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Review: Words & places: illustrations of history, ethnology & geographyUser Review - Bill Kerwin - Goodreads
This book tells you more than you ever wanted to know about place names--particularly English place names--but it is charming because its author Isaac Taylor, a Victorian clergyman, is so enthusiastic ... Read full review
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Adelung ancient name Anglo-Saxon Arabic bears the name Burg Buttmann Cape Celtic names Celts century Cham coast colony conquest Cornwall corruption Cumberland Cymric Danes Danish denote derived Deut Devon Diefenbach Diez district Domesday Dorset England English English Commonwealth Erse Essays Essex Ethnology Etym etymology Europe forest Forstemann France French Gadhelic Gaelic German Gough's Camden Greek Grimm hill Hist History Iceland island Isle Italian Italy Kemble Kent Kings Lancashire land language Lappenberg Latham Latin Lincolnshire Lond London Lorr means Miiller Mone mountain Movers neighbourhood Norfolk Normandy Norse names North Northmen Norwegian Nthld Orig original Ortsnamen Palgrave Patronymics Philolog Phoenician Pictet Picts Pott probably race river river-names Roman Rome root Saints Sanskrit Scandinavian Sclavonic Scotland settlement Spain Spanish Street Suevi suffix Suffolk supra Sussex takes its name Teutonic town tribes valley village Wales Welsh word Yorkshire Zeuss
Page 98 - And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter: which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.
Page 26 - ... two great stones were brought before Powhatan: then as many as could...
Page 23 - Reiterating the same speech, well beseeming a souldier, resolute in Jesus Christ, as I can testifie he was. The same Monday night, about twelve of the clocke, or not long after, the Frigat being ahead of us in the Golden Hinde, suddenly her lights were out, whereof as it were in a moment we lost the sight, and withall our watch cryed, the Generall was cast away, which was too true. For in that moment, the Frigat was devoured and swallowed up of the Sea.
Page xxvi - Sketch-Book of Popular Geology : Being a Series of Lectures delivered before the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh. With an Introductory Preface, giving a Resume of the Progress of Geological Science within the last Two Years.
Page 7 - He has also spoken of this; and will give him seven feet of English ground, or as much more as he may be taller than other men.
Page 430 - The leaves thereof being dried and brought into pouder, they use to take the fume or smoake thereof, by sucking it thorow pipes made of clay, into their stomacke and head...
Page 40 - The knowledge of the history and the migrations of such tribes must be recovered from the study of the names of the places which they once inhabited, but which now know them no more—from the names of the hills which they fortified, of the rivers by which they dwelt, of the distant mountains upon which they gazed. As an eloquent writer has observed, " Mountains and rivers still murmur the voices of nations long denationalized or extirpated.
Page 125 - Nullas Germanorum populis urbes habitari, satis notum est : ne pati quidem inter se junctas sedes. Colunt discreti ac diversi, ut fons, ut campus, ut nemus placuit. Vicos locant, non in nostrum morem, connexis et cohaerentibus aedificiis : suam quisque domum spatio circumdat, sive adversus casus ignis remedium, sive inscitia aedificandi.
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