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1 30 Minutes of Meetings.

The following objects were exhibited : —

By Mr. E. Lovett : — A number of horse brasses, a tree-planter's tally, a cricket " score" as used about i860, and three divining rods, all from Sussex.

By Mr. A. R. Wright : — From Mexico, — ancient clay figure with rattle and whistle, stone toad or frog, seated clay figure enclosing a rattle, number of stone and jade heads of various types, jade human figure pierced for suspension or attachment, axe-shaped obsidian pendant worked to an edge and semi-transparent (found in laying the foundations of a fortress built by Santa Anna at Chilpancingo), light-green jade lance-head, 6^ inches long and pierced and incised (from the burial ground, Old Town, Mexcala), obsidian symbol (from island in Lake Texcuco), and clay ideograph (?) ; — from the monastery of Kargoe, Mount Athos, ancient Russo-Greek cross of cypress wood, beautifully carved, used in blessing the waters at Epiphany ; — and from Churiqui (Panama), gold pendants from an " Inca " grave.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th, 1911.

The President (Mr. W. Crooke) in the Chair.

Mr. Cecil J. Sharp read a paper on " Morris Dances and Sword Dances." The paper was illustrated by sword dances as now performed at Kirkby Malzeard and Greno- side in Yorkshire and at Earsdon in Northumberland. In the discussion which followed Mr. Calderon, Col. Cockburn, the Rev. Keighley Snowden, and the President took part. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Sharp for his paper, and to the gentlemen who had taken part in the dances.