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If they could talk, what tales these hills could tell.
They are not tales of aberrant individuals but of societal norms.
Fairy tales have always had a darker side.
Ryland worked for the National Forest Service and regaled Donnie with tales of the outdoor splendors of the Colorado mountains.
The Crusades afforded new details which might be inserted into old matters, and a new spirit which might be infused into old subjects; and a crusading complexion thus came to be put upon old tales like those of Arthur and Charlemagne.Advertisement
Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
She sat a long time looking at the receding line of candles reflected in the glasses and expecting (from tales she had heard) to see a coffin, or him, Prince Andrew, in that last dim, indistinctly outlined square.
What makes you think I won't start telling tales?
Edith Shipton sat nearby, long finished with her meal, oblivious to Gladys' tales.
He'd urged her to hide herself away when she wasn't at work with him, telling her tales of how bad the upper class was.Advertisement
She rode across country with her brother, she went out shooting with Deschatres, she sat by the cottage doors on the long summer evenings and heard the flax-dressers tell their tales of witches and warlocks.
His novels, for the most part published first in London, reflect his wild adventurous life, the best known being The Son of the Wolf (1900); The Call of the Wild (1903); Moon Face (1906); Martin Eden (1909); South Sea Tales (1912), and his last, The Little Lady of the Big House (1916).
For several reasons the first of these tales is preferable.
This collection, which has been widely read, is a pendant to the Historia Lausiaca of Palladius and the monkish tales of Sozomen.
Sisenna also translated the tales of Aristides of Miletus, and is supposed by some to have written a commentary on Plautus.Advertisement
From the archaic style in which these mythological tales are usually composed, as well as from the fact that not a few of them are found in Brahmanas of different schools and Vedas, though often with considerable variations, it seems pretty evident that the groundwork of them must go back to times preceding the composition or final redaction of the existing Brahmanas.
In the midst of privation and anxiety, due largely to her husband's precarious health, she wrote continually, and in 1843 published The Mayflower, a collection of tales and sketches.
For some of these we have no certain information, and regarding others the tales narrated in the early records are so hard to reconcile with present knowledge that they are better fitted to be the battle-ground of scholars championing rival theories than the basis of definite history.
Aepyornis maxima, which laid enormous eggs, and not unnaturally recalls the mythical " roc " that figures so largely in Arabian tales.
Even as an undergraduate he had " commenced author " with Sir Quixote (1895), and he followed this with other tales and novels.Advertisement
He wrote too some excellent tales of adventure, notably The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) and Greenmantle (1916).
Instead of reading Aristotle and other naturalists, people went for information to commonplace books like those of Aelian, in which scraps of folk-lore, travellers' tales and fragments of misapprehended science were set forth in an elegant style.
Physiologus had been abandoned by scholars, and left to take its chance among the tales and traditions of the uneducated mass.
The tales told by the royalist writers of the barbarous cruelty inflicted by Simon and his wife on the child are not proven.
The Judas legend, however, never really became popular, whereas that of Oedipus was handed down both orally and in written national tales (Albanian, Finnish, Cypriote).Advertisement
It appears to be traceable in its Greek dress in writings of the philosopher Democritus and the dramatist Menander; it was certainly known to the author of Tobit and perhaps to the author of Daniel; some would trace its influence in the New Testament, in the parable of the wicked servant and elsewhere; it was known to Mahomet and is referred to in the Koran; it has been included among the tales in the Arabian Nights; and it survives in a good many versions ancient and modern.
Bodh the periodeutes is credited with a philosophical work which has perished, but is best known as the author of the old Syriac version of the collection of Indian tales called Kalilah and Dimnah.
He is always and everywhere sentimental, though very frequently, as in his shorter prose tales (The Stone Mason of Saint-Point, Graziella, &c.), he is graceful as well as sentimental.
Since her marriage with Lord Edward she had been greatly beloved and esteemed by the whole Fitzgerald family; and although after her second marriage her intimacy with them ceased, there is no sufficient evidence for the tales that represented her subsequent conduct as open to grave censure.
He went on writing satiric tales like Zadig.
Even Voltaire did not venture to publish this lampoon on a great official of a prince so touchy as the king of Prussia without some permission, and if all tales are true he obtained this by another piece of something like forgery - getting the king to endorse a totally different pamphlet on its last leaf, and affixing that last leaf to Akakia.
The growth of city life in the Abbasid capital led to the desire for a new form of story, differing from the old tales of desert life.
A more important addition to Japanese literature was made in the I 7th century in the form of childrens tales (Otogibanashi).
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.
But a great part of the book, especially the latter portion, is dull; and in fact it may be generally remarked of Defoe that the conclusions of his tales are not equal to the beginning, perhaps from the restless indefatigability with which he undertook one work almost before finishing another.
A cycle of tales is devoted to a strange humorous being called Yehl or Yelch, i.e.
Other tales said the stone was the one given by Rhea to Cronus as a substitute for Zeus.
There is good ground for believing that as Grail quester and winner, Gawain preceded alike Perceval and Galahad, and that the solution of the mysterious Grail problem is to be sought rather in the tales connected with the older hero than in those devoted to the glorification of the younger knights.
But the tendency of his art is to give rise to new tales of the gods.
The purely fictitious and romantic tales added to the personal history of Charlemagne and his warriors in the 13th century are inferior in manner, and belong to the decadence of romance.
The old tales, very much distorted in the 15th-century prose versions, were to undergo still further degradation in 18th-century compilations.
In the narrative of William Rubruquis (1253), though distinct reference is made to the conquering Gur Khan under the name of Coir Cham of Caracatay, the title of "King John" is assigned to Kushluk, king of the Naimans, who had married the daughter of the last lineal representative of the gur khans.(fn 2) And from the remarks which Rubruquis makes in connexion with this King John, on the habit of the Nestorians to spin wonderful stories out of nothing, and of the great tales that went forth about King John, it is evident that the intelligent traveller supposed this king of the Naimans to be the original of the widely spread legend.
