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Cumberland Westmorland, Ancient and Modern: The People, Dialect ...
Ingen forhåndsvisning - 2015
Ambleside amongst ancient Angle appears Baal ballad belong Beltain Blencogo boggle bone-fires Britain Bronze age burial-place cairn called Cambro-Celts Castle Celtiberians Celtic Celts century Christian colonised connexion Cornwall Cumberland Cumberland and Westmorland Cumbrian dialect Cumwhitton custom Danes Danish Denmark district doubt Eamont Edenhall England English euphonic Europe evidence existence fairies fell fire fireworship former German giants Gothic graves Hiberno-Celtic hill Iberian inhabitants Ireland Irish Irish language island Kendal kind Kirkby Kirkby Stephen Kirkby Thore Lancashire land language late Latin latter Luck of Edenhall means mixed modern monument mountain mythology names of places neighbourhood night Norse observed once origin orthography peculiar Penrith period person pond present probably pronunciation race remains remarkable river Roman Saxon says Scandinavian Silures Stone age story superstition supposed Tatar town traces tradition tribes Ullswater village vowel Wales Welsh Westmorland whilst witch words Worsaae
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 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)