The History and Antiquities of Colchester Castle

Benham & Company, 1882 - 147 páginas
A historical and descriptive guide.

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Página 60 - Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Página 144 - There is given Unto the things of earth, which Time hath bent, A spirit's feeling, and where he hath leant His hand, but broke his scythe, there is a power And magic in the ruined battlement, For which the palace of the present hour Must yield its pomp, and wait till ages are its dower.
Página 63 - It was a crime in a child to read by the bedside of a sick parent one of those beautiful collects which had soothed the griefs of forty generations of Christians.
Página 36 - They greatly oppressed the wretched people by making them work at these castles, and when the castles were finished they filled them with devils and evil men. Then they took those whom they suspected to have any goods, by night and by day, seizing both men and women, and they put them in prison for their gold and silver, and tortured them with pains unspeakable, for never were any martyrs tormented as these were.
Página 28 - In order to make this clear I will briefly repeat the antecedents of Mr. Round's argument. In 1876, it seems, Mr. Freeman asserted that Colchester Castle " was clearly a work of Eudo, a work dating from the reign of the second William and not of the first." In 1882 the anonymous author of the " History and Antiquities of Colchester Castle " contended that the building belonged to the time of the Conqueror, and adduced "the explicit statement contained in the actual charter, by which the second William...
Página 109 - Rowen is a field kept up till after Michaelmas, that the corn left on the ground may sprout into green.
Página 65 - Talcot's house and return, when recovered ; yet this was denied ; nay, so immoveable were they set against him, that when it was desired that he might only walk a little sometimes in the yard, they would not grant it by any means : and once the door of the hole being open, and he coming forth, and walking in a narrow yard between two high walls...
Página 79 - ... ings which were built in this ' manner, were always plastered ' in the inside, and frequently on ' the outside, with a composition ' of lime and sand, the remains of ' which may be traced in many of ' the Saxon and Norman churches,
Página 57 - That the churchwardens of every parish church and chapel respectively, do forthwith remove the communion table from the east end of the church, chapel, or chancel into some other convenient place; and that they take away the rails, and level the chancels as heretofore they were before the late innovations...
Página 32 - ... absence of any mention of the castle in Domesday." No one, it is to be feared, can be more painfully conscious of the absolute futility of this argument than the Regius Professor himself. For here are his own words in evidence thereof: — " Our notices on these matters are fragmentary and incidental. Sometimes a castle is not mentioned in Domesday in the account of the place where it stood, but comes in casually somewhere else ; sometimes a castle which we know to have been built by William,...

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