They delighted in stories, in old Breton legends; and their favorite sport was to go and ask for them at the cottage-doors, like beggars:
And it seldom happened that they did not have one "given" them; for nearly every old Breton grandame has, at least once in her life, seen the "korrigans" dance by moonlight on the heather.
The door of the sacristy opened in the middle of that bony structure, as is often seen in old Breton churches.
It was not until the twelfth century that these Arthurian traditions, the cherished heritage of the Welsh and their cousins, the Bretons
across the English Channel in France, were suddenly adopted as the property of all Western Europe, so that Arthur became a universal Christian hero.
do not know you; and when they become acquainted with you your cause is won
I have sailed since I was as high as this staff, and I have fought against these Normans and against the Genoese, as well as the Scotch, the Bretons
, the Spanish, and the Moors.
The Normans and the Bretons were very different peoples, as different as the Britons and the English.
Perhaps the songs of the minstrels had kept alive in the hearts of the Bretons a memory of their island home.
poet and president of the Societe de l'Histoire du Costume Georges Toudouze speculated that the death of 250,000 Bretons
in the war had made the donning of festive dress far less seemly, and that the profusion of mail order catalogues and the decline of a local artisanat in the region had turned many Bretons
toward more modern sensibilities in dress; Victor Lhuer, Le Costume Breton
de 1900 jusqu'a nos jours (Paris, 1943), preface by Georges Toudouze (unpaginated text).
We just said 'instead of talking about it, we need to do something about it,'" said Breton
, who at the time was a salesman for Adidas.
owns 6 Water Street in conjunction with partners Stephen Meringoff and Jay Shidler,
andersoni) introduced from Alberta, after the extirpation or near-extirpation of the endemic species, exist in northern Cape Breton