Though Wilde's health had suffered greatly from the harshness and diet of prison, he had a feeling of spiritual renewal. He immediately wrote to the Society of Jesus requesting a six-month Catholic retreat; when the request was denied, Wilde wept. He spent his last three years impoverished and in exile. His discussion of the dismissal of Warder Martin for giving biscuits to an anaemic child prisoner, repeated the themes of the corruption and degeneration of punishment that he had earlier outlined in The Soul of Man under Socialism. Wilde spent mid with Robert Ross in the seaside village of Berneval-le-Grand in northern France, where he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol , narrating the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge , who murdered his wife in a rage at her infidelity.
It moves from an objective story-telling to symbolic identification with the prisoners. Wilde juxtaposes the executed man and himself with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". He adopted the proletarian ballad form and the author was credited as "C33", Wilde's cell number in Reading Gaol. Although Douglas had been the cause of his misfortunes, he and Wilde were reunited in August at Rouen. This meeting was disapproved of by the friends and families of both men.
Constance Wilde was already refusing to meet Wilde or allow him to see their sons, though she sent him money — a meagre three pounds a week. During the latter part of , Wilde and Douglas lived together near Naples for a few months until they were separated by their families under the threat of cutting off all funds. Pray do what you can" he wrote to his publisher. He wandered the boulevards alone and spent what little money he had on alcohol. Soon Wilde was sufficiently confined to his hotel to joke, on one of his final trips outside, "My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death.
One of us has got to go". Please come". By 25 November Wilde had developed meningitis , then called cerebral meningitis. Robbie Ross arrived on 29 November, sent for a priest and Wilde was conditionally baptised into the Catholic Church by Fr Cuthbert Dunne, a Passionist priest from Dublin,   Wilde having been baptised in the Church of Ireland and having moreover a recollection of Catholic baptism as a child, a fact later attested to by the minister of the sacrament, Fr Lawrence Fox. As the voiture rolled through the dark streets that wintry night, the sad story of Oscar Wilde was in part repeated to me Robert Ross knelt by the bedside, assisting me as best he could while I administered conditional baptism, and afterwards answering the responses while I gave Extreme Unction to the prostrate man and recited the prayers for the dying.
As the man was in a semi-comatose condition, I did not venture to administer the Holy Viaticum ; still I must add that he could be roused and was roused from this state in my presence. When roused, he gave signs of being inwardly conscious Indeed I was fully satisfied that he understood me when told that I was about to receive him into the Catholic Church and gave him the Last Sacraments And when I repeated close to his ear the Holy Names, the Acts of Contrition , Faith, Hope and Charity, with acts of humble resignation to the Will of God, he tried all through to say the words after me.
Wilde died of meningitis on 30 November The modernist angel depicted as a relief on the tomb was originally complete with male genitalia, which were initially censored by French Authorities with a golden leaf. The genitals have since been vandalised; their current whereabouts are unknown. In , Leon Johnson, a multimedia artist, installed a silver prosthesis to replace them. The epitaph is a verse from The Ballad of Reading Gaol ,. And alien tears will fill for him Pity's long-broken urn, For his mourners will be outcast men, And outcasts always mourn.
In , Wilde was among an estimated 50, men who were pardoned for homosexual acts that were no longer considered offences under the Policing and Crime Act The Act is known informally as the Alan Turing law. Wilde's life has been the subject of numerous biographies since his death. The earliest were memoirs by those who knew him: often they are personal or impressionistic accounts which can be good character sketches, but are sometimes factually unreliable.
Oscar Wilde and Myself , largely ghost-written by T. Crosland , vindictively reacted to Douglas's discovery that De Profundis was addressed to him and defensively tried to distance him from Wilde's scandalous reputation. Both authors later regretted their work. Of Wilde's other close friends, Robert Sherard ; Robert Ross , his literary executor; and Charles Ricketts variously published biographies, reminiscences or correspondence. Oscar Wilde, a critical study by Arthur Ransome was published in In April Douglas lost the libel action after a reading of De Profundis refuted his claims.
Often speculative in nature, it was widely criticised for its pure conjecture and lack of scholarly rigour. Robert Ross, 23 December . The book incorporates rediscovered letters and other documents and is the most extensively researched biography of Wilde to appear since Parisian literati, also produced several biographies and monographs on him.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 27 June This article is about the 19th-century author. For other uses, see Oscar Wilde disambiguation. Photograph taken in by Napoleon Sarony. Drama short story criticism dialogue journalism. Constance Lloyd m. Cyril Holland Vyvyan Holland.
