Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies, and Superstitions, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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G. Bell, 1895 - Folklore
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For Folklore, reading Brands is like reading the Lewis and Clark Journals. It provides an unpolluted view of collected lore traditions with many references to thread. The Yuletide season has special interest and aspects that are not found anywhere else. Read full review

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Page viii - How could communities, Degrees in schools, and brotherhoods in cities, Peaceful commerce from dividable shores, The primogenitive and due of birth, Prerogative of age, crowns, sceptres, laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place ? Take but degree away, untune that string, And hark, what discord follows ! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy...
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