We loitered through the grand aisles for an hour or two, staring up at the rich stained-glass windows
embellished with blue and yellow and crimson saints and martyrs, and trying to admire the numberless great pictures in the chapels, and then we were admitted to the sacristy and shown the magnificent robes which the Pope wore when he crowned Napoleon I; a wagon-load of solid gold and silver utensils used in the great public processions and ceremonies of the church; some nails of the true cross, a fragment of the cross itself, a part of the crown of thorns.
Well may the court be dim, with wasting candles here and there; well may the fog hang heavy in it, as if it would never get out; well may the stained-glass windows
lose their colour and admit no light of day into the place; well may the uninitiated from the streets, who peep in through the glass panes in the door, be deterred from entrance by its owlish aspect and by the drawl, languidly echoing to the roof from the padded dais where the Lord High Chancellor looks into the lantern that has no light in it and where the attendant wigs are all stuck in a fog-bank
The broad, long room they entered was decorated in gold with stained-glass windows
of splendid colors.
Reginald Wilfer is a name with rather a grand sound, suggesting on first acquaintance brasses in country churches, scrolls in stained-glass windows
, and generally the De Wilfers who came over with the Conqueror.
Without more words the maid led them to a richly furnished drawing-room, lighted with subdued rainbow tints that came in through beautiful stained-glass windows
At that moment, we were just in front of the high altar; and the moonbeams fell straight upon us through the stained-glass windows
of the apse.
Then, if your view ran along the bank, from east to west, from the Tournelle to the Tour de Nesle, there was a long cordon of houses, with carved beams, stained-glass windows
, each story projecting over that beneath it, an interminable zigzag of bourgeois gables, frequently interrupted by the mouth of a street, and from time to time also by the front or angle of a huge stone mansion, planted at its ease, with courts and gardens, wings and detached buildings, amid this populace of crowded and narrow houses, like a grand gentleman among a throng of rustics.
The monkey's face, distorted with passion, appeared at an upper window of the house, and a starred hole in the stained-glass window
to the left of 'the front door showed the first steps of his upward path.
Here, the moonlight is so very bright again that the colours of the nearest stained-glass window
are thrown upon their faces.
An English observer might have said that he looked rather like the young saint of a stained-glass window
, whereas he was but a growing lad faint with emptiness.
PACKED with period features like stained-glass windows
, coving and cornicing, this Ewardian semidetached property would make a lovely home for a family.
Riverside Church has retained Julie Sloan, a Massachusetts-based historic stained-glass consultant, to informally monitor conditions of the eight stained-glass windows
in the apse over the past several years.