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- another term for antiquarian
- ‘None the less, after the Essex rebellion, Elizabeth told the antiquary William Lambarde, with whatever ironic reference, ‘I am Richard II, knowe ye not that?’’
- ‘Ever since the late sixteenth century, the monuments from Britain's remote past have attracted the attentions of antiquaries, novelists, poets and, later, of historians and archaeologists.’
- ‘Inside the bank was a circle of fifty-six holes (the Aubrey Holes - so-called after the antiquary who discovered them), which probably held upright posts (some marked by concrete discs).’
- ‘An antiquary by inclination, he chairs the county archaeological society which has an active field group and he acts as archaeological advisor for the diocese.’
- ‘He had been an antiquary and collector, who at one time owned the Wilton Diptych, now in the National Gallery, London, and was also one of the people who refounded the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1717.’
- ‘One may cite in this context the by no means exceptional example of the seventeenth-century antiquary Simonds D' Ewes, who had crammed his notebooks with no less than 2,850 Latin and Greek verses by the time he left grammar school!’
- ‘Napoleon's example of taking antiquaries, etymologists, epigraphists and naturalists with him to Egypt conferred a cultural dimension to post-Napoleonic French colonialism which had not been there before.’
- ‘Daniel Wray is the aforementioned antiquary, a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries.’
- ‘The antiquary William Camden was the first to divide surnames into the categories broadly represented in all European languages.’
- ‘He had been prompted to do so by the existence of at least one ditch around the hill top, which had been recognised some 200 years earlier by the antiquary William Stukeley.’
- ‘The remainder passed into the hands of an antiquary, who also managed to obtain letters by Horrocks from the Crabtree family.’
- ‘In Bradford, Yorkshire the eighteenth-century antiquary John Hartley recounted a Martinmas payment ritual associated with the slaying of a huge, ravenous wild boar and the rival claims of two hunters to having performed the feat.’
- ‘My dear friend the Barbadian antiquary has given me a thoughtful and useful present.’
- ‘Norwich in particular is a borough that has been well-served by its antiquaries, and Hudson's work represents the best of antiquarianism.’
- ‘So perhaps when the old antiquary, William Stukeley, called these monuments ‘cursuses’, he wasn't quite as mistaken as many archaeologists have liked to believe.’
- ‘Though Johnson was less of a literary antiquary than some of his contemporaries, he possessed, through his work on the Dictionary, an unsurpassed knowledge of the language of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.’
- ‘Most of the owners of Egyptian material appear to have been inquisitive antiquaries rather than aristocratic virtuosi seeking works of art for their country houses.’
- ‘The antiquary John Aubrey, writing in the seventeenth century, cited a report that Shakespeare ‘had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country’.’
- ‘It was a style seldom used by Soane and the Marquess suggested that he should take advice on the ‘various Gothicks’ from the antiquary John Carter.’
- ‘The list of finds I have made reads like the contents of an antiquary's cabinet - some archaeological, some geological, some merely curious, all with tales to tell.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin antiquarius, from antiquus (see antique).
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