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" Criminals were tried under an Oak tree, the judges being seated under the tree, and the culprit placed within a circle made by the chief Druid's wand. The Saxons also held their national meetings under an Oak ; and the celebrated conference between the... "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1753
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volumes 1-2

1844
...around.' Criminals were tried under an oak tree ; the judge, with the jury, being seated under its shade, and the culprit placed in a circle made by the chief...of the former, was held under the oaks of Dartmoor. Tlie Mixtktoe, particularly that which grows on the oak, was held in great veneration by the Britons....
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1844
...around.' Criminals were tried under an oak tree ; the judge, with the jury, being seated under its shade, and the culprit placed in a circle made by the chief...national meetings under an oak; and the celebrated conférence between the Saxons and the Britons, after the invasion of the former, was held under the...
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Trees and flowers, fruits and gems; or, Things beautiful and rare in Scripture

John Young (M.A.) - 1848
...Celts and ancient Britons. The religious rites of the Druids were generally performed near the oak. The Saxons also held their national meetings under...the Britons, after the invasion of the former, was under the oak at Dartmoor. In the annals of the Agricultural Society of Eochelle, there is the following...
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Cultus Arborum: A Descriptive Account of Phallic Tree Worship, with ...

Freemasonry - 1890 - 111 pages
...to this gentleman, was a druidic chant, signifying, literally, " In a circle the oaks move round." Criminals were tried under an oak tree ; the judge...table was made of it, as was the cradle of Edward TIL, who was born at Carnarvon Castle ; this sacred wood being chosen in the hope of conciliating the...
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The Forest Trees of Britain

Charles Alexander Johns - 1892 - 431 pages
...judges being seated under the tree, and the culprit placed withm a circle made by the chief Drnid's wand. The Saxons also held their national meetings...table was made of it, as was the cradle of Edward II. at Caernarvon Castle, where he was born; this sacred wood being chosen in the hope of conciliating...
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The Forest Trees of Britain

Charles Alexander Johns - Forests and forestry - 1899 - 431 pages
...were tried under an Oak-tree, the judges being seated under the tree, and the culprit placed within a circle made by the chief Druid's wand. The Saxons...table was made of it, as was the cradle of Edward II. at Caernarvon Castle, where he was born ; this sacred wood being chosen in the hope of conciliating...
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Trees in Prose and Poetry

Mary Grace Fickett - Trees in literature - 1902 - 184 pages
...around." Criminals were tried under an oak tree; the judge, with the jury, was seated under its shade, and the culprit placed in a circle made by the chief...of the former, was held under the oaks of Dartmoor. From Loudon's The Trees and Shrubs of Great Britain. THE OAK JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL [Near the Beaver...
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The Nature-study Review: Devoted to All Phases of Nature-study in ..., Volume 14

Natural history - 1918
...oak. "Criminals were tried under an oak tree; the judge with the jury, was seated under its shade, and the culprit placed in a circle made by the chief...former, was held under the oaks of Dartmoor." "The Briton has but one native oak on which to spend his loyalty and devotion. We have fifty kinds — All...
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