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Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales

Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
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Celtic Fairy Tales is a collection of 25 folk and fairy stories collected from Ireland and Scotland. At what I imagine is the Frontispiece, or the dedication page, is the phrase: “SAY THIS Three times, with your eyes shut ‘Mothuighim boladh an Éireannaigh bhinn bhreugaigh faoi m’fhóidín dúthaigh.’And you will see/What you will see_” A loose translation of this Gaelic phrase is “I sense the smell of a sweet, enchanting Irishman around my dear homeplace.”

First Page:

SAY THIS

Three times, with your eyes shut

[Illustration: Gaelic]

And you will see

What you will see

[Illustration: The Sea Maiden]

Celtic Folk and

Fairy Tales

SELECTED AND EDITED BY

JOSEPH JACOBS

EDITOR OF "FOLK LORE"

ILLUSTRATED BY

JOHN D. BATTEN

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

NEW YORK AND LONDON

To

ALFRED NUTT

Preface

Last year, in giving the young ones a volume of English Fairy Tales, my difficulty was one of collection. This time, in offering them specimens of the rich folk fancy of the Celts of these islands, my trouble has rather been one of selection... Continue reading book >>


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