With this mention Prester John ceases to have any pretension to historical existence in Asia (for we need not turn aside to Mandeville's fabulous revival of old stories or to the barefaced fictions of his contemporary, John of Hese, which bring in the old tales of the miraculous body of St Thomas), and his connexion with that quarter of the world gradually died out of the memory of Europe.(fn 3) When next we begin to hear his name it is as an African, not as an Asiatic prince; and the personage so styled is in fact the Christian king of Abyssinia.
But the Greenland colony was obscure, the country was believed to form part of Europe, and the records of the farther explorations were contained in sagas which were only rediscovered by modern scholarship. Throughout the middle ages, legendary tales of mythical lands lying in the western ocean - the Isle of St Brandan, of Brazil and Antilia - had been handed down.
A picturesque sketch of the Pilgrims of IV alsingham appeared in 1835, two volumes of Tales and Stories from History in the following year.
These " pilgrim signs " are frequently alluded to in literature - notably in the Canterbury Tales and in Piers Plowman.
Lyte's first work was Tales in Verse illustrative of Several of the Petitions in the Lord's Prayer (1826), which was written at Lymington.
From the Kenites, at any rate, they may have received, not only a strong religious impulse, but a store of tales of the primitive age, and these stories too may have been partly influenced by Babylonian traditions.
In late post-exilic times, however, foreign tales, even if of mythical origin, naturally came into favour, especially as religious symbols.
He inveighs against the oppression of the poor by the rich, reproves those who, weary of matins or mass, spend their time in church "jangling," telling tales, and wondering where they will get the best ale, and revives the legend of the dancers at the church door during mass who were cursed by the priest and went on dancing for a twelvemonth without cessation.
Foreign histories include a work on Pegu, a few tales of Cambodian kings and recently published class-books on European history compiled by the educational department.
Mention must also be made of Balucki (1837-1901), author of novels and comedies, and Narzymski (1839-1872), who was educated in France, but spent part of his short life in Cracow, author of some very popular tales.
Many of her tales - as, for instance, Argonauci (" The Argonauts") - have appeared in the Tygodnik, or weekly illustrated journal of Warsaw.
Adolf Dygasinski writes clever village tales of the "kail-yard" school, as it has been sometimes termed in England.
His private life was lax; he had at least two sons, for whom he purchased benefices before they had entered on their teens; and scandalous tales are told of the entertainments with which he enlivened his seclusion.
Among his other works are his edition of Hariri (1822, 2nd edition by Reinaud, 1847, 1855), with a selected Arabic commentary, and of the Alfiya (1833), and his Calila et Dimna (1816), - the Arabic version of that famous collection of Buddhist animal tales which has been in various forms one of the most popular books of the world.
His private life was not free from scandal, especially in his youth, but it is difficult to believe the worst of the tales which were circulated by his opponents, e.g.
Although much of his literary work consisted of political journalism, he yet found time to write a large number of essays, poems and tales.
French Canadian Literature At The Opening Of The Loth Century Might Be Described As Entirely The Work Of Two Generations, And It Was Separated From The Old Regime By Three More Generations Whose Racial Sentiment Only Found Expression In The Traditional Songs And Tales Which Their Forefathers Of The 17Th Century Had Brought Over From The Mere Patrie.
But These Very Digressions' Give The Book Its Intimate And Abiding Charm; For They Keep The Reader In Close Personal Touch With Every Side Of Canadian Life, With Songs And Tales And Homely Forms Of Speech, With The Best Features Of Seigniorial Times And The Strong Guidance Of An Ardent Church, With Voyageurs, Coureurs De Bois, Indians,., Soldiers, Sailors And All The Strenuous Adventurers Of A Wild, New, Giant World.
The tales that grains of wheat found in the cerements of Egyptian mummies have been planted and come to maturity are no longer credited, for the vital principle in the wheat berry is extremely evanescent; indeed, it is doubtful whether wheat twenty years old is capable of reproduction.
Although the diffusion of epic poetry in England did not actually inspire any new chansons de geste, it developed the taste for this class of literature, and the epic style in which the tales of Horn, of Bovon de Hampton, of Guy of Warwick (still unpublished), of Waldef (still unpublished), and of Fulk Fitz Warine are treated, is certainly partly due to this circumstance.
We also catch the god himself at the work of consecration in tales of voices heard from heaven or of birds alighting on favoured heads.
Wearing her rich attire, and accompanied by her maid, who carries a bag of provisions, she goes over to the hostile camp, where she is at once conducted to the general, whose suspicions are disarmed by the tales she invents.
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.
Campbell, who also discusses the subject in Popular Tales of the Western Highlands, iv.
It is possible that the relations between the sexes - in this prototype of Rabelais's Abbey of Theleme - were not entirely what is termed Platonic. But there is on the other hand scarcely a doubt that the tales of licentiousness circulated by opponents are groundless.
Under the advice of the second Mrs Godwin, and with her active co-operation, he carried on business as a bookseller under the pseudonym of Edward Baldwin, publishing several useful school books and books for children, among them Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare.
The former he imitates in the maxims (-yv14at) he throws in and the speeches which he puts into the mouth of the chief actors; the latter in his frequent geographical digressions, in the personal anecdotes, in the tendency to collect and attach some credence to marvellous tales.
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 1897 appeared The Secret Rose, a collection of Irish legends and tales in prose, with poetry interspersed, containing the stories of Hanrahan the Red.
In 1904 he also edited two volumes of Irish Representative Tales.
A number of Egyptian tales are known, dating from the Middle Kingdom and later.
Of New Kingdom tales, the story of the Two Brothers is frankly in the simplest speech of everyday life, while others are more stilted.
In old Egyptian tales the narrative portions are frequently in prose; New Egyptian and demotic contain as a rule little else.
But in general the tales that passed current about the gods are referred to only in mysterious and recondite allusions; as Herodotus for his own times explicitly testifies, a reticence in such matters seems to have been encouraged by the priests.
