Phrases with "cathedral"

Wilkie Collins I propose to enjoy the privilege and pleasure of seeing your cathedral early next week. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Softly splashed the gray water, washing the corners of the buildings; beyond the cathedral dully gleamed a watery waste; black twigs rose here and there above it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins Why not? What harm could come of it, I should like to know? The cathedral is the place of meeting which we find most convenient, under the circumstances. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Ford Madox Ford I have never done anything that the most anxious mother of a daughter or the most careful dean of a cathedral would object to. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

E. Phillips Oppenheim Yet the time comes when the scaffolding poles disappear, when the cleansers have completed their tasks, nature has done her part, and the cathedral is built, a standing monument of beauty. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

The name of the Sussex cathedral town held for him many painful, sordid memories. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

There’s a cathedral there, and Fénelon. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Anthony Trollope Her sphere is more extended, more noble, and more suited to her ambition than that of a cathedral city. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Henry Handel Richardson Still, the atmosphere that prevailed in the pleasant rooms at Bishopscourt was the nearest thing to be found to the urbane, unworldly air of English university or cathedral life. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

E. Phillips Oppenheim The flag was flying from the palace and the cathedral bell was ringing. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Dickens This cathedral is odorous with the rotting of Correggio’s frescoes in the Cupola. Heaven knows how beautiful they may have been at one time. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Charles Kingsley And so side by side with the towers of the Norman keep rose the towers of the Norman cathedral — the two signs of a double servitude. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Thomas Hardy The graceful pile of cathedral architecture rose dimly on their left hand, but it was lost upon them now. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Tell Target to pack, Clary. You shall sleep under the shadow of the great cathedral to-morrow night. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

And in an English cathedral town a man thanked God on his knees. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Wilkie Collins Not viewing the objects of interest in the Minster, for it was now past the hour at which the cathedral could be seen. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Robert Louis Stevenson We “In the vast cathedral leave him; God accept him, Christ receive him!” If we go now and look on these innumerable epitaphs, the pathos and the irony are strangely fled. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope He could not exactly say, preaching from a cathedral pulpit, that chanting should be abandoned in cathedral services. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

His wife’s face was still turned towards the landscape, her sad eyes still fixed on the vanishing hills — no longer those familiar hill-tops around the cathedral city, but like them in character. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Henry James At last I saw the cathedral towers here looming over the city. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]

H. G. Wells The cathedral bells, which had been silent ever since I had come into the district, were beginning, with a sort of rheumatic difficulty, to ring. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Jules Verne The bell of the Irkutsk cathedral was about to strike two o’clock in the morning, and not a movement amongst the besiegers had yet shown that they were about to commence the assault. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

Then I shall come to the wonderful cathedral city of Ely, and finally I shall reach Cambridge, with its old world colleges and churches, hundreds and hundreds of years old. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

William Makepeace Thackeray We “do the Rubens’s,” as Lady Kicklebury says; we trudge from cathedral to picture-gallery, from church to church. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

George Borrow It possesses no very remarkable edifice, and the cathedral church itself is a small mean building. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Mark Twain She lived with her uncle Fulbert, a canon of the cathedral of Paris. I do not know what a canon of a cathedral is, but that is what he was. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The cathedral was a mass of heads. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Victor Hugo It was a brave thing to dedicate a cathedral to St. Paul. The real cathedral saint is St. Peter. St. Paul is suspected of imagination, and in matters ecclesiastical imagination means heresy. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

D. H. Lawrence Strive as he would, he could not keep the cathedral wonderful to him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle If you come so far as this square you will find the cathedral at one corner. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Emily Dickinson There’s a certain slant of light, On winter afternoons, That oppresses, like the weight Of cathedral tunes. Poems by Emily Dickinson

Arthur Machen Marvelous ferns grew rich and thick in the dark red earth, fastening their roots about the roots of hazel and beech and maple, clustering like the carven capitals of a cathedral pillar. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

D. H. Lawrence When he saw the cathedral in the distance, dark blue lifted watchful in the sky, his heart leapt. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray I must confess, however, that in my idea the cathedral is quite too complete. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Thomas Hardy He comes to Melchester sometimes, and once tried to get the cathedral organ when the post was vacant. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

George Borrow It is a walled town, containing about five or six thousand inhabitants, with a cathedral and college, which last is, however, at present deserted. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Henry Kingsley Now it sounded like a far-off hubbub of waters, now swelled up harmonious, like the booming of cathedral bells across some rich old English valley on a still summer’s afternoon. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

In the front entrance of that up-to-the-minute cathedral which is the headquarters of the Clarion, he encountered young Musker, one of the junior reporters, on his way out. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

