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LLEWELLYNN JEWITT, F.S.A., ETC.,
AUTHOR OF “GRAVE MOUNDS AND THEIR CONTENTS,
" LIFE OF WILLIAM HUTTON," ETC.
(All rights reserved.)
H.D. G.B. ARC 555 ha
6. C.H. Guila Ribe. jan. 8,1882
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
TO MY DEAR FRIEND,
ZEALOUS CO-LABOURER IN THE FIELD OF ARCHÆOLOGY,
THE BARON NICOLAS CASIMIR DE BOGOUSCHEFSKY,
AN ENLIGHTENED ANTIQUARY, A PROFOUND SCHOLAR,
AND A CAREFUL HISTORIAN,
WHOSE RESEARCHES, WHILE DOING MUCH TO POPULARIZE THE
STUDY OF ANTIQUITIES IN THE NATION TO WHICH
HE IS AN ORNAMENT,
HAVE TENDED MATERIALLY TO ILLUSTRATE THOSE OF
OUR OWN COUNTRY,
I dedicate this little Work
AS A MARK OF SINCERE AND AFFECTIONATE ATTACHMENT.
WINSTER HALL, DERBYSHIRE,
In preparing this little manual I have endeavoured so to popularize the subjects treated upon in its several chapters as to prevent them becoming "dry” or wearisome to the reader. While thus endeavouring to make them acceptable to the younger student, however, my object has been to impart such a tone to the “half-hours as will make the volume acceptable to those of more matured study, to whom it may, I trust, serve as a text-book for occasional reference.
As a study, that of antiquities yields to no other in fascination, in interest, in importance, and in value; and it is impossible to give it too much encouragement. It has been well remarked, and may be accepted as a truism, that "he who would comprehend the present and divine the future must take his lessons from the past;” and therefore it is well by every means in one's power to foster