On the Ancient British, Roman, and Saxon Antiquities and Folk-lore of Worcestershire

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J. H. Parker, 1852 - 496 pagina's
 

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Pagina 129 - Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel : and they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
Pagina 129 - When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.
Pagina 176 - Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates; and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Pagina 456 - Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon's sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green. The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies, fairy favours, In those freckles live their savours.
Pagina 422 - And frolic it, with ho, ho, ho ! Sometimes I meet them like a man, Sometimes an ox, sometimes a hound; And to a horse I turn me can, To trip and trot about them round. But if to ride My back they stride, More swift than wind away I go, O'er hedge and lands, Through pools and ponds, I hurry, laughing, ho, ho, ho...
Pagina 456 - PUCK. How now, spirit! whither wander you? FAIRY. Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon's sphere; And I serve the Fairy Queen, To dew her orbs upon the green.
Pagina 423 - Hob-goblin or mad Crisp, And some againe doe tearme him oft by name of Will the Wispe ; But call him by what name you list, I have studied on my pillow, I think the best name he deserves is Robin the Good Fellow.
Pagina 450 - To walke nightly, as do the men fayries, we use not ; but now and then we goe together, and at good huswives fires we warme and dresse our fayry children. If wee find cleane water and cleane towels, wee leave them money, either in their basons or in their shooes ; but if wee find no cleane water in their houses, we wash our children in their pottage, milke, or beere, or what-ere we finde...
Pagina 46 - Cathedrall, which is now fitting for use, and the organ then a-tuning. Then away thence, observing the great doors of the church, as they say, covered with the skins of the Danes.1 And also had much mirth at a tombe.
Pagina 415 - ... being attached to the persons, not to place, would remove also, and commence his revels in the new habitation. The dobbies residing in lone granges, or barns, and near antiquated towers, bridges, &c., have a character imputed to them different from that of the house-demons. Benighted travellers are thought to be much endangered by passing their haunts : for, as grave legends assure us, an angry sprite will sometimes jump behind a horseman, and compress him so tightly that he either perishes before...

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