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" If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; But if Candlemas Day be clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again. "
Medii Ævi Kalendarium: Or, Dates, Charters, and Customs of the Middle Ages - Side 155
av Robert Thomas Hampson - 1841
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volum 6

1820
...black or be it white ; But if it be white.it'. the better to like." " Februeerdolh cut and shear." " The hind had as lief see his wife on the bier, As that Candlemavday should be pleasant and clear." February makes a bridge, and March breaks it." " March...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volum 12

1848
...of the " Purification of the blessed Virgin." Fine weather then, they say, portends a late spring. " The hind had as lief see his wife on the bier, As that Candlemas-day should be pleasant and clear." This outrageous sentiment is, of course, subordinate to...
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Time's Telescope for ... ; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

1822
...black or be it white; But if it be white, it's the better to like. 5. Februeer doth cut and shear. 6. The hind had as lief see his wife on the bier, As that Candlemas-day should be pleasant and clear. 7. February makes a bridge, and March breaks it. 8. March...
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Researches about Atmospheric Phaenomena

Thomas Forster - 1823 - 448 sider
...they'll come down by the rills. Winter's thunder, and summer's flood, Never boded Englishman good. If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight : If on Candlemas Day it be shower and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again. If St. Paul's...
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The perennial calendar, and companion to the almanack, revised and ed. [or ...

Thomas Ignatius M. Forster - 1824
...metrical proverb, frequently quoted in Poor Robin's, Moore's, and other Almanacks, reminds us : — If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have...and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again. This adage seems, in part, to be a free translation of the prophetic ancient verses quoted yesterday...
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - 1826
...if cloudy and louring, a mild and gentle season ensuing." This agrees with cne of Ray s proverbs : " The hind had as lief see his wife on the bier, As that Candlemas-day should be pleasant and clear." So also Browne, in his " Vulgar Errors," affirms, that...
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The Every Day Book, Or, A Guide to the Year: Describing the Popular ..., Volum 1

William Hone - 1826
...port: " If Candlemaa-day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; But if Candlemas-day 2 The next old saw is nearer the truth than either of the preceding: '• When Candlerms-clay is come...
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The pocket encyclopædia of natural phenomena, compiled principally from the ...

Thomas Furly Forster - 1827 - 80 sider
...proverbs related in the subsequent part of this work. We have all heard from our infancy the adage, " If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight;" and I find by examining journals that this is generally correct. Candlemas eve, being recorded, during...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volum 1

William Hone - 1830
...if cloudy and louring, a mild and gentle season ensuing." This agrees with cne of Ray s proverbs : " The hind had as lief see his wife on the bier, As that Candlemas-day should be pleasant and clear." So also Browne, in his " Vulgar Errors," affirms, that...
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The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the ..., Volum 1

1833
...another of these irrational inferences from the weather of one day to that of a distant period : 1 If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have...and rain, Winter is gone and will not come again.' A few of these notions are still prevalent in remote districts. Mrs. Grant, in her account of the superstitions...
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