It may be, however -- oh, transporting and triumphant thought I -- that the great-grandchildren of the present race may sometimes think kindly of the scribbler of bygone days, when the antiquary
of days to come, among the sites memorable in the town's history, shall point out the locality of THE TOWN PUMP!
It was a kind of satire on Nature: it was the scientific method, the geologic method; it deposited the history of the family in a stratified record; and the antiquary
could dig through it and tell by the remains of each period what changes of diet the family had introduced successively for a hundred years.
On the contrary, I fear I shall incur the censure of presumption in placing the venerable name of Dr Jonas Dryasdust at the head of a publication, which the more grave antiquary
will perhaps class with the idle novels and romances of the day.
Perchance some curious antiquary
may light upon it there, and, with the assistance of Mr.
And the imperious Ginevra looked at each piece of furniture with the minute care of an antiquary
examining a coin; she touched the silken hangings, and went over every article with the artless satisfaction of a bride in the treasures of her wedding outfit.
At present I am nothing but an antiquary
and an attorney.
I am Parson Tringham, the antiquary
, of Stagfoot Lane.
and to-day, the antiquary
fancies that he hears his voice as he enters the Rue du Puits-qui-parle--the street of the "Speaking Well.
, its later was adopted as a simple and natural -- not to say
A well-known poetical letter of the dramatist Francis Beaumont to Jonson celebrates the club meetings; and equally well known is a description given in the next generation from hearsay and inference by the antiquary
Thomas Fuller: 'Many were the wit-combats betwixt Shakspere and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English man-of-war: Master Jonson, like the former, was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances; Shakespere, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention.
The idiot, the Indian, the child and unschooled farmer's boy stand nearer to the light by which nature is to be read, than the dissector or the antiquary
I never was much of an antiquary
, but I could have become one there if I'd had nothing else to do; but I had lots.