The Archaeological Journal

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Longman, Rrown [sic] Green, and Longman, 1849
 

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Сторінка 134 - And because they have been used to slaughter many oxen in the sacrifices to devils, some solemnity must be exchanged for them on this account, so that on the day of the dedication, or the nativities of the holy martyrs, whose relics are there deposited, they may build themselves huts of the boughs of trees about those churches which have been turned to that use from temples, and celebrate the solemnity with religious feasting and no more offer beasts to the devil, but kill cattle to the praise of...
Сторінка 241 - Sunday, from time immemorial, in the following manner : " The whip is taken every Palm Sunday by a man from Broughton to the parish of Caistor, who, while the minister is reading the first lesson, cracks it three distinct times in the church porch, then folds it neatly up, and retires to a seat. At the commencement of the second lesson, he approaches the minister, and kneeling opposite to him with the whip in his hand, and a purse at the end of it, held perpendicularly over his head, waves it thrice,...
Сторінка 101 - The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from 6 to 8 feet in height ; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly 16 feet below the present surface. The upright posts were held together by connecting cross-beams, and [said to be] fastened by large iron nails; parts of a second upper tier of posts were likewise found resting on the lower ones.
Сторінка 234 - ... feet thick, and over that a coat of verdant turf. In the course of our search were discovered, towards the middle of the tumulus, several urns made of sun-burnt clay, of a reddish colour on the outside, black within, being stained with the ashes they contained. Each was placed with the mouth downwards on a flat stone ; above each was another, to preserve them from being broken by the weight above. Mixed with the loose stones were numerous fragments of bones, such as parts of the thigh bones,...
Сторінка 129 - I have seen about half-a-dozen skulls found in different parts of England, in situations which rendered it highly probable that they belonged to ancient Britons, All these partook of one striking characteristic, viz., a remarkable narrowness of the forehead compared with the occiput, giving a very small space to the anterior lobes of the brain, and allowing room for a large development of the posterior lobes.
Сторінка 238 - The report of this discovery soon went abroad, and came to the ears of the parson of the parish, and another neighbouring clergyman, both fond of, and conversant in, Welsh antiquities, who were immediately reminded of a passage in one of the early Welsh romances, called the Mabinogum (or juvenile tales), the same that is quoted in Dr.
Сторінка 147 - Nos concessiones et confirmacionem predictas ratas habentes et gratas eas pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est...
Сторінка 91 - The amount of information conveyed in moderate compass, and at a most trifling cost, renders this collection of examples of Costume, of Decorative Design, and of Heraldry, highly acceptable. The minute and faithful exactness with which the smallest details are reproduced is a most valuable quality in these portraitures ; their variety is striking : selected, in a great part; from Memorials ii.
Сторінка 310 - A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE. Large 8vo., 14s. The principal design of this work is to trace the progress of the Art of Architecture from the earliest periods, and to illustrate, with as little technicality as possible, the general principles of the successive styles, and the connection of each with the general history of the nation and epoch to which it belongs.
Сторінка 238 - Anglesea, having occasion for stones, to make some addition to his farm-buildings, and having observed a stone or two peeping through the turf of a circular elevation on a flat not far from the river, was induced to examine it, where, after paring off the turf, he came to a considerable heap of stones, or...

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