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THE CASTLES AND ABBEYS
FROM THE NATIONAL RECORDS, EARLY CHRONICLES, AND OTHER
BY WILLIAM BEATTIE, M.D.,
ORAD. OF EDIN.; MEMB. OF THE ROYAL COLL. OF PHYS., LONDON ; OF THE HIST. INSTIT. OF FRANCE ; AUTHOR
OF “SWITZERLAND," " SCOTLAND,” “THE WALDENSES,” “RESIDENCE IN GERMANY," ETC., ETC.
26, IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW,
- Enraptured have I loved to roam, A lingering votary, the vaulted duine, Where the tall shafts, that mount in massy pride Their mingling branches shoot from side to side; Where elfin Sculptors, with fantastic clew, O'er the long roof their wild embroidery drew; Where Superstition, with capricious hand, In many a maze the wreathed window plann'd, With hues romantic tinged the gorgeous pane To full with holy light the wondrous fane