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fairy Sentence Examples

  • He was in a fairy kingdom where everything was possible.

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  • I sat there for a long, long time, feeling like a fairy on a rosy cloud.

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  • It is not in literature, however ancient, that we must look for the early forms of the fairy belief.

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  • The Frost Fairies [From "Birdie and his Fairy Friends"] by Margaret T. Canby

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  • He was in a fairy kingdom where nothing resembled reality.

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  • Now you come to me with this ... fairy tale fantasy about a magic room.

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  • Only a fairy country could have veg'table people; and only in a fairy country could Eureka and Jim talk as we do.

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  • Who else knows about your little fairy tale?

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  • Where was Randy in this fairy tale?

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  • Where was Randy in this fairy tale?

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  • Everything he described could, as Quinn so succinctly put it, be a mind constructed fairy tale.

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  • If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.

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  • But I've noticed that many queer things happen in fairy countries.

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  • In 1835 there appeared the first collection of his Fairy Tales, and won him a world-wide reputation.

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  • Dam(Habonde, Notre Dame d'Abondance), whose name often occurs in poems of the Middle Ages, a beneficent fairy, who brought plenty to those whom she visited (Grimm, Teutonic Mythology, tr.

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  • The writer knows of "a little lassie in green" who is a fairy and, according to the percipients, haunts the banks of the Mukomar pool on the Lochy.

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  • In fact, the whole of the Lanzelet has much more the character of a fairy or folk-tale than that of a knightly romance.

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  • The same year and the next he contributed to Mr Walter Scott's "Camelot Series," edited by Ernest Rhys, Fairy and Folk Tales, a collection of Irish folklore, and Tales from Carleton, with original introductions.

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  • Though the fairy belief is universally human, the nearest analogy to the shape which it takes in Scotland and Ireland - the "pixies" of south-western England - is to be found in Jan or Jinnis of the Arabs, Moors and people of Palestine.

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  • Though the fairy belief is universally human, the nearest analogy to the shape which it takes in Scotland and Ireland - the "pixies" of south-western England - is to be found in Jan or Jinnis of the Arabs, Moors and people of Palestine.

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  • He became popularly known as the duende, the fairy or brownie of the palace, and was believed to be the lover of the queen.

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  • In the case of Jason and the Argonauts, she plays the part of a kindly, good-natured fairy; Euripides, however, makes her a barbarous priestess of Hecate, while the Alexandrian writers depicted her in still darker colours.

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  • of Melrose, marks the spot where the Fairy Queen led him into her realms in the heart of the hills.

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  • The most complete and symmetrical grass rings are formed by Marasmius oreades, the fairy ring champignon, but the mushroom and many other species occasionally form rings, both on grass-lands and in woods.

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  • In Glencoe is a fairy hill where the fairy music, vocal and instrumental, is heard in still weather.

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  • In Glencoe is a fairy hill where the fairy music, vocal and instrumental, is heard in still weather.

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  • Whirls of dust are caused by the fairy marching army, as by the being called Kutchi in the Dieri tribe of Australia.

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  • The fairy changeling belief also exists in some districts of Argyll, and a fairy boy dwelt long in a small farm-house in Glencoe, now unoccupied.

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  • But into the figure of Arthur as we know him, other elements have entered; he is not merely an historic personality, but at the same time a survival of pre-historic myth, a hero of romance, and a fairy king; and all these threads are woven together in one fascinating but bewildering web.

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  • There are a number of poems written in an elevated style, also dramatic works chiefly of the character of mystery plays, and collections of fairy tales and fables.

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  • There are a number of poems written in an elevated style, also dramatic works chiefly of the character of mystery plays, and collections of fairy tales and fables.

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  • "I ought to be a fairy," grumbled Jim, as he slowly drew the buggy home; "for to be just an ordinary horse in a fairy country is to be of no account whatever.

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  • When the train at last pulled into the station at Boston it was as if a beautiful fairy tale had come true.

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  • "Is this a fairy country?" asked the boy.

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  • In Ireland and the west Highlands neolithic arrow-heads and flint chips are still fairy weapons.

