Footnotes

229:1 In the shorter version of the poem this line runs--

"He cured the kye for Nanny Barton," which makes better sense. Huie Mertin was evidently a rival of Mary Butters. 229:2 South-running water possessed great healing qualities. See Dalyell, Darker Superstitions of Scotland, and C. K. Sharpe, op. cit. p. 94. 229:3 When a child the writer often heard that if a man were led astray at night by Jacky-the-Lantern {or John Barleycorn, or any other potent sprite!), the best way to get home safely was to turn one's coat inside out and wear it in that condition.

231:1 Notes and Queries, 4th series, vol. vii.

233:1 Henderson, Folklore of Northern Counties of England, {Folklore Society). 235:1 Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, xxii. {consec. ser.), p. 291.

237:1 Irish Times for 14th June; Independent for 1st July.

239:1 Journal of Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, xxi. {consec. ser.), pp.

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