Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall



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Open your doors, and let me in, I hope your favours I shall win; Whether I rise, or whether I fall, I'll bo my best to please you all. ~ Christmas play of St George and the Dragon This book is an important contribution to preserving the folklore of Cornwall. Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall sets about to captures the myths and legends, fireside stories and traditions, old songs and superstitions of Cornwall at the time. Many of these were already disappearing in 1873 when Bottrell first published this collection. This edition replicates William Joseph Blight's beautiful black & white illustrations from that original publication. It also includes notes, illustrative anecdotes, a glossary of local words, as well as an index.

  • Professionally designed hardcover
  • Black & white illustrations included with the text