Main article: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Main article: Salome play. Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas in Main article: The Importance of Being Earnest. When first I was put into prison some people advised me to try and forget who I was. It was ruinous advice. It is only by realising what I am that I have found comfort of any kind. Now I am advised by others to try on my release to forget that I have ever been in a prison at all.
I know that would be equally fatal. To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Further information: De Profundis letter. See also: The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
Main article: Oscar Wilde's tomb. Main article: Biographies of Oscar Wilde. Later on, I think everyone will recognise his achievements; his plays and essays will endure. Of course, you may think with others that his personality and conversation were far more wonderful than anything he wrote, so that his written works give only a pale reflection of his power.
Perhaps that is so, and of course, it will be impossible to reproduce what is gone forever. For a more comprehensive list, see Oscar Wilde bibliography. Mason, S. Apparently the editor liked the verse, so switched it to the other magazine so as to attain "a larger and better audience". It was revised for inclusion in Poems the next year. In any case the Marquess of Queensberry came to believe his sons had been corrupted by older homosexuals or, as he phrased it in a letter in the aftermath of Drumlanrig's death: "Montgomerys, The Snob Queers like Rosebery and certainly Christian Hypocrite like Gladstone and the whole lot of you".
Merlin Holland concludes that "what Queensberry almost certainly wrote was "posing somdomite [ sic ]". In , Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland published it again, including parts formerly omitted, but relying on a faulty typescript bequeathed to him by Ross. Ross's typescript had contained several hundred errors, including typist's mistakes, Ross's "improvements" and other inexplicable omissions. He pressed our hands. I then went in search of a priest and with great difficulty found Fr Cuthbert Dunne, of the Passionists, who came with me at once and administered Baptism and Extreme Unction — Oscar could not take the Eucharist ".
Retrieved 3 April Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde. Ann's Church website". Retrieved 15 May The Importance of Being Irish. PS Review of Freemasonry. Making Oscar Wilde. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2 March Oscar Wilde in America.
Retrieved 15 October Retrieved 12 August Woman's Journal. Retrieved 14 April Today in Literature. Regarding Wilde's visit to Leadville, Colorado, 24 December Saint James, Sussex Gardens, London. Archived from the original on 8 January The Overlook Press. Retrieved 25 September Retrieved 27 January New York: HarperCollins. The Guardian. Retrieved 28 September The Picture of Dorian Gray. From Project Gutenberg transcription. October The Guardian London. Wilde, Oscar O'Flahertie Wills — , author.
National Archives. Retrieved 12 March An ideal husband. Act III: London: typescript with extensive autograph revisions, The Homosexual ity of law. Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years. Harvard University Press. Carson the Advocate. London: Macmillan. Carson had again and again used the word "pose" with ironic emphasis. Hartlepool Mail. British Newspaper Archive. Bloomington, Indiana. Cambridge University Press.
Oscar Wilde. New York: Alfred A. X, Ignatius Press, The New York Times. Retrieved 1 June Archived from the original on 21 October Retrieved 24 July The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 February National Book Critics Circle. The Pulitzer Prizes. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2 April The Times. Retrieved 5 February In Memoriam, Oscar Wilde. Paris: Editions Mercure De France. L'esprit d'Oscar Wilde.
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Paris: G. The clumsy piece of legislation, in the shape of the " Ecclesiastical Functions Act," is, as it deserves, justly and universally reprobated. One fruit of this measure is the proposal that the see of Bath and Wells should be united to that of Salisbury! When a bishop is incapacitated by age or infirmity from discharging the duties of his office with comfort to himself or benefit to the Church, why cannot he be allowed to retire, like our judges, on a pension, and his place supplied by another, instead of imposing an additional burden on a neighbouring bishop?
Walter St Quintin, He died 1. May 16th , 8. Peter de Avelmri, Boberl Ha re wood, Dec. William Thringhull, Thomas Arundel m made Archdeacon of Tauuton at the age of 22, In he was made Lord Chancellor of England, and translated to the see of York on the 3rd of April, ; and was the first that was ever removed from thence to Canterbury. He received his pall on the 19th of February, He resigned to Richard II.
