The Mabinogion, from the Welsh of the Llyfr coch o Hergest, tr., with notes, by lady C. Guest

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Page 241 - And this he will not give of his own free will, and thou wilt not be able to compel him." " It will be easy for me to compass this, although thou mayest think that it will not be easy.
Page 217 - ... swifter than the fall of the dewdrop from the blade of reed-grass upon the earth when the de-w of June is at the heaviest.
Page 424 - we will seek, I and thou, by charms and illusion, to form a wife for him out of flowers. He has now come to man's stature, and he is the comeliest youth that was ever beheld." So they took the blossoms of the oak, and the blossoms of the broom, and the blossoms of the meadowsweet, and produced from them a maiden, the fairest and most graceful that man ever saw. And they baptized her, and gave her the name of Blodeuwedd. After she had become his bride, and they had feasted, said Gwydion, " It is...
Page 68 - For he by wordes could call out of the sky Both sunne and moone, and make them him obay; The land to sea, and sea to maineland dry, And darksom night he eke could turne to day; Huge hostes of men he could alone dismay, And hostes of men of meanest thinges could frame, Whenso him list his enimies to fray: That to this day, for terror of his fame, The feendes do quake when any him to them does name.
Page 405 - I will not let it go free, by Heaven," said he, " I caught it robbing me, and the doom of a thief will I inflict upon it, and I will hang it." " Lord," said he, " rather than see a man of rank equal to thine at such a work as this, I would give thee a pound which I have received as alms, to let the reptile go forth free.
Page 344 - to the mound, to sit there. And do thou," said he to the page who tended his horse, " saddle my horse well, and hasten with him to the road, and bring also my spurs with thee." And the youth did thus. And they went and sat upon the mound; and ere they had been there but a short time, they beheld the lady coming by the same road, and in the same manner, and at the same pace. " Young man," said Pwyll, " I see the lady coming; give me my horse.
Page 71 - Merveilles quis, maiz nes' trovai ; Fol m'en revins, fol i alai, Fol i alai, fol m'en revins, Folie quis, por fol me tins.
Page 374 - Bendigeid Vran took the letter and looked upon it. And when he had read the letter he grieved exceedingly at the tidings of Branwen's woes. And immediately he began sending messengers to summon the island together. And he caused sevenscore and four countries to come unto him, and he complained to them himself of the grief that his sister endured. So they took counsel. And in the council they resolved to go to Ireland, and to leave seven men as princes here, and Caradawc the son of Bran as the chief...
Page 108 - thou art going to encounter the Addanc, and he will slay thee, and that not by courage, but by craft. He has a cave, and at the entrance of the cave there is a stone pillar, and he sees every one that enters, and none see him; and from behind the pillar he slays every one with a poisonous dart. And if thou wouldst pledge me thy faith to love me above all women, I would give thee a stone, by which thou shouldst see him when thou goest in, and he should not see thee.
Page 5 - ... and around me, with coverings of red linen. And I sat down. Now the six maidens who had taken my horse, unharnessed him, as well as if they had been the best Squires in the Island of Britain. Then, behold, they brought bowls of silver wherein was water to wash; and towels of linen, some green and some white; and I washed. And in a little while the man sat down to the table. And I sat next to him, and below me sat all the maidens, except those who waited on us.

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