The bulk of the hieroglyphic inscriptions are written in a more or less artificial literary language; but in business documents, letters, popular tales, &c., the scribes often adhered closely to the living form of the tongue, and thus reveal its progressive changes.
The former is found chiefly in tales, letters, &c., written in hieratic on papyri of the XIIIth Dynasty to the end of the Middle Kingdom; also in some inscriptions of the XVIIIth Dynasty.
A hundred tales, for the most part probably mythical, are told of his powers and cunning during the years he spent among the mountains as a brigand leader.
His real genius, however, did not lie in the direction of verse; and his first signal success was with a story, A Village Sexton's Diary, in 1824, which was rapidly followed by other tales, descriptive of village life in Jutland, for the next twelve years.
In 1835 there appeared the first collection of his Fairy Tales, and won him a world-wide reputation.
Other writers whose names connect the age of romanticism with a later period were Meyer Aron Goldschmidt (1819-1887), author of novels and tales; Herman Frederik Ewald (1821-1908), who wrote a long series of historical novels; Jens Christian Hostrup (1818-1892), a writer of exquisite comedies; and the miscellaneous writer Erik Biigh (1822-1899).
C. C. Brosboll (1816-1900), who wrote, under the pseudonym Carit Etlar, a vast number of tales.
Bandello wrote a number of poems, but his fame rests entirely upon his extensive collection of Novelle, or tales (1 554, 1 573), which have been extremely popular.
The common origin of them all is to be found in the old French fabliaux, though some well-known tales are evidently Eastern, and others classical.
Educated at Westminster school and at Trinity College, Cambridge, he began his literary career by some satirical verses on Bath society published in 1777, and Poetical Tales, by "Sir Gregory Gander," in 1778.
Although the Makhzan is mainly devoted to philosophic meditations, the propensity of Nizämi's genius to purely epic poetry, which was soon to assert itself in a more independent form, makes itself felt even here, all the twenty chapters being interspersed with short tales illustrative of the maxims set forth in each.
As for the date of composition, it is evident, from the conflicting statements in the different MSS., that there must have been an earlier and a later recension, the former belonging to 587-589 A.H., and dedicated to the prince of Mosul, `Izz-uddin Mas`ud, the latter made for the atabeg Nusrat-uddin Abu Bakr of Azerbaijan after 593 A.H., since we find in it a mention of Nizaml's last romance Haft Paikar, or the "Seven Beauties," which comprises seven tales related by the seven favourite wives of the Sassanian king Bahramgur.
The most interesting of the seven tales is the fourth, the story of the Russian princess, in which we recognize at once the prototype of Gozzi's well-known Turandot, which was afterwards adapted by Schiller for the German stage.
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.
Whatever truth may lie behind the romantic tales of Christian and Mahommedan, we know that Alphonso represented in a remarkable way the two great influences then shaping the character and civilization of Spain.
Scott's Tales of a Grandfather is, of course, full of interest, but is inevitably somewhat behind the mark of later years of research.
While Theseus was in Crete, Minos, 1 The story of Theseus is a strange mixture of (mostly fictitious) political tradition, of aetiological myths invented to explain misunderstood acts of ritual and of a cycle of tales of adventure analogous to the story of the labours of Heracles.
Sentiment and tradition have magnified his achievements, and confused his career with tales of portents and magical powers.
Under the pseudonym "Edelwald Justus" he published several collections of popular tales - Bunte Blatter (1795); Kleine Schriften zur Unterhaltung (1798); Nebenstunden (1799).
Apart from these Trojan tales, Neoptolemus is a prominent figure in the legends of Epirus and of Delphi.
The great Danish philologist and friend of Iceland, Rasmus Rask, and the poet Bjarni Thorarensen had done much to purify the language, but Jonas Hallgrimsson completed their work by his poems and tales, in a purer language than ever had been written in Iceland since the days of Snorri Sturlason.
Most of the principal poems, tales and essays of JOnas Hallgrimsson appeared in the periodical Fj olnir, which he began publishing at Copenhagen in 183 5, together with Konr65 Gislason, a well-known philologist, and the patriotic Thomas Saemundsson.
In another division of the religious literature of Babylonia which is largely represented in Assur-bani-pal's collection - the myths and legends - tales which originally symbolized the change of seasons, or in which historical occurrences are overcast with more or less copious admixture of legend and myth, were transferred to the heavens, and so it happens that creation myths, and the accounts of wanderings and adventures of heroes of the past, are referred to movements among the planets and stars as well as to occurrences or supposed occurrences on earth.
He has been the subject of many romantic tales.
Stevenson's various occasional sallies in verse and prose - his Fables for Grown Gentlemen (1761-1770), his Crazy Tales (1762), and his numerous skits at the political opponents of Wilkes, among whose "macaronies" he numbered himself - were collected after his death, and it is impossible to read them without being struck with their close family resemblance in spirit and turn of thought to Sterne's work, inferior as they are in literary genius.
It is a reasonable conjecture that the tales of victories over Grendel and the fiery dragon belong properly to the myth of Beaw.
And even after this event, whatever may have been the attitude of churchmen towards the old heathen poetry, the kings and warriors would be slow to lose their interest in the heroic tales that had delighted their ancestors.
Moreover, these marvels - which in their original form are doubtless as old as anything in the Iliad, since in fact they are part of the vast stock of popular tales (Mdrehen) diffused all over the world - are mixed up in the Odyssey with the heroes of the Trojan war.
The question then is - How long must the name of Ulysses have been familiar in the legend (Sage) of Troy before it made its way into the tales of giants and ogres (Mdrehen), where the poet of the Odyssey found it ?
The naturalism of which we have been speaking found free utterance now in the fabliaux of jongleurs, lyrics of minnesingers, tales of trouveres, romances of Arthur and his knights - compositions varied in type and tone, but in all of which sincere passion and real enjoyment of life pierce through the thin veil of chivalrous mysticism or of allegory with which they were sometimes conventionally draped.
The tales of Lancelot and Tristram, the lives of the troubadours and the Wachtlieder of the minnesingers, sufficiently prove with what sensual freedom a knight loved the lady whom custom and art made him profess to worship as a saint.
