Portobello Brag

A kind of wicked sprite that delighted in mischief. It always appeared in the shape of an ass, and whoever mounted it were sure to be thrown into some bog or whin-bush at parting. The creature would then run off neighing and laughing.



  • Wilson, T. (1843). Pitman's Pay, p. 95.
  • Wright, J. (1898). The English dialect dictionary. Vol. 1. London: H. Frowde.