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Cow Down

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It looked like a dog. I didn't actually see anything, mind.
[Palm Sunday] gatherings at Deverill took place on Cowdown, i.e., the ridge, parallel with the road from Sutton; boys, as well as men, went up to "beat the ball", i.e. play trap.
"When was the last time?"
"Oh! when I were a bit of a buoy, they gied over then, 'cos of 'en seed the devil; I were up there, but I didn't see en', but a were there like a girt dog, and a did rin about, and the chaps rinned away; I seed em rin, and I rinned too; 'twere gied over ater that."
From a piece by John U Powell in Wiltshire Notes and Queries, June 1898, p486.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th January 2008ce
Edited 18th January 2008ce

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