English Surnames. Essays on Family Nomenclature (Etc.)

English Surnames. Essays on Family Nomenclature (Etc.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... forty! " Corbet, the name of more than one eminent family in the North of England, is raven. In Scotland, the name, both of the bird and the family, is varied to Corby. The reader who is versed in the old Scottish ballads will call to mind that of the Twa Corbies, which for tragic effect and wildness of diction is unequalled, and which for the benefit of those to whom it may be new, I shall here take the liberty to introduce. Next from FISHES, come Whale, Dolphin, Seal, Grayling. Herring, Sturgeon, Lamprell, Pike, Pikerell, Cockle, Crabbe, Pilchard, Eeles, Sole, Spratt, Gurnard, Salmon, Trout, Plaice, Breme, Roach, Burt, Chubb, Whiting, Tench, Mullet, and Base. The Romans had their cognates, Murena, Phocas, Orata, &c. From INSECTS, Bee, Wasp, Fly, Bug, Cricket. I do not give these on my own authority, for I never met with either of them. Then from the VEGETABLE wonnn (besides the names of trees to which I have already referred as being borrowed from some specific tree of each species, and therefore classed among local names) we have Myrtle, Bow, Holly, Ivy,1-Crabtree, and Gourd, (Reed and Rush are already accounted for), Hay, Straw, Cabbage, Sage and Spinage, " Csmd. i Holly and Ivy were peraonated in the antient Christmas games. In I-lone's Mysteries is the following quotation from a MS. carol, called " A Song on the Holly and the Ivy." (p. 94.) " Nay, my nay, hyt shal not be I wys, Let HOLY hafe the maystry; as the maner ys: Hour stand in the halle, fayre to behold IVY stond without the dore she is ful sore acold. Nay, my nag, 4-c. Hour and hys men; men, they dawnsyn and they syng, Ivy and hur maydyns, they wepyn and they wryng. Nay, my nay, 'S-c. Leek and Onion, Pepper and Pe2percorn, Bean, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964489
  • 9781236964489