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AMONG SOME

ENGLISH ANTIQUITIES.

BY

LLEWELLYNN JEWITT, F.S.A., ETC.,

EDITOR OF
“ THE RELIQUARY ARCHÆOLOGICAL JOURNAL AND REVIEW,

AUTHOR OF “GRAVE MOUNDS AND THEIR CONTENTS,"
“THE CERAMIC ART IN GREAT BRITAIN," “LIFE OF JOSIAH WEDGWOOD,”

“LIFE OF WILLIAM HUTTON," ETC.

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LONDON:
HARDWICKE AND BOGUE, 192, PICCADILLY.

1877.

(All rights reserved.)

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TO MY DEAR FRIEND,

AND

ZEALOUS CO-LABOURER IN THE FIELD OF ARCHÆOLOGY,

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INTRODUCTION.

In preparing this little manual I have endeavoured so to popularize the subjects treated upon in its several chapters as to prevent them becoming “dry” or wearisome to the reader. While thus endeavouring to make them acceptable to the younger student, however, my object has been to impart such a tone to the “half-hours ” as will make the volume acceptable to those of more matured study, to whom it may, I trust, serve as a text-book for occasional reference.

As a study, that of antiquities yields to no other in fascination, in interest, in importance, and in value; and it is impossible to give it too much encouragement. It has been well remarked, and may be accepted as a truism, that “he who would comprehend the present and divine the future must take his lessons from the past;” and therefore it is well by every means in one's power to foster

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