Celtic Folklore: Welsh and Manx, Volume 2

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Clarendon Press, 1901 - Celts - 718 pages
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Page 551 - Mabinogion, is how evidently the mediaeval story-teller is pillaging an antiquity of which he does not fully possess the secret.; he is like a peasant building his hut on the site of Halicarnassus or Ephesus ; he builds, but what he builds is full of materials of which he knows not the history, or knows by a glimmering tradition merely ; — stones " not of this building," but of an older architecture, greater, cunninger, more majestical.
Page 59 - Barnabas, The Editio Princeps of the Epistle of, by Archbishop Ussher, as printed at Oxford, AD 1642, and preserved in an imperfect form in the Bodleian Library. With a Dissertation by JH BACKHOUSE, MA Small 4to, 3*.
Page 647 - ... diffused itself through all his frame, although he had never seen her. And his father inquired of him, "What has come over thee, my son, and what aileth thee?" "My stepmother has declared to me that I shall never have a wife until I obtain Olwen, the daughter of Yspadaden Penkawr." "That will be easy for thee," answered his father. "Arthur is thy cousin. Go, therefore, unto Arthur, to cut thy hair, and ask this of him as a boon.
Page 476 - Than syr Bedwere toke the kyng vpon his backe and so wente wyth hym to that water syde, & whan they were at the water syde, euyn fast by the banke houed a lytyl barge wyth many fayr ladyes in hit, & emonge hem al was a quene, and al they had blacke hoodes, and al they wepte and shryked whan they sawe Kyng Arthur. Now put me in to the barge, sayd the kyng and so he dyd softelye.
Page 647 - Penkawr." And the youth blushed, and the love of the maiden diffused itself through all his frame, although he had never seen her And his father inquired of him, " What has come over thee my son, and what aileth thee ? " " My stepmother has declared to me that I shall never...
Page 81 - Index Kewensis. An enumeration of the genera and species of flowering plants from the time of Linnaeus to the year 1885, inclusive, together with their authors' names, the works in which they were first published, their native countries and their synonyms.
Page 67 - Fasti Romani. The Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the Death of Augustus to the Death of Heraclius.
Page 614 - And, as the story says, she bore him nine months, and when she was delivered of him, she could not find it in her heart to kill him, by reason of his beauty. So she wrapped him in a leathern bag, and cast him into the sea to the mercy of God, on the twenty-ninth day of April.
Page 662 - Thus, in the opinion of these savages, every conception is what we are wont to call an immaculate conception, being brought about by the entrance into the mother of a spirit apart from any contact with the other sex. Students of folk-lore have long been familiar with notions of this sort occurring in the stories of the birth of miraculous personages...
Page 670 - ... which being come into the country, he dispersed here and there among his friends, lurking by day and walking by night, for fear of his adversaries; and such of the country as happened to have a sight of him and of his followers, said they were fayries, and so ran away.

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