Folk-lore of West and Mid-Wales
Printed at the "Welsh gazette" offices, 1911 - 348 sider
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Side 3 - More yellow was her head than the flower of the broom, and her skin was whiter than the foam of the wave, and fairer were her hands and her fingers than the blossoms of the wood anemone amidst the spray of the meadow fountain.
Side 54 - With fairest flowers, Whilst summer lasts, and I live here, Fidele, I'll sweeten thy sad grave : thou shalt not lack The flower that's like thy face, pale primrose ; nor The azured hare-bell, like thy veins ; no, nor The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Out-sweeten'd not thy breath...
Side 311 - For which the shepherds at their festivals Carol her goodness loud in rustic lays, And throw sweet garland wreaths into her stream Of pansies, pinks, and gaudy daffodils.
Side 136 - People who know very little of arts or sciences, or the powers of nature, (which, in other .words, are the powers of the author of nature,) will laugh at us Cardiganshire miners, who maintain the existence of knockers in mines, a kind of good-natured impalpable people, not to be seen, but heard, and who seem to us to work in the mines ; that is to say they are the types, or forerunners of working in mines, as dreams are of some accidents which happen to us.
Side 137 - ... more of them. These are odd assertions, but they are certainly facts, although we cannot, and do not, pretend to account for them. We have now...
Side 3 - The eye of the trained hawk, the glance of the threemewed falcon was not brighter than hers. Her bosom was more snowy than the breast of the white swan, her cheek was redder than the reddest roses.
Side 223 - Far, far, far away, is a land of woe, darkness, spirits of evil, and fire. Day by day does the little bird bear in his bill a drop of water to quench the flame. So near to the burning stream does he fly that his dear little feathers are scorched ; and hence he is named Bron-rhuddyn (ie, breast* Choice Notes, p.
Side 33 - Go and lie in wait in the vineyards ; and see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
Side 137 - The miners have a notion that the knockers are of their own tribe and profession, and are a harmless people who mean well. Three or four miners together shall hear them sometimes, but if the miners stop to take notice of them, the knockers will also stop ; but let the miners go on at their own work, suppose it is boring...
Side 103 - ... only to his mother, declaring to her the manners, nature, and state of that people. Being desired by her to bring a present of gold, with which that region abounded, he stole...