Being convicted of high treason with the Earl of Arundel, his brother, who was beheaded , he fled to Rome, and his see was given to Roger Walden, Dean of York. Arundel was, however, restored by Henry IV. The king, not contented with a tenth, afterwards attempted to obtain greater subsidies from the clergy ; but the archbishop vigorously opposed them, urging, among other reasons, that though the clergy did not serve personally in the king's wars, yet they were not idle, inasmuch as they daily prayed for the king and the realm, as well in time of peace as war.
To which the prolocutor of the house of convocation, Sir John Cleyn, replied, " It was no matter for their prayers, so the king might have their money. He left to his palace at Ely a magnificent table, ornamented with gold and precious stones, originally belonging to the King of Spain, and sold by the Black Prince to this bishop for marks. He had the generosity to obtain, by his influence, the see of London for Roger Walden, his adversary, who had succeeded him in the see of Canterbury, after his flight to Rome, but was dispossessed of it on his restoration.
Neapolitan us Cardinalis, Ralph dc Bighorn, He was elected Bishop of Salisbury in , from which see he was translated to that of Bath and Wells in He built the inn, called the George, in Wells, and erected in that city a college, at the end of a lane, called College Lane, for fourteen priests ; gave ornaments and plate to the church to the value of , and appropriated to the chapter the parsonage of Pucklechurch. Nicholas Calton, Sept. He died in Adam Molines, LL. He was slain at Portsmouth by mariners hired for that purpose by Richard, Duke of York, Andrew Hales was admitted Jan.
Robert Stillington, LL. He was buried in the chapel of Our Lady, in the cloister of Wells cathedral, which he himself had built, and which was afterwards destroyed together with the great wall of the palace , by Sir John Yates ; and within the memory of those who had seen his funeral, his bones were turned out of the leaden coffin in which they were interred.
Richard Langport, May 14th, Oliver Bang was installed July 12th, He laid the foundation of a new abbey church at Bath.
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William Worsley, LL. Robert Sherburn, A. John Ednam, S. Robert Honywood, LL. He died Jan. Thomas Cranmer, S. He was a theological and polemical writer, eminent for his piety and learning, and for being the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury ; but his political character, on account of the variations of his conduct, is difTerently treated by historians and controversial writers. He assisted in setting up Lady Jane Grey, for which treason Queen Mary pardoned him, but had him burnt for heresy at Oxford, 2l8t of March, , in the sixty-seventh year of his age.
He died in November, , and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Justinian Lancaster, Philip Blase, S. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford ; was a learned man, and a great lover of books. He had an extensive library, which, at his death, he bequeathed to Wadham College, Oxford, then newly founded, in which is preserved his portrait at full-length, given by the foundress.
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He died in , and was buried in the chancel of Batcombe church, in this county, where there is an inscription to his memory. Matthew Sutcliffe, LL. Peter Lilye, S. Samuel Ward, S. He wrote several tracts, and some valuable manuscripts of his are now in Emanuel College, Cam- bridge, of which he was Fellow. In he became Master of Sidney College, in that university. He assisted in translating the Bible, and was a most excellent governor and exact disciplinarian. Being one of the assembly of divines, and of the religious committee, he was, therefore, esteemed a puritan.
But in the civil wars of Charles I. Several of his letters are in the collection of Archbishop Usher. AVilliam Piers, S. He was the eldest son of Dr. He died in April, , aged seventy, and is buried in Wells cathedral, where there is an inscription to his memory. Edward Waple, S. Edmund Archer, S. George Atwood, S. Lionel Seaman, M. Francis Potter, M.
William Wilies, M. Thomas Camplin, LL. John Turner, M. George Trevelyan, LL. Anthony Hamilton, A. The following is a list of the 17tcars of St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, from the year , when the parish registers commenced : Dowel was vicar. He was succeeded by Thomas Woodland, Oct. He died John Goodwin, D.
Edward Clark, March, He is said to have been a pious and learned man, and was succeeded by George Newton, Jan. He was a native of Devonshire, and was born in Robert Hill. In the time of the civil commotions, when Taunton became the seat of war, he spent a year or two at St. Alban's, in Hertfordshire, and preached in the abbey church there ; but some time after the famous siege was raised, he returned to his charge, with two or three other ministers who had accompanied him in his absence.
