The Fairy Mythology

The Fairy Mythology

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by Thomas Keightley
     
 

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According to a well-known law of our nature, effects suggest causes; and another law, perhaps equally general, impels us to ascribe to the actual and efficient cause the attribute of intelligence. The mind of the deepest philosopher is thus acted upon equally with that of the peasant or the savage; the only difference lies in the nature of the intelligent cause at

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According to a well-known law of our nature, effects suggest causes; and another law, perhaps equally general, impels us to ascribe to the actual and efficient cause the attribute of intelligence. The mind of the deepest philosopher is thus acted upon equally with that of the peasant or the savage; the only difference lies in the nature of the intelligent cause at which they respectively stop. The one pursues the chain of cause and effect, and traces out its various links till he arrives at the great intelligent cause of all, however he may designate him; the other, when unusual phenomena excite his attention, ascribes their production to the immediate agency of some of the inferior beings recognised by his legendary creed.

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ISBN-13:
9781515003120
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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"Thomas Keightley (1789 - 1872) was a historian, educated at Trinity College, Dublin, who wrote works on mythology and folklore, and at the request of Dr Thomas Arnold of Rugby, a series of text-books on English, Greek, and other histories. His History of Greece was translated into modern Greek. Among his other books are Fairy Mythology (1850, 1870), and Mythology of Ancient Greece and Italy, and a work on Popular Tales and their transmission from one country to another"

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Fairy Mythology 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is dificult to read because the typographical errors. Some are clearly the mistyping of the person who was doing the work. Clearly many of these could have been avoided with proofreading the work.
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