By K. Briggs
A vintage in folklore scholarship prepared in 2 components. people Narratives includes stories informed for edification or satisfaction, yet no longer considered factually actual. people Legends offers stories the tellers believed to be files of exact occasions.
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Extra info for A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A, Volume 2)
One day a servant-girl came to see him, and said— “I’m troubled with two bad complaints, Mus. Ladds, and I want you to cure ’em. ” In the meantime the doctor made up a couple of pills, of asafoetida, or some such nauseous compound, and when the girl in due course presented herself again, he gave them to her, telling her to take one there and then, in the shop, and to chew it well, or else it would not do her the least atom of good. As soon as the girl began to chew she began to spit and splutter, and cried out— “Oh, Mus.
Cuckoo were growing too. Well, the ’edge grew nice and ’igh, and the cuckoo grew ’is wings, and ’e flied nice and ’igh. And ’e went! Wyatt in 1913; from Crewkerne, Somerset. TYPE 1213. 1 [The cuckoo fenced to keep in spring]. See “The Borrowdale Cuckoos”, “The Wise Men of Gotham”. 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.
TYPE 1416 (variant). 2 [Test of curiosity]. A variant of “A Daughter of Eve”, “The Mouse in the Jug”, which is among Vitry’s Exempla. See also “Bob Appleford’s Pig”, “That’s Not Your Business”, “Of the Ploughman that said his Pater Noster”. COAT O’ CLAY [condensed version] Once upon a time in Lindsey there was a wise woman who was a rare one for giving advice to those in trouble. One day, as she was paring potatoes at her door, she saw the very picture of a fool coming up the path. ” “So thou be,” said the wise woman.
A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language (Part A, Volume 2) by K. Briggs