His preaching was plain, profitable, and successful. He was eminent for his meekness and prudence, and kept out of Taunton those divisions that did so much mischief in other places. In he was, by ordinance of parliament, one of the assistants to the commissioners for ejecting scandalous, ignorant, and insufficient ministers and schoolmasters. By the act of uniformity he was deprived of his living ; but after he was silenced, convinced that it was his duty to continue his ministry, he took care to preach at those times when he might be least exposed ; but notwithstanding his caution, he was apprehended for preaching, and imprisoned for several years.
AAer he obtained his liberty, he became the first pastor of the congregation at Paul's Meeting, in Paul Street, in this town, sometime between und He died June 12th, , aged seventy-nine, and was buried in the chancel of St. His works were, " An Exposition and Notes on the seventeenth chapter of John," folio; "The Christian's character epitomised, a sermon on Psalm xci. Tristram H'elman, who was brother to Edmund Welman, Esq. Thomas Welman, vicar of Luppitt, near lloniton, who was preaching in St. Tristram was equally eminent with his brother Thomas for his talents, benevolence, and piety.
He preceded the Rev. Joseph Allein as assistant to the Rev. George Newton ; was married, and appears to have died somewhat suddenly in His uncle, Simon Welman, with his family, then living at Taunton, were regular attendants at St. Mary's church, where most of his children were baptized, married, and buried, and he himself was interred here the 14th of October, 1G Joseph Allein. In , he became assistant to Mr.
He was a faithful and zealous minister, diligent in preaching and catechising in the church, and visiting " from house to house," testifying to all the " glorious Gospel of the blessed God. Emanuel Sharpe, April, The father of this gentleman dying in possession of the rectory of Badialton, left him the advowson, of which he was deprived till the Restoration, and his family, consisting of a wife and five children, were forced to spin for a livelihood.
During the Cromwell usurpation he wandered up and down Devonshire, teaching school at Dipford, Ugbrook, and Dartmouth. A great man offered him preferment if he would give up his principles, but he refused it on such terms. He retired at last to Marldon, which is a chapelry belonging to the vicarage of Paington, where he found quiet and support until the Restoration, when he not only enjoyed Badialton, but obtained this vicarage.
He died , and was buried in the chancel of the church. Walker says he was a learned man, of a sober and very exemplary con- versation. Buried in Nov. Walter Harte, M. Refusing to take the oaths at the revolution, he lost all his preferments; and retiring to Kentbury, in Berkshire, he remained there till his death, February 10th, '50, at the great age of ninety-five. He was regarded as a principal pillar of the nonjuring cause. It is a remarkable circumstance, and deserving of being perpetuated, as conferring equal honour on all the parties, that the three successors of Bishop Ken, the great friend of Mr.
There are two engraved portraits of Mr. Harte, the first when he was in his thirty-ninth year, , engraved by Hibbart, after Zelman; and the other, inscribed " Macarius," a small head-piece, in his son's book, called " The Amaranth. It is said the parish made him uneasy and lie resigned, Nathaniel Markwiek, Oct. Resigned, It is stated that the eonduct of his curate led to his resignation. He was esteemed a man of extraordinary piety, and is said to have had no other motive for resigning his vicarage than his inability to effect the spiritual improvement of his parishioners to the extent of his wishes.
Thomas Gale, April, Buried, October, John Bos well, A. This gentleman was descended fronTthe family of the Boswells, in Gloucester- shire, and was born 'at Dorchester, January 23rd, He was educated at Abbey-Milton school, in Dorsetshire, under the Rev.
George Marsh ; was entered of Baliol College, Oxford, and a commoner in the same house. He did not take his bachelor's degree till , being called away from college to be tutor to Lord Kinnaird. He took his master's degree at St. John's College, Cambridge ; was ordained deacon by Dr. Hooper, Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was presented to the living of St. Mary Magdalen, by Henry Portman, Esq. His other preferment was a prebend in the cathedral church of Wells. He died in June, , aged fifty-eight. In the year , he published a sermon on Psalm xvi.
In , there appeared from his pen the first part and first volume of " A Method of Study, or an Useful Library ;" containing short directions, and a catalogue of books, for the study of several valuable parts of learning, namely, geography, chronology, history, classical learning, natural philosophy, painting, architecture, and heraldry. The author professes that his view, in this work, was to assist poor clergymen in their studies, and to induce young gentlemen to look into books. The plan he pursued, was to point out the chief particulars necessary to be known in several useful parts of learning, and to prescribe a method for acquiring them.
