Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales (Classic Reprint)

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales (Classic Reprint)

by George Brisbane Douglas
     
 

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It is only within comparatively recent years that the homely stories in the mouths of the country-people have been constituted a branch of learning, and have had applied to them, as such, the methods and the terminology of science. No doubt a very noteworthy gain to knowledge has resulted from this treatment, - a curious

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Excerpt from Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

It is only within comparatively recent years that the homely stories in the mouths of the country-people have been constituted a branch of learning, and have had applied to them, as such, the methods and the terminology of science. No doubt a very noteworthy gain to knowledge has resulted from this treatment, - a curious department of research has been opened up, and light has been cast upon various outside things of greater importance than the subject of study itself. But, side by side with this gain to knowledge, is there not, involved in the method of treatment indicated, a loss to the stories themselves? Classified, tabulated, scientifically named, they are no longer the wild free product of Nature that we knew and loved: - they are become, so to speak, a collection of butterflies in a case, an album of pressed wild flowers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440064036
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/24/2015
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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