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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Logan or Rocking Stones,
 
for which Cornwall is famous.   1
   Pliny tells us of a rock near Harpsa which might be moved with a finger.   2
   Ptolemy says the Gygonian rock might be stirred with a stalk of asphodel.   3
   Half a mile from St. David’s is a Logan stone, mounted on divers other stones, which may be shaken with one finger.   4
   At Golcar Hill (Yorkshire) is a rocking stone, which has lost its power from being hacked by workmen who wanted to find out the secret of its rocking mystery.   5
   In Pembrokeshire is a rocking stone, rendered immovable by the soldiers of Cromwell, who held it to be an encouragement to superstition.   6
   The stone called Menamber in Sithney (Cornwall) was also rendered immovable by the soldiers. under the same notion.   7
   There are very many others.   8
 


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