To this end he recommends such books as treat of them, lays down the order in which they should be read, attempts a character of each, and points out their peculiar excel- lencies. In Mr. Boswell gave to the public the second part and second volume of his " Method of Study. Sale's "Strictures" on Dr. Prideaux's "Life of Mahomet;" and it is followed by a dissertation on the resemblance between the sacred and profane account of things.
Tins work shows the author's learning ; but the utility of it is now, in a great measure, superseded by the progress of knowledge, and the publication, since its appearance, of many treatises on the dilfcrcnt parts of science, much superior to those which it recom- mends. Boswell had the reputation of being a good scholar, and excelled in a proper and graceful pronunciation in the pulpit and the desk. William Cliafin, Nov. Resigned, June, Frauds Hunt Clapp, July, Died, Oct. He was six years curate and sixteen vicar. The vicarage was augmented during his incumbency.
He was the youngest son of Robert Clapp, Esq. The original name of the family was Clappa, and dates its descent from Osgod Clappa, master of the horse of Edward the Confessor. Henry Bower, A. Died Jan. He was also rector of Orchard-Portman and Staple-Fitzpaine. James Cottle, A. Mary's church deserving any particular notice. TVe give a few of the inscriptions. The oldest is a table monument in the chancel, with several coats of arms, in memory of Thomas More, of Taunton, a descendant of More, of Bag- borough, to whom Henry the Eighth granted the priory; on it there is the following inscription : Thomas More, of the Pryory of Taunton, esquyer, hear lying, departed this life the 28th day of March, anno d'ni , and had two wyfes; by the first he left lyving Robert, Gessey, Francis, Johan ; by the second Jesper and Florence, and bleat them all.
Here under lye the body of Frannces, the wyflfe of William Lechland, of Tanton, gentleman, the said Frannces was the daugher of Henrye Cornishe, of Greennwitche, Esquyre, by Margarete his wyffe, sister too Sir John Younge of Bristoll, Knighte, the said Henrye Cornishe being godsone to King Henrye the eight ; was placed by him Captaine of the Castle of Jersey, and their they boyth liued eleven years, after which beinge called home, they liued and dyed here.
The said Frannces after a longe sackness, wherin she was a paterne of patience as she was of vertues in her liffe, deceased the 13 day of Marche, anno do: , to whom her said husban, after forty and nyne yeares and sixe monthes liuinge with her in maryage, hathe geuen this laste righte a grave and this stone. Her age was : Cht'S Cafilet is erected by The Rev. Cottle, M. His remains lie interred near this Spot. Kitt's, July 11th, , In the 22d Year of his Age.
This tribute of gratitude is erected by her Who lives to deplore the loss Of the best of Husbands And a beloved Son. Those of the present generation who recollect him while living, Will, in the remembrance of his many benevolent actions, Feel for the loss that has been sustained by the poor And the distressed ; Who invariably recognised in him their unaffected Friend And disinterested Patron.
And may those who are yet unborn, And to whom the virtues of the dear Object Whom we here commemorate were unknown, Reap from the perusal of this tablet The only advantage of the comfortable and most consoling truth, That a Life, Which was spent in charitable and virtuous actions, Was at length, in the fulness of years, Closed by a Death Full of Hope and pious Resignation.
He was of a graceful aspect, Of a polite and gentle disposition, and of the sweetest manners. Elegance, Candour, and Modesty, Ran through his Discourses. He also instructed Many young Men in Piety and sacred Learning ; Which double offices He discharged faithfully, diligently, soberly, Peaceably, and with much praise, Until the 14th day of June, , When God called him to his heavenly rest. Interred together, August 18th, 1C Here lie two plants twisted by death in one, When that was dead could this survive alone?
They were heav'n ripe, and therefore gone, we find Ripe fruit fall off while raw doth stick behind. They are not lost, but in those joys remain, Where friends may see and joy in them again.
Their age 1. And Wife of Angus Macdonald, M. Endeared to all who knew her, She was taken from this World The 16th of October, , aged 54 Years. He departed this life at the House Of his Uncle, Dr. Macdonald, The 23d of November, , Aged 28 Years. Here Christopher Saunders daughter sleeps under this marble stone, Whose Christian lyfe and godly end to God and world is known. Amidst the bitter pangcs of death at no tyme did she cease, To parents and to husband both bequeathing love and peace ; And strengthened she above all strength did suffer paines with joye, Embracinge Christ, bid world adieu, but kept her unborne boy.
