Choice Notes from "Notes and Queries": Folk Lore

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Bell and Daldy, 1859 - Всего страниц: 304
 

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Стр. 127 - My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. My bosom's lord sits lightly in his throne ; And, all this day, an unaccustom'd spirit Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.
Стр. 179 - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away.
Стр. 123 - How oft when men are at the point of death Have they been merry! which their keepers call A lightning before death: O, how may I Call this a lightning?
Стр. 124 - And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Стр. 58 - In hell they'll roast thee like a herrin! In vain thy Kate awaits thy comin! Kate soon will be a woefu
Стр. 89 - One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth— Four on 'em!
Стр. 124 - And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
Стр. 235 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Стр. 211 - With a pudding on Sundays, with stout humming liquor, And remnants of Latin to welcome the vicar...
Стр. 233 - Obion is still the Egyptian name for a serpent.' Moses, in the name of God, forbids the Israelites ever to inquire of the demon Ob, which is translated in our Bible, charmer or wizard, 'divinator aut sorcilegus.

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