Giants and Dwarfs

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Copyright © 1868 by Edward J. Wood. All rights reserved. Except for use in a review, no portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the publisher. Neither the author nor the publisher assumes any responsibility for the use or misuse of information contained in this book.

INTRODUCTION

For the first time back in print,this 150 year old book on giants and dwarfs will illustrate the history of the worlds most famous giants and very small humans that were written about and described over thousands of years.The heights and feats are well chronicled as well as information that has been hidden for centuries-the age of this publication shows just how great the cover up of giants has been over the last 100 years

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I
Cum grano salis – Bible Giants – Nephilim - the Giant Sons of God – Rephaim - Og, king of Bahsan - Marvellous Stories about him - Battles with Giants – Anakim – Goliath - Poetically described – Saul - The Statures of Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, and Moses - Abel’s Grave - Man’s Stature before the Flood - Early British Legends – Satan-Heathen Mythology and Giants - The Titans - The Gigantes – Antaeus - Ephialtes and Otus – Perseus – Tityus – Polyphemus - Homer describes him - Stature of Heathen Heroes - Giants on Etruscan Pottery - Colossal Architecture – Carnac – Egypt – Thebes – Anthens - Saxon Idol, Irminsula – Odin - Easter Island – Canton – East-Indian Caves -Imaginations of the Gigantic . . . . . . 1

CHAPTER II
Huge Skeleton found at Crete - Gabbaras, Giant of Claudius Caesar - Poslo and Secundilla - Mummies in the Sallustian Gardens - Egyptian Sarcophagus - Large Skeleton found during the Cretan War - Emperor Maximus - Emperors Jovianus and Charlemagne – Ferragus – Enotherus - Huge Skeletons found on the Orontes and in Mount Sigea – Antonius - Giant Child of Euthymenes - Large Bodies found – Hartebenunf - Nacvius Pollio - Eleazar, a Giant Jew - Giant Woman – Pallas - The Skeleton of Polyphemus - Skeletons in Sicily - in Thessalonica - Fossil Tooth found at Utica - Skeleton in Bohemia -Maundeville’s Testimony of Giants - Valence Giants - Rouen Giant, Ricon de Vallemont - Sicily Giants - Giants with Canute and Malcolm - Giant of St. Bees - Giant’s Field – Theutobochus – Isoret - Gigantic Bones in Aldermanbury - Giant Guanche - Austian Giant - Giant’s tooth - Thigh-bones of Giants - Gigantic Bones found in England - Caugick Giants - Bones at Lucerne - in Staffordshire – in Mecedonia – Bucart - Large Bones in Essex - Large Teeth in New England - Skeleton in Calabria - Little John - Giant’s Oak - Bones in Derbyshire - in Herefordshire - at Hythe - at Ripon - at Russun –vi Giants’ Bones examined critically – Bones Mineral Productions - Ancient British Remains – Stonehenge - Giants’ Dance – Merlin - Giant’s Grave at Penrith - Legends of - Giant’s Thumb - Long Meg and her Daughters – Giant’s Grave in Dorsetshire - in Lancashire - in Yorkshire - in Northumberland - in Leicestershire - Bell’s Grave - The Devil of Mount Sorrel - Giant’s Grave in Ireland - on the Bophorus - Giant’s Chamber - Giant’s Stairs – Macmahon - Giant’s Cave in Wiltshire - near Penrith - Maiden’s Step – Torquin - Giant’s Chair - Giant’s Cave in Cornwall - Sugar and Water Sunday - Giant’s Causeways - Pen-y-Gair – Giant in Dorsetshire – Long Man of Wilminton – Gogmagog’s Hills – Devil’s Works . . . . . . .21

CHAPTER III
Civic Giants – Corinaeus and Gogmagog – Legend of – Giant’s Leap – Giants in London Pageants – Gog and Magog in Guildhall – Midsummer Shows and Giants – Chester Giants – Giants in the Low Countries – Antigon, the Giant of Antwerp – Padua Giants – Valencia Giants – Types of Municipal Power – Giants at Dunkirk and Douai – Giant at Kenilworth Castle – at Woodford – Giants in Folk-lore and Fiction – Jack the Giant-killer –Teutonic Giants – Thor – Skrimmer – Hindu Legends - Woglog – Vishnu – Indian Giants – King Arthur – Giant of Mount St. Michael – Cornish Giants – Giants of Trecrobben – Ghosts of Giants – Holiurn of the Cairn – Tom and the Giant Blunderbuer – Bolster – Giant of Goran – Wrath – Jack the Tinkeard – Irish Giants – Fingall – Trick on a Scotch Giant – Legend of Giant Women – Grana – Rock of the Candle . . . . . . . . . . . 48

