978-1-58663-609-8 / 9781586636098

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales


Publisher:MetroBooks (NY)



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Bishop ofO xford and Norwich, lamented long ago the departure of theE nglish fairies. In Queen Mary stime, he wrote: When Tom came home from labor, Or Cis to milking rose, Then merrily, merrily went their tabor. And merrily went their toes. But now, in the times of James, they had all gone, for they were of the old profession, and their songs were Ave Maries. In I reland they are still extant, giving gifts to the kindly, and plaguing the surly. Have you ever seen a fairy or such like? I asked an old man inC ounty Sligo. A mn tI annoyed with them, was the answer. Do the fishermen along here know anything of the mermaids? I asked a woman of a village inC ounty Dublin. I ndeed, they dont like to see them at all, she answered, for they always bring bad weather. Here is a man who believes in ghosts, said a foreign sea-captain, pointing to a pilot of my acquaintance. In every house over there, said the pilot, pointing to his native village of Rosses, there are several.
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