The gabled brick, tile, and freestone houses had almost dried off for the season their integument of lichen, the streams in the meadows were low, and in the sloping High Street, from the West Gateway to the mediaeval
cross, and from the mediaeval
cross to the bridge, that leisurely dusting and sweeping was in progress which usually ushers in an old-fashioned market-day.
I said to myself, as I stepped along in the spring morning air; for, being a pilgrim, I was involuntarily in a mediaeval
frame of mind, and "Marry
My dear fellow, mediaeval
art is charming, but mediaeval
emotions are out of date.
It is only necessary to add that on the whole the recovery of Hesiodic papyri goes to confirm the authority of the mediaeval
For the companion who is merely uncongenial in the mediaeval
world becomes exasperating in the classical.
This gracious English maiden, with her clinging robes, her amulets and girdles, with something quaint and angular in her step, her carriage something mediaeval
and Gothic, in the details of her person and dress, this lovely Evelyn Vane (isn't it a beautiful name?
After all, the mediaeval
belief in the Philosopher's Stone which could transmute metals, has its counterpart in the accepted theory of metabolism which changes living tissue.
What it really most resembles, different as its superficies may look, is the career of those early mediaeval
religious artists, who, precisely because their souls swarmed with heavenly visions, passed their fifty or sixty years in tranquil, systematic industry, seemingly with no thoughts beyond it.
Besides, if you weren't so mediaeval
, I could be skipper and save more than the engineer's wages.