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in part a reminiscence of " Sindibad the Sailor "; the " Poem of the Tor " bears a strange resemblance to the famous " North of England Wake Dirge "; the " Great Worm of Shannon " is based on the belief that the winding course of a river is due to the wriggling of a serpent. We have also the curious belief in an insect known as the Dardaol, which must be burnt : " because if you stamp on it with your foot, or kill it with a stone or a stick, then the next time your foot, or the stick, or the stone strikes a person or an animal it will give rise to mortal injury."
Enough has been said to indicate the value of Dr. Hyde's col- lection, and it may be hoped that he will soon give us another instalment from the wide material at his disposal.
Vol. xxvi., p. 2IO, line 9— for G. A. Lebour ;t'««' Nona Lebour. Do. p. 211, line 21—forT. B. VnxUidgQ read ] . B. Partridge.
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