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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Nor is that all, for the schoolmasters of my early days took very little trouble to
teach their pupils to keep their eyes open or take notice of what they heard
around them; so I grew up without having acquired the habit of observing
As soon as he heard this off he went home, full of joy because he had discovered
the name of the maid that was so dear to him. She, on the other hand, was greatly
astonished to hear him call her by her own name. As she was so charmingly ...
plough: it is otherwise called bins, but neither does this seem to be a Welsh word,
nor have I heard either used in South Wales. At times one of the fairies was in the
habit, as I was told by more than one of my informants, of coming out of Llyn ...
Whilst he waited near the grave he heard a voice inquiring whether the innocent
man was not to be avenged, and another replying that it would not be avenged till
the ninth generation. The princess and her lover felt safe enough and were ...
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