Archaeologia Cambrensis

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W. Pickering, 1879 - Wales

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Page 61 - These appearances, which are here denominated ancient garden-beds, indicate an earlier and. more perfect system of cultivation than that which now prevails; for the present Indians do not appear to possess the ideas of taste and order necessary to enable them to arrange objects in consecutive rows. Traces of this kind of cultivation, though not very abundant, are found in several parts of the State.
Page 197 - But the English conquest was a sheer dispossession and slaughter of the people whom the English conquered. In all the world- wide struggle between Rome and the German invaders, no land was so stubbornly fought for, or so hardly won. The conquest of Britain was, indeed, only partly wrought out after two centuries of bitter warfare. But...
Page 259 - After this, at Easter, King Alfred, with a small band, constructed a fortress at Athelney; and from this fortress, with that part of the men of Somerset which was nearest to it, from time to time they fought against the army.
Page 197 - In the world-wide struggle between Rome and the German invaders no land was so stubbornly fought for or so hardly won. The conquest of Britain was indeed only partly wrought out after two centuries of bitter warfare. But it was just through the long and merciless nature of the struggle that of all the German conquests this proved the most thorough and complete. So far as the English sword in these earlier days reached, Britain became England, a land, that is, not of Britons, but of Englishmen.
Page 212 - The Britons, though they, for the most part, through innate hatred, are adverse to the English nation, and wrongfully, and from wicked custom, oppose the appointed Easter of the whole Catholic Church ; yet from both the Divine and human power withstanding them, can in no way prevail as they desire ; for though in part they are their own masters, yet elsewhere they are also brought under subjection to the English.
Page 157 - their alliance, partisans, and friends in all the countreys round thereabouts, to whome, as the manner of the time was, they sent such of their followers as committed murther or manslaughter, which were safely kept as very precious Jewells ; and they received the like from their friends.
Page 61 - of low, parallel ridges, as if corn had been planted in drills. They average four feet in width, twenty-five of them having been counted in the space of a hundred feet ; and the depth of the walk between them is about six: inches. These appearances, which are here denominated 'ancient garden-beds...
Page 221 - Aldhelm, wherein he most worthily presided four years ; both of them were well instructed, as well in ecclesiastical affairs as in the knowledge of the Scriptures. Aldhelm, when he was only a priest and abbot of the monastery of Malmesbury, by order of a synod of his own nation, wrote a notable book against the error of the Britons, in not celebrating Easter at the proper time...
Page 61 - They are without order of arrangement, being scattered over the ground with the greatest irregularity. That these hillocks were formed in the manner indicated by their name, is inferred from the present custom of the Indians. The corn is planted in the same spot each successive year, and the soil is gradually brought up to the size of a little hill by the annual additions *.
Page 234 - April 20 (1653). This morning I first became acquainted with Arise Evans, a Welsh prophet, and speaking of the Parliament, I asked him when it would end. He answered, the time was short, and it was even at the door. This very morning, at eleven of the clock, the mace was taken away from the Speaker, and the Parliament dissolved ; and I conjecture it was much about the time that Arise Evans and I had this discourse.

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