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  • BERCHTA (English Bertha), a fairy in South German mythology.

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  • With Thomas Dekker he wrote The Fairy Knight and The Bristowe Merchant (licensed in 1624, but both unpublished), with John Webster A late Murther of the Sonne upon the Mother (licensed in 1624).

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  • Mention should also be made of several charming series of fairy tales, of which that published in English by the Kobunsha in Tokyo in 1885 is perhaps the best.

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  • Chaucer, when he spoke of Gawain coming "again out of faerie," spoke better than he knew; the home of that very gallant and courteous knight is indeed Fairy-land, and the true Gawain-tradition is informed with fairy glamour and grace.

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  • Tamlane in the ballad, however, was "fat and fair of flesh," yet was rescued by Janet: probably he had not abstained from fairy food.

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  • The fairy women who come to the births of children and foretell their fortunes (Fata, Moerae, ancient Egyptian Hathors, Fees, Dominae Fatales), with their spindles, are refractions of the human "spae-women" (in the Scots term) who attend at birth and derive omens of the child's future from various signs.

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  • In the late romance of La Bastille de Loquifer Avalon has become a purely fairy kingdom, where Arthur rules in conjunction with Morgain.

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  • The underground mycelium in many cases spreads wider and wider each year, often in a circular manner, and the sporophores springing from it appear in the form of a ring - the so called fairy rings.

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  • This story, "Frost Fairies," appeared in a book written by Miss Margaret T. Canby, entitled "Birdie and his Fairy Friends."

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  • The following is a list of Kingsley's writings: - Saint's Tragedy, a drama (1848); Alton Locke, a novel (1849); Yeast, a novel (1849) Twenty-five Village Sermons (1849); Phaeton, or Loose Thoughts for Loose Thinkers (1852); Sermons on National Subjects (1st series,1852); Hypatia, a novel (1853); Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore (1855); Sermons on National Subjects (2nd series, 1854); Alexandria and her Schools (1854); Westward Ho I a novel (1855); Sermons for the Times (1855); The Heroes, Greek fairy tales (1856); Two Years Ago, a novel (1857); Andromeda and other Poems (1858); The Good News of God, sermons (1859); Miscellanies (1859); Limits of Exact Science applied to History (Inaugural Lectures, 1860); Town and Country Sermons 0860; Sermons on the Pentateuch (1863); Water-babies (1863); The Roman and the Teuton (1864); David and other Sermons (1866); Hereward the Wake, a novel (1866); The Ancient Regime (Lectures at the Royal Institution, 1867); Water of Life and other Sermons (1867); The Hermits (1869); Madam How and Lady Why (1869); At last (1871); Town Geology (1872); Discipline and other Sermons 1872); Prose Idylls (1873); Plays and Puritans (1873); Health and Education (1874); Westminster Sermons (1874); Lectures delivered in America (1875).

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  • The following is a list of Kingsley's writings: - Saint's Tragedy, a drama (1848); Alton Locke, a novel (1849); Yeast, a novel (1849) Twenty-five Village Sermons (1849); Phaeton, or Loose Thoughts for Loose Thinkers (1852); Sermons on National Subjects (1st series,1852); Hypatia, a novel (1853); Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore (1855); Sermons on National Subjects (2nd series, 1854); Alexandria and her Schools (1854); Westward Ho I a novel (1855); Sermons for the Times (1855); The Heroes, Greek fairy tales (1856); Two Years Ago, a novel (1857); Andromeda and other Poems (1858); The Good News of God, sermons (1859); Miscellanies (1859); Limits of Exact Science applied to History (Inaugural Lectures, 1860); Town and Country Sermons 0860; Sermons on the Pentateuch (1863); Water-babies (1863); The Roman and the Teuton (1864); David and other Sermons (1866); Hereward the Wake, a novel (1866); The Ancient Regime (Lectures at the Royal Institution, 1867); Water of Life and other Sermons (1867); The Hermits (1869); Madam How and Lady Why (1869); At last (1871); Town Geology (1872); Discipline and other Sermons 1872); Prose Idylls (1873); Plays and Puritans (1873); Health and Education (1874); Westminster Sermons (1874); Lectures delivered in America (1875).

