Account of a Tour in Normandy, Volume 2

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J. and A. Arch, 1820 - Architecture - 4 pages

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Page 211 - Enfin Malherbe vint, et, le premier en France, Fit sentir dans les vers une juste cadence. D'un mot mis en sa place enseigna le pouvoir. Et réduisit la muse aux règles du devoir.
Page 130 - Chapel which is long and narrow was built towards the middle of the 1 5th century by Peter Cauchon, thirty-sixth bishop of Lisieux, who for his steady attachment to the AngloNorman cause, was translated to this see in 1429, when Beauvais, of which he had previously been bishop, fell into the hands of the French. He was selected in 1431 for the invidious office of presiding at the trial of the Maid of Orleans.
Page 206 - His behaviour gave the King the most perfect satisfaction. He had formerly expressed a fear that his son, when king, would put on a purple mantle, blazing with gold and jewels, and that he would only feel happy while strutting about with the crown upon his head and the sceptre in his hand. But he now perceived that the Prince not alone comprehended his own ideas of the nature of true power, but that he also shared them, and showed equal ability and good will to carry them out. When the interview...
Page 236 - Lancelot, and speaking of it as an unfinished work, whereas, it is in fact an apologetical history of the claims of William to the crown of England, and of the breach of faith and fall of Harold, in a perfect and finished action. — With this explanation before us, aided by the short indication that is given of the subjects of the seventy-two compartments of the tapestry, a new light is thrown upon the story.
Page 205 - ... diameter, and so artfully contrived that were we to suppose a man following all the intricate meanders of its volutes, he could not travel less than a mile before he got from one end to the other.
Page 200 - Non fictilem tragoediam venundo, non loquaci comoedia cacbinnantibus parasitis faveo: sed studiosis lectoribus varies eventus veraciter intimo. Inter prospera patuerunt adversa, ut terrerentur terrigenarum corda. Rex quondam potens et bellicosus, multisque populis per plures Provincias metuendus, in area jacuit nudus, et a suis, quos genuerat vel aluerat, destitutus.
Page 237 - The figures are covered with work, except on their faces, which are merely in outline. In point of drawing, they are superior to the contemporary sculpture at St. George's and elsewhere ; and the performance is not deficient in energy. The colours are distributed rather fancifully ; thus the fore and off legs of the horses are varied. It is hardly necessary to observe, that perspective is wholly disregarded, and that no attempt- is made to express light and shadow. " Great attention, however, is...
Page 255 - Nomen indignum probitate vitae " Abnuit nunquam ; quia gratum ad aures
Page 199 - ... by the corpse ; and nothing more was wanted to seal its destruction. De Bourgueville, who went to the spot and exerted his eloquence to check this last act of violence, witnessed the opening of the coffin. It contained the bones of the king, wrapped up in red taff'ety, and still in tolerable preservation ; but nothing else.
Page 174 - ... suburbs of Bayeux. They are well built of stone, and invariably carved into an imitation of shingles. As we have no instance of the Norman spire in England, those examples are valuable. At St. Nicholas, the roof is wholly of stone, and the pitch is very high. Mr. Turner observes that "we have here the " exact counterpart of the Irish stone-roofed chapels, the most " celebrated of which, that of Cormac, in Cashel Cathedral, " appears, from all the drawings and descriptions which I have " seen...

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