Obiit 12 Decemb. Thy corpse in grave enclosed, Cannot thy deeds commend : Thy hundred pound hy will disposed, Shall to the worlde's end. Thou, living, cladst the naked hack, Thou, dying, didst provide ; For ever to supply this lack, At thy appointed tyde. God grant that this thy bounty rare May good disposers find : Not slothful to perform this care According to thy mind. When all thy Virtues to my mind I call, I cannot but lament thy sudden fall ; Man's life is measured by his works, not days, And life Immortal crowns all Mortal Praise. Borne in Taunton, and anciently descended of the familie of the Huyshes of Deny- ford in the Countie of Somerset.
He founded the Hospital in Mawdelyn Lane in Taunton for thirteene poor men, begunne by himselfe, in his live tyme, and finished by his executors after his death ; and, for reliefe of the said poore men he gave by his last will one hundred and three pounds by the yeare for ever ; yssuing out of certaine howses and tenements in the Black Fryars, London, and also by his sayd will, he gave one hundred pounds a yeare for ever out of the sayd tenements for the maintenance of fyve schollars of his name of Huysh and kindred at one or both of the universitys of Oxford or Cambridge, and dyed in the true faythe of Christ Jesus, xxiii.
This inscription was on the firbt stone in the middle aisle, going from the belfry, and was the oldest in the church, except some few partly covered by the pews. Obiit Anno Salutit , jEtatis To the Memory of Mr. Archdeacon of Taunton, died 15 Dec. Here lies, ye friends, behold it and condole, A body worne out by an active soul ; The sheath cut thorough by too keen a blade, Which heaven hath wrapt up till a new be made. Like to a spreading rose in undue time, Pluckt by the hand of death when in his prime, So was this youth, whose friends do sadly mourn, He cannot unto them again return.
But Oh! Who died the 27th Day of August, , aged 69 years. Reader, prepare, for thus must thou To death's impartial sceptre bow. Ohiit xix die Feb. Alban's, in the county of Hertford, and died in this town December 31st, Were there no graves in Alban's?
Could not hee That gave thee ayre, spare earth to cover thee? Has she that first possest thy husband's bed, Possest thy grave where thou wast born and bred, And forced thee down to this remoter place, To seek out her's? A very equal case ; Thy town to her, to thee her's, burial gave, And thus you two did but exchange a grave.
Non fictis maestam lachrymis conspergite tumbam, Pastoris vestri nam tegit ossa pii. Vestra salutifero planxit peccata flagello, Delicti sensu corda gravata levans. Absolvit pensum, sancta et mercede recepta ; Nunc caeli regno, ut stella corusca, micat. Didst thou know him, reader? If thou didst not, Know this ; He was a tender husband, A social friend, and an honest man. Taunton bore him, London bred him, Piety train'd him, virtue led him ; Earth enrich'd him, heaven carest him, Taunton blest him, London blest him ; This thankful town, that mindful city, Share his piety and hid pity. What he gave, and how he gave it, Ask the poor, and you shall have it.
Gentle reader, Heaven may strike Thy tender heart to do the like ; And now thy eyes have read the story, Ciive him the praise and Heaven the glory. Infra etiam jacet corpus Joiiannis Gii. That is, Underneath resteth the body of William Gill, of Taunton, merchant, who was the last mayor of this borough under the first charter, and discharged the office with the greatest applause.
Also underneath licth the body of John Gill, of this town, gentleman, son of the above-said William Gill, who died the 19th day of February, , in the 42nd year of his age. By those who shared her Intimacy, and best knew her Virtues, Her premature loss is deeply mourned, And will be long and severely felt. She died on the 24th day of April, , in the 39th year of her age, And her Remains lie Interred under the south-east corner of the Railing of the Communion Table of this Church.
Man is like a thing of nought ; His time passeth away like a shadow. Her life was Guided by Truth. VIII Dec. Born the 28th July, , Died 21st Jan. Bp torge Cafoe. Mary Magdalene's, and Trinity, the latter erected in the year It is to the church dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene that we are about to call the attention of the reader.