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  • But here was a fairy forest with black moving shadows, and a glitter of diamonds and a flight of marble steps and the silver roofs of fairy buildings and the shrill yells of some animals.

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  • And the sky was a fairy realm like the earth.

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  • When the common sense fairy smacks you upside the head, you know where to find me.

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  • The menhir of Men-er-H`roeck (Fairy stone), which was broken into four pieces by lightning in the 18th century, previously measured about 67 ft.

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  • The best book on Celtic fairy lore is still that of the minister of Aberfoyle, the Rev. Mr Kirk (ob.

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  • Its colors rippled and changed before the flower bent and delicate wings spread apart, revealing a creature that was surely a fairy.

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  • The death dealer touched the paper again, and another orchid appeared, stretched, and morphed into a second fairy.

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  • Atkinson (author of Primal Law) told him that he had met and caressed the girl of his heart in the forest, that she had vanished and must have been a fairy.

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  • The custom is common among several savage races, and these women, represented in the spiritual world by Fata, bequeath to us the French fee, in the sense of fairy.

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  • There is no good modern book on the fairy belief in general.

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  • Keightley's Fairy Mythology is full of interesting matter; Rhys's Celtic Mythology is especially copious about Welsh fairies, which are practically identical with those of Ireland and Scotland.

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  • This incident is also found in the first continuation to the Perceval, where the prediction is due to a lady met with beside a forest spring, clearly here a water fairy.

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  • He carried the humour and sub-acidity of discrimination which marked his criticism of fellow folk-lorists into the discussion of purely literary subjects in his Books and Bookmen (1886), Letters to Dead Authors (1886), Letters on Literature (1889), &c. His Blue Fairy Tale Book (1889), beautifully produced and illustrated, was followed annually at Christmas by a book of fairy tales and romances drawn from many sources.

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  • There may also be mentioned 21 cuckoos, I cockatoo, 20 parrots and parakeets, 20 woodpeckers, barbets, broadbills, starlings, orioles, weaver-finches, larks, nuthatches, 28 beautifully coloured sun-birds, and 23 flower-peckers, titmice, shrikes, swallow-shrikes, tailor-birds, thrushes, fruit-thrushes, fairy blue-birds, fire-birds, 42 fly-catchers, 4 swallows, and 5 species of most beautifully coloured ant-thrushes, as well as a large number of birds for which English names cannot be readily supplied.

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  • Arndt, Fairy Tales from the Isle of Rugen (London, 1896).

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  • The heroes of Homer are hardly more moral agents than the giants and enchanters of a fairy tale.

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  • Down the edge of each a tiny rill glistens like silver, and this is the ever-plying shuttle that weaves the fairy fabric.

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  • This charming volume of fairy tales was followed up later by a second collection, The House of Pomegranates (1892), acknowledged by the author to be "intended neither for the British child nor the British public."

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  • Where some slight historical records of the heroic age were still obtainable poetical imagination seized upon them at once; where no traditions at all were forthcoming fiction pure and simple asserted its right; and thus the national epopee gave way to the epic story, andsubstituting prose for verseto the novel and the fairy tale.

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  • There are some fine stalactites near this pit, and others in the Fairy Grotto and in Pensico Avenue; but, considering the magnitude of Mammoth Cave, its poverty of stalactitic ornamentation is remarkable.

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  • Its history will serve as a sketch of the cosmogony of the Stoics, for they too, like earlier philosophers,, g y have their fairy tales of science."

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  • 51; Joseph Ritson, Fairy Tales (Lond.

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  • The collection of fairy tales started later than that of the ballads.

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  • Soon the irresistible charm of a book which gratified the imagination of the reader with all the action and scenery of a fairy tale, which exercised his ingenuity by setting him to discover a multitude of curious analogies, which interested his feelings for human beings, frail like himself, and struggling with temptations from within and from without, which every moment drew a smile from him by some stroke of quaint yet simple pleasantry, and nevertheless left on his mind a sentiment of reverence for God and of sympathy for man, began to produce its effect.

