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This charming ballad was composed a few years since, by Mr. Wiffen, a member of the Society of
Friends, and was published originally in one of the London Annuals. It is founded on a popular supers ition, and a family tradition. The Musgraves of Eden-Hall in Cumberland, preserve to this day an old drinking glass, enamelled in colours, said to have been seized by one of their ancestors from a company of fairies, who were sporting in a garden. After an ineffectual struggle to recover Lit, the fairies are said to have vanished into thin air, repeating the refrain,
" If that glass do break or fall,
Farewell the luck of Eden-Hall."
It comes in murmurs up the stairs,
A low, a sweet, a mellow voice,And charms away the lady's cares,
And bids the mother's heait rejo.ce.