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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His name is John Roberts, and his age is seventyfive: his present home is at
Capel Sïon, in the neighbouring parish of Llanddeiniolen: Yr oedd ef pan yn
hogyn yn gweini yn Towyn Trewern, yn agos i Gaergybi, gyda hen wr o'r enw
About him Mr. Hughes has a great deal to say:. among other things, that he had
boats on Corwrion lake, and that he was wont to present the citizens of Bangor
yearly with 300 fat geese reared on the waters of the same. I am referred by ...
These tales are brought into connexion with the present day in more ways than
one, for besides the various accounts of the bwganod or bogies of Corwrion
frightening people when out late at night, Mr. D. E. Davies knows a man, who is
... great feast to celebrate it; and when their descendants were banqueting with
them, and the gaiety and mirth were at their zenith, ancestors and descendants
were one and all drowned in a mighty cataclysm which produced the present
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