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  • His grandfather was said to be Helias, knight of the Swan, one of the brothers whose adventures are well known, though with some variation, in the familiar fairy tale of "The Seven Swans."

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  • Early work in this direction was done by Jon Gudmundsson, Olaf the Old and John Olafsson in the 17th century, who all put traditions on paper, and their labours were completed by the magnificent collection of Jon Arnason (1862-1864), who was inspired by the example of the Grimms. Many tales are but weak echoes of the sagas; many were family legends, many are old fairy tales in a garb suited to their new northern home; but, besides all these, there are a number of traditions and superstitions of indigenous origin.

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  • The Tuatha De are represented as retiring into the sid or fairy mounds.

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  • Wellknown fairy queens are Clidna (south Munster) and Aibell (north Munster).

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  • Condla Caem son of Conn Cetchathach was carried in a boat of crystal by a fairy maiden to the land of youth, and among other mortals who went thither Bran, son of Febal, and Ossian are the most famous.

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  • Among the Tinneh a miraculous dog, who, like an enchanted fairy prince, could assume the form of a handsome young man, is the chief divine being of the myths.

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  • myths may be adorned and classified marchen, in themselves survivals of savage fancy, see Fortnightly Review, May 1872, " Myths and Fairy Tales."

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  • 5 Lanval 6 is a fairy story, and the hero vanishes eventually with his fairy princess to the island of Avallon or Avilion.

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  • To this theory the objection is raised that it is but a theory; that it is unsupported by any convincing evidence; and that the process which it postulates, that, namely, of the transformation of the gods into heroes by the popular imagination, is contrary to all that we know of the fate of dethroned deities, who are apt to live on in fairy stories in very unheroic guise.

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  • He began explaining the wonders of the brain and its ability to conjure up subconscious fairy tales.

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  • Everything he described could, as Quinn so succinctly put it, be a mind constructed fairy tale.

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  • Remember your place, or I'll make the Black God look like your fairy godmother.

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  • When the common sense fairy smacks you upside the head, you know where to find me.

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  • Its colors rippled and changed before the flower bent and delicate wings spread apart, revealing a creature that was surely a fairy.

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  • She thought she heard ethereal laughter as the fairy danced with him.

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  • The death dealer touched the paper again, and another orchid appeared, stretched, and morphed into a second fairy.

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  • Who else knows about your little fairy tale?

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  • Now you come to me with this ... fairy tale fantasy about a magic room.

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  • We visit Carrowmore, the most extensive megalithic complex in Ireland, containing dolmens, ring forts and fairy rings.

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  • accompany the exhibition of the etchings by David Hockney of six of the Grimm Fairy tales.

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  • allegorical adult fairy tale.

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  • Much fairy mischief ensues, mischief which turns the lives of the mortals upside down with slapstick antics.

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  • Even the pink fairy armadillo makes a guest appearance.

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  • Personalized Wooden armchair: Fairy Design - White A perfect gift for any little girl, their own little Personalized Armchair!

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  • All the lavatory attendants I knew were fed up with arguing with people that the story was merely a fairy tale.

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  • ballerina fairy, an angel fairy or your own creations.

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  • Eduardo, 13, from Angola doesnât decorate his home with fairy lights and glass baubles at Christmas.

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  • But it is a fairy bower now to what it used to be.

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  • cackleMadge is not a cringing, cackling fairy tale witch, but a woman whose human dignity has been violated once too often.

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  • Fairy cake Message decorations - From £ 7.95 Edible cake decorations, printed with your message to decorate your own fairy cakes or cupcakes.

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  • Tony Oliver provided a singularly oily villain in the shape of Clarence Creep and Janet Taylor gave a nice cameo as the Fairy Queen.

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  • Marasmius oreades, the " fairy ring champignon " that can cause killing zones in grass turf.

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  • But then one terrible night, Blue is stolen and an ugly fairy changeling is left in her place.

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  • The Lilac Fairy arrives in a mother of pearl boat, with four little lilac cherubs in tow.

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  • chief of the clan in the 14th century by a fairy.

