Chansons Populaires de la France
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... out Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate--jstor/individuals/early-journal--content. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 7ournal of American Folk-Lore. 7ournal of American Folk-Lore. CURIOSITA POPOLARI TRADIZIONALI pubblicate per cura di GIUSEPPE PITRt. Vol. X. Saggio di Novelline, Canti ed Usanze popolari della Ciociaria. Per cura del Dott. GIOVANNI TARGIONI TOZETTI. Palermo: Libreria internazionale Carlo Clausen. I891. 8vo, pp. viii., io8. This volume, which continues the extensive series edited by Pitre, includes popular tales, songs, and customs. Among the latter may be noted survivals of ancient Roman usage in funeral ceremonies, namely, the conclamatio, or lamentation at the time of death, and of the ctena novendialis, or funeral feast on the ninth day. In the districts treated of, a dying person is not allowed to expire in peace: friends gather round him with wails and cries to the Madonna, beseeching her to rescue the life of the sick man; immediately after the decease, a feast is arranged, usually held on the eighth day, which is supposed to be effective for the purposes of consolation, and at which the relatives are entreated to lay aside their grief, eat, drink, and make merry. W. W. V. CHANSONS POPULAIRES DE LA FRANCE. A selection from French Popular Ballads.