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" These days being generally stormy, our forefathers have endeavoured to account for this circumstance, by pretending that March borrowed them from April, that he might extend his power so much longer." "Those," he adds, "who are much addicted to superstition,... "
The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge ... - Page 413
by George Long - 1839
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An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are ...

John Jamieson - English language - 1818 - 434 pages
...S. Complaynt S. These days being generally stormy, our forefathers have endeavoured to account tor this circumstance, by pretending that March borrowed...that he might extend his power so much longer. Those who are much addicted to superstition will neither borrow nor lend on any of these days ; lest the...
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A Glossary of North Country Words, in Use: From an Original Manuscript, in ...

John Trotter Brockett - English language - 1825 - 243 pages
...ill. Glois. Compl. Seotl. These days being generally stormy, our forefathers, as Dr. Jamieson remarks, have endeavoured to account for this circumstance...April, that he might extend his power so much longer. The superstitious will neither borrow nor lend on any of these days, lest the articles should be employed...
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A glossary of north country words, in use. From an original manuscript, with ...

John Trotter Brockett - 1825
...ill. Glass. Compl. Scotl. These days being generally stormy, our forefathers, as Dr. Jamieson remarks, have endeavoured to account for this circumstance...April, that he might extend his power so much longer. The superstitious will neither borrow nor lend on any of these days, lest the articles should be employed...
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A Glossary of North Country Words, in Use: With Their Etymology, and ...

John Trotter Brockett - English language - 1829 - 343 pages
...snow, The third was the worst that e'er did blow. Northern Popular Rhyme. friend Dr. Jamieson remarks, have endeavoured to account for this circumstance...April, that he might extend his power so much longer. The superstitious will neither borrow nor lend any thing on any of these days, lest the article should...
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THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION: CONTAINING ORIGINAL ...

BARON BROUGHAM & VAUX - 1831
...upon them no fanner will sow his seed. Dr. Jamison in his Dictionary of the Scottish Language, says " These days being generally stormy, our forefathers...will neither borrow nor lend on any of these days. If one should propose to borrow of them they would consider it as an evidence that the person wished to...
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History of Scots affairs, from 1637 to 1641, Volume 2

James Gordon - History - 1841
...vol. ip 105.] 0) [Judges v. 23.] CO [" BORROWING DATS, the three last days of March, Old Stile. Those days being generally stormy, our forefathers have...April, that he might extend his power so much longer." Jamieson.] * Montrose and his armye marched downe Dee syde, and entred Aberdeen, Marche thirtieth....
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History of Scots affairs, from 1637 to 1641, Volume 2

James Gordon - History - 1841
...vol. ip 105.] 0) [Judges v. 23.] CO [" BORROWING DATS, the three last days of March, Old Stile. Those days being generally stormy, our forefathers have...April, that he might extend his power so much longer." Jamieson.] * Montrose and his armye marched downe Dee syde, and entred Aberdeen, Marche thirtieth....
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Publications, Issue 2

Spalding Club, Aberdeen - Scotland - 1841
...ip 105.] (i) [Judges v. 23.] (2) [" BORROWING DATS, the three last days of March, Old Stile. Those days being generally stormy, our forefathers have...April, that he might extend his power so much longer." Jamieson.] * Montrose and his armye marched downe Dee syde, and entred Aberdeen, Marche thirtieth....
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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating the ..., Volume 2

John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis - Christian antiquities - 1841
...our forefathers have endeavoured to account for this circumstance hy pretending that March horrowed them from April, that he might extend his power so...who are much addicted to superstition will neither horrow nor lend on any of these days. If any one should propose to horrow of them, they would consider...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the ..., Volume 20

Percy Society - English literature - 1847
...were ill: The first was frost, The second was snaw; And the third as cauld, As ever't could blaw.* * These days being generally stormy, our forefathers...borrowed them from April, that he might extend his powers so much longer. Those who are addicted to superstition will neither borrow nor lend on any of...
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