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  • The ' fairy chimney ' and exposed cliff faces have been part excavated and tunneled so as to form churches and various chambers.

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  • Was Hans Andersen's fairy tale about the emperor's new clothes directed at the Christianity of the day?

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  • They are an exquisite addition to any fairy enthusiast's collection, or to be enjoyed by fine art connoisseurs alike.

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  • Immediately his eye fell on one of the fairy damsels, whose beauty was beyond anything he had ever seen in a human being.

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  • Reducing lamps that light our path to feeble fairy glimmer, And causing all our confidence to become a little dimmer.

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  • And I also miss the final blessing by the Lilac Fairy in Act 3 after all the wedding divertissements in the Royal Ballet production.

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  • Who do you think I'm talking about when I cry fairy tale nightmare blow-up doll?

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  • They could sprinkle fairy dust And twitch their little nose, And the windows would be sparkling And I'd have no dirty clothes.

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  • Honey the Sweet fairy can't make any new sweets without her magic party bag of fairy dust.

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  • eucalyptus tree is lit with green fairy lights.

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  • Dolores, the wicked fairy has already dispatched 272 previous husbands.

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  • Grace loves anything girly, sparkly, pink and/or fairy related.

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  • Is she some kind of witch or evil fairy?

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  • Schergen decided she should be " the most beautiful fairy, not old or ugly, just forgotten and furious.

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  • It was eventually nicknamed la fée verte - the green fairy.

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  • fairy tales we grew up with are examples.

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  • fairy godmother ' .

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  • fairy lore and more.

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  • fairy princess, always looking for a Prince.

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  • fairy cakes or which cricket teams you support.

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  • fairy wand.

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  • D has only £ 2 from the tooth fairy & can't decide.

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  • Polly the party fun fairy can't help with pass the parcel without her magic party bag of fun.

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  • fairy the flying, fairies, lagoon, etc. might be beautifully pictured.

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  • fairy hobby is sitting out on his decking looking at his fish pond and talking to his resident garden fairies.

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  • Please include all fairy tales in your registration email!

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  • Why do you think fairy tales stand the test of time?

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  • Hockney has given each fairy tale his own interpretation.

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  • What inspired you and Tom to write your own musical versions of these classic fairy tales?

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  • This neorealist modern fairy tale from the director of ' The Bicycle Thief ' is the sweet story of a boy called Totò .

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  • Playmobile Magic Castle Create your own fairy tale with this wonderful Magic Castle includes a Princess Crown.

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  • Jim's Version " .....as with many fairy tales, Cinderella is principally a story about the difficulties of growing up " .

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  • It uses a limited number of well-known fairy tales, such as Cinderella, Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk.

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  • fairy tale element to The Taxi Driver's Daughter.

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  • fairy tale story of Christ we're all used to hearing.

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  • fairy tale quality with an air of reality.

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  • fairy tale kingdom.

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  • fairy tale villages and vineyards.

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  • fairy tale figures.

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  • For his work, I would say, was like an adult fairy tale, a perfect world without stress.

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  • A ' jazz fairy tale ' about a young girl and her strange meeting with a saxophone playing owl.

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  • fairy tales from different cultures.

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  • fairy tale for adults based on a short story from the 1920s by Gustav Goes.

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  • Some such as fairy flax, devil's bit scabious and sneezewort are due to seed introductions.

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  • Designed by Telford in 1792, it has a very high back and is host to a rare species of fairy foxglove.

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  • Prices range from 75p for a fairy cake to £ 22 for a large rich chocolate cake with chocolate and cream ganache.

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  • Click Here For More Information... gingerbread House Mold Make your home-baked gingerbread into your own fairy tale Gingerbread House.

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  • If that's not enough, there's the Skye fairy glen, Dunvegan Castle and secluded bays in which to roam.

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  • He wondered if she saw him as her fairy godfather, whisking her away from her wicked stepfather.

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  • Had a fairy godmother told them of what was in store on that trip they would have just laughed!

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  • Summarized by Jo Saunders Wednesday 14th June Shula plays fairy godmother.

