History of Christian Names, Volume 1

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Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1863 - Names, Personal
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Page 345 - This story shall the good man teach his son ; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered...
Page 345 - O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day ! K.
Page 113 - When all aloud the wind doth blow, And coughing drowns the parson's saw, And birds sit brooding in the snow, And Marian's nose looks red and raw, When roasted crabs...
Page vi - Surnames — had been but little examined ; nor why one should be popular and another forgotten — why one should flourish throughout Europe, another in one country alone, another around some petty district. In each case she has tried to find out whence the name came, whether it had a patron, and whether the patron took it from the myths or heroes of his own country, or from the meaning of the words.
Page 429 - Light of Baptism. But in the West, it was the visit of the Magi that gave the strongest impress to the festival. Early did tradition fix their number at three, probably in allusion to the three races of man descended from the sons of Noah, and soon they were said to be descendants of the Mesopotamian prophet Balaam, from whom they derived the expectation of the Star of Jacob, and they were promoted to be kings of Tarsus, Saba, and Nubia, also to have been baptized by St. Thomas, and afterwards martyred....
Page 53 - Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he hath supplanted me these two times : he took away my birthright ; and behold, now he hath taken away my blessing.
Page 96 - ITJO-OUS into la<n>v (Jason), to suit the taste of the Greek rulers. It had become common among the Jews ; it was, as we may see in the discourse of the Hellenistic St. Stephen, the current name for the ancient Joshua; and when assumed by Him Who alone had a right to it, Most, by fear and love unstirred, Unconscious of its meaning heard — The name the Infant bore. A feast in honour of that Name < to which every knee shall bow...
Page 237 - Timotheus, placed on high Amid the tuneful choir. With flying fingers touched the lyre: The trembling notes ascend the sky And heavenly joys inspire.
Page 197 - That the bride thou hast lost Was the noblest earth can show. " We will not look on her burial sod As the cell of sepulchral sleep, It shall be as the shrine of a radiant j7od, And the pilgrim shall visit that blest abode To worship, and not to weep...
Page 55 - Which was broached for joy that morning, And emptied before it was night. But now for Queen Mary's second heart's wish, It must be determined now ; And Bishop Boyl, her Confessor, Is the person who taught her how.

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