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Marks, notations and other maiginalia present in the original volume will appear in this file - a reminder of this book's long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you. It is thirty feet high, and a quarter of an acre in extent on the snriioe.Sir Richard Colt Hoare gives particulars of the inscrip- tions and epitaphs in his Modem Wiltshire, Eetttet Dj B. There are legal and social aspects as well, and we are not quite sure whether these may not be reckoned as the most im- portant results of Mr. Almost all the most important of our English castles date, in some form or other, from remote antiquity, and their asso- ciations were of slow growth, and deeply rooted in many centuries of the national history. Bro Mrn considered he could detect traces of a representation of the constel- lation figures. Seven of the coins of the last- named king, Athelstan, were minted in Shrewsbury, and bear the names of the monetarii, or licensed coiners, by whom they were struck.Mediaifol Military Architecture in England, By Geo. A castle built up by the Norman conquerors was altogether different. — Colonel Fish wick communicated an account of a monstrous act of restoration which had been perpetrated on an ancient arch in Bispham Church, Lancashire. The admirers of Thomas Carlyle will be pleased to learn that the interior of the plain little house in Ecclefechan, in which Carlyle was bom, has just been ANTIQUARIAN NEWS.Have we here a fore- runner of the evils which modem statesman- ship is called upon to ameliorate? ■ «hich perhaps indicates of the mantage tie at thi* period ; bat it icmaina for mo Ue a mil more i Qgtlrng ttalc of affain. Milston is mentioned in Domesday Book amongst the lands of Earl Roger, and again as the land of Robert, son of Giroldus. The fortune teller said he should come to be king, but that he should reign but a little while, for he should be betraved by one that walked in the next room. The seax, or knife ds^er, is, strange to say, still attached to the girdle of two of the bodies, presumed to be those of Anglo-Saxon ladies.As an evidence of the age which witnessed the taste of John Evelyn and his compeers in gardening, many examples of which are given in his diary, it is interesting to notice ♦ See Macaulay, i., p. Certainly the most mnarfcabic bill introduci Kl into Padiament, and rejected, is dtat mentioned in the Vemey corrapondei KC, in a letter Nov. It was forfeited by John, Lord Zouch, who fought for Richard III. The gentleman there walking was John Churchill (now Duke of Marlborough), and great notice was taken of the thing. It is reported from Athens that while the founda- tions of the new theatre at Piraeus were being laid the workmen came across indications of an antique struc- ture, which, it is expected, will turn out to be a temple of Dionysius. " The widow of the late George Cruikshank has made an interesting gift to the nation.
A curious bill of 160 1, " to restrain the excessive and super- fluous use of coaches within this realm of England," gives an interesting piece of evidence on the petty interferences of legis- lation in these ages. the stiugf[le of London gsidencrs to obbun in exclusive right to ihcir occupation. A small piece of the old rectory wall is still standing as the only mark of Addison's birthplace. The same distinction of laws was also applicable to the different races of Germans.