lso called “people,” “neighbours,” “wights.” The Germans have their kleine volk (little folk), the Swiss their hill people and earth people.
The little folk, So happy and so gay, amuse themselves Sometimes with singing ... Sometimes with dancing, when they jump and spring Like the young skipping kids in the Alp-grass.
In the hinder end of harvest, at All-hallow e'en, When our good neighbours ride, if I read right, Some buckled on beenwand, and some on a been.
Montgomery: Flyting against Polwart.
“I crouchë thee from the elvës, and from wights.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894