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Canterbury by Canon Danks

[Illustration: THE CANTERBURY WEAVERS

(_Page 12_) _Frontispiece_]

CANTERBURY

DESCRIBED BY CANON DANKS

PICTURED BY E. W. HASLEHUST

BLACKIE & SON LIMITED

LONDON AND GLASGOW

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Facing Page

The Canterbury Weavers _Frontispiece_

St. Nicholas, Harbledown 8

Canterbury from the Stour 12

The Greyfriars' House 16

Mercery Lane 20

Canterbury Cathedral from Christ Church Gate 24

Christ Church Gate, Entrance to Cathedral Precincts 29

Fordwich 33

St. Martin's Church 37

Westgate 44

The Gateway, St. Augustine's Abbey 48

Gateway of St. John's Hospital 52

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[Illustration: CANTERBURY]

THE CITY

This little essay on a great subject is neither a guidebook nor a history, though it may, for many, be enough, for their purpose, of both. With its illustrations of ancient and famous scenes it is, let us say, a keepsake or memorial for some of the hundred thousand pilgrims who still annually visit Canterbury, and fall under the spell of its enchantments. It may recall to them in distant homes, some of them overseas, the thrill with which they first beheld the mother-city of English Christianity, the great church, inwoven with so much of English history, which in the Middle Ages contained one of the most venerated and far-sought shrines in Europe.

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