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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readers of Campbell's Popular 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 ...
Here also I may as well refer to a similar tale which I got last year at Llanberis
from a man who is a native of the Llanllechid side of the mountain, though he
now lives at Llanberis. He is about fiftyfive years of age, and remembers hearing
in his ...
In a note, Glasynys remarks that this tale is located in many districts without much
variation, except in the names of the places; this, however, could not apply to the
latter part, which suits Llyn y Dywarchen alone. With this account of the fairy ...
With this ending of the story one should contrast Dewi Glan Ffrydlas' tale to which
I have already alluded; and I may here refer to Mr. Sikes' British Goblins, pp. 868,
for a tale differing from both Dewi's and Jones', in that the fairies are there ...
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