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Johns Eve, and/or evening out-of June 23rd

Mr. Evan Davies, carpenter, Brynllan, Efenechtyd, that is anywhere between seventy and you can eighty yrs . old, told the author one his pal John Morris advised your one he previously viewed a buddies out of Fairies dancing, and they have been the fresh new handsomest everyone that he got ever before viewed. It had been evening and you may black, nevertheless the put on that the moving took place are surprisingly illuminated, so that every movement of only one beings could well be observed, but once the Fairies vanished it turned instantly a bit black.

S., Newtown, Montgomeryshire, for the next translation of the preceding Welsh outlines:-

Regardless of if regarding reports currently trained with would seem the Fairies kept revelry no matter what lay days of appointment, however it absolutely was believed that they’d unique months due to their higher banquets, additionally the eve of your own to begin May, dated p. 95 design, is actually one months, and one is actually Nos Wyl Ifan, St.

Tylwyth Teg yn lluoedd llawen, O dan nodded tawel Dwynwen, Welir yn y cel encilion, Yn perori mwyn alawon, Ac yn taenu hyd y twyni, Air conditioning ar leiniaur deiliog lwyni, Hud a Lledrith ar y glesni, Air cooling yn sibrwd dwyfol desni!

If that’s the case, he has left us a legacy whereby we thank them, and they have together with given us a proof of their cleverness and passion for nature

This new Fairy Tribe in the merry crowds of people, Under Dwynwens peaceful defense, Have emerged inside dubious retreats Chanting nice tunes, And you may distributed along the shrubbery While the leafy groves Fantasy and you will phantasy with the all that was environmentally friendly, And you may whispering the mystic lore.

May-date dances and you can revelling have reached our months, and probably he’s got, such as the Midsummer Eves parties, their origin on the far-away situations where this new Fairy Group populated Britain and other countries, in order to us provides it bequeathed this type of Festivals, after that and that ushers within the cold weather, and that’s called inside Wales, Nos glan gaua, otherwise All-hallow Eve.

However, I’m able to now briefly consider Fairy doings into the Nos Wyl Ifan due to the fact filed from the Englands better poet, and you may, then on the, I shall convey more to express on the nights.

p. 96 Shakespeare raises on their Midsummer Nights Dream the existing views valuing Fairies during the The united kingdomt, but they are almost similar with those amused because of the somebody from Wales; to such an extent are they British inside the reputation, that it’s no higher expand of one’s imagination in order to guess which he must have derived the majority of their pointers away from an enthusiastic inhabitant out of Wales. Yet not, in one single type of, this new poets description of your own Fairies is different from the greater number of early thoughts ones in the Wales. Shakespeares Fairies is, so you’re able to a degree, diminutive; they’re not very small inside Wales. But about the models in both nations that they had far in common. I am able to temporarily allude to similarities ranging from English and you will Welsh Fairies, confining my commentary so you’re able to Fairy sounds and you can moving.

But then Welsh and you may English Fairies frequented including spots to hold its revels on. I quotation in the same enjoy:-

Rather than because the center summer seasons spring season Satisfied i into mountain, in the dale, forest, otherwise mead From the flat water fountain otherwise of the rushy brook Otherwise of the the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets with the whistling snap.

p. 97 And additional the brand new Fairies in countries meet in the evening, and you can keep its Testicle about times out of dark, and you will independent during the early morn. Therefore Puck approaching Oberon:-

Now before break from go out From this household for every Fairy stray . . . . . . . . . . . . Travel away, build no stay, Meet we all at break from go out.