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the other lights, on each side. The east window differs from the others; the
and lower divisions are separated, by large mullions, into three compartments; and these are again subdivided by smaller ones, into three lights, occupied by one subject. These six subjects are all derived from the New Testament; and represent, in colours of almost inconceivable beauty, the Sufferings and Crucifixion of our Lord.
We have subjoined an explanation of the paintings in each window. The account must be considered as merely a list of the subjects: their full description would require much more space than can here be given. In the greater part of them, the energy and variety of character; the judgment evinced in the grouping of the figures; the boldness and freedom of the pencilling; the richness and brilliancy of the colouring; and the flowing of the draperies, have rarely been exceeded.
FIRST WINDOW.-SUBJECTS NOT KNOWN.
Right side. These two lights represent The espousals of Tobias an offering presented to God and Sarah.-Tobit vii. by Joseph and Mary before their espousals.
Lower Division, Jephthah offering his daugh- The espousals of Joseph ter. - Judges xi.
and Mary.-Matt. i.
the burning bush.—Exod. iii.
Lower Division. The salutation of the Vir- The birth of Christ.- Luke gin Mary.-Luke i. 26. ij.
mon.-2 Chron. ix.
gifts to Christ.--Matt. ii.
Gen. xxvii. 43.
Lower Division. The Purification of the Joseph, to avoid the fury Virgin Mary.—Luke ii. 22, of Herod, travels with Christ
into Egypt.*-Matt. ii. 13.
Lower Division. Simeon blessing Christ in Herod's cruelty towards the Temple.—Luke ii. 28. the Jewish children. Matt.
Right side. Naaman washing in Jordan, Esau tempted to sell his whereby he was cleansed from birth-right.-Gen. xxv. his leprosy.—2 Kings v.
* This possesses peculiar beauty, and is nature and life in all its delicacy.
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head of Goliath. Women meeting him, playing on their harps.--1 Sam. xvii.
Lower Division. Christ raising Lazarus from Christ riding in triumph the dead.—John xi.
into Jerusalem.-Matt. xxi.
Lower Division. The last supper of our Lord. Our Saviour praying in the - Luke xxii.
garden. The Apostles asleep. Matt. xxvi. 39-40.
Lower Division. Christ before Caiaphas the The soldiers mocking Christ High Priest.-.-John xviii. before Herod.—Luke xxiii. 11.
Right side. Job tempted by Satan.—Job Christ's espousals to the i. and ii.
Lower Division Christ crowned with thorns. Christ scourged. --John xix. -John xix.
THE GRAND EAST WINDOW,
Lower Division. The three lights The three middle The three lights on on the left.
the right. Christ exposed to Pilate pronounc- Our Saviour bearthe people. -John ing sentence on ing his Cross. xix. 4.
our Saviour, and John xix. 17.