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Page 76 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake ; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog...
Page 391 - ... in no way implies any exact chronology,' declared Evans, 'far less one applicable to all countries of Europe alike, but it is to be regarded as significant of a succession of different stages of civilisation.'1 'The Stone period is regarded by many as a mere measure of time . . . ', wrote Stevens : 'It cannot, however, be too often repeated that the Stone Period, as a whole, does not afford a measure of time. The Stone Period is a thing of the present as well as of the past, it exists to-day...
Page 402 - An inspection of the geographical distribution of art and knowledge among mankind, seems to give some grounds for the belief that the history of the lower races, as of the higher, is not the history of a course of degeneration, or even of equal oscillations to and fro, but of a movement which, in spite of frequent stops and relapses, has on the whole been forward ; that there has been from age to age a growth in Man's power over Nature, which no degrading influences have been able permanently to...
Page 139 - Abbot and his brethren would have recourse to the pious fraud of inventing a charter for the purpose of protecting property which, however lawfully acquired and honestly enjoyed, was like to be wrested from them by the captious niceties of the Norman jurisprudence or the greedy tyranny of the Norman sword.
Page 301 - AEVI SAXONICI : or an Alphabetical List of the Heads of Religious Houses in England previous to the Norman Conquest, to which is prefixed a Chronological Catalogue of Contemporary Foundations. By WALTER DE GRAY BIRCH.
Page 131 - Behind the principal altar there is a fine flight of seven lofty steps of white and coloured marbles, the wall of the apse being faced with exquisite mosaics of that rare and peculiar description wherein the various coloured marbles are intermixed with blue opaque glass and mother o
Page 346 - ... of the former, by which it would seem that an intermediate pillar at least had been removed. In a parallel line to the north are two others remaining erect, the one from the other distant about 52 paces, nearly one- fourth of the greatest space on the opposite line. The area between is 93 paces, in the midway of which, at the eastern extremity, stands the Cromlech.
Page 245 - ... forme as ye may here see, and is not wreton with penne and ynke as other bokes ben, to thende that every man may have them...
Page 395 - ... of some mountain which has covered the plain, with rocks of every dimension. But it is not this accumulation of ice drifts in the Rhine which is of itself the cause of danger ; it is, on the contrary, the debacle or breaking up which is often productive of calamitous consequences. When this debacle commences in the upper part of the river, above the point where the latter is completely frozen, the masses of ice, drifting with the current and unable to pass, are hurled upon those already soldered...