This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...the greater part of his life in France, only paying occasional visits to Scarisbrick. He died at the advanced age of ninety-four in 1899. There was no surviving issue of the marriage (a son had died in infancy), but the marquis was succeeded by his adopted son Victoria History of Lancashire, vol. iii. (30) Marie Emmanuel Alvar De Biaudos ScarisBrick, Marquis de Casteja (born 1849), the present owner of Scarisbrick Hall. The Marquis de Casteja married in 1874 the daughter of the Marquis de Fournes, and has issue four sons, the eldest of whom, Count Andre de Casteja (born 1875), married in 1898 Pauline, daughter of the Marquis d'Espeuilles, and has issue a son born in 1899. APOLLO MAPONUS, MABON, AND THE LEGEND OF THE OLDEST CREATURES. BY WILLIAM E. A. AXON, LL.D., F.R.S.L. AN altar dug up at Ribchester in 1578 is now preserved at St. John's College, Cambridge. On the right side is a figure of Apollo with his lyre. Two female figures, holding some object now too worn to be clearly made out, are carved on the back of the altar. The inscription is thus given by Mr. Thompson Watkin: Deo sancto Apollini Mapono Pro Salute Domini Nostriet Numeri Equitum Sarmatarum Bremetonn acensium Gordiani (?)... Antoninus Legionis Sextae Victricis Domu Melitenus (" To the holy god Apollo Maponus for the welfare of our lord the emperor and of the Numerus of Sarmatian horse styled the Gordian. Antoninus of the Sixth Legion, the Victorious. His birthplace was Melitene"). The Romans were not exclusive in their religious ideas, and readily admitted foreign deities to their Pantheon. There are several instances of Celtic divinities whose names have been conjoined to those of the gods of the invading conquerors, as in the case of Mars Cocidius. There are other inscriptions re...
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