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a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland

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Stukeley was also the author of several works on British druidical history, including two that Blake knew well and used in developing Jerusalem, his Abury: A Temple of the British Druids (1743) and Stonehenge: A Temple Restor'd to the British Druids (1740).
The custom still prevailing in Harbottle of passing sick children over the Drake Stone may be a relic of Druidical times.
The New Yorker is the only magazine in America, probably in the world, to inspire reverence and druidical devotion.
30) Heath's account of the Kymin hardly resolves this equivocal position, with allusion to its Celtic etymology, the Druidical associations of the nearby Buckstone, (31) and in the description of the views from the hill, constant reference to sites, especially mountains, in Wales, such as the Blorenge and the Brecon Beacons, as well as England, ranging from the Clee Hills in Shropshire to the Mendips in Somerset.
The organisation will reform as the Druidical IRA and dedicate itself to achieving a united Ireland with the help of the Earth gods and goddesses.
He believed a druidical pageantry would best represent the antiquity of the Welsh language and its culture, for, as Julius Caesar and Tacitus testify, the Druids were the guardians and promoters of the Celtic civilisation on the continent of Europe as well as in Britain before the coming of the Romans and the Saxons also, who had begun to attack parts of eastern Britain in the third century.
See also Michael Cross, "The Dark Druidical Groves: The Lumber Community and the Commercial Frontier in British North America to 1854," PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 1968.
However, since Caesar points out such a great divide between the common laborers and the druides and equites, it seems more likely that one had to be born into a certain status in order to begin druidical training.
Account of a visit to a monument usually considered Druidical, at Carnac, Brittany.
He loved and hated the trips, which brought him money as a touring 'voice on wheels' with the curious ability to make earnest young women 'squirm' - and worse - in their chairs and seek out his beery conversation as a bard 'from the druidical mists of Wales,'as he was billed for US consumption and to his creditable distaste.
At one point he commented: "You see singular blocks of Rock Strewed over its Surface in detached Masses, resembling the Druidical pillars of Stonehenge.
This guardianship, however, was contingent upon their survival as an elite, protected, and isolated institution; for, although Caesar tells us they knew something of Greek letters, the most vital aspects of druidical culture lore, history, literature - were by law transmitted orally and recorded by memory alone.
Clinging obsessively to his almost mythological roots in Chile's legendary Chiloe district (which to an Anglo-American reader seems veritably druidical in its life processes, customs, and beliefs), the narrator's exile is not so much his separation from modern Chile and its turbulent social history as it is the condition of his being lost in a society with no significant meanings, as much unable to return to the autochthonous dimensions of his youth as he is to free himself from their sway, against which life decision he makes is one pitiful blunder after another.
During the mid and later 19th century certain academics had declared the Calderstones to have been part of a druidical circle.
The Welsh Bards resident in London often assembled on Primrose Hill for Druidical ceremonies, and it was declared that the "English language is now, for the first time [1792] opened .