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(The references to HYDRIOTAPHIA and GARDEN OF CYRUS are to the
pages of the first Edition, as given in the inner margins in

this Edition.]

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CHAPTER I. Pp. 1–13.

P. 1. Shallowness of graves. 3. Two modes of disposing of

the dead. Burial the older. 4. Antiquity of burning the
dead. Extent of the practice of burning. 5. Roman ex-

CHAPTER II. Pp. 14-29.

P. 14. Urns found at Walsingham. 15. Account of ustrina.

The urns probably Roman. 16. Practices of the Romans.

17. Conjectural etymology of Iceni.

Britain notably popu-

lous. Urns, coins, etc., found elsewhere. 18. Norman,

Saxon, and Danish coins. 19. Ancient interment of coins.

20. Antiquity of these relics uncertain. 21. Cessation of

the practice of burning the dead. 23. Various things found

in the urns. 25. Form of burial among the Ancient Britons.

Funerals of the Druids. 27. Customs of the northern nations.

28. Rollrich stones, and similar stones in Norway and


CHAPTER III. Pp. 30-52.

P. 30. Sepulchres of the Jews (St. Matt. xxiii. 29). Descrip-

tion of Sepulchral Urns, and their covering. 32. Homerical

Urn of Patroclus. 33. What was found in the Urns,

34. Laws of the Twelve Tables. Legend of St. Humbert.

36. Tomb of King Childerick. 37. Ancient customs as to

mementos and inscriptions. The mean salary of Judas

(St. Matt. xxviii. 3-10). 38. As to keeping ashes distinct.

39. Disregard of human life among the ancients. Jewish

Hypogæum at Rome. 41. Cenotaph of Euripides. 42. Pre-

servation of corpses. 43. Salamander's wool. 44. Effect of

fire on various bodies. 45. The body a combustible lump.

46. Places of burial. Burying by high-ways. 47. Postures

observed. Phænician and Megarian practice. 48. Incor-

ruptibility of human hair.

Substance like Castile soap

found in an hydropical subject. 49. Persian and Roman

corpses. Durability of the body when buried. Phrenological

conjecture. 50 Disquisition on skulls. 51. Tombs of the


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