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THE

ETYMOLOGICAL COMPENDIUM;

OR,

PORTFOLIO

OF, ORIGINS AND INVENTIONS:

COMPRISING

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

PARLIAMENT, LAWS, AND PLOTS.

UNIVERSITIES AND RELIGIOUS SECTS.
EPITHETS AND PHRASES.
REMARKABLE CUSTOMS, &c. &c.
GAMES, FIELD SPORTS, &c.

SEASONS, MONTHS, AND DAYS OF THE

WEEK.

ETYMONS OF WORDS AND TERMS, &c.

MENT.

ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE.
MUSIC, PAINTING, AND ENGRAVING.
DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS.

RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE DRAMA.
COMMERCE AND THE USE OF MONEY.
ARTICLES OF DRESS AND LUXURIES.
NAMES, TRADES, AND PROFESSIONS.

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 PULLEYN.

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.

TOR

LONDON:

LIBRARY

NEW-YORK

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE:

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

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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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