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"The neighbourhood of Banbury is equally rich in British, Roman, Saxon, Norman, and English Antiquities, of all which Mr. Beesley has given regularly cleared accounts. Banbury holds an important place in the history of the Parliamentary War of the 17th Century, and was the scene of the great Battle of Edghill, and of the important fight of Cropsedy Bridge. Relating to the events of that period, the author has collected a great body of local information of the most interesting kind. By no means the least valuable part of Mr. Beesley's work, is his account of the numerous interesting early churches, which characterize the Banbury district."-The Archæologist.
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"Vether it's worth while goin' through so much, to learn so little, as the Charity-boy said ven he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o' taste, I rayther think it isn't," Quoth Old Weller. 3 HERTFORDSHIRE FAMILIES-BERRY'S Pedigrees and Arms of Families in the County of Hertford, folio, bds. only 150 printed, £3. 108-REDUCED TO £1. 58 4 AN ESSAY on the Archæology of our Popular Phrases and Nursery Rhymes, by H. B. KER, 2 vols. 12mo. new cloth, 48 (pub. at 128)
A work which has met with great abuse among the Reviewers, but those who are fond of Philological pursuits, will read it now it is to be had at so very moderate a price, and it really contains a good deal of gossiping matter. The author's attempt is to explain every thing from the Dutch, which he believes was the same language as the AngloSaxon.
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8 WHO was Jack Wilson, the Singer of Shakspeare's Stage? An attempt to prove the identity of this person with John Wilson, Dr. of Music, in the University of Oxford, A.D. 1644. By E. F. RIMBAULT, LL.D., F.S.A., 8vo. sewed, 1s 9 A DICTIONARY of Archaic and Provincial words, Obsolete Phrases, &c. from the reign of Edward I.; including those which occur in the works of Chaucer, Gower, Lydgate, Shakspeare, and their Contemporaries; forming a complete Key for the reader of the works of our Ancient Poets, Dramatists, and other Authors, whose works abound with allusions of which explanations are not to be found in ordinary dictionaries and books of reference. By J. O. HALLIWELL, F.R.S &c. 8vo. Vol. I. containing 480 pages, closely printed in double columns, cloth, £1. 1s (to be completed in 2 vols.)
"It forms a most comprehensive glossary to all our old English writers, from the beginning of the fourteenth century to the time of the Stuarts, including the earlier chroniclers, the writings of Wycliffe, and a long range of poets, from Piers Ploughman, Chaucer, Gower, Lydgate, &c. to Spenser and his contemporaries, with Shakspeare and the dramatists of that age. Most of the words of the Dictionary are iilustrated by examples, selected not only from printed authorities, but from the numerous early English MSS. scattered through public and private libraries, and these are extremely numerous and valuable. In addition to the obsolete portion of our language, this work may be said to be a complete dictionary of the local dialects of the present day, and is one which will be an acceptable addition to every library."
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12 CALEDONIA ROMANA; a Descriptive Account
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Inhabitants in the First Century of the Christian Era: and by
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Roman occupation of North Britain. By ROBERT STUART,
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13 ESSAYS on Subjects connected with the Literature,
CONTENTS:-Essay I. Anglo Saxon Poetry. II. Anglo Norman
14 WRIGHT'S (T.) ST. PATRICK'S PURGATORY, an
A very curious and amusing book.
15 ELEMENTS of Naval Architecture, being a Trans-