Choice Notes from "Notes and Queries": History

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Bell and Daldy, 1858 - Folklore - 316 pages

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Page 219 - JAMES, by the grace of God, king of England, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith; and of Scotland the seven and fortieth.
Page 108 - Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
Page 224 - Peters; others also were nominated, but none concluded. Robert Spavin, so soon as dinner was done, took me by the hand, and carried me to the south window : saith he, " These are all mistaken, they have not named the man that did the fact: it was lieutenant-colonel...
Page 17 - Verbs, Irregular and Defective; their leading formations, tenses in use, and dialectic inflexions ; with a copious Appendix, containing Paradigms for conjugation, Rules for formation of tenses, &c. &c. By JS Baird, TCD New Edition, revised.
Page 308 - I am the same man in every respect that I have ever been; I retain the same principles. It is true, that I cannot now curse (smiling) the house of Hanover; nor would it be decent for me to drink King James's health in the wine that King George gives me money to pay for. But, Sir, I think that the pleasure of cursing the house of Hanover, and drinking King James's health, are amply overbalanced by three hundred pounds a year.
Page 16 - Classics, so far as they have been published, will be adopted. These editions have taken their place amongst scholars as valuable contributions to the Classical Literature of this country, and are admitted to be good examples of the judicious and practical nature of English scholarship ; and as the editors have formed their texts from a careful examination of the best editions extant, it is believed that no texts better for general use can be found. The volumes...
Page 122 - The sans-culottes took out the body, which had been embalmed. There was a strong smell of vinegar and camphor. The corpse was beautiful and perfect. The hands and nails were very fine, I moved and bent every finger. I never saw so fine a set of teeth in my life. A young lady, a...
Page 138 - Temple speaks, (/) a sort of people in a condition of downright servitude, used and employed in the most servile works, and belonging, both they, their children and effects, to the lord of the soil, like the rest of the cattle or stock upon it.
Page 5 - Study-Book of Mediaeval Architecture and Art ; being a series of Working Drawings of the Principal Monuments of the Middle Ages, whereof the Plans. Sections, Elevations, and Details, are drawn to Uniform Scales. By TH King, Esq. Architect. The importance and value of this publication will be best shown by an examination of the subjoined list of Churches, which will all be fully illustrated in its pages.
Page 212 - PRIVATE AMOURS OF OLIVER CROMWELL. The subjoined appears to be a carelessly-made transcript of a contemporary MS., the production, probably, of some warm royalist, who may, or may not, have had some grounds for his assertions. At all events, it gives a few curious details, and, in its general outline, agrees singularly with the incidents on which Mrs.

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