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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  pages 112
                                  
ST MARTINS CHURCH, CANTERBURY  By the  Rev Canon Routledge  Continued

well as a gold medal, engraved with the name of Bishop Liudhard, and now deposited in the British Museum.
   A chrismatory, or anpulla, for holding the consecrated oil, was found on the wall-plate, at the last restoration, about forty years ago. It is probably of the fourteenth century.
   The so-called tomb of Queen Bertha is interesting. It can hardly be an Easter tomb, as it is not within the altar-rails. The chamfered slab, covering the sarcophagus, is formed of (perhaps) Portland oolite, a stone certainly rare in Canterbury. It must (if a coffin), from its position in the church, have covered the remains of some distinguished person.
   Let me say, in conclusion, that every detail (which want 

of time has compelled me to sketch thus badly and briefly) is worthy of consideration and reverence, as connected with a church where the functions of religion were "irradiated (in the words of an old chronicler) by the apostolic life and doctrine of St. Augustine, and by an abundance of miracles"; the "Mother-church of England," as it is called by the late Dean Stanley, who loved it well, who illustrated its history by a graphic picturesqueness of detail, and whose name and memory will never be forgotten by all worshippers at St. Martin's who take to heart his lessons, and to whom "the view from this hillside is still one of the most inspiriting that can be found in the world."

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