Basque Legends

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,031 / 270 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.4
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 2,336
Added to site: 2011.06.14
mnybks.net#: 30154
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Myth

A very thorough analysis of some Basque myths, with a preface that explains why Webster chose the Basque for his study.

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curious to remark that, while the masterpieces of French literature seem never to have penetrated beyond the surface of society, these legends have pierced to the very bottom of the social mass, and have become real living household words, even to those many millions of Frenchmen who do not understand one word of French.

There remains the pleasant task of thanking some of the many friends who have assisted us in this collection. I had hoped to have joined the name of M. J. Vinson, the well-known Basque and Dravidian scholar, to my own as joint-author of this simple work. I should hardly have had the courage to have undertaken it had I not been assured of his invaluable assistance in difficulties about the language of the originals. Unavoidable circumstances have, however, prevented his seeing the Basque of many of the later tales, and he therefore prefers that the "Essay on the Basque Language" should alone bear his name. I cannot but accede to his wishes; but, at the same time, I offer him my most gra

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