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Gothic Architecture

has nothing to do with the Goths, but is a term of contempt bestowed by the architects of the Renaissance period on mediæval architecture, which they termed Gothic or clumsy, fit for barbarians.

“St. Louis … built the Ste. Chapelle of Paris, … the most precious piece of Gothic in Northern Europe.”—Ruskin: Fors Clavigera, vol. i.


Napoleon III. magnificently restored and laid open this exquisite church.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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