Boccaccio's tales, in like manner, continue the tradition of the fabliaux, raising that literary species to the rank of finished art, enriching it with humour and strengthening its substance by keen insight into all varieties of character.
The story of the hatchet and the cherry-tree, and similar tales, are undoubtedly apocryphal, having been coined by Washington's most popular biographer, Mason Weems.
In 1888 appeared The Happy Prince and Other Tales, illustrated by Walter Crane and Jacomb Hood.
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."
Tales, Prologue 676, where the Pardoner's hair is compared with a "strike of flax."
Besides editing the memoirs of Fernow, she published Notes on Travels in England, Scotland and Southern France (1813-1817); Johann van Eyck and his Successors (1823); three romances, Gabriele (1819-1820), Die Tante (1823) and Sidonia (1828), besides some shorter tales.
Other collections of Esthnische Volkslieder have been published by Neuss (1850-1852) and Kreutzwald and Neuss (1854); while Kreutzwald (1866) and Jannsen (1888) have published collections of legends and national tales.
Through his poem, this tradition is perfectly familiar to every Persian at the present day; and the primitive features of tales, whose origin must be dated 4000 years ago, are still preserved with fidelity.
His first novel, Jean Marcellin (1885), attracted little attention, but he made his mark as a conteur with a series of tales of the Norman peasantry, Lettres de ma chaumiere (1886).
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."
A book of quite a different order is the Co.ntos de proveito e exemplo by Fernandes Trancoso, containing a series of twenty-nine tales derived from tradition or imitated from Boccaccio and others, which enjoyed deserved favour for more than a century.
The mass of floating tradition, which had come down from early days, with its tales of border raids and forays, of valiant chiefs and deeds of patriotism, is now rudely fitted into a framework of a wholly different kind.
But he unquestionably gave undue prominence to the tales of the prowess and glory of the Fabii, and probably also allowed his own strong aristocratic sympathies to colour his version of the early political controversies.
He inserted speeches, enlivened his pages with chance tales, and aimed, as Cicero tells us, at not merely narrating facts but also at beautifying them.
Instead of the wearisome prolixity and the misplaced pedantry which make the latter almost unreadable, we find the old tales briefly and simply told.
At the same time they are not treated as mere tales for children, for Livy never forgets the dignity that belongs to them as the prelude to the great epic of Rome, and as consecrated by the faith of generations.
Riquier and Fontanelle; a collection of tales relating to the reign of the emperor Henry III.; and the lives of various saints.
We do not know when the legion was finally withdrawn, nor what succeeded, But Welsh legend has made the site very famous with tales of Arthur (revived by Tennyson in his Idylls), of Christian martyrs, Aaron and Julius, and of an archbishopric held by St Dubric and shifted to St David's in the 6th century.
These were followed in 1782 by Two Dithyrambic Odes on Enthusiasm and Laughter, and by a series of Tales in Verse.
The book of laws (Vendidad) is characterized by an arid didactic tone; only here and there the legislator clothes his dicta in the guise of graceful dialogues and tales, or of poetic descriptions and similitudes; and then the book of laws is transformed into a didactic poem.
He had a passion for geography and travellers' tales, for descriptions of natural wonders and ruined cities, and was himself a practised fictitious narrator and fabulist, as other passages in his MSS.
Apart from these tales, we have the genuine Eldad, a celebrated Jewish traveller and philologist; who flourished c. A.D.
Travellers' tales were deliberately embalmed by Swift in the amber of his irony.
When he did in some measure find himself again, r, he gave to the world his charming Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863), and in 1865 his Household Poems. Among the latter is a poem entitled "The Children's Hour," which affords a glance into the home life of the widowed poet, who had been left with five children - two sons, Ernest and Charles, and three daughters, "Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, And Edith with golden hair."
He had a special fondness for records of human devotion and self-sacrifice, whether they were monkish legends, Indian tales, Norse drcipas or bits of American history.
Besides his edition of the Rumanian Church service-books with musical notation, he published a series of tales, proverbs and songs either from older texts or from oral information; and he made the first collection' of popular songs, Spitalul amorului, " The Hospital of Love " (1850-53), with tunes either composed by himself or obtained from the gipsy musicians who alone performed them.
The Fabule, si istorioare (2 vols., 1839-41) is a collection of short popular stories in rhyme; SezVoarea la tarci (1852-53) is a description of the Rumanian Spinnstube, for which the peasants gather in one of their houses on a winter's night, the girls and women spinning and working, the young men telling tales, proverbs, riddles, singing songs, &c. Pann also collected the jokes of the Turkish jester, Nasreddin, under the title of Neisdraveiniile lui Nastratin Hogea (1853), also in rhyme.
Far larger than the secular is the religious popular literature; it comprises many apocryphal tales from the Old and the New Testaments, and not a few of the heretical tales circulated by the various sects of Asia Minor and Thracia, which percolated into Rumania through the medium of Slavonic. A brief enumeration of the chief tales must suffice.
They include the History of Adam and Eve, the Legend of the Cross, The Apocalypse of Abraham, the History of the Sibyl, the Legends of Solomon; numerous New Testament apocryphal tales, starting with legends of St John the Baptist; a very remarkable version of the Gospel of Nicodemus; and the Epistle of Pilate.
The collection of fairy tales started later than that of the ballads.
The first collection is the German translation of tales heard by the Brothers Schott (1845).
The collected tales of the Moldavian Ion Creanga (1837-89) appeared in his Opere complecte (1908).
The origin of Prague goes back to a very early date, though, as is the case with most very ancient cities, the tales connected with its origin are no doubt legendary.
No one, however, would now support this view; and it is admitted that, under the mass of miraculous tales which have been handed down regarding him, there is a basis of truth already sufficiently clear to render possible an intelligent history.
In extended composition, as when he followed Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn with his own Tent on the Beach, he often failed to rival his graceful brother poet.
