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Page 213 - The lonely mountains o'er And the resounding shore A voice of weeping heard, and loud lament; From haunted spring and dale Edged with poplar pale The parting Genius is with sighing sent; With flower-inwoven tresses torn The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
Page xv - OF THE AUTHOR AUTHOR'S PREFACE TN a former work * I have considered at some length the reA ligion of the ancient Celts; the present study describes those Celtic myths which remain to us as a precious legacy from the past, and is supplementary to the earlier book. These myths, as I show, seldom exist as the pagan Celts knew them, for they have been altered in various ways, since romance, pseudo-history, and the influences of Christianity have all affected many of them. Still they are full of interest,...
Page 138 - The mythic trees of Elysium were not unknown on earth, though there they were safely guarded; and another instance, besides those already described,17 is found in the oak of Mugna. "Berries to berries the Strong Upholder [a god?] put upon it. Three fruits upon it, viz. acorn, apple, and nut; and when the first fruit fell, another used to grow." Leaves were always on this useful tree, which stood until Ninine the poet cast it down.18 What is perhaps a debased myth of a world-tree like Yggdrasil is...
Page 50 - Behold the sid before your eyes, It is manifest to you that it is a king's mansion Which was built by the firm Dagda; It was a wonder, a court, an admirable hill.
Page 104 - Complete is my chair in Caer Sidi; Plague and age hurt not him who is in it, They know Manawyddan and Pryderi; Three organs 'round a fire sing before it, And about its points are ocean's streams. And the abundant well above it — Sweeter than white wine the drink of it.
Page 370 - Torlough" by John, son of Rory MacGrath. 5 plates. (Roy. Irish acad. Trans, v. 32, sec. C., p. 133-198. Dublin, 1903.) Cattle-raid (The) of Cualnge. (Tain Bo Cuailnge.) An old-Irish prose-epic, translated for the first time from Leabhar na h-Uidhri and the Yellow Book of Lecan, by LW Faraday.
Page 211 - And everlasting abode of torture. It is a law of pride in this world To believe in the creatures, to forget God, Overthrow by diseases, and old age, Destruction of the soul through deception. A noble salvation will come From the King who has created us, A white law will come over seas; Besides being God, He will be man.