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" Malmesbury. For there he erected extensive edifices, at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty; the courses of stone being so correctly laid that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block. "
A history military and municipal of the ancient borough of Devizes [by H. Bull]. - Page 566
by Henry Bull (of Devizes.) - 1859 - 80 pages
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Cathedral Antiquities: Salisbury. 1814. Gloucester. 1829

John Britton - 1814
...but more particularly at Salisbury and at Malmsbury18: for there he erected extensive edifices, and at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty: the courses...deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block. He built anew the church of Salisbury, and beautified it...
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The history and antiquities of the cathedral church of Salisbury

John Britton - Bishops - 1814 - 40 pages
...but more particularly at Salisbury and at Malmsbury18: for there he erected extensive edifices, and at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty: the courses...deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block. He built anew the church of Salisbury, and beautified it...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

1815
...but more particularly at Salisbury and at Maltmbury * : for there be erected extensive edifices, and at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty : the courses...deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block. He built anew the Qturck of .•>'// .///, anil beautified...
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Introduction to the original delineations ... intituled The beauties of ...

James Norris Brewer - 1801
...Malmsbury, Denzes, Sherborne, and Santm. The above historian describes these buildings as being " erected at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty ; the courses...deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whola vail is composed of a single block." In a comment on this passage, presented in Mr. Britton's...
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Introduction to the Original Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and ...

James Norris Brewer - Architecture - 1818 - 676 pages
...historian describes these buildings as being " erected at vast cost, and with surpass ing beauty j the courses of stone being so correctly laid, that...deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block." In a comment on this passage, presented in Mr. Britton's...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 5

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - Great Britain - 1838
...and the numerous buildings— "framed," ns tlie admiring chronicler relates, "with emir-pa uf stone, so correctly laid, that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine it is all one block,"* — nmlimnied with age, and uninjured by long exposure to tlie weather, must...
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Historical memoirs of the queens of England: from the commencement ..., Volume 1

Hannah Lawrance - Great Britain - 1838 - 454 pages
...the numerous buildings — " framed," as the admiring chronicler relates, " with courses of stone, so correctly laid that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine it is all one block,"* — undiinmed with age, and uninjured by long exposure to the weather, must...
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A glossary of terms used in Grecian, Roman, Italian and Gothic architecture ...

John Henry Parker - Architecture - 1840
...Malmesbury. For there he erected extensive edifices, at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty : (he courses of stone being so correctly laid, that the...deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine that the whole wall is composed of a single block. He built anew the church of Salisbury, and beautified it...
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A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic ..., Volume 1

John Henry Parker - Architecture - 1840
...which may be seen in other places, but more particularly at Salisbury and at 3Jalmesbury. For there he erected extensive edifices, at vast cost, and with surpassing beauty : the dowries of stone being so correctly laid, that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 1

1865
...by Norman architects at immense expense, " framed," as Malmesbury records, " with courses of stone, so correctly laid that the joint deceives the eye, and leads it to imagine it is all one block," the king, doubtless, looked around with pride on his votive abbey that Holy Innocents'...
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