A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language by K. Briggs

By K. Briggs

A vintage in folklore scholarship prepared in 2 elements. people Narratives includes stories advised for edification or pride, yet now not considered factually real. people Legends offers stories the tellers believed to be documents of tangible occasions.

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DAFT WILL SPIERS Will, one day, upon his journey to Eglinton Castle to pay his regular daily visit, met his Lordship, who seemed not to notice him. The Earl, being only on a walk of pleasure through his policies, soon came in contact with Will again sitting at the bottom of a tree, picking a huge bone. ” From The Penny Budget of Wit and Package of Drollery, p. 203. g. “Sair Hodden Doon” (Dean Ramsay’s Reminiscences). DAN GHOATE AND THE BULL Long years ago, before the days of Mr. Bruce, and the Public House Closing Act, in a large village in mid-Suffolk, dwelt a prosperous, and canny old farmer, whom I will christen Dan Ghoate, for the occasion, whose custom it was sometimes to sell a beast to the local butcher, to be killed and paid for according to the dead weight, after it had been dressed.

The other inquired. “Not quite,” said the dreamer. “I walked about, and found a beautiful golden seat, and * indexes, signs. † nothing. A dictionary of british folktales 44 was going to sit down when somebody took hold of my shoulder and said: ‘You mustn’t sit there! ’ said I. ” Norton Collection, II, p. 239. Wiltshire. Alfred Williams, Round About the Upper Thames, p. 41. TYPE 1738 (variant). MOTIF: X. 438 [The dream: all parsons in Hell]. See “Old Charley Creed”. THE CROWS FLY AWAY WITH THE PEAR-TREES When I was a young mon, I was a kyarter, and in them days there was a smartish bit of kyarrying by road, in waggins and drays, up towards Gloucester.

THE CANNINGS VAWK I niver wur at Cannin’s but once as I knaws on, an’ that wur when Mr. Jones wur alive. I went awver wi’ he to Cannin’s Veast. I mind thur wur a lot on ’em thur from Ca’an as wur a-tellin’ up zuch tales as was never about the Cannin’s vawk. —a-top o’ the tower, to make un grow as big as the spire. I never he-ard tell o’ zuch a thing! Should ’ee iver thenk as ’twer true? An’ the’ tell’d I as ’twarn’t but a vurry veow years ago as some on ’em hired as ther wur a comut ur what ’ee caals it, to be zeed in ’Vize market-place, an’ pretty nigh aal Cannin’s went in thur to zee un, an’ niver thought o’ lookin’ to zee wur they cudden zee un at whoam.

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