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.
It seems to be your opinion, that the very office of an antiquary, employed in grave, and, as the vulgar will sometimes allege, in toilsome and minute research, must be considered as incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort.
Still the severer antiquary may think, that, by thus intermingling fiction with truth, I am polluting the well of history with modern inventions, and impressing upon the rising generation false ideas of the age which I describe.
, its later was adopted as a simple and natural -- not to say
I am Parson Tringham, the antiquary
, of Stagfoot Lane.
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.
Haddow may have been a dishonest lawyer, but he couldn't help being an honest antiquary.
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.
Perchance some curious antiquary
may light upon it there, and, with the assistance of Mr.
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.
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.