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COUNCIL AND OFFICERS FOR 1856-57.

President. Major-General The Hon. Sir EDWARD Cust, K.C.H., D.C.L., F.R.S., Leasowe Castle.

Vice=Presidents.
Ex Officiis.

ELECTED.
The Mayor of LIVERPOOL.

John T. DANSON, F.S.S. The High SHERIFF OF LANCASHIRE.

John HARTNUP, F.R.A.S. The High SHERIFF OF CHESHIRE.

The Rev. J. S. Howson, M.A.

ARCHÆOLOGY,
W. BLACKMORE, Esq.
J. N. CROSSE, F.S.S.
SAMUEL GATH, Esq.
John G. JACOB, Esq.
P. MACINTYRE, M.D.
PETER R. McQUIE, Esq.

Sectional Members * of Council.
LITERATURE

SCIENCE.
Joseph Boult, Esq.

William Bean, Esq.
H. A. Bright, B.A.

G. M. BROWNE, Esq.
David' BUXTON, M.R.S.L. Tuomas NUTTALL, F.L.S.
WILLIAM BURKE, Esq.

T. G. Rylands, Esq.
John F. MARSH, Esq.

T. Sansom, A.L.S., F.B.S.E.
Rey. A. RAMSAY, M.A. | J. T. Towson, Esq.

Librarian.
Rev. Thomas MOORE, M.A., 05, Oxford Street, Liverpool.

Curator.
JOSEPH MAYER, F.S.A., M.R.Asiat.S., F.E.S., &c , 68, Lord Street, Liverpool.

Treasurer.
Thomas Avison, F.S.A., 16, Cook Street, Liverpool.

Hon. Secretary.
Rev. A. HUME, D.C.L., LL.D., F.S.A., 24, Clarence Street, Everton.

Assistant Secretary.
W. W. Rundell, Esq.

* In accordance with Law XX, the Council added the following Members from the Society to the Sectional Committees. Archæology.-EDWARD BENN, Esq., J. CLEMENTS, Esq.,

HENRY Johnson, Esq., Captain James MIDDLETON, F.S.A.
Literature.--A. W. HUNT, Esq., B.A., D. LAMB, Esq.,

ALEXANDER MʻIlveen, Esq., John Poole, Esq.
Science. --HENRY ATHERTON, Esq., H. J. CAUTY, Esq.,

HENRY Dawson, Esq., WILLIAM MILNER, Esq.

CONTENTS.

[Papers marked thus * are illustrated. Those marked thus + have been abridged.]

PAGE.

On the Language of Lancashire under the Romans. By R. G. Latham, M.A., M.D., F.R.S. .......

............ 1 On the importance of testing Chronometers before they are used at Sea,

with examples to show how their most common faults may be

detected. By John Hartnup, F.R.A.S., V.P. ......... .......... 11 * On the Battle of Brunanburh, and the probable locality of the conflict. By T. T. Wilkinson, F.R.A.S...........

............ 21 Notes on the Yak, or Grunting Ox, and other Ruminating Animals from

Central Asia. By T. J. Moore, Esq...................... ................. 43 * The Castle Hill of Penwortham. By Rev. W. Thornber, A.B., Trin. Col. Oxon....

......... 61 On Resemblance, Imitation and Plagiarism in English Poetry. By David Buxton, M.R.L.S.........

............ 77 The Faussett Museum, as affording materials for History. By John Robson, M.D. ...

.... 85 On some Fossil Trees recently discovered at Burnley. By T. T. Wilkinson, F.R.A S.

........... 99 On Comparative Philology, considered as an Aid to History. By Rev. A. Ramsay, M.A. ..........

......go.. ............................... 105 * Commerce of the Medial East. By John Locke, A.B., F.S.S. ............ 119 On the Perfect r-Partitions of p2 — p + 1. By Rev. T. P. Kirkman, A.M., F.R.S.

.............. 127 On the History of the English Language. By Thomas Wright, M.A., F.S.A....

