Stained Glass, Holy Trinity Church, Wensley

Stained Glass, Holy Trinity, Wensley

This window commemorates an organist at Holy Trinity (1906). I wasn’t sure that I was interpreting the window correctly but then I noticed the organ pipes in the background.   Fellow blogger scillagrace has kindly advised me that the organist is ‘working on an illuminated manuscript with plainchant notes –  the square kind that sit one on top of the other’.

Stained Glass, Holy Trinity, Wensley

Ah Galahad, Galahad for such as thou art is the Vision“.

The angel above Galahad carries a banner which reads “One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.“ – I’m afraid, to me, it suggests celebrity rules. (see below)

Stained Glass, Holy Trinity, Wensley

Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth which was crucified. He is risen. His not here.“ Which my research suggests is derived from Mark 16:6 of the King James Bible.

Stained Glass, Holy Trinity, Wensley

Saint Cecilia. scillagrace advises that Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music. I may start a collection of ‘stained glass Saints’.

A chased tail.

Stained Glass, Holy Trinity, Wensley

“One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name”.

You may recall that I highlighted this quote earlier – suggesting that this was a fit remark for today’s celebrity culture. Of course, I couldn’t leave it at that – I had to find the origin of the quote.

Using that wonderful research tool – the Web – I simply pumped in the quote, like you do. Initially, it seemed that the quote should be attributed Sir Walter Scot, pulled from a chapter heading in ‘Old Mortality’. However, I came across a small piece by ‘getting there’ (sorry couldn’t suss real id), who has carried out a piece of research, finding that the quote is better attributed to a military man Thomas Osbert Mordaunt (1729-1809) who wrote a poem during the Seven Year War between Austria and Prussia (1756-1763) – the two lines come from verse 11 of that poem.

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife,
Throughout the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name.

The original meaning set against a world when death and glory were the making of a man.

http://gettingthere.hubpages.com/hub/Mordaunt

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———-Stephen———-


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