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Minutes of Meetings. 3

charms made by him in Devonshire and elsewhere in England. In the discussion which followed Dr. Gaster, Miss Eyre, Dr. Hildburgh, and the President took part. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Lovett for his paper and exhibits.

The following objects were exhibited by Mr. Lovett : — From South Devon, — a number of heart-shaped amulets ; stones used as amulets against drowning, toothache, and warts ; toy anchor used as amulet against drowning ; hag or witch stone ; marks on the bark of holly known as "pixies' love letters"; skull of a cat with pins in base, used as an amulet against witches ; astragalus used to cure cramp ; holed stone used as safety amulet with key ; native shell necklet worn for luck ; twigs of the male ash and dried body of a frog carried or worn as amulets for curing fits; amulet against lightning; stone carried as amulet against evil eye ; water-worn coal given to sailors for good luck ; hearts pierced with pins and nails by workers of magic ; pincushion amulet given to sailors ; collection of horse brasses ; natural " heart " stone. From Whitby, — hag stone ; thunderbolt ; bone carried by sailors as amulet against drowning. From Suffolk, — heart-shaped amulets of amber ; bone carried as cure for rheumatism. From Belgium, — amulet against toothache. From Dorset, — thunderbolt. From Kent, — iron pyrites lumps regarded as thunderbolts ; water-worn coal given to sailors for good luck. From Cornwall, — heart-shaped amulet. From Antrim, — celt regarded as thunderbolt. From Naples and Persia, — heart-shaped amulets. From London, — coal carried for good luck.