Tintern Abbey


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Tintern Abbey,

ruins of an abbey, Monmouthshire, W. England, near Chepstow. It was founded for Cistercians in 1131 by Walter de Clare and now consists mainly of 13th- and 14-century English work. It is the subject of a poem by Wordsworth.
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The room was most dear to her, and she would not have changed its furniture for the handsomest in the house, though what had been originally plain had suffered all the ill-usage of children; and its greatest elegancies and ornaments were a faded footstool of Julia's work, too ill done for the drawing-room, three transparencies, made in a rage for transparencies, for the three lower panes of one window, where Tintern Abbey held its station between a cave in Italy and a moonlight lake in Cumberland, a collection of family profiles, thought unworthy of being anywhere else, over the mantelpiece, and by their side, and pinned against the wall, a small sketch of a ship sent four years ago from the Mediterranean by William, with H.M.S.
People did not understand The Ancient Mariner, and they laughed at Wordsworth's simple lyrics, although the last poem in the book, Tintern Abbey, has since become famous, and is acknowledged as one of the treasures of our literature.
Of this mystical semi-pantheistic Nature-religion his 'Lines composed above Tintern Abbey' are the noblest expression in literature.
In this sense "Thoughts" is the vision of "Tintern Abbey" realized.
Having reminded us of Wordsworth's debt in the opening description of 'Tintern Abbey' to Gilpin's Observations on the River Wye (1782) which Wordsworth and Dorothy carried with them to Tintern in July 1798, Mary Jacobus in her note '"Tintern Abbey" and Topographical Prose'(1) refers to 'two other descriptions of the Wye Valley which Wordsworth is likely to have known'.
This is the moon as you've never seen it before - cwtched by the ruins of Tintern Abbey. Rob Browne has photographed the Museum of the Moon - a new touring artwork by Luke Jerram - which measures seven metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed Nasa imagery of the lunar surface.
Cadw-owned sites and the Wales Millennium Centre, the Senedd and Tintern Abbey will turn off their lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, as part of a worldwide initiative to raise awareness of environmental issues.
From the poetWordsworth's visit to Tintern Abbey, people From the poet Wordsworth's visit to Tintern Abbey, people have been aware of how this most atmospheric of settings saw great change during the Reformation which has inspired poets and artists ever since.
As well as stunning countryside scenery, there are many cultural and historical sites of importance along the route, such as Rhuddlan Castle, Moel Arthur Hill Fort, Llangollen Railway, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Chirk Castle, Powis Castle, Montgomery Castle, Hay on Wye and Tintern Abbey.
IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE AMONG THOSE INTERESTED IN THE COMPOSITION history of Wordsworth's "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour" that the village of Tintern, site of the Abbey featured in the poet's title but missing from his text, supported an ironworks.
The three star hotel, which was marketed by Christie & Co with an asking price of PS850,000, is located in Tintern and stands opposite the River Wye and Tintern Abbey.
I gently intimated that if I had a kid with a fat face, I wouldn't give them a look straight out of Tintern Abbey.