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THE ORIGIN OF THE COMMISSION,
APPOINTED TO INQUIRE CONCERNİNG
IN ENGLAND AND WALES;
AN ILLUSTRATION OF
SEVERAL OLD CUSTOMS AND WORDS,
WHICH OCCUR IN
BY NICHOLAS CARLISLE, F.R.S., M.R.I.A.,
ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN TO HIS MAJESTY,
AND FELLOW AND SECRETARY OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES
AND NOW ABIDETH Faith, Hope, CHARITY, THESE THREE; BUT THE
1 Corinth. c. xiü. v. 13.
CHARLES MANNERS SUTTON,
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS,
&c. &c. &c.
When I requested to have the honour of Dedicating this Work to YOU, I anticipated the Courtesy which I should receive.
The Reports, to which the following Observations refer, have been welcomed by the Unanimous approbation of the Country, and are an eminent instance of