14Evans-Wentz, W. Y. The Fairy-faith in Celtic Countries. London: H. Frowde, 1911. 416.
As Petrie noted perspicaciously 77 years earlier: "The Antiquities of Ireland have already attracted the attention of several learned men, but the antiquarian knowledge of those persons was confined to literature—they had no general or accurate acquaintance with the ancient remains of our own and other countries. It was therefore but natural that their labors whether guided by a Spirit of rational enquiry, or led on by visionary national predilection, should have almost equally tended to darken rather than elucidate the subjects of their investigation."