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The Fairy Mythology (Volume 2); Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries (Paperback) Loot Price: R439
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The Fairy Mythology (Volume 2); Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries (Paperback): Thomas Keightley

The Fairy Mythology (Volume 2); Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries (Paperback)

Thomas Keightley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1833. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ENGLAND. Of airy elves by moonlight shadows seen, The silver token and the haunted green. Pope. Thk Fairy Mythology of England divides itself into two branches, that of the people and that of the poets. Under the former head will be comprised the few scattered traditions we have been able to collect respecting a system, the belief in which is usually thought to be nearly extinct; the latter will contain a selection of passages, treating of fairies and their exploits, from our principal poets. The Fairies of England are evidently the Dwarfs of Germany and the North, though they do not appear to have been ever so denominated. Their appellation was Elves, subsequently Fairies; but there would seem to have been formerly other terms expressive of them, of which not a vestige is now remaining in the English language. They were, like their northern kindred, divided into two classes: the rural Elves, inhabiting the woods, fields, mountains, and caverns; and the domestic or house-spirits, called Hobgoblins and Robin Goodfellows. But the Thames, the Avon, and the other English streams were never the abode of a Neck or Kelpie. For the earliest account we have of the English Fairies we are indebted to the Imperial Chancellor Gervase of Tilbury, who gives the following particulars respecting the Fairy Mythology of England in the thirteenth century. " There is," says he, " in the county of Gloucester, a forest abounding in boars, stags, and every species of game that England produces. In a grovy lawn of this forest there is a little mount, rising in a point to the height of a man, on which knights and other hunters are used to ascend when fatigued with heat and thirst, to seek some relief for their wants. The nature of the place, and of the business, is, however, suc...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Thomas Keightley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-27539-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-27539-6
Barcode: 9781154275391

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