Well of St. Keyne

[Cornwall ]. The reputed virtue of this well is that whichever of a married pair first drinks its waters will be the paramount power of the house. Southey has a ballad on the subject. The gentleman left the bride at the church door, but the lady took a bottle of the water to church.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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