George Meredith In his own bosom it was, and striking like the cathedral big bell. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Anthony Trollope Indeed, the town population of the county reckons for nothing when the importance of the county is discussed, with the exception, as before said, of the assize town, which is also a cathedral city. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Henry Adams A solitary man of sixty-five years or more, alone in a Gothic cathedral or a Paris apartment, need fret himself little about a few illusions more or less. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Six o’clock struck out from the cathedral as Mr. Parslet entered. The Ebony Box by Ellen Wood [1883]

Thomas Hardy In form it was like the nave of a cathedral with one gable removed, but the scene within was anything but devotional. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Gaskell Hark! the great cathedral clock. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

Anthony Trollope That man, of course, would take care that all Broughton, with its close full of cathedral clergymen, would know it. Dr. Wortle’s school by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Sunday had certainly not been strictly kept in Barchester, except as regarded the cathedral services. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

The cathedral was very old and very beautiful,—built of alternate lines of red and white marble, and lately restored in the best spirit of fidelity and reverence. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

D. H. Lawrence They knew quite well, these little imps that retorted on man’s own illusion, that the cathedral was not absolute. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Charles Kingsley The outside form of every Gothic cathedral must be considered imperfect if it does not culminate in something pyramidal. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

G. K. Chesterton I have begun to understand the pulse and the time of it; now we are up in a cathedral and then we are down in a theatre, where they only play farces. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

It lay on the edge of the old cathedral graveyard, where the victims of cholera had received promiscuous pit-burial only ten years before. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

G. K. Chesterton No man ever got out of a Turkey carpet the emotions that he got from a cathedral tower. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Algernon Blackwood The cathedral appeared unreal in a silver mist. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope In the meantime the service went on; the irrevocable word was spoken; and when it was done she was led away into the cathedral vestry as sad a bride as might be. Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope [1882]

The place was shaped like a cathedral rotunda, but it was floored like — like nothing on earth that he had ever seen. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

It is related in the “Gesta Sanctorum” that a sacristan in the Canterbury cathedral surprised the head of Saint Dennis in the library. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

We pushed with the rest and took up our places in the long cathedral nave to see the procession pass back again. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Algernon Blackwood The little town climbed in straggling fashion up a sharp hill rising out of the plain at the back of the station, and was crowned by the twin towers of the ruined cathedral peeping over the summit. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Tobias Smolle The cathedral is a huge gloomy pile; but the clergy are well lodged. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Henry Adams The thirteenth-century cathedral towered above a sixteenth-century mass of tiled roofs, ending abruptly in walls and a landscape that had not changed. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Us, that, with laurelled heads, were passing from the cathedral through its eastern gates, they overtook, and, as with a garment, they wrapped us round with thunders that overpowered our own. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

D. H. Lawrence The sun had left the cathedral dome and the tower, the sky was full of light, the square swimming in shadow. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Isabella Bird I had attended our own simple and beautiful service in the morning, and had seen the celebration of vespers in the Romish cathedral in the afternoon. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle The cathedral bells were chiming ten o’clock as I reached the above-mentioned little dock with the iron swinging bridge. Crabbe’s Practice by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sinclair Lewis He could make “Good morning” seem profound as Kant, welcoming as a brass band, and uplifting as a cathedral organ. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Anthony Trollope When he was to be heard the cathedral was always full, and he was perhaps justified in regarding himself as one of the ecclesiastical stars of the day. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Mark Twain They know their story by heart — the history of every statue, painting, cathedral or other wonder they show you. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Next day the town was quieter than a cathedral city on Monday morning. Burmese Days by George Orwell

It has also a fine square, with broad piazzas occupying three of its sides, while the cathedral bounds it to the east. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Upon this plan, which closely resembles the plan of the first cathedral of St. Peter at Rome, most Coptic churches are built. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

It is like coming out from a cathedral into broad daylight. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Arthur Conan Doyle I passed the cathedral and followed the street which had been described to me. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Anthony Trollope They rather like loose parsons for deans; a little fast living, or a dash of infidelity, is no bad recommendation to a cathedral close. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope There was, as we have before said, a library or reading-room connecting the cathedral with the dean’s house. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

The cathedral is large and well built, which is all I saw remarkable in the town. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

George Borrow It is perhaps the most magnificent cathedral in all Spain, and though not so regular in its architecture as those of Toledo and Burgos, is far more worthy of admiration when considered as a whole. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Anthony Trollope The archdeacon perceived that he would be making a false step if he allowed the cathedral clergy to give the bishop just ground of umbrage. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

This time the cathedral turned up; and so it came to pass that, with us, the having seen London meant having seen St. Paul’s. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

The eye wanders from the cathedral to the house of Cortes (the Monte Pio), and from thence to a range of fine buildings with lofty arcades to the west. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