Acasta sulcata, Lamk., in the scientific study of zoology had replaced the fabulous tales of medieval writers, it was a long time before the true affinities of the barnacles were appreciated, and they were at first classed with the Mollusca, some of which they closely resemble in external appearance.
The victory of Jervis over the Spanish fleet at Met tales St Vincent on the 14th of February postponed the at Spit- imminence of the danger; but this again became acute head and owing to the general disaffection in the fleet, which in the Nore.
Lord Rockingham repeated these tales to Burke, who of course denied them with indignation.
Through the medium of French-speaking Bretons these tales came to the cognizance of Northern French poets, notably Chretien de Troyes, who wove them into romances.
Border traditions and folklore, and the picturesque, pathetic and stirring incidents of which the country was so often the scene, appealed strongly to James Hogg ("the Ettrick Shepherd"), John Wilson ("Christopher North"), and John Mackay Wilson (1804-1835), whose Tales of the Borders, published in 1835, long enjoyed popular favour.
Maitland says "the duty of producing one's neighbour to answer accusations (the duty of the frankpledges) could well be converted into the duty of telling tales against him."
From the reference to Asia in the tales of Tantalus, Niobe and Pelops it has been conjectured that Asia was the original seat of these legends, and that it was only after emigration to Greece that the people localized a part of the tale of Pelops in their new home.
A number of popular tales and songs, indeed, have been taken down from the lips of the people.
Many tales are told of him and his poet visitors and henchmen.
In comparing the Irish tales with the saga, there will be felt deep divergencies in matter, style and taste, the richness of one contrasting with the chastened simplicity of the other; the one's half-comic, half-earnest bombast is wholly unlike the other's grim humour; the marvellous, so unearthly in the one, is almost credible in the other; but in both are the keen grasp of character, the biting phrase, the love of action and the delight in blood which almost assumes the garb of a religious passion.
Gudmund the Mighty and his family and neighbours are the heroes of these tales, which form a little cycle.
Of later times there are Droplaug's Sons' Saga (997-1007), written probably about I i io, and preserved in the uncouth style of the original (a brother's revenge for his brother's death is the substance of it; Brandkrossa pattr is an appendix to it), and the tales of Thorstein Hall of Side's Son (c. 1014) and his brother Thidrandi (c. 996), which belong to the cycle of Hall o' Side's Saga, unhappily lost; they are weird tales of bloodshed and magic, with idyllic and pathetic episodes.
The sagas of the south are either lost or absorbed in that of Nial (970-1014), a long and complex story into which are woven the tales of Gunnar Nial, and parts of others, as Brian Boroimhe, Hall o' Side, &c. It is, whether we look at style, contents or legal and historical weight, the foremost of all sagas.
Besides complete sagas there are embedded in the Heimskringla numerous small pcettir or episodes, small tales of Icelanders' adventures, often relating to poets and their lives at the kings' courts; one or two of these seem to be fragments of sagas now lost.
This saga, together with several scattered tales of early Christians in Iceland before the change of faith (1002), may have made up a section of the lost Liber.
In the days of its prosperity it rivalled Kufa and Wasit in wealth and size, and its fame is in the tales of the Arabian Nights.
The laws were publicly promulgated or rehearsed; there were councils to deal with disputes and matters of local interest; popular sports such as horse-racing, running and wrestling were held; poems and tales were recited, and prizes were awarded to the best performers of every dan or art; while at the same time foreign traders came with their wares, which they exchanged for native produce, chiefly skins, wool and frieze.
Kajkavci had from about 1550 to 1830 a distinctive literature, consisting of chronicles and histories, poems of a religious or educational character, fables and moral tales.
The Hottentots show many tombs of their god, Tsui-Goab, and tell tales about his death; they also pray regularly for aid at the tombs of their own parents.'
The baser Greek myths of the wanderings, amours and adventures of the gods, myths ignored by Homer, are parallel to the adventures of the Alcheringa people, and the fable of the mutilation of Osiris and the search for the lost organ by Isis, actually occurs among the Alcheringa tales of Messrs Spencer and Gillen.
At the same time, the Zulus have many " nursery tales," the plots and incidents of which often bear the closest resemblance to the heroic myths of Greece, and to the marchen of European peoples.'
For some of his exploits Dasent's Tales from the Norse (2nd ed., Appendix) may be consulted.
The people of the ' These are collected by Callaway, Zulu Nursery Tales (1868).
The tales of divine cannibalism to which Pindar refers with awe, the mutilation of Dionysus Zagreus, the unspeakable abominations of Dionysus, the loves of Hera in the shape of a cuckoo, the divine powers of metamorphosing men and women into beasts and stars - these tales come to us as echoes of the period of savage thought.
To discuss these myths as far as they can be considered apart from divine and explanatory tales would demand more space than we have at our disposal.
The most incredible tales talk of wealth and power to clothe the lives of the historical heroes of the past.
The Thousand and One Nights, commonly known in English as The Arabian Nights Entertainments, is a collection of tales written in Arabic, which first became generally known in Europe in the early part of the 18th century through the French translation by Antoine Galland, and rapidly attained universal popularity.
The earliest book of the kind was the Hezar afsane or Thousand Tales, which had the following origin.
Many of the tales in the Nights have an historical basis, as Lane has shown in his notes.
Some tales are mere compounds of different stories put together without any art, but these perhaps are, as Lane conjectures, later additions to the book; yet the collector himself was no great literary artist.
The frequent coarseness of tone is proper to the condition of Egyptian society under the Mameluke sultans, and would not have been tolerated in Bagdad in the age to which so many of the tales refer.
Lane's translation omits the tales which he deemed uninteresting or unfit for a European public. Sir Richard Burton's unexpurgated English translation, with elaborate notes, was issued in to vols., 1885--1886, with six supplementary vols., 1887-1888.
Captains Speke and Grant, who had travelled through Uganda and came down the White Nile in 1863, and Sir Samuel Baker, who went up the same river as far as Albert Nyanza, brought back harrowing tales of the misery caused by the slave-hunters.
