Thursday, January 06, 2005

Newman on Pugin

I stumbled across this today:

In details Pugin is perfect but his altars are so small you can't have a
Pontifical High Mass at them, his tabernacles so low that you can scarce have
exposition, his East windows so large that every thing else is hidden in the
glare and his skreens (sic) so heavy that you might as well have the function in
Sacristy, for the seeing of it by the congregation.
-John Henry Newman

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