On the English nomenclature of the days of the week

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1856
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Seite 17 - They cut a square trench in the ground, leaving the turf in the middle ; on that they make a fire of wood, on which they dress a large caudle of eggs, butter, oatmeal, and milk, and bring, besides the ingredients of the caudle, plenty of beer and whiskey : for each of the company must contribute something.
Seite 17 - This I give to thee, O fox ! spare thou my lambs ; this to thee, O hooded crow ! this to thee, O eagle ! ' When the ceremony is over, they dine on the caudle ; and after the feast is finished, what is left is hid by two persons deputed for that purpose ; but on the next Sunday they reassemble, and finish the reliques of the first entertainment.
Seite 17 - The rites begin with spilling some of the caudle on the ground, by way of libation: on that, every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks and herds, or to some particular animal, the real destroyer of them: each person then turns his face to the fire, breaks off a knob, and flinging it over his shoulders, says, This I give to thee, preserve thou my horses; this to thee, preserve thou my...
Seite 17 - Beltein, a rural sacrifice : they cut a square trench on the ground, leaving the turf in the middle; on that they make a fire of wood, on which they dress a large caudle of eggs, butter, oatmeal and milk; and bring, besides the ingredients of the caudle, plenty of beer and whisky; for each of the company must contribute something.
Seite 2 - We find, from time immemorial, the use of this period among all nations, without any variation in the form of it. The Israelites, Assyrians, Egyptians, Indians, Arabians, and, in a word, all the nations of the East, have in all ages made use of a week, consisting of seven days. We find the same custom among the ancient Romans, Gauls, Britons, Germans, the nations of the North, and of America.
Seite 5 - Idaeis, quos cum Saturno pulsos, et conditores gentis accepimus , seu quod e septem sideribus , quis mortales reguntur, altissimo orbe et praecipua potentia, Stella Saturni feratur; ac pleraque cœlestium vim suam et cursum septimos per numeros conficiant. V. Hi ritus, quoquo modo inducti , antiquitate defenduntur...
Seite 2 - Many vain conjectures have been formed concerning the reasons and motives which determined all mankind to agree in this primitive division of their time. Nothing but tradition concerning the space of time employed in the creation of the world could give rise to this universal immemorial practice.
Seite 1 - THESE, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of THEE. Forth in the pleasing Spring THY beauty walks, THY tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart is joy. Then comes THY glory in the Summer months...
Seite 15 - Cora and beasts shall multiply ; That year is good for lands to till, Kings and Princes shall die by skill; If a child that day born should be It shall happen right well for thee,— Of deeds be shall be good and stable, Wise of speech and reasonable.
Seite 15 - It is God that cures.' He asks nothing for his trouble. It is believed if he did, there would be no cure. He is often sent for out of the country ; and, though he asks nothing, yet the patients, or their friends, make him presents. He is perfectly illiterate, and says he does not know how the cure is...

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