Description of St. Keyne's Well

DESCRIPTION: The well is named after "no over-holy saint." Between a married couple, the first that drinks from the well "thereby the mastry gains"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1602 (Carew's _Survey of Cornwall_ according to Dixon-AncientPoemsBalladsSongsOfThePeasantryOfEngland)
KEYWORDS: marriage warning humorous nonballad recitation
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dixon-AncientPoemsBalladsSongsOfThePeasantryOfEngland, Poem #12, p. 51, "Description of St. Keyne's Well" (1 text)
Roud #V22570
File: DixP012

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