The house in which A. W now lives was the scene of fairy visits and officiousness. A man lived there about 100 years since, who was visited constantly by a fairy (or ferrier or ferisher). They used his cottage for their meetings. They cannot abide dirt or slovenliness, so it was kept tidy and clean. They cut and brought faggots for the good man, and filled his oven with nice dry wood every night. They also left a shilling for him under the leg of a chair. And a fairy often came to him and warned him not to tell any one of it, for if he did the shilling, wood, and fairies would never come to him again. Unluckily for him he did tell his good luck, and then his little friends were never seen by him more. The fairy wore yellow satin shoes, was clothed with a green long coat, girt about by a golden belt, and had sandy hair and complexion.
Hollingworth Hist of Stowmarket (1844) 248 [Guderon 36-37]