Mythology And Rites Of The British Druids Ascertained By National Documents

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The Mythology And Rites Of The British Druids Ascertained By National Documents And Compared With The General Traditions And Customs Of Heathenism As Illustrated By The Most Eminent Antiquaries Of Our Age With An Appendix Containing Ancient Poems And Extracts With Some Remarks On Ancient British Coins

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The Mythology And Rites Of The British Druids Ascertained By National Documents

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Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...knew that he who bad sold his life would cut with sharp blades. He should have declared this openly, then he would have been slain with pointed weapons. Notwithstanding his friendly covenant, he was meditating a convenient attack. He had boasted of the carcasses of brave and powerful men, whom he would pierce in the presence of Gwynedd.f "I drank of the wine and the mead of the water-dweller, "and because I had drunk, I made a stroke with a small "piercing blade." J "It was not thy excess of drinking "which emboldened the fell chief: when every one made a "stroke, thou didst the same. But when the issue comes, "it would have been well for thee not to have offended: the "present rewarder of your deed has displayed a mighty "and dreadful arm." Hengist's proposal of a friendly meeting, for the ostensible purpose of set? tling all disputes. + That is, Vartigern, Lord of Gwynedd, or North Wales. Golyddan, Bard of the seventh century, emphatically styles him Gwrtheyrn Gvynerfrf.--IV. Archaiol, p. 156. t This is the apology of a Saxon individual, for his atrocious conduct at the feast: to which the indignant Briton replies--" It was not thy excess," ice. Eidiol, or Aiubrosius, who retaliated upon the Saxons by the death f Hengist. SONG IX. "GWYl A AETH GATTRAETH."--p. 4. The Hard, pursuing his Subject, openly charges Vortigern as an Accomplice in Hengist's Plot. The heroes who went to Cattraeth were renowned. Wine and mead, from golden cups, was their liquor in the year when we accepted of the dignified man who had been set aside. Three, and three score, and three hundred were they, wearing gold chains.f Of those who hastened to the excess...


Mythology Rites Of British Druids 1809

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Description : This work discusses the mythology and rites of the British druids ascertained by national documents and compared with the general traditions and customs of heathenism, as illustrated by the most eminent antiquaries of the age. With an appendix containing ancient poems and extracts with some remarks on ancient British coins.


A General Catalogue Of Books Offered To The Public At Affixed Prices

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A General Catalogue Of Books

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Bookseller S Catalogues

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Catalogue Of The Library Of The Grand Lodge Of Iowa June I 1873

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Ancient Symbol Worship

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The Literary Panorama

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