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This sacred and magnificent structure is situated nearly in the centre of the town, at the end of Hammet Street, b and stands opposite a fine, open parade ; from which, with its splendid tower, it is seen to good effect, and forms an object of universal admiration. The interior is not less interesting and striking than the exterior, and perhaps, as a whole, it is one of the finest specimens of Gothic architecture in the west of England ; it exhibits, notwithstanding the different styles that have been introduced as altera- tions have taken place and additions been made, so much of uniformity W Taunton Dean, that is, the Fate of Taunton.
The Saxon word den was added to the names of places to signify their being situated in valleys or woods j the word den means both a valley and a woody place. From the high conceit of the inhabitants of its pre-eminence above other places has arisen the boastful proverb, " Where should I be born but in Taunton Dean'" Fuller per- sonifies it as the "king's summer parlour;" and a late writer draws an inference in its favour from the Taunton men never denying the place of their birth, nor using general terms, like the Yrk- shiremen, who say, " they were born in the north.
The church previous to this was very much concealed from public view, the entrance to it being through a narrow lane. Ami wo may add that, from our personal observation of the various churches hoth in this and other counties, the cliuivh of St. Marv Magdalene, Taunton, is as line an ecclesiastical structure of its class as we ever witnessed. The circumstances of its history ami the exact date of its first erection have not been precisely ascertained. Its origin is lmried in obscurity; this is, however, the case with most of our country ehurehes. The only clue that sometimes leads to the discovery of the date of a church is frequently found in the old foundations, upon which new structures have arisen ; and this remark applies to the church now under consideration.
Often, in the remains of an old arch and its piers, to which new work has been added as at Corfe church, near Taunton the old Anglo-Norman semi-circular arch and its massive pillars tell pretty nearly the date of its first erection, viz. Occasionally the date may be found in a single and almost hidden pier, as at the church of Pitminstcr, where, in the remains of a pier or pilaster now sustaining the south end of the western arch, and from whose capital it springs, is given the date of the latter part of the twelfth or the beginning of the thirteenth century, while the general style of the church is that of the fifteenth, and some of it much later.
We may also recognise the period of an original erection from a single old bloeked- up window, as at Norton-Fitzwarren church, where we find a window of the early English style ; and this, accompanied with the massive octagonal piers, and an ornamented corbel, gives the date of the thirteenth, while nearly all the rest of the windows carry us forward to the fifteenth cen- tury ; if we were to judge of the age of the church by these windows, we should be led into error.
The old window is of the twelfth or tliirteenth rmtury, and no doubt gives the proper age of the church. We cannot therefore always affix the date with chronological exactness to the erection of a building by its windows. How many are there, especially in the county of Somerset, which have most of, if not all, the windows of the perpendicular style of the fifteenth century, while other parts of the church are known to be of the twelfth or thirteenth, being of a style which prevailed only in one of these periods! The phrase curis pectus , roughly equivalent to laden breast , occurs often in Roman literature.
Time will set me right. Clubs and Social Meetings. For Time will set me right , cp. For sapless blade , cp. For purple gauzes , cp. The phrase liquid maze singular or plural occurs in a handful of pre-T. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. William Austin, Atlas Under Olympus, an heroick poem , p. The rebel ranks were broken; when the mother and grandmother of the Syrian prince, who, according to their eastern custom, had attended the army, threw themselves from their covered chariots, and, by exciting the compassion of the soldiers, endeavoured to animate their drooping courage. Book III, Epigram 5.
Joseph Fawcett, Change , p. Both T. Song CLXV. See also the discussion below regarding echoes of Hamlet II ii —60 and other works in The Princess i Chiswick, , chap. By the author of the Memoirs of the English court. A Dramatic Scene. O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams. Which dreams indeed are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
A dream itself is but a shadow. Other works that T. Among pre-T. Hart Simonds, The Arguments of Faith , p. Season, Summer. For secret laughter , cp. They will long follow a boat in which any musical instrument is played, and even a tune simply whistled has attractions for them. Francis Hodgson, Statius to his Wife Claudia. Keats, Ode on Melancholy 11—12, where the cloud falls far less gently than in T. Wilson, then Mr. Teedon, and lastly Mr. Whitford, each with a cloud of melancholy on his brow, and with a mouth wide open, have just announced to us this unwelcome intelligence from America.
