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Página 109 - Is it a man or a bird ? Sometimes it raises itself up, and sometimes lies down again." They went to it, and found it was Halfdan Haaleg, and took him prisoner. Earl Einar sang the following song the evening before he went into this battle : —
Página 127 - Esquimaux, using no fires in these habitations, but only lamps, which serve both for light and for warming their victuals, require, in the severities of winter, to economise, with the greatest care, such artificial warmth as they are able to produce in their huts. For this purpose, an under-ground dwelling, defended from the penetration of the frost by a roof of moss and earth, with an additional coating of a bed of snow, and preserved from the entrance of the piercing wind, by a long subterranean...
Página 461 - Un Bulletin historique de la France et de l'étranger, fournissant des renseignements aussi complets que possible sur tout ce qui touche aux études historiques. IV. Une analyse des publications périodiques de la France et de l'étranger, au point de vue des études historiques. V. Des Comptes rendus critiques des livres d'histoire nouveaux.
Página 319 - Thus, too, when Morgan the Fay takes measures to get Ogier the Dane into her power she causes him to be shipwrecked on a loadstone rock near to Avalon. Escaping from the sea, he comes to an orchard, and there eats an apple which, it is not too much to say, seals his fate. Again, when Thomas of Erceldoune is being led down by the Fairy Queen into her realm, he desires to eat of the fruit of certain trees " He presed to pul the frute with his honde, As man for fode was nyhonde feynte; She seid, Thomas,...
Página 7 - ... dolphin's tail. The female monster is called mar-gyga (sea-giantess), and is averred certainly to drag a fish's train. She appears generally in the act of devouring fish which she has caught. According to the apparent voracity of her appetite, the sailors pretend to guess what chance they had of saving their lives in the tempests which always followed her appearance (" Speculum Regale,
Página 184 - Long ago there were people in this country called the Pechs ; short wee men they were, wi' red hair, and long arms, and feet sae braid, that when it rained they could turn them up owre their heads, and then they served for umbrellas. The Pechs were great builders ; they built a' the auld castles in the kintry ; and do ye ken the way they built them ? — I'll tell ye. They stood all in a row from the quarry to the place where they were building, and ilk ane handed forward the stanes to his neebor,...
Página 324 - I hope I'll never see his face again. I got into bed, and couldn't sleep for a long time ; and when I examined my five guineas this morning, that I left in the table-drawer the last thing, I found five withered leaves of oak — bad scran to the giver...
Página 196 - ... wealth. Neither was there in concealment under ground in Erinn, nor in the various solitudes belonging to Fians or to fairies, any thing that was not discovered by these foreign, wonderful Denmarkians...
Página 107 - In the Lapland tent Brave days we spent. Under the grey birch tree; In bed or on bank We knew no rank, And a merry crew were we. "Good ale went round As we sat on the ground, Under the grey birch tree; And up with the smoke Flew laugh and joke, And a merry crew were we.