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“…so far as the main theme of this essay is concerned, let any one who cares for it see what he can make out for himself not only of the history of Scotland, but of the life and thought of its People, from the speaking stones of Stirling, which…

4 quatrains: good things in life = wine, women, friendship; but only thing to count on is friend

Author's Note: In parts of Brittany it is the belief that on the Eve of All Souls, the Dead are permitted to return to the world; but that, being shapeless and voiceless, they enter into the bodies of the beggars who are called by the people the '…

tale of The Black Castle, Athole hills, in Scotland, during civil war. Earl of Athole loses possession, earldom bestowed upon an alien from the south, Sir Walter Stewart, who abuses the people; “With the New Year came one Uninvited…

Angus Ogue is older than all the gods; he is their soul; he is eternal Spring/Youth/Hope

Ballad of Sir Robert, the Laird of Lag, who captures a hill lad to make him tell where Tam Glen is; he refuses; Robert kills him, to horror of his men; mother comes and cleans body

“King René of Anjou, the laughter-loving Count of Provence, seeking to divert the melancholy of his beloved wife, Jeanne de Laval, turned the old-time-Keltic terror into gay new fetes: the games of the tarasque. These games are still played. The…

Dermot destroys Murchard O’Byrne, King of Tir-Cullen of Ireland, 25 Nov 1133, and 17 other rivals