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ONE HOUR'S READING.

REMARKABLE CUSTOMS,

SEASONS AND HOLIDAYS,

EPITHETS AND PHRASES,

&c., &c.

“ As soon as Phoebus' rays inspect us,

First, sir. I read, and then I breakfast."

PRIOR.

COLLECTED AND ARRANGED

BY WILLIAM TEGG, F.R.H.S.,

EDITOR OF

"The Last Act," “ Hone's Three Trials," "Wills of Their Own,

“Meetings and Greetings," &c., &c.

BIBLIOTHECA

SEP 1877

GOD: FIANA,
LONDON:
WILLIAM TEGG & CO., PANCRAS LANE, CHEAPSIDE.

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NE HOUR'S READING” is the title I have selected for my new venture ;

it embraces a collection of remarkable “ Customs, MANNERS, AND SAYINGS," in use among our forefathers, and many others which have had their origin in our own time. The expression is frequently made use of,—“I have heard that maxim quoted, or that custom spoken of, before; what is the meaning or origin of it?” Modestly, this little book is put forth to supply that want. In addition to the above, it contains articles explanatory of the Seasons, Holidays, &c. Those who desire to learn more on these interesting subjects, will find them elaborately treated in Hone's Popular Works, and “Brand's Antiquities;" but comparatively few have leisure or inclination to read those books in their entirety. Many subjects are necessarily curtailed, but the pith remains; while some are excluded, the most popular only are retained, in the endeavour to make this little volume accord with its title, “ One Hour's READING.”

Cherishing those old customs and manners of bygone days, the labour was one of love-and, whatever may be its shortcomings, I ask the reader's indulgence.

WILLIAM TEGG, F.R.H.S.

Pancras Lane.

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