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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But. after all I have not attempted to proceed very far in that direction, only just far
enough to find elucidation here and there for the meaning of items of folklore
brought under my notice. To have gone further would have involved me in ...
At all events there is plenty of work still left to be done by careful observers and
skilful inquirers, as will be seen from the geographical list showing approximately
the provenance of the more important contributions to the Kymric folklore in this ...