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.1828 Excerpt: ... willingly restore" what nothing but infatuation and frenzy could have ever prompted them to derange. There is a character suited to every building; to the place of worship, beyond all others, that character is chastity and solemnity: and until a sense of religious, as well as architectural, decorum shall have restored to Salisbury Cathedral the chaste solemnity it once enjoyed, it must continue to rank, as it now unquestionably does, among the least noble and interesting of all our more extensive Churches. I remain, Sir, your's very sincerely, Sarisburiensis. April 16th,1828, Lin-Crocking: a Dorsetshire Custom. The ancient practice of throwing Lent-Crocks, or Lin-Crocksoa Shrove Tuesday, prevailed till very lately at Christchurch, Hants, and is still maintained in many parts of Dorsetshire. The children of the parish go round towards evening, and present at the different houses in their journey the annexed petition:. "Dame, I'm come a Shroving For a pan-cake or a bit of bacon, Or a little truckle cheese Of your own making. Is your pan hot, is your pan cold, Pease porridge in your pot nine days old; Give me some, and give me one, Or else yofir door shall bear a stone. Unless some of the goodies here specified are speedily produced, the doors and shutters of the recusants are assailed with stones, brickbats, brokeu pans, potsherds, and glass bottles. The custom was publicly cried down last year at Blandford, and will probably be soon extinguished. C. W. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SCRAPS. Among other curiosities destroyed by fire in the Basilican Library at Constantinople, was a MS of the Iliad and Odyssey, written in letters of gold upon a serpent's gut, 120 feet in length. Tiere is a curious MS in the British Museum, on the excellence of one metal a day. A MS Pentateuc...
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