Welsh Folk-lore: a Collection of the Folk-tales and Legends of North Wales: Being the Prize Essay of the National Eisteddfod, 1887

Woodall, Minshall and Company, 1896 - 359 sider
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Side 221 - Live you ? or are you aught That man may question ? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her skinny lips. — You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.
Side 220 - Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf. Witches' mummy , maw and gulf Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digg'd i...
Side 184 - To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Side 96 - These are the forgeries of jealousy: And never, since the middle summer's spring, Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain or by rushy brook, Or in the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whistling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturb'd our sport.
Side 221 - In a close lane as I pursu'd my journey, I spy'da wrinkled hag, with age grown double, Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.
Side 86 - And, while they sleep and take their ease, With wheel to threads their flax I pull. I grind at mill Their malt up still ; I dress their hemp ; I spin their tow ; If any wake, And would me take, I wend me, laughing, ho, ho, ho...
Side 29 - And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
Side 89 - 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...
Side 69 - Through keyholes we do glide; Over tables, stools, and shelves, We trip it with our fairy elves. And if the house be foul With platter, dish, or bowl...
Side 116 - People who know very little of arts or sciences, or the powers of nature, (which, in other words, are the powers of the Author of nature,) will laugh at us Cardiganshire miners, who maintain the existence of knockers in mines, a kind of good-natured impalpable people, not to be seen, but heard, and who seem to us to work in the mines ; that is to say, they are the types, or forerunners of working in mines, as dreams are of some accidents which happen to us.

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