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Folklore of Shakespeare T.F. Thiselton-Dyer

Folklore of Shakespeare

T.F. Thiselton-Dyer

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Shakespeare possessed a rich treasury of knowledge of a most varied kind, much of which he may be said to have picked up almost intuitively, he embellished his writings with a choice store of illustrations descriptive of the period in which he lived.MoreShakespeare possessed a rich treasury of knowledge of a most varied kind, much of which he may be said to have picked up almost intuitively, he embellished his writings with a choice store of illustrations descriptive of the period in which he lived. Contents: Fairies- Witches- Ghosts- Demonology and Devil Lore- Natural Phenomena- Birds- Animals- Plants- Insects and Reptiles- Folk Medicine- Customs connected with the Calendar- Birth and Baptism- Marriage- Death and Burial- Rings and Precious Stones- Sports and Pastimes- Dances- Punishments- Proverbs- Human Body- Fishes- Sundry Superstitions- Miscellaneous Customs.