Joyce’s Little Maid

Book ID:
8286
Title:
Joyce's Little Maid
Publisher name:
The Religious Tract Society
Edition number:
2nd (?)
Book type:
Hardback
First edition date:
1896
Pages:
127
Dewey decimal number:
808.068 COR
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

Includes a reference to Cornish witch Madgy Figgy (p.88): "... a wonderful pile of granite... built up of cubical masses of granite and capped with a sort of chain. This great column goes sheer to the shore below, and is generally known as the Chair Ladder, the horizontal joints forming a sort of steps, and the topping boulders a kind of rude seat or chair, which was formerly called by the St. Levanites Madgy Figgy's Chair! Madgy Figgy was a witch, and lived once upon a time at St. Levan, and did all her wicked incantations as she sat in this celebrated chair!"

Cecil Williamson's museum texts about sea witchcraft include references to Madgy Figgy and her chair, and this book may be his source (although this account is likely to be drawn from a well-known local story).

The book contains a book plate indicating that it was given as a Sunday School prize to Edith Bristow in 1906.