............. 143 On the Lepidopterous Insects of the District around Liverpool. By

Charles Stewart Gregson.....
On the People of the English Lake Country, their origin, history and

character. By A. Craig Gibson, Esq. .............. ..................... 181 On the Population of Lancashire and Cheshire, and its local distribu

tion during the Fifty Years 1801-51. By J. T. Danson, V. P. and
T. A. Welton, Esqs........

............... 193

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* A Visit to the Tomb of Theodoro Paleologus. By John Thomas

Towson, Esq..........
Results of an Examination of the Records of the Liverpool Self-Regis-

tering Tide Gauge, for the years 1854, 1855, and 1856. By Lieut.
Murray T. Parks, R.N. ............

.... 223 The Characters of Macbeth and Richard the Third, according to Shakspeare, compared. By James Stonehouse, Esq. ........

............. 227 * Historical Sketch of the Liverpool Library. By P. Macintyre, M.D.... 235 *+ Remarks on Ancient Ivory Carvings. By Francis Pulszky, F.H.A. ... 245

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List of Members ........
Proceedings, Ninth Session, 1856-57............ ................................ 259
Report presented at Annual General Meeting................................. 259
Treasurer's Balance Sheet ..

............ 261 Remarks on the Financial Position of the Society. By Rev. A. Hume,

D.C.L...................
Opening Address. By J. T. Danson, F.S.S..........

.... 266 + On the relation between the Material Progress of the United States and

the Capital and Labour of Europeans. By E. Clibborn, Esq., R.I.A. 271 + On Binocular Vision and the Theory of the Stereoscope. By John

Newton, Esq............ *+On a Vortex Wheel near Kendal, with remarks on Water Wheels.

By George Grazebrook, F.S. A..... [Remarks on the Life and Writings of Thomas Hoggart, of Troutbeck. By A. Craig Gibson, Esq.] ...........

.... 285 [The Hoylake Antiquities. By Rev. A. Hume, D.C.L.] Concluding Address. By Rev. A. Hume, D.C.L...

292 Appendix—

Extra Meeting ;-Conversazione at the Egyptian Museum ...... 295
Special General Meeting ;-Diploma to Rev. Dr. Thom ............ 296

- Address to William Brown, Esq., M.P. 296
Excursion to Manchester ............... 298

Conversazione at the Town Hall...... 298 Index .........

.... 300

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LIST OF MEMBERS.

SESSION IX, 1856.7.

The first List was dated 23rd November, 1848 ; all whose names appeared in it, are therefore Original Members. Those who have been enrolled as Mayors or Sheriffs have their year of office attached.

The letter P denotes that the Members in connexion with whose names it occurs, have read Papers before the Society.

Those whose names are printed in smALL CAPITALs are Members of the Council; and in italics are Life Members.

Those marked thus * are Resident. The post town Liverpool is usually omitted.

23rd Nov., 1848. Ainslie, Montague, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Lancashire. 6th Dec., 1855. Allcard, William, 43, Upper Brooke street, Grosvenor

square, London. 18th Sept., 1854. *Allport, William, 11, Dale street. 10th Feb., 1853. *Anderson, Robert Worrall, 23, Falkner square. 3rd May, 1849. *Anderson, Thomas Francis, Holly Lodge, Fairfield,

and 3, Cable street. 4th Dec., 1856. Ansdell, John, St. Helens. 23rd Nov., 1848. Ansdell, Richard, 7, Victoria Road, Kensington, London. 15th Sept., 1854. Arrowsmith, P. R., The Ferns, Bolton. 11th May, 1854. Aspland, Rev. R. Brook, M.A., Dukinfield, Ashton

under-Lyne. 14th Dec., 1848. *Astley, John, Worrall Buildings, 11, New Wapping,

and Rock Ferry, Cheshire. 4th April, 1850. Aston, Walter, Chadderton Hall, and Blue Boar Court,

Cross street, Manchester. P. 9th Oct., 1864. Atherton, Henry, Sutton, Prescot. 8th Nov., 1849. Atkinson, Fenton Robinson, Oak House, Pendleton,

Manchester. H. Sh. Cheshire, 1857. Atkinson, William, Ashton Hayes, Chester. 23rd Nov , 1848. *Avison, THOMAS, F.S.A., Fulwood Park, Aigburth,

and 18, Cook street, TREASURER.

