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Thread #123801 Message #2734551
Posted By: Steve Gardham
29-Sep-09 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Devil and the Feathery Wife
Subject: RE: Origins: The Devil and the Feathery Wife
Further to what I said earlier, if Bert used the title mentioning 'Feathery Wife' then it's likely Buchan was his source. It is of course possible that PB issued it on a broadside or in a chapbook c1820 or fed it to one of his printer associates in Aberdeen or Edinburgh or even Stirling where he was apprenticed for a short while.