legends of florence collected from the people

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Legends Of Florence Collected From The People - Charles Leland - 1895 - PREFACE - THIS book consists aImost entirely of legends or traditions of a varied character, referring to places and buildings in Florence, such as the Cathedral and Campanile, the Signoria, the Bargello, the different city gates, ancient towers and bridges, palaces, crosses, and foun tains, noted corners, odd by-ways, and many churches. To all of these there are tales, or at least anecdotes attached, which will be found as entertaining to the general reader as they will be interesting, not to say valuable, to the folk- lorist and the student of social history but here I must leave the work to speak for itseIf. I originaly intended that this should be entirely a collection of relics of ancient mythology, with supersti- tions and sorceries, witchcraft and incantations, or what may be called occult folk-lore, of which my work on Etruscan-Roman Remains in Popdar Tradition con- sists, and of which I have enough additional material to make a.............
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