A Collection of Novels and Tales of the Fairies, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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J. Potts, 1770 - Fairy tales - 276 pages
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Page 176 - But finding this scheme ineffectual, she resolved to carry him to a place altogether as pleasant as the other was terrible ; and accordingly placed him in a chariot drawn by swans. In passing through the air, he was unspeakably surprised to see his beloved princess in a castle of polished steel, leaning her head on one hand, and wiping away her tears with the other. She happened to look up, and had the mortification to see the king sitting by the fairy, who then, by her art, made herself appear extremely...
Page 261 - Gem of which was dearer to him than all the Dogs in the World. He told his Children...
Page 30 - Miranda, was the most amiable, and the favorite of her father. The king, being a very superstitious person, and one who had great faith in dreams, desired his daughters one evening to tell him what they had dreamed on the preceding night. The eldest said that she had dreamed that he gave her a gown, the gold and jewels of which were brighter than the sun ; the second said she dreamed he had bought her a golden spinning-wheel and distaff, for her to spin herself some linen ; and the youngest said...
Page 133 - ... love, and the Fairy abandoned her to the inclinations of her heart. What excuses for yielding! She could no longer struggle against herself. The charming Stranger had informed her that he was the son of a King, and that his name was Atimir. This name was known to the Princess. The Prince had performed wonders in a war between the two kingdoms ; and as they had always been opposed to each other, he had not chosen to appear at the Court of Hebe's royal father under his real name. The young Princess,...
Page 33 - ... place, in hopes of finding some relief But how great was her surprise, when she came to a spacious plain, to see a large ram, as white as snow, with gilded horns, a garland of flowers about his neck, and his legs adorned with bracelets of pearl, of a prodigious size, lying on orange flowers, and shaded from the heat of the sun by a pavilion of cloth of gold ! A hundred sheep, richly adorned, were in waiting upon him ; some regaling themselves with the choicest herbage, while others diverted themselves...
Page 36 - But this gave her such offence, that she called me a traitor, and very angrily told me, I should stay and keep her sheep. She afterwards brought me into this plain, and showed me her flock ; but all my regard was taken up by a young slave of incomparable beauty, who was loaded with chains of gold. My eyes betrayed me ; which the cruel Ragotte observing, flew upon the unfortunate female, and deprived her of life, by stabbing her in the eye with a bodkin. At this shocking sight, I clapped my hand upon...
Page 261 - Year to find out a Web of Cloth fine enough to go through the Eye of a fmail Working Needle.
Page 269 - ... maidens of low estate for love and liking, and understand match-making better than you or I ; though I could give a tolerable account of myself, after the manner of the white cat in the story, which I think is a pattern of frankness and modest dignity, I'd say with a courtesy r ' Think not, prince, that I have always been a cat, and that my birth is obscure ; my father was king of six kingdoms, and loved my mother tenderly,
Page 32 - P.ityfata : flie may be more ferviceable to you than I can, therefore I offer you my Heart and Tongue with Joy.
Page 257 - Soup, one made of young Pigeons, and the other of fat Mice. The Sight of the one hinder'd the Prince...

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