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SOMETIME FELLOW OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER AT-LAW;
THE LAW OF COPYHOLDS AND CUSTOMARY TENURES OF LAND;"
NORWAY, THE ROAD AND THE FELL," ETC.
HE object of this work appears so fully in its intro
ductory chapter that it is almost needless to add anything by way of formal preface. It has been the writer's wish to collect the best and earliest evidence as to the different peoples with which the English nation in any of its branches is connected by blood and descent.
There are few that have studied the fascinating subject of the trade and travel of the Greeks, from the times when they sailed in the track of the Phænicians to the great age of their discoveries which followed the conquests of Alexander, who have not been astonished at the extent and accuracy of the knowledge which the earliest classical writers possessed concerning the North of Europe, as compared with the comparative ignorance and confusion of later times.
To an Englishman, the voyage of Pytheas is especially interesting, not only because he was the first explorer of