|May Day 2011 near Chagford, Dartmoor - If you want to use this image please attribute this blog|
"The marvellous tales of supernatural visitations, death omens, apparitions, charms for healing the sick and the bewitched, with cursings and blessings, would fill many volumes. I can only furnish a few examples and hope they may prove interesting to the reader.
One dear old country woman, who was never tired of telling me all the witch lore she could collect, one day, said, " Ave I askeed ee missus by telling ee thease yer discoose ? If zo be I've a gallied ee, I be main put about, but whot I dii tell 'e is true. Ess fy tez ! Ess by gor missus ! Ess fy !""
[I am rather sad Hewett didn't set about filling these potential volumes - she could have been the Robert Hunt of Devonshire]