half peeled lemon


Stuff and nonsense

Austin, Thomas, ed. Two fifteenth-century cookery-books. London : Published for the Early English Text Society by N. Trübner & Co., 1888. 42 xl. (puddyng of purpaysse). Accessed November 5, 2014. Internet Archive.

Digby, Kenelm. The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened (London: Philip Lee Warner, 1910). Edited by Anne Macdonnel. 112 - 115 (a plain ordinary posset and a barley sack posset) Accessed November 9, 2014. Project Gutenberg.

Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Early English meals and manners: John Russell's Boke of nurture. London: N. Trübner & Co., 1868. 8, lines 93 - 96. (possate) Accessed November 5, 2014. Project Gutenberg.

Glasse, Hannah. The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy: Which far exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet published. London: W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Hinton, 1774. 251 (to make bologna ſauſages), 287 - 288 (to make oatmeal flummery). Accessed November 10, 2014. Internet Archive.

Rutledge, Mrs. Forster. The Goulburn Cookery Book. Sydney: W. C. Penfold & Co., 1922. 190 (to make tea).

Zambujo, Luís. Aguardente de Medronho. (a recipe for aguardente de medronho) Accessed November 12, 2014. http://aguardente-medronhos.blogspot.com. Summary and translation by Isabel Brison.

Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases. New York: Chartwell Books Inc., 1979. Entry for unmeaningness.

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 3rd ed. 2 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973. Entries for balderdash, flummery, fudge, hallucination, moonshine and wish-wash.


Bray, Mrs. Anna Eliza. Traditions, legends, superstitions, and sketches of Devonshire on the borders of the Tamar and the Tavy, illustrative of its manners, customs, history, antiquities, scenery, and natural history. London: John Murray, 1838. 183 (prevention and cure). Accessed November 1, 2014. Internet Archive.

Briggs, Katharine. An Encyclopedia of Fairies. New York: Pantheon Books, 1977. 335 (protection against fairies).

Courtney, Margaret Ann. Folklore and Legends of Cornwall. Facsimile edition of Cornish Feasts and Folklore, 1890. Devon: Cornwall Books, 1989. 123 (a possible explanation).

Crossing, William. Tales of the Dartmoor Pixies: Glimpses of Elfin Haunts and Antics. London: Hood, 1890. 53 - 54 (wayfarers led astray). Accessed November 12, 2014. PDF from Global Grey.

Foster, Brian. The Changing English Language. London: Penguin, 1970. 22 (pixillated meaning and origins).

Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Rambles in Western Cornwall by the Footsteps of the Giants: With Notes on the Celtic Remains of the Land's End District and the Islands of Scilly. London: John Russell Smith, 1861. 204 (prevention and cure). Accessed on November 1, 2014. Internet Archive.

Silver, Carole. Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 30 - 31 (rationalist view).

Apparent perceptions

Boismont, A. Brierre de. On hallucinations: a History and Explanation of Apparitions, Visions, Dreams, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnambulism. Tr. from the French by Robert T. Hulme. London: H. Renshaw, 1859. 59 - 60 (prophetic vision). Accessed November 16, 2014. Internet Archive.

Gurney, Edmund, Frederic W. H. Myers and Frank Podmore. Phantasms of the Living. London: Rooms of the Society for psychical research; Trübner and Co., 1886. 497 (lobster salad). Accessed November 16, 2014. Internet Archive.

Kemble, Frances Ann. Records of a Girlhood. Second Edition. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1880. Project Gutenberg Ebook, 2005. 474 (rumours). Accessed November 16, 2014. Project Gutenberg.

Murray, J. Clark. An Introduction to Psychology. 1905. Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013. 300-1 (rumours). Accessed November 16, 2014. Forgotten Books.

Nash, Thomas Arthur. The Life of Richard Lord Westbury: Formerly Lord High Chancellor, with Selections from his Corrrespondence. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley and son, 1888. Vol. II, 158 (rumours). Accessed November 5, 2014. Internet Archive.

American Ecclesiastical Review: A Monthly Publication for the Clergy. Vol. XV. VOL. V. of new series. New York: American Ecclesiastical Review Co., 1896. 42 (rumours). Accessed November 16, 2014. Internet Archive.

The British Encyclopedia. London: Odhams Press, 1933. Entry for hallucinations.

"Earl Grey's Vision!". The Royal Gazette, March 13, 1832. (explanation). Accessed November 16, 2014. Google Newspapers.

Wikipedia. "Grey's Monument". (rumours). Accessed November 16, 2014. Wikipedia.

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