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The Celtic folk-tales have been collected while the practice of story-telling is still in full vigour, though there is every sign that its term of life is already numbered.
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Nowhere else is there so large and consistent a body of oral tradition about the national and mythical heroes as amongst the Gaels.

— Joseph Jacobs

Soils and national characters differ, but fairy tales are the same in plot and incidents, if not in treatment.

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Certainly there is abundant evidence of the early transmission by literary means of a considerable number of drolls and folk-tales from India about the time of the Crusaders.

— Joseph Jacobs

The first two crusades brought the flower of European chivalry to Constantinople and restored that spiritual union between Eastern and Western Christendom that had been interrupted by the great schism of the Greek and Roman Churches.

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The successful men of action are not sufficiently self-observant to know exactly on what their success depends.

— Joseph Jacobs

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