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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 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 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.

local_library The Family Topographer, Antient and Present
Local history by date. Culture, population, notable events and people.
Samual Tymms   1832   317
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The Family Topographer, Antient and Present

Hampshire Details:
● Situation and Extent
● Ancient State and Remains
● Present State and Appearance
● Seats
● Populations as of 1821
● History - From 43 to 1815 AD
● Eminent Natives
● Miscellaneous Observations
● Referenced List of Works

local_library The New Forest
The New Forest Pictured by Ernest Haslehust and Described by Elizabeth Godfrey
Elizabeth Godfrey   1912   77
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The New Forest

From the author: In these modern days, when towns are increasing on every side, and the new idea of garden cities threatens to swallow up what little is left us of the true country, it is good to remember that in one quiet corner of Hampshire lies a sanctuary, a little region set apart with its own laws and customs for over eight centuries for the preservation of wild life....

....Coldharbour (Col d'arbres "The ridge or neck of trees".... It is generally the vanners who come to this spot, vagrants rather than true gipsies ("Diddyki", the Romany calls them), and untidy in their leavings, which the genuine gipsy seldom is. These prefer to set up their snug little tents in the thicket of the Brake just across the plain. Here I have found a young mother with an infant of days in a tent on hoops, not much larger than a gig-umbrella, a fire hard by in a bell tent with a hole at the top. Going to pay a call with a pink flannel to wrap the baby in, I found mother and child warm and happy....

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