|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Up the airy mountain,|
Down the rushy glen,
We darent go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together,
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owls feather!
William AllinghamThe Fairies.
|Do you believe in fairies? If you believe clap your hands.|
Dont let Tinker die.
BarriePeter Pan. (Tinker Bell thought she could get well again if children believed in fairies.)
| When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies.|
| Whenever a child says I dont believe in fairies theres a little fairy somewhere that falls right down dead.|
|Bright Eyes, Light Eyes! Daughter of a Fay!|
I had not been a married wife a twelvemonth and a day,
I had not nursed my little one a month upon my knee,
When down among the blue bell banks rose elfins three times three:
They griped me by the raven hair, I could not cry for fear,
They put a hempen rope around my waist and dragged me here;
They made me sit and give thee suck as mortal mothers can,
Bright Eyes, Light Eyes! strange and weak and wan!
Robert BuchananThe Fairy Foster Mother.
|Then take me on your knee, mother;|
And listen, mother of mine.
A hundred fairies danced last night,
And the harpers they were nine.
Mary HowittThe Fairies of the Caldon Low. St. 5.
| Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.|
Douglas JerroldSpecimens of Jerrolds Wit. Fairy Tales.
| Nicht die Kinder bloss speist man mit Märchen ab.|
It is not children only that one feeds with fairy tales.
LessingNathan der Weise. III. 6.
| * * * Or fairy elves,|
Whose midnight revels by a forest side
Or fountain, some belated peasant sees,
Or dreams he sees, while overhead the Moon
Sits arbitress, and nearer to the Earth
Wheels her pale course; they, on their mirth and dance
Intent, with jocund music charm his ear;
At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. I. L. 781.
|The dances ended, all the fairy train|
For pinks and daisies searchd the flowry plain.
PopeJanuary and May. L. 624.
|This is the fairy-land; O spite of spites!|
We talk with goblins, owls and sprites.
Comedy of Errors. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 191.
|Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,|
You moonshine revellers, and shades of night.
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 41.
|They are fairies; he that speaks to them shall die:|
Ill wink and couch: no man their works must eye.
Merry Wives of Windsor. Act V. Sc. 5. L. 51.
| Set your heart at rest:|
The fairyland buys not the child of me.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act II. Sc. 1. L. 121.
| In silence sad,|
Trip we after nights shade:
We the globe can compass soon.
Swifter than the wandring moon.
Midsummer Nights Dream. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 100.
|O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.|
She is the fairies midwife, and she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate-stone
On the forefinger of an alderman.
Romeo and Juliet. Act I. Sc. 4. L. 54.
|Where the bee sucks, there suck I;|
In a cowslips bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bats back I do fly.
Tempest. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 88. Song.
|Her berth was of the wombe of morning dew|
And her conception of the joyous prime.
SpenserFaerie Queene. Bk. III. Canto VI. St. 3.
|But light as any wind that blows|
So fleetly did she stir,
The flower, she touchd on, dipt and rose,
And turned to look at her.
TennysonThe Talking Oak. St. 33.