Cumberland & Westmorland, Ancient and Modern: The People, Dialect, Superstitions and Customs

Whittaker and Company, 1857 - 171 sider

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Side 16 - in which an urn is often placed. The author is possessed of one, discovered beneath an immense cairn at Roughlee, in Liddesdale. It is of the most barbarous construction; the middle of the substance alone having been subjected to the fire, over which, when hardened, the artist had laid an inner and outer coat of unbaked clay, etched with some very rude ornaments.
Side 31 - The system of Druidism is thought to have been formed in Britain, and from thence carried over into Gaul; and now those who wish to be more accurately versed in it, for the most part go thither
Side 128 - adds: I speke of many hundred yeres ago, But now can no man see none elves mo. In
Side 1 - die ältesten und dauerndsten Denkmäler, erzählt eine längst vergangene Nation gleichsam selbst ihre eigenen Schicksale, und es fragt sich nur, ob ihre Stimme uns noch verständlich bleibt.
Side 73 - In the early part of the (Icelandic) commonwealth, when a man was suspected of theft, a kind of tribunal composed of twelve persons named by him, and twelve by the person whose goods had been stolen, was instituted before the door of his dwelling, and hence called a door-doom; but as this manner of proceeding generally ended in bloodshed, it was abolished.'
Side 132 - the neighbouring villages to assemble at this well early in the afternoon of the second Sunday in May, and there to join in a variety of rural sports. It was the village wake,
Side 152 - a pace-egging, I hope you'll prove kind, I hope you'll prove kind with your eggs and strong beer, And we'll come no more nigh you until the next year.
Side 128 - in the uncultivated wilds of Northumberland, but even there I could only meet with a man who said that he had seen one that had seen fairies.
Side 106 - is the only other remains of fireworship in these counties. It was once an annual observance, and is still occasionally employed in the dales and some other localities (according to the import of the name, cattle-fire)
Side 15 - draw. It is supported by three large rude pillars about eight feet high; but there are also five others which are of no use at present, as not being high enough

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