A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 1

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John Walker
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811 - Gentleman's magazine (London, England)
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The Testimony of Clement Maydestone that
On Burial Garlands Page
Saxon Idols worshipped in England whence the names of our days are derived
Ancient Inscriptions XXX The Picts Wall described XXXII On the Custom of Swearing in Discourse
On the Origin of Tradesmens Tokens
Letter from Mr AMES Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries in London to Dr BEVIS in which were inclosed some ancient dates found in the pullin...
On the Origin and Introduction of the Violin
On the Country Dance
Ancient Custom of Shepherds
On the Causes of Dryness in Dead Bodies
On Bishop FISHERS Grave
On the first Introduction of Pointing
On the Ancient Custom of burning the Dead XLIF On Honour due to the Wives of Prelates XLIII On the Ægyptian Lotus XLIV On the Temples of t...
Description of the first Theatre at Athens
Description of the Amphitheatre at Nismes
On the Date of a Book said to have been printed in 1454
Vindication of the Honour of Yeomanry
On the word BUMPER Grace Cups
On the word CULPRIT
Stone Coffin discovered at Litchfield
On the existence of Gold Coin previous to
without Invitations
Account of several British Antiquities found
Account of the ancient Palaces and Houses
Artifice of the Thong in founding Cities and Castles exploded
Account of the burning and rebuilding of the Church at Canterbury in the year 1174
Conjectures as to the time of dividing Parishes
On Sirnames
Origin of the word LADY
St BLASE the Patron of Woolcombers

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Page 165 - And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.
Page 445 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply, And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?
Page 412 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 168 - To him the porter openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice : and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him : for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him : for they know not the voice of strangers.
Page 46 - ... it is accorded, that if any other case supposed treason which is not above specified, doth happen before any justices, the justices shall tarry without any going to judgment of the treason, till the cause be shewed and declared before the King and his parliament, whether it ought to be judged treason or other felony.
Page 245 - I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent : in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it : and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar : and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing ; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
Page 417 - And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.
Page 349 - ... leaves resume their verdure again ; which, if we mistake not, we have also observed in furze. Whether the planting of yew in churchyards hold not its original from ancient funeral rites, or as an emblem of resurrection, from its perpetual verdure, may also admit conjecture.
Page 372 - ... a play and declaration of divers storyes of the Bible, beginning with the creation and fall of Lucifer, and ending with the generall judgment of the world, to be declared and played in the Whitsome weeke, was devised and made by one Sr.
Page 246 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree...

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