A Countryman's Day Book: an Anthology of Countryside Lore

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    THIS collection of weather ‘saws’ and countryside lore will interest and amuse many people of very varied interests. Meteorologists, farmers, gardeners, and many others will find in the quotations from old anthologies and in the popular sayings a modicum of truth, but such a preponderance of error as to cause wonder regarding the origin of most of these popular beliefs of bygone times. As the title indicates, a set of ‘saws’ and quotations is given for each day of the year. The book is dedicated to cottage gardeners, and contains a number of quaint illustrations copied from ancient sources.

    A Countryman's Day Book: an Anthology of Countryside Lore.

    Compiled and arranged by C. N. French. Pp. xxvi + 254. (London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1929.) 6s. net.

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