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an expert or collector of antiquities

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Whereas the scattered archive of The Antiquary requires multiple perspectives and operations to achieve momentary order--all the running and writing we can do just to stay in one place--here, a 'transcendent viewpoint makes us perceive the miniature as object'.
She also observes a sense of concreteness about Remizov's oeuvre, noting how the romantic antiquary "tracks an old tune to a shepherd whistling it in the hidden valley where it was born, chases winged words with his net, listens to old wives' tales, and hastens to catch the last faltered words of the dying gods" (Parmar 79).
Indeed, the "melding of the scientific with the imaginative," Kelly Eileen Battles has argued, is a hallmark of the kind of antiquated antiquarianism against which professional medieval studies sought to define itself in the decades leading up to the publication of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, an observation that begins to help us understand the shadowy valence of James's curious title and the professional self-definition it entails.
In the end, however, Scott allows that the balance promoted by The Antiquary is ultimately unsustainable and that his ideological position must fail the stringent test of fiction: the novel's denouement--which confirms Scott's sense of history as a contested legacy--reveals political and economic energies that cannot be contained by the triumph of entail.
In "The Ancient City" she dramatizes the choices made by a woman writer whose talent is judged and dismissed by a variety of critics; her potential for genius is overshadowed by the "Great Work" of an elderly antiquary, Professor Mac-quoid (1).
In Canon Alberic's Scrap-book, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the dark side of manuscript illumination, in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees.
Piggott, William Stukeley: An Eighteenth-Century Antiquary (1985), 79-109; Mowl and Earnshaw, John Wood, 208.
Stow's work with manuscripts, Martha Driver shows, was nevertheless a model for such later manuscript collectors as William Browne of Tavistock and the humble eighteenth-century antiquary Peter Le Neve.
The Antiquary treats Oldbuck's pretensions with mocking levity, While some of this tone is carried over to Reliquia Trotcosienses, the manuscript's second half is distinguished by Scott's earnest interest in the text itself.
Miller's illuminating study of Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, organized around the cultural function of the antiquary, makes an excellent contribution to early modern intellectual and social history.
There is, however, an instance of the verb being used more than a century after the last OED reference, in Elisa Powell, or Trials of Sensibility: A Series of Original Letters Collected by a Welsh Curate, 2 vols (London, 1795), a novel by the Welsh antiquary Edward Davies (1756-1831).
Many of the 60 bottles of Antiquary Whisky - from the 1940s and 50s - are still in their original crates.
Though gesturing towards this paradox, Parry's working model of the antiquary remains somewhat traditional: a William Dugdale or Henry Spelman, High Churchmen impelled towards preservation through a consciousness of England's vanished monastic past, or through witnessing parliamentarian damage to churches.
English scholar and antiquary known especially for a history of Cornwall.
1571 - 1631) English antiquary, collector of books, manuscripts, coins, medals, etc.