He began explaining the wonders of the brain and its ability to conjure up subconscious fairy tales.
He was still a prisoner in the land of those inmates of his mind, the rascal story tellers who made the most absurd tales seems as natural as butter on toast.
Bergschrunds, couloirs, moats and seracs peppered conversationsâ€”animated tales of past ascents of both ice and stone.
Gladys flitted back and forth, like a moth in a lamp shop, alternating with Dean for the hall phone, apparently conversing with an editor who was expressing interest in the lurid tales of Belfair of Draghow and her sexual mischief about the stars.
The characters became more absurd with each passing round of tales.
Both told childhood tales, stories of happy memories, each prompting the memory of yet another incident to their mutual delight.
The oddities of Tiyan made him recall the wives' tales told about the city's magical powers.
She had heard stories whispered of what barbarians did to women, but she never put much faith in the outrageous tales.
He told edifying tales for infants and immature grown ups.
Dracula, the best vampire book ever written, had a strong influence on all modern vampire tales.
With her love of General Pinochet and his defense of the Chinese, maybe they swapped tales of the aging autocrats they had befriended?
This hardcover edition reprints the tales of Blackhawk, a young military aviator, that were originally published in the 1940s.
Third, by this time tales had perhaps begun to drift back of the vampire bats found in the New World.
They wanted to hear tales of torture, beatings and brutality.
Meanwhile, I watched other bike, foot and ski racers appear from the Dalzell Gorge with tales of waist-deep snow and whiteout blizzards.
The plays were written by secular canons at Glasney College in Penryn with the intention of teaching ordinary people tales from the Bible.
Jay's latest production Late Night Tales is a compilation mix cd of his favorite tracks drawing on his musical inspirations.
Although the Tall Tales where chronological, they still seemed to lack cohesion.
Kate appears with her own regular coterie of musicians to provide many more shades to the dramatic tales she takes such delight in performing.
What makes the book so funny are the tales and escapades along the way encountered by Eric and his intrepid crew.
Heath Ledger is thinking woman's crumpet - the more intelligent and thoughtful one who records their tales.
From the 1760s or 1770s onwards, moral tales and heavily didactic texts had exerted an almost hegemonic domination of children's books.
When we think of the archetypal image of the Witch, we remember the evil enchantress of childhood tales.
This series boasts more amazing tales of human endurance than you'll witness in a lifetime.
Beyond British and sensationally sociological, Blur and singer/songwriter Damon Albarn weave tales of stifling middle class ennui into clever pop vignettes.
Tales features further escapades from the fringes of the New Town which appeared in The Scotsman during 2005.
Everyman tales of romantic and relational plight immediately resonate within anyone who has warm blood circulating in their veins.
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Why do you think fairy tales stand the test of time?
What inspired you and Tom to write your own musical versions of these classic fairy tales?
Jim's Version " .....as with many fairy tales, Cinderella is principally a story about the difficulties of growing up " .
It uses a limited number of well-known fairy tales, such as Cinderella, Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk.
The five tales reveal an extraordinary fulness of invention.
There were many tales of how the local gamekeepers were kept busy!
We heard some fairly hair-raising tales of corruption, especially in areas of land ownership and the business sector.
Both are dark, almost hallucinatory tales of school life.
Both are wickedly humorous yet disturbing tales in which laughter seems to well up and then freeze in one's throat.
The rude old tales are as tender to minorities as any modern political idealist.
But previous stage treatments have appeared intent on presenting his tales merely as more explicit medieval precursors of the Carry On romps.
Tales of sibling jealousy, dirty family secrets exposed, cringe worthy taboo busting embarrassment.
Tales of the lives of the occupants of 44 Scotland Street told with a great lightness of touch.
Mage Registration Center In this quiet chamber mage Registration Center In this quiet chamber mages are silently recording the tales of their lives up to this point.
The Darwin Awards Do you find it refreshing to enjoy tales of other people's misfortunes?
From panto to storytelling, carols to christmas tales, you're sure to find something to get you in the festive mood.
We then remembered that children's fairy tales at that time were very menacing - Grimm's fairly tales were horrifying and extremely moralistic.
They had also seen me disappear underwater and come back with tales (and pictures) of friendly turtles and colorful parrotfish.
Many Greek myths were oral tales passed down through the centuries with an essentially patriarchal Greek overlay.
The band released one of the first albums on the Island label with Supernatural Fairy Tales, a classic of English psychedelia.
The short tales are illuminating and encourage individual reflection without imposing judgment.
They reluctantly agree and their unexpected visitor then regales them with four tales of horror, which he claims are true.
Already, there are tales of fabulous riches to be made and millions made by those who are just working from home.
Such extravagant tales about the early Celtic saints were very common.
The defects in both of these tales are comparatively slight.
The Scottish setting and dialog add a bit of exotic spice for readers tired of terror tales set in small town America.
Telling Tales A website dedicated to storytelling with links to performance storytellers, some stories, ideas for writing stories and examples from readers.
Holidays in Hell is package tour of traveler's tales from places as appealing as the inner circles of Dante's inferno.
These story-telling sessions weave enchanting tales of nature as the Gardens sleep through the winter.
Nothing wrong with a few tall tales, I say.
Many of the fairy tales we grew up with are examples.
What about using folk tales to talk about globalization?
The classic tales are now being enjoyed by thousands of children, some of them hearing the stories for the very first time.
After seeing these you are invited to listen to a story-teller tel tales of horror and hauntings by flickering torchlight.
As Trimus and the others walked to the guard house, small street urchins ran along beside and behind begging for tales not coins.
She was extremely well versed in the tales of many of the heroes whose photographs adorned the walls.
A strong sense of history pervades the region, with crumbling forts and tales of famous wayfarers.
Either way, there is an unpleasant whiff of charred flesh about these tales.
She herself produced various works on economics, including Political Economy for Beginners (1870), Tales in Political Economy (1875), and, with her husband, a volume of Essays and Lectures (1872).
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.
