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QUARTERLY ARCHÆOLOGICAL JOURNAL AND REVIEW,
A DEPOSITORY FOR PRECIOUS RELICS – LEGENDARY,
BIOGRAPHICAL, AND HISTORICAL,
ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE
HABITS, CUSTOMS, AND PURSUITS, OF OUR FOREFATHERS.
LLEWELLYNN JEWITT, F.S.A.
MEMBER OF THE ARCHÆOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,
ETC. ETC. ETC.
VOL. IV. 1863-4.
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On the completion of his fourth volume, the Editor again most gladly enters on what is, to him, the most delightful and grateful of all his tasks, that of thanking his kind literary and antiquarian friends for the valuable aid they have so cordially given him in his undertaking; and his readers, for the continued and increasing support which they have hitherto so cheerfully and liberally extended to his serial. To those noblemen, ladies, and gentlemen, whose contributions have graced his pages, the Editor tenders his warmest, his most grateful, and his heartiest thanks. Without their aid the “ RELIQUARY"' would never have attained the present high position which it now holds, and which, with their continued help, it will maintain in the future of its existence. He is happy to say, that, except by death, the “RELIQUARY," has lost none of its old friends, but has made many new ones, whose names are an bonour to its pages, and whose reputations in the literary and antiquarian world, will tend to add increased value to the contents of its volumes. He warmly thanks his friends for all they have already done, and in doing so, expresses an earnest hope that the aid which they have hitherto so cheerfully and effectively given, may be continued, and that he may for a long number of years, in the future of his existence, see their names gracing his pages, and know that by their aid, and that of the new friends which they enlist in the cause of archæology, he has succeeded in making the “RELIQUARY” what he always intended it should be, one of the leading historical and antiquarian Journals of the day.
The Editor, of course, in a work of this kind, entirely and unreservedly eschews politics. He is no politician, and has no bias for party or creed of any kind—and yet-like the Minister of the Crown, he “appeals to the country” for support. But he does so on broad and general principles. He is a “staunch Conservative,” in that he wishes to preserve from ruin, injury, or violation, whatever is curious or interesting belonging to past ages, and because he trusts, by his “RELIQUARY,” to become the “conservator” of much that is valuable and important; he is a “ thorough going Radical,” in that by his researches and his publication he seeks unceasingly for “radical” truths in
historical and other matters, and because his inquiries, and those of his contributors, are directed to the root and origin of the remains of bygone races and people ; he is a “ Tory,” in his love for regal, ecclesiastical, and ancestral antiquities; but he is a “Whig” in his equal love for those of the people of every age and of every time. The whole country is his constituency, men of every shade of opinion on disputed historical and antiquarian points are his supporters, and he makes his annual appeal with increased confidence, for their suffrages.
The Editor feels—no one more acutely—that the only way to gain support is to deserve it. This determined him in the first instance, when establishing the “RELIQUARY,” to make use of whatever energy and power he possessed to render it worthy of the most extended patronage, and to use every exertion to make it deserve that support which he asked for and hoped to receive. The kind and valuable support which he has, from the first, met from contributors, and the unvarying approval with which his work has been received by the Press, show that those exertions have been successful, and that the “RELIQUARY” is found not unworthy of the patronage which has been accorded to it.
This success will act but as an incentive to the Editor for further exertion, in order to maintain that position for his serial, which it has been his constant and anxious desire to gain. He does not approve of the principle of quietly “resting on his oars” after a little labour, for he knows full well that constant exertion is necessary to the well-being of his Journal, and he finds no pleasure in lying idly by. He assures his friends, that with their continued help, and with God's blessing, the “ RELIQUARY” shall still maintain its good name, and become, year by year, more worthy of their support.
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Derby, July 1, 1864.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME IV.
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