Brownie, Brounie, Urisk | They were here and might return |

The Brownie is a personage of small stature, wrinkled visage, covered with short curly brown hair, and wearing a brown mantle and hood.


Its residence is the hollow of the old tree, a ruined castle, or the abode of man, it is attached to particular families, with whom he has been known to reside, even for centuries, threshing the corn, cleaning the house, and doing everything done by its northern and English brethren.


The brownie is, to a certain degree, disinterested; like many great personages, it is shocked at anything approaching to the name of a bribe or douceur, yet, like them, allows his scruples to be overcome if the thing be done in a...




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