B

23rd Nov., 1848. *Badnall, Rev. William, M.A., Wavertree. P. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Baines, Thomas, Oakfield, Little Woolton.

8th June, 1854. *Banning, John Johnson, 20, Castle street. Mayor Man., 1851-53. Barnes, Robert, Brookside, Manchester.

13th Dec., 1855. Barton, Henry Campbell, Fishergate, Preston.

6th Dec., 1855. *Batty Edward, 24, Stafford street. P. 6th Dec., 1849. Beamont, William, Warrington.

21st May, 1857. * Bean, Edwin, Revenue Buildings. 30th Dec., 1854. *BEAN, WILLIAM, Revenue Buildings, and 56, Berkeley

street.

10th Sept., 1854. *Bedford, James, Ph.D. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Bell, Henry, 16, North John street, and Grosvenor

Road, Claughton, Birkenhead. 6th April, 1854. Bell, John Gray, 11, Oxford street, Manchester.

15th Nov., 1854. *Belshaw, John, Wason Buildings, 4, Harrington street. P. 9th Dec., 1852. Benn, Edward, Belfast. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Bennett, William, Sir Thomas' buildings, and 109,

Shaw street. 7th March, 1850. Birch, Sir Thomas Bernard, Bart., The Hazles, Prescot. 23rd Nov., 1848. Birchall, Thomas, Ribbleton Hall, Preston. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Bird, William, 9, South Castle street, and the Dell,

Rock Park, Rock Ferry. 4th March, 1852. Birley, Rev. John Shepherd, Halliwell Hall, Bolton. P. 8th Jan., 1852. Birley, T. Langton, Carr Hall, Kirkham.

6th Dec., 1855. Black, J., M.D., F.G.S., 2, George's square, Edinburgh. 20th Sep., 1854. *BLACKMORE, WILLIAM, 1, Exchange street West, and

Sutton, Cheshire. 23rd Nov., 1848. Blackburne, John Ireland, The Hall, Hale. 26th Sep., 1854. Bloxam, Frederick William, Alliance Bank, Thread

needle street, London. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Blundell, Thomas Weld, Ince Blundell, Great Crosby. P. 30th Dec., 1854. Bööck, Frederick Robert Paul, 86, Newman street,

Oxford Street, London. 5th May, 1853. Booth, Benjamin Witham, Swinton, Manchester.

1st May, 1856. Booth, John Billington, Preston. 15th Dec., 1853. Bossi, Arthur, Paris. 31st Sep., 1854. Bostock, Rev. H., M.A., Grammar School, Warrington.

3rd Jan., 1856. *Bouch, Thomas, 1, Oldhall street, and New Brighton. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Boult, Francis, Rumford Place, and Devonshire Road,

Claughton. P. 23rd Nov., 1848. *BOULT, JOSEPH, Harrington Chambers, and Grove

Park, Lodge Lane. 8th Dec., 1851. Bourne, Cornelius, Stalmine Hall, Preston. 6th Dec., 1855. Bowes, John, Blue Coat School, Warrington. 29th Dec., 1854. *Boyd, Andrew, 21, Nile Street. 13th Nov., 1851. Brackstone, R. H., Lyncombe Hill, Bath. 15th Dec., 1853. Bradbury, Charles, Salford Crescent, Manchester. 23rd Nov., 1848. *Brakell, Thomas, 7, Cook street, and 23, Richmond

Terrace, Everton. 30th Dec., 1854. Brent, Francis, Custom House, Hull. 9th March, 1854. *BRIGHT, HENRY ARTHUR, Sandheys, West Derby, and

1, North John street. 3rd May, 1849. Brooke, Henry, Forest Hill, Northwich. 6th March, 1851. Brooke, Richard, jun., Norton Priory, Runcorn.

13th Sep., 1854. *Brounlie, Charles, 19, Tower Chambers. 4th Dec., 1856. Broughton, Frederick, Ulster Railway, Belfast. 11th Dec., 1856. Brown, Robert, Preston. 23rd Nov., 1848. * Brown, William, M.P., 7, Chapel street, and Fenton's

Hotel, London,

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