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The False Bride.

peasant folk, could we by help of further evidence approach nearer to their meaning and disentangle their complexities. And I would lay special stress on the hope they afford of gaining light on (1) the primitive religious year, with its successive seasons of ordered ritual; and (2) the occurrence in sacred festivals, and complex ritual, of ceremonies belonging to the primitive social life.

Gertrude M. Godden.