The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine, Volumes 27-28

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Edward Hungerford Goddard
H. Bull, 1894
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Page 5 - Whence come the Stork and the Turtle, the Crane and the Swallow, when they know and observe the appointed time of their coming...
Page 170 - Hiseland, a veteran if ever soldier was, who merited well a pension if long service be a merit, having served upwards of the days of man ; ancient but not superannuated.
Page 278 - ... refocussed. In regulating the height of the head it is tedious and clumsy to arrange the proper blocks on the seat by trial. The simpler plan is to make the sitter first take his place on a separate seat with its back to the •wall, having previously marked on the wall, at heights corresponding to those of the various heights of head, the numbers of the blocks that should be used in each case. The appropriate number for the sitter is noted, and the proper blocks are placed on the chair with...
Page 278 - Types of fibulae 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 108 - Societies iu union with the Society of Antiquaries desires to call the attention of the public and especially of those interested in antiquarian research, to the extreme importance of duly preserving and rendering accessible the Registers and other Parish Records of the United Kingdom. These contain matter of the greatest value not only to the genealogist, but also to the student of local history, and through these to the general historian...
Page 278 - If the sound of j in just is meant, Sweet's symbol should be used. On the whole it is far better to use no modifications at all. Sweet's symbols are no more difficult to use than any others after a very brief practice, such as every observer of phonetics must necessarily go through.
Page 278 - The same law, however, does not apply to every species of tradition. Some species fall within the lines of the popular imagination ; and it is then not a distorting but a conservative force. The essential identity of so many stories, customs and superstitions throughout the world is a sufficient proof of this, on which I have no space to dwell. But their essential identity is overlaid with external differences due to local surroundings, racial peculiarities, higher or lower planes of civilisation....
Page 304 - Never laugh at your friend's superstitions — not even if he laugh at them himself ; for he will not open his heart to you if he suspect you of despising them. There is one other division of the schedule to which I have not yet referred. The Dialect is perishing as rapidly as the folklore ; it is being overwhelmed by the same foes. Peculiarities of dialect are due partly to physical, partly to mental, causes. From either point of view they are of interest to the investigator of antiquities. Hence...
Page 278 - Cranium.—Measured with callipers from the most prominent part of the projection between the eyebrows (glabella) to the most distant point at the back of the head in the middle line. Care should be taken to keep the end of the callipers steady on the glabella by holding it there with the fingers, while the other extremity is searching for the maximum projection of the head behind. Breadth of...

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