Kentucky Superstitions

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Princeton University Press, 1920 - Folklore - 334 pages

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Page 206 - Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace Wednesday's child is loving and giving Thursday's child works hard for...
Page 25 - One, I love, Two, I love, Three, I love, I say, Four, I love with all my heart, And five, I cast away ; Six, he loves, Seven, she loves, Eight, they both love ; Nine, he comes, Ten, he tarries, Eleven, he courts, Twelve, he marries ; Thirteen wishes, Fourteen kisses, All the rest little witches.
Page 95 - And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live : yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
Page 92 - Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger; Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger; Sneeze on Wednesday, sneeze for a letter; Sneeze on Thursday, something better; Sneeze on Friday, sneeze for sorrow; Sneeze on Saturday, your sweetheart tomorrow. Sneeze on Sunday, your safety seek, For the devil will chase you the rest of the week.
Page 273 - Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home; Your house is on fire, your children will burn"?
Page 213 - The fair maid who, the first of May, Goes to the fields at break of day, And washes in dew from the hawthorn-tree, • Will ever after handsome be " ; milk, and whey, as a wash for the complexion of rustic maids.
Page 254 - One white foot, buy him ; Two white feet, try him ; Three white feet, deny him ; Four white feet and a white nose, Strip off his hide and give him to the crows.
Page 282 - ... mice cry loudly at night." Here is one with inter-state jurisdiction : "To kill a toad will cause rain." I can vouch for that absolutely; it was true in Massachusetts as far back as 1888. Nobody ever killed a toad then without at least a shower, within a week or two. Tom Sawyer never knew this one : "If you are troubled by witches, it is a good plan to sleep with a meal sifter over the face. When the witches come to worry you, they are compelled to pass back and forth through every mesh. By this...
Page 216 - A swarm of bees in May, is worth a ton of hay. A swarm of bees in June, is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July, isn't worth a fly.
Page 97 - The stoat — a little devil with all its hair, from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail...

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