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THE

ETYMOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM ;

OR,

PORTFOLIO
OF, ORIGINS AND INVENTIONS:

COMPRISING

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND GOVERN-TITLES, DIGNITIES, AND INSIGNIA,
MENT.

PARLIAMENT, LAWS, AND PLOTS.
ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE.

UNIVERSITIES AND RELIGIOUS SECTS.
MUSIC, PAINTING, AND ENGRAVING. EPITHETS AND PHRASES.
DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS.

REMARKABLE CUSTOMS, &c. &c.
RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE DRAMA. GAMES, FIELD SPORTS, &c.
COMMERCE AND THE USE OF MONEY. SEASONS, MONTHS, AND DAYS OF THE
ARTICLES OF DRESS AND LUXURIES.

WEEK.
NAMES, TRADES, AND PROFESSIONS. ETYMONS OF WORDS AND TERMS, &c.

SEAS, ISLANDS, CITIES, TOWNS, COLLEGES,

CORPORATIONS, BOROUGHS, ETC.

CONTAINING A PARTICULAR

ACCOUNT OF LONDON AND ITS PUBLIC BUILDINGS;

ITS WARDS AND COMPANIES ; INNS OF COURT AND CHURCHES ;
STREETS AND LOCALITIES; PUBLIC HOUSE SIGNS AND

COFFEE HOUSE APPELLATIONS. *

BY WILLIAM PULLEY N...
THE SECOND EDITION, CONSIDERABLY ENLARGED..

“ With every sort of origin this work is graced,
Vast store of modern anecdote you'll find,
With good old story quaintly interlaced ;
The theme as various as the reader's mind."

RIRI

ORI

"BW.YO

LONDON: Y
PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE :

R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW ; AND J. CUMMING, DUBLIN.

1830.

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INTRODUCTION.

To collect into a focus, a series of Origins and Etymologies, that lay scattered through various Publications, ancient and modern ;-to place within the reach of all, what hitherto could only be procured by the few ;-to instruct the rising generation,—to amuse the curious of all ages, and to save trouble to the antiquary, a mass of interesting and instructive matter, has been concentrated within the small compass of this volume, and which, the Compiler unhesitatingly submits to the Public, with the conviction, that should it be found below their praise, it will, nevertheless, remain undeserving of their censure.

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