7.6.2014 #187


Abbey Ruins, Part II



  • The Unfinished Church in St. George’s, Bermuda
  • François Rabelais, La Vie très horrifique du grand Garagantua, Lyons, 1534)
  • “Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams.” — Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor
  • “And the parched ground shall become a pool.” Isaiah 35:7
  • Skara Brae
  • “The most impressive feature of the abbey ruin is the massive square tower of the gateway, which stands intact, its ancient state almost undiminished. The abbey has a long history, for Edmund, King of East Anglia, was slain near at hand by the Danes in 870—legend says because he refused to abjure Christianity, and it was this that won his canonization as St. Edmund. To the time of the Dissolution the abbey was by far the greatest in East Anglia, and its ruins, though fragmentary, are quite sufficient to indicate its once vast extent.” — Thos D. Murphy
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