These two sections are connected by a "Monologue Recreatif," in which the author displays his general knowledge of popular songs, dances and tales, of astronomy, natural history and naval matters.
As for the innumerable other poems, dramas and tales which have been founded on the legend of the Cid, from the days of Guillen de Castro and Diamante to those of Quintana and Trueba, they serve merely to prove the abiding popularity of the national hero in his native land.
Rink, Tales of the Eskimo (London, 1875); (see also same, " Eskimo Tribes " in Meddelelser om Gronland, part xi.); Johnstrup, Giesecke's Mineralogiske Reise i Gronland (Copenhagen, 1878).
Teutonic legend does not lightly exaggerate, and what to us seems incredible in it may be easily conceived as credible to those by whom and for whom the tales were told; that Sigmund and his son Sinfiotli turned themselves into wolves would be but a sign of exceptional powers to those who believed in werewolves; Fafnir assuming the form of a serpent would be no more incredible to the barbarous Teuton than the similar transformation of Proteus to the Greek.
This last is one of the most characteristic traits of the Perceval story, connecting it alike with the Irish Lay of the Great Fool, and the Teutonic Diimmling tales.
The pioneer of this kind of literature is considered to have been Saikaku (1641I693), who wrote sketches of every-day life as he saw it, short tales of some merit and novels which deal with the most disreputable phases of human existence.
These are not the words of a man who is following a complete and authoritative poem; judging from the context of the other references to Bleheris he was rather a collector and versifier of short episodic tales, and it seems far more natural to understand Thomas as having wrought into one complete and consecutive form the various poems with which the name of Breri was associated, than to hold that that, or a similar, work had already been achieved by another.
He never, it should be 1 Nor all a lie, nor all true, nor all fable, nor all known, so much have the story-tellers told, and the fablers fabled, in order to embellish their tales, that they have made all seem fable.
The wolf story again recalls the tales of werewolves so common among Slavonic peoples, and there is much probability in Schafarik's conjecture that the Neuri are nothing but the ancestors of the Sla y s.
Literature.The vast mass of writing which has come down to us from the ancient Egyptians comprises documents of almost every conceivable kind, business documents and correspondence, legal documents, memorial inscriptions, historical, scientific, didactic, magical and religious literature; also tales and lyrics and other compositions in poetical language.
Rom., is by a contemporary of the pope, but nevertheless of slight importance; Leti's Vita di Sisto V (Amsterdam, 1693, translated into English by Farneworth, 1779) is a caricature, full of absurd tales, utterly untrustworthy, wanting even the saving merit of style; Tempesti's Storia della vita e geste di Sisto Quinto (Rome, 1 7541 755) is valuable for the large use it makes of the original sources, but lacks perspective and is warped by the author's blind admiration for his subject; Cesare's Vita di Sisto V (Naples, 1755) is but an 'abridgment of Tempesti.
Although the Makhzan is mainly devoted to philosophic meditations, the propensity of NizÃmi's genius to purely epic poetry, which was soon to assert itself in a more independent form, makes itself felt even here, all the twenty chapters being interspersed with short tales illustrative of the maxims set forth in each.
But Ibn Zobair refused, and the Medinians, of whom the majority probably had never before seen a prince's court, however simple, were only confirmed in their rancour against Yazid, and told many horrible tales about his profligacy, that he hunted and held wild orgies with Bedouin sheikhs, and had no religion.
The identity of this prisoner was already, it will be observed, a mystery before he died in 1703, and soon afterwards we begin to see the fruit of the various legends concerning him which presumably started as early as 1670, when Saint-Mars himself (see below) found it necessary to circulate "fairy tales" (contes jaunes).
This collection of twelve stories of notable wrecks which befell Portuguese ships between 1552 and 1604 contains that of the galleon " St John " on the Natal coast, an event which inspired Corte-Rears epic poem as well as some poignant stanzas in The Lusiads, and the tales form a model of simple spontaneous popular writing.
In both cases the repetition of the legend and the recitation of a string of mystical names serve, like some other tales, apocryphal and otherwise, as amulets, sufficient to protect from the devil.
Of tales relating to the east there survive the Weapon-firth cycle - the tales of Thorstein the White (c. 900), of Thorstein the Staffsmitten (c. 985), of Gunnar Thidrand's Bane (1000-1008) and of the Weapon firth Men (975-990), all relating to the family of Hof and their friends and kin for several generations - and the story of Hrafnkell Frey's Priest (c. 960), the most idyllic of sagas and best of the eastern tales.
The most circumstantial tales are told of imaginary figures, and the most incredible details clothe the lives of the historical heroes of the past.
This is a purely fanciful name, but Lamus takes us into a religious world where we can trace the origin of the legend, and observe the god of an older religion becoming the subject of fairy tales (see Lamia) in a later period.
Then there will be no one to tell tales.
While listening to these love stories his own love for Natasha unexpectedly rose to his mind, and going over the pictures of that love in his imagination he mentally compared them with Ramballe's tales.
When in prison Cooper wrote some tales and The Purgatory of Suicides, a political epic in ten books, written in Spenserian stanzas.
Myths do not necessarily recount tales of the origins of the cosmos, gods, rituals, or sacred events.
A legitimate seller will only be too happy to regale tales of where and when a piece of memorabilia was signed.
Richard Barrett (now a private investigator) has been invited to regale the guests with gruesome tales of his trade.
No doubt many post war children were regaled with tales about life during the war.
The story of their descent is reminiscent of tales of trench warfare from the Great War.
But whereas the soiled pages of boobies and ribald tales only HURT my productivity, my beta-testing experience has vastly IMPROVED it.
You see, Bova 's tales of Venus, Mars and Jupiter were all rollicking good fun !
The year kicked off with grim tales following the rollout of Chip & PIN, with many retailers encountering problems.
Such extravagant tales about the early celtic saints were very common.
There have been several television series ', manga tales and movies created in the years following Ryo-Ohki to satiate demand.
His lidded pots tell the stories of the Tales through 3D painted Chaucerian figures sculpted in clay.
