The Study of Man

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1898 - 410 pages
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Page 301 - Giver of all things for their sustenance : to the end that, whilst some gratifications are outwardly permitted them, they may the more easily consent to the inward consolations of the grace of God.
Page 260 - Then after an hour, They went to a bower, And played for ale and cakes ; And kisses, too; — Until they were due, The lasses...
Page i - Let it not suffice us to be Book-learned, to read what others have written, and to take upon Trust more Falsehood than Truth ; but let us ourselves examine things as we have opportunity, and converse with Nature as well as Books.
Page 353 - 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 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 Cranium. — The maximum breadth of head, which is usually about the level of the top of the...
Page 378 - What superstitions are attached to the status of widowhood ? (366) Are particular parts of any town or village, or particular sections of any community, entirely occupied in one trade or occupation ? (368) Have they customs and superstitions peculiar to their occupation? (369) Do they intermarry among themselves, and keep aloof from other people ? (373) Have they any processions or festivals ? (422) What parts of the body are...
Page 410 - No student of this most interesting phase of the problems of life can afford to remain in ignorance of the wide range of facts and the suggestive series of interpretations which Professor Loeb has brought together in this volume.
Page 226 - Come now,' as Herodotus would say, ' I will show once more that the mysteries of the Greeks resemble those of Bushmen.' In Lucian's Treatise on Dancing,2 we read, 'I pass over the fact that you cannot find a single ancient mystery in which there is not dancing. ... To prove this I will not mention the secret acts of worship, on account of the uninitiated. But this much all men know, that most people say of those who reveal the mysteries, that they
Page 391 - ... Plot on a map, describe, furnish photographs on sketches, and state the measurements and names (if any) of these, according to the following classification : — • Drift implements. Caves and their contents. Stone circles. Monoliths. Lake dwellings. Camps. Enclosures. Collections of hut circles. Cromlechs. Cairns. Sepulchral chambers. Barrows, describing the form, and distinguishing those which have not been opened. Inscribed stones. Figured stones. Stone crosses. Castra (walled). Earthen camps....
Page 392 - Has any particular form of religious belief been maintained ? Are the people constitutionally averse to change ? What are the dates of the churches and monastic or other ancient buildings or existing remains of former buildings ? Do existing buildings stand on the sites of older ones ? How far back can particular families or family names be traced ? Can any evidence of this be obtained from the manor rolls; from the parish registers ; from the tythingmen's returns ; from guild or corporation records...
Page 375 - Every item of folklore should be collected, consisting of customs, traditions, superstitions, sayings of the people, games, and any superstitions connected with special days, marriages, births, deaths, cultivation of the land, election of local officers, or other events. Each item should be written legibly on a separate piece of paper, and the name, occupation, and age of the person from whom the information is obtained should in all cases be carefully recorded. If a custom or tradition relates to...

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