CHAPTER IV
Human Height – Comparisons – Early Germans – Changes in Stature of Mankind – Peruvian Giants – Patagonians – First Voyages to Pantagonia – Magellan – Pigafetta – Sir Francis Drake – Sir Thomas Cavendish – Turner – Van Noort – Dutch Travellers – French Travellers – Tarrubia – Spanish Travellers - Byron – Wallis – Carteret – Patagonian Skeleton and Archbishop of Lima – Captain Bourne – The Patagonians of this day described – Ladrone Islands – Chiloe – Giant Angling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

CHAPTER V
Benlli the Giant – his golden vest – Rollo or Rolf the Ganger – Giant King of Norway – Guy Earl of Warwick – Colbrand – Relics of Guy at Warwick Castle – Funnam – Nicholas Kieten – Ireland and Giants – Sir Richard Herbert – Giant of Bordeaux – Giant Fleming – Hans Braw – Aymon – Baron Benteurieder – Trick by Dwarf on Giant – Long Meg of Westminster – Huge Armour in Tower – Philargyrie – Giants and Dwarf in the Tower – Giants in May-games – Flemish Giant – Queen Elizabeth’s Giant Porter – Middleton, the child of Hale – Giant Piedmontese – Tartar Giant – Dutchmen of Strange Statures – Shakespeare and Giants – Ascapart – Antony Payne, the Cornish Giant – Giant Girl – Jacob Damman – Several Giants mentioned by Physicians and Travellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

CHAPTER VI
Walter Parsons, Porter to James I. – William Evans – Giants and Dwarfs together – Whim of Empress of Austria – Bodily Differences between Giants and Dwarfs – Oliver Cromwell’s Giant Porter – Pepys sees Giant Dutchman – John Tates – Pepys sees a Giant Woman – Thomas Birtles, Cheshire Giant – Miller, German Giant – Munster, Duke John Frederic’s Giant – Edmund Malone – Charles II and Giant – Bartholomew Fair – Giant Turk – Huge Os Frontis – Giant Polander, presented to Maximilian II – Giant Skeleton at Repton – King Askew – James Hanson – Irish Gaintess – the Painted Prince – Hugh Hird – Baron Burford – Giant’s Bone – Giants domestic Recreations . . 105

CHAPTER VII
High German woman – Tall Youth – Welsh Giant – High German Performer – Tall Black – Giant Fisherman – Large Bones at St. Alban’s – Giants at Court of Electors of Brandenburgh – King of Prussia’s Giant Guards – Propagation of Giants – Giant Regiment in Russia – Tall Essex Woman – Bartholomew Fair – Strong Saxon Giant – Thomas Fisher – Giant’s Hand – Henry Blacker, the British Giant – German Giant – Italian Giantess – Giant boy – Giant at Rouen – at Paris – Large Bregma – Daniel Cajanus – Gigantic Boy of Willingham – Young Colossus – New Wells – Tall Saxon Woman with Dwarf –Living Colossus – Tall Woman – Giant Youth at Southwark Fair –viii
Italian Giant – Giant’s Bones found – Cornelius MacGrath – Bishop Berkeley said to have produced a Giant by feeding – James Macdonald – Charles Byrne, or O’Brien – his Advertisements – Endeavours to obtain his Body – Lawsuit relating to his lost Money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

CHAPTER VIII
Patrick Cotter, or O’Brien – let to a Showman – described by his Barber – Irish Giant and Dwarf advertised – Cotter described as a Descendant of King Brien Boreau – Infant Giants – Gigantic Twin Brothers – Cotter at Sadler’s Wells Theatre – his Advertisements – his Marriage – his Effect on a Hackney-coachman – The Man Mountain – Cotter with a Dwarf in his Pocket – compared with a Scotchman – Letter written by Cotter – Feat of Gallantry – critically described by a Surgeon – Nocturnal Walks – frightens a Highwayman – Cotter’s Watch – Death and Burial – his Portraits – Irish Giants – A manufactured Irish Giant – Contracts with Giants – Large Skeletons found in Cornwall – at Ewelm – at Charterhouse – Tall Children at York – Edward Bamford – Huge Thigh-bones – Tall Man in Clerkenwell – Female Giant from Anspock – Swedish Giants – Herefordshire Colossus – Gigantic Boys – Lovelace Love – Swiss Giant – Giant and Fairy – John Ashley – Large Skeleton in Ireland – Elizabeth Fairman – Peruvian Giant – The Gentle Giantess of Oxford – James Toller – William Bradley . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

