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NOTES ON THE

F O L K L O RE

OF THE

NORTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND

AND THE BORDERS.

BY

WILLIAM HENDERSON.

WITH AN APPENDIX ON HOUSEHOLD STORIES

BY

S. BARING-GOULD, M.A.

AUTHOR OF ICELAND, ITS SCENES AND SAGAS,' 'POST-MEDIEVAL PREACHERS,' ETC.

'Our mothers' maids in our childhood ... have so frayed us with bullbeggars,
spirits, witches, urchins, elves, hags, fairies, satyrs, pans, faunes, sylvans, kit-with-
the-candlestick (will-o'-the-wisp), tritons (kelpies), centaurs, dwarfs, giants, imps,
calcars (assy-pods), conjurors, nymphs, changelings, incubus, Robin-Goodfellow
(Brownies), the spoorey, the man in the oak, the hellwain, the firedrake (dead light),
the Puckle, Tom Thumb, Hobgoblin, Tom 'Tumbler, Bouclus, and such other bug-
bears, that we are afraid of our own shadows.'

REGINALD SCOTT.

LONDON:

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

1866.

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