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  • Title The King of the Snakes and Other Folk-Lore Stories from Uganda (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)Authors and contributors By (author) Mrs George Baskerville, Illustrated by Mrs E G MorrisPhysical properties Format: PaperbackNumber of pages: 100Width: 152 mmHeight: 229 mmThickness: 6 mmWeight: 159 gAudience General/tradeISBN ISBN 13: 9781409915676ISBN 10: 1409915670Classificat......

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  • It might have been expected that the Indians of North America would have many Folklore tales to tell, and in this volume I have endeavoured to present such of them as seemed to me to best illustrate the primitive character and beliefs of the people. The belief, and the language in which it is clothed, are often very beautiful. Fantastic imagination, magnanimity, moral sentiment, tender feeling, and humour are discovered in a degree which may astonish many who have been apt to imagine that advanced civilisation has much to do with the possession of such qualities. I know of...

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  • Palindrome Verses Children crying at their Birth Unpublished Letter of Lord Nelson, by E. G. Bass Page 343 343 344 FOLK LORE:—Devonshire Superstitions—Quacks—Burning a Tooth with Salt 344 Parallel Passages, by H. L. Temple, Cuthbert Bede, &c. MINOR NOTES:—Vallancey's Green Book—Herrings—Byron and 345 Rochefoucauld—"Abscond"—Garlands, Broadsheets, &c.—Life-belts—Turkey 347 and Russia—"Verbatim et literatim" QUERIES:— Prints of London before the Great Fire Battle of Otterburn, by J. S. Warden De Beauvoir Pedigree, by T. R.

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  • Saxo Grammaticus, or "The Lettered", one of the notable historians of the Middle Ages, may fairly be called not only the earliest chronicler of Denmark, but her earliest writer. In the latter half of the twelfth century, when Iceland was in the flush of literary production, Denmark lingered behind. No literature in her vernacular, save a few Runic inscriptions, has survived. Monkish annals, devotional works, and lives were written in Latin; but the chronicle of Roskild, the necrology of Lund, the register of gifts to the cloister of Sora, are not literature.

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