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Thread #108077 Message #2245947
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Jan-08 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Reverend Jones (Anne Lister)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Reverend Jones (Anne Lister)
This one needs some explanation. Here are Anne's notes, from Waiting for the Hero:
The Reverend Edmund Jones lived up the hill from us in Pen Tranch, Pontypool, South Wales in the eighteenth century and wrote about the folklore of the area. He was adamant in saying that seeing fairies was no contradiction of his Christian beliefs, as after all God was a spirit and therefore would create more spiritual beings in addition to the material world. He says that the fairies were frequently seen dancing, and were occasionally spotted conducting funerals which presaged a human funeral. Written at Hawkwood College, Stroud in December 2004.