M. R. James It was the site of a bishopric until the Revolution, and has a cathedral which is visited by a certain number of tourists. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Lucy Maud Montgomery Below the boughs the air was full of a purple twilight and far ahead a glimpse of painted sunset sky shone like a great rose window at the end of a cathedral aisle. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Edith Wharton This is the choir, the high-altar, the Christian cathedral built inside . The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

That had been blown up by the Huguenots, and the cathedral that now stands was erected on its ruins in 1601. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Ralph Waldo Emerson The Church has reared him amidst rites and pomps, and he carries out the advice which her music gave him, and builds a cathedral needed by her chants and processions. Representative Men by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1850]

Thomas Hardy The cathedral bell close at hand was sounding for five o’clock service. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton It was better to worship in a barn than in a cathedral for the specific and specified reason that the cathedral was beautiful. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Gertrude Stein Pretty soon he went off on a trip to the north, to visit the cathedral towns. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

George Borrow It is the statue of a Maragato carrier who endowed the cathedral with a large sum. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

George Meredith Meanwhile he faced the cathedral towers of the ancient Norman city, standing up in the smoky hues of the West; and a sentence out of her book seemed fitting to the scene and what he felt. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The cathedral would never have become a thing of beauty without their aid. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Anthony Trollope Frank began pretty well; getting some little work in London, and perhaps nearly enough to pay the cost of the circuit out of the county in which the cathedral was situated. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Thomas Hardy He took it as a good omen that numerous blocks of stone were lying about, which signified that the cathedral was undergoing restoration or repair to a considerable extent. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

William Dampier The walls are stone and the covering of pan-tile: there are three churches and a cathedral which is the head church in these parts. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

H. G. Wells One of the domes of that absurd cathedral of St. Basil just outside the Kremlin gate was smashed by a shell and still awaits repair. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope Mary had learned that he wished her to attend the cathedral services, and to interest herself respecting them, and she had always done so. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

G. K. Chesterton There is nothing Gothic about his real genius; he could not build a mediæval cathedral in which laughter and terror are twisted together in stone, molten by mystical passion. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

H. G. Wells Mrs. Rylands was reminded of a phrase Mr. Plantagenet-Buchan had used once for some music, “a cathedral of sound. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Charles Dickens It had something of a Masaniello look, with fluttering striped curtains in the midst of it, and it came dancing round the cathedral in the liveliest manner. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thus, then, our library is a temple as truly as the dome-crowned cathedral hallowed by the breath of prayer and praise, where the dead repose and the living worship. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The cathedral loomed up suddenly, all aglow with light within. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope And then, recollecting that the attorney-general would hardly care to hear how the service of a cathedral church is divided among the minor canons, stopped short in his explanations. The Warden by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith It was more like a cathedral service than an operatic pageant. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

I am to see the cathedral and churches at Rouen, and I shall contrive to see the shops, and to bring you something pretty. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

William Makepeace Thackeray The cathedral service is more completely performed here than in any English town, I think. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Herman Melville But as the pall-bearers entered the cathedral porch, naught but a broken and disastrous sound, like that of some lone Alpine land-slide, fell from the tower upon their ears. The Bell-Tower by Herman Melville

When all was over, I left the cathedral and entered the carriage that awaited me at the foot of the steps. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Rudyard Kipling My spirits, d’ye see, were catched up in a high, solemn exaltation, and I saw all earth’s vanities foreshortened and little, laid out below me like a town from a cathedral scaffolding. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

F. Scott Fitzgerald And the price would be rare — no cathedral whose building consumed many years, no pyramid constructed by ten thousand workmen, would be like this cathedral, this pyramid. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

We’ll talk of moral theology, or cathedral architecture, or the Girl Guides’ cooking classes, or anything you choose. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

But he looked as dignified and majestic as ever, as if he were quite aware that the chancel of a cathedral was the only fit and proper setting for a personality such as his. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Algernon Blackwood The cathedral was ever empty, the old church of St. Martin, at the other end of the town, deserted. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Anthony Trollope The litany in Barchester cathedral has long been the special task to which Mr. Harding’s skill and voice have been devoted. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Borrow Its cathedral is the most magnificent of Spain, and is the see of the primate. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The cathedral was shut, and is not to be opened till midnight mass, which I regret the less as we must probably return here some day. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Virginia Woolf There were sudden cries; and then long spaces of silence, such as there are in a cathedral when a boy’s voice has ceased and the echo of it still seems to haunt about the remote places of the roof. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Anthony Trollope It was built immediately over a portion of the cloisters, and a flight of stairs descended from it into the room in which the cathedral clergymen put their surplices on and off. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Passing through the arcade, he came in sight of the famous cathedral with its numerous spines pricking into the afternoon air. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope The Mildmays were still there with the Baroness, and the Houghtons, and the black influx from the cathedral town. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Sinclair Lewis She had a sensation of familiarity; a dream of sitting in a Brussels cafe and going afterward to a tiny gay theater under a cathedral wall. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith He could not endure the tones of cathedral music; but he had at times to kneel and listen to it, and be overcome. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Florence Dixie The cathedral forms no exception to the general rule. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

