Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire for the Year ..., Volume 47
Pedigrees and arms of various families of Lancashire and Cheshire are included in many of the volumes.
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Page 192 - In every parish was a church-house, to which belonged spits, crocks, and other utensils for dressing provisions. Here the housekeepers met. The young people were there too, and had dancing, bowling, shooting at butts, &c. the ancients sitting gravely by, and looking on.
Page 16 - It is believed that most of the words — as distinguished from their pronunciation — in use have been recorded in the publications of the English Dialect Society or elsewhere. But it is better to record them again than to leave them unrecorded. Nor should it be forgotten in this connection that a word of ten bears a different shade of meaning in one place from what it bears in another. In recording any words, care should therefore be taken to seize not only the exact sound, but the exact signification,...
Page 271 - ... the year 1891. By this means it will be seen that the year 1891 is treated as the commencing year for the Index and that all transactions published in and since that year will find their place in the series. To make...
Page 9 - A list of test words (of English origin) is given at p. 42 of Skeat's ' Primer of English Etymology,' published by the Oxford Press at Is. 6d. 7. The task of collecting words which seem to be peculiarly dialectal...
Page 10 - Types of fibulas and other ornaments. Coins. Implements and weapons, stone, bronze, or iron. Other antiquities. A list of place-names within the area. No modern names required. Special note should be made of British, Roman, and Saxon interments occurring in the same field, and other signs of successive occupation. Reference should be made to the article ' Archaeology ' in ' Notes and Queries on Anthropology,
Page 1 - For this the subject should be seated on a low stool or bench, having behind it a graduated rod or tape with its zero level with the seat ; he should sit perfectly erect, with his back well in against the scale. Then proceed as in measuring the height standing. The square should be employed here also if the tape against a wall is used. Length of Cranium. — Measured with callipers from the most prominent part of the projection between the eyebrows (glabella) to the most distant point at the back...
Page 138 - ... whereas public sports do not well agree with public calamities, nor public stage-plays with the seasons of humiliation, this being an exercise of sad and pious solemnity, and the other being spectacles of pleasure, too commonly expressing lascivious mirth and levity...
Page 15 - Other works remain to be searched ; and it is probable that a good deal more may be found already in print, if some who are interested in the antiquities of the country will undertake the not very arduous, but very necessary, labour of collection. When all is gathered, however, it will only be a small part of what must have existed at no distant date — if not of what still exists, awaiting diligent inquiry among living men and women. How to set about the inquiry is a question that must be left...
Page 30 - An act for appointing Commissioners to inquire of the Estates of certain Traitors, and of Popish Recusants, and of Estates given to Superstitious Uses in order to raise money out of them severally for the use of the publick...
Page 144 - Magnalia Dei. A Relation Of some of the many Remarkable Passages in Cheshire Before the Siege of Namptwich, during the Continuance of it: And at the happy raising of it by the victorious Gentlemen Sir Tho. Fairfax and Sir William Brereton.