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Paperback, Published in Aug 2008 by Moulton Press

ISBN10: 1443714984 | ISBN13: 9781443714983

Page count: 160

Legends And Lays Of The Wight. INTRODUCTION IN the following rhymes the popular rendering of the Isle of Wight legends has been followed the historical facts being contained in the forewords. Strict accuracy in legend is not to be looked for such would often destroy its raison detre that of a popular tale for the fireside. To avoid monotony the metre of each legend has been varied, suiting as much as possible the metre to the subject from the short lined stanzas of the Norsemans saga to the sing-song of the broadside ballad. In the dialect verses it is a somewhat difficult matter to render correctly the fast dying vernacular of the Isle of Wight, as it so often varies. For instance...

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