Celtic Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs
D. Nutt, 1892 - 267 ページ

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Review: Celtic Fairy Tales

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Ah, folklore. Simple, entertaining, timeless. I truly think tales are timeless because they were dreamed in eras during which the core of human experiences could be expressed without all the trappings and insanities and distractions of modern life and media. レビュー全文を読む

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106 ページ - I should do for an embassy from Arthur. There is a race of animals who were formed before me, and I will be your guide to them.
108 ページ - Salmon of Llyn Llyw, I have come to thee with an embassy from Arthur, to ask thee if thou knowest aught concerning Mabon the son of Modron, who was taken away at three nights old from his mother." " As much as I know I will tell thee. With every tide I go along the river upwards, until I come near to the walls of Gloucester, and there have I found such wrong as I never found elsewhere; and to the end that ye may give credence thereto, let one of you go thither upon each of my two shoulders.
108 ページ - Unless he know something of him whom you seek, I cannot tell who may. However, I will guide you to the place where he is." So they went thither; and the Eagle said, "Salmon of Llyn Llyw, I have come to thee with an embassy from Arthur, to ask thee if thou knowest aught concerning Mabon the son of Modron, who was taken away at three nights old from his mother.
94 ページ - Well, my dear, it was a beautiful sight to see the king standin' with his mouth open, lookin' at his poor ould goose flyin...
30 ページ - And first, to break their spells, she sprinkled the water in which she had washed her child's feet (the feet-water) outside the door on the threshold; secondly, she took the cake which the witches had made in her absence, of meal mixed with the blood drawn from the sleeping family. And she broke the cake in bits, and placed a bit in the mouth of each sleeper, and they were restored; and she took the cloth they had woven and placed it half in and half out of the chest with the padlock; and lastly,...
155 ページ - No other giant of the day could stand before him; and such was his strength, that, when well vexed, he could give a stamp that shook the country about him. The fame and name of him went far and near; and nothing in the shape of a man, it was said, had any chance with him in a fight. Whether...
97 ページ - ... old, firm of limb, with shellformed hoofs, having a bridle of linked gold on his head, and upon him a saddle of costly gold. And in the youth's hand were two spears of silver, sharp, welltempered, headed with steel, three ells in length, of an edge to wound the wind and cause blood to flow...
28 ページ - I am the Witch of the One Horn," was answered. The mistress, supposing that one of her neighbours had called and required assistance, opened the door, and a woman entered, having in her hand a pair of wool carders, and bearing a horn on her forehead, as if growing there. She sat down by the fire in silence, and began to card the wool with violent haste. Suddenly she paused and said aloud : " Where are the women ? They delay too long.
208 ページ - Leave thou the matter between me and the giant," says the queen. " Turn out thy son," says the giant ; " mind your promise." " Thou wilt get that," says the king, " when his mother puts him in order for his journey.
106 ページ - When I first came here, there was a smith's anvil in this place, and I was then a young bird; and from that time no work has been done upon it, save the pecking of my beak every evening, and now there is not so much as the size of a nut remaining thereof; yet...