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Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

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Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 118,236 / 326 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Category: GR
Downloads: 1,954
Added to site: 2010.10.28
mnybks.net#: 29385
Origin: gutenberg.org
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es, whether the place is not somewhere here at which Boreas is said to have carried off Orithyia from the banks of the Ilissus?

"Socrates. That is the tradition.

"Phædrus. And is this the exact spot? The little stream is delightfully clear and bright; I can fancy that there might be maidens playing near.

"Socrates. I believe the spot is not exactly here, but about a quarter-of-a-mile lower down, where you cross to the temple of Artemis, and I think that there is some sort of an altar of Boreas at the place.

"Phædrus. I do not recollect; but I beseech you to tell me, Socrates, do you believe this tale?

"Socrates. The wise are doubtful, and I should not be singular if, like them, I also doubted. I might have a rational explanation that Orithyia was playing with Pharmacia, when a northern gust carried her over the neighbouring rocks; and this being the manner of her death, she was said to have been carried away by Boreas.

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