding to the cockle
الصفحة 41 - ones in shape, and the comb and speculum, or magnifying glass, which was then and still is used for examining the quality of cloth, and an instrument like a cleaver, probably a scraper
الصفحة 50 - The shape or size of the stone is no safe guide to its date ; it has been thought that the early ones were highly coped, the later ones less so, but this is not the case, for many early ones are quite flat, while late ones are highly coped. Also in both
الصفحة 55 - every practised antiquary knows well that the date of many an object of antiquity is determined, rather by the general character and composition of the design, and by resemblances to conventional peculiarities of a particular period, than by any particular feature which can be pointed out to an inexperienced eye.
الصفحة 39 - generally considered the emblem of a knight ; Grose mentions it as an emblem of an abbot with temporal authority, and attributes a stone with a cross and sword at Bala Sala, Isle of Man, to an abbot of Bala Sala. It may have been the emblem of an esquire, a
الصفحة 11 - AD 1180, of which there is a copy in the collection of the Archaeological Institute, we see a body about to be committed to the grave, which is sewn up in front in some garment, and a cross is marked upon the face. In the Douce MS.,
الصفحة 11 - collection there is an incised slab on which is represented a corpse sewn up in this manner, dated AD 1446. It is rather singular that in most of these cases the body appears quite flexible. There are also representations of corpses wrapped up after similar fashions, being placed in stone coffins, as in an entombment from the MS. of

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