A Provincial Glossary: With a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular Superstitions

S. Hooper, no.212, High Holborn, opposite Bloomsbury-Square, 1787 - 75 sider

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Side xxi - A Knight of Cales, A Gentleman of Wales, And a Laird of the North Countree ; A Yeoman of Kent, With his yearly rent. Will buy them out all three...
Side 54 - All hail to the moon, all hail to thee ; I prithee, good moon, reveal to me This night who my husband shall be.
Side xxvi - More saw this aged man, he thought it expedient to hear him say his mind in this matter, for, being so old a man, it was likely that he knew most of any man in that presence and company. So Master More called this old aged man unto him, and said, father...
Side 31 - ... charm, or sorcery, whereby any person shall be killed, destroyed, wasted, consumed, pined, or lamed in his or her body, or any part thereof...
Side x - A gammon of bacon you shall receive, And bear it hence with love and good leave ; For this is our custom...
Side l - Kelvedon for the whore" (p. 23); "Sutton for mutton, Kirby for beef, / South Darne for gingerbread, Dartford for a thief" (p. 32) ;" Gray's Inn for walks, Lincoln's Inn for a wall, / The Inner Temple for a garden, and the Middle for a hall
Side xxv - DEVIL'S DAUGHTER'S PORTION: Deal, Dover, and Harwich, The Devil gave with his daughter in marriage; And, by a codicil to his will, He added Helvoet and the Brill; a saying occasioned by the shameful impositions practised by the inhabitants of those places, on sailors and travellers.
Side 53 - It is also a popular superstition that any unmarried woman fasting on Midsummer eve, and at midnight laying a clean cloth, with bread, cheese, and ale, and sitting down as if going to eat, the street-door being left open, the person whom she is afterwards to marry will come into the room and drink to her by bowing ; and after filling the glass will leave it on the table, and, making another bow, retire...
Side 31 - ... wicked spirit to or for any intent or purpose; or take up any dead man, woman, or child out of his, her, or their grave, or any other place where the dead body resteth, or the skin, bone, or any other part of any dead person...

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