Memoirs, Including Original Journals, Letters, Papers, and Antiquarian Tracts, of the Late Charles Alfred Stothard ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823 - 497 pages

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Page 477 - Watch ye therefore : for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Page 22 - Stothard in this beautiful publication, were to afford to the historical painter a complete knowledge of the Costume adopted in England from an early period of history to the reign of Henry VIII.; to illustrate at the same time history and biography ; and, lastly, to assist the Stage in selecting its costume with propriety, for the plays of our great Dramatic Bard. We are happy to know that the latter object has been in part accomplished by the judicious way in which Mr. C. Kemble has lately produced...
Page 294 - ... letters agree in form with those upon Matilda's tomb ; and the manners and customs of the age are also preserved. Mr. Stothard, who is of the same opinion as to the date of the tapestry, very justly observes, that the last of these circumstances can scarcely be sufficiently insisted upon ; for that, " it was the invariable practice with artists in every country, excepting Italy, during the middle ages, whatever subject they took in hand, to represent it according to the costume of their 'Own...
Page 469 - He was dead, 1 uite dead all human aid vain. The ladder remained resting against the window ; the step on which he had stood being found broken on the floor. From all circumstances, it is supposed that the step must have suddenly given way ; that my husband, in the effort to save himself, probably turned round ; and in falling terrible to relate ! struck against the monument with such force that little doubt can be entertained ; especially as the fatal blow was received upon the temple)...
Page 296 - ... new light on a fact, which has perhaps been misunderstood : the report made by Harold's spies that the Normans were an army of priests is well known. I should conjecture from what appears in the Tapestry that their resemblance to priests did not so much arise from the upper lip being shaven, as from the circumstance of the complete tonsure of the back part of the head.
Page 81 - Ashe, firre, and oke, with many a young acorn, And many a tree mo than I can tell, And me beforne I saw a little well, That had his course, as I gan beholde, Under an hill, with quicke stremes colde.
Page 220 - Mans. This tablet he considered the earliest specimen of what is termed a sepulchral brass, and of armorial bearings, depicted decidedly as such. ' During his first continental journey, he made also above one hundred of the most beautiful and elaborately finished drawings, and sketches of the scenery, architecture, and costume, that arrested his attention in a foreign land. Nothing escaped his observation ; and few things were deemed beneath his notice. The interior of a room, or even the arrangement...
Page 29 - Britain," published in 1786. He is not greatly concerned with brasses, though they are of course included in his subject. Stothard speaks very slightingly of his illustrations : " Whatevei information we may receive from his writings, the delineating part is so extremely incorrect, and full of errors, that at a future period, when the originals no longer exist, it will be impossible to form any correct idea of what they really were.
Page 497 - Letters, written during a Tour through Normandy, Britanny, and other Parts of France, in 1818 ; including Local and Historical Descriptions ; with Remarks on the Manners and Character of the People. By Mrs. Charles Stothard. In 4to. with numerous Engravings, after Drawings by Charles Stothard, FSA 21.
Page 297 - France in reprobation of them at the beginning of the 12th century, it is not probable they had been then long established with the people. A passage in William of Malmsbury indicates that these fashions sprung up with some others during the reign of William Rufus. ' Tune fluxus crinium, tune luxus vestium, tune usus calceorum, cum arcuatis aculeis inventus. Mollitie corporis certare cum foeminis, grcssum frangere gestu soluto et latere nudo incedere adolescentium specimen erat.

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