This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"A. G.," writes: " Folks-glove is no doubt as much of a misfit as fox-glove. The editorial suggestion that 'there may have been an ancient name sounding like glove, which signified 'bell,' is confirmed by Prior, who informs us, in his excellent book on Popular Plant names, that this was at first 'foxes-gliew,' i, e., foxes' music. 'The gliew was a ring of bells, hung on an arched support, which this plant, with its hanging bell-shaped flowers so exactly represents.' So that the rest of the editor's 'guess' of 'folks' bells' is not 'as good as any other,' not being as good as the one which is borne out by facts".