In fact, the publication of T. As noted by Thomas T. Biddulph in The Theology of the Early Patriarchs , vol. McCue compares T. The phrase recurs, more appositely to T. For irreverent doom , cp. Ricks writes in his headnote that T. For bank and brier , cp. For lone desire , cp. For the voice that dies unheard , cp. In Mock Heroics. Thompson, Esq.
Goethe died on 22 March Ricks reports, in vol. Perhaps—if T. From Boccace. Amid winds so contrary in a frail bark, I find myself rudderless in a high sea]. Among several pre-T. Among prior instances of ruder air , cp. By Sir Thomas Lawrence. For sliding keel , cp. For fools of habit , cp. For calm despair , cp. Collins in Illustrations , p. The opening lines, particularly the sixth, of this section,. Eight Dialogues in Verse :. Either or both T.
Manilius , has bounding Sky on page 23 of the first Book,. But since the Earth hangs midst the spacious All,. The Solid Centre of the Liquid Ball,. Is equal to the distance of two Signs. And six such spaces the vast Round complete. For lesser griefs , cp. For tender vows , cp. When cease to mourn? To the world again. And also Faerie Queene II xii st. What time? As Ricks notes, Alfred Gatty cites the motto to chap. The Wish. For purple brows plural, as in T. As noted below p. A Poem of the Sea. For T. As does Collins Illustrations , pp. For fruitful cloud , cp.
Also, in his Barbadoes, and other Poems , M[atthew]. But the suggestion of an affinity between T. For darkened ways , cp. A greater textual and thematic affinity with T. That gives the bier no flowers—makes moan above her grave! Berguer, vol. Satire VII. Richard Savage, The Volunteer Laureat. To Curio, For bounding hill , cp. A Monody. To the Right Honourable the Earl of Burlington. A Journey to Exeter. Greville, In August For iron welcome , cp. For doubtful dusk , cp. For misty mountain-ground , cp. For vast shadow , cp.
It also occurs in poems by Swift, Scott, and Shelley. Turner and quoted in the review on pp. They do not rise everywhere, but three or four together in wild groups, fitfully and furiously, as the under strength of the swell compels or permits them; leaving between them treacherous spaces of level and whirling water—now lighted with green and lamp-like fire—now flashing back the gold of the declining sun—now fearfully dyed from above with the indistinguishable images of the burning clouds, which fall upon them in flakes of crimson and scarlet, and give to the reckless waves the added motion of their own fiery flying.
The happier Eden , shall enjoy their fill. As discussed above p. Other pre-T. Instances of the latter phrase occur in Bowles, St. The sense closest to T. May, —first published in Psyche: with other poems by the late Mrs. Godwin has rendered an essential service to moral science, by attempting in vain to pass the Arctic Circle and Frozen Regions, where the understanding is no longer warmed by the affections, nor fanned by the breeze of fancy!
As to the phrase and nothing stands , cp. For star and flower , cp. Philip Sidney , chap. Another pre-T. While, as Ricks notes, T. The latter phrase occurs in several pre-T. For dancing rivulets , cp. Addressed to His Son. The blast hath lopped my branches away; and I tremble at the wings of the north. For the weary sultry land of line 17, cp. Maude , p. The simile of the shadow of a great rock in a weary land, was never more strongly felt.
Among other instances of graver cares , cp. In vol. For hoar with rime , cp. For spongy-wet , cp. For sons of the world , cp. She and James had quarrelled. Epistle From Mr. Otway to Mr. In her edition of T. Describing the Customs and Manners of that Country, in the Years , and Shatto p. But for vast speculation , cp. The occupation of making a great name, is, perhaps, more anxious and precarious than that of making a great fortune. We sympathise with the merchant when he communicates melancholy to the social circle in consequence of a bankruptcy, or when he feels the elation of prosperity at the success of a vast speculation.
For broken worldling cp. Has Mr. It occurs in chap. Then the tears gushed into my eyes, and I forgave him.
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I can never sufficiently express my gratitude to you for having set me in a place, wherein I could lend the slightest help to great and laudable designs. See the commentary above p. In this paean to the late Prince Albert and the exhibition he had envisaged, T. That rose the enlightener of his raptured age;. From the Hebrew of Hyman Hurwitz.
A Dithyrambic Ode. For ocean-spoil , cp. And Other Poems. Edinburgh, , H.