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hand; and Abbot Elfnoth (who died a.d. 980) presenting his book of prayers to St. Augustin, the founder of his monastery at Canterbury, from the frontispiece of the book itself, preserved in the Harleian collection of MSS. in the British Museum, marked 2908, mourning habiliments*

are not discoverable in Anglo-Saxon illuminations. Representations of burials continually occur, but the mourners or attendants are not clothed in any particular fashion or colour. '' Widow's garments " are mentioned in Saxon records, according to Strutt, but no account is given of their distinguishing character.49

49 Vide Strutt's Dress and Habits, vol. i. cap. 5.

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