|The monumental mass of granite on Dartmoor, known as Bowerman's Nose, may hand down to us the resting-place and name of a giant whose nose was the index of his vice; though Carrington, in his poem. of " Dartmoor," supposes these rocks to be
"A granite god,
To whom, in days long flown, the suppliant knee
In trembling homage bow'd."
Let those, however, who are curious in this problem visit the granite idol; when, as Carrington assures us, he will find that the inhabitants of
"The hamlets near
Have legends rude connected with the spot
(Wild swept by every wind), on which he stands,
The Giant of the Moor."
"Popular Romances of the West of England" Robert Hunt. 1903.
Posted by stubob
28th March 2005ce
Edited 29th March 2005ce