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GEORGE BELL & SONS
LONDON: YORK ST. COVENT GARDEN AND NEW YORK: 66 FIFTH AVENUE BOMBAY: 53 ESPLANADE ROAD CAMBRIDGE: DEIGHTON BELL & CO.
PRESENT AND PAST
ILLUSTRATING THE SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC
BY THE REV.
T. F. THISELTON DYER, M.A.
PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXON.
LONDON KEl'&INTED FHOM STERF.OTTPE PLATES BY WILLIAM CLONES AND SONS LIMITED, STA5IFUKD STBEKT AKD CHAKING CEOS5.
In presenting the following pages to the Public I do not lay claim to any originality, my object simply having been to collect together, into a readable and condensed form, from various sources within my reach, accounts of Customs which, if not already obsolete, are quickly becoming so.
With regard to the general plan of the book, it speaks for itself. It should, however, be stated that the movable feasts are placed under the earliest days on which they can fall.
In conclusion, I would only add that I am much indebted to Mr. James Britten, of the British Museum, for the valuable help and suggestions which he has given me whilst passing the proof-sheets through the Press.
T. F. Thiselton Dyeb.
September 15th, 1873.