Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Volumes 30-32

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Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1885 - Archaeology

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Page 159 - ... votes of the members present, and in case of an equal division of votes the chairman shall have a casting vote in addition to his vote as a member of the committee.
Page 16 - Taunton bore him, London bred him, Piety train'd him, virtue led him ; Earth enrich'd him, heaven rarest him, Taunton blest him, London blest him. This thankful town, that mindful city, Share his piety and his pity. What he gave, and how he gave it, Ask the poor, and you shall have it.
Page 31 - The Praise of Hempseed, with the Voyage of Mr. Roger Bird and the Writer hereof , in a Boat of Brown Paper, from London to Quinborough in Kent. As also a Farewell to the Matchless Deceased Mr. Thomas Coriat. Concluding with Commendations of the famous River of Thames.
Page 50 - ... the Tetrici, AD 267 — 272, and AD 276—282 ; Claudius Gothicus, 269—270 ; Victorinus the elder, 265—267 ; Salonina, AD 268. These coins, therefore, so far as they have been examined, are of the latter portion of the 3rd century of the Christian era. It is probable, therefore, that the land in the vicinity of the villa was reclaimed and brought into cultivation in the second half of the 3rd and the beginning of the 4th century ; at all events, it had then been made fit for permanent occupation....
Page 47 - The god of prophecy ; 4. The god of song and music ; 5. The god who protects the flocks and cattle ; 6. The god who delights in the foundation of towns and the establishment of civil constitutions. It is as the rural god of flocks and cattle that he is here mentioned. — 36. Grandia. Large grains were selected for seed. — 37.
Page 16 - These are made of leather something answerable to the form of a little canopy, and hooped in the inside with divers little wooden hoops that extend the umbrella in a pretty large compass. They are used especially by horsemen, who carry them in their hands when they ride, fastening the end of the handle upon one of their thighs...
Page 19 - ... prostrate before the image, and very secretly conveyed my fingers into a little basket (nobody taking notice thereof,) where the images were laid, and so purloined one of them out, and brought him home into England. Which had it been at that time perceived, perhaps it might have cost me the lying in the Inquisition longer than I would willingly have endured it.
Page 78 - They began, it appears, by making two parallel furrows, the intended width of the road, and then removed all the loose earth between .them till they came to the hard solid ground, and they filled up this excavation with fine earth hard beaten in. This first layer was called the pavimentum. Upon it was laid the first, bed of the road, consisting of small squared stones, nicely ranged on the ground, which was sometimes left dry, but often a large quantity of fresh mortar was poured into it. This...

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