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1849 Excerpt: ... kings, and the great ones of this world, thought
their leisure but too well filled up, and their wealth meetly
bestowed, when they themselves plied, or made others ply, the
needle in stringing their jewels on those sacerdotal garments they
had worked from the correct and canonical, no less than beautiful,
patterns which had been sketched for them by a Dunstan's hand.41
Such was the skill with which these designs were executed, that our
Anglo-Saxon ladies became famous abroad for their ability in
needlework; and so highly was embroidery esteemed among themselves,
that lands adhuc servatur ecclesia (Acta Pontif. Eboracen. auctore
Th. Stubbs, ed. Twysden, t. ii, p. 1699). Misit rex (Willelmus
Anglorum princeps) domino abbati et sacro conventui cappam pene
auream totam, in qua vix nisi aurum apparet vel electrum vel
margaritarum textus et gemmarum series; inferius autem undique
tintinnabula resonant ia, ipsaque aurea pendent; regina autem
planetam plane dignissimam mittente et accipientibus quia sic
rigidam, ut plicari non posset (Vita S. Hugonis, Abb. Cluniac. AA.
SS. Aprilis, t. iii, p. 661). If not filcbed from some Anglo-Saxon
minster, this cope and chasuble were wrought by Anglo-Saxon hands,
and after Anglo-Saxon patterns. 41 Nobilis qusedam matrona,
iEdelwyrm nuncupate, quodam momentulo vocavit eum (S. Dunstanum)
familiari precatu ad se: quatenus ille ad divinum cultum, quamdam
stolam sibi diversis formularum schomatibus ipse prsepingeret, quam
postea posset auro, gemmisque variando pompare.--Vita S. Dunstani,
a cowvo, apudAA. SS. Bollandi, Maji, t. iv, p. 350. even were
bestowed as a reward for teaching this womanly accomplishment.42
Italy herself could show nothing to be compared with some of our
vestments; and a cope which iEgelnoth, the AngloSaxon pr...
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