Scotland in Early Christian Times (second Series), Volume 2

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D. Douglas, 1881 - 263 páginas
 

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Página 112 - The trumpet pattern is neither Greek, nor Roman, nor Oriental. There is nothing like it in Etruscan art ; there is nothing like it in German or Slavonic art ; there is little like it in Gallic or Helvetian art; it is indigenous...
Página 112 - ... when you have those singularly beautiful curves — more beautiful, perhaps, in the parts that are not seen than in those that meet the eye — whose beauty, revealed in shadow more than in form— you have a peculiar characteristic — a form of beauty which belongs to no nation but our own, and to no portion of our nation but the Keltic portion.
Página 240 - Twas many a year ago, I yet remember it, That I was hewn down At the wood's end. There men bare me upon their shoulders Until they set me down upon a hill. Then saw I tremble The whole extent of earth. But yet I stood fast. Then the young Hero prepared Himself, That was Almighty God, Strong and firm of mood He mounted the lofty Cross Courageously in sight of many. I...
Página 164 - We offer to God the spoils of our chase, when, by example or precept, we convert the wild beasts — that is to say, the wicked men. The chase of the Christian is the conversion of sinners. These are represented by hares, by goats, by wild boars, or by stags. The hares signify the incontinent, the goats the proud, the wild boars the rich, and the stags the worldlywise.
Página 110 - ... and dominant characteristics of Celtic art. But while it was thus used by other peoples as an occasional element of decoration, or as a style of ornament suitable for special purposes, it was nowhere developed into a systematic style of art, applied alike to manuscripts, metal-work, and stonework, unless in this country and in Ireland. In other words, it never gave a distinctive character to any art but Celtic art.
Página 111 - North, which is essentially characteteristic, not only of the Scoto-Keltic, but the Britanno-Keltic populations of these islands. If the lines are allowed to diverge, instead of following one another closely in their windings, they produce that remarkable pattern which, since a few years, we have been in the habit of calling...
Página 233 - Feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his Feet with her tears and to wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his Feet and anointed them with the ointment.
Página 122 - ... and shaven cheeks and chin; that they used covered chariots or twowheeled carriages, with poles for draught by two horses, the driver sitting on a seat over the pole, the wheels having ornamental spokes; that they used chairs with...
Página 86 - Day ; and so soon as this was over, he returned to his chamber, and spent the remainder of the night on his bed, where he had a bare flag for his couch, and for his pillow a stone, which stands to this day as a kind of monument beside his grave.
Página 238 - ROD. HA Christ was on the Cross. Lo ! There with speed, came from afar nobles to him in misery. I that all beh(eld .) I was with the cross Before I leave this noble monument of Anglo-Saxon antiquity, I shall take the liberty of making a few philological remarks on the versification and language, the latter of which is in fact the strongest proof of the accuracy of my reading.

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