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  • The fairy godmother changed the mice into four lovely horses to pull the carriage.

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  • As it is below ground level, you feel as tho you are descending into a lush, fairy grotto.

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  • They actually lived a fairy tale, complete with curses, monsters and an evil hag in a tower.

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  • This comes from the Fairy Feller in the foreground, his ax poised on high, ready to chop a giant hazelnut in half.

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  • In the story, four English children have become kings and queens of a fairy tale kingdom.

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  • Big Birds Build and decorate large processional birds while Airy Fairy make wind toys, weaving, knotting, threading and braiding.

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  • Planes brought others of the privileged, settling on the new airstrip, which was ablaze with landing and fairy lights.

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  • A biodegradeable form (not fairy liquid) works well.

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  • Celtic lore says rubbing primrose flowers over your eyelids can gie you a way into the fairy word.

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  • Harte also argues that fairy lore has an elite, courtly rather folk origin.

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  • mealtime set with fairy theme detail.

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  • When they were asleep, the fairy mermaid charmed her golden sword and then she also lay down to rest herself.

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  • Green Fairy gets a banana milkshake with a Roman Scoop of ice cream bobbing cheerfully in the top.

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  • much fairy mischief ensues, mischief which turns the lives of the mortals upside down with slapstick antics.

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  • We then remembered that children's fairy tales at that time were very menacing - Grimm's fairly tales were horrifying and extremely moralistic.

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  • The Lord Chancellor suggests that the law should be changed to " every fairy must die that doesn't marry a mortal " .

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  • muslin curtain strung with fairy lights adds an exotic touch.

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  • mythic creatures, Celtic art, fairy tales, dragons, and others.

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  • then our own unique Fairy design is placed on to the Chair & then personalized with the child's name.

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  • A good fairy story As the General Election approaches opposition politicians are talking about regulatory excesses.

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  • He did allow that in Ireland, houses built on fairy paths tent to get poltergeists which make things go bump in the night.

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  • pranceff I went prancing around the room like a fairy.

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  • primrose flowers over your eyelids can gie you a way into the fairy word.

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  • Magic and fairy stories Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince.

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  • It's the fairy dwelling of a fairy prince.

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  • She lived her childhood dream of being a fairy princess, always looking for a Prince.

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  • Based on a fairy tale, it is highly programmatic.

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  • The band released one of the first albums on the Island label with Supernatural Fairy Tales, a classic of English psychedelia.

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  • Tom watches this with an indifference that belongs not to enlightenment rationality, but to the callousness traditionally attributed to the fairy world.

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  • Summer with the Leprechauns is a doorway to the fairy realms.

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  • My room looks out onto a large garden with lots of wildlife, including the red squirrel which features in the Airy Fairy books.

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  • reworking of the well-loved fairy tale.

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  • There were small rock pools teeming with algae and fairy shrimp.

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  • I see my fairy shrimps and tadpole shrimps avoid nets, or thrash when a predator bites them.

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  • Buy UK or Buy US ' Princess Smartypants ' - here is a fairy story with a feminist slant!

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  • statuette of a girl reading fairy tales.

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  • The wicked witch; the evil stepmother of the fairy stories.

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  • There are many interesting and unique things for sale in the shop, from fairy houses sculpted using various clays to handmade decorated stoneware.

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  • Many of the fairy tales we grew up with are examples.

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  • My dentist even gave me it the tooth in a little tooth fairy envelope.

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  • Definately my kind of book and it had me in stitches, especially the vampire tooth fairy, who got bitten in Dracula's castle.

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  • But the snow has brought the magic of a mischievous fairy trickster.

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  • Dress up clothes, ballet tutus, portraits, flower girl dresses, princess party tutus, fairy dress up or birthday dress!

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  • This one has frilly underskirts, dear little sewn-on dragonflies and fairy wings attached at the back.

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  • vexation of fairy.

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  • Why not try your hand at making a fairy wand or a pirate's treasure chest.

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  • I made fairy cakes and covered them in white icing and piped a chocolate spider web on them.

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  • whistle a tune, spin a web like a spider, catch a tooth fairy.

