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Popular Romances of the West of England

The drolls, traditions, and superstitions of old Cornwall

Collected and edited by Robert Hunt

3d ed., rev. and enl.
London, Chatto and Windus, 1903.
Scanned and redacted by Phillip Brown. Additional formatting and proofing at by John B. Hare. Second revision, May 2004. This text is in the public domain. This file may be used for any non-commercial purpose provided this notice of attribution is left intact.

"Have you any stories like this guidwife?'

Ah, she said; 'there were plenty of people could tell these stories once. I used to hear them telling them over the fire at night; but people is so changed with pride now, that tey crave for nothing.'"


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