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July 25, 2007 by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
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At last he could bear it no longer. Atkinson, Perpetual Curate of Danby; the Rev. Many of these depredators were shot, but one hare seemed to bid defiance to shot and snare alike, and returned to the charge night after night. The scenes of these successive combats are revealed afresh every year, when beds of fragrant lilies of the valley spring up wherever the earth was sprinkled by the blood of the warrior saint.
The fiend will stay here no longer. I must warn you, however, not to confound him with the Dobie, a creature of far less sense and activity. It is, however, unlucky to be praised by a witch, or indeed to hold any conversation with her, and our only safety against sudden death soon after consists in having the last word. But for the kindness of many valuable friends who have noted down whatever bore upon the subject, and communicated to me the result of their observations, the collection could never have been formed; and I desire to express my hearty thanks to all who have thus aided me in my task, especially to the Rev. In North Germany, again, they believe that if the butter does not come the dairy is bewitched, but the remedy there is to smoke the cows, churns, and pails, in secret and at nightfall. At Deerhurst, near Tewkesbury, a serpent of prodigious size was once a great grievance to the place, poisoning the inhabitants, and devouring their cattle, till the king proclaimed that any one who destroyed the serpent should receive an estate in the parish belonging to the crown.
Wilkie records that a few years ago a ploughman in Ettrick Forest was said to have obtained an elf-stone thus. Popular belief maintains that, the elves received these stones from old fairies, who wore them as breast-pins at the fairy court, and that the old fairies received them in turn from mermaidens. Synopsis[ edit ] A poor woman finds a pot on the road. Bigge has recorded the following instance: A tenant of Sir Charles Monck, living at Belsay-bankfoot, had so many mischances that he felt no doubt his stock was bewitched. Her Border name was Habetrot, and Mr.
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Wilkie speaks of witches as though they were recognised members of society, to be met and spoken with every day. It is added that Pollard too went to London afterwards, and urged his claims, pleading that the head Mitford had brought was without a tongue, but to no purpose.
The terrified inhabitants escaped to the neighbouring villages, leaving behind them, sad to say, the old and weak to perish. This done, you may permit her to rise and go away, which she will do at once, making many protestations of innocence.
He had been eating in the mill and had laid down a great loaf of bone bread by his side, and the knife was in his hand, but his fingers relaxed their hold of it in sleep. The Folk-Lore of China teems with tales of dragons and serpents. Having laid waste the district on the north side of the river it crossed the stream and approached Lambton Hall, where the old lord was living alone and desolate.
Mary in the South Bailey, Durham; the Rev. If you want to stop a witch lay a straw across her path. The picture of a witch is incomplete without her cat, by rights a black one.
And, as befitted a genuine North-countryman, my researches were chiefly made in the district between the Tweed and the Humber. In Mr. The soldier saw that the situation was serious; he shut the book, closed his eyes, and anxiously awaited his comrade. Among the statutes set down were that the law could only be made by Parliament and could not be suspended by the King, also that the King could not impose taxes or raise an army without the prior approval of Parliament.
One day, as he was leaving Castleton, he met her coming in the other direction. While dying, the worm is said to have contracted its folds with such violent muscular energy that the sides of Wormington Hill are still marked with their spiral impressions.
Stott who used to reside in that district wrote to me respecting two old men, whom he calls A and B. Wilkie records that a few years ago a ploughman in Ettrick Forest was said to have obtained an elf-stone thus. The Devil promised to build one on condition that the first living creature that crossed it should serve as a sacrifice.
Lucian of Samasota ca. The Wall has never formed the actual Anglo-Scottish border. Whether this Wise-woman recovered from the effects of the accident, I do not know; but the Guisborough witch, who died within the memory Notes On The Folk Lore Of The Northern Counties Of England And The Borders book man, was lame for several years, in consequence, it was said, of a bite she received from a dog while slipping through the keyhole of her own door in the shape of a hare.
But, prosperity corrupting him, he grew idle and dissolute, and finally abused Redcap, and threw the bundle of firewood prepared for him by the gudewife into the well. The deil and his adjents, they fash none but the gude folk--the Cameronians and the prayin' ministers an' sic-like. It is curious to observe how Mr.
Bromfield of Sprouston, I have been enabled to make my own. While the girl was still watching, she heard Habetrot address this singular being by the name of Scanthe Mab, and tell her to bundle up the yarn, for it was time the young lassie should give it to her mother.
The grim inhabits the churchyard day and night and is associated with dark stormy weather. She decides this is better than gold, as it is less likely to be stolen, and goes on.
The notes are dispersed throughout the work, and are distinguished by his initials. Dobson, Esq. Then the old gentleman came out and examined the child, and just as Mr. Atkinson, Perpetual Curate of Danby; the Rev.
Harmless as he seemed, the servants got tired of him; so they laid a green cloak and hood before the kitchen fire, and set themselves to watch the result.
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