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  • Yes, the fairy wings I brought were 3 inches big!

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  • Fairy Powers, so wondrous great, Make our dear Tin Woodman straight!

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  • Francois le champi and La Petite Fadette are of no less exquisite workmanship. Les Maitres sonneurs (1853) - the favourite novel of Sir Leslie Stephen - brings the series of village novels to a close, but as closely akin to them must be mentioned the Contes d'une grande-mere, delightful fairy tales of the Talking Oak, Wings of Courage and Queen Coax, told to her grandchildren in the last years of her life.

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  • BERCHTA (English Bertha), a fairy in South German mythology.

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  • The story of Orpheus, as was to be expected of a legend told both by Ovid and Boetius, retained its popularity throughout the middle ages and was transformed into the likeness of a northern fairy tale.

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  • Halliwell's Illustrations of Fairy Mythology (Shakespeare Soc., 1842).

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  • With Thomas Dekker he wrote The Fairy Knight and The Bristowe Merchant (licensed in 1624, but both unpublished), with John Webster A late Murther of the Sonne upon the Mother (licensed in 1624).

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  • He became popularly known as the duende, the fairy or brownie of the palace, and was believed to be the lover of the queen.

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  • In fact, the whole of the Lanzelet has much more the character of a fairy or folk-tale than that of a knightly romance.

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  • The fairies (see Fairy), located in the fairy knolls by the inhabitants of the Shetlands, may also be put under this head.

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  • There are numerous rhymed fairy tales, which are much liked by the people, but they are of no literary merit.

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  • Among his other papers may be mentioned those dealing with the formation of fairy rings (1807), a synoptic scale of chemical equivalents (1814), sounds inaudible to ordinary ears (1820), the physiology of vision (1824), the apparent direction of the eyes in a portrait (1824) and the comparison of the light of the sun with that of the moon and fixed stars (1829).

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  • Of the novels produced by other authors between 1870 and 1880, we may mention A hol az ember kezdodik (Where the Man Begins), by Edward Kavassy (1871), in which he severely lashes the idling Magyar nobility; Az en ismeroseim (My Acquaintances), bi Lewis Tolnai (1871); and Anatol, by Stephen Toldy (1872); the versified romances Deli babok hOse (Hero of the Fata Morgana), generally ascribed to Ladislaus Arany, but anonymously published, A szerelem hOse (Hero of Love), by John Vajda (1873), and Talalkozdsok (Rencounters) by the same (1877), and A Tiinderov (The Fairy Zone), by John Bulla (1876), all four interesting as specimens of narrative poetry; Kalozdy Bela (1875), a tale of Hungarian provincial life, by Zoltan Beothy, a pleasing writer who possesses a fund of humour, and appears to follow the best English models; Edith tortenete (History of Edith), by Joseph Prem (1876); Nyomorusag iskoldja (School of Misery), by the prolific author Arnold Vertesi (1878); Tilkolt szerelem (Secret Love), by Cornelius Abranyi (1879), a social-political romance of some merit; and Uj idOk, avult emberek (Modern Times, Men of the Past), by L.

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  • In the case of Jason and the Argonauts, she plays the part of a kindly, good-natured fairy; Euripides, however, makes her a barbarous priestess of Hecate, while the Alexandrian writers depicted her in still darker colours.

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  • Mention should also be made of several charming series of fairy tales, of which that published in English by the Kobunsha in Tokyo in 1885 is perhaps the best.

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  • Chaucer, when he spoke of Gawain coming "again out of faerie," spoke better than he knew; the home of that very gallant and courteous knight is indeed Fairy-land, and the true Gawain-tradition is informed with fairy glamour and grace.

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  • of Melrose, marks the spot where the Fairy Queen led him into her realms in the heart of the hills.

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  • FAIRY RING, the popular name for the circular patches of a dark green colour that are to be seen occasionally on permanent grass-land, either lawn or meadow, on which the fairies were supposed to hold their midnight revels.

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  • The most complete and symmetrical grass rings are formed by Marasmius oreades, the fairy ring champignon, but the mushroom and many other species occasionally form rings, both on grass-lands and in woods.

