Hood, Thomas - The Fairy's advocate - For these are kindly ministers of nature
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundI think he could see them as a child - like the 'Boy who saw true' [see books].
A description of the experience
Thomas Hood – from the Fairy's advocate
For these are kindly ministers of nature
To soothe all covert hurts and dumb distress
Pretty they be, and very small of stature
For mercy still consorts with littleness.
Wherefore the sum of good is still the less
And mischief grossest in this world of wrong
So do these charitable beings redress
The tenfold ravages of giants strong
To whom great malice and great might belong