The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Volume 4
Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1858 - Archaeology
Includes proceedings of the annual general meetings of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
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Page 205 - What are the hopes of man? Old Egypt's King Cheops erected the first pyramid And largest, thinking it was just the thing To keep his memory whole, and mummy hid: But somebody or other rummaging, Burglariously broke his coffin's lid: Let not a monument give you or me hopes, Since not a pinch of dust remains of Cheops.
Page 143 - A Catalogue of the Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen that have compounded for their Estates.
Page 92 - The course of true love never did run smooth : But either it was different in blood ; Or else misgraffed, in respect of years ; Or else it stood upon the choice of friends : Or if there were a sympathy in choice, "War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it...
Page 86 - He was a shiftless person, roving and magotieheaded, and sometimes little better than erased. And being exceedingly credulous, would stuff his many letters sent to AW with folliries and misinformations, which would somtimes guid him into the paths of errour.
Page 326 - It will be seen that the Wansdike bends to the south, as if to avoid Avebury, and approaches close to, but does not include Bath. It seems reasonable to infer, that when the line of demarcation was drawn, the Dobuni insisted on the retention of their ancient temple, and of their hot baths ; and if this inference be a just one, another and a more important one seems naturally to follow. Assuming that...
Page 323 - In regard to the natural history of these atones," says Stukeley., " the whole country hereabouts is a solid body of chalk, covered with a most delicate turf. As this chalky matter hardened at creation, it spewed out the most solid body of the stones, of greater specific gravity than itself; and, assisted by the centrifuge power, owing to the rotation of the globe upon its axis, threw them upon its surface, where they now lie.
Page 128 - Gigantic Elephants, of nearly twice the bulk of the largest individuals that now exist in Ceylon and Africa, roamed here in herds, if we may judge from the abundance of their remains. Two-horned Rhinoceroses of at least two species forced their way through the ancient forests, or wallowed in the swamps. The lakes and rivers were tenanted by Hippopotamuses as bulky and with as formidable tusks as those of Africa.
Page 50 - He would say that he hath told threescore and ten; though of nuns there were not so many, but in all, with lay-sisters, as widows, old maids, and young girls, there might be such a number. This was a fine way of breeding up young women, who are led more by example than precept ; and a good retirement for widows and grave single women, to a civil, virtuous, and holy life.