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  • Dam(Habonde, Notre Dame d'Abondance), whose name often occurs in poems of the Middle Ages, a beneficent fairy, who brought plenty to those whom she visited (Grimm, Teutonic Mythology, tr.

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  • The menhir of Men-er-H`roeck (Fairy stone), which was broken into four pieces by lightning in the 18th century, previously measured about 67 ft.

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  • FAIRY (Fr.

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  • It is not in literature, however ancient, that we must look for the early forms of the fairy belief.

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  • Many of Homer's heroes have fairy lemans, called nymphs, fairies taken up into a higher region of poetry and religion; and the fairy leman is notable in the story of Athamas and his cloud bride Nephele, but this character is as familiar to the unpoetical Eskimo, and to the Red Indians, with their bird-bride and beaver-bride (see A.

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  • Whirls of dust are caused by the fairy marching army, as by the being called Kutchi in the Dieri tribe of Australia.

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  • The fairy changeling belief also exists in some districts of Argyll, and a fairy boy dwelt long in a small farm-house in Glencoe, now unoccupied.

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  • In Ireland and the west Highlands neolithic arrow-heads and flint chips are still fairy weapons.

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  • The writer knows of "a little lassie in green" who is a fairy and, according to the percipients, haunts the banks of the Mukomar pool on the Lochy.

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  • The best book on Celtic fairy lore is still that of the minister of Aberfoyle, the Rev. Mr Kirk (ob.

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  • Tamlane in the ballad, however, was "fat and fair of flesh," yet was rescued by Janet: probably he had not abstained from fairy food.

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  • Atkinson (author of Primal Law) told him that he had met and caressed the girl of his heart in the forest, that she had vanished and must have been a fairy.

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  • The fairy women who come to the births of children and foretell their fortunes (Fata, Moerae, ancient Egyptian Hathors, Fees, Dominae Fatales), with their spindles, are refractions of the human "spae-women" (in the Scots term) who attend at birth and derive omens of the child's future from various signs.

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  • The custom is common among several savage races, and these women, represented in the spiritual world by Fata, bequeath to us the French fee, in the sense of fairy.

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  • They, like the British brownies (a kind of domesticated fairy), are the causes of strange disappearances of things.

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  • There is no good modern book on the fairy belief in general.

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  • Keightley's Fairy Mythology is full of interesting matter; Rhys's Celtic Mythology is especially copious about Welsh fairies, which are practically identical with those of Ireland and Scotland.

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  • But into the figure of Arthur as we know him, other elements have entered; he is not merely an historic personality, but at the same time a survival of pre-historic myth, a hero of romance, and a fairy king; and all these threads are woven together in one fascinating but bewildering web.

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  • This incident is also found in the first continuation to the Perceval, where the prediction is due to a lady met with beside a forest spring, clearly here a water fairy.

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  • In the late romance of La Bastille de Loquifer Avalon has become a purely fairy kingdom, where Arthur rules in conjunction with Morgain.

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  • The underground mycelium in many cases spreads wider and wider each year, often in a circular manner, and the sporophores springing from it appear in the form of a ring - the so called fairy rings.

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  • The same year and the next he contributed to Mr Walter Scott's "Camelot Series," edited by Ernest Rhys, Fairy and Folk Tales, a collection of Irish folklore, and Tales from Carleton, with original introductions.

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  • In 1835 there appeared the first collection of his Fairy Tales, and won him a world-wide reputation.

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  • Ewald's son Carl (1856-1908) achieved a great name as a novelist, but did his most characteristic work in a series of books for children, in which he used the fairy tale, in the manner of Hans Andersen, as a vehicle for satire and a theory of morals.

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  • He carried the humour and sub-acidity of discrimination which marked his criticism of fellow folk-lorists into the discussion of purely literary subjects in his Books and Bookmen (1886), Letters to Dead Authors (1886), Letters on Literature (1889), &c. His Blue Fairy Tale Book (1889), beautifully produced and illustrated, was followed annually at Christmas by a book of fairy tales and romances drawn from many sources.

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