The three sisters.

The three rivers of Wye, Severn, and Rhiddall, were to run a race, to decide which should be first married to the ocean. Severn and Wye, having a great journey to go, chose their way through soft meadows, and kept on at a traveller’s pace; whilst Rhiddall, presuming on her short journey, staid before she went out, and, to recover her lost time, runs furiously in a distracted manner.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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The three sisters
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