Archaeologia Cambrensis

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W. Pickering, 1912

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Page 356 - Wales, containing the most wonderful and most fearful accidents of the great overflowing of waters in the saide Countye, Drowning infinite numbers of Cattell of all kinds, as Sheepe, Oxen, Kine, and Horses, with others, together with the losse of many men, women and children and the submersion of XXVI. Parishes in January, 1607 (rude woodcut follows). London Printed for WW, and are to be solde in Paul's Churchyarde, at the signe of the Greyhound.
Page 342 - ... Charters of Burghs and illustrative Extracts from contemporary local Records will be given, as far as may be considered desirable. The Extracts from the Records of each Burgh will, as far as the Committee consider expedient, be issued separately, and without adhering to any prescribed order.
Page 378 - I have a kindness for my Lord Portland, which he has deserved of me by long and faithful services ; but I should not have given him these lands if I had imagined the House of Commons could have been concerned. I will therefore recall the grant, and find some other way of shewing my favour to him.
Page 325 - For many a petty king ere Arthur came Ruled in this isle, and ever waging war Each upon other, wasted all the land ; And still from time to time the heathen host Swarm'd overseas, and harried what was left. And so there grew great tracts of wilderness, Wherein the beast was ever more and more, But man was less and less, till Arthur came.
Page 398 - The first storey was on the surface of the ground, where were cellars and granaries, and great boxes, tuns, casks, and other domestic utensils. In the storey above were the dwelling and common living rooms of the residents, in which were the larders, the rooms of the bakers and butlers, and the great chamber in which the lord and his wife slept. Adjoining this was a private room, the dormitory of the waiting maids and children. In the inner part of the great chamber was a certain private room, where...
Page 406 - By EDWARD GREENLY, FGS ~|)AMSAY'S view of the Strait as a glacial furrow was in the main JAi accepted ; but it was shown, from the general glacial phenomena and from soundings, that the middle reach of the Strait cannot be explained in that way. Evidence was adduced to show that this reach was excavated by glacial waters during the recession of the ice at a time when the mutual relations of the ice of the mountain-land and of the sea-basin admitted of the accumulation of a temporary lake.
Page 66 - But, as his plans were not matured, he had no fleet. The skill and resolution of the general accomplished the passage. With some picked men of the auxiliaries, disencumbered of all baggage, who knew the shallows and had that national experience in swimming which enables the Britons to take care not only of themselves but of their arms and horses, he delivered so unexpected an attack that the astonished enemy who were looking for a fleet, a naval armament, and an assault by sea, thought that to such...
Page 398 - In the inner part of the great chamber was a certain private room, where at early dawn or in the evening or during sickness or at time of blood-letting, or for warming the maids and weaned children, they used to have a fire. . . . In the upper storey of the house were garret rooms, in which on the one side the sons (when they wished it), on the other side the daughters (because they were obliged), of the lord of the house used to sleep. In this storey also the watchmen and the servants appointed...
Page 355 - The Excursion Down the Wye, edition of 1799, where he says: — "I printed in the year 1795 an account of some of the writers on the river Wye, which I intended prefacing with notices of
Page 360 - Street, the spot formerly having been denoted by a small flat slab, so that a stranger unaided would have looked in vain to find it, until some few years ago (and to their praise be it said) some of Monmouth 's sons erected over their deceased worthy a more becoming tomb of Forest stone.

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