Archaeologia Cambrensis

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W. Pickering, 1868 - Wales

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Page 340 - It is with great regret that we have to record the death of seven of our members, namely, Henry Brown, of Daisy Hill, Bradford; James Brown, Rossington; J.
Page 392 - It was on Cromla's shaggy side that Dorglass had placed the deer, h the early fortune of the chase, before the heroes left the hill. A hundred youths collect the heath ; ten warriors wake the fire ; three hundred chuse the polished stones. The feast is smoking wide ! Cuthullin, chief of Erin's war, resumed his mighty soul.
Page 140 - Bragen, by way of mortgage, to say yearly to yc churchwardens and overseers of ye poore 3 10s., to be dealt to ye poor 40. TITLE PAGE OF PARISH REGISTER. The book of the Parish Church of Dilwyn, in the county of Hereford, procured by statute to write the names as well of those who for these forty years now past, that is to say, from the beginning of the reign of the most gracious Queen Elizabeth were either baptised, or married, or heretofore received the benefit of ecclesiastical burial, as...
Page 183 - GAM.* (See next page.) Morgan Gam was the very active representative of the lords of Avene, or Aberavan, towards the close of the twelfth and the commencement of the thirteenth century. Some account of his family and of himself has already appeared in this Journal. No record of the Abbey of Margam would be complete without honourable mention of these lords, the leading Welsh family of their time in Glamorgan, and the local protectors of, and liberal benefactors to, the religious community. XXXII.
Page 85 - ... alleged of St. David is, that at the anti-Pelagian synod he restored a child to life, ordered it to spread a napkin under his feet, and made an oration ; that a snow white dove descended from heaven and sat on his shoulders ; and that the ground whereon he stood rose under him till it became a hill, " on the top of which hill a church was afterwards built, which remains to this day.
Page 138 - And he gives sketches of a stool with " leather or cloth " top, exactly similar to the modern camp stool, showing it when opened and when closed. Then Symonds describes " a water wheele six feet in diameter, six spokes, and about four inches thick." A sketch of the wheel is given, with the trough to convey the water. " This," proceeds the Captain, " will turne spitts, two chernes, and beate in a morter.
Page 283 - ... for funereal uses, presenting also in their form or their decoration features specially significant or symbolical in connection with the hallowed purposes of funeral rites. Mr. Birch has stated his opinion that urns found in Celtic barrows are properly sepulchral in intention. The paste, he remarks, consists of the clay found on the spot prepared without irrigation, consequently coarse, and sometimes mixed with small pebbles, which appear to have been added to hold it compactly together.
Page 212 - It is available for any number of bells, and lately it has been fixed at Worcester Cathedral, for chiming the twelve bells for the daily services. It brings all the bells under control to any point in the church, when they may be chimed with perfect ease by one man or boy. Being independent of the belfry, it interferes in no way with the ringers when a peal is to be rung. The chiming gear being distinct from the clappers, it does away with the practice which is so common, but so destructive, of '...
Page 405 - Eiver about 120 yards of clear water ; current about two miles per hour. Found quantities of natron on the marshy ground bordering the river. Had a turkey for dinner, a " cadeau " from Koorshid Aga, and, as a great wonder, the kisras (a sort of brown pancake in lieu of bread) were free from sand. I must have swallowed a good-sized millstone since I have been in Africa, in the shape of grit rubbed from the moorhaka, or grinding-stone. The moorhaka, when new, is a large flat stone, weighing about forty...
Page 177 - ... cromlech destroyed by Fenton, and of which only some small fragments remain. The line of stones is parallel to the narrow road, and if continued would pass within a few paces of the ruined cromlech. Here, as at Rhos-y-beddau, the name points to the character of the monument ; for experience has shewn that local names of this kind in Wales, handed down from time immemorial, may be generally depended on. Local tradition, however, adds an account of a desperate battle fought on the spot, among the...

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