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Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall

TRADITIONS AND HEARTHSIDE STORIES OF WEST CORNWALL.

by

WILLIAM BOTTRELL.

"Legends that once were told or sung In many a smoky fireside nook." LONGFELLOW.

With Illustrations by Mr. Joseph Blight.

SECOND SERIES.

Penzance: Printed, for the Author, by Beare and Son. 1873. (Right of Translation reserved.)

"Of strange tradition many a mystic trace, Legend and vision, prophecy and sign." SCOTT.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

Duffy and the Devil (an old Christmas Play) 1

Celtic Monuments of Boleigh and Rosemodrass 27

The last Cardews of Boskenna and the story of Nelly Wearne 36

The Witch of Buryan Church-town 59

Madam Noy and the Witch 63

A Queen's visit to Baranhuel 67

The Small People's Cow (a fairy tale) 73

Tom of Chyannor, the tin-streamer (a West Country droll) 77

The Fairy Dwelling on Selena Moor 94

The I'an's House of Treen 103

Castle Treen and its Legends 130

Traditions of Parcurnow 140

Legends of St. Levan 145

A Legend of Pargwarra 149

An' Pee Tregeer's trip to market on Hallan Eve (a fairy tale) 154

An Overseer and a Parish Clerk of St. Just, sixty years ago 169

The Fairy Master, or Bob o' the Carn 173

A Tinner's fireside stories.--

The Knockers of Ballowal 185

Old Songs and Nicknames 193

The Changeling of Brea-Vean (fairy tale) 199

Betty Stoggs's Baby (fairy tale) 205

How a Morvah man bought clothes for his wife 207

How a Zennor man choked himself, but had his will in his pocket 210

The Smugglers of Penrose 212

Tregagle at Gwenvor Cove 224

West Country Superstitions.--


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