Download e-book for iPad: A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language by K. Briggs

By K. Briggs

ISBN-10: 0203397371

ISBN-13: 9780203397374

ISBN-10: 0415066948

ISBN-13: 9780415066945

ISBN-10: 0415066964

ISBN-13: 9780415066969

A vintage in folklore scholarship prepared in 2 components. folks Narratives comprises stories advised for edification or satisfaction, yet no longer considered factually real. people Legends offers stories the tellers believed to be files of exact occasions.

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2 [Alleged bill-paying hat sold]. See “The Irishman’s Hat”, “The Clever Irishman”. ” From The Penny Budget of Wit and Package of Drollery, p. 209. TYPE 1345*. Stories depending on puns. Puns and plays on words are little noticed in the Type- and Motif-Index. Type 1345* is the only classification in which they are mentioned and then as only occurring in three Greek examples. THE CARDS A servant being denounced to his master as a gambler, denies the fact; and on a pack of cards being found in his pocket, he asserts that he is unacquainted with their use as mere cards; and that he uses them as an almanack, and sometimes converts them into a prayerbook.

If ’e come early, they get a good ’arvest, but if ’e come late, well, then they don’t ’ave much chance. ” So they outs, and they vinds a young cuckoo in a dunnock’s nest. Well, they veeds ’en, and while they keeps ’en ved and ’appy, the rest o’ the Crewkerne men, they builds a ’edge right round ’en. “Now,” say they, “Us’ll ’ave three ’arvests this year. ” 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.

A short time after the apprenticeship began, the shoemaker asked the boy what he would call him in addressing him. “Oh, I would just call you master,” answered the apprentice. ” Apprentice. Oh, I would call them trousers. Shoemaker. No, you must call them struntifers. And what would you call my wife? A. Oh, I would call her mistress. S. No, you must call her the fair lady Permoumadam. And what would you call my son? A. Oh, I would call him Johnny. III Jocular tales 33 S. No, you must call him John the Great.

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