Fairy legends and traditions of the south of Ireland [by T.C. Croker].

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Page 209 - Courts on a Welsh cause, and wearied with the quantity of Aps in the jury, directed that the panel should assume their last name, or that of their residence : and that Thomas ap Richard ap Howel ap Jevan Vychan should for the future be reduced to the poor dissyllable Mostyn, no doubt to the great mortification of many an antient line.
Page 108 - Thropes and bernes, shepenes and dairies, This maketh that ther ben no faeries : For ther as wont to walken was an elf, Ther walketh now the limitour himself, In undermeles and in morweninges, And sayth his Matines and his holy thinges, As he goth in his limitationn.
Page 260 - ... his pocket ; but the theft boded him no good. As soon as he had touched unhallowed ground, the flower vanished, and he lost his senses. — Of this injury the fair family took no notice at the time. They dismissed their guests with their accustomed courtesy, and the door was closed as usual.
Page 72 - Oberon, qui n'a que trois pieds de hauteur, il est tout bossu, mais il a un visage angelique, il n'ya personne sur la terre, qui le voyant ne prenne plaisir a le considerer, tant il est beau.
Page 165 - Llewelyn's sorrow proved. And there he hung his horn and spear, And there, as evening fell, In fancy's ear he oft would hear Poor Gelert's dying yell. And till great Snowdon's rocks grow old, And cease the storm to brave, The consecrated spot shall hold The name of
Page 63 - In olde dayes of the King Artour, Of which that Bretons speken gret honour, All was this lond fulfilled of faerie ; The Elf-quene, with hire joly compagnie. Danced ful oft in many a grene mede. This was the old opinion as I rede...
Page v - Fairy creed must have been a complete and connected system. I have taken some pains to seek after stories of the Elves in England; but I find that the belief has nearly disappeared, and in another century no traces of English Fairies will remain, except those which exist in the works of Shakspeare, Herrick, Drayton, and Bishop Corbet.
Page 266 - Here he designed also to knock : but he had the curiosity to step on a little bank which commanded a low parlour ; and, looking in, he beheld a vast table, in the middle of the room...
Page 241 - ... golden ball with which he used to divert himself, and brought it...
Page 259 - Fairies, whose beauty could be equalled only by the courtesy and affability which they exhibited to those who pleased them. They gathered fruit and flowers for each of their guests, entertained them with the most exquisite music, disclosed to them many secrets of futurity, and invited them to stay as long as they should find their situation agreeable. But the island was secret, and nothing of its produce must be carried away.

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