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.
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.
It is only now and then in some very remote and backward agricultural district that an antiquarian
may still discover a square house.
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.
Ham Farm possessed neither the splendor of Windygates nor the picturesque antiquarian
attraction of Swanhaven.
Andy Geoghan kicked the stiletto with the toe of his shoe curiously, like an antiquarian
who has come upon some ancient weapon unknown to his learning.
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.
We repeat it, these hybrid constructions are not the least interesting for the artist, for the antiquarian
, for the historian.
Besides the kitchen, there were two bedrooms, a good-sized parlour, and another smaller one, which I destined for my studio, all well aired and seemingly in good repair, but only partly furnished with a few old articles, chiefly of ponderous black oak, the veritable ones that had been there before, and which had been kept as antiquarian
relics in my brother's present residence, and now, in all haste, transported back again.
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.
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
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.