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Antiquitates Curtose:

THE ETYMOLOGY

Of many Remarkable

OLD SAYINGS, PROVERBS,

AND

SINGULAR CUSTOMS.

EXPLAINED

BY JOSEPH TAYLOR, 1 761 or 2

1844.

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SECOND EDITION

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR T. AND J. ALLMAN,

PRINCES STREET, HANOVER SQUARE ;
BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, PATERNOSTER ROW ;
AND R. NEWBY, CAMBRIDGE.

1819.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The object of this volume is to convey to the reader the derivation of many old and curious sayings, that are repeatedly occurring to us, as well as the origin of names given to most of the principal streets in London. It is hoped, that it will be found to contain whatever is most worthy of notice, its intent being both to amuse and instruct.

The Editor has, in some instances, referred to those works from whence extracts have been made; by which method individuals, should they think proper, may have recourse to the originals.

For the greater facility in finding any particular article, an index is affixed to the volume.

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