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Image from page 300 of “In the footsteps of Borrow & Fitzgerald” (1915)
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Title: In the footsteps of Borrow & Fitzgerald
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Adams, Morley
Subjects: Borrow, George Henry, 1803-1881 FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883
Publisher: London, Jarrold
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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it on your warts,then throw it over your left shoulder, andyou will soon be free from them. To hang a flint with a hole in it overthe head of your bed is a preservative againstthe nightmare. Another remedy is, before you go to bed,place your shoes carefully by the bedside coming and going —that is, with the heelof one pointing in the direction of the toeof the other—and then you will be sure tosleep quietly and well. To cure, or rather to prevent, cramp, takethe small bone of a leg of mutton and carryit always about with you in your pocket.Or, wear a ring made out of an old coffin-handle on one of your fingers. The parishclerks have been known to preserve the oldcoffin-handles found in churchyards for thepurpose of making cramp rings. At Necton, a pretty but uninterestingvillage, I turn off to the right, and, passingthrough several peaceful hamlets, I reachFakenham. However, here I find little tointerest me ; the people seem never to haveheard of the ghost for which their village

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OF BORROW AND FITZGERALD 243 is famed ; and when I related the story toa yokel at the inn he said : It must a binafore my time, as he hadnt heard nuffinaboot no donkey. Surely this is the Faken-ham of the stupid ghost story which Iread when at school, or is there anotherFakenham with which the story is con-nected ? Somewhat dispirited, I make my wayacross country towards Nelsons birthplace,Burnham Thorpe. I find a most picturesqueand charming village, and added to itsnatural charm is a strange feeling of patrioticexultation that takes possession of me as Istand outside the rectory wherein the greatadmiral was born in 1758. Round aboutme is the country where he played as aboy. There is an almost oppressive still-ness about me as I sit down and gaze atthe ancient rectory. I feel that at anymoment the door may open and the shadeof Nelson pass out. Scene after scene passesbefore me : The youth, somewhat frail andfar from strong, going off to join the Navywhen twelve years of age. I see hi

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Image from page 252 of “Picturesque Washington: pen and pencil sketches of its scenery, history, traditions, public and social life, with graphic descriptions of the Capitol and Congress, the White House, and the government departments ..” (1884)
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Title: Picturesque Washington: pen and pencil sketches of its scenery, history, traditions, public and social life, with graphic descriptions of the Capitol and Congress, the White House, and the government departments ..
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Moore, Joseph West
Subjects: Washington (D.C.)
Publisher: Providence : J.A. & R.A. Reid
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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ing simple remedies for various ailments. He is an odd charac-ter, and when in the humor will describe his former life on Ran-dolphs plantation in quaint, vivid, and intensely interesting language.His clothes are patched and scarce hold together on his bent and tot-tering form. Usually he sits crouching before his hearth-stone, rub-bing his thin hands and muttering to himself, and he leaves his cabinonly at rare intervals to hobble a few squares. The most ignorant of the colored people are very superstitious,and have great faith in charms and omens, and all of those singularthings which have come from the South and pass current under thename of voudooism. There are voudoo doctors of their own race,who live well, dress fashionably, and apparently make a great dealof mone3\ They profess to cure everything, from a big wart to a badcase of what they call devilish conjuration. They are very mys-terious in their practice, and use many curiously fashioned articles THE COLORED POPULATION. 249

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THE DON CAMERON MANSION. which they audaciously claim possess cabalistic and astonishing qual-ities, and utter many strange words. They impress their patients byall sorts of tricks, such as manipulating large snakes, whispering inthe ear of a dog and pretending to receive an answer, and other sillyactions. The credulous negroes look with awe on these transparentfrauds, and do many ridiculous things at the bidding of the doc-tors. Around the great markets one will see among the hucksters whoselittle stands crowd all the walks, a good representation of coloredpeople of peculiar characteristics. The colored hucksters offer forsale twists of tobacco in the natural leaf, warranted to be perfectlypure Virginia weed ; many herbs, barks, and roots, and large quan-tities of flowers and garden sass, and some have coops of livechickens and ducks. There are numerous women in the groups,wearing large bandanna handkerchiefs gracefully entwined roundtheir heads, turban-like, but the colors are not a

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