The Antiquary, Volume 22

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Edward Walford, George Latimer Apperson
E. Stock, 1890

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Page 108 - When the custom of making square gardens enclosed with walls was thus established, to the exclusion of nature and prospect, pomp and solitude combined to call for something that might enrich and enliven the insipid and unanimated partition. Fountains first invented for use, which grandeur loves to disguise and throw out of the question, received embellishments from costly marbles, and at last, to contradict utility, tossed their waste of waters into air in spouting columns. Art, in the hands of rude...
Page 124 - As the older writings are in a different character from that used at the present time, they are not easily deciphered, and require careful examination, even from experts. It is extremely desirable therefore that they should be transcribed, not only to guard against possible loss or injury, but in order to render them more easily and generally accessible to the student.
Page 124 - Report on the Transcription and Publication of Parish Registers, etc. The Congress of Archaeological Societies in 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 Eecords of the United Kingdom.
Page 125 - ... record of fact, however apparently unimportant, such for instance as the names of witnesses, ministers, occupation, etc. It is essential in all cases that an index should be given, and that the Christian names should be given with the surnames. It is believed that many Registers remain unprinted owing to an exaggerated idea of the cost of printing and binding.
Page 123 - PARKER, Esq., FSA, Desborough House, High Wycombe.) Cambridge Antiquarian Society. (NC HARDCASTLE, Esq., LL.D , FSA, Downing College, Cambridge.) Chester Archaeological and Historical Society. (TJ POWELL, Esq., 14, Newgate Street, Chester.) Cornwall, Royal Institution of. (Major PARKYN, FGS, 40, Lemon Street, Truro.) Cumberland and Westmoreland Archaeological and Architectural Society. (T. WILSON, Esq., Aynam Lodge, Kendal.) Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. (ARTHUR Cox, Esq.,...
Page 124 - PUBLICATION. With regard to the publication of Registers, the Committee have carefully considered the question of printing in abbreviated or index form and have come to the conclusion to strongly recommend that the publication should be in full, not only for the reasons given for transcription, but because the extra trouble and expense is so small and the value so very much greater.
Page 106 - The red'ning apple ripens here to gold. Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Page 123 - ... ALFRED NUTT, Esq., 270, Strand, WC) Huguenot Society of London. (REGINALD S. FABER, Esq., MA, 10, Oppidans Road, Primrose Hill, NW) Society for Preserving Memorials of the Dead. (W. VINCENT, Esq., Belle View Rise, Hillesdon Road, Norwich. Berkshire Archaeological Society. (Rev. PH DITCHFIELD. MA, FSA, Athenaeum, Friar Street, Reading.) Birmingham and Midland Institute (Archaeological Section). (ALFRED HAYES, Esq., Birmingham.) Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. (Rev. W. BAZELEY,...
Page 253 - She then remounted her horse, and bidding them prepare their sickles, for in the evening they should cut their barley, she went on her way. And it came to pass as the Saint had foretold. In the evening the barley was ready for the sickle, and while the men were busy reaping, St. Milburga's enemies came up, and asked for news of her. The men replied that she had stayed there at the time of the sowing of that barley, and they went away baffled. But when they came to hear that the barley which was sown...

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