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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'The young couple were then married, by what ceremony was not stated, and
afterwards went to reside at a farm called Esgair Llaethdy, somewhat more than a
mile from the village of Myddfai, where they lived in prosperity and happiness for
It lies about halfway between the farm house of Rhondda Fechan, "Little Rhonda,
" and the Vale of Safrwch. The ancient tradition concerning it is somewhat as
follows: 'Once on a time a farmer lived at the Rhonda Fechan: he was unmarried,
He was born and bred in the Rhondda Fechan Valley, and lived there until some
forty years ago. He had often heard the lake story from an old aunt of his who
lived at the Maerdy Farm (a short distance north of the lake), and who died a
She has been living at Bettws Garmon for many years, and is now over eighty. ...
to wit a man over seventyseven years of age, who has always lived at Drws y
Coed, in the parish of Beddgelert: Y mae hanes am fab i amaethwr a breswyliai
The agreement was made on his side with the readiness of love, and after this
they lived in happiness and comfort together for many years, and there were born
to them a son and a daughter, who were the handsomest children in the whole ...