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

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811
 

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Pag XXIII On Burial Garlands
134
Saxon Idols worshipped in England whence the names of our days are derived
137
Human Bones found filled with Lead
138
XXVL The ancient Custom of Dunmow
140
Methods of Embalming
142
Long Meg and her Daughter
143
Ancient Inscriptions 144
144
The Picts Wall described 145
146
Explanation of the word Brandons
149
On the Custom of Swearing in Discourse
158
On the Origin of Tradesmens Tokens 100
160
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 pulling d...
162
On the Origin and Introduction of the Violin 115
165
On the Country Dance
167
Ancient Custom of Shepherds
168
On the Causes of Dryness in Dead Bodies
171
On Bishop Fishers Grave
174
On the first Introduction of Pointing
178
On the Ancient Custom of burning the Dead 182 XLII On Honour due to the Wives of Prelates
185
XLin On the Egyptian Lotus
186
On the Temples of the Ancients
190
Description of the first Theatre at Athens
201
Description of the Amphitheatre at Nismes
206
On the Date of a Book said to have been printed in 1454
209
Vindication of the Honour of Yeomanry
212
On the word Bumper Grace Cups
216
On the word Culprit
218
Stone Coffin discovered at Litchfield
220
without Invitations
240
Account of several British Antiquities found
247
LXVIIL On the ancient manner of taking refuge for Murder or Felony in the Cinque Ports
270
Artifice of the Thong in founding Cities and Castles exploded
271
Account of the burning and rebuilding of the Church at Canterbury in the year 117+
273
Conjectures as tothe time of dividing Parishes
282
On Sirnaraes 28+ LXXIII Origin of the word Lady
295
St Blase the Patron of Woolcombers
304
The Antiquity of the Woollen Manufacture in England
329
Historical Account of the Abbey of Evesham
334
Curious Questions answered by T Row
344
Yewtrees in Churchyards their probable Use
346
LXXXLX Curious Specimen of early Printing
352
Stone in the Coronation Chair
354
Ailes in Cornish Churches
358
Monastic Registers of Edmundsbury Mo nastery b
361
The Cell called Little Ease
363
Emaciated Figures in Churches
365
Ancient Customs elucidated
366
Solemnities of Corpus Christi Day illustrated
371
Origin of the Offices of Lord High Constable and Earl Marshal
373
The word Ceiicella in old Deeds explained
377
Cross Bows
379
Particulars respecting the first Coffee House in England
380
A Query whether Mimicis Regis be not an error for Inimicis Regis
384
Midwives formerly baptized Infants
385
On the Antiquity and Name of the Jews Harp
386
Extract from Whitechapel Registers
387
Observations on Fullers Charge against an Abbey in Essex
388
Remarkable Particulars in our Ancient Parochial Churches t
391
On the Original Embankment of the Thames 598
398
On the Office of Aulneger
403
On the Cities which have formerly been the Capital of England
404
Days of Public Commemoration when and why instituted
410
Origin of the Gibbet
416
Bull and Gate Bull and Mouth Bear and Ragged Staff
419
A Passage in Domesday illustrated
421
Meretrices An ancient Tenure investigated and explained
422
Sea Coal or Pit Coal when first used in this Kingdom
425
Gild of Calendaries at Bristol The Rolls Chapel
427
CXVI1I Public Libraries in London about the end of the Seventeenth Century
429
Curious Tenure at Chingford Essex
440
CXXV1I Signification of Sempecta and Ferculum
459
Tyttenhanger Chapel Wainscot at Luton
467

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