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 Soul.Soul and Spirit. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Soul Cakes.
 
Cakes given in Staffordshire and Cheshire on All Souls’ Day, to the poor who go a-souling, i.e. begging for soul-cakes. The words used are—   1
       
“Soul, soul, for soul-cake
Pray you, good mistress, a soul cake,”
 


 Soul.Soul and Spirit. 

 
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