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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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Festa: Recipes and Recollections of Italian Holidays

Helen Barolini - 2002 - 366 sider
...Groundhog Day in the States, is known as Candlemas Day elsewhere. There is a parallel between the two: If Candlemas Day be fair and bright Winter will have another flight. The groundhog's seeing his shadow in sunlight and going back underground because winter will be prolonged...
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Chasing Spring: An American Journey Through a Changing Season

Bruce Stutz - 2006 - 256 sider
...there's morning sunlight), the prediction is another six weeks of winter. Just so, the folk saying goes: "If Candlemas day be fair and bright, winter will have another flight. If Candlemas day be shower and rain, winter is gone and will not come again." February 10 IO HOURS,...
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Revenge Tragedy and the Drama of Commemoration in Reforming England

Thomas Rist - 2008 - 165 sider
...shine for fear of the pitiful remainder of winter to come."7 These gnomic phrases develop a proverb: 'If Candlemas day be fair and bright, winter will have another flight.' ' '8 However, in view of Flamineo's previous likening of himself to a 'spent taper', 'Candlemas' is...
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American Quarterly Review, Volum 3

Robert Walsh - 1828
...Si sol splendescat Maria purificante Major erit glades post festum quatn fuit ante." And again — " If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have...and rain, Winter is gone and will not come again." Candlemas Day is so called, from having been formerly celebrated with many candles, which, being sprinkled...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volum 8

1851
...as unlucky if the sun shines clear: — •• If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will bare another flight. But if Candlemas day be clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again." Another version runs thus : " Tls an omen bad, The yeomen Bay, If Phoebus shows his face The second...
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Sharpe's London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction, for ..., Volum 1

1846
...same effect is the old prediction — " If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have anotlier flight; But if Candlemas day be clouds and rain Winter is gone, and will not come again." Very similar is the ancient Latin distich — " Si sol splendesc.it Maria purificante, Major erit glacies...
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The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Volumer 15-16

Edward Hungerford Goddard - 1875
...way into English : — " If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; Bat if Candlemas day be clouds and rain, Winter is gone and will not come again." * I must also call attention to the remarkable prejudice against Leap-year, a prejudice as common and...
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Rhode Island: A Guide to the Smallest State

...on a hot stone. Candlemas Day the good housewife's goose lay; Valentine's Day, yours and mine, may. If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight; But if it be dark with clouds and rain, Winter is gone, and will not come again. On Candlemas Day if the thorns...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volum 1

1828
...foul, it presaged a mild and gentle season would ensue. Observe the following old saw to this effect : If Candlemas day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight -, If on Candlemas day it be shower and rain, Winter ia gone and will not come agafn. THE BLESSING...
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The Irish Monthly, Volum 25

1897
...pale blossom of the unripened year.' ' On Candlemas Day itself, the old metrical proverb is given : " If Candlemas Day be fair and bright, Winter will have another flight ; If Candlemas Day be clouds and rain, U inter's gone and will not come again." Or, as in the writer's...
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