The cathedral of Bayonne, some years ago, possessed no towers—the English were driven out of Aquitaine before these had been completed. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

D. H. Lawrence His hotel was not far from the cathedral square. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Do you know what these are — whence they come?” This voice boomed now like a cathedral bell. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Anthony Trollope We are now not armed for war, but approach the reverend towers of the old cathedral with an olive branch in our hands. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith They shot through the great cathedral door; Like mallards they traversed ocean: And gazing below, on its boiling floor, I marked a horrid commotion. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Villa Diana had been rented again for the summer, so they divided the intervening time between German spas and French cathedral towns where they were always happy for a few days. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is a double-towered Romish cathedral of great size, not yet finished. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Victor Hugo The tempest resembles a cathedral hung with mourning, but no light in that cathedral: no phantom lights on the crests of the waves, no spark, no phosphorescence, naught but a huge shadow. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

I do not know just how it is in the parish churches; they must each have its special rite, which draws and holds the frequenter; but the cathedral constantly offers a drama of irresistible appeal. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

There was a gathering in front of Pere Colombe’s l’Assommoir, which was lighted up like a cathedral for high mass. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

It looked like the interior of some great Gothic cathedral at night, and the few twinkling lights that were scattered here and there made the shadowy outline just visible to me. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

And when the procession had passed, leaving nothing but a crowd of shuffling feet and the dust on the white cathedral floor, the boy was gone. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

Anthony Trollope There is no cathedral there to form, with its bishops, prebendaries, and minor canons, the nucleus of a clerical circle. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett It’s an interesting old town — cathedral and so on. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Charles Dickens There is a very large Catholic cathedral here, recently erected with two tall spires, of which one is yet unfinished. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

Charles Dickens The cathedral is dedicated to St. Lorenzo. On St. Lorenzo’s day, we went into it, just as the sun was setting. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

The first Sunday of term was a high day, and the cathedral was filled. Our First Term at Oxford by Ellen Wood [1873]

The cathedral was always packed on these occasions, and music lovers regarded his rendering of Ave Maria as an exquisite treat. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Anthony Trollope I remember when the altar-plate was stolen from Barchester cathedral some years ago, a splendid idea occurred to one of the police that the bishop had taken it. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe I might as well have tried to lift the cathedral itself. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Nathaniel Hawthorne He looked next towards the cathedral itself, where it was reasonable to imagine that she might have taken shelter, while awaiting her appointed time. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Mark Twain We visited a Jesuit cathedral nearly two hundred years old and found in it a piece of the veritable cross upon which our Saviour was crucified. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Edith Wharton He had bribed the custodian to let them pass out of the cloister into the lavender-scented cathedral garden drowsing on its warm terrace above the orange-orchards. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Sinclair Lewis San Marco cathedral must that day have exceeded its quota of being photographed fifty times an hour. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

H. G. Wells Amiens cathedral also was uninjured at that time. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

In the Capitulary which enjoins the foundation of monasterial and cathedral schools, he says: “Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

Algernon Blackwood The sun had set behind the towers of the old cathedral and the darkness rose up from the plain and enveloped them. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

My being with them arose from chance: I had come over accidentally that morning to Whitney Hall. Of course Helen hoped to see something besides the cathedral her curate. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

William Makepeace Thackeray CARILLON. — I was awakened this morning with the chime which Antwerp cathedral clock plays at half-hours. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Gertrude Stein Oh, he said, I thought you would be interested, they are views I have taken of all the cathedral towns. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

This town and its neighbouring cathedral city of Rochester, with their narrow old streets, their riverside and dockyard, took firm hold of his memory and imagination. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

William Makepeace Thackeray All this time our vessel was making rapid way up the river, and we saw before us the slim towers of the noble cathedral of Antwerp soaring in the rosy sunshine. The Kickleburys on the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1851]

The great square before the cathedral church of Clermont became every instant more densely crowded as the hour drew nigh when the Pope was to address the populace. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

George Meredith He was like some great cathedral organ foully handled in the night by demons. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

Charles Kingsley We are restoring our old cathedral stone by stone after its ancient model. Grots and Groves by Charles Kingsley

Elizabeth Gaskell He was toiling on with this longing at his heart when he saw that he was drawing near a stately city, with a great old cathedral in the centre keeping solemn guard. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

If you have been in Worcester on Assize Sunday, you know how the cathedral is on that morning crowded. Losing Lena by Ellen Wood [1868]

The cathedral was the first we entered, and its magnificence struck us with amazement. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]