To a man living so much in the past, and so little in the present, as the secluded and antiquarian
old bachelor, a century and a half seemed not so vast a period as to obviate the propriety of substituting right for wrong.
The ancient Surveyor -- being little molested, suppose, at that early day with business pertaining to his office -- seems to have devoted some of his many leisure hours to researches as a local antiquarian
, and other inquisitions of a similar nature.
I am conscious, however, that the slight, unsatisfactory, and trivial manner, in which the result of my antiquarian
researches has been recorded in the following pages, takes the work from under that class which bears the proud motto, Detur digniori.
It is only now and then in some very remote and backward agricultural district that an antiquarian
may still discover a square house.
Whether the edifice now standing on the same site be the identical one to which she referred, I am not antiquarian
enough to know; nor would it be worth while to correct myself, perhaps, of an agreeable error, by reading the date of its erection on the tablet over the door.
I am no antiquarian
, but I could imagine that they were some unwarlike and harried race who were forced to accept that which none other would occupy.
I don't care a button myself for Paul's Penny, or such things," he admitted in answer to some antiquarian
openings from the clergyman who was slightly acquainted with him, "but I wear the King's coat, you know, and it's a serious thing when the King's uncle leaves a thing here with his own hands under my charge.
I believe my brother could see me burned like a witch for such a thing, But then, the very thought of such fanatical cruelty heightened my old hatred of his dingy old antiquarian
fussiness and my longing for the youth and liberty that called to me from the sea.
We repeat it, these hybrid constructions are not the least interesting for the artist, for the antiquarian
, for the historian.
Filon has transplanted the creations of his fancy into an age certainly at a greater distance from ourselves than can be estimated by mere lapse of time, and where a fully detailed antiquarian
knowledge, used with admirable tact and economy, is indeed serviceable in giving reality of effect to scene and character.
Her step-mother--mapping out a new antiquarian
excursion for the next day, and finding Blanche's ears closed to her occasional remarks on baronial Scotland five hundred years since--lamented, with satirical
Bahia Blanca -- Geology -- Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds -- Recent Extinction -- Longevity of species -- Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation -- Southern Africa -- Siberian Fossils -- Two Species of Ostrich -- Habits of Oven-bird -- Armadilloes -- Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard -- Hybernation of Animal -- Habits of Sea-Pen -- Indian Wars and Massacres -- Arrow-head, antiquarian