Come and see that lovely creeper I told you of; and when you have admired it hanging from the decayed trunk of the old tree that supports it, you shall help me to remove it to your bower, where it will be the fairest flower that grows, except the little fairy queen herself.' Henrich caught his sister's hand, and kissing her playfully, attempted to draw her from the bower.
She looked down at the skirt of her dress, at her gaiters, at her little bare hands, to make sure no wicked fairy had changed her.
She told him, too, that she was the ugliest fairy in the world, and would be until people learned to behave as they should, when she would grow as handsome as her sister, Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby, the loveliest fairy in the world.
I have often thought that if some beneficent fairy could grant us the power of somewhere raising the veil of oblivion which enshrouds the earliest ages of Aryan dominion in Europe, there is no place from which the historian should be more glad to see it lifted than from Rome in the centuries which saw the formation of the city, and which preceded the expulsion of the kings.
The disease known in Poland as "elf-lock" is said to be the work of evil fairies or demons, and is cured by burying thistle-seed in the ground.
She was the prettiest little fairy that ever smiled and pouted her way into a boy's heart.
The sunbeam fairy; w & m. (In The Coronet)
This nation possesses an excess of vigour, enterprise, idealism, and spiritual energy, which qualifies it for the highest place; but a malignant fairy laid on its cradle the most petty theoretical dogmatism.
"Yes, and you too, mischievous fairy," replied he, giving her a less ceremonious kiss than he had bestowed on her sister.
Spirit may denote a variety of incorporeal beingsamong them angels, fairies (devoid of moral nature), and personalities returned from the grave and manifestedseldom visiblythrough spiritualistic tappings and the like.
The fisher-folk believed this cave to be the home of a kindly-disposed fairy or hob, who seems to have been one of the slow-dying inhabitants of the world of mythology implicitly believed in by the Saxons.
She looked long, and then lifted up her head suddenly"Do come and look, Mr. Vavasour, at this exquisite little glass fairy, likeI cannot tell what like, but a pure spirit hovering in some nun's dream!
Strange fancy it is that the extra fairy gives to mortals, this breaking up of roses and dolls and joys, to find what is in them!
Now who would have thought that in three short years the red-cheeked girl whom I had left at Riverview, and of whom I had never thought twice, could have grown into this brown-eyed fairy?
There were also crowds and crowds of tiny men and women, all beautiful, all dressed in brilliant, delicate dresses, all laughing or dancing or feasting at the little tables, which were loaded with every dainty the most fastidious fairy could wish for.
If he be gone he'll make his grave a bed With female fairies will his tomb be haunted, And worms will not come to thee.
A virtuous well, about whose flowery banks The nimble-footed fairies dance their rounds By the pale moonshine, dipping oftentimes Their stolen children, so to make them free From dying flesh and dull mortality.
"So you like her," said he, after a pause, during which, in truth, he had been considering whether he should not paint out the intrusive fairy that very afternoon.
They were obliged to renounce it, for his mistress then was that admirable fairy, invisible and dumb to the common herd, who displays her beauties to the gaze of a chosen race alone, as she murmurs her divine and chaste sonnets in their ear.
* Nothing could be more attractive than the central idea of The Love Spinner (METHUEN), which is to tell the war-time adventures of a little old ladythe good fairy of her circlewhose interest in the heart-affairs of her friends wins her this pleasant if slightly sentimental title.
"I'll be bound you will find it yet, sir," responded Jonadab, by no means disconcerted, "leastways unless some two-legged fairies have got it.
" "In English we call that bright little flower Jump-up-and-kiss-me," rejoined Alfred, smiling as he looked down upon the lively little fairy.
It has no more of enchantment to him than the "magic fairy palace" of the ballet has to a scene-shifter.
It happened that amongst the guests was an old lady, notorious for playing in private society the part of a malicious fairy in a minstrel's tale.
I was hinder'd, or I was about doing the same thing in English, for him to put into French, as I prosified Hood's midsummer fairies.