Older England; Illustrated By The Anglo-saxon Antiquities In The British Museum In A Course Of Six…

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byJ. Frederick Hodgetts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VI. BEADS, GLASSES, DRINKING-vESSELS, ETC. The consideration of these interesting relics, the preservation of which we owe to the labour, learning, skill and judgment of the gentlemen attached to this department of the public service, have led us insensibly from themselves to our fathers who owned them; and it has been my endeavour to accompany you on the road pointed out by these remains, back into the far-away past, to show you that, allowing for some changes wrought by time, what those people were who wore these things we are still, and what we are they were. We have had on this, to me, most pleasant journey occasion to see that the Anglo-Saxon race is the English race. As in our language more than two-thirds of the words we use are Saxon, and the remainder foreign expressions which will with time die out, so in the habits hinted at by these arms and ornaments we have traced nearly all of those elements in the national character which raise us above other nations to the so-called Anglo-Saxon stock. I have now, in this my concluding lecture, to point out to you many objects of intense interest to us, as heirs to this property. We have already seen that the ladies of the AngloSaxon period were particular in their attire; that although they did not seek to attract admiration by too great a display of their dress and adornments (being most carefully draped, in delightful harmony with the feelings of modesty and self-respect transmitted through more than twelve centuries uninjured to their daughters), they were yet women, and had a peculiar tact in the choice of their ornaments, which appeals even now from the tomb, and draws us to them again. I have already told you that the necklace, although not the exclusive adornment of women, was more often fo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... LECTURE VI. BEADS, GLASSES, DRINKING-vESSELS, ETC. The consideration of these interesting relics, the preservation of which we...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217263755

ISBN - 13:9780217263757

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