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Penguin Classics #0247: A Celtic Miscellany: Translations from the Celtic Literature


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An anthology of prose and poetry from all six Celtic languages and all literary periods up to the 19th century.

Table of Contents

A Celtic Miscellany Preface


(i) Ireland

(ii) Wales

Hero-Tale and Adventure


1. How Cú Chulainn Got His Name

2. Cú Chulainn and the Charioteer

3. The Killing of Edarcomhol

4. Cú Chulainn's Meeting with Findabhair

5. Ceithern's Blood-transfusion and Death

6. Cú Chulainn in the Valley of the Deaf

7. The Story of Deirdre

8. The Death of Conchobhar

9. How Celtchar Killed the "Brown Mouse"

10. How Cobhthach Contrived his Brother's Death

11. The Recognition of Ulysses



12. May-time

13. The Coming of Winter

14. Winter Cold

15. Winter

16. The Four Seasons

17. A Storm at Sea

18. The Hermit's Hut

19. Arran

20. The Hill of Howth

21. Deirdre Remembers a Scottish Glen

22. The Ivied Tree-Top

23. Suibhne the Wild Man in the Forest

24. Suibhne Praises the Garbh

25. To May and January

26. The Birch-wood Bower

27. The Snow

28. The Mist

29. The Stars

30. The Burial of the Poet, Dead for Love

31. The Poet's Arbour in the Birch-wood

32. To a Birch-tree Cut Down, and Set Up in the Llanidloes for a Maypole

33. The Mansion of the Woods

34. To the Sun

35. To the New Moon

36. To the Moon

37. The Mountain Stream

38. Winter and Summer



39. The Dream of Oenghus

40. How Trystan Won Esylt

41. Secret Love

42. The Jealous Husband

43. The Seagull

44. In Defence of Women

45. To Her Hair

46. Reconciliation

47. The Lover's Doubts

48. Do Not Torment Me, Woman

49. The Hidden Love

50. Take Those Lips Away

51. Trust No Man

52. Happy for You, Blind Man!

53. Hate Goes Just as Far as Love

54. The Blackthorn Pin

55. The Indifferent Mistress

56. Parted Lovers

57. The Message of the Eyes

58. She's the White Flower of the Blackberry

59. How Glad Are the Small Birds

60. Young Lad of the Braided Hair

61. At the Fiddlers'

62. He Whose Hand and Eye Are Gentle

63. The Black-haired Lad

64. The Laundress's Sweetheart

65. Mary, My Darling

66. Kate of Garnavilla

67. The Ballad of Marivonnik

68. Fhir a' Bhàta

69. The Slender Lad



70. The Wayside Fountain

71. The Blackbird's Song

72. The Hermit Blackbird

73. The Spring

74. Heather Flowers

75. Mountain Lakes

76. Sliabh gCua

77. Merioneth

78. The Pole Star

79. Night

80. Night and Morning

81. The Wind

82. The Storm

83. Thick Snow

84. The Snowfall

85. Flood-tide

86. Autumn

87. Winter Has Come

88. Women's Tongues

89. Women's Hats

90. The Proud Lady

91. The Twig and the Root

92. Love Gives Wings

93. Her Light Step

94. Like the Birch-tree

95. Lovelier than the Sun

96. Red and White Roses

97. Promiscuity

98. Dream and Reality

99. The End of the Day

100. The Boorish Patron

101. Finn's Generosity

102. Weariness of Body and Weariness of Spirit

103. How Happy Are the Wild Birds

104. Quando Ver Venit Meum?

105. Sorrow

106. Woe Is Me that I Ever Was Born

107. Old Age Comes not Alone

108. Old Age and Death

109. Life's Uncertainty

110. Thoughts of Death

111. Stealthy Death

112. Not Divided in Death

113. On the Tomb

114. The Lover's Grave

115. For a Grave at Trawsfynydd

116. Epitaph on a Little Girl

117. Everyman's Epitaph

118. On Two Shipwrecked Sailors

119. The Praises of God

120. Christ Before Pilate

121. A Vain Pilgrimage

122. The Monk's Mistress

123. On Mael Mhuru the Poet

124. Dinas Bran

125. Imperial Caesar Dead and Turned to Clay

126. The Court of Ifor Hael

"Celtic Magic"


