By K. Briggs
A vintage in folklore scholarship prepared in 2 elements. folks Narratives includes stories advised for edification or satisfaction, yet no longer considered factually precise. people Legends offers stories the tellers believed to be documents of exact occasions.
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Extra resources for A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A, Volume 2)
So Borrowdale could then boast, without a rival, of a visit from a stranger who came riding on a peacock. Norton Collection, IV, pp. 7–9. Westmorland. Harriet Martineau, Guide to the Lakes, pp. 78–80. IV. The inhabitants of Borrowdale were a proverb, even among their unpolished neighbours, for ignorance, and a thousand absurd and improbable stories are related of their stupidity; such as mistaking a red deer, seen upon one of their mountains, for a horned horse; at the sight of which they assembled in considerable numbers, and provided themselves with ropes, thinking to take him by the same means as they did their horses when wild in the field, by running them into a strait, and then tripping them up with a cord.
THE CURATE AND THE FOOL A certain curate in the country there was that preached in the pulpit of the ten commandments, saying that there were ten commandments that every man ought to keep, and he that brake any of them committed grievous sin. Howbeit, he said that sometime it was deadly sin and sometime venial. But when it was deadly sin and when venial, there were many doubts therein. And a miller—a young man and a mad fellow that came seldom to church, and had been at very few sermons or none in all his life—answered him then shortly this wise: “I marvel, master parson, that ye say there been so many commandments and so many doubts.
Reputation spread. Thefts in neighbouring manor, and gypsy woman called in to help. Asked for three meals, to be served by different servants. Counted meals, and servants took it she recognized them. Confessed, and showed gypsy where treasure was hidden. She led mistress of house to treasure. Some young men determined to test her further. Hid fox under dishcover,* and asked what was there. * Made pie from young fox. A dictionary of british folktales 34 Woman said, “Many years I have wandered, all around and around.
A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A, Volume 2) by K. Briggs