CHAPTER IX
Jenkins, the tall Bank Clerk – Large bones at Vienna – Loushkin, the Russian Giant – Spanish Giant – Shaw, the Lifeguardsman – Epitaph on a Tall Soldier – Roger Byrne, Irish Giant – big Sam, Prince of ix
Wales’s Porter – Tennyson – Phlim O’Tool – Skeleton at Old Ford – Thomas Bell, the Cambridge Giant – Joseph Scoles – Wild Giantess – Lincolnshire Giantess – Albert, the Giant – Mrs. Cooke – Devonshire Giant – Grimaldi and Giants – Robert Hales, the Norfolk Giant – Huge Coffin – Louis, the French Giant – Swiss Giantess – Peter Tuchan – Giants at Bartholomew Fair – Manchester Gigantic Boy – Somersetshire Giantess – American Giantess – Cromach – Long Lawyer – Huge Skeleton – Giantess at St. Bees – Giant at Petersburg – Susannah Boyd –Giants at Vartholomew Fair – Giant at Parma - Giant at Adelphi Theatre – Lapland Giantess – Freeman, the American Giant – Giant and Dwarf at Olympic Theatre – Murphy, the Irish Giant – Sir W. H. Don – French Giant – Patrick Glynn – Giant’s Skeleton – Joseph Brice, the French Giant – Gigantic men seen by him – Polish Giantess – Corporal Moffatt – Barnum’s Giants – Giant City – Chinese Giants – Chang – British Giant – Tall Italian – Giant Policeman – Tall Prizefighter – Story f Giant and Dwarf – Proverb – Sundry Giants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

CHAPTER X
Bible Dwarfs – The Pigmies – their Battles with the Cranes – Fairy Dwarfs – Legendary Dwarfs – Vishnu – Dwarf Figures – Dwarf’s Chambers – Tom Thumb – Dwarfs of Teutonic Romance – Dwarfs in Pageants – Sir J. Mandeville’s Accounts of Dwarfs – Nations of Pigmies – Purchas writes of Dwarfs in Iceland, Japan, and Brizil – Isle of Pigmies – Burying-places of Dwarfs – Small Skeletons – Lilliputian Coffins – Short Nations – Bushmen – Madagascar Dwarfs – The Kimos – Bordeu and La Chappe see Dwarfs . . . . . . 236

CHAPTER XI
Egyptian Dwarfs – Dwarf Amulets – Romans kept Dwarfs – Emperor Augustus and Dwarfs – Lucius – Conopas – Andromeda – Sisyphus – Gladiatorial Dwarfs –Naked Dwarfs – Fancy Dwarf – Dwarfs in royal retinues – Spanish Court Dwarfs – Dwarf of Charles V. – King Christian’s Dwarf – Dwarf of Charles IX – Dwarf of Earl Marshal of England – Domestic Dwarfs – Duke of Mantua’s Dwarfs – Propagation of Dwarfs – Dwarf of Archduke Ferdinand – African King’s Dwarfs –
Dwarfs at Russian Court – Russian Dwarfs – Hamburg Dwarfs – Dram-drinking and Dwarfs – Byron describes Dwarfs – Philetas – Miximus and Tullius – Alypius – Croesus – Calvus – Characus – Uladislous – Baconthorpe – Dwarf in parrot’s cage – French Dwarf in cage – Decker – Jervis – The Molones – Dutch Dwarf – Shakespeare and Dwarfs – Queen Elizabeth’s gift to a Dwarf – John de Estrix – Zoilus – Richard Gibson – Charles I. present at his Marriage with Anne Shepherd – Waller’s Poem on the Marriage – Advertisement of Gibson’s Descendants – Jeffrey Hudson – his Life – Sir Christopher Wren – Sir Isaac Newton’s smallness – How to make Dwarfs . . 253

CHAPTER XII
Matthew Buchinger – his writings – wonderful Feats – his Wives – his Elegy and Epitaph – Oxfordshire Dwarf – Wonder of Nature – short Jannettie and Tall Jacob – Hannah Warton – John Wormbergh – Medals for Dwarfs – Changeling Child – Dwarf at Bartholomew Fair – Anne Rouse – Scotch Dwarf – German Dwarf – Hannah Wood – Fairy Women – Dwarf who never chewed Bread – Salisbury Dwarf – Persian Dwarf – his strong Feats – Dwarf Man, Woman and Horse – Letter to the Spectator – Black Prince – Peter the Great and Dwarfs – The Short Club and the Tall Club – Owen Farrel – John Coan – Verses repeated by him to Royal Family – Danish Dwarf – Plymouth Dwarf – Epigram on a Dwarf – Dwarf Greenlander – Dwarf Family at Nuremberg – Dwarf from France – his Feats – Dutch Dwarf – John Grimes – Court Dwarf – William Butler – Dwarf’s posture while sleeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287

