A Poem on Sprites, From 1600

This is a small piece from Hobgoblin & Sweet Puck Fairy Names & Natures by Gillian Edwards

In old wives’ dais, that in old time did live

(To those odd tales much credit men did give)

Great store of goblins, fairies, bugs, night-mares,

Yea, far more sprites did haunt in divers places

Than there be women now weare devils faces.

From More Knaves Yet, 1600

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