Seated on a log in a small dell she was surrounded by a crowd of spellbound children listening to her tales.
Above the panels there is a statuette of a girl reading fairy tales.
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The foreigners accused, in most of the tales of woe I have heard, are either Chinese or Jews.
However, his works were not limited to these tales of bravery, intrigue and revenge.
Holidays in Hell is package tour of traveler 's tales from places as appealing as the inner circles of Dante 's inferno.
It was said that he made quite a tidy profit with the tales of his story.
They tell simple, sometimes tragic tales of everyday life.
Julia is Australia 's hottest export in comedy with true-life tales that endear her to all who listen.
Three tales of the vicissitudes of love, by the author of " Trainspotting " and " Shallow Grave ".
Still it 's nice to have extreme stories and tales to exchange about global company 's being secretly run by right wing extremists.
The bard performed his tales in reverse chronological order for dramatic effect.
My teacher used to beguile us into silence by telling fairy tales or singing songs.
Fairy tales are often dismissed as simple stories for children, but many have allegoric references to issues of concern to adult readers.
The old tales of cats stuck in trees are hardly fictional, and cats with outdoor access can do a lot to promote these stories.
These cats also have long bushy tales that make their appearance reminiscent of raccoons.
His gift for clarity makes his poetry ideal for teaching children the fundamentals of poetry while engaging them in exciting tales that build compassion through imagination.
The selection includes biographies, mysteries, ghost stories, books about animals, and several classic fairy tales.
Kids who are able to read can find a selection of frightening books they can enjoy on their own, but for scary story night, when the whole family takes turns in reading, parents and kids should take part in reading these spooky tales aloud.
Want more scary tales that kids will have trouble putting down?
In the Readers & Writers Club, kids learn what parts make up a story and how to write their own tales.
Older elementary age students may enjoy the tales as entertaining and easy to read.
Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel is a favorite for animal lovers.
Along the same vain has his very popular Frog and Toad series, Mouse Tales is engaging and genuinely funny.
Storynory is a British website that offers free stories, short books, fairy tales, and fables.
Many other options are available whether your child is interested in medieval stories, classic fairy tales or the latest trends in children's books.
Kids can read a variety of illustrated tales at Children's Storybooks Online.
The story keeps kids reading with nightmarish tales of swords, strangers, and other scary things for 12-14 year olds.
Scary Ghost Stories by Marianne Carus and Youngsheng Xuen contains several frightening tales.
It is important and fun for parents to read some of those frightening tales that are keeping the kids reading.
Nonfiction is a sure winner with many boys, and Tales of the Cryptids handles an especially high-interest topic with fun writing and plenty of incredible pictures.
Disney Digital Books is an innovative reading website where you can find famous Disney characters, classic Disney fairy tales, and fun reading activities in a safe online environment.
Judy Blume is beloved among thousands of children who have enjoyed Freckle Juice, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and her many other classic books.
Many families are extended, or relatives live so far away that visits are rare; for these reasons, many stories and tales remain unshared.
Nursery rhymes and fairly tales are good choices, especially if both a boy and a girl are the main characters - as in Hansel and Gretel or Jack and Jill.
While age old tales about standing up to bullies exist, is this actually the best way for teens to get through bullying?
If your little one gets all dreamy-eyed when you read fairy tales to her, then this may be the ideal theme choice.
Whatever choice you and your child make, this theme is guaranteed to enhance the reading of those fairy tales.
A knight on a horse beneath the castle may reflect some of the fairy tales about princesses and knights in shining armor.
Celebrity splits - we're so used to seeing our favorite celebs break up, make up, and break up again that tales of their relationship woes sometimes surprise us about as much as the sun coming up in the morning.
Schelske also has some tales to tell and is expected to "drop a bombshell" soon.
Today, Eminem takes his painful childhood experiences and turns them into music for the millions of disaffected youth who sympathize with his tales of the white lower-class experience.
Among the many pregnancy Old Wives tales, there is that one about not telling anyone you are pregnant until after the first trimester for fear of losing the baby.
As many a waiter and waitress are only to happy to share, there are plenty of sordid tales involving massive orders of food, unpleasant personalities and pathetic tips to top it all off.
Many of these tales may very well be just that - stories concocted by the tabloid press or half-truths spun around to make said celebrity seem like the world's biggest cheapskate.
Her fanciful and frilly dresses are often inspired by fairy tales, and they are both a joy for mother and baby alike.
Instead of pampering yourself and winning or losing money on ship casinos, you'll get to hear the tales of bygone eras in the region, fish, watch birds, and more.
However, there are also some inspirational tales of rescue dogs that went on to live happy lives in loving homes.
Living through the Great Depression, Cash was prompted to tell the tales of his people.
Tales of rowdy aggression, drug-addled performances and unabashed womanizing helped make Kings of Leon tabs as valuable as gold to scores of musically-inclined admirers.
In recent times, tales of vampires have been a trendy subject in popular culture.
The plot is a refreshing return to classic, dark, comic book tales, justifiably allowing for explosions of the Hulk's anger against similarly gamma-irradiated foes and military machines of all types.
It's near impossible to recommend this title when there are so many other, better RPGs already available for the PS2, not to mention much more compelling titles like Tales of Legendia and Kingdom Hearts II coming in the first half of 2006.
Namco is famous for such series as Pac-Man, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Xenosaga, Katamari Damacy and the Tales RPG series.
In this new version, Sonic explores the world of Arabian Nights where he encounters an evil genie bent on destroying the classic tales in order to escape and create chaos in the real world.
Namco's long awaited American release for the gamecube, Tales of Symphonia seems to have slipped by some of the most avid gamers out there.
In Tales of Symphonia, you play as a team of kids who are out to create the rebirth cycle, bringing balance to the ever-depleting source of mana that Sylverant has thrived on for as long as the world has existed.
As is common with the rest of Namco's Tales games, this game features one of the only smooth running real time battle engines an RPG has ever seen.
Do you need another selling point for Tales of Symphonia or what?