Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Classic Reprint)

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Classic Reprint)

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by William Butler Yeats
     
 

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Dr. Corbett, Bishop of Oxford and Norwich, lamented long ago the departure of the English fairies. "In Queen Mary's time" he wrote -

"When Tom came home from labour,
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

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Excerpt from Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Dr. Corbett, Bishop of Oxford and Norwich, lamented long ago the departure of the English fairies. "In Queen Mary's time" he wrote -

"When Tom came home from labour,
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 Ireland 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 in County Sligo. "Amn't I annoyed with them," was the answer. "Do the fishermen along here know anything of the mermaids?" I asked a woman of a village in County Dublin. "Indeed, they don't 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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ISBN-13:
9781330276778
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/11/2015
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful compilation of tales and poems as written by W. B. Yeats. Anyone interested in Irish folklore will enjoy this book from cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay...it was a little darker than what I was expecting. I couldn't read most of the short stories to my kids for fear of giving them nightmares.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a whim last year, and I've never regretted it! This is a fantastic compilation of a variety of Irish tales, from fairies to changelings to ghosts to witches to Tyr Na Nog to kings and queens. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fairy and folk tales.
CasualTrekkie More than 1 year ago
A collection of Irish Folk Lore, and if you're interested in such things, you'll like this. For some of them, you'll need a score card, but I find them interesting.
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