The Bible of Amiens

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"OUR FATHERS HAVE TOLD US."

SKETCHES OF
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTENDOM

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
WHO HAVE BEEN HELD AT ITS FONTS.

BY
JOHN RUSKIN,

HONORARY STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, HONORARY FELLOW OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, AND SLADE PROFESSOR OF FINE ART, OXFORD.


PART I.
THE BIBLE OF AMIENS.


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GEORGE ALLEN,
SUNNYSIDE, ORPINGTON, KENT.
1884.




Printed by Hasell, Watson, & Viney, Limited, London and Aylesbury.

CORRIGENDA.


Page 8, lines 8 & 9, for "our first photographs" (see prefatory references read "our first choice photographs." (N.B. — This series is not yet arranged, but is distinct from that referred to in Chapter IV. See Appendix II.),
,, 19, line 12, for a young person, read young persons.
,, 25, line 16, for who accusing him, read on whose accusation of.
,, 34. The plan for numbered and lettered references is not followed after the first chapter.
,, 44, lines 8 & 9, for armies reverberated, read armies, reverberate.
,, 48, line 8, for nomacle, read nomad,
,, 58, line 18, for Eisenbach, read Eisenach.
,, 58, line 20, for by, read beyond.
,, 61, note, for Actuarii, read Attuarii.
,, 62, note, for brise, read bise.
,, 62, note, for coulous, read coulons.
,, 78, line 20, for Batoerans, read Batavians.
,, 89, line 11, for burrow ", read burrow,
,, 186, line 21, for herself, read himself.
,, 190, note, for No. 10, read No. 9.
,, 192, line 7, for (2 Kings), read (1 Kings).
,, 195, line 3, for Two more are, read Another is.

CONTENTS


PREFACE   iii
Chapter I.— By the Rivers of Waters. 1
,, II.— Under the Drachenfels. 41
,, III.— The Lion Tamer. 89
,, IV.— Interpretations. 137
Appendix I.— Chronological List of Principal Events referred to in the 'Bible of Amiens' 219
,, II.— References Explanatory of Photographs to Chapter IV 221
,, III.— General Plan of 'Our Fathers have told us' 231
INDEX   233

PLATES.

St. Mary (Frontispiece) see page 203
Plate I.— The Dynasties of France 13
,, II.— The Bible of Amiens, Northern Porch before Restoration 41
,, III.— Amiens, Jour des Trepasses, 1880 89
Plan of the West Porches 216

The Bible of Amiens Frontispiece - St Mary.jpg

ST. MARY.

By Cimabue, at Assisi.

Drawn by John Ruskin Engraved by William Rolfe

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.