Letters of Eminent Men, Addressed to Ralph Thoresby Volume 1

Letters of Eminent Men, Addressed to Ralph Thoresby Volume 1

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...might have enabled me to make better guesses, than, I doubt, it will be thought I have done. I suppose them all to have been named anciently, 12: yca1, and eight of them (as now the Liards de France) to have made a penny. This conjecture I ground upon our Saxon version of Mark xii. 42. But, truly, to what king any of the five that were sent me are to be attributed, I know not. I am still more greedily desirous to see more of them, since you tell me they are mostly coins of our Northumblian moarchs. As to Dr. Johnston's query, the great Roman way from Carlisle southward (or to the southeast), may be easily' traced from hence to Tadcaster. A branch of it might possibly go off at Isurium towards York; since all the Itinera that relate to these parts carry us that road. But Antonine (or whoever else was the author of the Itinerary) does not always keep the causeway, but elbows in any place of note that he comes near; yet I have often fancied that I could as fairly discern the remains of such an old road between Burrough-bridge and York, as others could from that place to Tadcaster: I hope the learned Doctor is of my opinion. We have, in the compass of this small diocese, several Roman pavements that cross the great London road, and others that branch from it. Dr. Plot has observed the like in Oxfordshire and Staffordshire. The small treatise my kinsman puts me upon speeding into his hands, may be called what he pleases. He should have had the perusal of it ere this, if the troublesome state of my family (who have all run through the small-pox) would have allowed me to think quietly. I am, as you are, in daily expectance of hearing from our friend Gibson, who is invited into the Archbishop of Canterbury's family. As duplicates...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855973
  • 9781236855978