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TRADITIONS, SUPERSTITIONS, ,

AND

FOLK-LORE,

(CHIEFLY LANCASHIRE AND THE NORTH OF ENGLAND :)

Their affinity to others in widely-distributed localities;

THEIR

EASTERN ORIGIN AND MYTHICAL SIGNIFICANCE.

BY

CHARLES HARDWICK,

AUTHOR OF “ HISTORY OF PRESTON AND ITS ENVIRONS,' MANUAL FOR PATRONS AND MEMBERS

OF FRIENDLY SOCIETIES, ETC.

“Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto
babes.”—Matthew, c. xi. v. 25.

“Every fiction that has ever laid strong hold of human belief is the mistaken image of
some great truth, to which reason will direct its search, while half reason is content with
laughing at the superstition, and unreason with disbelieving it.”-Rev. J. Martineau.

CMANCHESTER:
A. IRELAND & CO., PALL MALL.

LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & co., STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

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1872.

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