127. The Adventure of Conle

128. The Story of Lludd and Llefelys

129. Ruadh in the Land Under the Wave

130. The Creation of Blodeuwedd

131. The Magic Gaming-board

132. From The Voyage of Mael Dúin

133. The Magic Pigs of Cruachu

134. The Black and White Sheep and the Blazing Tree

135. From The Voyage of the Uí Chorra

136. The Three Werewolves from the Cave of Cruacha

137. How the Fenians Found the Fairy Hill

138. The Air Ship

139. The Burial of the Priest's Concubine

140. Drowned Giantesses



141. Froech in the Dark Pool

142. Froech and the Fairy Women

143. Midhir's Invitation to the Earthly Paradise

144. The Islands of the Earthly Paradise

145. The Arrival at the Earthly Paradise

146. Morning Sun

147. Sunshine Through the Window

148. The Mowers

149. The White Lake of Carra

150. Iubhdhán's Fairy House

151. Uncomfortable Lodgings

152. The Cliff of Alternan

153. Édaín the Fairy

154. Olwen

155. Gruffudd ap Cynan's Wife

156. The Reign of Gruffudd ap Cynan

157. From The Misty Corrie

158. From The Song of Summer

159. You Are Whiter than the Swan

160. At the Battle of Magh Mucraimhe

161. The Battle of Ventry

162. The Monster of Scattery Island

163. St. Brendan's Vision of Hell

164. The Homeward Voyage

165. The Troublesome Gillie

Humour and Satire


166. A Cursed Undutiful Son-in-law

167. Bricriu's Practical Joke

168. Culhwch's Arrival at the Court of King Arthur

169. Some of King Arthur's Wonderful Men

170. "Eating a Mouse Includes Its Tail"

171. The Guest House at the Monastery of Cork

172. The Elders of the End of the World

173. From the Early Welsh Laws

174. The Vanity of Women

175. The Girls of Llanbadarn

176. A Night at an Inn

177. The Magpie's Advice

178. The Poet and the Grey Friar

179. My Purse, Gramercy to You for This!

180. Welsh Harper and English Bagpiper

181. The Letter of O'Neill to Sir John McCoughleyn

182. "Civil Irish" and "Wild Irish"

183. The Student's Life

184. A Smart Young Woman

185. The Midwives and the Father

186. Where Are You Going to, my Pretty Maid?

187. Egan O'Rahilly and the Minister

188. On the Murder of David Gleeson, Bailiff

Bardic Poetry


189. Elegy on Llywelyn ap Gruffudd

190. The Battle of Tal Moelfre

191. The Killing of Hywel ab Owein

192. Maguire and MacDermot

193. The Fertile Lands of Cathal Ó Conchobhair

194. Prosperity in the Time of Tadhg Ó Conchobhair

195. The Praise of Fermanagh

196. The Harp of Cnoc Í Chosgair

197. From the Lament for the Four Macdonalds

198. To the Earl of Argyll before the Battle of Flodden

199. Who Will Buy a Poem?

200. On the Death of William Gould

201. To Arouse the Gael in Support of Prince Charles



202. From the Gododdin

203. From the Elegy on Cynddylan

204. Eimher's Keen over Cú Chulainn

205. The Wild Man of the Woods

206. The Wild Man's Life

207. The Wild Man Comes to the Monastery

208. Deirdre's Farewell to Scotland

209. Elegy on Druim nDen

210. Senility

211. Elegy on Gruffydd ab Addaf ap Dafydd

212. The Vision

213. The Unquiet Grave

214. Ty'n y Coed

215. Longing

216. The Braes of Glen Broom

217. Elegy on the Ruins of Timoleague Abbey

218. Lament for Reilly

219. Elegy for His Daughter Ellen

220. The Death of Màiri

221. The Lament for Art O'Leary



222. St. Columba's Island Heritage

223. The Wish of Manchán of Liath

224. The Hermit

225. St. Brendan and the Harper

226. St. Ide's Wish

227. I Should Like to Have a Great Ale-Feast

228. The Little Boys Who Went to Heaven

229. A Ghost Story

230. The Resurrection of Bresal Son of Diarmaid

231. From The Vision of Adhamhnán

232. The Tree of Life

233. How St. Scoithin Got His Name

234. St. Mael Anfaidh and the Bird's Lament for St. Mo Lua

235. St. Columba's Nettle Broth

236. Mo Chua's Riches

237. Repentance before Death

238. Damnation

239. Christ's Bounties

240. The Murder of Abel

241. St. Meriasek Arrives in Cornwall

242. The Best and Worst Nail in the Ark

243. A Prayer to the Virgin

244. A Charm with Yarrow


Pronouncing Index of Names

Product Details

Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone,
Penguin Books
Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone
Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone
Jackson, Kenneth H.
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Collections and anthologies
Translations into english
Celtic literature
Celtic literature -- Translations into English.
Literature-A to Z
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Rev. ed.
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Paperback / softback
Penguin Classics
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Grade Level:
from 12
7.78x5.22x.89 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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