[From Mona Miscellany second series Manx Soc vol 21]


The custom of filling the water crochs with clean water for
the use of the fairies, before the family would retire to their beds, was strictly complied with by the Manx in former days, which water was never used for any other purpose, but thrown away each morning.

They see that all the water-crochs
Were rightly placed, and brimming full,
That each might have a quenching pull;
But woe be to the sleeping maid
Were crochs not fill’d and duly laid !"


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