Manx Fairy Tales | Annotated Tale

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Bad Wish, A

MAY the chimney-hook and the pot-hooks       
     Against thee rise in cruel war;     
The ladle, the dishes, and the pot-stick,       
     For the dread attack prepare.

May the pot-stick and the round tables,       
     Cresset, noggin, and hardware store,     
All help to tear, and flay, and skin thee       
     When fell'd beneath them on the floor.

What if the spotted water-bull,       
     And the Glashtan would thee take, for all     
And the Fynoderee of the glen, waddling,       
     To make of thee a bolster against the wall.

The Fairy of the Glen and the Buggane,       
     Finn MacCool and all his company;     
May they gather together about thy bed,       
     And in a straw-rope creel run off with thee.

From an old Manx Ballad.

Bibliographic Information

Tale Title: Bad Wish, A
Tale Author/Editor: Morrison, Sophia
Book Title: Manx Fairy Tales
Book Author/Editor: Morrison, Sophia
Publisher: David Nutt
Publication City: London
Year of Publication: 1911
Country of Origin: Isle of Man
Classification: Ballads

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