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A Dictionary of English Etymology - Page 449
by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson - 1872 - 744 pages
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A select collection of poems: with notes [by J. Nichols].

Select collection - 1782
...and in mat flies found, ,Of them fo call'd the Fary ground, Of which they have the keeping. ' Thefe when a child haps to be got, 'Which after proves an idiot, When folk perceives it thrivcth not, The fault therein to Another, •Some filly doating brainlefs calf,...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Drayton. Carew. Suckling

1793
...meadows and in marines found, Of them fo call'd the Fairy ground, Of which they have the keeping. Thcfe, when a child haps to be got, Which after proves an idiot, When folk perceive it thriveth not, The fault therein to fmother '. Some filly doating brainlefs calf, That...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...In meadows and in marshes found, Of them so call'd the Fairy-ground, Of which they have the keeping. These, when a child haps to be got, Which after proves an idiot. When folk perceive it thrivcth not, The fault therein to smother : Some silly doating brainless calf, That...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 16

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...more witty, which they ftcal away.] i. A changeling; a foolifh child left by the fairies. — Thefe when a child haps to be got, Which after proves an idiot, When folk perceive it thriveth not, The fault therein to fmother: Some filly floating brainlefs calf,' That...
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The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 2

English poetry - 1819
...fault therein to smother : Some silly deating brainless ealf, That understands things by the half, Say, that the fairy left this aulf, And took away the other. Bat listen, M,d I shall yon tell A ehanee in Fairy that befell, Whieh eertainly may plr'iute uome well,...
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The London encyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 16

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...ouphs or fairies in the place of one more witty.' A changeling a foolish child left by the fairies. These, when a child haps to be got Which after proves an idiot, When folk perceives it thrivelh not, The fault therein to smother : Some silly doating brainless calf, That...
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Odd Fellows' Magazine of the Manchester Unity of the Independent Order of ...

Fraternal organizations - 1838
...propensity in his Nymphidia— Thus when a child hap to be got, That after proves an idiot, When folk perceive it thriveth not, The fault therein to smother, — Some silly, doating, brainless calf, That understands things hy the half, ' Says that the fairy left this aulf And took away the other....
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Publications, Volume 26

Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - Drama - 1845
...meadows and in marshes found, Of them so call'd the fairy -ground, Of which they have the keeping. These, when a child haps to be got, Which after proves...therein to smother, Some silly doating brainless calf, That understands things by the half, Says that the fairy left this aulf, And took away the other. But...
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E ...

Encyclopaedia - 1845
...is very healthy, though sharp in winter. AUF, OAF and ELF. Sax. alf; Ger. alp; Dutch alve. See ELF. These, when a child haps to be got, Which after proves an idiot, When folk perceive it thrivetli not, Tlie fault therein to smother : Some silly doating brainless calf,...
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The People's Journal, Volume 4

John Saunders - Travel - 1848
...propensity in his Nymphidia — These when a child hap to be got, That after proves an idiot, When folk perceive it thriveth not, The fault therein to smother,— Some silly, doating, brainless calf, That understands things by the half, Says that the fairy left this aulf And took away the other. Such...
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