Again we have to record the wholesale sacrifice of Christ's little flock, of whom five were women. On the 22d of June, 1557, the town of Lewes beheld ten persons doomed to perish by fire and persecution. The names of these worthies were, Richar... Read more of Execution Of Ten Martyrs At Lewes at Martyrs.caInformational Site Network Informational

The Jackdaw


Source: Welsh Folk-lore

This bird is considered sacred, because it frequents church steeples and
builds its nest there, and it is said to be an innocent bird, though
given to carrying off things and hiding them in out-of-the-way places.
When ignorance of a fault is pleaded, it is a common saying--I have no
more knowledge of the fact than the Devil has of the jackdaw (see
Bye-Gones, Vol. I., 86). The Devil evidently will have nothing to do
with this bird, because it makes its home in the church steeple, and he
hates the church and everything belonging to it.

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