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

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

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

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

  • Who else knows about your little fairy tale?

  • Where was Randy in this fairy tale?

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

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

  • With Thomas Dekker he wrote The Fairy Knight and The Bristowe Merchant (licensed in 1624, but both unpublished), with John Webster A late Murther of the Sonne upon the Mother (licensed in 1624).

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

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

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

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 51; Joseph Ritson, Fairy Tales (Lond.

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

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Who else knows about your little fairy tale?

  • Where was Randy in this fairy tale?

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

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

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

  • allegorical adult fairy tale.

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

  • Even the pink fairy armadillo makes a guest appearance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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