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 Eden.Edenburgh, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eden Hall.
 
The luck of Eden Hall. An old painted drinking-glass, supposed to be sacred. The tale is that the butler once went to draw water from St. Cuthbert’s Well, in Eden Hall garden, Cumberland, when the fairies left their drinking-glass on the well to enjoy a little fun. The butler seized the glass, and ran off with it. The goblet is preserved in the family of Sir Christopher Musgrave. Longfellow wrote a poem on the subject. The superstition is—
       
“If that glass either break or fall,
Farewell the luck of Eden Hall.”
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   Readers of the Golden Butterfly, by Besant and Rice, will remember how the luck of Gilead P. Beck was associated with a golden butterfly.   2
 


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