The Mirror and the Lamp (Classic Reprint)

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Rom; resembled Athens, Brussels was just a smaller Paris, one country town is very like another; but St. Dun stan's is like nothing except itself.

Even the idlest tourist at once recognises the spell, and in every minute that he lingers he submits to its deepening force. He is not so much affected by what he sees as by what he feels. The place is old, the streets are narrow, and over all the clustered roofs rises the splendour of the church of Christ; here one pauses with bowed head to gaze at hal lowed ground, here one strains lifted eyes to catch the sun light on stones that look like lace hung as a curtain in the sky; under that archway used to ride mailed warriors; round those cloisters came lines of singing monks; and over the marshy plain, through the night of history, from cities that are dust and lands that have long since lost a name, wended their way century after century the endless pilgrim horde - but all this is nothing, the drone of hireling guides, the tale of a three-penny book, the echo of memory's sleepy tongue. What is real is the faith that clings to the faithful spot. Here men believed; here men are still believing.

It is less than nothing that all which was material should perish and decay, if all that was spiritual and impalpable may continue to live. This is the third church that has stood in the meadow blessed by the saint, and if this too falls a fourth shall take its place; but, new or old, it would always be the same church - the self-same church wherein conquering lords of a savage isle craved pardon from the God-man whom their ancestors had killed, wherein sun beams slanting down from lofty windows made tremulous tinted halos for a martyr's brow; wherein foreign refugees crept underground to worship in darkness, and praise the maiden queen whose hand was strong enough to hold them 33 e.

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 458 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Excerpt from The Mirror and the LampAnd so it is with the whole town. Time cannot truly touch it, and change leaves it unchanged. Where fierce-eyed Romans used to buy and sell their slaves, bland traders now assemble with samples of hops and grain; the Norman keep is a gas-work, the dungeon mound a nursemaids garden; the pilgrims inn and its hundred beds have vanished in flame; carved scrolls and polished stone are succeeded by slates and bricks and plate glass; the vulgar music-hall brings ruin to the legitimate theatre, and in its turn is destroyed by the lantern-flash of a cinema show; boat expresses sweep through iron girders, screaming in the silence of night and belching out foul clouds by day; look where you will, you can see the ugliness of an ugly age, the cynical contempt for grace, the unfaltering grasp at gain; railway companies and jerry-builders, municipal committees and gentlemen speculators, have all tried to spoil the grey old city; - and yet still the air that blows across its three towers id holy, the smoke that rises from its hearths has a perfume of incense, and the murmur of its river is a prayer. Such and so great has proved the president force of the spell. About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781331003182

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Mirror and the Lamp Rom; resembled Athens, Brussels was just a smaller Paris, one country town is very like another; but St. Dun stan s is like nothing except itself. Even the idlest tourist at once recognises the spell, and in every minute that he lingers he submits to its deepening force. He is not so much affected by what he sees as by what he feels. The place is old, the streets are narrow, and over all the clustered roofs rises the splendour of the church of Christ; here one pauses with bowed head to gaze at hal lowed ground, here one strains lifted eyes to catch the sun light on stones that look like lace hung as a curtain in the sky; under that archway used to ride mailed warriors; round those cloisters came lines of singing monks; and over the marshy plain, through the night of history, from cities that are dust and lands that have long since lost a name, wended their way century after century the endless pilgrim horde - but all this is nothing, the drone of hireling guides, the tale of a three-penny book, the echo of memory s sleepy tongue. What is real is the faith that clings to the faithful spot. Here men believed; here men are still believing. It is less than nothing that all which was material should perish and decay, if all that was spiritual and impalpable may continue to live. This is the third church that has stood in the meadow blessed by the saint, and if this too falls a fourth shall take its place; but, new or old, it would always be the same church - the self-same church wherein conquering lords of a savage isle craved pardon from the God-man whom their ancestors had killed, wherein sun beams slanting down from lofty windows made tremulous tinted halos for a martyr s brow; wherein foreign refugees crept underground to worship in darkness, and praise the maiden queen whose hand was strong enough to hold them 33 e. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331003182

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