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Nottinghamshire - Somersetshire - Page 413
by Thomas Cox, Anthony Hall, Robert Morden - 1738
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The natural history of Oxford-shire: being an essay towards the natural ...

Robert Plot - Natural history - 1705 - 366 pages
...there was depicted a golden Dragon } ; in Memory of which ffi&wy, perhaps theCuftom (yet within Memory) of making a 'Dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the Town in great Jollify on Midfummer Eve, to which (I kwow not for what Reafbn) they added z might likely enough be...
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The Compleat English Copyholder: Or, A Guide to Lords of Manors ..., Volume 1

Gentleman of the Inner Temple, Sir Bartholomew Shower - Copyhold - 1735 - 598 pages
...whereon was depifted a Golden Dragon; in Remembrance of which Vic* tory, the Cuftom (yet within Memory) of making a Dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the Town in great Jollity on Midfammer Eve, to which thejf added the Pifture of a Giant, was in all Likelihood firft inflituted....
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Parochial antiquities attempted in the history of Ambrosden ..., Volume 1

White Kennett, Thomas Delafield - History - 1818
...town, betwixt it and Upton. In memory of which victory perhaps the custom (yet within memory} of mahing a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity on Midsummer eve, to which (/ know not for what reason) they added a giant, might likely enough be first...
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Times Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1826
...death.'— Aubrey MS., AD 1686. There was formerly a custom on Midsummer Eve at Burford, in Oxfordshire, of making a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the streets in great jollity, Sac.—Kennett MS. *25. CURIOUS CUSTOM AT ST. MARY-AT-HILL, LONDON. ' There...
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Time's Telescope

Almanacs, English - 1827
...History of Oxfordshire,' p. 349, mentions a custom at Burford, in that county (yet within memory), of making a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity, on Midsummer eve, to which they added a. giant. At Dunkirk and Douay it has been an immemorial custom,...
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History of the city of Chester, from its foundation to the present time ...

Joseph Hemingway - History - 1831
...occasions. Dr. Plott, in his history of Oxfordshire, mentions a custom at Burford, in that county, of making a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity, on Midsummer Eve, to which he says, not knowing for what reason, they added a Giant. In the printed accounts...
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand - 1849
...his History of Oxfordshire, p. 349, mentions a custom at Burford in that county (yet within memory), of making a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity, on Midsummer Eve ; to which, he says, not knowing for what reason, they added a giant. It is curious to...
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Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors: Originally Collected by Thomas Blount ...

Thomas Blount - Customary law - 1874 - 456 pages
...there, winning his banner, whereon was depicted a golden dragon ; in memory of which victory, the custom of making a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity on Midsummer Eve, to which they added the picture of a giant, was in all likelihood first instituted.4...
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Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors: Originally Collected by Thomas Blount ...

Thomas Blount - Customary law - 1874 - 456 pages
...winning his banner, whereon was ck-picted a golden dragon ; in memory of which victory, the custom of making a dragon yearly, and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity on Midsummer Eve, to which they added the picture of a giant, was in all likelihood first instituted.4...
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Origins of English History

Charles Isaac Elton - Druids and Druidism - 1882 - 458 pages
...there, winning his banner, whereon was depicted a golden dragon ; in memory of which victory the custom of making a dragon yearly and carrying it up and down the town in great jollity on Midsummer Eve, to which they added the picture of a giant, was in all likelihood first instituted."...
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