By K. Briggs
A vintage in folklore scholarship prepared in 2 components. folks Narratives comprises stories advised for edification or pride, yet now not considered factually real. folks Legends offers stories the tellers believed to be documents of exact occasions.
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Additional resources for A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A, Volume 2)
And he gave himself a last roll to make certain, when the Squire came galloping round (as if) the boggles were after him, and reined up just in time, as the fool scrambled into the hedge. ” said the Squire. “Well, measter,” said the fool, “I fell into the river, and I lay down on the road to dry. ” said the Squire, so the fool told him about the Wise Woman and the coat o’ clay. ” And he rode away, still laughing. The fool went on, sad enough, till he came to the inn. ” And he told the landlord all about it.
Miles and miles have I rambled, by crossroads, over the fields, and always knew my way about. ” Thompson, Notebooks, from Shanny Gray, Grimsby, 8 November 1914. TYPE 1641. 611. ” Poor Crab”]. This tale is widespread in Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Turkey, France, Russia, Ireland, etc. Professor Megas gives several versions in his Greek Folk Tales. Kennedy gives a version, “Doctor Cure-All”, in Fireside Stories, pp. 116–19. See also “The Conjuror, or the Turkey and the Ring”, “The Clever Gypsy”, “The Three Kippers”.
None is listed in Norton or Baughman. This young Walter Raleigh died in his father’s lifetime, in America. Raleigh’s poem “The Weed and the Wag” was addressed to him. THE BOY AND THE PARSON A parson was once walking on the moors when he met a boy who was getting heather to make besoms. ” “It can’t be no more,” said the boy. ” “It can’t be no less,” said the boy. ” “No,” said the boy. ” “Way,” said the boy, “thou gets thy living by saying thy prayers, and I get mine by making besoms. Addy, Household Tales, p.
A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A, Volume 2) by K. Briggs