I visit the regulation gallery, moon around the regulation cathedral
, do the worn round of the regulation sights, YET?
But a great cathedral
offers a very various hospitality, and Newman sat in his place, because while he was there he was out of the world.
Let the reader picture to himself the hall of the vastest cathedral
he ever stood in, windowless indeed, but dimly lighted from above, presumably by shafts connected with the outer air and driven in the roof, which arched away a hundred feet above our heads, and he will get some idea of the size of the enormous cave in which we found ourselves, with the difference that this cathedral
designed by nature was loftier and wider than any built by man.
Nevertheless, timid and inexperienced at the start, it sweeps out, grows larger, restrains itself, and dares no longer dart upwards in spires and lancet windows, as it did later on, in so many marvellous cathedrals
As visible signs of the changed order appeared here and there throughout the country massive and gloomy castles of stone, and in the larger cities, in place of the simple Anglo-Saxon churches, cathedrals
lofty and magnificent beyond all Anglo-Saxon dreams.
I will say nothing of the ways in which society has benefited by that power which has created modern nations and has inspired so many poems, so much music, so many cathedrals
, statues, and pictures.
In the woods in a winter afternoon one will see as readily the origin of the stained glass window, with which the Gothic cathedrals
are adorned, in the colors of the western sky seen through the bare and crossing branches of the forest.
In the solemn spires of spreading cathedrals
they saw the home of the Vanderbilts; in the busy bulk of the Grand Central depot they viewed, wonderingly, the frugal cot of Russell Sage.
That was a time of color, when the sunlight fell on glancing steel and floating banners; a time of adventure and fierce struggle,--nay, of living, religious art and religious enthusiasm; for were not cathedrals
built in those days, and did not great emperors leave their Western palaces to die before the infidel strongholds in the sacred East?
Take me in at the cathedral
, at Three o'Clock, or as near it as you can, and I am sure it will be better than our going from here.
On his return to the cathedral
, D'Artagnan saw Bazin, who was conversing with the sacristan.
In the valley beneath lay the city they had just left, its more prominent buildings showing as in an isometric drawing--among them the broad cathedral
tower, with its Norman windows and immense length of aisle and nave, the spires of St Thomas's, the pinnacled tower of the College, and, more to the right, the tower and gables of the ancient hospice, where to this day the pilgrim may receive his dole of bread and ale.
We visited a Jesuit cathedral
nearly two hundred years old and found in it a piece of the veritable cross upon which our Saviour was crucified.
She had a flat in Westminster, overlooking the unfinished cathedral
, and because we lived in the same neighbourhood we felt friendly disposed to one another.
The school was small as public schools go, there were not more than two hundred boarders; and it was difficult for it to grow larger, for it was huddled up against the Cathedral
; the precincts, with the exception of a house in which some of the masters lodged, were occupied by the cathedral
clergy; and there was no more room for building.