Tradesmen's Tokens Current in London and Its Vicinity Between the Years 1648 and 1672: Described from the Originals in the British Museum, and in Several Private Collections

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Page iii - And fill'd their sign-posts then, like Wellesley now; Each in their turn like Banquo's monarchs stalk, Followers of fame, 'nine farrow' of that sow: France, too, had Buonaparte and Dumourier Recorded in the Moniteur and Courier.
Page 257 - Chansons de Geste, or Historical Romances of the Middle Ages. IV. On Proverbs and Popular Sayings. V. On the Anglo-Latin Poets of the Twelfth Century. VI. Abelard and the Scholastic Philosophy. VII. On Dr. Grimm's German Mythology. VIII. On the National Fairy Mythology of England. IX. On the Popular Superstitions of Modern Greece.
Page 255 - One of the first wants of an incipient Antiquary is the facility of comparison : and here it is furnished him at one glance. The plates, indeed, form the most valuable part of the book, both by their number and the judicious selection of types and examples which they contain. It is a book which we can, on this account, safely and warmly recommend to all who are interested in the antiquities of their native land."— Literary Gazette.
Page 257 - Dramatists, Theologians, and other authors, whose works abound with allusions, of which explanations are not to be found in ordinary Dictionaries and books of reference. Most of the principal Archaisms are illustrated by examples selected from early inedited MSS.
Page 52 - Finsbury archers, and under the sign was the following inscription : — " Ye archers bold and yeomen good, Stop and drink with Robin Hood ; If Robin Hood is not at home, Stop and drink with Little John.

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