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local_library Sporting Reminiscences Of Hampshire From 1745 To 1862
A record of sporting achievemnets from cricket to hunting.
ASOP   1862   397
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Sporting Reminiscences Of Hampshire From 1745 To 1862

Preface: The following book is an annual register of the principal sporting events that have taken place in the county of Hants during the last century.

The information has in a great measure been derived from private diaries, and has been communicated by many old sportsmen still living.

The Author is also greatly indebted to the Editors of BelVs Life and the Hants Chronicle for allowing him free access to their back files.

local_library The Birds of Hampshire and The Isle of Wight
294 bird species described in detail. Many long since gone.
Rev J E Kelsall   1905   451
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The Birds of Hampshire and The Isle of Wight

Rev John Edward Kelsall (1864 to 1924) Vicar of East Boldre from 1893 to 1897.

From the author: We have collected particulars of 294 species which have occurred in the county (not including many which are of doubtful occurrence or have been introduced. These may be divided among the following classes

85 The Residents
42 The Summer Visitors
70 The Winter Visitor
36 The Occasional Visitors
61 The Accidental Visitors

local_library The Black Death On The Estates Of The See Of Winchester
Bishop of Winchester. Ministers' accounts before and after the black death.
A Elizabeth Levett   1916   367
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The Black Death On The Estates Of The See Of Winchester

A look at the minister's accounts before the black death. With details of estates relating to Winchester. Plus a chapter on the manors of Witney, Brightwell and Downton. The part played by the great pestilences of the fourteenth century in the economic evolution of England has given rise to much discussion and has been regarded, at one time, as the principal cause of the crisis in the agrarian history of the Middle Ages. 

Main Chapters:
1 - BEFORE THE BLACK DEATH
2 - THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF THE BLACK DEATH
3 - SOME GENERAL CONCLUSIONS

local_library The Children Of The New Forest
Four orphaned children hide in The New Forest from Roundhead oppressors.
Capt Frederick Marryat   1848   252
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The Children Of The New Forest

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792 to 1848).

The date is 1647. The story is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. It follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn to live off the land.

The Children of the New Forest was one of the first historical novels written for a young audience. It was particularly successful in fixing the image of the English Civil War as a quarrel of opposites, with dour Roundheads versus swashbuckling Cavaliers.

local_library The Dialect Of The New Forest (as spoken in the village of Burley)
Comparing spoken English to the dialect of the older residents of Burley.
Sir James Wilson   1913   49
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The Dialect Of The New Forest (as spoken in the village of Burley)

During two short visits to Burley, a quiet country village in the New Forest in Hampshire, I made some notes of the dialect, as spoken by the older residents, who had spent all their lives in the village. I have now put them together, in order to give some idea of the differences between that dialect and standard spoken English, in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and idiom.

I presume that the dialect of Burley may be taken as fairly typical of the speech of the New Forest, and as representing what remains of the language of the West Saxons.

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