Folk-lore and Legends: Ireland

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C. J. T.
Gibbings, 1889 - Folklore - 192 pages

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Page 42 - Look down on the floor And view it, Lusmore ! " When these words were said, poor little Lusmore felt himself so light and so happy, that he thought he could have bounded at one jump over the moon, like the cow in the history of the cat and the fiddle, and he saw, with inexpressible pleasure, his hump tumble down upon the ground from his shoulders.
Page 181 - It was some time before she had settled it entirely to her liking ; for she guessed, I suppose, that she was going among strangers, where she would be looked at. When that was done, the Merrow put the comb in her pocket, and then bent down her head and whispered some words to the water that was close to the foot of the rock. Dick saw the murmur of the words upon the top of the sea, going out towards the wide ocean, just like a breath of wind rippling along, and, says he, in the greatest wonder, "...
Page 84 - I'll tell you all about it. If you want to know where the cow is, 'tisn't Mick can tell you, for the never a know does he know where she is now. 'Oh! then, you sold her; and where's the money?' 'Arrah! stop awhile, Molly, and I'll tell you all about it.
Page 40 - They to their grassy couch, these to their nests, Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale; She all night long her amorous descant sung; Silence was pleased: now glowed the firmament With living sapphires; Hesperus that led The starry host rode brightest, till the moon, Rising in clouded majesty, at length Apparent queen unveiled her peerless light, And o'er the dark her silver mantle threw.
Page 89 - Come along, then." So saying, Mick was brought into the great hall, where he saw his old bottle standing high up on a shelf: " Ah! ha!" says he to himself, " may be I won't have you by and by." " Now," says his landlord,
Page 16 - I know all the time well enough, 'twas the dismal sounding waves working through the cliffs and hollows of the rocks, and fretting themselves to foam. Oh, then, Dunmore Castle, it is you that are the gloomylooking tower on a gloomy day, with the gloomy hills behind you ', when one has gloomy thoughts on their heart, and sees you like a ghost rising out of the smoke made by the kelp burners on the strand, there is, the Lord save us ! as fearful a look about you as about the Blue Man's Lake at midnight.
Page 44 - Waterford, she told her everything that Lusmore had said, and they put the little humpbacked man, who was a peevish and cunning creature from his birth, upon a car, and took him all the way across the country. It was a long journey, but they did not care for that, so the hump was taken from off him; and they brought him, just at nightfall, and left him under the old moat of Knockgrafton. Jack Madden, for that was the humpy man's name, had not been sitting there long when he heard the tune going on...
Page 189 - Is it not so?" said Dick Fitzgerald, casting his eyes towards a rock upon the strand, which, though it could not speak, stood up as firm and looked as bold as ever Kerry witness did. But what was his astonishment...
Page 91 - If the loiterer be a young man, it takes the shape of a beautiful female, inspires him with a charmed passion, and exacts a promise to meet in the churchyard on a month from that day ; this promise is sealed by a kiss, which communicates a deadly taint to the individual who receives it.

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