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Identifier: bibliographicala02dibd
Title: A bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany
Year: 1821 (1820s)
Authors: Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847
Subjects: Libraries Libraries Bibliography Literary journeys Literary journeys
Publisher: London : Shakespeare Press
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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e result of this little incident made the dinner andentertainment of the following day extremely pleasant;and which was concluded by a stroll to Guihray to-wards sun-set. We passed through a considerable portion of theCounts property, about 300 acres, chiefly of pasture 28 FALAISE. land, in our way to Guibray. The evening was reallyenchanting; and through the branches of the coppicewood the sun seemed to be setting in a bed of moltengold. Our conversation was animated and incessant.But the little village of Guibray, or rather its veiy sin-gularly old and curious church, seemed to baffle allour enquiries and conjectures. The Count shewed ushis family pew with the care and particularity of anold country squire. Meanwhile Mr. Lewis was mak-ing a hasty copy of one of the very singular ornaments—representing Chri&t hearing his cross—which wassuspended against the walls of the altar of a side cha-pel. You have it here ;—the original being of stone,and painted in imitation of life.

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FALAISE. 29 Its age scarcely exceeds the commencement of thesixteenth century. It is frightfully barbarous, and cha-racteristic of the capricious style of art which fre-quently prevailed during that period: but the wonder is,how such a wretched performance could obtain admis-sion into the sanctuary where it was deposited. It washowever the pious gift of the vestry woman, who shewedus the interior, and who had religiously rescued it,during the Revolution, from the demolition of a neigh-bouring abbey. The eastern end of this church is per-haps as old as any ecclesiastical edifice in Normandy ;* * as old as any ecclesiastical edifice in Normandy.]—We have ofcourse nothing to do with the first erection of a place of worship atGuibray in the viiith century. The story connected with the earliesterection is this. The faubourg of Guibray, distant about 900 pacesfrom Falaise, was formerly covered with chestnut and oak trees. Asheep, scratching the earth, as if by natural instinct (I quote th


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