Lapidarium Walliæ: the early inscribed and sculptured stones of Wales, delineated and described


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Side 201 - At Pías lolyn, the next halt, a long building (now used as a barn) with the remains of a strong tower, evidently erected for defensive purposes, was duly inspected, and then a move was made for Gilar, the arched gateway to the house proving attractive.
Side 46 - Wigorn. in Angl. Sacra, vol. ip 508). He died 19th March, 1286-7, and was buried on the north side of the high altar in the Lady Chapel, or Welsh Chapel as it is termed, of the cathedral.
Side 100 - My first acquaintance with this cross, which stands near the south side of the church, extends back to the incumbency of the Rev. J. Jones (Tegid), my visit to whom recalled scenes of former Oxford days, and who subsequently furnished me with the following admeasurements of the cross. Height from the surface of the ground to the top of the shaft, 10 feet...
Side 102 - Fenton adds the following notice of a legend respecting this cross : — " George Owen has a whimsical reference to this stone when talking of the patron day of this parish, the 7th of April, on which day the cuckoo is said to begin his note, saying, — ' I might well here omit an old report as yet fresh, of this odious bird, that, in the old world, the parish priest of this church would not begin mass until this bird, called the " citizen's ambassador," had first appeared and began her note on...
Side 20 - Bardic symbol is formed of three radiating lines /j\ which, it is said, are intended to represent the three diverging rays of light, which Einigan Gawr saw descending towards the earth ; and it is somewhat curious that these three lines contain all the elements of the Bardic Alphabet, as there is not a single letter in it that is not formed of some of these lines.
Side 176 - The statement that the deceased was buried under a mound of stones (in hoc congeries lapidum) is, so far as I am aware, the only instance on record of such a fact, and proves that the raising of cairns or mounds of stones is not necessarily evidence of the paganism of the person interred beneath the mound.
Side 116 - ... agreeing in this respect with the initial S in the Paulinus inscription, published in this Journal, ii., Third Series, p. 249. The third letter, G, formed of a semicircle, with a short oblique tail, scarcely extending below the line ; and the M in the second line, with the first and last strokes splaying outwards, are the only ones which offer any peculiarity, and in these respects they agree with many of the oldest Roman monuments. " Hence, were we not guided by the formula, the comparative...
Side 104 - The w in the second line has the two middle strokes crossed at the top, the two M'S have the two middle strokes only reaching half the length of the side strokes, and the i in the third line is well tipped at top and bottom as well as dilated in the middle. The letters are nearly 3 inches long. I can find no previous notice of this stone (JOW, in Arch.
Side 102 - ... this parish, and one year staying very long and the priest and the people expecting her accustomed coming (for I account this bird of the feminine gender) came at last, lighting on the said stone, her accustomed perching-place, and being scarce able once to sound the note, presently fell dead.
Side 13 - St. Gall, Columbanus, and many others, who were either making attempts at Latin rhyming verse themselves, as an ingenious novelty, or who were at least witnessing the attempts of others, were themselves of Celtic origin, and ought to have been able to tell people that there was nothing new in it. "Sharon Turner, in his Vindication of the Genuineness of the Ancient British Poems...

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