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British folk-tales and legends : a sampler

British folk-tales and legends : a sampler

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Once upon a time a writer decided to set down the most memorable and magical tales she could find. She searched the country high and low, seeking out folktales and legends, ancient lore and modern cautionary tales. This title contains her collection.

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Genre/Form: fairy tales
Fairy tales
Contes de fées
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Mary Briggs
ISBN: 0415286026 9780415286022
OCLC Number: 50089747
Notes: Originally published: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.
Description: xiii, 373 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Fables and exempla --
Belling the cat --
The bum bee --
The farmer and his ox --
The yaller-legg'd cock'ril --
Fairy tales --
Allison Gross --
Ashey Pelt --
The dead moon --
The flight of birds --
The gobborn seer --
The golden ball --
Jack and the giants --
The king of the black art --
King Herla --
The man who wouldn't go out at night --
The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle --
Tom tit tot --
The Gipsy woman --Jocular tales --
Austwick Carles: II --
The Austwick Carles and the watch: V --
the best way to die --
Box about --
The cuckoo-penners --
The dog that talked --
Dutch courage --
An Exorcism --
Good and bad news --
The man that stole the Parson's sheep --
The Miller's eels --
The Painswick ancients --
The secret agent --
The three sillies --
The two pickpockets --
Yorkshire follies: the considerate bandsman --
Novelle --
Adam Bel, Clym of the Clough and William of Clodesley --
Cap O'Rushes --
The King of the liars --
Mr Fox --
The professor of signs --
The tale of Ivan --
The three good advices --
The ungrateful sons --
Nursery tales --
The cattie sits in the kiln-ring spinning --
The endless tale --
The old man at the white house --
Sir Gammer Vans --
Teeny-tiny --
The three bears --
The three wee pigs --
The wee, wee mannie --
Black dogs --
The black dog of tring --
The guardian black dog --
Lyme Regis black dog legend --
Bogies --
The boggart --
The buttery spirit --
The farmer and the boggart --
Nuckelavee --
The white bucca and the black --
Devils --
The black rider --
Dando and his dogs --
The devil at the card party --
The devil at little dunkeld manse --
A minister molested --
The prize wrestler and the demon --
Dragons --
The dragon of Wantley --
The gurt vurm of Shervage wood --
King Arthur and the dragon --
The linton worm --
The longwitton dragon --
Fairies --
Anne Jefferies and the Fairies --
The broken bilk --
The brownie --The captured fairies --
The airy dwelling on Selena Moor --
The green children --
Horse and hattock --
Inkberrow's ting-tang --
Jeannie's Granny sees a fairy --
Johnnie in the cradle --
The laird of Balmachie's wife --
The midwife --
Sir Godgrey Macculloch --
The white powder --
Ghosts --
The bishopsthorpe ghost --
The bussex rhine, and king's sedgemoor --
Croglin grange --
The death "bree" --
A doctor's strange experience --
The drummer of airlie --The ghost of gairnside --
The grateful ghost --
John Rudall and the ghost of Dorothy Dinglett --
Lady Howard's coach --
The silken shawl --
The six dead men --
The treasure of downhouse --
Giants --
Brutus and corineus --
The giant bolster --
The giant of Carn Galva --
The giants of Stowey --
The origin of the wrekin : II --
Wade and his wife --
Historical traditions --
Burke and hare --
Cromwell in Glasgow --
Drake as wizard --
Dream portending the death of William Rufus --
Flood law in the Fens --
Folk-memory of Chaucer --
The ghost's "evidence" --
The grey goose feathers --
King Richard and the Penitent knight --
Marshall's elm --
The Oxford student --
Pudsay the coiner --
The sons of the conqueror --
The warden of the marches --
Local legends --
The beasts' thorn --
Canobie Dick and Thomas of Ercildoun --
The church of Fordoun --
The cook at Combwell --
Crawls --
The gold of largo law --
Guinevere's comb --
The horn of egremont --
The murder hole --
The old house of Balhary --
Owen parfitt --
The pedlar of Swaffham --
The rollright stones --
The sale of a wife --
Simmer water --
Trappping the plague --
The wimblestone --
Saints --
The crowza stones --
Men with tails --
St Adelme --
St Aloys and the lame nag --
St Augustine at Long Compton --
St Uncumber --
St Wulfric and the greedy boy --
Ushen and St Patrick --
The supernatural --
The anchor --
The curate of Axholme --
The dart of death --
The dream house --
The escaping soul --
The green lady of Cromarty --
The hand of glory --
The shepherd and the crows --
A vision at Dunino --
The waff --
The wandering Jew --
Witches --
The black hen --
The blacksmith's wife of yarrowfoot --
The counter-charm --
The elder-tree witch --
The ferryman --
Friar Bacon --
The hare's parliament --
Jakey Bascombe and the cob --
The laird of pittarro --
Molly Cass and the nine of hearts --
Mother Shipton --
The silver sixpence --
The unbidden guest --
The witch of Berkeley --
Witches at Hallowe'en --
Miscellaneous legends --
Farmer Hewlett's amends --
The foreign hotel --
The good magpie --
The stolen corpse --
The wooden legs.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Other Titles: Dictionary of British folk-tales in the English language.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Katharine Briggs.
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