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the other lights, on each side. The east window differs from the others; the

upper

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.

NORTH SIDE.

FIRST WINDOW.-SUBJECTS NOT KNOWN.

SECOND WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

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.

THIRD WINDOW.

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Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
The temptation of Eve.- God appearing to Moses in
Gen. iii.

the burning bush.—Exod. iii.

Lower Division. The salutation of the Vir- The birth of Christ.- Luke gin Mary.-Luke i. 26. ij.

FOURTH WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
The ceremony of circum- The Queen of Sheba offer-
cision performed by Abraham. ing presents to King Solo-
-Gen. xvii.

mon.-2 Chron. ix.
Lower Division.
Left side.

Right side.
The circumcision of our The wise men offering
Saviour:- Luke ii. 21.

gifts to Christ.--Matt. ii.

Fifth WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
The institution of the Pu- Jacob, to avoid the fury
rification of Women.-Levit. of Esau, is sent to Haran.
xii.

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.

SIXTH WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
The children of Israel Pharoah's cruelty towards
worshipping the molten calf. the Hebrew children.--Exo-
Exodus xxxii.

dus i.

Lower Division. Simeon blessing Christ in Herod's cruelty towards the Temple.—Luke ii. 28. the Jewish children. Matt.

ii. 16.

SEVENTH WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

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.

Lower Division.
Left side.

Right side.
Christ baptized by John in Christ tempted in the wil-
Jordan.-Matt. iii.

derness.-Matt. iv.

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EIGHTH WINDOW.

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Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
Elisha raising the son of David returning from
the Shunammite.--2 Kings iv. battle in triumph, with the

head of Goliath. Women meeting him, playing on their harps.--1 Sam. xvii.

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Lower Division. Christ raising Lazarus from Christ riding in triumph the dead.—John xi.

into Jerusalem.-Matt. xxi.

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NINTH WINDOW.

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Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
Manna falling from heaven The casting down of the
for the Israelites.-Exod. xvi. rebellious angels.—2 Pet. ii.

Lower Division. The last supper of our Lord. Our Saviour praying in the - Luke xxii.

garden. The Apostles asleep. Matt. xxvi. 39-40.

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TENTH WINDOW.

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Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
Cain slaying his brother Noah drunk with
Abel.-Gen. iv.

the wil

wine.-Gen. ix.

Lower Division.
Judas betraying Christ Christ bound and blind-
Petersmiting the High- folded.-- Luke xxii. 64.
Priest's servant.--Matt, xxvi.

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ELEVENTH WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side.
Jeremiah imprisoned by Shimei cursing King Da.
King Zedekiah.-Jer. xxxvii. vid.—2 Sam. xvi. 7.

Lower Division. Christ before Caiaphas the The soldiers mocking Christ High Priest.-.-John xviii. before Herod.—Luke xxiii. 11.

TWELFTH WINDOW.

Upper Division.
Left side.

Right side. Job tempted by Satan.—Job Christ's espousals to the i. and ii.

Church.-Canticles.

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.

lights.

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.
declaring himself
innocent

of his
blood by washing
his hands. --Matt.
xxvii. 24.

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