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“A painfull work it is, and more than difficult, wherein what toyle hath been taken, as no man thinketh, so no man believeth, but he that hath made the triall."-Anthony à Wood.
“To reduce Surnames to a Method is matter for a Ramist, who should haply find it to be a Typocosmy.”—Camden's Remaines.
"This is a subject which involves many curious questions of antiquarian interest, bearing upon the language, habits, and pursuits of our countrymen in bygone days. It is one, also, that immediately concerns erery man who feels an honest pride in being called by his father's name."—Notes and Queries, vi. 201,