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Author Briggs, Katharine Mary, editor.

Title Folktales of England / edited by Katharine M. Briggs and Ruth L. Tongue.

Publication Info. [Chicago] : University of Chicago Press [1965]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  398.20942 BRI    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  398.2 BRIGGS, KATHARINE MARY    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  398.2 B854F    Check Shelf
Description xxxiv, 174 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Folktales of the world
Folktales of the world (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Includes unacc. melodies.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [153]-158.
Contents Wonder tales. The small-tooth dog -- The green lady -- Tom Tit Tot -- Mossycoat -- Little Rosy -- The man who wouldn't go out at night.
Legends. Encounters with unnatural beings. Fairy merchandise -- Goblin combe -- The fairy follower -- Pixy fair -- The fairy midwife -- The green mist -- The apple-tree man -- Tibb's cat and the apple-tree man -- The man in the wilderness -- The old man at the white house -- Why the donkey is safe -- The hunted soul -- The sea morgan and the conger eels.
Legends. Curses and ghosts -- Tarr Ball and the farmer -- The four-eyed cat -- The witch's purse -- The gipsy's curse -- The open grave -- Annie Luker's ghost -- The son murdered by his parents -- Company on the road -- Room for one more.
Legends. Giants -- The giant of Grabbist and the "Dorcas Jane" -- The giant of Grabbist and Hawkridge Church -- The giant of Grabbist and the whitstones -- The giant of Grabbist and the stones of Battlegore.
Legends. Saints. St. Wulfric and the greedy boy -- The devil and St. Dunstan -- St. Adelme -- St. Aloys and the lame nag.
Legends. Historical and quasi-historical traditions. St. David's flood -- The legend of gold hill -- The grey goose feathers -- Swayne's leaps -- The lost bride -- The thievish sexton -- Mr. Fox's courtship -- Drake's cannon ball -- Marshall's elm -- Jack White's gibbet.
Legends. Modern legends. The foreign hotel -- The stolen corpse -- The half-cup of tea -- The five-pound note.
Jocular tales. Devils and spirits. The curious cat -- The last man hanged -- Dolly and the duke -- Summat queer on batch -- A cure for a witch.
Jocular tales. Heaven, hell, and parsons. A paddock in heaven -- The two chaps who went to heaven -- The three premiers who went to heaven -- The parsons' meeting -- The churchyard -- The parson and the parrot -- The man that stole the parson's sheep.
Jocular tales. Tales about children. The two little Scotch boys -- Father, I think -- King Edward and the salad -- The rich man's two sons -- The first banana.
Jocular tales. "Rhozzums" (short humorous tales, often about local characters). The farmer and the "parson" -- The Irishman's hat -- The three foreigners -- The deaf man and the pig trough -- The Borrowdale cuckoo -- Growing the church.
Jocular tales. Husband and wife. The jamming pan -- The contrary wife -- Knife or scissors -- The farmer and his wife and the mirror -- The three obedient husbands -- The lazy wife.
Jocular tales. Master and man. The lad who was never hungry -- Take a pinch of salt with it -- Old Charley Creed -- The hungry mowers.
Jocular tales. Shaggy dogs. The farmer and his ox -- The two elephants -- The horse who played cricket -- The pious lion -- The tortoise's picnic.
Jocular tales. Tall tales and absurdities. The dog and the hares -- The man who bounced -- Mark Twain in the fens -- The endless tale.
Subject Tales -- England.
Added Author Tongue, Ruth L., editor.
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