TRADITIONS AND HEARTHSIDE STORIES OF WEST CORNWALL.
"Legends that once were told or sung In many a smoky fireside nook." LONGFELLOW.
With Illustrations by Mr. Joseph Blight.
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.
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.--