CHAPTERXIII
Joseph Boruwlaski – his life – Kemble and Dwarf – Bebe, King of Poland’s Dwarf – his life – Mdlle. Souvray – Kitip – Marc Catozze – the Corsican Fairy – Robert and Judith Skinner – Little Polander – Man in a Bottle – Sigor Jumpedo – Geneva Dwarf – her Feats – Welsh xi
Dwarf – Hopkins Hopkins – Friesland Dwarf – Little Will – Bertholde – Dwarf Prime Minister – Cornelius Caton – George Romondo – Liege
Dwarf – Dwarf at Russian Embassy – Dwarf Marriage – Dwarf Priest – Dwarf Marriage – Andrew Whiston, King of the Beggars . . . . 330

CHAPTER XIV
Thomas Cartwright – Dwarf at Paris – Shropshire Dwarf – Rogers – Thomas Carter – Peter Bono – William Boram – Sir Jeffrey Dunstan – Mayors of Garratt – Sir Harry Dimsdale – Thomas Allen – Lady Morgan, the Windsor Fairy – Amusing Letter from her – Woman in Miniature – The Great Contrast – Mrs. Kelly, the Irish Fairy – Normandy Dwarf – Ann Clowes – Whitelamb – Miss Pinmont – Akeneil, German Dwarf – Simon Pasp – Wybrand Lolkes – Peter Davies – Calvin Phillips – Aged Polish Dwarf in Russia – Burns and Dwarfs – The Town Steeple – The Black Dwarf – David Ritchie – Hay, Dwarf M.P. – La Grandeur – Norfolk Fairy – Yorkshire Little Man – Little Jenny – Portuguese Dwarf – Peter Dauntlow – Dwarf in Norfolk – Dwarf Mother – Crutchy Jack – John Hauptman – Nannette Stocker – Paris Dwarf – Miss Smith – Leach – his Feats – Elizabeth Ralph – Dwarf Stone – Captain Starkey – Yorkshire married Dwarf – Caroline Crachami – her Body stolen and sold . . . . . . . . . . .364

CHAPTER XV
Dwarf at Cardiff – Dwarfs at Bartholomew Fair – Lydia Walpole – Little Old Woman of Bagdad – Thomas Day – Musical Dwarf at Drury-lane Theatre – Dwarf at Tiverton – Boardman – Somersetshire Fairy – Tom Crib and Dwarf – Ettrick Shepherd describes Dwarf – Dwarf and Pig-faced Lady – Mexican Dwarf – Miniature John Bull – General Tom Thumb – Haydon, the Painter – Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren – Dwarfs at Bartholomew Fair – Miss Shaw – Farnham – Dawson – Miss Williams – Don Santos – Dwarf Marriage – Miss Hipkins – Aboo Zadek – Infant Dwarf – Dye – John Miller . . . . . . . . . 403

CHAPTER XVL
George Trout – sells his body – Indian Dwarf – Little Unknown – Dwarf at Olympic Theatre – What is it? – Highland Dwarfs – Don Francisco Hidalgo – Marquis of Lilliput – the Cluricaune – Jan Hannema – Dwarf Giantess – Fairy Queen – Black French Dwarf – The Aztecs – Edwin Calvert – Garibaldi and Dwarf – Lilliputian King – Chung Mow – Che Ma Che Sang – Dwarf at Milan – Dwarf Marriage – Dwarf Traveller – Colonel Chaffin – Dwarf Preacher – Eccentric Dwarf in Paris – Dwarf Husband – Stories about short people – Dwarfs’ Money – Sundry Dwarfs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424

APPENDIX
Giant Statues at Bamian – Giants’ Graves – Giants’ Beds – Giant of Trendle Hill – Hindu Legend – Scandinavian Giants – Tall Zealander – Tall Woman – Sutherland – German Giant – Giant Duke of Saxony – The Child of Hale – Great George – Miller the Giant – Irish Giants – Walking in Stilts – Wiltshire Giant – Prussian Guards – Tall Essex Woman – Great Man of Waes – Giant Girl – Italian Giant – Tall Youth – MacGrath – Byrne – Cotter – Man Mountain – Tall Women – Bamford and Lord Mountford – plays the Dragon – Giant Soldier – Long Tom – Aerostatic Giant – Giants in the Clouds – Giant Girl – Chilcott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447

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