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New York Folklore Quarterly, Vol. XV, No. 4, Winter 1959

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NEW YORK FOLKLORE QUARTERLY
Vol. XV, No. 4, Winter, 1959
CONTENTS


President’s Page

Marvin A. Rapp
242

An Old-Time Teller of Tales

Jared van Wagenen, Jr.
243

Moore’s St. Nick: Model and Motif

Robert H. Woodward
251

Lore of Mills and Millers

Andrus T. Valentine
255

Notes for a Yorker Dictionary of Canalese

Lionel D. Wyld
264

Funeral Customs in Colonial New York

Kenneth Scott
274

American Frontier Humor in Melville’s Typee

Bartlett C. Jones
283

The Prindle Vendue

Gertrude W. Seaman
289

FOR YOUNGER READERS
   

One for the Birds

Lewis A. Ondis
291

DEPARTMENTS
   

Upstate, Downstate

B. A. Botkin and
William G. Tyrrell
297

The Editor’s Bookshelf

 
307

Contributors
  311

Index for Volume XV

Helen A. Fraser
312

Postscript
  320





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“Mills very seldom operated on the Sabbath, but the story goes that on one Sunday after a long period of calm, the wind sprang up while the congregation was in church. The minister closed his Bible and announced: 'Brethren, the meeting is dismissed. Miller, go to your mill." It was customary for the minister’s grain to take precedence over the others, and apparently his meal barrel was about empty.” (from “Lore of Mills and Millers” by Andrus T. Valentine)


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