Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx
Library of Alexandria, 28. sep. 2020
TOWARDS the close of the seventies I began to collect Welsh folklore. I did so partly because others had set the example elsewhere, and partly in order to see whether Wales could boast of any story-tellers of the kind that delight the readers of Campbell'sPopular Tales of the West Highlands. I soon found what I was not wholly unprepared for, that as a rule I could not get a single story of any length from the mouths of any of my fellow countrymen, but a considerable number of bits of stories.
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... up with the general appearance of the Lady of the Lake, had also noticed the
beauty of her feet and ankles, and on now recognizing the peculiarity of her
shoetie he boldly took hold of her hand. "Thou hast chosen rightly," said her
The same process of reckoning had to determine the number of goats, cattle, and
horses respectively; and in an instant the full number of each came out of the lake
when called upon by the father. 'The young couple were then married, by what ...
They were one day in an old building on the farm, and the old man told him that
he had had much money in that place when he was a lad, and that he would
have had more had it not been for his father. He had hidden the money at home,
But one cold night, when there was a chilling wind blowing from the north, she
came near the window of his bedroom, and told him in these words to take care
of the children Lest my son should find it cold, Place on him his father's coat Lest
He was especially welcome there, and he found all happy and present save his
father only, whom he thought of ... His mother and his brothers went with him to
search for his father's body, and with him came Gwydion ab Dôn and Gwyn ab ...